Flash Paper Credit

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Postby Jeff Stone » 06/10/09 05:03 AM

Hey everyone.

Does anyone know if there is an official credit on the idea of concealing flash paper in a Zig Zag (cigarette paper) package?

I know Bannon used it in Impossibilia and Burger, I believe, has used it before. Anyone else?

Thanks in Advance.
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Postby Curtis Kam » 06/10/09 03:21 PM

The first time I saw the idea in print was in a booklet describing one of Meyer Yedid's routines. But rolling papers and flash paper have both been around for so long, I'd be very surprised if the idea didn't show up in Hugard's Magic Monthly, or maybe even an earlier journal.
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Postby Jeff Stone » 06/11/09 02:59 AM

Curtis,

Thanks for the info. Do you happen to know which Yedid routine/book it was?

Thanks a million.
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Postby Curtis Kam » 06/11/09 06:29 AM

"Meir Yedid's Close Up Hallucinations", written by George Schindler, (c)1982, "Flash Cigarette Papers" p. 21.
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Postby Jeff Stone » 06/11/09 06:56 AM

Awesome. Thank you so much!
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 06/11/09 08:59 AM

Look for a mention as a bad prank to pull on stoner friends.
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