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Nice. Smile
QED
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How'd you do that?
I could tell you, but then I'd have to turn you into a toad.
works great on the kids...

How'd you do that?
You don't REALLY want to know, do you?

How'd you do that?
Quite well...

How'd you do that?
Magic...

How'd you do that?
Eye of newt and hair of dog... and a pinch of cumin...

How'd you do that?
I won't tell you how I did that, but I'll tell you the biggest secret in all of magic... would you like to know it?
Sure...
(whispered)Whatever magic secret you want to know, it's in a book somewhere...
All you have to do is find the book...

that way, if they have a true interest in magic, they will make the effort to seek it out... if not, they don't deserve to know...
David Quidas
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I'm here to tell ya, and I don't mind tellin' ya, but I ain't sayin' nothin', if ya know what I'm sayin'...
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I really don't get that really? Smile
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Hi Ed. Noticed your post and just had to reply.

When anyone, and I do mean anyone ask me to reveal an effect I use this reply 100% of the time. A good magician never reveals his or her secrets, the key word being good. If they persist I repeat...a good magician never reveals his or her secrets. Then I ask them...if I showed you how it was done what kind of magician would I be?

By this time anyone with an IQ 4 above a napkin has gotten my drift. Be polite but firm. Rachel. Smile
I'd much rather regret something I've done than something I was too afraid to do. Have a great day. Rachel.
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On 2008-05-01 15:20, QED wrote:
How'd you do that?
I could tell you, but then I'd have to turn you into a toad.
works great on the kids...

How'd you do that?
Eye of newt and hair of dog... and a pinch of cumin...

How'd you do that?
I won't tell you how I did that, but I'll tell you the biggest secret in all of magic... would you like to know it?
Sure...
(whispered)Whatever magic secret you want to know, it's in a book somewhere...
All you have to do is find the book...

that way, if they have a true interest in magic, they will make the effort to seek it out... if not, they don't deserve to know...


Hey Q.. good to see you here. I like these the best.

-Shoop
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How is it done? C'mon.... Tell

(1) I do it better than most.
(2) I was hoping you could tell me. I amaze myself sometimes.
(3) My Grandmother was a witch.
(4) Give me your credit card number and expiration date and I will be happy to tell you.
(5) I'll trade the secret for the keys to your car.
(6) I'll trade you the secret for the deed to your house.
(7) You mean you don't do it that way? I thought everyone did.
(8) I won a trip to the Willy Wonka Candy Factory.
(9) I was born in Fantasy Land at Disney World.
(10) "Tinkerbell" is my Fairy Godmother.
(11) I found the secret in a box of Cracker Jacks.
(12) I Googled it.
(13) I would tell you but the last time I told someone they disappeared.
(14) Ask your Mother. Mother's know everything.
(15) Ask your Dad. If he doesn't know, I am sure he will make something up.
(16) I can't. The last time I told a boy your age he quit growing.
(17) Before I tell you, you must spend 10 years in a Tibetan Monastery.
(18) The secret to how this is done will never pass my lips, unless you give me a #100.00 cash right now.
(19) I saw it on Youtube.
(20) I was raised by Gypsies.
(21) My father was a Warlock.
(22) When I win the lottery I will tell you.(Now what's the odds on that happening?)
(23) Follow the rainbow and when you find the pot of gold I will tell you the secret.
(24) I signed a contract with the devil.
(25) Pause, pull out you cell phone, say "excuse me it's my wife". Speak into the phone saying "yes dear".."no dear", "yes dear".."yes I love you". "ok", "bye honey". Close the phone and say "sorry, my wife say's I can't tell you".

Take your choice. This is just an example of various ways to can avoid exposing your magic.
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If I told you, then I couldn't feel special that I can and you can't.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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How'd you do that?
1. Im a genetic freak.
2. Through years of tedious practice and self-denial
3. Camera Tricks ( only if your showing in live )
4. Pure luck.

hope these helped =D
Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.
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I will tell you, but first you must bring me a shrubbery.
Life is too important to take seriously.

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Kex
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Great response Manal... gotta respect the MP reference!

As a matter of fact... I may start using that.
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What!! you don't know how that's done. I guess you weren't suppose to know.
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If it's not a gimmick than you can hand it to them and say " here do you want to try. Hopefully the batteries still work."
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On 2008-06-15 11:39, Kex wrote:
Great response Manal... gotta respect the MP reference!

As a matter of fact... I may start using that.


Unless they are 40 something they may look at you as if you are nuts Smile
Life is too important to take seriously.

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I like to lead them on.Ask them if they really want to know I will tell them.I then whisper in there ear "its magic".


I am Roger the Shrubber (only 39 though).
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So it's good for the parents! All my friends kids have been educate in MP anyway. Trips to Scottish castles etc are a staple of some holidays. And we regularly watch MP any-time I'm back in the UK.

Another MP reference that works is "Neigh! Neigh!"
Have wand will travel! Performing children's magic in the UK for Winter 2014 and Spring 2015.
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I'll have to dig out the spare set of coconut shells and gallop off next time someone ask me how its done. lol
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Man there are some great tips here! Handling hecklers goes with the territory. 1st decide if you want to be funny, cool, or dead serious. here's a few of mine.

"It cost me $___ to learn that, would you like to learn it? I'll give you a 20% discount."

"I give Magic lessons at reasonable rates; see me after the show and we'll get the contracts signed & set-up a time to get together.

I'll tell you later when I'm all done." Then, when I'm done, if they ask again I say: "Did that one work? Wow! How DID I do that?"
or:

" I had to sell my soul to the devil to make that work. I'm sure he'll do the same for you; want me to give him a call?"

I actually like the "Magic lessons" one the best. "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." You'll soon find out that you might be unpopular, but you're a MAGICIAN! That makes it all worthwhile in my book!

I really liked the one that was posted: "ask your mother,she knows everything." Then I'd say: "If that don't work, ask your father, if he don't know HE can ask your mother." Great stuff guys!
"In the land of Murphy there is but ONE law!"
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“When is college I went on weekend caving trip in an uncharted cave. Somewhere in the middle of what I guess was the second day I hit my head HARD on a stalactite. I was out cold for about 15 mins. When I woke up my friends were freaking out and I was able to do this. That is all that I know. If I could tell you more I wouldn’t.”

I have never been asked a second time.
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On 2008-05-31 09:06, RachelMilano wrote:
By this time anyone with an IQ 4 above a napkin has gotten my drift.


LOL I'd never heard that expression, funny!

"How'd you do that?!"
"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!"
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First time it's entertainment, the second time it's a lesson. And I don't give lessons for free.
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