Richard Osterlind's TWO CARDS IN POCKET from his MM#2 Dvd

What The Audience Sees:

'Today Jamie handed me a deck of cards that he just shuffled and I cut the deck (just like in Poker so that there can't be any cheating) as many times as I wanted. I then took 2 cards and put them into my left and right pockets without looking at them. I then put the deck back into the box. Without touching the deck or anything, Jamie knew what the cards were, and in which pockets! Amazing! Incredible! Astounding!'

How It Went:

I should start off by saying that I'm a big fan of Mr. Osterlind. I've had numbers 1, 3,and 4 of his DVD set for some time but hadn't picked up number 2 because I thought I didn't need it, since I use a Joyal's Six Hour already. I picked #2 up recently, however, to complete my set and once I watched it I was floored. I don't use his BCS, but his effects were astounding. For this effect in particular, I was looking for a certain move and never saw it.

Needless to say, the Magic Friday Crowd loved it. I think I performed it close to twenty times today and every one went perfectly. Even my wife said she had no idea how I did it, which is pretty impressive in itself. I don't know what else to say really- it takes the traditional 'pick a card' to a whole new level and there was something especially dramatic about the spectators not knowing the cards yet either. It was funny to see how people would shove them into my pockets (as if I could see them anyway!). Once they were named and they pulled them out, complete bedlam.

Best Lines:

'Jamie, we've decided that, after that trick, you're a Sorcerer. No I'm not kidding...'
'You are SO Good!'
'There's no way you know what these cards are...You're joking right...#$##!%$@!!!'

Angry Bob Rating:

I have a co-worker (Bob) whose uncle was a magician and thereby has a good working knowledge of how magic works. He's pretty grumpy but likes Magic Friday's because he can tell me how he figured out how the effect is done... A high rating means he'll never figure it out.

5/5. Two weeks in a row of fooling Angry Bob. It's a good life. He had No idea.

My Rating:

10/10. No need to justify it, either.

The JDG Tip:

Make sure you tell people to not look at the cards before taking them, "Now without looking at it, take that card and put it into your left pocket..." and so on.

Also, after I reveal the first card and they pull it out of their pocket, I found that they were so shocked that the second revelation almost became an afterthought. So after I name the first card and ask them to take it out, I follow (after they calm down) with, "Now it's possible that that was a lucky guess. I doubt it, but it could happen. But if the second card is the one that I named- then that would be a miracle..." Of course a miracle would then take place.

Closing Thoughts:

I know there's been a lot of talk regarding st&$!#d versus m##$!^%@$d decks and I won't go into that here. I use the latter but this obviously works with either. And regardless, this effect kills no matter how you do it.

Thank You Richard Osterlind.


Jamie D. Grant


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You mean, "Thank you Chan Canasta." Not Osterlind's routine.

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