No Think Lunch Bags Driscoll & Earle
Imagine handing out four or five ordinary looking brown paper lunch bags to your audience and asking each person to secretly place a personal item inside their bag. The bags are then folded over several times taped, stapled or otherwise sealed and passed to one person who collects them in a larger bag ( at this point depending on your performing style you could offer paper or plastic ?Ein either case the four bags would be put into the larger bag) to be mixed. The smaller bags could then be randomly withdrawn from the larger bag and handed to you; removing the contents from inside you would carefully study it, describe the personality of the person that last held the item and in fact loaded it into the bag窶ｦ after describing this person you would be able to successfully return the item to its owner ?Ewith our system there is no thinking required, no pre-show work, no stooges, no mistakes窶ｦ you can hand out these four bags and a fifth if you desire窶ｦ and without fail know who loaded which bag窶ｦ this does not require them to stay in a certain position, in fact you could have them load the bags from the audience, then send the bags forward, only to join you on stage later pointing out to everyone that not only have the bags been mixed, but now the volunteers have been mixed; and to get around that awkwardly obvious last bag last volunteer, you could fain trouble with the first or second bag offering to come back to it later, now at the end of your routine you窶冤l have two people and two items that after a bit of byplay you窶冤l easily be able correctly deduce who owns which item. These are a ton of fun to work with, and this fun will spill out into your performance窶ｦ making this an enjoyable performance piece for both you and your audience. BTW These are acceptable for use in shows ranging from your wealthiest adult shows to your youngest kid shows ?Ekids see TV shows like the DEAD ZONE and if you could do what he did even if only to see an arm putting an item into a lunch bag they would be amazed. Trust me when I tell you, you will use these bags. These are so easy to use that they really are mindless mind reading...
What People Are Saying:
"I must tell you, as usual I was too anxious to read the instructions that came with the bags first and I actually looked inside some bags and thought to myself, 'What the heck is there a gimmick here?' Then I read the instructions and I almost fell off my chair! All I can say is VERY, VERY CLEVER, Ken!!!!! In fact, I'm practically laughing out loud as I write this! Great thinking (again)!" - Charles - Hemet, CA