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by Brad Jeffers
March 20th, 2017, 2:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3388

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

He does want about $40 for the little hand $20.65 for non EU customers. If I wanted to do a trick with a little hand, I would definitely go with the Ammar version. It's just funnier looking than the other one. In the words of David Letterman ... "That's among the stupidest things I've ever see...
by Brad Jeffers
March 19th, 2017, 3:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3388

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

Note that my name appears nowhere The PropDog site does say this ... Due to Bob Farmer in the USA owning the copyrights to any choreography of a small hand making an item vanish in a hand, we can not provide any instructions, videos, photos or any other material showing of the handling of the this ...
by Brad Jeffers
March 11th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Philosophical debate for Mark and other pensive folk
Replies: 49
Views: 1480

Re: Philosophical debate for Mark and other pensive folk

What sort of magic is most impressive to an audience? Sleight of hand, clever gimmickry, or stage illusion? The answer is ... Clever gimmickry! Clever gimmicky is akin to cheap novelties, practical jokes. It makes audiences feel more cheated than treated. Au contraire! Clever gimmickry is at the he...
by Brad Jeffers
March 11th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wildcard... plot published precedence
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: Wildcard... plot published precedence

Bob Farmer wrote: I should do a video, but I'm hopeless with video production.

Someone was nice enough to do it for you.
However ...
After reading your add copy, I must say, this is a case of the book being better than the movie ;)


by Brad Jeffers
March 7th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone know this cardiste?
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Anyone know this cardiste?

The cardist in the IBM video is Matt Fox.
by Brad Jeffers
February 28th, 2017, 5:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 164
Views: 20926

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

From Daryl's website ... Daryl would have been deeply moved by the outpouring of support for his family and the many fond memories spontaneously shared by friends around the world in response to his sudden and unexpected passing on February 24th 2017. In a magical career that spanned more than 50 ye...
by Brad Jeffers
January 29th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How Houdini became the King of Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: How Houdini became the King of Cards

Sorry, nope. It was Arno the Frogman. Ar d o the Frog Man invented split fans, not the backpalm ... "The first time I ever saw Split Fans, which was before I ever met Cardini and probably before Channing Pollack was even born, was shown to me by a fellow named Ardo the Frog man. He was an Aust...
by Brad Jeffers
January 16th, 2017, 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 58
Views: 6044

Re: The Jerx Year Two

Is anyone here of the opinion that some of Andy's anecdotes concerning his one-off performances may be apocryphal?
by Brad Jeffers
January 9th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 24
Views: 2624

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Joe,
I don't know if it's already been done, but it occurred to me that a possible Alexa skill would be to create a two person code act with Alexa playing the part of the Medium.
Consider this a challenge! :)
by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 2768

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

Ondrej Psenicka's Butterfly Deck looks interesting.
by Brad Jeffers
December 27th, 2016, 10:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

Re: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days

Here is a puzzle ... I am performing Fate's Datebook using my customized Fortune-Telling Birthday Book . Someone tells me they were born on Christmas Day. Her card is the King of Spades. Another is born on Halloween. His card is the the Three of Diamonds. The Ace of Hearts belongs to the fellow born...
by Brad Jeffers
December 27th, 2016, 5:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days
Replies: 10
Views: 1775

Re: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days

An alternative to using the L&L product is to make your own using the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book , which can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, and upon which the Fortuneteller's Book of Day's is based. It will require quite a bit of work to write the name of a playing card 365 times; and al...
by Brad Jeffers
December 11th, 2016, 3:16 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 5389

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

Mark,
In reference to reading palms, you say ...
performer wrote:One caveat I have is to do it for real. In other words do it properly using standard palmistry divination meanings.
Whereas in reference to reading Tarot cards, you say ...
performer wrote: YOU write the meanings! You will get the best results if the cards mean something to YOU rather than some standard meaning written up in some book.
Why the difference?
by Brad Jeffers
December 1st, 2016, 12:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking For A Slum Magic Trick Instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: Looking For A Slum Magic Trick Instructions

Steve Mills wrote:I'll run down the instructions.
You can get the instructions HERE, for $2.
by Brad Jeffers
November 23rd, 2016, 11:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4

Andru,
HERE is a copy for sale ...
Or if you want, I will sell you my copy for $50 plus postage.
by Brad Jeffers
November 21st, 2016, 12:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4

Andru,
I'm not in the habit of selling my books, but if by chance you have a copy of Gambling To Win by Mickey MacDougall, I will offer a trade, for my copy of Card Cavalcade Four.
by Brad Jeffers
November 9th, 2016, 1:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 15
Views: 1782

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

observer wrote:We are talking about a book being sold by the library of the Magic Circle.

What's your point?
by Brad Jeffers
October 20th, 2016, 12:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sachs and Sack's
Replies: 64
Views: 9517

Re: Sachs and Sack's

by Brad Jeffers
October 19th, 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sachs and Sack's
Replies: 64
Views: 9517

Re: Sachs and Sack's

performer wrote:Think of a window. A good window does not draw attention to itself. It merely lets the light in.

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by Brad Jeffers
July 14th, 2016, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel & Brett Daniels - cage brawl ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1857

Re: Criss Angel & Brett Daniels - cage brawl ?

