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This looks really cool.

Chris Philpott's French Postcards is a wildly entertaining version of Paul Curry’s Out of this World.
https://youtu.be/U6sZ8z54x2U
A study out of Cornell University recently made headlines: subjects could predict if a picture was going to appear on the left or right side of a computer screen but only when they used erotic pictures!
To test the theory, you show 12 postcards from various destinations and 12 French postcards (these are vintage nudes -- elegant, sepia-toned, upper-body nudity). The cards are mixed; then, without looking, a spectator sorts them by sensing if a card has sexual energy or not. The results are perfect!
The effect includes 24 custom-made postcards, written instructions and links to video instructions, updates, extra effects and a bonus comedy script by professional comic and magician, Bruce Gold. Also includes Jon Armstrong’s “Out of this Blah Blah Blah,” the cleanest OOTW handling ever!
"Finally, a reason to do Out of this World, that holds attention from start to finish. With French Postcards, they'll never forget you!”
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Great idea !

Link to this product : $24,99

http://www.magicaonline.com/french_postcards.htm
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Genius and simple, just the way I like it. Congratulations Chris! The thematic twist in here is appealing and provocative in a subtle manner.

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Wow, this does look good for sure.
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Chris has always put out useable effects, I use 100 the monkey and babel in every show. I will pick this up as soon as funds allow.
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Amazing touch on a "boring" effect when done with cards.. Great job !
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Hey guys -- thank you so much for the kind words!

Here's a link to the video for French Postcards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6sZ8z54x2U I tried to do this one a little differently, from using Edith Piaf on the soundtrack to ending with a 30 second close up of a young woman watching the effect. Hope you enjoy it!

-Chris
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Chris,
I've never seen a better clip to convince me to buy a trick. And I don't mean the entire video (though, it's all fine). I just mean the final clip of the girl's reaction. No over-the-top music, no ridiculous animated titles, no attempt to make this seem like a trailer for Nolan's next film. Just a simple, pure response. Sold.
It's all in the reflexes.
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Thank you, Illucifer.
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Are the cards laminated. If not it seems excessive use might destroy them.
"The New York Papers," Mark Twain once said,"have long known that no large question is ever really settled until I have been consulted; it is the way they feel about it, and they show it by always sending to me when they get uneasy. "
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On Jun 22, 2015, Steven Conner wrote:
Are the cards laminated. If not it seems excessive use might destroy them.


if not, you could easily get them laminated. Of course, then they no longer seem like ordinary postcards...
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Would it be too much to ask as to which method is used? Or is this a new method of separation? Chris?
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Personally, I would not want laminated cards. Why would you? Do you often come across laminated post cards? I don't think so. Therefore, I presume your spectators don't either. That's not to say you couldn't contrive a justification for having them laminated, but, again, why? I'd prefer they all have some wear-and-tear, and look and feel like the real thing.
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Pegasus, I don't imagine Chris is going to detail the method here. If he did that, no one would need to purchase his product.
It's all in the reflexes.
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On Jun 23, 2015, pegasus wrote:
Would it be too much to ask as to which method is used? Or is this a new method of separation? Chris?


right there in your post:
"includes Jon Armstrong’s “Out of this Blah Blah Blah,” the cleanest OOTW handling ever!"
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Oh yeh thanks. That's copy and paste for yer.
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On Jun 23, 2015, Illucifer wrote:
Personally, I would not want laminated cards. Why would you? Do you often come across laminated post cards? I don't think so. Therefore, I presume your spectators don't either. That's not to say you couldn't contrive a justification for having them laminated, but, again, why? I'd prefer they all have some wear-and-tear, and look and feel like the real thing.


My post did not illicit an attack, just a question. I've never received a laminated card nor do I use them excessively either. I have seen post cards with a very light film on them though. Spectator's could care less.
"The New York Papers," Mark Twain once said,"have long known that no large question is ever really settled until I have been consulted; it is the way they feel about it, and they show it by always sending to me when they get uneasy. "
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Hey Steven -- no the postcards are not laminated -- they are standard-looking postcards. They are reasonably durable but I imagine you could laminate or put on some kind of protective spray to make them moreso -- just test with a standard postcard first.

Hey Pegasus -- I detail two methods in the instructions, but the one I use is Jon Armstrong's which is incredible. It is quite easy and eliminates the need to change piles: all the erotic cards are dealt into one pile and all the regular cards are dealt into the other and the final display (shown in the video) is super clean. (Thanks to Jon for letting me include it!)
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Ok thanks Chris. I have no clue as to either method but I'll take your word for it. Will this be available in the UK?
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Looks good.
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