Saturday, July 27, 2019
Working for a small audience
I need a volunteer.
My favorite magicians are Penn and Teller. I've read their books, seen a great cross section of their many shows, and I've even done weak versions of some of their easier, but still terribly clever, tricks. But I never thought I'd come up with a professional quality, truly mystifying magic trick of my own.
I am going to blow your mind, right here, in the most unlikely of venues known to magic: a blog. Yes. I am going to perform a magic trick, and you are going to be bedazzled and flabbergasted. I'm that confident. I've practiced. I've tested it. And I was lucky to come up with such a dynamic trick that suits my narrow range of magical skills.
This trick comes from the field of magic known as Mentalism. I will be appearing to read your mind!
I want you to pick a number.
No, not three (Ha, how did I know that?)! I want you to pick a very complex, many digited number of any size, but try and make it good. Take your time. Go ahead and write it down if it's too long to remember.
Now concentrate on it.
Excellent. I've got it.
Your number is 52,363!
No, no, not your number. That's the volunteer's number. Naturally I could only do this trick for one of you out there.
One of you who is amazed.
Er, you might want to mention it in the comments though. Otherwise I might look a bit silly to everyone else.