Brian askes : 'Can you recommend the best magic trick ever? An all action, singing, in your face, amazing, miracle looking visual trick that will leave people talking for years. Basically a credibility clincher.'
"Good Morning," said Deep Thought at last.
"Er..good morning, O Deep Thought" said Loonquawl nervously, "do you have…er, that is…"
"An Answer for you?" interrupted Deep Thought majestically. "Yes, I have."
The two men shivered with expectancy. Their waiting had not been in vain.
"There really is one?" breathed Phouchg.
"There really is one," confirmed Deep Thought.
"To Everything? To the great Question of Life, the Universe and everything?"
Both of the men had been trained for this moment, their lives had been a preparation for it, they had been selected at birth as those who would witness the answer, but even so they found themselves gasping and squirming like excited children.
"And you're ready to give it to us?" urged Loonsuawl.
"Now," said Deep Thought.
They both licked their dry lips.
"Though I don't think," added Deep Thought. "that you're going to like it."
Quote from: The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
The ultimate question for a magic shop
I'm often asked to name the best magic trick ever. So… I'm finally going to name it. Ready..
It's that magic trick you bought from your favourite magic shop a while back.
You know the one that I'm talking about. You were so blown away by the magic demo. It looked absolutely perfect. The trick was solid, it looked within your skill range, and the reactions people gave to it were just what you were looking for.
Once you ordered it, you couldn't wait for it to arrive. The anticipation was almost as much fun as the magic itself. When that jiffy bag came through your letter-box, your world stood still. This time it was different. The missing bit of the magic that would solve everything. You began to learn how to perform it..
One week later
The best magic trick ever is now forgotten. You're busy waiting for the next magic trick to arrive. The new 'best ever magic trick' that will complete you as a magician.
That magic trick is still waiting for you. It's just as amazing as it was when you first discovered it. The problem is that it didn't arrive complete. It was missing the parts YOU had to supply:
There really isn't a 'best ever magic trick' there is only practice, rehearsal and finally mastery. Any magic trick can be a work of art and make your reputation. That magic trick is still waiting for you to go back to it and get everything it originally promised you..
Best wishes as always and good luck with your magic