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John Zander
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On a corporate strolling job last weekend I tried an effect that I heve never used before. I would like to recommend it.



Greg Wilson’s "Kiss Off"



The effect is a kind of Chop Cup/Bennie Weenie routine. You start by showing a small can of Hershey’s syrup. You remove the plastic lid and dump out a little Hershey’s Kiss (a real choc kiss) onto the table.



You blow the kiss to a girl across the table and the kiss vanishes and reappears under the can. You smash the kiss with a spoon and it once again vanishes and reappears under the can.



You place the kiss in your pocket, but once again it comes back. Once again in your pocket and it comes back but this time as a jumbo kiss, almost too big to fit into the can, then a second jumbo kiss falls out of the can.



For a nice finish, the can is shown to still be sealed, never opened! Then you pick up one of the jumbo kisses and a whole bunch of little kisses fall out on the table. A nice give away for the guests.



Now for the bad news... "Kiss Off" has not been available for some time now. Even Greg can no longer get them. They were made by MagicSmith, but Chris could no longer get the little Hershey’s cans, so when they were gone... they were gone.



I know Greg and I used to work for MagicSmith and I had been looking for this effect for sometime now. Well, I got lucky when my friend Douglas Byrd came through for me with a "Kiss Off" set. BTW take advantage of his current sale, he has the best prices right now bar none!



The effect was the only one that I did strolling that night. It is easy to carry, has great, funny patter. Everyone knows what the objects are and you leave them with chocolate! I really recommend it.



If you are interested, there is some good news. Chris at MagicSmith does have the props with the exception of the small can. But, you could make that yourself out of any small can, just scan and print your own label.



Chris was considering selling a "Kiss Off Light" which would be the props - the can. If you call him I’m sure that he will sell them to you. Just tell him that you heard it from me.



If you do strolling work or close up this effect kills. I can not say enough about it. Smile



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Scott O.
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Keeping with the theme of Gregory Wilson's routines -- Honest Abe is a very nice routine. Greg has some great ideas.



Although, I like the way that Carl Andrews performs Honest Abe. He has a nice change from the 1" coin to the 3".



So, any other recommended walk around routines? They need not be by Greg Smile



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John Zander
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Well, lets see...... some of my favorites would be Carl Andrews' "Ain't no moe" a great sponge ball routine which is on his "No Jacket Required" video. Come to think of it, all of Carl's material is very strong for the strolling magician and worth looking into.
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One of the funniest routines I do walk around is, the nut and rope. It’s kind of like a ring and string routine but it’s done with a 4’ piece of yellow super soft rope and a 1" nut. I have 4 parts and can be done with them standing 12" away from you. The nut always gets a laugh. Especially if you're all dressed up and you pull out this big nut.

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The funniest walk aroud trick I ever did was my cheese and string routine.

Laugh?

I nearly died, and I was the one doing the trick.

Well, maybe you had to be there. Smile
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Thanks for a great recommendation John!



Sounds terrific!



You must've had a blast with it! Smile
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Hey John, How can I get a hold of Chris, so I can order that effect from him.. Email me, thanks.

Oh.. My fav effect is Kundalini rising card or any rising card and also the signed card in the bottle where I have the waitress give me a hand..... Or a good one as well, is bill in lemon. These r some of my favs...



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Thanks for suggesting my material John.

You can find my tapes at http://www.carlandrews.com/video.htm



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Quote:

my cheese and string routine.





Were you "GORGANZOLA the Mediocre" that night? ba da BING!
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My wife had purchased Kiss Off for me last Christmas near the time when the Hershey's cans were no longer available. I had seen the "Lite" version and just asked my wife to get that. When she called MagicSmith, they told her they found a substitute can, so she paid the extra and got that.



When I got it, I was quite disappointed that she didn't just get the "lite" version. The can was the same color, but has a label that said "Heresay Chocolate" on it. The can was the right size, but the problem was the lettering went all the way around the can so that a spectator couldn't even recognize it as a can of chocolate syrup.



Gladly, the folks at MagicSmith are great, and they even refunded me the difference between the "lite" and "regular" versions.



If you can get the Lite version, you can still make your own can by getting one of the larger Hershey syrup cans and removing the label. You have to cut it down a bit, but it will still be recognizable.



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John, I am curious, I have strolled with only three effects & that seems to be sufficiant in most cases, but only one routine that is interesting, didn't you have a problem with repeat or nearby audiences.

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Hi TB,



That was not a problem. This was a corporate event and was quite a large room. The tables seated 10 guests each. I have not done the effect in a restaurant, but I don't see any problem with it. It was nice working with just the one effect. One nice thing about the effect is that it played well for such a large table. I recommend it for any strolling situation where you have a little table room.



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Joe
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I like to open with a bill switch routine and finish with a finger chopper routine at most tables (providing the next table hasn't been watching to closely) The finger chopper plays very big with lots of laughs. But all my strolling routines can be done with or without a table or surface.

p.s. I agree Carl Andrews sponge ball routine is ace. Thanks Carl.
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Thanks Joe,

I see you are from UK, I had a great time working the IBM convention last September. Glad you enjoy "ain't no mo", my sponge ball routine. I might also humbly suggest that both the Making a living performing close-up magic and No jacket required videotapes, have very commercial close-up magic. For more info see http://www.carlandrews.com/video.htm
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