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by Ted M
March 8th, 2017, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician proves sobriety
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Magician proves sobriety

In college I taught a friend to juggle. He was inebriated at the time.

Afterwards it turned out that he was consistently a better juggler inebriated than sober.

Sigh.
by Ted M
March 8th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GIN CAMK
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: GIN CAMK

by Ted M
March 6th, 2017, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 6878

Re: Magicians Documentary

Nobody's mentioned Magic Camp (2012) -- easily among my favorite magic documentaries. It's full of joy and creativity, with some pain and struggle, fairness and unfairness. It's very human, and it's a delight.
by Ted M
February 27th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Puckered Lips Pressed to an Angel's Bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: Puckered Lips Pressed to an Angel's Bottom

This is clearly not written by anyone who writes professionally. It's not even written by someone who got decent grades in English class. Is he bribing a fourth grader with candy to write his puff pieces? "Criss Angel’s achievements don’t end there, the multi-talented entertainer is also a musi...
by Ted M
February 25th, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 22631

Re: Daryl Committed Suicide at The Magic Castle

PickaCard wrote:WTF!

What does that mean? How could that happen with a bag on one's head?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotic_asphyxiation
by Ted M
February 23rd, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: click on search result and?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: click on search result and?

It would be really, really helpful if this could be done.

As a computer guy who values usable online interfaces, I'd expect Randy Pitchford would strongly support fixing this.

It's like a web browser without a Back button.
by Ted M
February 22nd, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 2140

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

Are we sure he wasn't attempting the legendary Indian Rope Trick?
by Ted M
February 6th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 2278

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

I'd buy Spain 5x5 in a flash! Speaking of Spain, Dani DaOrtiz announced on Facebook that his book with Miguel Angel Gea on Hofzinser will be published this year in Spain, and that you'll be publishing the English version. Can you tell us anything about that? ex: Who's translating? Is translation alr...
by Ted M
February 6th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Sixth Sense : new JH effect
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: The Sixth Sense : new JH effect

Not a new Johann Hofzinser effect?
by Ted M
February 5th, 2017, 12:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2477

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

They can care about Jennings if Jennings' moves get used by the new generation. Harapan Ong uses Jennings' Optical Add-On in his gorgeous Direct Triple Prediction in the December 2016 Genii. There's also material for Mr Jennings Takes It Hard, yes? And that book will almost certainly never happen, r...
by Ted M
February 4th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2477

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Genii articles on Jennings and Vernon can keep the flame burning.

They're probably the only thing that will.

For reputations to endure, they must constantly be propagated.
by Ted M
February 3rd, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2477

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Exciting news!
by Ted M
January 31st, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Valentine on Supergirl
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Steve Valentine on Supergirl

Hey, I just enjoyed watching Steve Valentine play a mad scientist on Supergirl last night!

Hmm, I tried to attach a JPG to this post... not seeing it. I tried both via the Attachments tab and via drag and drop into the message box. Is that feature not working?
by Ted M
January 30th, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LARRY HORAYNE Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: LARRY HORAYNE Blog

The Larry Horayne book reviews are often very thorough and worthwhile, despite the blogger's scatalogical obsessions.
by Ted M
January 20th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Ted M wrote:Yay, a new Dani DaOrtiz column! I look forward to reading the articles in the paper version soon...


BAM! And so it arrives!

The Genii truly does grant all wishes!
by Ted M
January 20th, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Yay, a new Dani DaOrtiz column! I look forward to reading the articles in the paper version soon...

Fun Magic Castle artifacts. But what's the festal board? (festelbord? related to smorgasbord?)

Also: Max audio?
by Ted M
January 12th, 2017, 2:31 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Paul Harris live at Masters of Magic Congress
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Paul Harris live at Masters of Magic Congress

So this is in... Italy, right?
by Ted M
January 7th, 2017, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice
Replies: 27
Views: 2171

Re: David Ben

Please use a subject line with more words than just somebody's name!

"David Ben on Practice" would be a usefully informative subject line.

Looking at the stark subject line of nothing but "David Ben," I felt overcome with dread that he had just died.
by Ted M
January 5th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 2827

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

This DeLand deck was designed to be read at a distance: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-DeLands-Nifty-Deck-Classic-Magic-/391667403370?hash=item5b31324a6a:g:Zb4AAOSwImRYawtg Okay, so what's the top card in that photo? The 3 1/2 of Clubs. Did he invent that one too? (How's the DeLand book coming alo...
by Ted M
January 3rd, 2017, 11:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 2827

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

I came across a post that stated Chris Capehart has some work on marked decks for low vision folks. However, my on-line research dead-ended. Does anyone have any published references for this please? Capehart effectively creates a Ted Lesley marked deck, but writes the marks with a pen. So they can...
by Ted M
January 3rd, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 2827

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

Richard Kaufman wrote:This DeLand deck was designed to be read at a distance:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-DeLands ... SwImRYawtg

Okay, so what's the top card in that photo?
by Ted M
January 3rd, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 2827

