Wife expecting a baby...

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Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Guest » March 26th, 2003, 7:35 am

We are expecting our 2nd child and wondered if anyone has any ideas to announce it thru a magic effect to family and friends.

Help!

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Alessandro S. » March 26th, 2003, 8:42 am

Well I wouldn't. You cannot beat *that* magic.

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Pete Biro » March 26th, 2003, 9:24 am

Do you have a Square Circle? :D
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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Pete McCabe » March 26th, 2003, 11:45 am

The sponge rabbits comes to mind.

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Jeff Eline » March 26th, 2003, 12:18 pm

How about Goshman's sponge balls and "thingie" trick? :D

Or how about some sort of effect with blank cards that spell a message?

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Steve Bryant » March 26th, 2003, 1:54 pm

Act as though you are going to produce a rabbit from hat, but "the rabbit died" (bring out a "dead" one?). Does this mean anything to people today?

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Bill Mullins » March 26th, 2003, 4:06 pm

What about that effect where you drape a towel over your feet, step aside, and a shoe has appeared there? Surely your wife could modify this with the baby during delivery . . . .

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Pete Biro » March 26th, 2003, 6:42 pm

Rig a one man levitation and hold the child out the window over the railing??

Nah, it's been done.
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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Guest » March 26th, 2003, 7:09 pm

How about a McCombical Deck style of a trick...You are going to predict a future event...blah blah blah...and the prediction matches!!!

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 26th, 2003, 7:54 pm

Originally posted by MoonBeam:
...announce it thru a magic effect to family and friends.
In performance, perhaps you could do a trick with name faced cards. maybe have your wife take two.. then show the names match the people. And when they ask 'who is so and so?'... :)
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Pete Biro » March 27th, 2003, 9:22 am

Why tarnish a wonderful event with something as corny as a magic trick? :confused:
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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Larry Horowitz » March 27th, 2003, 12:29 pm

Pete is right. Your having a baby and want to make a trick out of it, Get a Life!.....wait a minute, you are!

Enjoy the magic of the baby.

Larry

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Pete Biro » March 27th, 2003, 3:05 pm

"I may not always be right... but I am never wrong." (one of my favorite Orben lines)! :D
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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Guest » March 27th, 2003, 4:38 pm

Well, the "Baby Gag" or Max Maven's "Infantastic" are equally tasteless.

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Guest » March 27th, 2003, 4:40 pm

Original from Pete Biro

Why tarnish a wonderful event with something as corny as a magic trick?

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Too right, mate.

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Alain Roy » March 27th, 2003, 7:06 pm

I think there are a couple of things you could do that are appropriate.

First, you could produce a cigar (possibly a chocolate cigar) to give to a friend. Cigars are (were) common to give out in celebration of a newborn baby. At least, I knew people that passed out chocolate cigars. You can make the production very quick, and move on to talking about the important things about the baby, like how the baby and mother are doing. I think the cigar productions are described in a lot of places. John Carney describes an entire routine that begins with pulling a cigar from a very small coin purse--using just that production may work.

Next, you said that you want to announce the birth. Maybe some sort of magical card? I'm not quite sure here, but a card with an optical illusion, or something clever about it, but not so clever that it takes away from the birth announcement.

-alain

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Re: Wife expecting a baby...

Postby Chris Bailey » April 3rd, 2003, 9:50 am

I'm with Pete. I feel the same whenever I see someone asking for a routine to propose.


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