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On 2011-01-07 15:20, Bill Palmer wrote:
I have seen some really clever endings to the routine; however, since I don't have permission to "publish" them here, I must refrain.

All I can say is for you to consider how the objects you use in the routine can combine or how they can change. For example, you can make the balls turn into one very large ball.

Or if you use steel balls, on the last pass, you wind up with a steel ball pendant on a neck chain. When you ask what's in your hand, they guess, and you reply, "Nope. It's just my old ball and chain."


Bill - I've been married a most 30 years and don't think I could get away with that closing line!
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This past Sunday, my wife and I celebrated 25 years of happy marriage.

Twenty-five out of 43 ain't bad!

Seriously, it's been a great marriage. We have stayed together because she doesn't want custody of the cups.
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Congratulations, Bill. In this day and age, that's quite an achievement!

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Actually, she is my rock.
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I think that Doc Eason's Nuts and Bolts opener is the strongest 2 in the hand 1 in the pocket routine. It has a big surprise, then an even bigger climax that actually makes sense. It's the only version that I perform on a regular basis. I went to Home Depot and put together the biggest, aluminum version that I could find. They're very light, but big enough to be extremely impressive.
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My understanding is that the trick, "All Screwed Up" as popularized by Doc Eason, was actually created by the late Dr. Chris Frings. Chris was a good friend when I lived in Birmingham, and I did not know this about the trick, until I heard someone mention it was his. In fact, I had been using it for a few years by then. I asked Chris at one point, and he verified it.

At the time that I smoked, and performed in bars, a 2 in hand/1 in pocket routine done with a cigarette was my favorite. I had added some of my own bits to it, but it was based on a routine I'd seen Magic Christian of Vienna do in a lecture back in the early 70's. It's in one of his sets of lecture notes, if you can locate a copy.
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I'm glad Michael clarified Chris's creation of "Screwed!" (popularized and frequently credited by Doc Eason). It originally appeared in Genii, Volume 46, Number 9, September 1982. I've performed it thousands of times (thanks Doc!) and certainly can attest to its appeal to audiences...
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This has slipped under my radar..

Indeed, Chris Frings ...who passed away a year or so ago... was the originator of this version using nuts and bolts. Whenever someone compliments me on this, I am quick to credit this fine gentleman. He graciously allowed me to 'run with this' and for this I am eternally grateful. He was a prince of a man. I feel fortunate to have visited with him just months before he left us.

I don't know where the plot started but I DO know that this little ditty is a real work horse. I use it all the time. Always a hit. ... and it isn't a card trick!
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On 2011-01-04 10:32, Andrew Musgrave wrote:
...how would you rate it compared to a cups and balls routine, or a sponge ball routine? Or do you think the comparison is even worth trying to make?


It's a tiny bit of business that makes a good reward when teaching a beginner student a utility switch*.
This and a little insight can get you to the "one ahead" principle where you seem to put things in various places and they vanish on command or assemble etc. That's where the teacher introduces some planning/logistical concerns.

So, to summarize, the theme of "oh look that one I put away is back... again" is a stepping stone and not itself the greatest of "routines". If learning to use the methodology gets you thinking about themes where you find a way to introduce the props and a way of finishing the routine with something satisfactory to audiences that's really all one could hope for... which I guess makes this a "classic" for beginners and intermediate students.

No it's not called the "Swiss Works", it's a utility switch.
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On 2011-01-07 09:32, sushimonster wrote:
@ jerdunn

Where can we find Mike Gallo's routine?


His Gadabout Coins is on the NY Coin Magic DVD vol. 8.

Cheers,
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I've been doing a two-in-the-hand, one-in-the-pocket sponge ball routine for years that, like WoodRat, is my go-to when I want to get a gasp from the crowd. I also do Daryl's Papa Rabbit Hits the Big Time, but try as I do to like that sponge routine better, I keep coming back to my old standby!
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On 2011-01-11 19:33, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
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On 2011-01-04 10:32, Andrew Musgrave wrote:
...how would you rate it compared to a cups and balls routine, or a sponge ball routine? Or do you think the comparison is even worth trying to make?


It's a tiny bit of business that makes a good reward when teaching a beginner student a utility switch*.
This and a little insight can get you to the "one ahead" principle where you seem to put things in various places and they vanish on command or assemble etc. That's where the teacher introduces some planning/logistical concerns.

So, to summarize, the theme of "oh look that one I put away is back... again" is a stepping stone and not itself the greatest of "routines". If learning to use the methodology gets you thinking about themes where you find a way to introduce the props and a way of finishing the routine with something satisfactory to audiences that's really all one could hope for... which I guess makes this a "classic" for beginners and intermediate students.

No it's not called the "Swiss Works", it's a utility switch.


This is very good insight. The basic principle is the fundamental core for more complex construction, branching into several directions.

Good call!!
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I have been doing 2 in the hand 1 in the pocket sequense in my sponge ball routine and I just love it. It works well as a little cooldown before the climax and allways gives audience a good laugh Smile
On it's own I regard it as a one of the best impromptu pieces Smile Since I anyways keep the sponges in my pocket almoust constantly, it's easy to take them out and start a routine.
I also do it mostly standing and using the spectators hands as a table, which bring it little closer to other sponge ball routines that happen litteraly in the spectators hands Smile
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