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ANATOMY OF A MAGICIAN (With apologies to Renault Cars Advertising Dept.
C&LCUISATORj mark Westoti
When using machines for entertainment as a close-up interlude, I begin with the introduction, introducing the calculator to the spectator. I then follow this with a couple of gags (calculated to get them in the right mood) using the machine and then offer perhaps a mathematical type of quick puzzle, and finally a nice baffling effect to leave them wondering. The idea is not to overdo the calculations or tend to repeat oneself too much, by careful handling one can evolve a nice little routine entertaining and pleasing to the spectator.
THE INTRODUCTION :-
The spectator should be positioned where he can see the letters appear and read the figures as words during the introduction. First place the calculator before the spectator with the window nearest him. Let me say at this stage that correct presentation is very important. I use calculators every day and one becomes accustomed to drumming the fingers over the keys — casually causing numbers to flash up and down in the window — this is the type of casual presentation to be aimed at during the introduction to give the impression of the figures appearing in a casual uncalculating manner — this enhances the presentation considerably.
With the calculator in position, drum the fingers over the keys as you say "Let me introduce you to my electronic friend — his name's LES" (during the drumming hit the cleared button then 537 fast to print "LES" in the window for spectator to see) then continue to spectator "Say hello to LES" at the same time clear calculator and hit DECIMAL 7734 = 0.7734 to read HELLO. Continue the drumming with the fingers on the keys, as you continue the patter "Les is a kindly little soul" — here your fingers clear and hit 3705 = SOLE, then continue "and where there's a soul we must have a heel." Hit 7334 = HEEL. Should you decide to break off here with the preliminaries, just go straight into the finish with your puzzle or trick, but if you wish to proceed a little further, continue as follows :-
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