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 Post subject: A Funny One Liner
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:06 pm 
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I had just done a trick with a false shuffle and the spectator says "I know how you did that!" then I said ''How did I do it then?" then he proceed to "try" to explain the trick then in the middle of him speaking I said "That's what you think"


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 Post subject: Re: A Funny One Liner
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:39 am 
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hmmmm... alright you can go that way with it. My answer to I know how you did that is "so do I" and that usually shuts them up.


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 Post subject: Re: A Funny One Liner
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2003 9:30 am 
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That's what I usually do Majik. Letting people discuss how you do it, even if it is entirely wrong, is not a smart way to go. It doesn't matter if they're wrong, all they have to do is come up with something that makes sense and there goes the trick. I usually shut them up with something like Majik, or I will often say "well you know better than I, because I have no idea how this stuff works" and go into a routine that is entirely in their hands. When its done I'll tell them "see, that's wierd? How did you do that?" or something. Shuts them up all the time.


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 Post subject: Re: A Funny One Liner
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:01 pm 
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what works really well w/out ugly them off is to say "The question isn't how but WHY?" That puts them off their gaurd and it gets them thinking about something else! ;) Tom


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 11:30 pm 
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Have you ever told someone to shut up? It's actually quite funny.

"hey I know how you did that!"
"Really? That's good... now shut up."

Don't do this... it's bad magic.


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2003 8:41 pm 
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Personally if someone told me just to shut up, I would think that person to be somewhat rude, call it old time manners or being a prude, but as a magician, to me it sort of denegrates the name of magic.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:05 pm 
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J_normous, I completely agree with you...

I was at school the other day, and this kid is "OMG I know how u did that"

I replied "Did I ask you if you know how I do it? no more for you."

Works every time.


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 Post subject: yes yes
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2003 8:43 pm 
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I should try that... :idea:


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fcchief wrote:
Personally if someone told me just to shut up, I would think that person to be somewhat rude, call it old time manners or being a prude, but as a magician, to me it sort of denegrates the name of magic.

It's all in the delivery! Ive seen Bill Malone and Jay Sankey tell spectators to shut up and its quite hilarious!! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 5:52 pm 
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i agree, but jay snakey is almost always funny...


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:54 pm 
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I think a 'shut up' sort of response would be something that you would only try if you were doing a comedy routine. If it was serious/mystical stuff then 'shut up!' just makes you look nervous, which would have the same effect as letting them speak.


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 Post subject: Best things to say after a stunned reaction.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 9:55 pm 
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When someone asks me, "How did you do that?", I usually say, "I don't know, I wasn't watching." If the situation looks right, I might embellish: "I'm back here performing. I'm watching you and enjoying your reactions, so I can't tell you how it's done because I didn't see it happen."

Who cares if they believe that line or not (and they probably don't). It does get me off the hook. I've also been known to use the, "You shouldn't concern yourself with how it's done, but why I do it." Then they ask why, and I say, "Because of that wonderful look in your eyes when it's done."

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 Post subject: Re: Best things to say after a stunned reaction.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 10:12 pm 
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CaptainQ wrote:
When someone asks me, "How did you do that?", I usually say, "I don't know, I wasn't watching." If the situation looks right, I might embellish: "I'm back here performing. I'm watching you and enjoying your reactions, so I can't tell you how it's done because I didn't see it happen."



Lol those are good ones.


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if you know they cant do it and its not a gimmicked deck, then let them try it. itl make them look stupid and when you get it right, they will be even more amazed. in fact ive let people who think they can do it try, and when they cant do it they leave, that gets the trouble maker out of the room!


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 Post subject: Funny
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:40 pm 
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When people asked me how do i do it. I say. "The Question is, how didn't I do it?" That usually makes them pause. Right before they say something I interupt and say,"It's a thinker." 8)


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