Perhaps real Criss will fare better than claymation Criss, in this episode of Celebrity Death Match.
by Brad Jeffers
July 12th, 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4893

Re: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings

Something can be completely original, revolutionary, and unique - and still not be entertaining.
by Brad Jeffers
July 8th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield Buys Las Vegas Home for a Record $17.55 Million
Replies: 16
Views: 2828

Re: David Copperfield Buys Las Vegas Home for a Record $17.55 Million

I think everyone keeps forgetting that this took David over 40 years to accomplish. Remember back in 1974 he was starving in New York and Chicago Yeah, after 40 years this magic thing in finally beginning to pay off. I can remember just ten years ago when he could barely afford to buy those eleven ...
by Brad Jeffers
June 24th, 2016, 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4777
Views: 1744520

Re: ERDNASE

lybrary wrote:I made a huge find regarding Edward Gallaway. All of this will be revealed in my upcoming newsletter.
How can I get a copy of your newsletter, or better yet, would you post this information regarding Gallaway here?
by Brad Jeffers
June 23rd, 2016, 12:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Joy of Slum Magic
Replies: 56
Views: 8152

Re: The Joy of Slum Magic

I love tricks which with can fool yourself. Are there any others in this price range? Another $2 trick that you can fool yourself with is the Buddha Papers Mystery. The first time I did this for myself, I placed a coin in the papers, folded them up, unfolded them, and the coin had vanished! It was ...
by Brad Jeffers
June 14th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marble
Replies: 19
Views: 4286

Re: Marble

When Gregory Wilson saw the original video he asked me, "Can it roll on top of the cards?" By any chance, did he also say that he had been working on one that could roll on top of the cards, but probably used a different method than yours, and that if you would tell him your method he wou...
by Brad Jeffers
June 13th, 2016, 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 42320

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Come on Richard ...
Quit being a Bitter Corner-boy Begrudger! ;)
by Brad Jeffers
June 8th, 2016, 6:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 12169

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

Richard, What is the letter of the set that you have?
by Brad Jeffers
June 2nd, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who Made This Imp Bottle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1194

Who Made This Imp Bottle?

Perhaps someone here can tell me who was the manufacturer of this Imp Bottle.
Thanks.
by Brad Jeffers
May 18th, 2016, 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dale Harney & The Magic Palace
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Re: Dale Harney & The Magic Palace

That has got to be the oddest variation of the Water Torture Cell that I could imagine.
It sacrifices the more dangerous aspects of the original Houdini version, but does have the advantage of not getting your hair wet. :?
by Brad Jeffers
May 17th, 2016, 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig
Replies: 22
Views: 4083

Re: When You Are Asked To "Teach a Trick" At A Gig

Whenever asked to teach a trick, I always oblige.
I teach them Raise Rise.
They never ask again. ;)
by Brad Jeffers
May 5th, 2016, 10:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 27
Views: 5330

Re: Laypeople

brianarudolph wrote:Perhaps we can find a better term than "layperson" and "laypeople" to refer to those not as acquainted with the magic profession as a reasonable magician would be

If you want an alternative term, refer to them as "the public".
by Brad Jeffers
May 5th, 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How much does the average Magician make annually?
Replies: 48
Views: 18065

Re: How much does the average Magician make annually?

performer wrote:I can tell you how to work out what an individual magician makes. Take the fee he claims to make, divide it by two and subtract $50.

Ahhh...
So Criss Angel actually only makes $34,999,950 a year.
by Brad Jeffers
May 2nd, 2016, 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Your First " WOW " Factor With Magic ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

Re: Your First " WOW " Factor With Magic ?

Thursday, January 13, 1966. The strike by New York City's public transportation workers ends after twelve days of traffic jams caused by the halting of subway and bus service. Police in Beverly Hills foil a plot to kidnap millionaire tire executive Leonard Firestone, but inadvertently kill the infor...
by Brad Jeffers
April 29th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What happened to Black Fox Magic and Trading Company?
Replies: 10
Views: 3290

Re: What happened to Black Fox Magic and Trading Company?

The phone number for their brick & mortar site is 909-866-0676. I called and got a recording giving the store hours. They should have been open as it was noon (Big Bear time). All comments on their facebook page , Yelp , and tripadvisor , date back to 2015. It's an interesting looking place, esp...
by Brad Jeffers
April 28th, 2016, 9:23 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Arguably the BEST Tenyo Zig Zag performance EVER!
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: Arguably the BEST Tenyo Zig Zag performance EVER!

Are you referring to this "riveting version"?
Do you like it better than the french fry version?
by Brad Jeffers
April 20th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Passover Friendly Magic tricks?
Replies: 26
Views: 6387

Re: Passover Friendly Magic tricks?

Nothing Created, nothing destroyed. Example no torn and restored newspaper, you can not destroy a paper. I am not conversant with the particular sensitivities of various religions, so I find this fascinating. I am picturing a crowd of people laughing and having a good time watching your performance...
by Brad Jeffers
April 15th, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 62
Views: 11122

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

Dougini,
You might also like THIS PLACE.
by Brad Jeffers
April 12th, 2016, 4:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Skinner's Utimate Monte?
Replies: 9
Views: 2797

Re: Skinner's Utimate Monte?


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