The Lorayne Force

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The late great Jay Marshall once quipped that all of Harry Lorayne’s works were in fact forcing books for the words I, me, and my.

As a test, I counted these words within the Foreword of Harry’s booklet, My Favorite Card Tricks. Now guess how many I have detected within that single page?

A:      9

B:     18

C:     27

D:     36

???

Answer: That’s right, there were actually thirty-six self-references (including a “we”) to be found.

Harry certainly is his very own force!


 

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Career Choices (2): Signature Effects

Wise career choices: Only the lucky few among us majishuns will ever manage to have a great effect attached to their name forever as their inimitable signature piece. For instance, think of these inseparable pairs:

Harry Blackstone – The Floating Light Bulb

Jay Marshall – Lefty

Paul Daniels – Chop Cup Routine

David Copperfield – Flying

Paul Gertner – Steel Balls and Cups

Tommy Wonder – Two Cups Routine

Tom Burgoon – …umm… Timmy Toilet Paper.

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