The Squeezer by Diamond Jim Tyler
his is a theatrical mentalism routine suited for parlor or stage. Jim has used this to give his audience chills for several years now. While best known for his close-up magic he has decided to finally share one of his pet stand-up routines. Imagine Confabulation with a serial killer theme. As sinister as this may seem, it is done tongue-in-cheek. The kicker is the thought-of card from the pocket and DJT’s clever handling with minimal props for all of this.
The magician shares with his audience a story from his college days. He informs them that a serial killer was making front page news at the time. The serial killer would strangle his victims and leave a playing card with each of the bodies. The brand of cards used are called Squeezers and thus earned him the nickname “The Squeezer”. When the body count almost reached a full deck of cards the police called in a psychic to help them with the case. The magician informs the audience that to this day, the killer has never been caught.