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Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 28th, 2015, 11:43 am

Yasuo Amano, who runs a fun Tenyo blog called Hey Presto!, just posted his handling of "Zig Zag Cig" done with a French Fry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5mKV514EFM
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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 28th, 2015, 12:20 pm

Bravo!

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby brianarudolph » January 28th, 2015, 1:42 pm

Very cool! Wish I'd thought of that presentation! (Still not sure if the cigarette or the french fry is more hazardous to one's health though :) )

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 28th, 2015, 3:03 pm

Neither is hazardous if you don't smoke/eat it.
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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby P.T.Widdle » January 28th, 2015, 3:47 pm

Please put that in the book. Or even better, please tell me it's too late to put something else in the book!

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Rick Ruhl » January 28th, 2015, 4:54 pm

LOVE IT!!!

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Aaron Sterling » January 28th, 2015, 7:10 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Yasuo Amano, who runs a fun Tenyo blog called Hey Presto!, just posted his handling of "Zig Zag Cig" done with a French Fry.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5mKV514EFM

This is beautiful. Thank you.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Evan Shuster » January 29th, 2015, 11:40 am

Very clever!

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby phillipsje » January 29th, 2015, 2:26 pm

Very Cool.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby NYCJoePItt » January 29th, 2015, 11:49 pm

Oh my, how the ketchup was a nice touch.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Bill Duncan » March 1st, 2015, 4:10 pm

The marking bit is pretty strong done live, but in a video I think it exposes the method. It's not something that I would forward to my laymen friends.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 1st, 2015, 5:06 pm

What do you mean, Bill? The video was made by a blogger, not McD's. How does it expose the method?
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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Aaron Sterling » March 1st, 2015, 6:29 pm

Bill Duncan wrote:The marking bit is pretty strong done live, but in a video I think it exposes the method. It's not something that I would forward to my laymen friends.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby erdnasephile » March 2nd, 2015, 9:31 am

I dunno--there's something about performing magic with my hands all greasy that gives me the willies.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby I.M. Magician » March 2nd, 2015, 10:02 am

I agree that his presentation of that classic Tenyo trick is very clever and perfect when performing it for a teenage fast food customer for example.

Perhaps one should have an extra Tenyo Zig Zag Cig in order to perform the grease version of that effect.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Matthew Field » March 2nd, 2015, 11:27 am

I understand that in Israel Tenyo makes versions for kosher and non-kosher foods.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby I.M. Magician » March 2nd, 2015, 11:33 am

Indeed they do! The kosher version is called Tenyo Zig Zag Pareve. :lol:
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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby MManchester » March 2nd, 2015, 11:35 am

I know that smoking is very common in Asian countries. But has there been any indication of sensitivity to the issue or plan to rerelease it without the cigarette element. The video wonderfully demonstrates an alternative. Did this ever come up in discussion for the Tenyo book. Were there really no second thoughts about using a cigarette?
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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby I.M. Magician » March 2nd, 2015, 11:39 am

Tenyo did release an alternate version eventually. It used a little statue instead of a cigarette. They provided a tiny sword to use (like the ketchup) in the routine. I am pretty sure that it was sold in Japan only.

Magic Works released it that way as well.

Actually, the original Zig Zag Cig prop will work with anything which will fit and can be cut into thirds such as crayons.

The Tenyo Elite version included a metal bar. It makes noise so I don't think that was a great idea.
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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby ecw » March 2nd, 2015, 12:06 pm

The Disney versions sold in Tokyo Disneyland all use pencils.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby Brad Henderson » March 2nd, 2015, 12:15 pm

I bought my first zig zag cig as a kid from the magic shop in disney world.

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Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Postby I.M. Magician » March 2nd, 2015, 12:20 pm

Those little pencils thay have at Miniature Golf Courses are suitable to use with it. Better yet, buy a couple of those fancy colorful pencils and cut them down. Nowadays, they have many designs that are very attractive. Kids love them!


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