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by Bob Farmer
December 13th, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 494
Views: 12218

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: 494
Views: 12218

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: 17
Views: 2414

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: 17
Views: 2414

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: 17
Views: 2414

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: 17
Views: 2414

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: 494
Views: 12218

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: 17
Views: 2414

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: 494
Views: 12218

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: 494
Views: 12218

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: 679

Re: Congratulations to the Close's

Double ditto bravo.
by Bob Farmer
November 26th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 494
Views: 12218

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: 781

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: 781

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."
by Bob Farmer
October 30th, 2017, 5:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 34
Views: 3533

Re: New John Thompson Book

I've had the pleasure of reviewing some of the material that's near and dear to my heart (fishing for cards) and there is a lot to learn from here. I've also had the pleasure of seeing Johnny perform for real people on several occasions and he killed every time. Books like this are invaluable, even ...
by Bob Farmer
October 24th, 2017, 11:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bammo Card Walloper
Replies: 23
Views: 3655

Re: Bammo Card Walloper

Mall Wart!
by Bob Farmer
October 24th, 2017, 6:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bammo Card Walloper
Replies: 23
Views: 3655

Re: Bammo Card Walloper

BAMMO CARD WALLOPER CONSUMER ALERT!!! A Japanese magician, Syouma, is marketing an inferior version of my trick, "The Bammo Card Walloper." He calls it the, "Miracle Triumph Deck." As far as I know, I am the first person to create a Triumph effect using gaffed cards where the dec...
by Bob Farmer
October 13th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Gertner's Account of "Fool Us"
Replies: 15
Views: 2186

Re: Paul Gertner's Account of "Fool Us"

Purchasers of the Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox: I'm working out a way to do this trick with those methods.

And of course, the Bammo method will allow the spectator to shuffle the deck before the trick starts, this making it completely impossible.

Stay tuned.
by Bob Farmer
October 13th, 2017, 5:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Gertner's Account of "Fool Us"
Replies: 15
Views: 2186

Re: Paul Gertner's Account of "Fool Us"

There is an easy way to do this trick with Faro shuffles. First, add marks to tell you where to cut for each shuffle (there are already so many marks on the deck a few more won't be noticed). Second, if you can find it, buy some Cashmere Bouquet soap and run the soap bar around the edges of each car...
by Bob Farmer
October 9th, 2017, 12:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Computer Cards deck by Paul Swinford
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Looking for Computer Cards deck by Paul Swinford

I have always wondered how these decks were manufactured.
by Bob Farmer
October 8th, 2017, 6:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Computer Cards deck by Paul Swinford
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Looking for Computer Cards deck by Paul Swinford

Hi Joe:

I've got one in mint condition in its original box. It's yours if you want it.
by Bob Farmer
October 4th, 2017, 5:33 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2414

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Unfortunately, a conflict has precluded my attendance, however, for information on purchasing contact me bammomagic@cogeco.ca On another note, Lybrary.com is selling my one ball and cups routine, "Cyclops:" https://www.lybrary.com/cyclops-p-922121.html There's also a rare picture of me at ...
by Bob Farmer
October 4th, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2414

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

The book contains the following: INTRODUCTION 1 MATERIALS & REFERENCES 1 ANOTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL DISCOVERY 3 A card thought of by one spectator finds a card selected by another spectator. THE TEN-CARD INQUISITION 9 Magician names a card thought of by a spectator. GAFFUS MAXIMUS 19 A thought card i...
by Bob Farmer
October 3rd, 2017, 8:40 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2414

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

A unsolicited review from a happy customer:

"Arrived yesterday. An amazing collection of magic !! I'm very impressed."

For more details, email bammomagic@cogeco.ca
by Bob Farmer
September 29th, 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2414

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

“If you’re going to gaff, you might as well gaff to the Maximus. You can’t get these effects any other way. Farmer’s intention is to undermine everyone’s sense of the possible and he’s ruthless.”
--Stephen Minch
by Bob Farmer
September 26th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2414

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

Matt: My apologies for the omission. People should know that before you edited that book, it was called Bill in wonderland.
by Bob Farmer
September 25th, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2414

Re: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

For context, here are some of the other books Matt has edited:

1. The Bible.

2. Moby Dick.

3. Don Quixote.

4. Ulysses.

5. Hamlet.
by Bob Farmer
September 25th, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Replies: 17
Views: 2414

The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

My last book, The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox, received rave reviews from all over the world. My new book is already receiving the same great response. It’s: THE BAMMO GAFFUS MAXIMUS AN EPIC COLLECTION OF GAFFED DECKS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY! Any one of these decks could have sold for the price of the en...
by Bob Farmer
September 24th, 2017, 7:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: Our New Website GeniiOnline has Debuted!

It looks fantastic. There has been nothing like this in magic.
by Bob Farmer
September 19th, 2017, 7:47 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 94
Views: 14213

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: 2647

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: 2647

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: 624

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: 1054

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: 19
Views: 3637

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: 19
Views: 3637

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: 19
Views: 3637

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: 19
Views: 3637

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: 14213

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: 39
Views: 3774

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

Andrew, I eventually acquired a complete digital file of The Gen.

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