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 Post subject: The Joys of Being an Impromptu Stooge!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:16 pm 
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Okay so it is the summer break here in Korea and English teachers are often farmed out to different schools to teach summer camps. So I'm sent to a school I have never been to before and they don't know that I actually teach a "Magic English" class at my main school. So they book another gal to teach a 2 hour "Magic English" course and ask me to help out. I had actually met this woman before, a Korean woman who had spent ten years teaching Teakwando in Virginia, but I had no idea she was also interested in magic. Anyways the effects she used were all pretty simple but her presentation was outstanding.

At one point she wanted to do a ball and vase routine and she wanted me to put the ball in my pocket and pretend it disappeared when she would produce it in the vase. I was game, I had never been a stooge before and I thought it would be fun. We did some back and fourth byplay with this and at one point I just naturally false transferred the ball as it went in the pocket. As she produced it in the vase I had plenty of misdirection to drop the ball in a different pocket. It naturally played really big when she sent the ball back, I rummaged around in the pocket, acted confused, rummaged around in the other pocket and then acted shocked to find the ball in a different pocket. The kids dropped their jaws and there was a raucous applause.

Anyways, the moral of the story. It can be really fun to use your skill set to make someone else look good. It is also a good thing to put your ego in check from time to time and help a fellow magician look like a star.


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 Post subject: Re: The Joys of Being an Impromptu Stooge!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:30 pm 
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eostresh wrote:
Okay so it is the summer break here in Korea and English teachers are often farmed out to different schools to teach summer camps. So I'm sent to a school I have never been to before and they don't know that I actually teach a "Magic English" class at my main school. So they book another gal to teach a 2 hour "Magic English" course and ask me to help out. I had actually met this woman before, a Korean woman who had spent ten years teaching Teakwando in Virginia, but I had no idea she was also interested in magic. Anyways the effects she used were all pretty simple but her presentation was outstanding.

At one point she wanted to do a ball and vase routine and she wanted me to put the ball in my pocket and pretend it disappeared when she would produce it in the vase. I was game, I had never been a stooge before and I thought it would be fun. We did some back and fourth byplay with this and at one point I just naturally false transferred the ball as it went in the pocket. As she produced it in the vase I had plenty of misdirection to drop the ball in a different pocket. It naturally played really big when she sent the ball back, I rummaged around in the pocket, acted confused, rummaged around in the other pocket and then acted shocked to find the ball in a different pocket. The kids dropped their jaws and there was a raucous applause.

Anyways, the moral of the story. It can be really fun to use your skill set to make someone else look good. It is also a good thing to put your ego in check from time to time and help a fellow magician look like a star.



Sounds great. When I do magic at the school I teach at, I often enlist students in various stooge-related roles.

Btw, is 'Teakwando' the ancient art of attacking people with Scandinavian furniture? Just wondering! :lol:

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: The Joys of Being an Impromptu Stooge!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:26 pm 
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Very cool story eostresh!

It's great to talk and session and even perform with other magicians, no matter the skill level. You can learn something from everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: The Joys of Being an Impromptu Stooge!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:47 pm 
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sean_mh wrote:

Btw, is 'Teakwando' the ancient art of attacking people with Scandinavian furniture? Just wondering! :lol:

Sean


LOL


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 Post subject: Re: The Joys of Being an Impromptu Stooge!
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Sorry I spelled it wrong. Here is the actual spelling. νƒœκΆŒλ„


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