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by Jackpot
June 3rd, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: America's Got Talent performance
Replies: 99
Views: 5715

Re: America's Got Talent performance

Brad Henderson wrote:why would you think del would love this routine? speaking on behalf of dead people is problematic....


Perhaps Performer could check in with Del Ray to see if Mr. Frame is correct or not.
by Jackpot
May 6th, 2017, 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 5852

Re: On the Pass

Bob White was telling me Charlie Miller swore by the Charles Bertram pass. Anyone familiar with it? It's in a book by C. Lang Neil. Charlie told him the description was very good, accompanying pictures terrible. Is the pass you are asking about "Bertram's Square-up Invisible Pass" as desc...
by Jackpot
May 6th, 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 5852

Re: On the Pass

Bob White was telling me Charlie Miller swore by the Charles Bertram pass. Anyone familiar with it? It's in a book by C. Lang Neil. Charlie told him the description was very good, accompanying pictures terrible. Is the pass you are asking about "Bertram's Square-up Invisible Pass" as desc...
by Jackpot
May 6th, 2017, 11:18 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: History of floating table
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: History of floating table

lawrens godon wrote:... an indian magician doing it in the street with a kind of "sponge table".


A sponge table would make the "Color Changing Ball to Jumbo Square" rather pedestrian.
by Jackpot
April 30th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Michael Skinner's Trick
Replies: 26
Views: 1808

Re: Michael Skinner's Trick

Miracle Methods #3 Prepared Cards and Accessories is by Hugard and Braue.
by Jackpot
April 30th, 2017, 10:16 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Michael Skinner's Trick
Replies: 26
Views: 1808

Re: Michael Skinner's Trick

The effect Skinner performed sounds similar to "Miniature Card and Coin" which appears in Miracle Methods #3 Prepared Cards and Accessories.
by Jackpot
April 11th, 2017, 8:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: When Have You Disagreed With A Magic Icon?
Replies: 51
Views: 3465

Re: When Have You Disagreed With A Magic Icon?

Brad Henderson wrote:if the card is meant to be lost, one should make choices that convey that.


I understood this as the point that Alfred was making.
by Jackpot
April 10th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 3701

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

I just reread what I initially wrote. I should clarify (and I apologize for not being clear): I've not had untoward reactions to a color changing knife in a performance situation. What I meant to say (and should have made clear) is the reaction I was referring to was what I've noticed with pocket f...
by Jackpot
April 10th, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 3701

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

Leonard Hevia wrote:The props were not borrowed, but he did give away the quarter.

Peter Marucci suggested giving away one of the coins to your volunteer assistant when performing the miser's dream. Giving away that one half dollar generates a lot of good will. People will remember it for years.
by Jackpot
April 10th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 3701

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

I haven't been running into people who are as paranoid about pen and pocket knives as some have described here. How many of you have actually been performing the color changing knife? I wouldn't think that laypeople as paranoid as those described would get out much. They will be locked inside the sa...
by Jackpot
April 9th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 3701

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

What age group are we talking about. Does anyone under the age of 35 or 40 know that half dollars exist? Where would they have seen them? Ditto for silver dollars. There are people under 35 or 40 who know that half dollars exist... if they've taken their grandparents to a casino to play slot machin...
by Jackpot
March 25th, 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 12
Views: 1408

Re: The April Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Richard, FYI, the table of contents lists both Cardopolis and Dealing With It at page 32. Cardopolis is what appears. Guess we'll wait till May for Cross-Eyed Jacks? Or perhaps I was taken in by the April Fool's gag?! "Cross-Eyed Jacks" can be found in the "Dealing With It" colu...
by Jackpot
February 23rd, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 11193

Re: Cups and Balls

Jack Shalom wrote:Any thoughts about the final loads being three different fruits as opposed to all alike?


