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by Brad Henderson
February 12th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Chinese Bit
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: The Chinese Bit

oh, snap!
by Brad Henderson
February 9th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini Decks Now Available
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Cardini Decks Now Available

Richard Kaufman wrote:Yes, times have changed.


i just bought 14 dozen packs of bikes from Sam's club at less than 13 bucks per dozen.

They are currently on sale.

Not the same, but as the others are sold out this may prove a small consolation for those who missed out.
by Brad Henderson
February 9th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini Decks Now Available
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Cardini Decks Now Available

as cool as these may be, i don't know if i will ever get used to seeing the phrase "only $15 per deck"
by Brad Henderson
February 5th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: U.F. Grant - a creative genius!
Replies: 49
Views: 1841

Re: U.F. Grant - a creative genius!

uf grant also pioneered the magic lecture circuit - ingeniously. he would send films of his lecture to magic clubs along with notes. After they had presented it they would forward it to the next city. MAK magic released these films in a tribute DVD collection. Almost every trick he shows has some el...
by Brad Henderson
February 4th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Future of Magic Collectibles?
Replies: 13
Views: 944

Re: The Future of Magic Collectibles?

there is a distinct difference between hoarding and collecting - - - price point.
by Brad Henderson
February 4th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bar Illusion Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Bar Illusion Installation

kerry pollack. built many things for giovanni.
by Brad Henderson
February 4th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Buster Keaton disappears
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Buster Keaton disappears

John Signa wrote:
Brad Henderson wrote:I've seen a video of a performer who re created the keaton 'penetration/vanish' in a live theater setting.

Thinking of Cyril?
https://youtu.be/AlrFJCet0Nc


not cyril. it was a musician who commissioned the illusion. Don't know the name. the person who built it showed the video to me.
by Brad Henderson
February 1st, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Buster Keaton disappears
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Buster Keaton disappears

I've seen a video of a performer who re created the keaton 'penetration/vanish' in a live theater setting.
by Brad Henderson
January 31st, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?
Replies: 48
Views: 2476

Re: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?

one of tamariz's veils states that while he has no idea how, audiences can tell when a performer has a deep understanding of the history of the effect being performed. it stands to reason, the more you understand what you are doing, the more competent you will be in creating living experiences based...
by Brad Henderson
January 30th, 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?
Replies: 48
Views: 2476

Re: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?

In my more cynical moments, I wonder if it is a bit futile to hope that an appreciation of magic history can be engendered in future generations--at least in American society. I base this on the numerous studies that demonstrate the woeful knowledge of American history amongst the majority of study...
by Brad Henderson
January 25th, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?
Replies: 48
Views: 2476

Re: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?

Jon, you forgot to use 'people translate' again. My experience is that real people find the history and theory of magic fascinating - this comes from years of teaching as well as presenting programs with high level of interactive opportunities. Groups don't ait with you for an hour after the show li...
by Brad Henderson
January 25th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?
Replies: 48
Views: 2476

Re: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?

lay people find magic history fascinating because much of it is fascinating. Of course that assumes you can tell a story in a manner that doesn't detract from an inherently interesting story.
by Brad Henderson
January 24th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Draun Control
Replies: 17
Views: 4146

Re: Draun Control

erdnasephile. the move it seems you are describing is the rosenthal pop up move.
by Brad Henderson
January 19th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 35
Views: 3589

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

quentin, i agree it will likely sell out but if selling copies isn't the motivation then there is no justification for not including the routine, especially if the goal is to create a monument to bruce's magic. without including the routine the book will always be viewed as incomplete. No praise wil...
by Brad Henderson
January 19th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 35
Views: 3589

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

still not a good argument for ommision. To produce a book that is a tribute to bruce's magic and leave out one of his most admired pieces seems foolish. i would encourage her to change her mind on that - otherwise you will face only criticism and disappointment at the release of a book which should ...
by Brad Henderson
January 17th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 35
Views: 3589

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

will bruce's handling of ez money/flash cash be included. He showed it to me years ago (in the company of R Paul Wilson and Jim Patton) during my first week ever working the castle. It was great. as the linking finger ring routine is gaff dependent, it might be advantageous to include it in the book...
by Brad Henderson
January 16th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 35
Views: 3589

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

i'm hoping to release a book this year. Writing is mostly done. Working on close technical edits before sending it to a real proof reader. Illustrations are just beginning. We will see how long it all takes.
by Brad Henderson
January 11th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

could be used for harris's super swindle. the cards get rolled/folded up, if you recall. Place them ih a clip and pass them around. After everyone has had their turn the cards are unfolded and the card has disappeared 'in a puff of smoke'
by Brad Henderson
January 2nd, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 3028

