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OK what about..."WHAT?!! You mean to tell me you haven't seen a double lift before?!"
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"Well I saw this job posting for a Court Jester, so I figured, what the heck?!"

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"How did you do that?"
(conspiratorily, in a stage whisper): "Maaaaagicccc!"

"I know how you did that!"
So do I!
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With a stern look on my face, I gaze into the distance and like a tape recorder I say with one breath...

"The various colors of light intensities affected the mass sub atomic particles of electromagnetic radiation that equaled the collision of the optical coupler and the inherant co-existance of analog sinewaves produced the desired effect"

(take breath)

"When you get to be my age, you'll understand"

One kid always pipes up "That's old"!
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I just try to do something really random, that might make a little sense after all.

"How did you do that?!?!"

"It's a fake thumb!" *proceeds to remove thumb*

Aahahahahahah.... ha

-Kev
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When they ask I say "I'm glad you liked it. I like that one too. It's one of my favorites. Thank you for helping." And then I shake their hand. They forget they asked most of the time.
A lot of the answers I've read here don't work for me. The one I use does.
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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"That's wierd - Most people don't ask me HOW I did that - they ask me WHY I did that."
ed rhodes
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I came up with another one;

"Years of constant practice and dedication to the arts of prestidigitation... either that or magicial pixies, I can never remember which!"
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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"I know how you did that"
Tomas of Cardiologist uses
"GREAT we'll break up in discussion groups in 5 minutes."
If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
Harry S Truman (1884 - 1972)
RonCalhoun
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How ya do dat?

With a lot of practice and a high degree of skill.

Or

I don't know how it works, (pause) I'm just glad it does.
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"Weren't you watching? Here, I'll do it slower."
(proceed to do an entirely different trick...if you just finished Ambitious Card, do sponge balls instead)
#ShareGoodness #ldsconf
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I tell them I lopped off a section of one of my toes for SATAN !
Peace Out !
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Daniel Faith some of them will be going in to my act lol.
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I usually just say camera tricks or I say another one I havent heard anyone else use.

You say like "I have a transmitter in my armpit which does with a firewire into a modem which connects to the internet and finds information about where the bumblebee man currently is so you can call him as he has a remote control to start a mechanism hidden in my backpack in my room 3 miles away sending signals to a special little black box hidden in my knee which... And so on.
I just keep talking and talking till they finally gets me stopped, and by then, everyone is laughting their asses off usually. (I talk VERY fast during this.)
http://www.youtube.com/jonashaglund < Card flourishes and some other stuff.
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When asked " How did I do that I tell them....

It is "PFM"

When they ask, what PFM is I just state, Pure F'n Magic(WIthe the letters F and N spelled out... It generally gets a good chuckle . Also note, I do not do it with Kids present.

With kids presentand in my Pirate garb, "Dead men tell no Tales"
Crazy people take the psycho-path thru the forest...
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I'm not sure how wise it is to reply to people's expressions of amazement with smarty alec one liners. It's like making jokes at the way that some laughs or poking fun at their clapping technique!

Exclamations of "What the F***!" and "How The Hell Did you Do That!" are expressions of delight and appreciation and replying with smug wise cracks is a bit of kick in the teeth.

It says "Not only can I fool you, I can MAKE a fool of you!"

The lines like...

"Very carefully"
"Darned if I know"
'What? I'm just as amazed as you are!!'
'I was taught that trick by the greatest magician in the world! And I swore never to tell...'
"You know, that's why I got into magic in the first place...to figure out how I did that."

...are all great because they defuse the question without making the spectator look or feel stupid.

I used to say "Can you Keep a Secret...Me Too!" Until I realised the only person who DIDN'T find it funny was the person who laughed.

Now I usually reply "The first step is to have no life!" Its not as funny as the old gag but its nicer.
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"How did you do that?"

"With a west Australian bilateral grip sir! Can't be done without it. Now some have varied and tried the east, but with less than successful results."
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How did you do that?



I use lots of glue and feathers...

and I don't associate with known associates.

that's how I do it.
I am truly blessed to have a job where people are laughing all the time and everyone believes in magic....Come to think of it, I'm blessed to even have a job.
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How did you do that?

I graduated top of my class at Hogwarts!


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How did you do that??

Im going to go with pure magic but it was probably sleight of hand.
Ephes. 2:8-9



For by GRACE are ye saved through faith; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast.
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