The Newspaper Test- Redefined!
A brand new, totally impromptu newspaper test from the brilliant mind that is Nefesch.
Nefesch, Television and live performance star of El Salvador, has offered us many new ideas and improvements on older ones. Through Leaping Lizards magic he has released S.O.S- The self opening soda, Frozen- where a signed coin is frozen in a block of ice that materializes in the performer's hands, and Hatching- a Signed borrowed coin that ends up inside a signed (Could be) borrowed egg! Through his manager, Titanas of Greece, he has released an awesome DVD set of his original off beat magic, and several instant downloads of individual effects.
Knowing that we prefer the printed word, and many others do as well, we approached Nefesch who has agreed to offer this item through us in written form. If you prefer the Video, you can get that through Titanas directly.
We would like to thank Tony Eye, Author of The Write Stuff and Popular Selection, for adding his one handling and thoughts to this manuscript as well…. But, WHAT, you ask, is NEWZ!??
In the tried and true Newspaper Test, an area on a page, sometimes forced, is circled by a spectator and later, the performer is able to know the word circled...
In the old methods, the performer had to access the paper ahead of time, and there were gimmicks used...
NOT NOW! Use a borrowed paper or magazine, borrowed pencil or marker. A spectator is asked to select any page of a newspaper or tabloid sized magazine. They take a pencil and are instructed to circle somewhere on the paper, then to look in the center of the area they circled, and select one word that stands out or is meaningful.... Yes it is THAT straight forward. Everything is borrowed. Nothing is pre-prepared.
Yet, the performer is able to divine their word. This is a No-Tech approach- nothing to break, lose or forget! No gaffs, no gimmicks - EVERYTHING is borrowed. Any paper or magazine, any page, the concept could be applied to many different effects.
From the creator of Frozen, Hatching and SOS. A printed monograph that includes additional handling and thoughts by Tony Eye- Author of Popular Selection and The Write Stuff. A wad of cotton (Theoretically borrowed) reveals the initial a spectator is thinking of!
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