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Pencil Trick

posted Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:54pm

Here is a pencil trick.  It's not very impressive.  When I was a kid I went to a wedding and was seated next to this old dude who tried to entertain me all evening.  He did a few magic tricks with rubber bands, napkins, and other junk from my mother's purse.  This was one of his tricks.  Usually with this sort of thing there is a setup: I will now weave a pencil through my fingers, or make this dove vanish.  This is not like that.  There is nothing even "tricky" about this pencil trick.  It is not a magic trick or a skill trick.  Do it, and the audience will think, "Well, that was sort-of interesting?” At that time though, I thought it was very cool.  He made quite an impression on me.  In short, I am rapidly becoming that old dude.

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