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Another vote for "Beswitched"
Judge:How do you plead?
<BR>Defendant:I plead insanity.
<BR>Judge:Insanity?
<BR>Defendant:Yep. I'm just crazy about that stuff!
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Atomic Bills. I carry and use this everyday.
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the saddest are, "It might have been"

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Atomic Bills. I use this almost everyday!
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

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I've been caught out a few times with effects that say you can use any currency which means either finding a reason for using bills from another country and weakening the effect or not bothering.
an example being ghost bills great effect but so obvious when using british bills due to the size, so as great as atomic bills may sound with us currency I think I'll pass this time around.
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What is Atomic Bills??? Is this in a book, DVD, sold as 1 effect??

Just what is the effect??
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Salby,
The "Atomic Bills" can be performed with borrowed bills. You can read more about it here: http://www.johntsheets.com, on the Magicians page. I hope this helps.
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I just read the summary for ATOMIC BILLS... Very interesting. But if I am happy with the $5 to $1 transpo using the gimmicked $1, isn't there any gimmick for ATOMIC BILLS. Christopher Kavanagh states above that he "carries it" everyday, inferring that there is some special something (gimmick) involved. Should I stick to the version I have been using all these years, or spend $30 and try another version?? I am happy with the version I use, but I cannot borrow BOTH bills-- I like that idea though. What's your suggestions??
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Yes, there is a special secret-something. It is small, flat, & can be carried in your wallet. Using this, you CAN borrow two bills, a one dollar bill & any other denomination bill, & perform the effect. You start & end clean. I hope this helps.
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On 2007-05-09 12:50, Allan wrote:
ANOTHER GREAT VERSION IS MY MIKE BORNSTEIN.


Can you tell us more about it? Thanks.

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Mike Bornstein was a great guy & always put a twist & improvement on everything. You start off by holding one bill in each hand. you slowly show both sides of each bill. You then put them down & show empty hands. You then show each bill again on both sides & one at time you fold them up into with four folds. both are place together & place in the spec's hand. You show your hands empty & you remove the $1 & place it in your own empty hand. You then touch your hand to theirs & you each open your hands & they see that the bill have changed places. Each bill is then opened up flat & shown on both sides. Nothing to add & nothing to take away.
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There is a similiar effect of Mike Bornstein's version on page 232 of the SWITCH book written by John Lovick. This particular effect in this book is entitled THINGS CHANGE.

Mike Bornstein's gimmicked $5 bill is basically the same gimmick used in THINGS CHANGE with the exception of where the piece is glued to on the $5 bill. Mike glues it in the 2nd eighth of the $5 bill from the left while still on the upper half of the $5 bill. Mike's handling allows the magician to cover this gimmick with his thumb and thus allowing him to show all 4 corners cleanly to have the number "5" show on both sides. It is a very clever placement of the piece to the $5 bill.

In my opinion, Mike Bornstein really was the one to resurrect paper bill money from the older days. His clever gimmicks made miracles. I can only wonder if he was alive today, what new effects he would have come up with the newer U.S. Paper Bills or using newer techniques like Daniel Garcia's FRAUD to his own effects.
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Wow, I agree that Bornstein's version is really clever.

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Allan,

Do you have a specific source for the Bornstein version? TIA

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Here is the entire contents of Mike Bornstein's Encyclopedia of Paper Money Magic:


http://magicref.tripod.com/books/bornsteinencyclopedia.htm


Unfortunately, it is Out Of Print for at least 5 years.
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I have worn out Atomic Bills a couple of times from doing it so much... around 50 times a week, even if I'm not performing... This and Quantum Bender 2.0 I never leave home without. Seriously. All the ad stuff is exactly accurate... and yep, you can borrow and return the bills and even have them signed. Sure there's a gimmick... but there is just no heat on it as it comes and goes during the routine.

In the interest of full disclosure (some idiots in DC should think on that concept for a while!) I am the writer for all John's products... but he's a tightwad, so I don't get anything for these endorsements! Nah... it's easy because his stuff if made for serious workers working serious gigs.

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Roger Klause has a great transpo.
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John showed me his atomic bills and it really is the best. It could not have been cleaner in terms of method and effect ( the 2 bills are completely examinable before and after)...I knew exactly how the effect worked and I still couldn't see him do anything out of the ordinary. For a second I thought he wasn't even using the gimmick.
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Where can I view a demo of ATOMIC BILLS???
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There isn't a demo of atomic bills.
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Anyone who has it and performs it well wanna put a demo somewhere then??
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