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cstreet_1986
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I don't know why I have just come up with this, but I did, and you have probably all thought of it before, but I thought perhaps I could inspire people to come up with better ideas for gimmicks, etc. made from useless materials out and about.

Anyhow, let me get to the point. I have just thought that if you have forgotten your cups and balls then go to a coffee takeaway show and pick up three cups (obviously) and four paper napkins (for balls). Perhaps it's worth a try if you ever forget them (if that's possible)

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Remember the old 5 pack of chewing gum? Squish the empty foil pack around your thumb for an improvised thumb tip. A few rubber bands and you have a pull.
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Cstreet,

About a year or two ago I wrote an entire thread on my ability to do an entire 30 minute act from a garbage can.

Cups and balls (as you described), vanishing beer bottle in a paper bag, cut and restored rope, paper balls over the head, and some other stuff.

I even did a few shows this way with found or borrowed props just to prove the point to myself.

This is the beauty of this kind of magic. It becomes more about you and your abilities than it does the props.

Economy, portability, availability, ease of use, etc...

It is good that you are thinking of stuff like this.

Good on ya'.

Best,

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Years ago, a magician from central Illinois, by the name of Ralph Sabetti, gave a lecture called, "THE FIVE DOLLAR MAGIC SHOW". The premise was parallel to this thread... he showed you how you could come up with a solid, entertaining show for about $5.00 worth of quick pick-me-ups. Of course today the price would probably double for the same items, but I've never forgotten the lesson it taught.
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I was self-taught from books found in the school library ... it wasn't until my mid-twenties that I even walked into a magic shop. My first set of cups-n-balls were styrofoam.
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Oddly enough, I've never set foot in a magic store either (I'm 18)

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On 2004-12-17 20:57, Danny Hustle wrote:
Cstreet,

About a year or two ago I wrote an entire thread on my ability to do an entire 30 minute act from a garbage can.


Wow...talk about a set-up!! But for once I'm gonna do the smart thing & zip it, rather than coming up with some cheap bit of mockerey!

Anyhoo, There's this one DVD whose name escapes me, but it's basicly an entire 20 show using nothing but a TT, and there's a ring with a built-in PK, which could turn those coffe cups into chop cups!
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On 2004-12-17 20:57, Danny Hustle wrote:
Cstreet,

About a year or two ago I wrote an entire thread on my ability to do an entire 30 minute act from a garbage can.

Cups and balls (as you described), vanishing beer bottle in a paper bag, cut and restored rope, paper balls over the head, and some other stuff.

I even did a few shows this way with found or borrowed props just to prove the point to myself.

This is the beauty of this kind of magic. It becomes more about you and your abilities than it does the props.

Economy, portability, availability, ease of use, etc...

It is good that you are thinking of stuff like this.

Good on ya'.

Best,

Dan-




A good example of the phrase "knowledge is power."
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On 2004-12-18 09:50, Jim Wilder wrote:

A good example of the phrase "knowledge is power."


Nothing but net, Jim! You hit the target!
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