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Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Torn And Restored Card Effect 1 A card is selected and returned to the deck and the deck shuffled. Let’s say the selected card is the 2D. 2 The magician says he will find the card and drops the deck on the table and the KS turns face up. 3 “That wasn’t my card,’ says the spectator. “Oh what...
by Gerald Deutsch
07/01/15 06:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Favorite Coin Routines

Progressive Production is one of my favorite coin effects. A single coin becomes 2 then 3, then 4 and then 5. I have two different presentations which I posted on October 1, 2004 of the Perverse Magic thread of this forum. This effect by Bob Carver appears on page 377 of Bobo "The New Modern Co...
by Gerald Deutsch
06/09/15 07:32 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Coin Routines
Replies: 14
Views: 1711

Re: Perverse Magic

Vanishing Things A “vanish” is one of the basic magic effects and, as my friend Sol Stone always said, it is stronger than a “production” and it is an ideal type of effect for “Perverse Magic”. In Perverse Magic I distinguish here between having something “vanish” (which falls into the 2nd classific...
by Gerald Deutsch
06/01/15 08:01 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Quarter App Background On November 1, 2014 I posted “Oh You Have One Of These Pens” on this thread, the effect of which is that you pick up a spectator’s pen, pretend to examine it, pull off the cap, look at the cap and then shake it. A quarter drops out from the cap though the diameter is much smal...
by Gerald Deutsch
06/01/15 08:00 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

In The Card Box Effect 1 “Hey guys, I just learned a new trick,” says the magician as he pulls a deck of cards out of his pocket, removes the deck from the case and tosses the case on the table. 2 He approaches a girl and as he spreads the deck he tell her to take a card. She does. 3 He has her repl...
by Gerald Deutsch
05/01/15 06:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Quarter, Nickel and Penny The May 2000 issue of Genii was dedicated to the magic of Japan and on page 28 there’s an excellent effect by Tomoyuki Takahashi called Fading Coins. The effect lends itself for a presentation of the fifth category of Perverse Magic – the performer and the audience...
by Gerald Deutsch
04/01/15 06:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Magic - Some History I think I first became interested in Perverse Magic when I saw Roy Benson producing white billiard balls and when a red ball appeared he looked confused and looked in a book to try to understand what happened. I first learned the term “Perverse Magic” when reading Darie...
by Gerald Deutsch
04/01/15 06:05 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Thank you Submariner. My purpose on this thread is to show how Perverse Magic can be used with so many effects to make the magic more entertaining. It can be used as an incident in a prepared magic presentation or as a quick interlude by itself. Back on this thread, in November of 2014, I posted , “...
by Gerald Deutsch
04/01/15 06:04 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Mysterious Match Tony Mulle was one of the nicest of the people that met at Reuben’s before it closed and shortly before he died Tony taught me this which he told me it is based on an Al Leech effect. Wesley James, one of Tony’s very good friends, made some excellent suggestions to me that are incor...
by Gerald Deutsch
03/01/15 11:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

David Levitan David Levitan, the inventor of Gypsy Yo-Yo, is a professional magician who performs for various groups including adults, teen-agers etc. He and I belong to a club that has 10 magicians and we meet once a month. During a recent club meeting I performed an effect using Perverse Magic. Da...
by Gerald Deutsch
03/01/15 11:31 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Magic At The Dinner Table With Food I mentioned some Perverse Magic done with food at the dinner table above on this thread (see for example “Coin In Roll” December 1, 2008). Also see various Perverse Magic effects with sugar above: Perverse Sugar 1 October 2011 Perverse Sugar 2 June 2012 P...
by Gerald Deutsch
02/01/15 07:58 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

POWER OF CONCENTRATION ADDENDUM Back on this thread, on October 1, 2010, I posted this and said: “In going through some magic papers I found an effect called “Power of Concentration. I don’t know whose this is but at the end of the write-up is “Louis Tannen Inc 1540 Broadway” – which gives an idea o...
by Gerald Deutsch
01/01/15 08:39 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

First Perverse Ambitions Card Above I’ve discussed several Perverse Ambitious Card routines in the thread before, the first on December 21, 2002 where I said: “I have a card selected and say it will come to the top and it’s not there – another card (say 4C) is there. I bury the 4C and try again but ...
by Gerald Deutsch
01/01/15 08:38 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