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

I'm looking for Marked Cards for magicians with poor eyesight. I've read of the Daredevil deck, but was wondering if anyone out there had experience in using this close-up for non-magicians. I found this posted on-line: https://teamhacchan.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/img_9570.jpg Wow--that seems re...
by Ted M
December 31st, 2016, 9:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 3105

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

There is no controversy surrounding The Depth Illusion. No one should ever use the word Tilt. That only helps to perpetuate theft. See, it's fascinating stuff that provokes emotion even to this day. And I know you've personally laid out all the totally legitimate history that shows Marlo was late t...
by Ted M
December 31st, 2016, 4:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 3105

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

How about an article on the Marlo vs Vernon rivalry that existed, if not directly between them, then at least among their acolytes? Recap the controversies around Tilt, et al... Maybe with a twist: Ask a handful of prominent Marlo students to praise Vernon, with real substance. Similarly ask the Ver...
by Ted M
December 31st, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 3105

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

This is great. If Vernon is to remain valued, it's necessary to stimulate the old-timers' memories and educate the younger generation about him. How long has it been since the last Vernon feature in Genii? Richard, is this the book whose pages you waved at the camera in More Genii Speaks a month or ...
by Ted M
December 12th, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Denny's Magic Shop in Las Vegas Has Changed Hands
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Denny's Magic Shop in Las Vegas Has Changed Hands

From the link:

"NEW LOOK, NEW OWNER, NEW ATTITUDE."

What does that mean?
by Ted M
December 12th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Kudos for John Gustaferro
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Kudos for John Gustaferro

Magicana is in good hands with John G.

The Harapan Ong effect he printed in the December issue, Direct Triple Prediction, has worked great for me.
by Ted M
December 5th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 4137

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

Richard Kaufman wrote:Crickets ...
But I will have a full write up in the February Genii.

Hooray!

I was wondering why there were no details in your post.

I await with anticipation!
by Ted M
November 30th, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green
Replies: 19
Views: 5404

Re: Lennart Green

It's so good to see Lennart Green healthy and back in action:

https://www.facebook.com/paco.rodas.5/p ... 1055464222
by Ted M
November 20th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

Richard Kaufman wrote:I stopped drawing in the early 1990s. After drawing 10,000 hands I was done.

That's fair.

Whose work drawing hands do you admire today?

(How many people are still actively drawing hands? I know Tony Dunn is. Who else?)
by Ted M
November 20th, 2016, 12:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 1699

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

You illustrated your Berglas book, yes? [checking shelf...]

Hmm, wait, no, Earle Oakes did that one.

What's changed? Is it lack of time due to Genii, or other?
by Ted M
November 18th, 2016, 5:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail

Wow, the Harapan Ong effect in Magicana looks fantastic. Bravo to John G for taking over the reins there!

Loved Jon Racherbaumer's in-depth analysis of David Blaine's performance for Jimmy Fallon and the Roots. That was a terrific audio column.
by Ted M
November 17th, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System

Wow! Reading Genii digitally has never been this easy. Response is snappy. This is lovely. Congrats, and thanks for this major upgrade! Minor question: When I do a search, my list of search results appears. Each entry in the results list shows a thumbnail page image at left, a page number in the cen...
by Ted M
November 17th, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December 2016 Genii Magazine!
Replies: 1
Views: 541

December 2016 Genii Magazine!

So what's in the December issue of Genii?
by Ted M
November 9th, 2016, 1:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

I think the point is that, at least in this case, there's really no excuse for an uninformed seller.
by Ted M
November 6th, 2016, 10:35 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 14277

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Here's an extensive review from a poster at the Magic Cafe:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=110
by Ted M
October 31st, 2016, 9:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Halloween you Bunch of Coconuts from The Chief Genii
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: Happy Halloween you Bunch of Coconuts from The Chief Genii

Richard Kaufman wrote:I have tried EVERY kind of peeps they make, because that's the kind of die-hard peep fan I am. Damn proud of it, too.

I saw Pumpkin Spice Peeps -- those too?
by Ted M
October 28th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: a modern day witch hunt here in America
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: a modern day witch hunt here in America

Ha!

Love the depth and breadth of knowledge here.
by Ted M
October 28th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: a modern day witch hunt here in America
Replies: 9
Views: 903

Re: a modern day witch hunt here in America

The news story's tone was indeed moderate, not alarmist. But Brad mentioned a facebook thread where things are apparently a bit more panic-stricken... I participated in a face book thread involving members of that community. They seriously believe that the magic tricks that were performed were the w...
by Ted M
October 25th, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You Were a MAGIC Magazine Subscriber, You Can Roll it Over to Genii
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: If You Were a MAGIC Magazine Subscriber, You Can Roll it Over to Genii

Joe Mckay wrote:
Sometime in early 2017 we will be adding the entire archive of MAGIC magazine (all 301 issues) to our online service.

Wow! Great news!

The best magazine in magic just got even better.

Wow.

That is fantastic.

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