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Eric Ross
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ADULT CONTENT! MUST BE 18 OR OVER!!

http://www.ericrossmagic.com/eric-ross-p......ity.html

In the world of magic, there exists tricks not talked about. Tricks we're not allowed to show you.

These tricks are considered offensive, explicit, filthy, appalling and most of all... SHOCKING!

These are the "Tricks Against Humanity"!

In this box, you'll learn 14 Tricks to offend, appall, and shock your audience!

Tricks using condoms, tampons, keno tickets, powder, etc!

Tricks designed and tested from pros all over the world! What better way to have some adult fun?!

This is not for everyone, but those who use this content will LOVE "Tricks Against Humanity"!

Available everywhere soon!
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Any performances of some of the tricks anywhere?
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Or even descriptions of the effects, anything? I love the idea of the project, but I can't blindly pay $50 bucks without some more information.
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On Nov 14, 2014, MVoss wrote:
Or even descriptions of the effects, anything? I love the idea of the project, but I can't blindly pay $50 bucks without some more information.


You get a manuscript AND a gimmick for ONLY $50! What could possibly go wrong? Smile

Any chance that the picture on the website is referring to people that purchase this with only this much information? Smile

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I like the idea of this and some of the tricks are great (they've been published before), what I'm wondering is the price and what you receive.
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Hello barts185,
Sorry, it should say DVD and Gimmick. I will have my web tech fix asap.. There is NO manuscript. Smile

I too wish we could show you more. Unfortunetly, the tricks involved are a bit dirty, and we were unable to make a video with the effects.

The DVD has a performance of each effect. So you can see them all on there. Smile

I will try and go into a little more detail for each descripion of each effect.

The Tricks:

1. The Keno Man - Ron Jaxon - Magically make an orgami man out of a keno card. Have your spectator shake his hand for a suprise end!
2. The Lemon Party - Anonymous - Have your spectator think of the first scenario that comes to mind. ANYTHING. You show them your prediction. A VERY disturbing trick.
3. Sponge Dong - Goshman - A shocking end to your favorite sponge ball routine! Comes BLACK!
4. One Night Stand - The Amazing Allison - You have a prediction for the night. Ask a lady to write down her name and phone number on a piece of paper. The paper Vanishes, only to be found again in your wallet. Sealed in a condom!
5. The Black Pool Prediction - Peter McKinnon - The BEST heckler effect. A thought of card vanishes. You have the spec look into the card box they've been holding.. BOOM!
6. Card to Tampon - Eric Ross - Well, it is what it is.. A tampon visually switches places with a selected card.
7. Blow - Anonymous - You show a baggie full of white powder and a spoon. You take a spoonful of the powder, and it visually disappears up your nose in an instant!
8. The D*ck Trick - Mr. Phun E. - One card is picked and lost in deck. then the deck is shaped into, well, you guessed it! As she strokes it, one card jumps out! Her card!
9. Self Rolling Joint - Eric Ross - A zig zag paper is placed in the hand. A sprinkle of herb is also placed into the same hand. When hand is opened, it seems as tho it rolled itself into a joint!
10. Magic Flip Offs - Garrett Thomas - GT helped me put together a collection of magic flip offs.
11. Disappearing Coke - Mark Bendell & Gary Jones - 4 baggies of white powder are shown. spectator picks 3 to hold onto. With a sniff, you make all the content of #4 disappear in an instant!
12, Flash Joint - Anonymous - Make a joint appear at your fingertips in a flash!
13. David Coppafeel - Anonymous - Magician gets more than a handful in this brave effect.
14. Dirty Magazine Test - Paul Romhany (Tutorial Only) - This is a great stage piece added last minute. A book test using a Dirty Magazine!

A few of these effects sell for more than $20 on their own! This is a great deal! And you're only going to get ALL this content on one project.

"Tricks Against Humanity"

Hope this clears some things up! Smile

Thanks!

E.
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You know, I am in no way a prude, but, magic has suffered from so many BAD performers that now there is a product specifically designed to be tacky, offensive, and frankly more of a gag reel than magic. Come on magicians, how many civilians actually get to witness professional caliber close up magic? Do you REALLY want go down THIS road?! What is the POINT of Card to Tampon? The D*ck Trick?

This all seems lie the horrible oily back lot carny or seedy third rate punter with cheap whiskey on his breath and hasn't bathed for a month showing up and robbing an audience of a rare, amazing experience of magic and degrading it to a glorified set of magic shop gags.

Why not just go to a cheap brick and mortar and buy some plastic dog feces?

Eric, you and your magic are MUCH better than this. Now, before I am flamed, I challenge ANYONE here to convince me that this product is "not so bad." But offer an intelligent argument. I am open to changing paradigms but only if the argument is lucid and well considered.

I am the dissenting voice and my position is that some magicians through their horrific performances have already committed tricks against humanity. Why do I know this? There are 10,000 hacks on YouTube I can either watch for free, or, let's get avant-garde and project these YouTube idiots on a screen. A projector is cheaper than this and you don't have to do a thing and maybe in the right "venue" you could charge a nice bit of change. I would suggest topping off the exhibition with a mashup of Yoko Ono/Dumpster Juice/samples of cats fighting and this soundtrack played a the loudest level your PA system can handle.

Sorry Eric. I realize I am a nobody. Your other material is superb but it saddens and angers me that many so-called magicians would actually consider BUYING this.

So, convince me otherwise. Tell me why I should spend money on this over other recently product like Simon Aronson's new work, Th Complete Al Leech, or the complete run of Genii (this is admittedly more expensive).

