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Topic: Complete idiot
Message: Posted by: HMAC (May 27, 2009 11:30PM)
I just wanted to let the magic community know that I am a complete idiot.
I spent my folding coin.
Shame on me.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (May 28, 2009 12:13AM)
Be careful with your dime-and-penny set...
Message: Posted by: B Hackler (May 28, 2009 12:17AM)
I always carry my coins in a purse so I don't spend them. the people at the bank will have a hard time running the folding coin thru the coin counting machine. (LOL)
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (May 28, 2009 07:15AM)
It happens ............
Message: Posted by: nattefrost (May 28, 2009 07:53AM)
Do those coins work if you put it in a soda machine, video game, pay phone or anything like that?
Message: Posted by: Father Photius (May 28, 2009 09:15AM)
Yes, far too often they do. Most of us have been down that road at one time or another.
Message: Posted by: Erdnase27 (May 28, 2009 10:12AM)
I have been there with my bite coin :D
Message: Posted by: Gweedo (May 28, 2009 11:19AM)
Bummer!
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (May 28, 2009 01:46PM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-28 00:30, HMAC wrote:
I just wanted to let the magic community know that I am a complete idiot.
I spent my folding coin.
Shame on me.
[/quote]

I wonder how the person who received your coin felt when he finds out that he has been conned with a broken coin that only use a rubber band to hold it together. LOL!
Message: Posted by: nattefrost (May 28, 2009 08:25PM)
I wonder if whoever finds it realizes that it's a magic trick.....or thinks it's something different.....
Message: Posted by: jjduck (May 29, 2009 06:30AM)
Been there done that with my shimmed quarter. :mad: I hate it when that happens...:goof:
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (May 29, 2009 06:59AM)
It's never happened to me...I carry my gaffed coins in coin wallets and put them back when finished...

Cardamagically,
Dom.
:) ;)
Message: Posted by: HMAC (May 29, 2009 07:38AM)
Yes, I should be more careful. I usually keep them in a special bag too. But I needed to ditch it somewhere during a trick. And I forgot about it afterward.

At least, it looks like I am not alone.
And I am sure there is either a puzzled layman or a happy magician somewhere.
Message: Posted by: Wes65 (May 29, 2009 10:10AM)
This topic should make you feel better.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=101447&forum=202
Message: Posted by: magicbjl1970 (May 29, 2009 10:47AM)
Apparently it happens to the best of them. You're in good company :).
Message: Posted by: Brad Burt (May 29, 2009 03:16PM)
A great many years ago when Jimmy Ravel was in charge of the now, sadly, gone Magic Shop in the Knott's Berry Farm someone lifted (stole) a whole batch of Johnson Products trick coins. Like thousands and thousands of dollars worth.

Not having an appreciation of what they actually had, probably kids, they spent the darn things at face value all over the park!!!!

Jim and the other magicians on staff spent hours going through the change in the accounting office at the end of the day looking for the stolen coins and actually found a great many of them! Imagine .... this was the day when the halves, dollar, and quarters were actually still.....90% Silver!

All best,
Message: Posted by: jjduck (May 29, 2009 03:50PM)
There are 2 kinds of magicians. The ones that have spent a gaffed coin and the ones that are going to spend a gaffed coin.:rotf:
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (May 29, 2009 03:56PM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-29 16:50, jjduck wrote:
There are 2 kinds of magicians. The ones that have spent a gaffed coin and the ones that are going to spend a gaffed coin.:rotf:
[/quote]

I would like to add 3 more to what jjduck started ... just to add humor to this thread

1) The ones that have spent a gaffed coin
2) The ones that are going to spend a gaff coin
3) The ones that will never spend their gaff coins
4) The ones that do not believe in buying gaff coins
5) The ones that do not know what a gaff coin is

:rotf:
Message: Posted by: Sammy J. (May 29, 2009 06:34PM)
I always wondered what I did with that "Scotch and Soda" half that disappeared thirty years ago!
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (May 30, 2009 08:47AM)
Try having your significant other use your just purchased center tear newspapers to start the fire...
Message: Posted by: jjduck (May 30, 2009 11:14AM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-30 09:47, mandarin wrote:
Try having your significant other use your just purchased center tear newspapers to start the fire...
[/quote]Aaaarrrgh!!!! :wow:
Message: Posted by: Wes65 (May 30, 2009 12:40PM)
So there is a down side to magic with ordinary (looking) objects?
Message: Posted by: cyberdog (May 30, 2009 03:41PM)
I never thaught it could happen. now I will be extra carefull
Message: Posted by: HMAC (May 30, 2009 07:36PM)
[quote]
On 2009-05-30 13:40, Wes65 wrote:
So there is a down side to magic with ordinary (looking) objects?
[/quote]

maybe...

I am going to check in the recycling bin to make sure my vanishing bottles are not there...
Message: Posted by: Brad Burt (Jun 2, 2009 04:47PM)
Actually I think it should go thus:

There are those who have spent a gaff coin.

There are those who are going to spend one.

There are those who lie about it.

Redacted from an old 20th Century proverb.....
Message: Posted by: cmdash24 (Jun 2, 2009 04:54PM)
[quote]
On 2009-06-02 17:47, Brad Burt wrote:
Actually I think it should go thus:

There are those who have spent a gaff coin.

There are those who are going to spend one.

There are those who lie about it.

Redacted from an old 20th Century proverb.....
[/quote]

I'm neither of those three. Oh wait... I guess that makes me number three.
Message: Posted by: funsway (Jun 9, 2009 05:31PM)
My mother, looking for some loose change before heading to the store (way back when), picked up one of my gaffed half dollars. When she got to the store she couldn't find it! Chagrinned, she fessed up upon returning home, sorry for losing the coin with such obvious magic ability. I reached in her purse and brought it out. It was a hooked coin caught on the lining.
Message: Posted by: selphie_trabia (Jun 9, 2009 09:03PM)
Word. I've never done coin tricks before, but I'm sure to keep the advice of keeping it seperate from other coins in my head.

I would not like to see expensive props disappearing.
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Jun 9, 2009 09:32PM)
It's when you try to put a dove in a soda machine that you really feel embarrassed.

*jeep!
--Grandpa Chet
Message: Posted by: Ronald72 (Jun 10, 2009 01:56AM)
At least you spend it. In my kids show some children like to "keep" for example the white tops from vanishing wand. ;-) bummer