Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

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Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby David Acer » October 3rd, 2009, 1:23 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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Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby Matthew Field » October 4th, 2009, 5:32 am

Love the scream!

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Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby Bob Farmer » October 4th, 2009, 12:28 pm

I only invent the really classy stuff.

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Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby AMCabral » October 4th, 2009, 3:04 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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Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby Bob Farmer » October 4th, 2009, 7:06 pm

It's also in Magic For Idiots, Magic For Complete Morons and Hobbies For The Homeless.

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Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby erdnasephile » October 4th, 2009, 9:01 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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Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby Tom Stone » October 4th, 2009, 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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Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby Russell Davis » October 5th, 2009, 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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Re: Video of Gary Ouellet Performing "The Miracle of Life"

Postby Dick Christian » October 5th, 2009, 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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