Your sloppy Swedish uncle does a card trick

Your sloppy Swedish uncle does a card trickHere’s a snap of Uncle Lennie. Where’s his glass of beer?


Former doctor Lennart Green has devised a personality (and methods) which are the opposite of how most magicians interact with cards. Instead of crisp and precise movements, this Swedish magician feigns a rumpled European casualness. He seems to create a random mess of the cards, dropping them all over the table, telling you he’s going to control them, seemingly unsure of what he’s going to do next, until he resolves the chaos and the cards are in a precise order. That’s when you realize that somehow he’s been controlling them – and you – all along. From his 2005 performance at TED.

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