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by Bob Farmer
February 15th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: THE BAMMO BRAIN BAMBOOZLER
Replies: 0
Views: 213

THE BAMMO BRAIN BAMBOOZLER

Now available exclusively from Bob Farmer and Bammo Magic: THE BAMMO BRAIN BAMBOOZLER. Addendum #1 to The Bammo Gaffus Maximus (but you don't need TBGM to do this trick). An astounding encephalonic effect! Combines telepathy, teleportation and ancient Egyptian witchcraft. (well, okay, that last thin...
by Bob Farmer
February 6th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: U.F. Grant - a creative genius!
Replies: 50
Views: 2040

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

U.F. Grant is one of my favourite inventors. His one-man Dancing Handkerchief is genius.
by Bob Farmer
February 5th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 127128

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

I have had several inquiries about the availability of The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier. I am completely sold out, and it seems so is everyone else, but it appears to be available from Geno Munari: https://www.houdini.com/bammo-ten-card-deal-dossier Bammo Fans take notice: this week I will be releasi...
by Bob Farmer
February 4th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 20437

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

Even if you're not an Erdnase acolyte, the first volume of The Experts at the Card Table, is an amazing publication. The production values are stellar and the photos are astounding. The information is platinum grade. Anyone with an interest in card magic should have this book. Incidentally, I am not...
by Bob Farmer
February 4th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Deck Recommendation
Replies: 18
Views: 1295

Re: Deck Recommendation

Here's a tip I learned from Tony Kardyro that makes any deck Faro easily: take a bar of really cheap soap, the cheaper the better, and run the soap around the edges of each card. Shuffle for a few minutes to eliminate the excess soap. As to Unshuffled, there is an easy way to make this almost automa...
by Bob Farmer
January 26th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 40
Views: 19050

Re: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz

After I marketed "Mutanz," a version of Roy Walton's, "Cascade," effect (with Roy's permission), Sadowitz took offense and called me a "knob," so add me to the list of his non-admirers. Apparently, "The Crimp" has some great material but I'll just have to find...
by Bob Farmer
January 26th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Is "The Sympathetic Clubs" stolen?
Replies: 41
Views: 6919

Re: Is

One of the best things about CID was the switch device (if we're talking about the Ken Brooke trick). It's something that deserves greater use beyond the routine.
by Bob Farmer
January 24th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 21
Views: 4324

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

The Bammo Gaffus Maximus has been nominated as one of the best books of 2017 by posters on both the Genii Forum and the Magic Cafe. For more information email Bammomagic@cogeco.ca COMING SOON: The Bammo Brain Bamboozler! Two people think of cards. The cards vanish from the deck and appear in your po...
by Bob Farmer
January 23rd, 2018, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your opinions wanted: what do new magicians need to know about the history of magic?
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

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

One thing I've noticed is that new magicians don't know the history of the specific tricks they are performing. They learn something off the internet and don't have a clue about its provenance. So, their appreciation of history should start there, with the specific and then branch out to a more gene...
by Bob Farmer
January 19th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 21
Views: 4324

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Address should be Bammomagic@cogeco.ca
by Bob Farmer
January 19th, 2018, 11:28 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 21
Views: 4324

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

From Genii Speaks, Richard Kaufman, Genii, January 2018, p.11 (with editing): "Bob Farmer has been writing large, adventurous, and fascinating books on various aspects of card magic for decades, but he never published them. Now he is, and following hot on the heels of The Bammo Tarodiction Tool...
by Bob Farmer
January 15th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 - Canada or Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: FISM 2021 - Canada or Spain

Philistine.
by Bob Farmer
January 15th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 - Canada or Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: FISM 2021 - Canada or Spain

Two bears and a beaver from Moosejaw.
by Bob Farmer
January 15th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 35
Views: 3615

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

The Bammo Flim-Flam CONglomeration: a complete collection of Bob Farmer's flim-flam articles with tons of new material. Learn the Way of the Scamurai. Scam your friends, quit work, sleep till noon.
by Bob Farmer
January 15th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 34
Views: 2053

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

It's big news:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.3756532

Prepare your resumes now.
by Bob Farmer
January 14th, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cy Endfield
Replies: 18
Views: 1458

Re: Cy Enfield

by Bob Farmer
January 12th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

Have a card selected and control it to the 13th position from the top.

Spell REEFER MADNESS turning up the last card as the selection. Then count the packet--13 cards--and explain that 13 = the 13th letter of the alphabet = Marijuana.
by Bob Farmer
January 11th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

USPC: Unlawful Substances Playing Cards
by Bob Farmer
January 11th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

The cards can be used for U.S. history classes:

"Make the most you can of the Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.” – George Washington / 1st U.S. President.
by Bob Farmer
January 11th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

I'm using these cards for my five-phase Cannabis Oil and Water routine. Actually, I'm not sure there are five phases--it may be six or seven--it's just that after about the third phase, I sort of lose my place, can't focus and start giggling because this concept of playing cards merging and unmergin...
by Bob Farmer
January 10th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

Hemp cards are perfect for Card In Cigarette or Mullica's Card Is Cigarette.

