Why magicians should never snap their fingers as part of a trick


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/24/im-a-magic-genie.html


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It also sets off the “smoke from your finger tips” gel, so you have to make sure you want that effect.


#3

My nanny used to do it and it worked just fine.


#4

Yes. But you know she was way off base as far as her advice on how to help medicine go down. A spoonful of sugar? No way. Send her back to nanny school.


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The spoonful of sugar should be doused in bourbon. Then it works fine.


#6

That’s from bartending school; no argument.


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In fact forget the sugar. And the medicine.


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west side story: THE JETS


#12

I had an issue with this until I actually read the article. The good point he makes there isn’t in any of the quotes here on Boing Boing!

I was about to post my objections when I thought “I should probably RTFA!” just in case…


#13

Why, but if you snap a finger then it just dangles painfully, and you can’t handle cards.

Not a good idea.


#14

Snapping just irritates me.


#15

It irritated me too. Until one day…


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Anything?

I never understood the concept of snapping fingers instead of clapping to avoid “triggering”. At least as many people are going to be triggered by snapping.


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