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. 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!!!