The line for the revelation:

"The problem with Hemp cards is that they're not meant to be played--only smoked."
by Bob Farmer
January 10th, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 895

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

The perfect deck for the Ambitious Card--it doesn't rise to the top, it gets high.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYsTmIzjkw
by Bob Farmer
January 8th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit Card To Wallet
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Credit Card To Wallet

Thanks for the tips. Richard--it's not a Devil's Hank. I'll send you details.
by Bob Farmer
January 6th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit Card To Wallet
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Credit Card To Wallet

Those are excellent references, thank you. I wanted to keep the effect as simple as possible, so a transposition is out. The double hank with the credit card gaff inside solves a lot of issues. I'm working out how best to steal the real card and I think I've got a procedure that allows both hands to...
by Bob Farmer
January 6th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit Card To Wallet
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Credit Card To Wallet

Andrew, we need your wife's method. Pete: I don't think it's crucial for the card to arrive in a credit card slot, though that would be nice. As long as it arrives in an impossible position (i.e., inside a zippered compartment) that works for me. It's the vanish that's more problematical. I made a 1...
by Bob Farmer
January 6th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit Card To Wallet
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Credit Card To Wallet

I'm working on a new routine where a spectator's credit card vanishes and appears in my wallet. This seems like an obvious effect: has anyone else explored this?
by Bob Farmer
January 2nd, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 21
Views: 4324

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

More reviews: “I'm going to put Ryan Matney's Spoiler Alert, Bob Farmer's Gaffus Maximus, and Jim Steinmeyer's latest in his Impuzzibilities series on this list. If you like good card magic, these books fall into the "must have" category.” —D.S. Genii Forum Best Magic Books of 2017 For mor...
by Bob Farmer
January 2nd, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 95
Views: 16082

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Some more reviews of The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox: Genii Forum Best Magic Books of 2017 I'm going to put Ryan Matney's Spoiler Alert, Bob Farmer's Gaffus Maximus, and Jim Steinmeyer's latest in his Impuzzibilities series on this list. If you like good card magic, these books fall into the "mus...
by Bob Farmer
January 1st, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Index Wallet
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Index Wallet

Thank you all for the great responses.

Everyone who has posted here should send me an email and I'll send you the effect this is all in aid of. Email to trickmail@cogeco.ca with subject line Mind Power Mashup.

Offer open to further posts if they advance the discussion.
by Bob Farmer
January 1st, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 38
Views: 4254

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Andy's take on my stupid trick is fantastic.
by Bob Farmer
December 28th, 2017, 1:14 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Index Wallet
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Re: Index Wallet

Yes, Tony's Shiva wallet is fantastic and it's the one I prefer. Tony also has a new wallet we've been discussing which he hasn't marketed yet, but sounds perfect also. I wanted to hear if there were any others I may have overlooked.
by Bob Farmer
December 27th, 2017, 8:40 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Index Wallet
Replies: 8
Views: 1369

Index Wallet

I'm looking for a wallet, a sort of card index disguised as a wallet that can hold 8 cards. Each card should be able to be quickly accessed (like a card index, maybe the cards are each jogged slightly). It would also be nice if after a card was removed the wallet could be shown to contain no other c...
by Bob Farmer
December 27th, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 31
Views: 2455

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

You can also find fake drinks that look like a liquid. Google movie props:

https://www.propsamerica.com/food.asp
by Bob Farmer
December 22nd, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 93
Views: 4769

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Roy Walton's, "Cascade" with the cards ending in the spectator's hands. I have my own version, "Mutanz," which has a slightly different ending. Also, in the same vein, "Twisting The Aces," with the last card revealed in the spectator's hands.
by Bob Farmer
December 21st, 2017, 7:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 34
Views: 2053

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

These are all questions that will be debated at the university. You need artists to create art and their are magical artists and then there are people who do magic. Deception is the craft required for magic and the tool used by magical artists, as well as others whose purposes are not always artistic.
by Bob Farmer
December 15th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 23015

Re: Ennobling Magic

Jkeyes1000 is Erdnase.
by Bob Farmer
December 14th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 23015

Re: Ennobling Magic

Sadly, those who embrace the no-lying policy, will not be able to use any of the material in my forthcoming book, the Bammo Flim-Flam CONglomeration since lying, obfuscation, cheating and perfidious performance are the main methods employed. The same goes for my little booklet, Beat'em, Cheat'em, Le...
by Bob Farmer
December 13th, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 23015

Re: Ennobling Magic

JKEYES1000: please post a video of one of your performances so we can compare it to Richard Osterlind's.
by Bob Farmer
December 12th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 23015

Re: Ennobling Magic

As one of my weed-addled philosophy professors once mumbled through a haze of Carlos Castaneda quotations, "If you have to ask the question, you can never understand the answer." He was later apprehended running through the campus, half-naked and barking like a chicken.
by Bob Farmer
December 9th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 21
Views: 4324

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Mike Close has published his review in his December, 2017 newsletter. He concludes: "... if you take the time to learn these routines, you will be in an exclusive club; even though these are extraordinary effects, many will not put in the small amount of effort to make them up. You will be able...

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