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This piece will work best in small forums such as a parlour setting or cabaret....heck your living room is the best.

I agree Amade3us that whiskey is maybe better, but how many people have you ever met that have never swished mouthwash versus the number of people that have never swished whiskey.....(not too many can stand to do shots of that anyhow)? Mouthwash (to most) has a plesant and quite noticeable odor.....whiskey on the other hand can be quite the opposite and even very repulsive to some. Try performing this piece on someone that has never drank whiskey before or does not like it and I guarantee you WILL NOT achieve the desired effect. If anything you might just give up the method and walk away very embarassed. I'm not bagging here just suggesting you not stray away from what is given. Morgan has 10 years of toying around with this effect and it's this kind of time perfected and honed presentation skills that he has put on paper to share. Remember sometimes it take a lot of time to get out all of the kinks for a solid performance piece and this is one of them.

I personally like the idea of mouthwash for obvious methodology reasons but more so because a lot of effects with liquid seem to involve either milk, juice or alcohol. Tell me one effect where mouthwash is used........let alone one where the water changes to mouthwash while in the specs mouth. I mean if it were something else like a juice or whiskey some would say hey that was pretty clever but when they spit out mouthwash....well, again mouthwash triggers psychological responses with everyone because again just about all have tried mouthwash and are very aware of it's distinctiveness. I think the funnest thing about the effect is it's totally unexpected as it just happens. I'm glad I have this!
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I picked this up mainly on impulse after reading Sean's review. I read through the entire PDF twice now. Like Sean I fried myself when I just did a quick test to see if it really worked. The method is really ingenious and almost impossible to believe at first glance, until you try it.

I haven't had the itch to try an effect on someone else this bad since I picked up Fraud by DG. I picked up some Calamine lotion to subdue the itch until I have really put in the time to get this presentation down properly. I honestly believe this effect will knock someone out of their chair in astonishment IF you put the time in to work out the performance and presentation. I almost wish this was limited to only 250 people....

--Jim
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Maybe we could ask Morgan to change his mind on releasing the pdf to all after the 250 printed copies are sold???? Just a thought. :0)
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Brian, I do see your point very clearly. The performance that Morgan highlights does, in fact, work much better with mouthwash. I was more so just trying to get the idea out for people that purchased this trick to give it a try with whiskey, as I feel the illusion is greater. Obviously, you cannot take the same routine included in the PDF and just substitute whiskey in, but I'm currently reworking the entire script to be used with whiskey. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the effect originally highlighted as being water to whiskey, and only recently changed to the water to mouthwash? I had assumed the reasons he changed the effect to mouthwash was more for a liability issue, as opposed to the mouthwash actually being a greater effect. There's a very good chance that my assumption is incorrect, but I still included it just so you know where I was coming from.

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Can you do water to wine? Seems to be the obvious change. There's a reason for doing it.
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On 2007-03-02 10:36, Platt wrote:
Can you do water to wine? Seems to be the obvious change. There's a reason for doing it.


Good question, I'm curious also.
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How long did you have to wait to get the PDF file? I orderd mine two days ago and I still have not received it. I have two bottles of listerine just itching to be used.

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On 2007-03-02 12:07, magicinsight wrote:
How long did you have to wait to get the PDF file? I orderd mine two days ago and I still have not received it. I have two bottles of listerine just itching to be used.

Michael


About 5 minutes after I placed my order I had the PDF. I think Morgan stepped away for some coffee during the chaos yesterday otherwise I think I might have had it in 2 minutes =).

Have you tried e-mail him at morgan@morganstrebler.com to ask if your order somehow was misplaced?

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Jim,

I just sent him an email. I hope he responds soon.

Thank you very much.

Michael
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Jim,

I sent Mr. Strebler an email and he sent me a reply within minutes. He informed me that he tried to send me the PDF fiel but it would not go through so I gave him another email address. I appreciate his prompt reponse and courtesy.

Best regards,

Michael
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I just received the PDF file from Morgan and it is a great effect. It is a terrifc effect expecially if you play it up, as recommended, as a power of suggestion effect. It is simple but seemingly very effective. I will try it out on myself and my wife later. Highly recommended.

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I like the idea of whiskey, wine or some other thing for the fact that I don't like my adience spitting things.

Platt stop thinking like me. Or was it me thinking like you. I was also thinking about water to wine. Wine is something everyone has tasted some time or another.

Is it possible with wine?
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Ivan
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Something to keep in mind on the e-mails from Morgan. The first few e-mails from him went into my spam folder on Gmail. I would keep an eye on any spam/junk folders and mark those e-mails as not spam if you find them there.

Cheers,

--Jim
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Hey Jeff- glad to see youa re back!

I too bought a copy based on SF's review - since he is also a Winnipegonean - and yep, it is a gem! A great concept that one can play with - just looking at this thread someone already came up with the whisky angle I was thinking of (and also a logical patter change for a wish-drink effect)...

Although not walk-around... if a little imagination you could do it...

In any case, bravo to MS for taking a small fact of the human mind process and creating an alchemical delight.

(Yes, alchemical!!!!)

High recommendation!

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Spek:

Every one keeps saying I'm back...

;)

Maybe counting chickens.

At any rate --

morgan is great. He has worked hard and long on this effect -- and now we/he/us have something worthwhile to show for it.

:)
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I’d like to thank all of you for your kind words about Taste Conditions. I’m very flattered!! I genuinely hope all of you have as much fun performing this routine as I have had over the years.

Thanks,

Morgan
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This thread is making it hard for me to hold off. I do not currently have my own stage show, I just perform for friends at parties, etc. So I'm a bit worried that this will not be practical for me.

But after hearing what Morgan has put in the PDF/Manuscript about its own restrictions and altogether no BS way of putting together his piece, I just may buy it out of respect for him!

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Didn't Angel do this on one of his tv episodes? (Water to beer) ..
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Joseph, if memory serves correctly, I think he changed the water to beer inside a glass with a coaster over the top, and then had the girl taste the beer to show it was real...

=]
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The easiest way to know about some of the different changes is to try it. This is really hot and wished I had thought about it.
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