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Dennis Loomis
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Kind of you to say that, Woland.

It's still early morning in California, but I'll be in touch with my Computer Guy and the first article will hopefully be posted on the Website by Monday. In the mean time, I have fulfilled several requests to email the article to other mem-deck workers.

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Denny, Looking forward to this!

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On 2012-09-21 12:53, Dennis Loomis wrote:
To magicman491,

Simon's contribution to ACAAN routines is in "The Aronson Approach." It's called "Any Card, Then Any Number" and would be a fun trick to do with a brother magician at a magic convention. This one made me laugh out loud when I read it. (I was laughing WITH Simon, not at him.)

Dennis Loomis

Following up on Dennis's comments, I took a look at this effect and immedately thought about utilizing Dan Harlan's excellent "SpeakEasy methodology for use when Stan (i.e., Simon's reference in his effect) might not know any memorized deck and hence might need some help in ascertaining the named card's location. (Sorry, I don't want to be any more descritptive than that in this open forum.)

I then contacted Dan Harlan and asked him for some suggestions in writing a performance script for this routine. Instead of general comments, Dan took the time to write me out a script that would allow me to easily (and smoothly) incorporate his SpeakEasy methodology into Simon Aronson's "Any Card Then Any Number" effect.

I love the script and how Dan covered every situation and had the performance script smoothly flowing. Realizing the great value this script might have for the magic community in general, I then wrote Dan back and asked for his permission to disseminate this performance script to the magic community. Dan immediately replied back and gave the requested permission to disseminate this script to interested parties. That said, please do not send me PM requests or emails asking for this script. Such requests via PM or email will not be responded to. Instead, I have posted this performance script in the Café's Secret Sessions section (under the heading of "Incorporating Dan Harlan's "Speakeasy" with Simon Aronson's "Any Card Then Any Number").

In summary, if you want to do ACAAN with a partner who hasn't memorized your deck, but you both know Dan Harlan's SpeakEasy, the following is how Harlan would do it. BTW, if you don't own SpeakEasy (you should), Dan has graciously provided us with a coupon code to get it from him at 25% OFF! His site is and when you order, just type in the coupon code: memdeck to receive your discount. This discount is valid until February 1, 2013.

(Thanks again, Dan.)


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I have learned both stacks in the past, and have all of the books by Tamariz and Aronson. I would definitely agree it is worth getting both books if you are serious about mem deck work.
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Many of you say that some of the greatest effects with mem decks are from aronson- are any of those effects in Bound to Please? or are they in his other books like try the impossible simply simon etc.
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You'll find them in all of his books. My favorites are in "Simply Simon". Jan
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