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On Jul 2, 2020, 252life wrote:
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On Jul 2, 2020, Dan McLean wrote:
Look over spectator's shoulder and point, screaming "Hey it's Elvis!!!"

Get peek when spectator looks.


I’m stealing this approach:) its invisible subtleties like this that turn a trick into a miracle lol


Thank you, 252life. My small contribution to our art :>
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On Jun 29, 2020, Bietfriek wrote:
Elvis TCB (Taking care of business) because that’s what you do with the cards.


Don't forget the ⚡.
TCB Taking Care of Business in a

flash! Smile
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Lmao mentalists helping mentalists Smile
Look for all the world like you're counting the brain cells in his cranium.

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Maybe it's a variation on AN and has something to do with the high collar in his suits.
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On Jul 2, 2020, David Numen wrote:
All the Elvis puns aside I'd like to take a moment to commend Stunninger for the way he conducts business here - it's a model many could do with following.

Firstly, judging by the reviews I've read and the item I personally received, his work is excellent. Well thought out and structured - stuff actually WORTH releasing.

Secondly, he chooses a variety of people to receive his items for free in order to review and I can tell from the language used that the reviews are honest - not people looking to buddy up but people expressing their genuine opinons.

Of course, he wouldn't do the second unless the first was true and he was sure enough of his material and THIS is why we have an absence of people following this model. I really now think that certain people who keep striving to keep their latest releases on the front page of this "room" at the Café and DON'T follow the model know full well that they are releasing weak and derivative nonsense that wouldn't really pass muster.

So let's celebrate Stunninger! Hooray for a genuine soul.


David, thank you so much for what you wrote. I can’t tell you how much that means to me. I deeply appreciate your kind words.

Bill
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On Jul 2, 2020, dyoung wrote:
I have to second David here, Stunninger has got the right idea. Create something decent, share with some people, and let the product speak for itself. I admire his way of working! Also admire the couple of ideas that I've read of his, just solid, practical and workable ideas! This will no doubt not be any different.

He touched me

//Dan

Thank you Dan 😀
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On Jul 2, 2020, 252life wrote:
Have to agree completely with David


Thank you 252life 😀
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Many wonderful, creative and hilarious guesses!

Thanks very much to all who have contributed to this thread so far.

No one has yet correctly guessed the reason the effect is named The Elvis Peek.

Two more days to go Smile
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Could it be a connection with Elvis Costello? One of his major songs was Miracle Man and, by performing this peek, you could well be dubbed a Miracle Man!
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Elvis Peek-A-Boo? Smile
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Because Elvis claimed to have been telepathically visited by aliens when he was a child?

That, or something to do with Bubba Ho-Tep.
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You had me at Bubba Ho Tep
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Because there have been many impersonators but only one "the best"?

(Wannabes are a dime a dozen?)
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Stunninger's pet is called Elvis and just as he regards his pet with affection, he has great affection for his new and obviously very good peek.
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A further thought.

Could it be that to secure the peek you have to tilt the card to give you an 'elevated vision' of the required information, and with Elvis standing for 'el'evated 'vis'ion.

Clutching at straws here but seeing no-one appears to have cracked this conundrum, just a thought.

Or maybe Stunninger's middle name is Elvis?

It will be interesting to find out the answer - and thanks Stunninger for such an entertaining thread and, I am sure, excellent release.

Neil
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Elvis Presley is an anagram of Sly Live Peers - Sly because it's sneaky, Live because you do it in real time, Peers because you get the chance to really peer at the info.
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Bill very kindly has given me a peek of The Elvis Peek and it has proved a real delight.

The moves, such as they are, are very clean and straightforward. I have never been one for sleights or like being rushed in seeing and reading the required information. The Elvis Peek suits me fine. Not only do you get the information in a very subtle way but can read it at your leisure. It is mentalism that I like - kept simple but highly effective.

But this is not all.

Watching the explanation was instructive as well as a brilliant masterclass in presentation. The patter and what you tell the spectator really helps to elevate the effect. It just shows how a little more thought to how we present effects can make so much difference.

As I wrote earlier, this proved a real delight - not just the actual very full peek and clean way it is obtained but also what I learnt in how to present (including a fact Bill gave.)

Thanks to the conundrum of why this is called The Elvis Peek, it has already generated a lot of interest. But unlike some releases which have generated a lot of interest and then disappointed, this won't. The Elvis Peek is a first class peek, deceptive, straightforward, clear and, importantly, with the suggested presentation, is a brilliant piece of theatre and entertainment.

Thank you Bill, and well done.

Neil
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Il see, sly perv.
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