As a story teller for kids I was always looking for ‘THAT EYE CATCHER’ one that grabbed the attention. One year at a Summer Youth camp I built a robot as my partner. the sound was simply a small tape recorder controlled by a light beam. When I stepped in between ‘George’ and the light beam the recorder started(Antennae turned, and his eyes lit up). My pre-recorded conversation would begin. I would move slightly out of the beam and the Robot (George) would stop.
George the robot was eventually replaced by George the monkey, my side kick and shill as a ventriloquist. Above is Grandsons Ben & Corey(with George), everyone loved George and his ability to talk.
I have used several ‘Magic’ tricks in my presentations over the years (mostly slight of hand) AND ALWAYS stressed to the kids there is NO REAL magic, it is always an illusion, a trick. I challenged them to see how it was done.SELDOM was I caught.
(Taken in Nova Scotia. For years George drove the tow vehicle and got lots of attention, his left hand was on a spring and continually waved to passing cars.)
But I received this from Jim Page, a childhood friend, it baffles me. I love it. If you have time, and you like MAGIC, it should fascinate you.
AS technology increases the ‘tricks of the past’ become miniscule, but they still work. Nothing keeps your attention like the “MAGIC TRICK”, yes it is always a trick or an illusion.
In the shot above for some reason MEN seldom see the dog driving the car. But it isn’t so unusual anymore, here are several.
Well it does keep them from chasing cats.