Convince me that this is good magic, that if I buy this it will "pay for itself." I want to be convinced that Card to Tampon is going to make women feel very comfortable, so much so that won't say, "you are a F****** Neanderthal and if this is magic, then it is more offensive than folms which exploit women. At least those are honest as you know what they are made for.

Garbage in, Garbage out is my OPINION thus far.

Best,
Vlad

PS: I will not respond to uncivilized ad hominem. I will respond to intelligent discussion.
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I wonder, Vlad, if you're missing the point? You ask why you should spend money on this rather than, say, a sub to Genii.

Clearly you shouldn't. This is because you are a sensitive, thoughtful, courteous and cultured performer and I daresay your audiences are the same. And I'm not being sarcastic here: your contributions to the discussions here have shown that to be more or less true.

But others among us have different performing personas, have different audiences, and wildly differing requirements for what we want to do with our magic. A magician doing walk-around at a corporate cocktail party will have no use at all for any of this. But the very same guy might be out the following evening with a bunch of his old team-mates from college football and one or two of these might go down an absolute storm.

Or, depending on your friends, some of these could work in a mixed group. Let's take "Keno Man." The description's a bit unclear, but let's imagine it's an origami man whose willie pops out when you shake its hand? Funny, IMO. Among most of my close friends, that would be considered highly amusing. (I know, they're not a sophisticated bunch...)

Or the Goshman ding-dong, I own one. I bought it specifically for one performance, on request. I have only done it that once, but it is still talked about - and in a good way!

I think we should trust people to judge their audiences.
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This is for a very specialized market, which does exists. University students at a magic bar absolutely love this stuff, and the sad part is - these are the ones that tip. This collection of tricks is for bar magicians and some street / buskers.

Its not put together to replace any professional magicians close-up act or to change the world of magic - its a specialized product for a niche group of magicians (and arguably some teenagers looking for a laugh).

Not every product made is designed to impress everyone. There are multiple markets from childrens, mentalism to illusions. The bar magician is a market that will benefit from these tricks.

But... That still doesn't excuse the lack of an actual trailer. You say you have performances for all the tricks on the DVD - surely you can edit a 2 minute piece together showing us the reaction shots if nothing else. I cannot see how showing us any of the tricks would be an issue also. The fact that you refuse to show us the tricks makes me doubt their effectiveness and quality of the product - you are hiding something and I will not be buying this product until I see either a performance based trailer, or lots, and I mean LOTS of positive reviews.

But the concept intrigued me to search out this thread so I really do hope its what I want to see.

Steve

P.S. - worth mentioning "The ILC deck" and "The Nun" which seem to be missing from this collection.
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Great. I'm sure Hardin, Vernon and others would applaud such a release. don't worry about quality, class or trying to elevate the art away from spangly waistcoats and "put out your hand, no, the clean one...".
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Here's an idea you can have...the living and aids test...there go...tenner dollars for the secret...
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I agree with Vlad [not that anyone cares!] I'm reminded of the great David Devant when he said ''All done with kindness''
But of course that route takes work!
''In memory of a once fluid man,crammed and distorted by the classical mess'' -Bruce Lee
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I for one will probably buy this product, why you ask? I perform mainly close up and a lot of what I do is cocktail parties. However, would I do this in one of my gigs? Absolutely not. Not one of the effects mentioned would replace staples in my walk around such as Ambitious Card, Card to wallet, Coins Across or Sponge Balls for that matter. With that being said I do often go out with friends to bars and I'm always asked to do something and I believe some of these may be woworth doing for a good laugh and still maintain the wow factor, or at least I'm hoping. Some of the effects mentioned seem like they could be good except for the ones that are implying cocaine use. Even if its not what it is I feel it would make many people uncomfortable and god forbid a police officer is near it's trouble waiting to happen.

All in all it my be worth a look if nothing else.

Just my 2cents

-Bobby
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The Blackpool prediction is brilliant. I use it often. The UK has taught me that you need tricks like this in your repertoire, so this will be worth it's weight in gold.
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I wanna see Craig and David review this on the WPR.
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Hello All,
Thank you for those who have said positive things about this product! I hope you dig it!

For those of you who did not have anything positive to say.. let me just say this, AGAIN..

THIS IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. If you do not want it, ok, don't get it. Believe it or not, it's as simple as that.

There is A LOT of performers out there that will love this stuff!

I, along with ALL the other pros who helped make this possible, stand behind this product all the way!

A project like this does NOT affect me, or them, as professional performers or as people.

Again thank you all for the support and interest!

E.
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In magic, it's important to end a trick clean. However, those that buy this, are secretly hoping they end DIRTY.

Mindblowingly,
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On Nov 14, 2014, Knobz1 wrote:
I wanna see Craig and David review this on the WPR.

Yes, that would be amazing.
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Would they review it, though? I mean, is their audience the type that performs dirty tricks?

Mindblowingly,
Charles

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On Nov 14, 2014, Knobz1 wrote:
I wanna see Craig and David review this on the WPR.

Yes, that would be amazing.
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On Nov 14, 2014, genius wrote:
Would they review it, though? I mean, is their audience the type that performs dirty tricks?

Mindblowingly,
Charles

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On Nov 14, 2014, Knobz1 wrote:
I wanna see Craig and David review this on the WPR.

Yes, that would be amazing.


Naww, they most likely wouldn't review it. Only reason I say that is to at least see a demonstration of one of the effects or get some more insight on them. We all have a friend or two that would get a kick out of these effects. So while they most likely would never perform this for an audience I could see them performing this at a friends house or at the bar and such.
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