The Bent Coin I mentioned this in this thread above (April 2006) in connection with “Perverse Through the Table”. It’s also noted in Bobo on page 186 and, as I noted before, the bent coin is a great prop. (It’s easy to make. Just grab a quarter – or a penny with two pliers, one in each hand and --- ...
by Gerald Deutsch
12/01/14 08:15 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Sit Down Invisible card – Card Through Table Effect 1 “So did you learn any new tricks today,” she asked her husband sitting to the left of her as they were having dinner with another couple. “Well, I did learn something but I really should practice more,” said the magician. “Oh come on, show us,” s...
by Gerald Deutsch
11/01/14 07:20 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Oh You Have One Of These Pens! Background The sixth category of Perverse Magic – Performer explains something that will happen but he doesn’t understand why it happens – can present a quick and very entertaining bit of magic. Like this for example— Effect 1 “Oh you have one of these pens,” you say a...
by Gerald Deutsch
11/01/14 07:19 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: NPR feature on Martin Gardner 4-12-2014

Had Martin Gardner lived he would be 100 years old this month and both MUM and Scientific American note this in their current issue. In September of 2010 I posted Gardner’s Perverse Power in the Perverse Magic thread of this forum and in that posting I said: Martin Gardner published a trick called “...
by Gerald Deutsch
10/07/14 09:04 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: NPR feature on Martin Gardner 4-12-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Perverse Magic

More On Mismade Bill I mentioned this on this thread on May 1, 2012 but lately I’ve been doing this as a Perverse Magic effect. Effect 1 My wife and I were having dinner with another couple when the woman – my wife’s friend - asked me if I have any new tricks. “Actually, I did learn how to change a ...
by Gerald Deutsch
10/01/14 06:59 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Teaching Perverse Magic To Middle School Children I have been teaching magic to middle school children that express a desire to learn magic. (My goal is to get these children interested on something other than Facebook which can be so harmful to children that are bullied.) I start the first session ...
by Gerald Deutsch
10/01/14 06:58 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

FOUR CARD MONTE Background 1 This came from Richard Vollmer’s Poor Man Monte (Apocalypse April 1980 page 472) with modifications suggested by my friend Peter Marshall (Apocalypse September 1982 page 678). 2 It’s a “packet trick” and I believe packet tricks should end “clean” – that is-the cards shou...
by Gerald Deutsch
09/01/14 07:01 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

SEX TEST Effect The magician and his date are sitting at the table in the restaurant across from his date’s friend and her boyfriend. It was a wonderful dinner which began with wine and all have finished their coffee and are about to ask for the check. “Can I try a little sex test?” asks the magicia...
by Gerald Deutsch
09/01/14 06:59 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Hospital Magic

I have done magic for many years for children at a children's hospital and I prepared the following memo for my own use (which may not be clear to anyone else)but it may be of some use. From: GERALD DEUTSCH To: File Re: For kids in hospital bed Date: February 2009 Card Routines Invisible Card 11 Car...
by Gerald Deutsch
08/13/14 05:43 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hospital Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Re: Perverse Magic

That’s My Phone Number! Effect The magician asks a young lady if she knows whether there’s a deck of cards in the company lunchroom. She smiles and gets one and when she hands it to him he says, “I just read if you put your hand on my hand as I cut the cards I may cut cards that mean something to yo...
by Gerald Deutsch
08/01/14 06:42 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Bounce – No Bounce Balls This is the effect sold by dealers with two black rubber balls, one that bounces and the other, when dropped, just says flat on the table or floor. I use this effect as good Perverse Magic at a dinner table (where I do a lot of my magic – but usually, rather than many effect...
by Gerald Deutsch
07/01/14 06:54 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse 21 Card Trick Background The 21 Card Trick is one of the first most of us learned. 21 cards are dealt in three rows of 7 cards (3 cards are dealt and then 3 under those and so forth etc) and a spectator is asked to think of one card and tell the magician in which pile the thought of card is...
by Gerald Deutsch
06/01/14 06:49 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Linking Safety Pins Background Back on August 1, 2007, I posted “Linking Key Rings” on this thread (explaining that my inspiration for that effect was Sol Stone’s Linking Links published in Harry Lorayne’s Best Of Friends II – and now also in Sol’s book “The Essential Sol Stone” on page 199). Also s...
by Gerald Deutsch
05/01/14 07:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Ring On Pen Background A true story that took place on Saturday February 1, 2014 at Rustico II in Manhattan New York. As we do every Saturday, some magicians were having lunch at this pizza restaurant when a young magician came up to Sol Stone saying he was trying to buy his book, “The Esse...
by Gerald Deutsch
04/01/14 06:52 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Unexpected Surprise Effect 1 A card is selected and shuffled back into the deck. 2 “Okay, now I’m going to show you groups of five cards and you tell me which pile has your card.” He holds the deck face up in his right hand at the outer edges and thumbs five cards from the face to his left hand. The...
by Gerald Deutsch
03/14/14 06:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Aldo Columbini – Harry Lorayne – Perverse Magic As we know, Aldo Columbini passed away last month. Some of my magician friends and I took it upon ourselves to review some of the published Columbini effects and I found many published by Harry Lorayne in Apocalypse and Best of Friends III. Among those...
by Gerald Deutsch
03/14/14 06:22 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Why it's so hard to sell the "Magician in Trouble" conce

