Random Acts of Magic
Random Acts of Magic
written by David Acer
2004
Work of David Acer
350 pages (Hardcover), published by Camirand Academy of Magic
Illustrated with photographs
Language: English
(98 entries)
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David Acer Introduction To The Foreword By Barry Julien By David Acer 9
Barry Julien Foreword 10
David Acer Introduction 13
David Acer Over Easy Small packet Triumph with 9 cards varied by "Over Easy Scrambled" (Joshua Jay, 2004),
"Over Easier" (Max Maven*, 2004)
17
Looy Simonoff Flippant 19
David Acer Changes Pips move around on 5/2 Clubs to 4/3 Clubs, then fuse to 7 Clubs, then split back to 5/2 Clubs 21
Marc DeSouza Shapeshifter 24
Richard Kaufman Natural Grip Radical Change 25
Max Maven* Over Easier Small packet Triumph with nine cards - selection shown to have different colored back inspired by "Over Easy" (David Acer, 2004) 29
David Acer Lucky Day Spectator calls stop during Hindu shuffles, stops at four Aces inspired by "Camilo's Deceptive Four Ace Reveal" (Camilo Vasquez, 1980) 32
Unknown Hindu Bottom Slip Shuffle 32
David Acer Splittant Aces Magician visually splits a red Two and black Two into four Aces 36
David Acer & Richard Sanders Splittant 36
David Acer Splittant Jr. Split Six of Clubs into Four of Clubs and mini Two of Clubs 39
David Acer Colour Inversion Inversion plot with color changing deck 41
Cardini Snap Colour Change 44
Jay Sankey & David Acer Uppity Deck on table covered by napkin, deck begins floating ala Zombie Ball, then deck vanishes, leaving only the selected card 46
Ryan Madden The Madden Force Dribble force with card clipped by right pinky 51
David Acer Separation Anxiety Magician/spectator each select a card from half the deck, the cards transpose. 53
Jay Sankey & David Acer Count On It Card that magician picks from spectator's packet vanishes, travels to deck (Biddle Trick-like) 57
David Acer Repeat Offender Selected card is found four times, and they all change to Aces 61
Edward Marlo Tilt 62
Michel Huot & Steve Duperre The Charlier Control Insert card into Charlier position, Tilt-esque 65
David Acer Overtime 68
Jay Sankey & David Acer Child's Play Spectator uses two crayons to select two cards - black crayon select black card, red crayon select red card. Names of cards are found printed on crayon sleeve 71
Derek Dingle Vernon Strip-Out Substitution (Dingle Variation) 73
Richard Sanders & David Acer Unlawful Entry Card penetrates a door 76
Unknown Rub-A-Dub Vanish 77
David Acer Rub Down Card through table 80
Joshua Jay Over Easy Scrambled Small packet Triumph, selection is odd-backed, then deck changes color inspired by "Over Easy" (David Acer, 2004) 82
Jay Sankey & David Acer The Flipwiches of Eastwick Prediction card is sandwiched between the Queens, shown to be the mate of selection, then visually changes into signed selection itself 88
David Acer Flipwich Sandwiched card visually transforms (First published in Sudden Impact lecture notes by David Acer) 91
David Acer Assimilation Two cards placed in between Jokers visually fuse into selected card inspired by "Cardician's Blendo" (Paul Harris, 1978),
see also "Flipwich" (David Acer, 2004)
95
David Acer Royal Flash Random poker hand changes into Royal Flush in Spades see also "Flipwich" (David Acer, 2004) 100
Jay Sankey & David Acer Misguided Angels Angel on the back of Bicycle card rotates 180 degrees 105
David Acer The Sliding Double Lift see also "The Relativity Lift" (Paul Curry, 2001) 113
David Acer Open Time Traveller Writing appears on the back of selected card "You Will Pick This Card" 116
Tony Kardyro & Edward Marlo K.M. Move 118
David Acer Mad Card Disease Card torn into quarters, index corners transposes with non-index corners repeatedly 120
David Acer Tangent Card rise out of deck perpendicularly 130
David Acer New Millenium Ace Deuce Trey inspired by "Ace, Deuce, Trey" (Al Leech, 1953) 134
Richard Sanders & David Acer Time Boards Triumph-shuffled deck rights itself except for three cards, which tell the time 139
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle 139
George Coon Winding the Pack 142
David Acer King's Ransom Coin produced from King of Diamonds, then vanished 144
David Acer Deck Ping Chien 146
Paul Harris Hi Ho Silver 148
David Acer MouseHunt Selected card transposes with another card sandwiched between the Kings that has holes in it (like Swiss Cheese) 150
Gerald Kosky Kosky Invisible Card Change 152
David Acer Switchback Two decks, card selected in red deck transposes with blue card in blue deck. Then, both decks transpose. 156
Gary Ouellet The Touch Force see also "Touch Force" (Gary Ouellet, 1990) 157
David Acer Jim's Pick Card freely selected matches prediction on table 166
