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Since the Eighties I’ve been Squeezing Blood from Stones, now you can too. I’ve had some good success with this easy-to-do, self-contained, packs small/plays big, memorable bit of stand-up comedy magic that doesn’t require a spectator on stage, and most important, that audiences go nuts for.

“Blood from Stone” is totally practical because it’s the result of a lifetime of thought and performance testing, not some idea released simply to sell. Here’s a video clip.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MagicConcept......hSwUhZHc

Back in 1998 when Penn & Teller asked about doing the “Stone” I was flattered by their interest, and since they are friends who have done many favors for me in the past, I couldn’t refuse. I offered my one-and-only “spare” unit free of charge. They gave me a check for $2000.

The problem with making the Stone available to others has always been the fact that the manufacture of the prop is a one-at-a-time, handmade, time consuming process. On top of that, the routine isn’t for everyone, so unlike a popular close-up trick that may sell thousands of units – the cost couldn’t be spread over a large amount of sales.

Flash forward to today. Through my wife I met a skilled European craftsman with the patience and ability to fabricate a limited number of Stones. He lives in Krakow and his normal job is fabricating props – both large and small – for the film industry in Poland.

No expense was spared in the prototype process and I’m absolutely thrilled with the outcome. Design-wise the prototype is identical to my original prop – one of the coolest features being that when performing you never get any blood on you, you can use as little or as much blood as you like, and that the “flow” is completely under your control.

I’m most impressed with the newly minted version, because this model is a hundred times more durable than my original prop. In the ultimate test, I used the prototype Stone in dozens of performances of my show “Escape Reality” here at Magicopolis in Santa Monica.

The Stone performed perfectly and never needed even a minute of down time for maintenance. The Stone is not only easy to use, but it’s built to last forever. We have entered into an agreement and I have paid in advance for exactly one hundred units. Hence this is a very limited offer of Stones, each and every one personally signed and numbered by me.

I don’t plan on doing any advertising other than this post for these hundred Stones, nor do I plan on offering the Stone through any dealers ever. Included with the prop are all media/venue performance rights and step-by-step DVD instruction. The manufacturer can make up to three Stones a day, which means the hundred units should be ready soon.

However, to be super-safe, and to allow some margin for error and quality control, I promise to be shipping on November 1, 2011, sooner if possible. And I’ll ship the Stone out, right to your door, anywhere in the world, at no extra charge.

Please note that in accordance with federal postal regulations forbidding the shipment of liquids, and to avoid other shippers cost prohibitive policies regarding fluids, and numerous international customs issues regarding the import of liquids, NO FAKE BLOOD will be sent with your order. A simple fake blood recipe that takes seconds to make is included.

Blood from Stone is available by pre-order only. The price is $279 payable to the Magicopolis paypal account here:

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr......14131261

Only a fraction of the world’s magicians will read about this first time offer of a hundred Stones. It is a test that may never be repeated again, so I urge you to act quickly. If I’m ever able to get more of these made in the future, pricing will be determined at that time.

Don’t worry, if your $279 is received after the supply is exhausted, it will not be accepted and your funds will be returned to your paypal account.

I will personally check back here periodically to answer any and all questions.

PS: Remember - When in Los Angeles you may wish to consider seeing my show “Escape Reality” at Magicopolis here in Santa Monica. http://www.magicopolis.com
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Tried to paypal you with the link provided but with no success.
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Maps, and everyone else. You need a paypal account. Select the Send Money tab and use the email info@magicopolis.com Sorry for the incorrect payment info above. Selling tricks isn't my core biz - doing shows is - so I'm new at this.
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That is the most "different" effect I have ever seen!
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
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I've been waiting for this for a while. Thanks for bringing it out Steve!!
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I'll be the first one to say it. Dracula would LOVE this trick!
The difficult must become easy, the easy beautiful and the beautiful magical.
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I've gotta say, sounds like a LOT more work than is necessary, though I like the effect.
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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If you could get this before Halloween, what a great effect for those parties!
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Nice timing!!!! Smile
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Steve I very fondly remember holding my sides from laughing when my dad took our family to see Spellbound at Harrah's Tahoe one summmer. I liked the illusionists and the tigers. But you were the one who was cool. You cracked everyone up and made me fall in love with comedy magic. I still have my program from that show signed by all the performers. You did the Goose and of course Blood From Stone. To be able to add those routines to my own show and know I might do for some other teenager what you did for me is what doing shows is all about.
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Yay Steve! Paypal sent!

I have been waiting a long time for this! I am really looking forward to it!

Love you madly,

Nick
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Money sent! Thanks Steve!!
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When I told my buddy I’m buying this he asked if I thought the price was fair. Most pro comics I know supplement their material with jokes written by others if they feel it fits their style and voice. I’ve sold a line or two here and there for $75 to $100 bucks. Usually it’s a riff off subjects that are already in the comic’s act. To get something new on my main subject with laughs that I can do with a trick almost nobody has ever seen at $279 seems like a bargain.
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Hi Steve

My money has been sent too! I also hope that there is a chance of getting it before halloween.

Thanks
Bob
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HA HA HA. It seems like a bargain!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
"There is no reality, only perception."
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One man's ceiling is another man's floor. I just ordered. I'm curious Stellan, do they even have the expression "squeeezing blood from a stone" in Swedish? If so, for you to order would be like squeezing blood from a stone. Ha, ha, ha...
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Bloody good, Steve.
Pleased to continue finding that all the world's a stage.
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I have seen this done live and love it! Just ordered.

So refreshing to see an effect that is completely different from anything else on the market place.
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Normally I faint at the sight of blood but I give Blood From Stone a standing ovation!
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Ok, seriously, not knocking the effect, but I really don't see why, as far as the blood part, it needs to be as complicated as it's been made out to be.
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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