So lately I’ve been trying to think of ways to reveal people’s thoughts, but not just make the revelation entertaining, but the thought itself entertaining. That way it doesn’t become repetitive and look like I’m just having someone think of something and revealing what it is over and over. One of the ideas I had was to use music. Basically I would throw out a playlist of songs numbered from 1 to 100 and have whoever caught the playlist to choose one of the songs in her head. She’d come up on stage, I’d sit in front of a piano/keyboard and eventually I’d be playing the song that the person thought of. I was thinking the best way would be for me to be blindfolded and have her write down on a board the song she’s thinking of and show it to the audience. That way the audience is just as… Read More
Stooges are actors who pretend to be normal audience members and are called up by the magician to secretly help him in whatever illusion he’s performing. Many magicians, and you would know their names if I mentioned them, use stooges in order to create a logical disconnect, which in other words is a way of making the illusion impossible to figure out if you try to break it down logically, since most go under the assumption that the spectator isn’t a stooge.
Mentalists have their own version of stooges. Since their area of magic deals with information (the abstract), mentalists in the past have figured out very clever ways of creating stooges who are unaware of the fact that they are indeed stooges. One of these methods is known as preshow, where the mentalist meets and greets his audience before the show starts and in this process secretly collects… Read More
So I’ve been working on adding two new routines into my act that I believe to be original (please forgive my ignorance magic historians).
Routine 1: I present a planner that has random images drawn on each date. I throw it into the audience and whoever catches it is to think of a date that has some kind of meaning to them. They look up the date, remember the image drawn on that date, close up the book, and walk on stage. While my back is turned, they redraw the random image they chose on a piece of 8.5×11 so the audience can see, and they seal it inside an envelope. I turn around, take the whiteboard and draw almost exactly what they drew. **applause** . . . but there’s a kicker! I then reveal to the person not only what meaning the date they chose had to them,… Read More
So my love of magic really began from my uncle who was an amateur magician. He’d teach me some tricks when I was a kid and of course whenever I performed them I’d screw it up somehow. I remember one time in particular when I did the dove pan appearance. It’s this little pan that you show, and when you place the lid over it and take the lid off, a dove (or whatever else you want) appears inside the pan. Secret’s pretty simple. Hidden in the lid is another pan that fits perfectly inside the pan you show. Inside this pan is where you put your load. When you put the lid over the real pan, it drops the inside pan into the real pan, and thus whatever was inside of your secret pan seems to appear out of nowhere. All you have to do is make sure you don’t… Read More
PEOPLE ARE DYING! Billions of people have died in the name of religion and the death toll keeps rising every single day, AND WE ARE LETTING IT HAPPEN! I cant think of any simpler way to say it. I feel like I should blame religious moderates just as much as religious extremists. Now hear me out before you turn into the exorcist girl.
I think this because religious moderates have created this taboo of, its rude to talk about religion, and I honestly believe that this simplistic taboo deserves a large part of the blame for why religious extremism is constantly rising in the world. When your friend does something thats appallingly wrong, do you reprimand them, or do you take up a, Its rude to criticize my friends, policy? If the latter, then you are not only not helping your friend to stop doing something like that in… Read More