Unknown Wild Card Turnover 170
Michel Huot & David Acer Photo Finish Photograph of magician holding a Joker becomes magician holding selected card 172
David Acer Meta-Four Spectator locates four of a kind twice 175
Dai Vernon Multiple Shift Addition Variation 175
Simon Lovell & David Acer Twice Removed Two magicians get two spectators to select cards, they each find the wrong card, turns out that the cards have transposed. varied by "Slacker" (Tyler Wilson & David Acer & Simon Lovell, 2010) 180
Simon Lovell & David Acer The Painted Deck Using a card fan, face card is changed twice, then backs of the deck changes to blue from red 184
Walter E. Cummings Painting The Cards With one handed fan 186
David Acer Party of Six Six people each choose a card and go on stage, stand in a row. Spectator in the audience (holding prediction) chooses one by spelling. Prediction matches the card held by person on stage 189
David Acer Coke Induced Coke bottle placed in paper bag, bottlecap changes into Coors, bottle then changes to Coors bottle 201
David Acer Unflappable Torn and restored matchbook 205
Richard Sanders Ringworm Knot on rope visually changes into a finger ring, coin purse (where ring was previously) shown to contain the knot 212
David Acer Make This Disappear "THIS" written on bill changes to "DISAPPEAR", then bill vanishes 217
David Acer Upon Receipt Receipt for $3.34 folded, produces $1 coin from it, receipt now says $2.34 220
David Acer New Millenium Tenkai Pennies Tenkai Pennies with signed coins - then signatures end up on same coin 227
Jay Sankey & Richard Sanders The Pointing Transfer 229
Barry Julien Unburnt Lit match restored to new match 234
David Acer Breakneck Neck cracking gag with candy in mouth 239
Richard Sanders & David Acer Pocket Exchange Coin in hand visually transposes with coin in pocket 241
Al Schneider Basic Vanish 242
David Acer Hot Pursuit Magician predicts the correct answer to a randomly chosen Trivial Pursuit question 246
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Cull Force 248
David Acer High Invisibility Ball vanishes and reappears held between two fingers visually 251
Torkova The Edible Coin Magician apparently swallows coin 255
David Acer Bespectacle Finger ring links onto spectacle frame of magician 258
David Acer Seedling Drawing of flowerpot on business card begins to bloom see also "Flipwich" (David Acer, 2004) 261
Jay Sankey & David Acer Cap In Hand Sharpie cap vanishes, reappears on Sharpie 264
David Acer Fresh Mint Piece of aluminium foil changed into silver coin, based on a Bob Bengal coin production 269
Richard Sanders Plop! Small rubber ball visually appears as invisible purse frame is opened 273
David Acer Packs a Wallet! Rubberband wrapped around wallet vanishes, appears around a credit card inside the wallet inspired by "Elastic Infiltration" (Jay Sankey, 1986) 275
Jay Sankey & David Acer Under Foot expose the "brush coin under foot" gag, but reveal that the penny under the foot has become a quarter see also "Gotcha! - Sleight Of Foot" (John Cornelius, 1974),
"Convention Fooler" (Alexander de Cova, 1994)
280
David Acer Get Bent As magician tries to bend spoon, tie becomes bent - then spoon suddenly bends 285
Michel Huot & David Acer Take A Seat Spectator chooses a random seat number written on slips of paper in a clear plastic bag, person sitting in that seat has prediction under chair 287
David Acer Mitosis Two spectators each write down sic digit numbers, add them together, calls that number on a phone, turns out to be magician's cellphone number 290
David Acer Introduction Talking about his Genii column 296
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #1: Bombing From Genii 299
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #2: The Suits Vs The Talent From Genii 301
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #3: Books Vs Videos From Genii 303
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #4: Oh Canada From Genii 317
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #5: The "Witness Approach" From Genii 320
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #6: Prop-aganda From Genii 322
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #7: Pet Peeves From Genii 324
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #8: The Dark Side From Genii (The true story behind the Whit Hadyn blind girl story) 330
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #9: A Piece of the Rock From Genii 334
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #10: The Fine Art of Bio Writing From Genii 335
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #11: The Julien Incident From Genii 344
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #12: Five Card Mental Farce From Genii 345