3-PLY by Matt Mello
The Outer Mind is happy to present our newest addition: 3-PLY!
Effect: The performer takes the stage displaying a roll of the softest 3-ply toilet paper available from the local supermarket.
The performer asks if anyone in the audience has yet to use the bathroom. Someone finally raises their hand in embarrassment, and we politely assume they need to wash their hands.
Unrolling the toilet paper, it’s revealed there are random drawings on some of the individual sheets.
We explain that the participant will bring the roll with them into the bathroom, tear off a single sheet of toilet paper with their chosen drawing, and put it in their pocket.
They’re instructed to take all of the extra torn off toilet paper and discarded drawings and flush them down the toilet. This will remove all evidence of their doings, and make it impossible for anyone to go in and examine their leavings.
When they return to the performance area looking much relieved, we ask them to focus on their chosen drawing. They never remove the piece of toilet paper from their pocket.
With no questions asked, and under these impossible test conditions, the performer accurately duplicates their secretly chosen image!
-No peeking whatsoever, not above or below a bathroom stall
-No #1 ahead or #2 ahead
-No gimmicks or special paper, other than the toilet paper variety
-No forcing, or pushing your will upon others
-No relaxing or strenuous fishing expeditions
-Will work in any stinkin’ language
3-PLY is a 16-page PDF download