Alot of people probably would not like this but sometimes I just say Youtube. There is 4 billion videos and the odds of them are very slim and if you are like me and you perform in school for people most of the time they want if try to look it up.
Whats worse is what happened to me on saturday night. Me and two of the lads were in our local drinking and we got to talk about gambling because there is a massive casino being planned down the country. Anyway I mentioned three card monte, they didn't know what it was, but when i said "follow the queen" they knew what i meant. I knew the cards in this bar were beaten up so i asked for them and took out the jokers to use them. Alot of decks from europe have 3 or four jokers. So i showed them 3 card monte, which is a part of my show so i wasn't just giving an attempt, im pretty good at it. So one of the boys said, so whats the secret to that. I paused for a moment, then said im not going to tell you. I realise most of my show is exposing the methods, but exposing the three card monte move would kill it's entertainment value, not heighten it like the others, although i keep telling myself i could have shown them and still fooled them. But what he said next had me sickened. "Come on, dont make me google it". So naturally i put the cards back behind the bar and proceeded to the smoking area to have a tantrum. No not really. But it's a line i certainly dont have an answer for. I know as far as any of the modern tricks, and well most tricks, are concerned, laymen would struggle to "google" them. But when you name an effect, as I do in this case, I call it the three card monte, it's as good as saying, "This one's called the hole thing". Any thoughts?
But if anybody gives you a sickening response like that ,then you need to fight back. If you put the cards away and walk away they will have no doubt in their minds that they could find the trick online. you need to say something like, "I dare you to look it up....you wont find it anyway" with a cocky grin on your face.