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As Should You was the first installment of Apocalypse Now on Reel Magic this past Tuesday.
I loved the fact that a "non-card" item was the first to drop.  

There is certainly some excellent card material in Apocalypse, but there is a ton of non-card items as well.  

Card magic gets a lot of play on this as well as other forums and it is nice to see something different to break things up.

Now, regarding the routine, it is a worker.  It is quick, easy to follow and if you are not a magician, very fooling.  Even if you are a magician you will smile when the climax happens.

I think the souvenir you leave with the spectator is great.  Many folks have never seen a $2 bill and will appreciate getting one to show around.  Crumpled bills can be ironed nice and flat since they are largely made up of cotton.

Great idea Mr. Deutsch and great teaching Rudy!
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I agree, that was a cool item. A logical conclusion to the old two in the hand plot. 

I wonder if some of the younger folks out there are even aware of the existence of $2.00 bills? Back in the 80s, when I was posted in Germany, 2$ bills and Susan B. Anthony dollar coins were in constant use and circulation. Most Americans wouldn't touch them stateside, so the government shipped them off to GIs serving overseas! 

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I loved this item as well.

Sadly up here in Can-a-di-a our small bills have been replaced by the Loonie and Toonie.

And our larger bills are all polymer which doesn't crumple, like, at all! ....and they are different colours! ..... and parts are transparent!!

Ah well. Time for "I was just in the States recently and have a couple of bills left over from my trip. Here, let me show you something..."

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I loved this item as well.

Sadly up here in Can-a-di-a our small bills have been replaced by the Loonie and Toonie.

And our larger bills are all polymer which doesn't crumple, like, at all! ....and they are different colours! ..... and parts are transparent!!

Ah well. Time for "I was just in the States recently and have a couple of bills left over from my trip. Here, let me show you something..."

Sean


You may have the Loonie and Toonie but we have Looney Toons! Or had, the last cartoon was 1969 I believe. They have yet to improve upon them, IMHO.
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As Should You was the first installment of Apocalypse Now on Reel Magic this past Tuesday.
I loved the fact that a "non-card" item was the first to drop.  

There is certainly some excellent card material in Apocalypse, but there is a ton of non-card items as well.  

Card magic gets a lot of play on this as well as other forums and it is nice to see something different to break things up.

Now, regarding the routine, it is a worker.  It is quick, easy to follow and if you are not a magician, very fooling.  Even if you are a magician you will smile when the climax happens.

I think the souvenir you leave with the spectator is great.  Many folks have never seen a $2 bill and will appreciate getting one to show around.  Crumpled bills can be ironed nice and flat since they are largely made up of cotton.

Great idea Mr. Deutsch and great teaching Rudy!


Thanks Ray! Iā€™m so glad that you like it!!

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First and foremost congratulations Rudy, for securing a spot in history by presenting the work of the great Harry Lorayne. I'm sure that he wouldn't have chosen you had it not been for your ability, to do the work justice.

Before talking about the effect and my opinion of it's execution, I'd just like to say that I believe you missed your calling Rudy? The calmness in your voice and soothing manor by which you present yourself would have certainly benefited the psychological community, to great extent. Be that as it may, you chose magic and that warm and inviting persona will and probably has served you well in your performances. I'm almost hypnotized, by how you speak.

But what about "As Should You"?

I'd like to first echo the views of some who have expressed a delight for the first installment being of a non card variety. Cards are wonderful, convenient and with the plethora of magic that can be accomplished with them, indispensable. However, with so much available, the market gets very saturated with card tricks to the point of nauseousness. In fact so flooded with card tricks is the magic market, that I refuse to buy any book which focuses on cards alone. Most any book, in my library will contain card tricks and so my toolbox is still full. So again thank you for beginning with something different.

I like the use of the "2 in the hand" with the combination of a bill switch and began to think of how I might use this as a magician vs mentalist routine with the final revelation ether prediction the serial numbers of both bill or as a mind reading stunt, between myself and the participant? In either case, I think that the misdirection inherent in the routine, makes for a great effect.

So again Rudy thank for this presentation and a BIG thank you to Mr. Lorayne as well, for allowing his books to come to life once more, in video for today's magic community.

Well done gentlemen šŸ˜‰

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       So glad you're all "with this."  Thanks for all "dem kind words."  Pleased with all - well not much with "I refuse to buy any book which focuses on cards alone"!!!     Okay; but you sure are MISSING OUT.    (I'm currently being talked into doing an e-book - just a few jaw droppers, but all cards. So, if I ever get it done, I know of one sale that won't happen!!)
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Mr. Lorayne

I'm sure my few dollars won't make a difference to a man with as much as you have no doubt ably accumulated, in a lifetime of excellence and accomplishment. No need to sweat the small stuff, if we focus on the good stuff. Right?

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First and foremost congratulations Rudy, for securing a spot in history by presenting the work of the great Harry Lorayne. I'm sure that he wouldn't have chosen you had it not been for your ability, to do the work justice.

Before talking about the effect and my opinion of it's execution, I'd just like to say that I believe you missed your calling Rudy? The calmness in your voice and soothing manor by which you present yourself would have certainly benefited the psychological community, to great extent. Be that as it may, you chose magic and that warm and inviting persona will and probably has served you well in your performances. I'm almost hypnotized, by how you speak.

But what about "As Should You"?

I'd like to first echo the views of some who have expressed a delight for the first installment being of a non card variety. Cards are wonderful, convenient and with the plethora of magic that can be accomplished with them, indispensable. However, with so much available, the market gets very saturated with card tricks to the point of nauseousness. In fact so flooded with card tricks is the magic market, that I refuse to buy any book which focuses on cards alone. Most any book, in my library will contain card tricks and so my toolbox is still full. So again thank you for beginning with something different.

I like the use of the "2 in the hand" with the combination of a bill switch and began to think of how I might use this as a magician vs mentalist routine with the final revelation ether prediction the serial numbers of both bill or as a mind reading stunt, between myself and the participant? In either case, I think that the misdirection inherent in the routine, makes for a great effect.

So again Rudy thank for this presentation and a BIG thank you to Mr. Lorayne as well, for allowing his books to come to life once more, in video for today's magic community.

Well done gentlemen šŸ˜‰


Senor Fabuloso, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I appreciate them!

I'm going to be sure to include many of the non-card related items that fill the pages of Apocalypse. I'm definitely a card guy, so it's going to be somewhat of a challenge. With that said, I'm up for it.

I like where you're going with the "magician versus mentalist idea. Nice thinking!

Anyway, thanks again!

Rudy

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    (I'm currently being talked into doing an e-book - just a few jaw droppers, but all cards. So, if I ever get it done, I know of one sale that won't happen!!)


Harry, do you have an estimated time of when you'll be releasing this ebook? A working title? I'm looking forward to reading it!

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    No, Rudy, not yet. My son Robert and my daughter-in-law Elizabeth are talking me into it - and they will "handle" it. No big deal - it will contain only 6 or 8 items - but, they're real "jaw droppers," in my opinion.
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