Ring NO. 46, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Seymour Davis Ring
Meets 7:00 pm, 1st Monday of the month at the New Beginning Fellowship Church, 15601 S. Pennsylvania in OKC
LEE WOODSIDE, Secretary. Email: WoodsideLee@hotmail.com.
Our theme for October was “Bizarre Magick and Oddities,” so naturally our featured performer was Lee Woodside. Lee started by showing an album of photos that he had taken with his “Thought Camera.” Then, to prove that the camera actually worked, he invited Brian Tabor to choose a card and visualize it. Sure enough, the photograph that emerged from the camera was the selected Queen of Clubs.
Lee explained that most book tests do not work on Zoom, but he had one that would. He brought out a book and invited Jerry Bowzer to pick one word as Lee went through the book and called out several words. Lee divined Jerry’s word one letter at a time.
Finally, Lee invited Cassidy Smith to join him in a game that Lee claimed to be a Life Master at. Lee drew a Tic-Tac-Toe layout and the two battled to a draw. However, Lee produced a prediction of the exact outcome of the game they had just played.
Cassidy Smith led a discussion of bizarre magick performers and books that are available to those interested in that area of magic. Everyone agreed that the late Eugene Burger had been a master of the genre.
Brian Tabor presented a mini-lecture on the stacked deck. After extolling the virtues of a stacked deck and explaining how to commit a stack to memory, Brian performed three very nice tricks using one, the last of which was an “Invisible Deck” routine in which the cards could be freely examined by a spectator after the card was revealed. Brian generously provided lecture notes and even gave everyone a stacked, gimmick-ed, marked deck to work with.
David Teeman led off the member performances. He showed us the effects that he would be performing Halloween night at his church’s drive-through festival. These included a drawer box full of candy, a mesh bag for playing “catch the egg,” and color-changing sponge balls.
Brian Tabor brought out a small coffin with “R.I.P.” on the lid and opened it to reveal four strings, one of which had a treble fish hook tied to the end. Brian placed the ends of the strings, including the fish hook, into his mouth. He then invited three participants in the audience to each select a string and jerk it from his mouth. When only one string was left, Brian showed that it was connected to the fish hook.
Cassidy Smith proved how wonderful it is to be an adult and be able to purchase all the things you only wished for as a kid. He showed us the six magic kits that he had bought in the last month. He had Marvin’s Magic Shop, The Magicians Apprentice by Melissa & Doug, Mizz Magic, Marvins Magic Set, Gross Out Magic, and Gross Magic, which included (of all things) a magic toilet and an eyeball vase.