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by Bob Farmer
January 15th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 - Canada or Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 499

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: 499

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: 21
Views: 1321

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: 1783

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: 15
Views: 784

Re: Cy Enfield

by Bob Farmer
January 12th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 733

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: 733

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: 733

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: 733

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: 733

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: 733

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: 843

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: 843

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: 843

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: 843

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: 18
Views: 3494

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: 15421

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: 896

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: 35
Views: 3273

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: 896

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: 896

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: 28
Views: 2184

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: 47
Views: 2768

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: 1783

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: 21003

Re: Ennobling Magic

Jkeyes1000 is Erdnase.
by Bob Farmer
December 14th, 2017, 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21003

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: 21003

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: 21003

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: 18
Views: 3494

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...
by Bob Farmer
December 7th, 2017, 9:20 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

An unsolicited comment from a happy reader: “I made up the deck for "Another Psychological Discovery" and performed it last night at a session with a few of the local guys who are pretty method savvy. “They had NO clue, and sat there kinda stunned …. “The host of the session eventually bro...
by Bob Farmer
December 5th, 2017, 9:21 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Another unsolicted comment from a happy purchaser "The work within this book will melt the brains of both laymen and magicians alike. The effects are so amazing that I have already started using 'The Magic Red Card of Mystery'. "Buy it now or be ready to get your mind blown by someone who ...
by Bob Farmer
November 30th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Another unsolicited comment from a purchaser: "Hello Bob, "I have received and read the books and I have to say, the thinking and the methodology is UNREAL. The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox & Gaffus Maximus are clear winners and whosoever hasn't bought it is really missing some mind blowi...
by Bob Farmer
November 29th, 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21003

Re: Ennobling Magic

This is looking more and more like answering an argument that the earth is flat: it's a waste of time and energy.
by Bob Farmer
November 28th, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 18
Views: 3494

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Excerpts from Dustin Stinett’s Genii, December, 2017, review follow. For more information email bammomagic@cogeco.ca “I am not sure if there has ever been a book on card magic like this one. “While there have been booklets that concentrate on a single gaffed deck, like the Svengali or stripper deck,...
by Bob Farmer
November 28th, 2017, 12:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21003

Re: Ennobling Magic

I'm convinced. I've made a little sign for my close-up pad. It reads: ATTENTION!!! There will be absolutely no lying, mendacity, fibbing, guile or shading of the truth during the performance. If you are offended by honesty, veracity, straight talk or brutal transparency, this performance is not for ...
by Bob Farmer
November 26th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21003

Re: Ennobling Magic

Jerry Andrus claimed he didn't lie when performing, so if he said he was putting a card in the middle of the deck, he really was putting a card in the middle of the deck.
by Bob Farmer
November 26th, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congratulations to the Close's
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Congratulations to the Close's

Double ditto bravo.
by Bob Farmer
November 26th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21003

Re: Ennobling Magic

I really enjoy lying to my audiences, it's part of the fun of doing magic ("This deck is made of solid deceptinium, and is only one of three such decks in the world."), though it's not a good policy elsewhere except when you're buying a car.
by Bob Farmer
November 6th, 2017, 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fascinating Concepts
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Fascinating Concepts

Joe, I absolutely love your premise with the secret radio broadcasts for at least two reasons: 1. It makes it appear the magician is doing nothing--that some outside force is controlling the outcome. 2. It's so unsettling: I knew about these broadcasts from my time as a shortwave radio enthusiast an...
by Bob Farmer
November 4th, 2017, 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fascinating Concepts
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Fascinating Concepts

Joe: For another version of "The Dark Card," without the gimmick, see my new book, The Bammo Gaffus Maximus, and "The Red Card of Mystery."

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