Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

The Agony and Ecstacy of Magic

As most of you know, I’ve been away from the shop and my regular duties as chief cook and demonstrator of magic since February. Now I come in with Phil on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon. I don’t know where to put the blame, on my old age, on my Chemo treatments, or that I have been away so long, BUT I forgot how to do a lot of the tricks that I demonstrated.

One of my favorite card tricks using a trick deck is Dan Harlan’s Card-toon http://bit.ly/2KsWXxD. There’s Card-toon 1and Card-toon 2.Card Toon I like them both and would show them to everyone who walked in and didn’t have one. It’s a winner. It’s not an “I fooled you trick”.¬† It’s fun, enjoyable as well as mystifying. So today I came into the shop and picked up a Card-toon and had no idea how it worked. I mean no idea!!! Of course there is an instruction sheet. Then I remembered that whoever bought the trick I showed them how to do it because it is so easy to do, BUT did you ever try to read the instructions for it? I thought they would take it home and put magic away forever if I didn’t show them how. I even have the instructions in French, thanks to Denise Tesher. Phil was of no help. After spending at least 20 minutes on it, trying to understand the instructions, I figured it out. Has it ever happened to you?

Well, now I’ll see if I can do the Svengali!!!

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