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Weird Things That Magicians Say: Part 1
Common phrases that leave your spectators confused
#1. Going for the Opposite
Magician: “Are you left-handed or right-handed?”
Magician: “Great, hold out your right hand!”
Spectator: “Then why ask me?”
#2. Why did you choose that?
Magician: “Name any card for me.”
Spectator: “7 of diamonds.”
Magician: “Is there a reason you chose that card? *Fumbles through deck*
Spectator: “Because you asked me to name one.”
#3. The Clean Hand
Magician: “Hold your hand out for me.”
Spectator: *Holds out hand*
Magician: “No! The clean one.”
#4. Fast Hands
Spectator: “Wow, your hands are really fast.”
Magician: “You know what they say about fast hands” *wink*
#5. You Pick
Magician: “I can do this the easy way or the hard way. Which way would you like me to do it?”
#6. Would You Be Impressed?
Magician: “Would you be impressed if I could make that coin disappear?”
Spectator: “That would be incredible!”
Magician: “I can’t do that, but what if it turned into a Chinese coin instead?”
#7. Watch Close
Magician: “Watch. Watch. Watch.:”
Magician: “Watch…. Watch close. Look!”
Magician continues: “Watch… All it takes is a snap… Watch! Are you watching? Look at this!”
#8. The Long Story
Magician: “When I was a small boy, my grandfather used to take me to the beach, and on that beach were small stones that I would play with.
I was poor at the time and couldn’t afford cards, so I used to pretend to vanish these cards. My only audience was a seagull.
One day, my grandfather came over to me and said “Johnny have you heard of the legend of the 4 thieves?”
I hadn’t. He told me it was a story that his grandfather told him. When he was a boy. A story that has forever changed his life—and one that changed my life too.
… Let me show you what I mean using THESE 4 ACES.”
Of course, we’re all guilty of using at least one of these. I’m definitely guilty of #1 & #7 in the past.
But there are so many more. So I’m opening up comments to ‘free’ subscribers for the first time. Let me know what ones you’ve got below.
I want to build a hilarious, definitive list for everyone in the community.