Dean is a friend. I love Dean, and I love his magic. I think Blizzard is great.
Someone in this thread said:
<<There is a "in the hand" version out there but its not as good, and I think of it as a knock off.>>
Hmmm, I have an in-the-hands version of the plot on the market ("...alone"), and it's easy to understand why an alternate approach might have its usefulness, since it has already been stated, by the individual quoted. An in-the-hands version of the plot IS DONE IN THE HANDS. In other words, it does not require a table, or any performing surface whatsoever. It can be performed stand-up, strolling. My solution, by the way, is very close to other people's solutions for this plot, and I credit two in the instruction booklet. In fact, I re-printed the booklets after I saw how similar my solution was to others, and contacting them. This brings me to the real reason for this post. How lovely that the poster quoted above considers the in-the-hands version of the trick to be "a knock-off". Judgement should be exercised before words like those are sent out to the world. I know that in addition to Harry Lorayne's trick, there was Buddy Ackner's "Twin Thoughts" marketed in the 70s, where a thought-of card was the only card in a blank deck. The term "knock-off" is as ugly a slur as we have in our business. Both Dean and myself are easily found, and the poster made no attempt to contact me prior to his proclamation.