If your first and last name have any confcination of the initials spelled out above, you can achieve the same results. You will notice that the first name is nore limited because it spells the suit and there are only four suits. The last initial when inverted stands for the value and their are thirteen possible v alues.
You are not restricted to spelling out playing cards with your initials.
If I were Billy McConb I would use the following: "When you require quality magic, remember the name Billy McComb. If you can't remember the name... remember the initials."
Ed Mario could open his act with, "Hi, I'm Ed Marlokowski. As you have probably guessed by the name.,. I'm Spanish." (Follow with, "And as you have probably guessed by the cigar, I don't give a damn about your lungs either.")
If I were Ed and were lecturing for magicians (we are often mistaken for each other) I would ask who the greatest living card expert is. After a brief pause, "Ne/er say 'die'!" Only after a little thought would some of them realize that the 'die' I was referring to was spelled "D-a-i".
Jeff White ("The White Stuff" from Issue #6) should work White Magic (as opposed to 'black magic') in as a theme for some of his performing.
Picture some of the following magicians saying the following:
Randy Wakeman: "'Wakeman'. That's not my real name. That's my nickname. After my shows that what I have to do. Wake men."
Martin Gardner: "My name is Martin Gardner and I'm here to cultivate a little entertainment.
Arnold Fürst: "I originated this. That makes this my "furst" trick." Or, "My name is Furst. Why did they put me on last?" Or, "When it comes to hiring magicians, call me 'Furst"' ('first'). (I may change my name.)
Wayne Kyzer: (After a trick or joke that goes ewer very well:) "I'm on a roll now ... must be a Kaiser roll."
Dexter Cle;eland: "Not only am I a magician, but I'm the second largest city in Ohio." Or, I might try to make sonething out of the first name with, "Dexter-ity".
I would like to live to see Harry Blackstone produce a black rock. "Get it? A black stone." After uttering this, he would turn it over to reveal sons hair hanging down from the rock. "A Hairy black stone." He could then have the rock apparently stare at a man in the audience. "Hairy and Gay black stone."
Good examples already being used include Al Goshman's "Magic by Gosh", Glenn Strange"s "Strange Lecture Notes", and Karrell Fox's "The Foxy One". They obviously had advance copies of this issue.
Micky Hades capitalizes on his last name so that you remember his firm. "A Letter From Hades" is always an eye-catcher .
Magicians named Harry, Sandy, Dusty, Ace, Jack, Sleepy, Dopey, and Sneezy should find obvious wordplays upon which they can capitalize. If you can't come up with anything else, introduce yourself as 'Coach'. "That's not my real name. It's my stage name" ("Stagecoach").
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