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Zombie Magic
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On 2013-03-22 13:58, TranMagic wrote:
Hey guys, so as I'm sure some of you know, there are quite a number of people that, when eating dinner at their favourite restaurant, can't be bothered to focus all of their attention towards the long and dreadful plots for card tricks that we all come up with.

So, I think this post should be for people to share ideas for tricks that are ideal for strolling that do not use cards.

A few of my favourites are:
Coins through table
Colour-changing knives
CMH

What are some of your favourite effects for table-hopping that do not use cards?


Actually....it's not the cards. They can't be bothered to focus all of their attention towards the long and dreadful plots for ANY magic.
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Really? Card tricks are bad but a 100 year old joke that every magician uses about a clown nose will fly? Seriously?
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On 2013-03-23 21:17, Dannydoyle wrote:
Really? Card tricks are bad but a 100 year old joke that every magician uses about a clown nose will fly? Seriously?


What's the hundred year old joke? Not just the act of calling sponge balls clown noses, right? I mean... that just justifies their existence Smile People know clown noses exist. Magicians are somewhere near clowns in the entertainer spectrum, so there are a million ways to justify a magician credibly having a clown nose in his pocket. If your point, however, is that "card tricks aren't necessarily bad, it the presentation that makes it or breaks it," then yeah, I guess that applies to clown noses, too.
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People get bored with card tricks but want to hear the exact same jokes for hundreds of years. The sam stupid lines like the clown nose thing.

If you don't see the corelationi can't help
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I use blue sponge balls and make a joke that its a month supplie of belly button fluff. But some pepole make a joke of it begin a nose of a clown with a cold.
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There are of course many presentations for sponge balls. It's a matter of finding one that works for you.
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I do the sponge bunnies, making the first appear by collecting invisible bits of dust then rolling it into a ball for a gradual appearance and make it look like I'm shaping the mass into bunny shape. From there on I call them dust bunnies. The presentation I use must work fairly well as I've had a spectator that hadn't seen me perform in months ask specifically for the dust bunny trick. And this was an adult talking. Contrary to some magician's beliefs, the sponge bunnies work just as well for adults so long as the presentation doesn't insult their intelligence.
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Zombie wrote:

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Actually....it's not the cards. They can't be bothered to focus all of their attention towards the long and dreadful plots for ANY magic.


Thanky you.
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On 2013-03-23 20:29, Zombie Magic wrote:
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On 2013-03-22 13:58, TranMagic wrote:
Hey guys, so as I'm sure some of you know, there are quite a number of people that, when eating dinner at their favourite restaurant, can't be bothered to focus all of their attention towards the long and dreadful plots for card tricks that we all come up with.

So, I think this post should be for people to share ideas for tricks that are ideal for strolling that do not use cards.

A few of my favourites are:
Coins through table
Colour-changing knives
CMH

What are some of your favourite effects for table-hopping that do not use cards?


Actually....it's not the cards. They can't be bothered to focus all of their attention towards the long and dreadful plots for ANY magic.


Cards are a tool. It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools.

Imagine a cabinet maker blaming his hammer because the thing isn't squate.
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I do coin routines including production, 3 fly and coin cross .. I sometime do one coin routine too when I want to show to a larger group.

Rubber band is good too, ring and string or sponger are also works well Smile

Most of the time when I perform, I don't do card magic Smile
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Cards are a tool. It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools.

Imagine a cabinet maker blaming his hammer because the thing isn't squate.


So true !!!!!
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Crazy Man Handcuffs routine. Simple and impromptu. No major props needed
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Danny, the clown nose thing isn't necessarily a joke, it's just a hook. A way to give a magic prop a reason for existing. It could be presented as a joke, or straight. A straight presentation might be something like, "my daughter has to play a clown in a school play, and I found her clown nose..."

Okay, that's not the best, but it's off the top of my head and just to illustrate my point. It only serves to justify the existence of sponge balls, which is an item that is really only manufactured for magicians.
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Why the need to justify things? Does an accountant justify his calculator? Does a doctor jusiltify his stethoscope?

Professionals have tools of their trade. Why do magicians feel guilty about ours?
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Laymen don't know the purposes of all of our props; and that's part of what adds to our ability to impress them with magic. On the other hand, laymen expect accountants to be able to calculate things using a calculator, or for doctors to listen to heart beats and what not with a stethoscope.
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On 2013-03-24 21:45, Dannydoyle wrote:
Why the need to justify things? Does an accountant justify his calculator? Does a doctor jusiltify his stethoscope?

Professionals have tools of their trade. Why do magicians feel guilty about ours?


maybe magicians feel guilty because they use cards because it is convenient and easy, it is easier to justify the use than to admit it to yourself. i´m not referring to all magicians!
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Being a former clown, the clown nose reference works for me, it has meaning, it's not for everyone.
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Chop Cup, Sponge Balls, Ropes, Linking Rings, Bill to Marker Cap, CMH.
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Charming Chinese Challenge could be added to this list. Sometimes have to be a bit careful with angles, but a great close up routine that can involve three spectators.
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