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by Chas Nigh
October 5th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

Derek Dingle counted from dealer's grip. I use it all the time. Sorry about the DP.
by Chas Nigh
October 5th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

Derek Dingle counted from dealer's grip. I use it all the time.
by Chas Nigh
September 28th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic books auctioned; Strange Inheritances
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Magic books auctioned; Strange Inheritances

I am a little surprised as to how oblivious the son was since his father died 40 years ago.
by Chas Nigh
September 21st, 2017, 7:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 385: Saratoga Ballantine - My Father
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: 385: Saratoga Ballantine - My Father

Scott, thanks for the interview. Really enjoyed it. BTW anybody on this forum with professional aspirations should watch this movie. One of the best docs I've seen in a long time. Keep up the good work.
by Chas Nigh
July 20th, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Question Re: Conway Cigarette Case

This is an item released by Ken Brooke. I believe it works almost the same as the Allerton case published in his closeup book.
by Chas Nigh
April 13th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interview with David Williamson
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Interview with David Williamson

Thanks,Herb, Really enjoyed that.
by Chas Nigh
December 8th, 2016, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elf on a Shelf Magician
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: Elf on a Shelf Magician

Cute.
by Chas Nigh
November 15th, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Blaine on TV - this week
Replies: 6
Views: 1993

Re: David Blaine on TV - this week

I started to watch the one on Netflix but looking at all those over reactions turned me off. Cant stand to watch it anymore.
by Chas Nigh
September 20th, 2016, 10:19 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: STREAMLINED DISCERNMENT-OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
Replies: 15
Views: 5547

Re: STREAMLINED DISCERNMENT-OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

Anybody familiar with Jerry Sadowitz method? Very strong.
by Chas Nigh
September 9th, 2016, 7:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 64
Views: 15637

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

Bought a beautiful steel cardbox with no instructions. It came in blue box w/latch. Shiny black bottom. Can I get some help with this. Thanks
by Chas Nigh
September 1st, 2016, 5:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days
Replies: 10
Views: 2264

Re: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days

For me, the Balducci force is far more convincing.
by Chas Nigh
September 1st, 2016, 4:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jason Ladanye
Replies: 72
Views: 10815

Re: Jason Ladanye

The camera does not lie.
by Chas Nigh
August 23rd, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardtoon - magic exposure
Replies: 33
Views: 5468

Re: Cardtoon - magic exposure

I have never been asked by a lay audience the the name of any trick. Sounds a little stupid to me.
by Chas Nigh
May 12th, 2016, 2:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 2797

Re: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party

Who on the Cafe would receive a tribute like this? Hint: No one.
by Chas Nigh
March 10th, 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cheating at bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 2650

Re: Cheating at bridge

Are you assuming that everyone on the forum has subscription to the New Yorker?
by Chas Nigh
March 10th, 2016, 7:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 2651

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

Clicked on it but thank God for Bit Defender. I was half awake when I clicked.
by Chas Nigh
January 30th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Nightly Show - Black Magic - #OscarsSoWhite
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

Re: The Nightly Show - Black Magic - #OscarsSoWhite

Reading the comments shows just how clueless the trolls on YouTube can be. Thanks for sharing this. I laughed my head off.
by Chas Nigh
January 24th, 2016, 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s

I have a question similar to the OP

There was a guy who worked my high school every year. One of his big tricks was producing silks from a chrome plated box with the extra load. Can anyone tell me his name? Thanks ahead of time.
This was also in the late 50s. I was guessing it was Leon.
by Chas Nigh
December 29th, 2015, 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Direct Mail Marketing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Direct Mail Marketing Question

Mark, you've done it again! I'm still laughing.
by Chas Nigh
December 29th, 2015, 8:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The svengali pitch in action!
Replies: 14
Views: 2065

Re: The svengali pitch in action!

