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Neznarf
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Looking for Rhyming Patter for 3 Shell Game.

I joined the SfS blog site but still could not fine any.

Even did a search.

Help would be great.

PM or post is OK.
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Octarine Prince
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Well, a semi-legendary petty criminal/conman/daredevil* etc. from my childhood days said this:

"Watch it slide, watch it glide. Show me where the pea hide."



* Think like a leaner version of Mike Epps. This guy used to take the front wheel off of his ten-speed bike, and ride a wheelie all across town. He was so confident at it, he used to carry his kid (2-year-old, I think) with him! Child-endangering? No. He was that good.

And if you are using a little ball instead of a dried-up pea, well, say:

"Watch it slide, watch it glide, show me where that little ball hides."

My contribution:

"Keep your eye on that little ball. Pay attention to win it all."
panlives
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Look to the title of this forum...

"A little fun, just now and then,
Is relished by the best of men.
If you have nerve, you may have plenty;
Five draws you ten, and ten draws twenty.
Attention given, I'll show to you,
How the little shell plays the peek-a-boo.
Select your shell, the one you choose;
If right, you win; if wrong, you lose..."

(Old criminal cant, 19th century London).
"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
dmoses
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Hey Panlives...

Is that rhyme Umbrella Jim's?

And Neznarf... you can find rhyming patter on the SfS DVDs and Glenn Morphew has some fun patter on the Boot Camp DVD. Bob Sheets has some great lines too.
I've written my own based on some of the classic lines out there... but most of them I've changed to suit my own routine.

The toughest thing to do is avoid the influence of a strong performer. It's difficult after hearing Whit Hayden say a line to make it your own.

It's probably best to stand up with a pen and paper and give it a go.

d
"You're a comedian. You wanna do mankind a service, tell funnier jokes."
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Dave V
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Yes, that's the beginning of the Umbrella Jim rhyme. Scoundrelswiki has it all, but the site is down at present.
No trees were killed in the making of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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"A little fun, just now and then,
Is relished by the best of men.
If you have nerve, you may have plenty;
Five draws you ten, and ten draws twenty.
Attention given, I'll show to you,
How 'Umbrella' hides the peek-a-boo.
Select your shell, the one you choose;
If right, you win; if not, you lose;
The game itself is lots of fun,
Jim's chances, though, are two to one;
And I tell you your chance is slim
To win a prize from Umbrella Jim."

--"Umbrella Jim" Miner
No trees were killed in the making of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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