Lemons, limes and small potatoes always work well, while kiwis, and heirloom potatoes or tomatoes usually get an extra good reaction because they are more unusual.
by Jackpot
February 23rd, 2017, 8:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 11193

Re: Cups and Balls

Any thoughts about the final loads being three different fruits as opposed to all alike? I always find that to be effective. My belief is that easiest big reaction to get is for the first load. It becomes more difficult to get a big reaction with each subsequent load. (At some point we will reach M...
by Jackpot
February 23rd, 2017, 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 11193

Re: Cups and Balls

Jackpot: Re: the public service. Interesting...I've never thought of exposures as a moral/ethical issue--it's always been more of a theatrical issue to me. I remain concerned about exposing some gamblers sleights (false shuffles), as above. Here's a thought: let's say we only exposure "bottoms...
by Jackpot
February 21st, 2017, 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 75
Views: 11193

Re: Cups and Balls

I know we are getting into fine points and distinctions here, but perhaps what I find less off-putting about the false explanation of a bottom deal in a poker deal routine than in the cups and balls, is that (1) in the context of the cups, it is a very important magician's move that is being gratui...
by Jackpot
January 29th, 2017, 12:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Best place to buy OOP Magic Books
Replies: 15
Views: 1444

Re: Best place to buy OOP Magic Books

For 25 years I've had good luck and prompt, great service from Byron Walker.

His contact information can be found on his website.

http://www.byronwalkermagicbooks.com/

It gives you an idea of a small amount of what is available. Email him about specific titles.
by Jackpot
January 6th, 2017, 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Only Way to Become Amazingly Great at Something
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re: The Only Way to Become Amazingly Great at Something

The reason why a generally speaking average player like Dennis Rodman could play in a top team like the Chicago Bulls was because Rodman was one of the best rebounding. From older days another similar player was Moses Malone. These guys were not good shooters, not the greatest in assists, not the s...
by Jackpot
January 3rd, 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 4008

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

I've tried all kinds of inks and pens, including the ink mentioned. The problem with the pens is that at certain angles the color vanishes and you see a blackish color. The problem with the inks is the application. I finally decided to go with one color--white, which doesn't have the color change p...
by Jackpot
January 3rd, 2017, 1:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 4008

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

Would you possibly be willing to share the pens you have found useful please? I did not want to be painting inks with brushes. My local art supply store was very accommodating, and let me try all the blue and red pens to find the best match for the Bicycle backs. From their inventory the best match...
by Jackpot
January 2nd, 2017, 9:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 4008

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

I researched the exact colours for blue and red bikes - they are Prussian Blue and Vermillion. I tried Harry's marking system, but couldn't find a suitable way to apply the ink without it smudging :( I never tried the specific inks recommended in "The Faints and Temps of Harry Riser" beca...
by Jackpot
January 2nd, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 4008

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

I mark my own using Harry Riser's system. I find it very workable. Depending on how the card is oriented for "the marking system on the left side of the card" you might need to change which corners you are marking. The marking image would then be a mirror or reversed image. In my experienc...
by Jackpot
December 13th, 2016, 3:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Denny's Magic Shop in Las Vegas Has Changed Hands
Replies: 11
Views: 1513

Re: Denny's Magic Shop in Las Vegas Has Changed Hands

performer wrote:As an aside I found Vegas a very dull and boring place. I was bored out of my mind there.


And did you leave your heart in San Francisco?


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by Jackpot
December 11th, 2016, 10:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Edition of Shigeo Takagi's One Cup Routine Now for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: New Edition of Shigeo Takagi's One Cup Routine Now for Sale

Yes Bob Farmer you did. A short and sweet description in Flim Flam, in Genii Volume 68, Number 2 - February 2005 @ Bob Farmer & Daniel Z This is a very nice routine. Thank you both for bringing it to my attention. It will make a nice change for spectators who've seen me do the chop cup. (Curren...
by Jackpot
November 14th, 2016, 11:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 10310

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

For an ideal educational and training environment one wants choice and a wide variety of tools. Let's stay at the workshop analogy. Say you need to cut a piece of wood. What saw are you going to use? A hand saw? A table saw? A miter saw? A scroll saw? A band saw? A jig saw? If you have the choice o...
by Jackpot
November 7th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Mahdi, Thank you for your work. I appreciate your efforts.


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by Jackpot
October 9th, 2016, 11:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 13619

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

Again, all this is irrelevant. All irrelevant? The original post had little to do with almost all the replies. Irrelevance is in the eye of the beholder. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Don't be silly, old chap. Of course it is relevant! Why? Because I said it is! I would have thought it was paten...
by Jackpot
October 9th, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 13619

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

performer wrote:Again, all this is irrelevant.


