Gardyloo #27

Hahaha eat shit, bitches!

Sorry, I don't win awards very often. I'm not sure what the proper reaction is. 

I recently received this in recognition of The Jerx, Volume One winning the magic book of the year award for 2016. I want to thank those that voted for me (but please, don't ever do it again) and Jamie D. Grant for creating and sending me this fine award. You can read more about what he does here. I'm not 100% clear on the concept, but it seems like he sells decks of Bicycle cards, but to make sure they don't get banged up during transit he inserts them into a glass bottle for protection. So when you get it, all you need to do is shatter the glass bottle and you're good to go. 

Thanks again to Jamie and everyone else.

Here's an interesting variation of a Tomas Blomberg concept (which I've built upon in the past as well). It's the Konami Code effect, but instead of using a grid of people (or other items) you're using a people sitting around a table. It could be a little less fooling because you're essentially moving along a line so it's happening in one-dimension rather than two. But, on the plus side, it allows you to do the effect with people as the objects and I'm much more likely to find myself around a table than I am in front of a grid of people. 

They don't give all the details but if you're interested you should probably be able to figure it out. Or reach out to them, they might be willing to help.

In fact... this is giving me an idea...

What did we learn from the Lion King? Yes...yes...the circle of life. I was inspired by Tomas' principle. The guys at this blog were inspired by my work on the effect. I, in turn, have just had an idea to evolve their idea. I will try it out and let you know how it goes.

One other thing I learned from the Lion King when I saw it in the theater and I started laughing when Mufasa dies—the lady in front of me turned around and shushed me and said, "The Lion King is not a comedy!"

Háadish Yah Anída'aldah Góne

Here's an idea for OOTW that I haven't tried, but I think it would work pretty well. You have a stack of language flashcards. Not something like French or Spanish, but some more exotic language like Navajo or Icelandic (which are more exotic assuming you're not Icelandic or Navajo). Let's assume you're performing for your wife or girlfriend. You have her separate the stack of cards into two piles. Ones that give her a "positive vibe" and ones that give her a "negative vibe." ("But don't worry too much about that," you say, "just try to keep the piles relatively even.") 

She separates the cards (Navajo side up) and you say, "I have a bit of a confession to make. For the past four months I've set an alarm on my phone for 3:30 AM and I've gotten up and whispered Navajo language lessons in your ear. Just like 15-20 minutes a night. I just wanted to see what you could pick up on. This is the positive pile, right? And this in the negative one..."

You turn over the positive pile and she sees the English translations are all things like: happiness, sunshine, puppies, love.

You turn over the negative pile and all those words translate into things like: war, famine, death, Magic Cafe, rape. 

"Hmmm...," you say, "interesting...."

Eight hours later, in the middle of the night, she wakes up to you whispering this article from Redbook with 24 tips for better oral sex into her ear.