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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:54 AM

Teller Reveals His Secrets

I believe my comrades here will appreciate this:

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7. If you are given a choice, you believe you have acted freely. This is one of the darkest of all psychological secrets. Iíll explain it by incorporating it (and the other six secrets youíve just learned) into a card trick worthy of the most annoying uncle.

THE EFFECT I cut a deck of cards a couple of times, and you glimpse flashes of several different cards. I turn the cards facedown and invite you to choose one, memorize it and return it. Now I ask you to name your card. You say (for example), ďThe queen of hearts.Ē I take the deck in my mouth, bite down and groan and wiggle to suggest that your card is going down my throat, through my intestines, into my bloodstream and finally into my right foot. I lift that foot and invite you to pull off my shoe and look inside. You find the queen of hearts. Youíre amazed. If you happen to pick up the deck later, youíll find itís missing the queen of hearts.

THE SECRET(S) First, the preparation: I slip a queen of hearts in my right shoe, an ace of spades in my left and a three of clubs in my wallet. Then I manufacture an entire deck out of duplicates of those three cards. That takes 18 decks, which is costly and tedious (No. 2óMore trouble than itís worth).

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Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Teller-Reveals-His-Secrets.html#ixzz2C7A3aJP6



(10 to 1 HiPointDem has already seen this!)

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Anthony McCarthy Nov 2012 #1
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BOG PERSON Nov 2012 #4
Cal Carpenter Nov 2012 #5

Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:57 AM

1. What's the reason he sticks with professional a-hole, Penn Jillette?

 

I haven't been able to stand them for about fifteen years. About ten minutes after the first time I saw them. I'm amazed that anyone could mistake them for progressives.

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Response to Anthony McCarthy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:31 AM

2. Penn is an unapologetic libertarian.

For those who do not know...

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Response to longship (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:13 AM

3. At least he's a real libertarian

Not just some right-wing fundie hopped up on AM radio and Ayn Rand. Penn Jillette is also a social libertarian.

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Response to LTR (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:34 PM

4. real libertarians are worse, they're not hopped up on anything

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Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:52 PM

5. "If you are given a choice, you believe you have acted freely.

This is one of the darkest of all psychological secrets."


I think this is pretty poignant (especially at this moment in partisan politics) despite Teller's affiliations.

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