"There's An Egg In Your Hat" is the title of a new e-Book by Jim Gerrish in which he makes a case for getting rid of the "egg bag" and replacing it with a borrowed knit hat from a child in the audience. At the same time, he proposes doing away with the sucker part of the classic egg bag routine, which seems to be the only reason why magicians still cling to the "classic" egg bag in any of its current forms. If you get rid of that routine, you also dump a lot of the standard jokes that go with it "hold out your hand - not that hand, the clean hand", "Nothing under the arm on this side and nothing under the arm on that side" to name just two.
The advantage gained is a whole new way of looking at an egg which seems to keep appearing and reappearing in a child's thoroughly examined hat and finding new jokes to explain how and why this happens, and what to do about it.
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