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Skip, I like your comebacks the best...quick, witty and to-the-point. Bravo!
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Greg Wilson does an excellent bit in Card Stunts:

"Shuffle the cards - are you sure they're mixed? 100% positive? Good, we'll use these (opens up a second deck of cards)".

Gotta love it.
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I remember a Harry Anderson gag from a TV special years ago. He starts by tossing a new deck into the audience and asking the spectator to shuffle it. He makes sure that they see it is a normal, unprepared deck of cards and tells them to take their time, because "I'm going to use this deck anyway." And he pulls out a jumbo-card packet trick. "...because I don't know any tricks with a normal, unprepared deck of cards".

I suppose it's the same as the Greg Wilson line - if you can spot a heckler early this may be a good way to start your card tricks with the wiseguy's mouth shut.

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On 2006-11-08 09:51, magicgeorge wrote:
Keep a second deck in your pocket.
When they ask throw the other deck on the table and say "No, but you can shuffle these ones if it keeps you happy"



Best, line, ever.

I'm so using this first chance I get. =D
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Last week it happened again..That time I shuffled to the bottom(deck not mine) and B.P. it into tenkai and then into my pocket as I turned to put the deck on the table.

Many solutions where the card could go.

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Always use the bottom card of the deck as a key card i.e place it ontop of the selection. Let the shuffle then cull for the key card as you look thru the deck under guise of "wow you really mixed them up well! U must be a politician"
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When the wiseguy asks to suffle, immediately blurt out 'NO' right when he finishes asking the question. During a show, this can be pretty funny!
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Have two decks set up the same way. Use deck (1) to do the trick, you shuffle it. If and when he ask to shuffle the deck, look surprised and say "no" then say "ok". After he shuffles the deck (1)and give it back to you. Put the deck(1) in your pocket, thank him and tell your audience that " I hope you enjoy that trick." Look at him, he will look puzzled, then say, "OH!, sorry we did not finish the trick, I think I'm getting so forgetful or I think I'm getting alzhuimer's." You then pull deck (2) out of your pocket.
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You could use what Cowboy said about Harry Anderson gag. Just put the deck (1) in your pocket and say "just kidding" and pull deck(2) and go on with the trick.
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"Jeez. I'd hate to perform surgery on that guy. "Can I hold the scalpel?""
and deck switch!
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George I hope you don't see this as having a go because it's not. Your suggestion as a one-off solution I think has merit...but as a...principle...carrying around a second deck on assumption that we're likely to perform an effect in a manner bad enough to have a specky want to shuffle the deck... is a good one?

Sorry guys, I'm not with you on this one.

Such occasions might very well happen but isn't it better to have a more economic way to deal with these hopefully very rare occasions?

This has to match your performing style. For e.g., saying' well at the moment I'm controlling fifteen cards in a binomial repeating mirror stack sequence with a multi variable interlaced fingertip controlled handling...' might be just the thing to lighten the moment, make the specky realize that they've got the wrong attitude to get the most from the ensuing entertainment, change said attitude.

And fully enjoy the rest of the effect for what it is.... or they could of course just think that you're being a ‘snotty tosser’.

The devil's in the detail.... see GB Shaw's quote below.

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Hey, I perform in school many times. I am expected to act snooty.
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My standard responses to this situation.

No. (Why not?) I don't like you. (I offer them to him to cut and do a one handed cut.)
No. (Why not?) It's union rules.
No, most people don't actually know how to shuffle cards. They get bent dropped on the floor etc.
You know, I used to let people shuffle, and one guy did this...I go into triumph.
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On 2006-12-24 15:10, pepka wrote:
You know, I used to let people shuffle, and one guy did this...I go into triumph.


That's a great way to get into Triumph!

The only time when the deck cannot be shuffled for me is either right before I produce four aces, or of course right in the middle of the routine. I have to agree with DannyDoyle that if someone wants to shuffle right in the middle of your routine, you've done something to spark suspicion. I allow spectators to shuffle the cards anytime I can, and in fact usually just the fact that I'm offering is enough proof of "fairness" that most people just say, "No that's okay we trust you."

Also just a simple riffle shuffle or two while you patter is sufficient "proof" that the cards are mixed and all is fair. Don't call attention to it, just do it.
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I like R.S's hamburger flipping insult. Also Pepka has a real goodie. Good posts everyone.

What if you said, "okay, come over here" have them stand just behind you and to the side out of the way. Finish the effect ignoring them and then hand them the deck to shuffle for the next wonder. Play stupid that you misunderstood what they meant when they asked to shuffle the cards. You get what you want- them out of your hair so you can entertain, and they got what they asked for... literally. Ha! LOL!
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*Ahem*

McGuyver....

If you use the bottom card as a key card...even if you cut it so that the chosen card is just under it...if you don't peek it BEFORE they shuffle, you can't possibly count on that key card to keep next to it. So, even using the key card method and spreading to say, "wow, you've really mixed them up, you must be a politician" would be futile...because a key card does not (as far as I'm aware) normally ADHERE to the chosen card during a shuffle...
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I just got a decent idea..

"Can I shuffle"

Magician:" No, get your own job!" (Lol)

It gives you time to peek the card and you're set to goooooooo.

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Brian, if you jump into a triumph effect right before the reveal, the deck will be back in original order anyway (I'm assuming you're using a slip cut), so you're good to finish the reveal.
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If you use a short card as a key card and you have previously shuffled the cards in a bridged fashion, then they are likely to use the same method of shuffling, thus the short card will stay above the chosen card. I've used this in the past and have fooled laymen and devastated magicians as well using this technique. If they overhand shuffle or Hindu shuffle, then there's a possibility they will be separated. Most people shuffle using the bridge style shuffle, especially if they see you using this style of shuffling first. It's a "monkey see monkey do" thing. Enjoy using this one!
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Harris wrote:
Thursday that happened at a gig after my initial card part of a routine.
During the routine the force was with me...I got it back and began to shuffle the cards myself and waited. Luckily the spectator repeated his request. I feigned reluctance and the tension/status changed a few times...then of course I said yes..but as he was shuffling..."then you find it."


Am I the only one who read this as rained flatulence?

That would shut the kid up.
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