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

i was taught that you ask them to say stop after having dealt the fourth card, not fifth. and it should be delivered as if the spectator should have been aware that this was their task and have forgotten it - "oh, you can say stop whenever you want'. they will let two go by and then stop on the...
by Brad Henderson
December 28th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Index Wallet
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: Index Wallet

the stealth assassin wallets have an indexing feature but i don't recall if those are meant to hold full sizes cards or just billets.
by Brad Henderson
December 27th, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas loot description thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1481

Re: Christmas loot description thread

i bought mine originally from mike. i think there were issues with shipping and packaging so they do a re run to replace some of the damaged units. or something.
by Brad Henderson
December 27th, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Index Wallet
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: Index Wallet

would paul wilson's predator wallet or the dominique duvivier wallet work for this? the shogun element in the former would allow the wallet to be shown empty.
by Brad Henderson
December 26th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

jack for the win
by Brad Henderson
December 26th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

keyes, i think you should try it and tell us how it goes.
by Brad Henderson
December 25th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

when i see anything that remotely resembles support for keyes 'arguments' then i will concede that i am in a debate. but keyes has made himself clear, he has no interest in actually learning or improving. but he is mistaken if he thinks i will stop. I will not let misinformed ideas to stand without ...
by Brad Henderson
December 22nd, 2017, 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

so we've gone from


My understanding is that Chan had a photographic memory. I suspect that in this early rendition, he committed an entire page to memory FROM EACH BOOK on the shelf, .


to


his mnemonic abilities were evidently superior.



so,
you were wrong.

got it!
by Brad Henderson
December 22nd, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

oh keyes. shame you don't have access to vol 1. If so, you would know the library experiment discussed didn't work by him memorizing entire pages of text. In fact it was an entirely different sort of book test. but it's cute that you but so much trust in what laymen believed. the people claimed chan...
by Brad Henderson
December 22nd, 2017, 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

if you want to know what britland says, buy the book.
by Brad Henderson
December 21st, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

again, if you knew the topic at all, you would be familiar with britlands work and he confirms it as a miscount have you considered a job at fox news? I am familiar enough with the topic to quote Andy Nyman's review of the book: "No matter how good Britland's theories are, they will always rem...
by Brad Henderson
December 21st, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

AJM wrote: those posting copy entire swathes of previous content before adding their next two cents worth.

Andrew


not all
by Brad Henderson
December 21st, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

again, if you knew the topic at all, you would be familiar with britlands work and he confirms it as a miscount

have you considered a job at fox news?
by Brad Henderson
December 20th, 2017, 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

but all that misses the point. you wrote that canasta didn't lie as contributing to the audiences feeling towards him. But we know he does lie, even if not this instance. you admit it yourself. so clearly then his decision to lie or not lie HAS NOTHING to do with his success or failures. in other wo...
by Brad Henderson
December 20th, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

Seeing what someone else sees does not give you certain knowledge of what he or she is thinking. That is NOT the kind of "observation" the OED refers to. It means the observation of OBSERVABLE THINGS, oddly enough. ah, so if knowledge means 'certain knowledge' as you claim, why do you hav...
by Brad Henderson
December 20th, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

the monkey keeps dancing. ah, so the source you claim as authoritative for the meaning of words now isn't. At least you arent a man of principle. and you can't be 'aware' of someone's thoughts by observation? really? are you autistic? because most people can be aware of other people's thoughts by ob...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

so i pulled up the oed. to know: 1. Be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information. 1.1 Have knowledge or information concerning. 1.2 Be absolutely certain or sure about something so, according to keyes only the first definition is the real definition and all others are far less common and...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

he didn't use a force. he didn't miscall a page. it was you who thought he was attempting a force, not me. He miscounted the lines just as the hoy operator miscalls the page. They are both lies. but you know that. you just are painted in a corner and can't say anything else. or you don't in which ca...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

You are purposely missing the salient point, Brad. It doesn't matter what precise method is used. If the volunteer's decision is ultimately his own, then the performer cannot know for certain "what he is thinking". Therefore he is not lying. he doesn't state the choice was the spectators ...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

yes. the audiences who can't tell when a competent performer lies think so much more highly of magic as an art now that they don't know when a competent performer has lied.
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

you don't know how the trick works, do you? they look at the page at the same time. this isn't some dark secret, it's been published in the book on canasta. It's the same method as in erdnase but with a book instead of cards. when he says there is no way i could know which page you thought of, that ...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 22955

Re: Ennobling Magic

you suspected it and you were wrong. this is what happens when you rely on your limited knowledge and lack of experience. and he doesn't attempt to predict what page tney will look at. He looks at the same page they look at. You don't even know how the trick is done and you are trying to draw conclu...

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