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by Bob Farmer
September 19th, 2017, 7:47 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Yuki Kadoya, one of Japan's leading translators of magic, has done a review of The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox. With his kind permission, it follows. Few weeks ago, I received Canada’s unique and innovative magic creator, Mr. Bob Farmer’s latest work “The Bammo Tarodiction Tool Box” (Every Trick in th...
by Bob Farmer
September 16th, 2017, 9:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.
Replies: 26
Views: 2109

Re: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.

I first saw Reveen when I was about 14. He was doing his hypnotic show in Quebec. I lived next door in Ontario where, at the time, so-called stage hypnotism was illegal, but it was legal in Quebec. I still remember that show: it was so dramatic. At one point Reveen said something like, "What if...
by Bob Farmer
September 15th, 2017, 5:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.
Replies: 26
Views: 2109

Re: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.

I saw Reveen do the Knight's Tour several times. It was fantastic. He used this giant vertical chessboard with hinged panels and as each move was done an assistant would flip the panel. As the panels flipped they formed an image of a chess piece. Reveen would start out slow, then increase the speed,...
by Bob Farmer
September 13th, 2017, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Family Idea for Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Family Idea for Genii Convention

What's the dolphins' cut?
by Bob Farmer
September 7th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Workshop/Retreat
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Michael Close Workshop/Retreat

This is a very beautiful part of Ontario. The area is perfect for this kind of event, somewhat like the vibe of the old Ibidem events.
by Bob Farmer
September 7th, 2017, 9:58 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1840

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

I dozed off after about the twelve time this guy shuffled the cards.

Incidentally, in my new book, The Bammo Gaffus Maximus, there is an ACANN-like effect but the big difference is you immediately repeat the effect. Details soon.
by Bob Farmer
September 6th, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1840

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

I feel so much better. I wasn't responsible, just another hanger on. I guess a new phrase will have to be created. Perhaps, the unicorn of card magic, or the El Dorado of Card Magic.
by Bob Farmer
September 5th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1840

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

Nah, I recognized her--that's Madam Babina Sabina, the Gypsy Enchantress. She does an act with a crystal ball, a deck of cards and a baboon. The baboon deals poker hands, then, when it gets really amped up, eats the deck and swallows the crystal ball.
by Bob Farmer
September 5th, 2017, 2:25 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1840

Re: Does This Card Trick EXIST ?

First, let me apologize: I believe I was the first to call this the holy grail of card magic when flogging my version, "Dekronomicon." The line has now been adapted by others, all claiming, as I did, that this is the method! See: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S9615 Second, the trick, as sh...
by Bob Farmer
September 5th, 2017, 8:05 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Another unsolcited rave review from a purchaser: "There's some high octane, mind boggling mambo-jumbo cooking between the covers of this treatise. Seriously. I received my copy a couple of weeks back and am properly impressed with what Mr. Farmer hath wrought. It has taken me some time to absor...
by Bob Farmer
September 4th, 2017, 7:16 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 36
Views: 2237

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

Andrew, I eventually acquired a complete digital file of The Gen.
by Bob Farmer
September 4th, 2017, 5:11 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 36
Views: 2237

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

This is a story that an acquaintance told me. There was a collector who desperately wanted something my friend had. My friend refused to sell. The collector was insistent to the point of being obnoxious (actually, the guy was famous for being obnoxious). My friend gets a phone call: it's the collect...
by Bob Farmer
September 4th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 36
Views: 2237

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

I just thought of a plot/title for a thriller:

Someone Is Collecting The Great Collectors of Magic.

They wouldn't let him have what they had--so he collected them.

In the trailer we see the heads of various collectors in glass cases.
by Bob Farmer
September 4th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 36
Views: 2237

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

When I was living in London, England in the mid-seventies as a poor, impoverished grad student, I went to a Magic Circle auction. One of the items was a complete file of The Gen in a deteriorating cardboard box. Nobody was bidding on it, ando I had a few pounds and put bids in--but there was one por...
by Bob Farmer
August 31st, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Original Lee Noble Wallet
Replies: 37
Views: 5019

Re: Original Lee Noble Wallet

The Ross Bertram wallet beats all of these. It's really clever and really simple. I have one Ross gave me. It's described in one of his books but the photos there do not do it justice. I did a card in wallet with a Himber. You are wearing a jacket. The Himber is under your right arm held in place. I...
by Bob Farmer
August 30th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 43
Views: 4863

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Wonderful, thank you.
by Bob Farmer
August 24th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Another unsolcited comment from a happy purchaser:

“I am absolutely delighted with its superb content and the thought that has gone into it. I think Octadiction is a game changer for stack workers.”

