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Ben Morris-Rains

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Hi all, 

Recently I have been working on perfecting Mnemonica. I am about 90% of the way there. I basically practice by performing routines to myself. 

Anyways, one of the things I was thinking about was sandwich tricks. I like this genre of card magic, so I wondered if I could apply it to a stack. 

What I came up with, is the spectator can cut the deck a few times and whenever they are pleased, they take the card that they cut to, memorize it, and bury it in the pack and complete the cut. 

Then they put the Joker's face up on the face down deck. The magician explains that while he hasn't touched the cards yet, the jokers are the ones that are able to trap the card, but they can't do it alone. They are the puppets and the magician is the puppet master and with the spectator as a transmitter, the magician will help them find the card. In order to do this, he runs through the cards and has the spectator say "that's my card" to him or herself once they see their card. 

After that is completed, the deck is turned back face down. The spectator spreads the Jokers and one card is trapped between, their "thought of" card. 


Essentially it is just a cull of course, but the fact is you only touch the cards once and for about 10 seconds. letting them cut as many times as they want eliminates key cards, crimps, etc. The three-way mental connection between the jokers, the magician and the spectator is what (kind of) justifies going through the deck. 

Anyways, just an idea I thought some of you might want to play around with. 

Are there any other published mem-deck sandwhich routines? I don't believe I saw any in Mnemonica. 

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Allan Ackerman has a great item. Check out this video:

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     Ben: Nice idea, of course. But - gotta' tell you that the exact same effect (in the eyes of the beholder) can be done with the deck in use - any time, anywhere. Just control a selected card to top (any control or a force) then place the two mates (I work with borrowed decks and they don't usually have two jokers within) on top and display them doing the standard sandwich action. Cut the deck - done. Only buildup remains.

      And, what I've written a number of times in different books - control card to bottom. Spectator places the two mates anywhere to center as you spread (for my The Lorayne Force). Table the spread - two mates obviously together at center spread. Spectator gathers the cards. Magical gesture - spread to show mates have magically "caught" the selected card!

      Ya' gotta' start reading the good stuff!!

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Mike, that Ackerman trick is great. It makes more sense as well. I don't know if he was counting off or using estimation to get to that named card, but it is good either way. 

Harry: Thank you for the response. And I agree. In the mind of the spectator a simple control, key card, or crimp would basically do the same thing. 

Thanks guys! 

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   No crimps or key cards needed for the effect under discussion.
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I don't know of any specific mem deck sandwich tricks. As Harry pointed out you can elimate the memory work with a control, so all the memory would do then is try to make the control cleaner looking to a magician but possibly have no difference to how a layman views the trick. Nothing to say you can't try to take other great sandwich tricks (Like Aaron Fisher's sandwich trick or sampling what is in Mathieu Bich's sandwich tricks DVD) to see if you can improve them. Only thing off the top of my head you could do with mem deck is combine it with a card index like the advocate so while the spec is making sure there card is mixed up in the deck you can load the selected card between the two jokers, but that could all be solved with a cop/DPS when you hand the spec the deck to shuffle.
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Check out "Finders Keepers" in Power Plays. It uses a mem deck with a variation of the Aaron Fisher thing. The spec names any card. The deck is spread as the magician places the jokers face up in the spread with a large number of cards between them. The spectator cuts etc as in Fisher. The jokers end up together with the face down selection between them.The deck resets immediately in mem order.

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I like to perform the smiling mule with the MD. It can of course be done without but the MD makes the finding of the card much faster

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      Okay, this will elicit a bunch of screams, but I'm going to say it anyway!  First: I've been told that I started the "sandwich craze" with my One-Eyed Jack Sandwich - published in My Favorite Card Tricks in 1965 - over fifty years ago. Whether I started the "craze" or not - I don't know. But I still get testimonials from people all over the world thanking me for that - telling me that they use it all the time and the great reactions they get with it, that they never did a "sandwich effect" until they learned that, and so on. But:

      And here comes that definite statement that may elicit a few screams --- I can't think of any, don't know of any, impromptu, any deck, more direct, more magical, sandwich effect (two face-up cards magically catching a selected card that's been lost in the deck) than the methods I've taught a number of times using my LORAYNE FORCE. Repeat: I can't think of a more direct/magical/impromptu sandwich effect.

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