Saturday, October 30, 2010

Life of a madman!

An average human being needs at least 50 hours of sleep in a week, if he or she is deprived of this, they'll be roaming about streets shouting at cops for throwing a torch light on their faces in the middle of the night, or at least something like that, I've never really tried it.
A person gets up, goes to office/college/school or the traffic signals to act like a homeless person. But what does a magician or a mind reader do? Wake up and get inside people's heads to figure out what they do or think? Not at all!
For the last 2 days, I've been trying to come up with an hour long show for 52 people smiling up at me thinking that they're going to have the time of their lives, and that magic boy in front of them is going to read their minds and have them all go gaga! But those 52 people (also can be referred to as a human deck of cards) don't know that magic boy has just thought of the name of the show so far "Madness of the Unseen." If for the next two days, I can't come up with the ideas, the madness will indeed be unseen!
The challenge is to come up with something with a feel that makes people laugh in the beginning so much that in the end no voice comes out and they're just sitting there clapping like retarded seals. But as the show progresses I have to make the sit their and clap without laughing but being awestruck and betting all their money saying that I'm the scariest guy they've ever met(A bet that they wouldn't lose if u saw me :P).
I always end my post saying stop wasting time, but reading this I'm sure all of you know that I am as jobless as you and have nothing to do in life but to call people cards and seals and myself scary. Ah well, it got you till the end of the post anyways, come back for the next one too. ;)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What time is it?

Twenty four hours, one thousand four hundred and forty minutes in the day, think of any time! It feels like a tragic waste of time doing so, but imagine if I could guess the time you were thinking of. I did it today with a friend of mine and understandably, she started jumping up and down like a chimpanzee, most of which can be seen in the video I attached.
The sound quality may not seem nice and some of you may want to bitch slap me through the screen, kindly refrain from doing so, you'll ruin a perfectly good monitor/laptop screen/iPad or whatever geeky gadget you may use to view videos. I recommend using headphones or earphones to get a nice little feel of it. (just click on the title to see the video)
I went on to perform my psychological non-sense over the course of the day, taking breaks in between only to hog on food and coffee, only to come back to blabbering about stuff that the lady and the guy making the video would never ever consider using in their lives and spent a rather pointless day trying to convince them that I had more brains than them. A statement that would sound like a joke to anyone who might read it.
So, kindly stop reading and get on with your life. Although do comment and follow me before doing so, I love to get a mail saying "Anonymous" commented on your post, makes me feel important.
Enough talk, time to go and sleep, if you're reading this as the first thing in the morning please don't take it to heart and get on with our day. ;)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Showmanship

I often advertise(a la Derren Brown) that I use Magic,Suggestion,Psychology,Misdirection and Showmanship,and all results I achieve are achieved using a varied mixture of those techniques. But of late people have been asking me what is the most important out of those 5? Well,the most important is the pre show practice obviously,hours and hours of it(sometimes even years). But while performing showmanship is the most important aspect! I once taught a fellow magician how to guess the name of a card a person simply thought of,he did that trick on someone,the girl smiled and went on and he concluded that it was a pathetic trick and left magic all together.
2 days later I did the same trick with 40 people around me and I guessed the name of a card the same girl was thinking of,everyone around me went fucking mental! Not to compliment myself(I do a lot of that at most times) but it was just the way i presented the whole thing that made people scream and the girl swore that she had chills down her spine.
Showmanship is essential,not just for any magic trick but even if you're presenting a document to your bosses or a toy to a new born child.
You need to get rid of you're stage fright and be a man(no offence to any women reading at this point of time). ;)
So for any nervous people out there,talk and talk and talk to yourself till you friends and family think that you've become mentally ill then present a widely dis-credited document or dish or whatever with a lot of talk and nice showmanship and I assure you they WILL like it! Bring out the showman in you!
As always thank you for hearing out my complicated blabber,may you have a nice day,afternoon,evening,night or whatever weird time you're wasting time on my blog! Hope you've followed me and are eagerly waiting for my next post to waste some quality time over here. ;)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Memory!

One of the most fascinating fields of mesmerizing people is by displaying memory techniques which may seem barking mad to anyone who hears about them,let alone see them. How would you react if I told you that i memorized the Oxford dictionary?That too in less than hour?You would obviously be assured of the fact that I'm not a sane person and have been given drugs or something which are forcing utter non-sense to come out of my mouth. Well you'd be wrong.
As a kid we learn 26 letters of the alphabet,that too in order,so shouldn't it be possible to remember 26 phone numbers or address' or even 26 pages of a book? I started with that,the number increasing ever so slowly till I could try and to an extent succeed in memorizing a 766 page book which was incidentally the best seller (Harry Potter 5). Taking that a step further I memorized the Oxford dictionary,ask a friend of mine who opened to any page,told me the page number and I described to her the page in detail,and I did this 5 times!
Next time you don't remember something,think of yourself as a kid remembering the 26 letters of the alphabet in order...
Most of you might feel that reading this post was an utter waste of time,for those of you din't,well ask the one's that did,or just wait for the next post because it does seem like you have a lot of time to go through this! ;)
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