By the way, Street Magic and all my other books and videos are available at my website: The School For Scoundrels
Thanks again for all the nice comments.
And Dan, my dog is named Barcoo. He is an Australian Shepherd. There is no way he can ever get enough exercise to cut down on his control-freak herding behavior. There isn't that much exercise in the world.
Oh, and everyone. Please note that the correct spelling is Haydn--no "e" in it. It is pronounced Hayden, but spelled like the musician "Haydn." It is confusing, but it is not my fault. It is Billy McCombs fault.
And back to Adam's original post, the ESP Survey is a busking scam. It works like a scam, but is really just a one trick busking show.
It is something that can be done on the street without drawing a crowd or attracting attention from the police, and I developed it back in the sixties when doing doorway shows in the West Village.
Whenever the cops would get too aggressive on my street show, usually because the crowds were blocking the sidewalk, I would move into this routine, which didn't draw a crowd, until the heat blew over.