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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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 690

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 2
Views: 966

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 4277

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 1926

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: 281
Views: 92839

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: 1926

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: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Two Bill Trick Effect 1 “Thanks for dinner fellows. I hope I gave you good advice tonight.” “Thank you. You did give us good advice. You always do. How about a trick? You didn’t do one trick at dinner.” “Okay. I learned a new trick this weekend but I think I should have practiced it more. W...
by Gerald Deutsch
06/01/13 05:57 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Emotional Attachment Effect 1 The performer looks at a woman spectator and says, “You know, I’d like to try something. I don’t know if it will work but it might with you. Okay?” The woman agrees. 2 He has the woman select a card and asks her to kiss it. Then he asks her to take four more cards at ra...
by Gerald Deutsch
05/01/13 06:50 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Sugar 4 Effect “I forgot my vitamins.” That’s what I say as we’re finishing dinner in a restaurant and having coffee. “Wait a second. I can use this stuff.” Saying that, I open a sugar packet and pour the contents in my left hand. I then pour some salt in my left hand. Finally, I ask a spec...
by Gerald Deutsch
04/01/13 06:39 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Too Many Cards In Richard Kaufman’s “Derek Dingle’s Complete Works”, there is an effect called “Too Many Cards” (page 106). The plot of the effect is that the performer tries to make it easier for the spectator to follow the effects so he does this one with only five cards, the Ace, 2,3,4,a...
by Gerald Deutsch
04/01/13 06:38 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

The Grippo Transpo Effect After performing the Perverse Ambitious Card Routine with the 4C (Ive noted a number of Perverse Ambitious Card routines on this thread see March 1, 2007 above) and then doing a coin effect, the magician decides to again try a card effect. 1 The top card is turned face up a...
by Gerald Deutsch
03/01/13 07:47 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Instant Introduction - The Fifth Category Of Perverse Magic Background Back on this thread I gave six categories of Perverse Magic with the fifth being The magician and the audience are on different planes as to what each sees and I gave as examples the Invisible Deck and David Roths Legendary Four ...
by Gerald Deutsch
03/01/13 07:46 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Magic - as I am describing it here is not really magic that goes wrong but magic that happens by itself against what the magician wants or expects to happen. Some examples that I have given are (1) something happens without the performers knowledge, (2) the performer says one thing will hap...
by Gerald Deutsch
02/14/13 11:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Sugar 3 Background I posted two other Perverse Sugar effects on this thread. See October 2011 and June 2012. I contributed this to Harry Loraynes Apocalypse and it appears in the May 1990 issue page 1783. Slydini and I were friends and I visited him usually once a week at his apartment. I h...
by Gerald Deutsch
02/01/13 07:45 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

To The Card Case This is another presentation of Snapped Away see this thread above June 1, 2009 Effect The magician has the spectator select a card. Put it back here and dont let me see what it is. But with a flourish the magician sees the card. He smiles at the spectators and they think this is a ...
by Gerald Deutsch
01/01/13 08:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Sankeys Salt I dont know the name of this but I saw Jay Sankey do this somewhere and it is a wonderful piece of Perverse magic that I do often when Im having a casual dinner with friends or business associates. I ask to borrow a quarter and when I get it I tell the group that I just learned a new tr...
by Gerald Deutsch
12/01/12 07:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Perverse Magic

Where Did They Come From? Effect At a dinner table the magician asks his companion if he has a quarter. The woman gives the magician a quarter and smiles waiting to see what he will do. Now watch, should I get heads or tails? Get heads, she says. He spins the quarter on the table and as the coin is ...
by Gerald Deutsch
12/01/12 07:31 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839

Re: Poor Man's Card Sword

Some quick thoughts about card stabbing: 1 Milbourne Christopher published "Super Stab" in the October 1948 issue of Hugards Magic Monthly. The effect briefly is a selected card is shuffled back into the deck, the deck put into its case and the case tossed into a paper bag which the perfor...
by Gerald Deutsch
11/14/12 11:55 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Poor Man's Card Sword
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: Perverse Magic

Paul Harris Solid Deception Background Paul Harris has come up with extremely entertaining effects and this is one of them It appears in his book Paul Harris Reveals Some of His Most Intimate Secrets and in Book 1 of The Art of Astonishment The Effect An Ambitious Card Routine where a signed card al...
by Gerald Deutsch
11/06/12 05:32 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 281
Views: 92839
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