Great fun to see you in action. I bought your book-looks like I'm going back to it. Thanks for posting.
by Chas Nigh
December 20th, 2015, 3:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup
Replies: 27
Views: 6549

Re: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup

Then do a bottop change.
by Chas Nigh
December 8th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 90
Views: 16434

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

Fred Kaps performed this on TV. Got a tremendous reaction. Of course this was Fred Kaps.
by Chas Nigh
November 29th, 2015, 6:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 52
Views: 13222

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

Funny, no one has mentioned Don Alan's routine in Pretty Sneaky. One of the most commercial tricks that I do.
by Chas Nigh
November 13th, 2015, 2:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: El Duco Reel for sale, original packaging, NEW
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: El Duco Reel for sale, original packaging, NEW

Is this the same reel that came with the flying ring to key case?
by Chas Nigh
October 31st, 2015, 3:46 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cantu in Laurel & Hardy short
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Re: Cantu in Laurel & Hardy short

Carazini's inspiration?
by Chas Nigh
September 11th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring Flight
Replies: 28
Views: 3038

Re: Ring Flight

Guest Funny you should mention John Swink. I also bought one of his cases. The case was beautifully hand tooled with a Western motif. One of the finest props I've ever owned. He never told me it was Martin style reel.But I paid a whopping 50 bucks!
by Chas Nigh
August 6th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Shields Magic Bartender in the Bay area
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Frank Shields Magic Bartender in the Bay area

The Pony Club was your typical neighborhood dive. It was unbelievable that you could walk in there and see such high caliber magic coming from a bartender. He was a big ham fisted guy who might have reminded you of Eddie Fechter. His super count routine was the best I've ever seen. From what I under...
by Chas Nigh
July 11th, 2015, 11:40 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon
Replies: 4
Views: 3302

Re: The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon

Yet another gem from Vernon. Pure Vernon.
by Chas Nigh
June 25th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Nice Girls Don't Explode
Replies: 14
Views: 3230

Re: Nice Girls Don't Explode

That's funny, I did a little research and found quite a few positive reviews. It seems to be a product of it's time. The 80's.
by Chas Nigh
June 23rd, 2015, 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47421

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Steve, can you point me to the most boring post on the magic cafe?
by Chas Nigh
June 22nd, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Manicures?
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Manicures?

Just like a magic prop the best is always more expensive. I recommend Solingen steel for all your manicure tools.A man should never paint his nails. A good buffer with buffing polish is all you need. You can check this out: http://www.zamberg.com/zb/nail-clippers-72l.ashx This is just one example.
by Chas Nigh
June 19th, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Manicures?
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Manicures?

To me, a manicure is nothing more than a self indulgence compared to getting a shave in a barber shop. Magicians who invest in the proper tools never have to "get their nails done". These tools are higher priced but the investment will pay off.
by Chas Nigh
June 2nd, 2015, 5:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jamie Raven comes 2nd on Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Re: Jamie Raven comes 2nd on Britain's Got Talent

Maybe he should have covered it with his thumb.
by Chas Nigh
June 2nd, 2015, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Potter & Potter: Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Cards
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Re: Potter & Potter: Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Cards

This will probably be the Grandaddy of all gambling auctions.
by Chas Nigh
May 10th, 2015, 2:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Diss-Illusioned
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: Diss-Illusioned

Don't forget to read the Calvin Trillin article if you haven't already. Great stuff.
by Chas Nigh
May 2nd, 2015, 5:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Index of Dover Magic Books
Replies: 13
Views: 3198

Re: Index of Dover Magic Books

Hofzinser is the gem. Wonder why they chose to stop the run.
by Chas Nigh
April 6th, 2015, 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Malicious Website Blocked.
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Malicious Website Blocked.

06.04.2015 17.09.35;Dangerous URL blocked;http://masterpages.ca/openx/www/images/ad.js;http://masterpages.ca/openx/www/images/ad.js;Url;URL listed in database of malicious URLs;Firefox;04/06/2015 17:09:35
I am getting this message from Kaspersky when i sign in. Just FYI.
by Chas Nigh
February 18th, 2015, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 154
Views: 25313

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Bob, the Schindler routine. is excellent. I used it for a number of years.
by Chas Nigh
February 17th, 2015, 9:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 154
Views: 25313

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

I am dreading the day when I perform Alaskan Poker and some layman shouts "THAT'S RICKY JAY'S ROUTINE!"
by Chas Nigh
February 17th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 154
Views: 25313

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

A number of card men have used Rollover just to produce the Aces. No kicker.

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