These turns can give you almost endless combinations, including the ones necessary to perform the following routine.
ROUTINE. Now that you know the various moves, I'm going to give you the routine. The introductory lines should be custom tailored to the group for which you're performing. As an example, I'll give you the lines I use in front of magic groups.
"Magic has a lot of ups and downs. It's very important not to confuse the two. In order to help you understand them, I have spared all expense to bring you a detailed graph of the ups and downs." At this, pick up the card and hold it with the "up" side showing as in figure two.
"Here we have the "up" side of magic. A good example of one of the ups would be When you're a kid starting out and you save up all your money for two years to buy a complete set of Tarbells—all seven volumes. That's one of the ups. Another example would be...oh...when someone calls you on the phone and asks,'Hew much do you charge for a show?' You tell him $200 and he says, 'Great! That's exactly what we had budgeted.' That's another one of the ups."
"Finally, another up would be when you receive a standing ovation. You'll probably see one of those in just a few minutes."
Turn the card over so that the "down" side shews using The Basic Move with the right hand. "On the other side of the card we have the down side of magic. An example of the down side would be when someone calls you on the phone and asks you how much you charge for a shew. You say $200. He says 'That's great, we had $1000 budgeted. We'll save $800.'
Another down side would be when you find out that Dover is putting out the entire Tarbell Course in paperback for $1.98.
TOE RdlTTNR. Now we come to the meat of the routine. Don't try it without a card if you value your sanity. Hie patter is presented first followed by the accompanying actions in parentheses.
"As I said, it's very important not to confuse the ups and downs. You'll notice that both the "up" side and "down" side are right side up. (Execute the Basic Move several times ending with the "down" side facing the audience.)
"However, if I take the "down" side and turn it upside down" (Do so using the Clockwise Turn), "you'll notice that the "up" side remains right side up." (Execute the Reverse Move several times shewing both sides and ending with the "up" side facing the audience.) "That's because we haven't turned the "up" side upside down."
"However, if we turn the right-side-up "up" side upside down, you'll notice that both the "up" side and the "down" side are now upside down. (Use the Clockwise Move to turn the "up" side upside down. Then use the Basic Move (right hand) to show both sides upside down. Stop with the "down" facing the audience.)
"New if we take the upside down "down" side and turn it right side up" (Use the clockwise turn to do so) and take the upside down "up" side and turn it right side up, you'll see that both the "up" side and the "down" side are new right side up." (As soon as you shew the "down" side right side up, use the Reverse Move-left hand to turn the card over shewing the upside down "up" side. Then use the Clockwise Turn to turn the "up" right side up. Finally, use the Basic Move-right hand to shew both sides right side up. End with the "down" side showing to the audience.)
second phase. "New I'll turn the right side up "down" side sideways (using the Clockwise Turn to turn the card one quarter turn so that the "D" is at the top and the "N" is at the bottom) and turn the right side up "up" side sideways, you'll notice that both the "up" side and the "down" side are now sideways. (use the Top Turn to show the "up" side right side up. Then turn the "upnside sideways using the Counterclockwise Move. Now shew that both sides are sideways using the Basic Move several times, ending with the down side tcward the audience.)
"New, if I give it a shake you'll notice that the "up" side turns right side up. (Give the card a quick shake followed by the Top Turn shewing the "up" side right up.) If I give it another shake, you'll notice the down side magically turns right side up. (Give the card another quick shake followed by the Basic Move. This shows the "up" side right side up. Continue executing the Basic Move a few more times.) "Now both the "up" side and the "down" side are right side up.n "Remember, it's important not to get the two confused. Now, before you choose sides and ask me to put this down (Show "down" side), I'm going to put it (Show "up" side with the Basic Move).
hindsight, vrcwI No wonder this is a quarterly. It seems like it took three months to describe this one trick. But—I feel it was worth it.
Hus is- one of the best possible tricks for a trade show. I have several variations of it, but this is one of my favorites. For a trade show you can use the opening to give the ups and downs of Farming (Farm Machinery) , driving (Chevy's), or Housework (appliances or aluminum foil). You're only limited by your own imagination.
Finally, you can add a new side to this (sorryI) by talking about the ins and outs of your topic. Then turn the card inside out. It, of course, is actually two cards hinged together on one side. Just be careful not to make the routine too long or too fast. As it is, it's short and sweet.
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