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Stephen Williams
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Hi,
I was thinking about doing an appearing 8' pole from a first aid box with my partner in magic. First I say I have a bad splintner, and I go to get the first aid box. Then I pull out the splinter with some teazers. I say "What a big splinter" and pull out the pole! I think it should get a laugh.
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That's a good routine with the pole, but those tricks are as dangerous as a hissing cobra. Due to its springyocity those tricks can malfunction quite easy. I have the broom trick, same principle and have been bitten more than once.

Your idea is brilliant and would definitely make me laugh. Do you have something you could do to lead up to that as a finale. Do you have any wood tricks that you can trasition to the sliver trick?

Ideas:
Being such a big sliver, maybe as you pull the very end of sliver out, you could have a prop bone connected to the end...indicating that was a HUGE sliver.

After you pull it out, tell the audience it wasnt no ordinary sliver, it was a Pirate sliver.."huh?" they all ask...."yes, it's a Long John SLIVER.....har har har!

Adult or Childern audience? If adult, there always room for some fake blood. your assistant could pull out a BIG bottle of anticeptic and a BIG cotton swab and a big needle and thread to sew the gaping hole up....too graphic?

***far as a kids show...it would be wise NOT use any of my demented humor.

If adult crowd, why not have that sliver on a butt cheek. That would make some good funny and I bet the crowd would be roaring seeing your assistant trying to help you out. Cover the gimmick with a towel as if he is operating on you. Pull the sliver out slowly and painfully..hey, what are friends for?

Lines:
-" I feel like a shish-kabob"

-"Pinochio never had this problem"

-" If theres an olive on the end of this, I going to quit drinking"

-(bent over using the butt cheek sliver) "This reminds me of my prison days"

-" I got dibs if theres a stripper on the end of this pole"

-"don't be suprised if a fireman comes sliding down this pole, I had 5 alarm chili last night."

I hope some of this helped, I do tend to extreme my tricks
when I can and I hope this helped you.
By all means use whatever I gave you here.
Your trick, your idea, just friends here in Magic Café to make it better.

Good Luck and let us know how it went.

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On 2005-06-21 13:21, Sonny Vegas wrote:
That's a good routine with the pole, but those tricks are as dangerous as a hissing cobra. Due to its springyocity those tricks can malfunction quite easy. I have the broom trick, same principle and have been bitten more than once.



Sonny - I got a good laugh just out of 'springyocity'! Those were some good lines at the end of your post too.
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Thanks Tony Smile
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Dangerous, huh?
Now I'm trying to remember if Steve Martin did it in his Flydini act...
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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Wanna talk dangerous? I open my adult comedy club act by pulling an 8' pole from my pants (And now for somethng truly amazing!...The Bill Clinton version of Pinnochio...I wanted to be state trooper, but was told the pole up my *** was too short...yes, ladies, I am available for private parties...). I designed a stiff canvas holder for the pole that holds the assembly between the legs. Works like a charm 90% of the time. Occasionally, however, the pole will get stuck...which leaves me pulling and cursin' till it comes loose and continues to pull free...everyone sees it as part of the act, so it all works out. I'm still waiting for the day that my focus wanders for a second and the bugger snaps down on the boys. <squeak!>

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"Dangerous, huh?
Now I'm trying to remember if Steve Martin did it in his Flydini act... "

Patrick, I don't believe he did, but if he had the option there would be nothing stopping him.
Lets just say if an elephant could shrink down to a small enough size.....it would be in his fly Smile Smile Smile
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ROTFLMFAO

Skip...NEVER let your focus wander. Natural selection still works! You don't have to die to win the Darwin Award!

StillLMFAO.

God-glorified...My money is on your proposition.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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The funniest bit with the pole was seen on men with hats video that is circulating in many peoples emails.

I get a lot of "funny emails".

This one was worth seeing more than once.

A magical friend agreed to sell me one of his appearing "pole" cigarettes.



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Thanks for your replies!
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I've seen a pole colored like a cigarette come out of one of those large Marlboro cigarette boxes....very funny...... one could comment .... "I'm down to only one cigarette a day.
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I don't know if this might be of any use but I made a holder for my 8' pole that made it unroll sure fire every time. The best discription is like a toilet roll holder as in a you shaped piece of wire with a piece of tube on it which would spin on the wire as the pole unrolled. The wire was attatched to the bottom of my case and I simply rolled the pole around it in reverse to put it on the holder. By putting a piece of sponge next to it, it would stay in place till I needed it. I even thought up a cone type device that would allow you to put the pole back in the bag but I never actually made it.
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I just pull mine out of a bag that a bottle of Crown Royal came in, toss the staff off stage with the off hand comment, "Put that out in Staff Parking, will you?"

Given that I usually do it at medieval-themed events, it usually goes over well. Of course, it can be followed up with the Daffy Duck line from the Robin Hood take off "It's really a buck-and-a-quarter staff, but I'm not telling HIM that!"

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