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The Workers Diary (All Gimmicks & DVD) by Mark Elsdon

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Mark Elsdon, magic consultant on TV shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Watch, presents the worlds easiest, most direct and 100% self working diary effect - "The Workers Diary!"

A spectator is handed a diary. All the dates have playing cards written next to them. The spectator verifies that there is no pattern and the cards do not repeat on the same day each month - it's genuinely random. You display a blue backed deck which, you tell them, contains one "stranger card" from a red backed deck. The spectator looks up their birthday and notes the card for that date. The day before and the day after - in face the whole week - all the different cards written next to them. The same day inb the previous month, and the month after, also have different cards. you remove the card that appears at their birthday and place it into their hand. There's only one thing left to say: "Happy Birthday!" The card is turned over. It has a red back with the words "Happy Birthday!" written in large bold, black letters!

Works with any date - you DON NNOT need prior knowledge of the spectator's birthday!

Revealing personal information to a stranger is one of the strongest effects you can perform. The special deck included within does ALL the work, allowing you to concentrate on the presentation. With "The Workers Diary", it appears that you personalized the entire effect, just for them.

The Workers Diary really says it all! A super clean genuine miracle involving a spectator's own birthday that plays just as well for a room full of people as it does one on one.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 7th, 2013
I have a few Diary effects. This is now going to be my go to Diary and when I don't have this on me I will always have "No Diary" in my wallet. This was well worth getting and I will have plenty of fun performing it.
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Easy and VERY effective! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 25th, 2017
I really like this and I have a number of these effects. This one is probably the easiest, most straight forward to use. I would say if this appeals to you, then you should buy it immediately before it disappears. I don't think you'll be disappointed. It's very easy to perform and does exactly what it says it does.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 22nd, 2017
I surprised that there hasn't been more love here for Mark Elsdon's version of the classic Chronologue diary effect. This version is superior in that in requires only one diary, and both the diary and cards are on the table at the beginning of the routine. If you've done a variation of this routine before, from watching the trailer you'll know the method immediately. It's a pretty sharp use of an old gimmick.

Like other diary effects, this one also has that really tedious set-up of filling in all 365 days in the diary. But once you've accomplished that, you are good to go for life. While I'm not entirely in love with Elsdon's routining, his teaching of this effect on the accompanying DVD is good, as usual.

In short, if you like doing Chronologue as much as I do, you'll probably make this your go-to version. (Although I would note that I'm not sure how many more years you can get out of this effect since paper pocket diaries are being obsolete in this smartphone world.) It's excellent.
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So easy and fun!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 15th, 2015
As close to a self-working trick as I've seen that is still an awesome effect. Very clever! As soon as you pull out the gimmicks (deck and diary), you realize exactly how to do the trick. The DVD gives plenty of great tips on preparing the deck and the diary to make it look as clean as possible to spectators. Once you set it up, it's good to go forever. I like making a spectator feel really special by saying this trick will only work for one special person--the one whose birthday matches up with the one red-backed card in the deck. What are the odds it would be you? Then they find their page in the diary, and of course theirs is the one red-backed card. Works great in a crowd where the spectators get to choose amongst themselves who they think will have the best chance, then they all cheer for the person when he/she wins. Thanks Mark & Penguin!
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