Almost all performance of Perverse Magic effects require good acting.
by Gerald Deutsch
02/04/14 08:38 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Why it's so hard to sell the "Magician in Trouble" conceit
Replies: 35
Views: 5234

Re: Perverse Magic

Glenn Gravatt’s Three Coins Background This effect by Glenn Gravatt was published in the November 1974 issue of Genii and can very easily be presented as an example of Perverse Magic as shown below. I did make a few minor changes to Mr. Gravatt’s routine. Effect 1 The magician reaches into his right...
by Gerald Deutsch
02/01/14 07:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Instantaneous Reverse Background The title comes from the effect that appears in Bill Simon’s “Effective Card Magic” although the method and presentation are different. As presented, this falls into the sixth category of Perverse Magic (see this thread above – November 2011) – the performer explains...
by Gerald Deutsch
01/01/14 07:15 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Sugar 5 Background I posted four other Perverse Sugar effects on this thread. See October 2011, June 2012, February 2013, and April 2013. I contributed this to Harry Lorayne’s “Apocalypse” and it appears in the June 1992 issue page 2082 and is mentioned again on page 2158. I also refer to t...
by Gerald Deutsch
12/01/13 07:38 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Aces Through the Table - As A Climax To A Routine Effects 1 The magician shows how he can cut to the four aces but alas, he cuts instead to the four fives. 2 He puts the fives back into the pack and removes the four aces and proceeds to do a very nice “Ace Assembly” having all the aces assemble from...
by Gerald Deutsch
11/01/13 06:48 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Linking Finger Rings Effect 1 “What is that – a dollar bill ring on your right hand?” asks his lunch partner. “Yes”, says the magician. It’s a new trick I just got.” “Show me,” says the spectator. “Okay,” says the magician. “It’s done with the dollar bill ring and my wedding ring. I make th...
by Gerald Deutsch
10/01/13 06:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Triumph Effect 1 The “walk around” magician has a card selected and returned to the deck and he tells the people around him that he’s going to find the card in a really mixed up deck – “and I mean really mixed up”. As he says this he shuffles half the cards face up into the other half face ...
by Gerald Deutsch
09/01/13 06:18 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Re: Teaching Magic To Bullied Chidren

I had thought of having 4 sessions and at the first session would be the following: Session One Entertainment and Presentation Misdirection and Timing Anti gravity pencil sticking to fingers (self working) 21 Card trick (self working) Red and black (self working) Key card (self working) Next card I ...
by Gerald Deutsch
08/01/13 06:00 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Teaching Magic To Bullied Chidren
Replies: 11
Views: 2055

Re: Perverse Magic

Kisses Effect 1 The magician puts away his cards as the group around him is smiling. Then, he notices “something” on a woman’s sleeve. He reaches out and to everyone’s – including his surprise, he plucks a candy kiss. 2 He puts he kiss in his left hand and smashes his left hand against his right thi...
by Gerald Deutsch
08/01/13 05:47 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293

Teaching Magic To Bullied Chidren

Premise It is tragic when a youngster is bullied especially now with the computer and E mail, Facebook etc. The bullied youngster is alone and feels worthless and has no where to turn and suicide is often the result. It is tragic. If that youngster was taught magic – how to entertain with effects th...
by Gerald Deutsch
07/03/13 06:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Teaching Magic To Bullied Chidren
Replies: 11
Views: 2055

Re: Perverse Magic

When Pressed Background My friend Steve Rodman performed a version of this for me and other magician friends and told us that he’d been doing this for years and doesn’t remember where he learned it. I thought it had great potential as Perverse Magic and I made some changes primarily in the presentat...
by Gerald Deutsch
07/01/13 06:26 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 296
Views: 111293
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