I often see folks come from pet stores with canaries or parakeets in small cardboard boxes. This suggests a premise:Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Dave, have you seen tommy wonder's handling? He has elevated it to a new level... vanishes the cage with sleeves rolled partially up. Slick as snail snot.
Agreed, the use of a pointless trick to introduce a unwanted strip-tease is most comical.Originally posted by David Alexander:
..., removes his coat to show it ...removed his jacket and then continued the charade by removing his shirt....and then his trousers. His shorts had lace sewn around the legs. Very funny.
Glad you do, Pete! With rare exceptions, most have forgotten, or worse, never heaard of Steve. Greaat presentations, for the Birdcage, Vanishing Glass, Egg Bag, Knife thru Coat, etc. Steve had a thoroughly different approach that knocked the audience on its' collective ass, from everything I've ever heard. Glenn Haywood is the one guy who really knows the Shepard stuff. He should do a book on Steve before the stuff is lost forever - get him to do it, will'ya?Originally posted by Pete Biro:
I can still remember S. Juhasz Shepherd...
Using someone else's trousers for the vanish is somewhere between very kewl and ... um... scary for some reason.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
I have a birdcage pull that goes down the front of your trousers...
LMAO! I guess he almost didn't have the 'equipment' after that mishap :DJust having the equipment isn't enough. One guy at the last Collectors Weekend told me of a friend who had an outfit, put it on and tried it out, almost castrating himself in the process.