We’ve been in the magic business a long time. How long? Yesterday an old customer came in with a young man. I looked at the young man verily and said to our customer, “Is that the baby you used to put on our counter when you came into buy magic?”
“Yes, it is!”
I said to the young man who is now a student at McGill. “I’ve known your father for a long time. Would you agree with me that he finds it hard to make a decision?”
“Yeah, that about sums it up.”
Why did I remember this particular baby? His father brought him in every time he came to the shop. He could never make up his mind what to buy. He would hold up 2 books and say to the baby, who was in the months, “Which one should daddy buy?” and the baby would reach out to one of them and that was the one he bought. Of course he wanted them both but he would wait a while to get the other book. We had a good laugh.
So in that long time that I’ve been in magic, hundreds, no thousands of new tricks appear on the market. Some stay on and some disappear. I can usualy figure out how tricks are done, and if not the actual method that is used I can devise a way that it can be done. But once in a while, I see a trick that knocks the socks off me. Not only can’t I figure it out, but I don’t even want to know the secret as it is so magical to me. I’ve mentioned some of them in previous blogs. Now there is a new one out. It is not acually new, but it is a new improved version and I don’t have a clue. I know in part what happens but it still doesn’t explain it. I am bewildered and wish to stay that way. And the word is out as we are getting calls for it and had to reorder a few times already. We’ve just had it a couple of weeks.
Its called Sympathetic 10 and its by Jörg Alexander. Watch it to the end and enjoy!