Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

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Postby David Acer » 10/03/09 01:23 PM

Courtesy of Guy Camirand and The Camirand Academy, here's a video clip of Gary Ouellet performing his and Gilles Couture's handling for Bob Farmer's extremely odd trick, "The Miracle of Life." You can find it in the September, 1992 issue of Genii magazine, or in Gary's first Fulminations book.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wugyjUN4Wy0
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Postby Matthew Field » 10/04/09 05:32 AM

Love the scream!

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Postby Bob Farmer » 10/04/09 12:28 PM

I only invent the really classy stuff.
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Postby AMCabral » 10/04/09 03:04 PM

David Acer wrote:You can find it in the September, 1992 issue of Genii magazine, or in Gary's first Fulminations book.


I believe it's also in Magic For Dummies. Bob: you stay classy.

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Postby Bob Farmer » 10/04/09 07:06 PM

It's also in Magic For Idiots, Magic For Complete Morons and Hobbies For The Homeless.
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Postby erdnasephile » 10/04/09 09:01 PM

If disembodied limbs bother you (and if they don't, why in the world don't they? :grin:), John Carney has published a methodologically-related effect in Carney Knowledge. (It also appears in his wonderful The Master Sessions DVD's).
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Postby Tom Stone » 10/04/09 10:14 PM

David Acer wrote:You can find it in the September, 1992 issue of Genii magazine, or in Gary's first Fulminations book.

It's also in The New York Magic Symposium Collection 3 (1984), under the title "Hands Off".
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Postby Russell Davis » 10/05/09 10:37 AM

In 1995 a version of it appeared in John Riggs' book "The Man With $1.98 Hands". It was called 'Mr. Jimmy' and included cute, horrific, and intimate variations using tiny feet and other props.
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Postby Dick Christian » 10/05/09 11:43 AM

Love it! First saw this performed by Carl "Brother Shadow" Herron at a gathering of the P.E.A. in the 1990's. Had no idea of it's origins.
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