Recently I was informed that I should do “something selfless for the society.”
Now, I’m not entirely sure which “society” to which this individual refers. I decided to choose magic. I hope you’ll forgive me. (Or thank me. Your choice, really.)
So. With ladybug tricks suddenly gaining some traction, I thought I’d offer this free trick to the community in lieu of creating an instructional DVD, 4-color process booklet, and $100 price tag. Here it is for your consideration.
Name: Crushed and Restored Ladybug
Effect: The performer squeezes a ladybug between his thumb and forefinger until a slight “pop” is heard. The remains fall into the performers palm, the hand closes. When the performer’s hand opens again, a live ladybug crawls around.
Secret: What, are you nuts — N-V-T-S nuts? This isn’t a magic exposure site.
(I will give you a hint, though: you can get 1500 ladybugs for only $5.95. If you give one out at each performance, that’s a 750-performance pack!)
Aaaahhhh…“something selfless for the society.” Soul cleansing, indeed.
P.S. Before you animal rights extremists burst a blood vessel, I want you to know I am a part-time humorist and a full-time pacifist. I wouldn’t hurt a fly.
(But a ladybug? Now that’s a different story.)