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How did you do that?

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

When I do tricks for my friends, they always ask me how I did the trick. I don’t want to give away my secrets. What should I say?

Presto has a long list of snappy comebacks for when someone asks how a trick is done. For example.

  • The same way I did it yesterday.
  • With mirrors (note: don’t use this if the trick actually is done with mirrors)
  • Well enough to fool you, apparently
  • Brilliantly
  • Easy as your mama
  • Smooth as your sister

That should take care of the problem — Presto finds that people like being talked down to this way by a magician. It makes them feel special, or at least special enough that they seem to not need to leech onto Presto’s aura of greatness by hanging around Presto any more.

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