Originally posted by M.HAWKINS:
I'm on the road and added razorblade swallowing to my routine. I'm trying to pull the switch off without using a gimmicked stand, etc. I know of three simple switches, one that uses a glass with dark liquid in it and an earth magnet at the buttom to catch the razors as I pretend to wash the razors down. Do you guys have any other suggestions?
Bruce Ellliot's Classic Secrets of Magic
has a chapter on this.
He suggests using a Dixie cup, (or any paper or styrofoam cup) with water in it.
Each blade is dipped in the water, as if it were antiseptic, before it goes in the mouth, (tongue in cheek style, and if you don't know this method, where the blades actually go in the mouth, this doesn't apply) the blades are collected one by one in the mouth and then held on the tip of the tongue, and you pretend to choke a bit.
You do a serious mime of choking and coughng, and turn, with a swing, your left side to the audience, and pick up the Dixie cup. Your tongue slides the blades in to the Dixie cup, and your teeth instantly close behind them, as you tilt your head back and drink the water.
Remember that you're choking and coughing, while this happens, and the audience is wondering if it's real, which makes the whole "water drinking" thing an in-transit action.
After you finish drinking, you're still clutching your throat with one hand and the coughing is slowing down, while your hand drops to your side, and crumples the Dixie cup, (carefully, it's full of razor blades) and tosses it behind a napkin on the table.
There's also a tip in there about dulling the blades somewhat, while still being able to show that they're sharp.
:whack: KIDS, DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME, :whack: