Marco Tempest has spent more time on stage at TED than the running time of the Mark Wahlberg movie Ted.
He’s back yet again with another awesome augmented reality performance. This time he’s dials it back to his first, a routine wherein he bends reality to explain a deck of cards in a “Sam the Bellhop” manner.
Tempest explains the origins of this routine on the TED blog today, specifically the Soldier’s Prayer Book which Tempest uses as inspiration for his explanation of the decks greater meaning:
Here the soldier says that the deck is not only a Bible, but an almanac. “When I count the dots upon the cards, there are 365, the number of days in a year. When I count how many cards are in the pack, there are 52, the number of weeks. When I count the number of tricks won in a pack, I find there are 13, the number of months in a year.” This number seems off to us, but it might have related to the notion of an equal calendar, where each month is 28 days long.
There are few revamped elements of this routine and rest assured it’s still a killer.