A complete eye opener for me today. I was at Pizza Pizza with some girls and a friend, Michael Kras if you know of him! There was a guy there, somebody we know, who generally asks for magic but isn't much impressed. I thought I had to absolutely stun him with something short, sweet, and jaw dropping. So I dropped all the collectors routines and ace assemblies out of my head as I watched his eyes meet the Queen of Hearts at the bottom of the deck I was riffling in my hands. I immediately asked him to think of a card and shuffled the cards thoroughly. Let's just say, I've never had the guts to pull of a psychological force, but it worked. He went bananas. For another friend, I had her select a card. It was the Three of Spades. I (on the spot creation of patter here) explained that everyone, from the day they were born, was assigned a card. And that at any time, said magician can summon this phenomenon upon the deck. I said it was her destiny to choose the Three of Spades. And after about 6 card forces later, she was rolling around screaming of laughter and amazement. But suddenly, I realized something; that wasn't possible! How could she have gotten that card? Because I always kept one card, fairly, inside my wallet. The three of spades. Just goes to show what the simplest effects, and great performances and acting can do for you.