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Postby mrgoat » 07/27/11 06:03 AM

Right. I got those little foil sachets (STAT) of the glue. Only problem is, the glue is crap compared to the Elmer's that came in the box when I got the trick.

I wanted to close with the effect, so applying the glue just before I do it, is great.

However, not this glue. (I am sure the glue is fine and it is my lack of experience with the effect, but it seems the other glue holds much better).

Anyhoo, any ideas about what I could do with the old glue.

I will be wearing a suit. Could I apply the glue off stage, do 15 minutes, then do the trick? It would obv stick to shirt a little but could it be sticky enough?

I tried putting the good glue into a pre ton sachet, but it dries up in the packet if there is air about into a rubbery mess.

Is there some awesome pro tip about covering it on your arm with cling film unit lyon perform? Should I just duck down behind the table and whack the Elmer's on whilst doing some hilarious and amusing patter?

Any pointers gratefully received.

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Postby Gary Kosnitzky » 07/27/11 09:47 AM

From my experience Ross brand maintains its adhesiveness longer and bonds stronger than Elmers. All around Ross does the job better.
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Postby Mark Collier » 07/27/11 10:07 AM

Damian,

You can put the glue in a hydrogen peroxide bottle and apply it openly with a cotton ball under the pretext of sterilizing your arm. I believe that is how Harry Anderson did it.
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Postby Rick Ruhl » 07/27/11 01:44 PM

Is this not the Harry Anderson's version? Any other is a rip off of Harry's routine as we all know.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/27/11 02:31 PM

I believe Just Alan also applies the adhesive openly as part of the presentation. I might have published it in Genii. Can't remember!
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Postby Doc Dixon » 07/27/11 03:29 PM

Rick Ruhl wrote:Is this not the Harry Anderson's version? Any other is a rip off of Harry's routine as we all know.


Considering Harry Anderson's published comments on the concept of owning a routine (or at least my memory of them), that's a little funny.

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Postby erdnasephile » 07/27/11 03:36 PM

Harry Anderson's version (including the way he applies the work) is detailed (and pictured) in Wise Guy, on page 134.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the write-up are Harry's thoughts on page 129 about others (and even himself) performing the routine.
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Postby erdnasephile » 07/27/11 03:51 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:I believe Just Alan also applies the adhesive openly as part of the presentation. I might have published it in Genii. Can't remember!


I think it's in Genii, November 2006.
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Postby Don Hendrix » 07/28/11 02:40 AM

Dan Sperry is selling a non-toxic adhesive that works really well for this type of effect. It is the best that I have tried.
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Postby Daved » 07/28/11 03:04 AM

Andrew Mayne has an excellent idea for applying on and getting the glue off your arm. It is all done "secretly" during your performance. Everything has a motivation.
Preparation is done before and can last for days without glue getting dried.
It is explained in Shock FX. For me it is worth a look.

The only problem is that it can appear a little less usable for those very formal show. It really depends on your character and attitude.
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Postby mrgoat » 07/28/11 08:10 AM

Thanks guys!
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Postby Rick Ruhl » 07/31/11 03:28 PM

erdnasephile wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:I believe Just Alan also applies the adhesive openly as part of the presentation. I might have published it in Genii. Can't remember!


I think it's in Genii, November 2006.


You have a wonderful memory ;)

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Postby Rick Ruhl » 07/31/11 03:28 PM

Doc Dixon wrote:
Rick Ruhl wrote:Is this not the Harry Anderson's version? Any other is a rip off of Harry's routine as we all know.


Considering Harry Anderson's published comments on the concept of owning a routine (or at least my memory of them), that's a little funny.

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LOL Doc, you are so right. We are talking about Harry here ;)
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