More info at Bammomagic@cogeco.ca
by Bob Farmer
August 21st, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

John Lovick has given The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox a great review in the latest Genii.
by Bob Farmer
August 11th, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Same format as the Tarodiction Toolbox. No cards included but all the decks use either standard gaffs (e.g., a double-face deck) or can be assembled from regular cards. I have absolutely no ability to make special gaffed cards so all the effects I create use what I can easily make without special ca...
by Bob Farmer
August 11th, 2017, 8:51 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox is going into its 6th printing. When I first decided to publish the manuscript I thought it would have a very limited appeal, but it seems there are a lot of people out there who want to be on the leading edge of card trick methodology. Thank you for all the support. Ri...
by Bob Farmer
August 9th, 2017, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 43
Views: 4863

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

He was a great man. This is terrible news.
by Bob Farmer
August 8th, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 21344

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Busby is picking Mike Skinner's pocket.
by Bob Farmer
August 8th, 2017, 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 61
Views: 2654

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Twisting the Aces. Has served me well in many situations.
by Bob Farmer
August 6th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My secrets are online
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: My secrets are online

I've added secret coding to my stuff so if it gets out I can tell who did it. I keep a record of every sale.
by Bob Farmer
July 31st, 2017, 6:55 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Another unsolicited comment from a purchaser:

“…I have to say—IT IS FANTASTIC—WHAT A GOOD IDEA!”
by Bob Farmer
July 29th, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox Addendum #8 has been released and distributed to all purchasers either by email or by hard copy. Addendum #8 is the final addendum. It has to be: the system inspires so many ideas, the addendums could go on forever. When and if I have enough new and valuable ideas, I will p...
by Bob Farmer
July 27th, 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11545

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

Jonathan: My ideas go way beyond a simple monte. I also make the gaff so it moves end to end rather than side to side: this makes for more deceptive handlings. I'm not sure what you mean by resetting, since the gaff resets itself: there is no need to do anything. I'd publish all this material but: 1...
by Bob Farmer
July 27th, 2017, 12:07 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 11545

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

The Bloom Monte is a wonderful method. I created a lot of material with it, which, for the most part, remains unpublished.
by Bob Farmer
July 22nd, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Pete McCabe finally received his Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox. I know this because after Pete read the book, he had a wonderful idea for a routine which he sent me. I spent the morning figuring the method out and it will appear in Addendum #8 to be released next week.
by Bob Farmer
July 21st, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Another unsolicited comment:

“The gift that keeps on giving …. Thanks for the continued addendums, Bob! This is some of the most original thinking of modern times. Loving the Toolbox!!”

For more go to Bammomagic@cogeco.ca
by Bob Farmer
July 20th, 2017, 7:12 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Pete: one of my favourite moves is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_President%27s_Analyst Basically, James Coburn goes on the run because he's learned of the many global problems the President has to deal with and, Coburn, as the President's analyst, and the person who is supposed to help him cope...
by Bob Farmer
July 19th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Unsolicited comment by a happy customer: Holy Moses! The Tarodiction Toolbox is the gift that keeps on giving! Just as I begin to wrap my head around the basics, Mr. Farmer releases another facet of possibility. If you are reading this and have not yet ordered this mind-blowing book, STOP, DROP and ...
by Bob Farmer
July 19th, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Thanks Matt. It's the DEFCON patter that speeds it along.

About my Facebook page: this is run by my pal and fellow band member/drummer/software entrepreneur, Joe Naszady. Joe adds whatever he wants that he thinks might be of interest. I give him free rein because I have no interest in social media.
by Bob Farmer
July 18th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Addendum #8 (next week) features the DEal Finding CONverger system in three levels: DEFCON 3, DEFCON 2 and DEFCON 1, the latter being the most dangerous level. Stay tuned and make sure your fallout shelter is well-stocked with playing cards.
by Bob Farmer
July 18th, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Pete, we are both at the mercy of the #$%##% post office. Stuff I send to England arrives in 5 days; stuff I send to a location 45 miles away takes three weeks.
by Bob Farmer
July 18th, 2017, 3:38 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Thank you! Addendum #7 will be out later this week. Addendum #8 with one of the most astounding card tricks it is possible to do, will be out next week.
by Bob Farmer
July 17th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Don't be too sure that Romero won't be back.
by Bob Farmer
July 17th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Landau
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Martin Landau

This is perhaps an odd observation, but when I was a kid reading Charlton Comics, I thought a lot of the characters looked like Martin Landau. https://www.google.ca/search?q=charlton+comics&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiT4rz0xpDVAhUH44MKHQAOAfkQsAQIPQ&biw=1280&a...
by Bob Farmer
July 17th, 2017, 10:43 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Yes, there is a connection: I provide a smorgasbord of ideas for card cannibals to feast upon.

I once did a pitch for a horror movie, the title and cutline of which was:

CANNIBAL BLOODBATH: Your parents were right--the big city will eat you alive.

It didn't sell.
by Bob Farmer
July 16th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 11874

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Your thank you is enough payment to one who lives to serve.

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