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RHYME TIME SUBLIME

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$10

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The Blurb

GENESIS: IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS MICK AYRES’ AWARD
WINNING RHYMETIME! In 2002, Mick Ayre’s won the Linking Ring
Award for Mentalism from the International Brotherhood of
Magicians for his effect RhymeTime:

You openly display a list of common words.  A guest is asked
to mentally choose any word and then to create a word in her
mind that rhymes with her selection.  Without hesitation you
name the word she just created in her mind!  You may repeat
RhymeTime immediately with another guest and reveal a
completely different word.

AT THE END (OF HIS WONDERFUL MANUSCRIPT), MICK WROTE: “I
feel RhymeTime offers a whole new method that has yet to be
fully exploited. Please feel free to play with this concept
and consider other applications for it within the world of
mentalism.”

Now imagine being able to perform the same effect BUT with
any borrowed reading material! Dr. Bill took Mick up on his
offer and wove his method into an easy and extremely
deceptive booktest.

And completely impromptu! Use any book, newspaper or
magazine. Use the back of a cereal box!

Here is what Mick Ayre’s has to say about RhymeTime Sublime:
“Good news! Dr. Bill has exploited the RhymeTime principle
to create an impromptu, gimmick-free book or magazine test.
With my permission (and endorsement), Bill has created a
presentation that raises the bar considerably.”

From Jim Callahan:
“Your presentation is truly great and an incredible
application of the RhymeTime principal. I wish my brain had
come up with it.”

From Rich Hennessey:
“Dr.Bill’s evolution of Mick Ayres’ wonderful “RhymeTime”
principle opens a plethora of possible presentations that
any performer should appreciate….since it can incorporate
nearly anything ‘written’.  I perform in restaurants…so
for me, using a restaurant menu for the good doctor’s
“RhymeTime Sublime”…immediately came to mind…very nice
Dr. Bill”

From Ron Martin:
“This method is completely new to me.  I can see how it
could cause a participant’s logical, rational train of
thought to leave the tracks for a moment.  Impromptu,
gimmick-free routines like RhymeTime Sublime are very rare,
indeed. Dr. Bill’s addition reminds me of a mental
pickpocket who is pocket putting . . . I am sure that this
will fly completely under the radar.  I can’t wait to see
the reactions I get!”

RhymeTime Sublime can be yours for ten dollars! Order your
ebook now!

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My Comments

This is one of those clever and original ideas that's
well-worth looking at and thinking about.  It's a 12 page
e-book that contains a routine that can be done just about
anywhere (I say "just about" because I'm sure there's
someplace you can't do it; can't think of it right now,
though).  One can consider it prop-less, but you do need
something with lots of words on it and it can be anything
that's non-gaffed: a newspaper, telephone book, novel,
dictionary, travel guide, etc.  You can repeat it and it can
be done impromptu.  Grab something with a lot of words on it
and go. This is indeed one of those effects where no
sleights or hidden stuff takes place, so it's completely
angle-proof, for those that have that as a concern.
Admittedly, my first thought about this was that it wasn't
quite as workable as it reads and that it's a bit contrived.
This may be true, but this is an example of "it plays better
than it reads."  Dr. Bill has been performing it frequently
and successfully (as well as other top pros who have been
performing it and raving about it).  Dr. Bill certainly
convinced me that if I tried it, there wouldn't be a problem
and I definitely believe him.  I haven't yet, but plan to.
There's no question though that for the very generous low
price, it's a steal for this killer effect.