Ellen: Justin Flom Cookie Magic
Ellen introduced Justin Flom by saying she had no idea what he was going to do, just that he was a magician.
“Sounds good. I brought cookies,” Flom said.
Justin Flom split his Oreo and ate all the white cream inside. Then he put the two ends together and told the audience to watch the cookie. Inexplicably, the white part reappeared.
Ellen: Justin Flom Mint Trick
I don’t know about you, but I have a thing about neck injuries. Whenever I see someone’s throat slashed on television or some sort of other neck injury, I flinch. Justin Flom’s trick was amazing, but seriously weirded me out.
He chewed a mint and swallowed it and then took out what he said were ordinary iPod headphones. He used these to move into his neck and retrieve the the mint. First, he rested the headphones against his neck and then pulled them inward. It looks like somehow, they actually sliced into his neck, but there was no blood and he didn’t seem injured by it. When he pulled the headphones back, the mint was attached to them.
It was disgusting.
Ellen: Justin Flom Nine Card Trick
Justin Flom is a magic genius. I’m not usually the kind of person to get swept up in magic tricks, but this was impressive. Everyone in the audience had nine cards. Justin Flom instructed viewers at home to go get nine cards. I even did it from home.
First, you memorize the card third from the left when you fan the cards out facing you. Mine was a queen of hearts. Then, you shuffle the cards, first by spelling the word out with each card. Since mine was a queen, I spelled the word by placing a card for Q, a card for U, etc., until the word was spelled. We could put the rest of the cards we had on top of that. Next, he told us to spell out “of” in this way and the suit in this way, in my case, “hearts.” Again, when you finish spelling the word, put the leftover cards on top.
Then he instructed us all to spell out Ellen with the cards. The “N” of Ellen, he said, was our card. I don’t know how he did it, but he was right. That was my card, the queen of hearts.