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Stunninger
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For the past 5 years or so I've been in search of the "perfect" full billet peek using business cards. I don't like folding or tearing my business cards, so I wanted a peek that would not require the card to be folded or torn. I also wanted a peek that would work 100% of the time with dry hands, as my hands get very dry in the winter. Another design requirement was no restrictions where the subject could write on the card. Another requirement was I wanted to start clean and end clean, being able to set the cards down on the table, or hand them to the spectator to with no worry...nothing out of place...nothing to find.

I also wanted the spectator to be able to put their card in the stack, rather than me. I also wanted them to be able to mix up the cards if they chose to.

Of course the peek had to be deceptive. But I also wanted the handling to appear to "prove" that a peek could not have occured. I know, I know, some will say this is "running when not being chased." And from one perspective it certainly is. But it is a feature I designed into this specific handling, and one I quite like.

After years of experimentation with different methods and sequencing, I came up with 4 different handlings. All similar in some ways, different in others. All 4 use classic, well-known principles. So the core methods are not new, but to the best of my knowledge, the specific handlings are.

One of the 4 handlings I find particularly useful. It is one of the easiest to execute full billet peeks I've ever used. It's called The Elvis Peek. It is ideal for a one-on-one reading and allows enough time to read a short question, a design duplication, a name, star sign, number,or many other pieces of information.

A small number of review copies have gone out to those I know and trust. I will be giving away one copy to the first person who successfully guesses why the peek is named as it is. Please post your guesses on this thread.

Why is this called The Elvis Peek?

Was Elvis secretly a mentalist?

Did Elvis perform mind reading professionally under a stage name?

Did he actually invent a business card peek decades ago that has stayed underground all this time?

Does this peek involve jelly donuts?

Which Elvis are we talking about?

Is the peek's name actually an acronym which describes its key features?

Is "The Elvis Peek" really an anagram?

Is there another explanation all together?

Good luck, and...

Thank you very much.
Nathan Alexander
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"Always On My Mind"?

Bad guess. But I want in. Smile
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Hi, happy to try my luck Smile

Does it relates with Only You song sung by Elvis?

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Elvis... the Pelvis!
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Easy! Elvis was known for liking hamburgers, and the meat (info) is sandwiched in a bun (two blank cards) and you get the peek from this position. Smile

All the best,
Dan
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Elvis NEVER sung Only You
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I hope this leaves spectators all shook up without suspiscious minds...
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It left the building.....
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Cause he died on the toilet and possibly the peak resembles that of an open toilet lid.
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If I Can Dream ....

If I can dream I can really read a spectator's mind

If I can dream I am a brilliant performer

If I dream I can present miracles

If I can dream Stunninger's release is the ultimate in peeks

If I can dream ...
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On Jun 29, 2020, dyoung wrote:
Easy! Elvis was known for liking hamburgers, and the meat (info) is sandwiched in a bun (two blank cards) and you get the peek from this position. Smile

All the best,
Dan


His favourite sandwich was peanut butter, banana and bacon and I think he preferred that to burgers. In fact, I've just channeled him and he confirms this to be the case. Or he would if he was actually dead and not leading an anonymous life in Kettering.

It's called the Elvis peek because he went in deep cover after faking his death and this peek is about getting information under deep cover. Ahahah thank you ma'am.
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On Jun 29, 2020, Nathan Alexander wrote:
"Always On My Mind"?


Beat me to it! Good luck.
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It’s called the Elvis peek because it involves twisting the card like Elvis twisted his hips.

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Is it called the Elvis peek because it's good enough to get you a Vegas residency until you become rich and fat?
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Did you invent it on the toilet? And were you all shook up...
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David Numen
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You sneak your look at the card which is secretly in your hand whilst you mop your sweaty forehead with a towel which you then throw into the particpants face.

Or else you are using the reflective potential of the shiny stones on your white jumpsuit.

:)
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Elvis TCB (Taking care of business) because that’s what you do with the cards.
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I guess it "veils" your peeking moment from spec gaze?
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Thanks to all who have taken a shot! Some great guesses!

No one has even come close.

But don't give up. Keep trying until 7 days after my OP.

With all the clever people here, someone is bound to get it eventually.

Surprised no one has mentioned anything about aliens...

Thanks for your participation. Keep it up...and good luck!
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