All irrelevant? The original post had little to do with almost all the replies. Irrelevance is in the eye of the beholder.


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by Jackpot
October 8th, 2016, 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 13619

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

"This falls into the same category as the common belief that it's "OK" for a teacher to read books out loud to their students, which of course - from a legal standpoint - it's not. Reading books out loud makes a single book available to multiple parties at the same time - which (I bel...
by Jackpot
September 9th, 2016, 8:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 64
Views: 13950

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

With all due respect to all parties: is it a beautiful steel cardbox or a beautiful steel cardboard box?


Jackpot
by Jackpot
September 5th, 2016, 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 45049

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

to Jack Shalom: My understanding is that Mr. Deutsch's Perverse Magic is magic that happens by itself against the will of the magician. The magician is an ordinary person caught up in the moment with everyone else. He is equal to and not better than members of his audience. It's like a sucker trick ...
by Jackpot
September 5th, 2016, 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 45049

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

"Andy's language is vulgar and not to everyone's taste and while it would be fair to criticize that I think if thats the only thing someone has to say then they don't really add to the conversation. We understand the language is vulgar, we can move past that now." I agree with filtering ou...
by Jackpot
September 5th, 2016, 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 45049

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

"A new genre of magic" is over stating Andy's contributions. A sub category of Bizarre Magic sounds right. For example "The Greatest Trick You Should Never Do" is just The Bill in a Lemon trick presented in a way that Jarrow and others would have never thought of or considered pe...
by Jackpot
September 5th, 2016, 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 45049

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

I have read all posts on The Jerx. I have found the blog entertaining. I do appreciate the amount of thinking and effort that went into some presentations. While interesting, most of them do not fit my style. I have not purchased the book as I do not find the information to be as revolutionary as so...
by Jackpot
September 5th, 2016, 12:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale: Theatrical Close-Up, Our Magic, more
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Re: Books for Sale: Theatrical Close-Up, Our Magic, more

The profile for the username: magicapplestore does not have contact information. But in looking at magicapplestore's posts it is easy to track down a telephone number, location address, website, etc. I appreciate the Genii Forum rules concerning the sale of items. It provides some protection to me a...
by Jackpot
August 28th, 2016, 7:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stealing other people's effects...
Replies: 11
Views: 2558

Re: Stealing other people's effects...

I am accused of having Darwinisms, but no, i don't mimic his tone or voice patterns, but i do employ his theoretical techniques, such as increasing tempo as the climax is approaching, etc. If I am correctly understanding you, when singing "What a Wonderful Life" you would use solid perfor...
by Jackpot
August 28th, 2016, 3:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stealing other people's effects...
Replies: 11
Views: 2558

Stealing other people's effects...

I personally do steal other people's effects. It's the same way as a musician performing a cover of a song. In magic, what is the point of publishing an effect if you don't want someone to use it as is? If you were singing "What a Wonderful World" would you use your own voice or try to so...
by Jackpot
August 26th, 2016, 12:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Some Problems Across Our Websites
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Some Problems Across Our Websites

I have just double checked Dr. Sawa's rope routine videos, and all play with no problem on my PC desktop. Do you have a pop-up blocker on? I am still unable to view the videos on my iPad but could watch them on my PC. I will try and clear up my systems/YouTube issues. I do not have pop-up blockers ...
by Jackpot
August 25th, 2016, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Some Problems Across Our Websites
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Some Problems Across Our Websites

Yesterday I could not access the magazine or back issues on my iPad, but I could from my desktop. Today I can access the current edition and prior issues on both devices. I was hoping to view Dr. Sawa's Miracle Rope Routine (Feb. 2014) which is recommended in that month's More Genii Speaks, but I'd ...
by Jackpot
August 24th, 2016, 11:34 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iPad App
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: iPad App

I've brought this to the attention of the companies who handle the digital end of things. I was just able to launch the app. It did not ask me to login, and the new issue opened with no problem. Please try it again tomorrow. I assume you are both using iPads? Yes, I am using an iPad. Thank you. Jac...

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