I seem to recall these cards having aviator backs. -> Just wondering how folks would react to taking the cards from a deck as 'free selections' and discovering their faces to be 'unusual'.Originally posted by Steve Hook:
"Color Monte" ...And please don't tell me about different handlings or cards.
Thanks. Not familiar with the material by name, just the idea. It's never the "effect" it's the presentation or context that determines the value of the material.Originally posted by Jeff Haas:
... watch winder...until I ...why you'd want one.
Perhaps it is due to the fact that many magicians are more focused on method than the presentation for laypeople. Not that there is anything wring with that BUT many just do not seem to realize that many of those tricks either look the same to lay people OR are just plain boring to them. There are many effects out there that magicians love and yet they fall flat on lay audiences.Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer:
...Granting that the plot is dubious and wretched, why are there so many methods? Why do cardmen continue to create new versions?...[/QB]
I agree the word 'hate' may be misused here. Just to add my two cents, I'll suggest the 'Stockholm Card Trick' effect where a selected card becomes a 'proxy hostage ' and the audience is made to suffer torture and abuse until they provide a sufficient favorable response that the magician stops and sometimes even gives the selected hostage to the audience as a reminder. There are so many variations I have seen performed. So I'm going to call all such 'pick a card' abuse by one name and decry the performance of such routines.Originally posted by Reed McClintock:
...To say I hate it would be crazy, and would need to take a closer look at myself. I do enjoy that the thing I dont care for gives me a feeling, and that is what art does and should do :) .