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Clay
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To all my magical peers I offer this friendly advice regarding pocket management: Don't put gimmicked coins in same pocket where you normally carry change! My folding qaurter is missing and I suspect I spent it! Woe is me ...



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Clay,



I can vouch for that, I've also had the sorrow of "losing" my coins once I get home only to realize that I did pay for lunch, most expensive lunch I've ever had to pay for considering I had to order the gimmick again once I got home.



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Steve Landavazo
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A friend of mine actually got one in his change...



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Clay
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Steve, think your friend will send it to me?



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Steve Brooks
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Heck no, now I have TWO scotch and sodas.

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Doug Byrd
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I've heard of angry spouses and girlfriends spending these special coins just to tick off their unattentive men. Thus ends the lesson...

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Also, be careful about putting shells in the same pocket as a different but similiar coin b/c sometimes a penny for example could get stuck in a half shell. In such a case, the extraction has to be performed quite carefully.
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If this happens, use a glass (not a bang ring) and gently rattle it loose.

It may take time, but it will eventually come out... right Ichazod? Smile



And whatever you do, do not try and pry it out with a knife or something, you will bend the shell for sure! Smile



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And for heaven's sake remember to take them OUT of your pockets. I still have most of a set of deep-down cleaned, but slightly mangled, Hopping Halves. One shell, however, escaped with the inevitable disappearing sock.
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Yet another reason (as if one was needed) why I use my No-Gimmick Scotch and Soda.

(The vanishing shell syndrome?)

If anyone is interested, e-mail me privately and I'll send you the routine.

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Peter Marucci

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You know one of these days I'm going to take my dryer apart and find out exactly where all my socks, magic items, rings, money, and hats went when they entered the dryer only to be reported Missing In Action by the other clothes.



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My ex-wife spent my Scotch and Soda on a pack of cigarettes!!

Did I mention she is my EX-wife?!!!



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If you are wearing jeans just keep the coins in the key pocket. The pocket on the right hand side above the regular pocket.

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Smile I actually dropped one in with the other change at a toll booth in N.J.

...The Police stopped me 2 miles down the pike to ask me why I threw "Counterfeit money in the machine" ...I explained to them what it was and they laughed and returned it to me... Your right ..keep the gimmicks seperate from the rest
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While I briefly worked at Wal-mart one summer I recieved a folding coin from a shopper. (I didn't find out until I ended my shift, so I couldn't return it) That's the point to which I can trace my interest back to coin magic and coin gimicks.
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Why won't this machine take my money???



oooooo Smile It's my coin it's unique?



Phew that was close!



Only to spend it 10 minutes later!



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Quote:

On 2001-12-30 20:29, piccard wrote:

I actually dropped one in with the other change at a toll booth in N.J. ...The Police stopped me 2 miles down the pike to ask me why I threw "Counterfeit money in the machine"...





Wow, you mean they actually checked? I'm from NJ and I didn't think they'd bother!



Lewis Ganson in Art of Close up talks about prop management and suggests the use of interesting cases and boxes to present your close up magic from. I guess this topic brings up another good reason for this!



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Well, let me tell you! I'm no stranger to lost items!

I used to carry my perfect pen in the sleeve of my bomber jacket (this was our crew jacket with the logo of my show on the back etc.)



Well, anyway my special effects technician put my jacket on by mistake instead of his own to go out for a smoke at a hotel we were performing at; he lent someone my perfect pen to write down some directions. Anyway, you know where this is going!



Yea, that's right! He forgot to get it back, and what's worse is that because I only show the crew the secret and set up of the big illusions, or only the illusions that they need to know for the show.



He couldn't figure out why I was so mad because everytime he saw me perform the trick he was led to believe it truly was an ordinary pen.



So some guy out there has got my pen and has no idea what it is or how to use it. IF he discovers the secret he will probably think he just broke the pen and throw it away!
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Peter's story reminds me...

I was at a hotel and my key card stopped working. A few hours after I had it replaced at the desk, the new one went south as . I was getting quite annoyed when...

Ummmmm

Guess what pen was in my shirt pocket, where I'd been keeping the key car?

Suddenly, I realized why my ATM card had gone bad a couple weeks before.
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A similar thing happened to me when I placed several magnetised coins in my wallet for 'safe keeping' resulting in the loss of my Credit card and Hotel key card.
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