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by MManchester
November 1st, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Roberto Giobbi's Card College DVDs
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Roberto Giobbi's Card College DVDs

Sold.
by MManchester
October 29th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Roberto Giobbi's Card College DVDs
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Roberto Giobbi's Card College DVDs

Selling like new 4-disc set of Roberto Giobbi's Card College DVDs. Free shipping within North America. Less than half the cost of original retail price. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Roberto-Giobbi-Card-College-1-and-2-DVD-set/132379961796?hash=item1ed275e9c4:g:LhkAAOSw0ehZ9ilr Michael Manchester 13 Sandpi...
by MManchester
March 11th, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ringling's Elephants and then?
Replies: 24
Views: 4719

Re: Ringling's Elephants and then?

In recent weeks MrGoat posted a comment which included the remark [EDITED] followed by an RK post asking why MrG would write something he knew would be changed. It is unclear why my original post in this thread was deleted and not edited. My heartfelt objection to the exploitation of wild animals co...
by MManchester
March 8th, 2015, 4:19 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Morbid Anatomy Museum exhibit
Replies: 0
Views: 946

Morbid Anatomy Museum exhibit

The Morbid Anatomy Museum in New York City has a forthcoming exhibit running from Saturday, April 11, 2015 – Tuesday, January 5, 2016 called Do The Spirits Return? From the Museum's Web site: [The Exhibit] will explore the surprising intersections between spiritualism, torture theatre, dark arts and...
by MManchester
March 8th, 2015, 1:34 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis
Replies: 37
Views: 16870

Re: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis

Joe Mckay wrote: Jamy put the rest of it up on his website - but I haven't checked to see if it is still there.


It is, see the following link if you're interested:

A Conversation In Two Parts With Derren Brown and Jamy Ian Swiss
http://www.honestliar.com/fm/works/derren-brown.html
by MManchester
March 6th, 2015, 9:20 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: magic book exhibition
Replies: 10
Views: 3271

Re: magic book exhibition

They have a YouTube account. It's too bad they don't post a video of one of the books as a teaser and embed it in the linked page.
by MManchester
March 2nd, 2015, 3:02 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 31382

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Glad I was able to have my book reviewed while you were still able to do them. Doesn't sound like Framework is any nearer to completion. Can you describe the book. Cards? Coins? Or everything in between?
by MManchester
March 2nd, 2015, 11:35 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's
Replies: 21
Views: 4665

Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

I know that smoking is very common in Asian countries. But has there been any indication of sensitivity to the issue or plan to rerelease it without the cigarette element. The video wonderfully demonstrates an alternative. Did this ever come up in discussion for the Tenyo book. Were there really no ...
by MManchester
February 8th, 2015, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad to report ---- RENE LAVAND
Replies: 10
Views: 2855

Re: Sad to report ---- RENE LAVAND

The amount of coverage in the general Spanish language media seems like a testament to how much he was admired and respected as a performer. Nice to see that his passing is being recognized outside of the magic community. https://www.google.ca/search?q=rene+lavand&hl=en&gl=ca&authuser=0&...
by MManchester
February 5th, 2015, 8:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Wiseman: The Incredible Candles video
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Re: Richard Wiseman: The Incredible Candles video

It also illustrates the problem of high definition video and the ability to make it full screen. Any imperfections become large and noticeable, immediately drawing attention to the method.

But thank you for embedding the video. Saves a couple of steps.
by MManchester
February 5th, 2015, 7:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Researcher studies psychology of magic
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Researcher studies psychology of magic

http://storage.vancouver.24hrs.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297660945995_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x&stmp=1423179461579 Full text of the article follows: Researcher studies psychology of magic http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2015/02/05/researcher-studies-psychology-of-mag...
by MManchester
February 2nd, 2015, 6:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Setteducati - Profile
Replies: 3
Views: 1117

Re: Mark Setteducati - Profile

This page of his Web site lists many of his inventions, although most appear to be older and unavailable commercially. http://marksetteducati.com/?page_id=29 There is a small selection on eBay at the moment: http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313&_nkw=Mark+Setted...
by MManchester
January 28th, 2015, 10:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congrats to Will Houstoun!
Replies: 20
Views: 3840

Re: Congrats to Will Houstoun!

Jonathan Townsend wrote:The Impact of Professor Hoffman on Magic Literature


I don't care for the title. It was once pointed out to me that impact refers to objects physically colliding. Now, every time someone uses the word when they actually mean influence of affected, I notice it.
by MManchester
January 27th, 2015, 12:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congrats to Will Houstoun!
Replies: 20
Views: 3840

Re: Congrats to Will Houstoun!

Matthew Field wrote:...his thesis was on Prof. Hoffmann.


I've read about people having a thesis bound, but are they ever made publicly available? I'd like to read it but don't know if he would share it or where to look.
by MManchester
January 14th, 2015, 11:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii Archive/Search
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: iGenii Archive/Search

I'm afraid I can't be a lot of help except to acknowledge reading it recently and I'm about a year behind on back issues. I would guess mid to late 2013. I opened a couple of issues hoping to get lucky to no avail. Lack of time prevents a more thorough search of each issue.
by MManchester
January 11th, 2015, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 12336

Re: Nudity in Magic

I'll give you my opinion when I get the chance to see male nudity in magic. Please provide a link to a video. :D
by MManchester
January 8th, 2015, 9:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 22
Views: 4782

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

Dustin Stinett wrote: Mike makes history come alive with his insightful and humorous comments


And it's a shame that so many of his magic history books are out of print.
by MManchester
January 6th, 2015, 10:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Auction of JP Jackson's Stuff!
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: Auction of JP Jackson's Stuff!

What would we do without you, Bill? Thanks for the tip. Didn't think those photos could get any better but they did. Many years ago I had a download manager that made it possible to download all the contents of a Web site, both images and HTML pages. It would have been invaluable for archiving these...
by MManchester
January 6th, 2015, 9:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Auction of JP Jackson's Stuff!
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: Auction of JP Jackson's Stuff!

I was in awe by page sixteen and there were still 100 more pages to go. It's like a museum of magic. It's too bad an institution wouldn't purchase it for a permanent display. I know there is a magic museum in Michigan. Aside from that, how many are there in the country that are open to the public. T...
by MManchester
January 6th, 2015, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Spiritual Stage
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

Re: The Spiritual Stage

You might want to add more details about the book to your Web site. For example hardcover or paperback, page length, with or without illustrations or photographs. Good luck.
by MManchester
January 3rd, 2015, 5:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay Spends $200 and Makes Kids Scream
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Re: Josh Jay Spends $200 and Makes Kids Scream

...on both occasions he chose to perform effects other than those explained in the books he was promoting. That was my thought at the conclusion. Not familiar with the book, but any adult watching who might buy it for a child is going to know that these effects aren't taught. It gives the impressio...
by MManchester
December 14th, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New book: The Vernon Companion
Replies: 96
Views: 21060

Re: New book: The Vernon Companion

It's meant to hearken back to EATCT, and a dustjacket would have been out of place, IMHO. My suggestion that it was a missed opportunity implies a mistake and there's no denying that any book by Hermetic will be a quality publication. Maelstrom and Vortex have two of the most striking covers I have...
by MManchester
December 14th, 2014, 10:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New book: The Vernon Companion
Replies: 96
Views: 21060

Re: New book: The Vernon Companion

Does the book arrive as depicted on the Hermetic press Web site with a plain green cover and gold lettering, or has a dust jacket been added? The reviews are great and they're no doubt proud of the result. But with magic book sales declining you have to make that extra effort to get attention and th...
by MManchester
December 9th, 2014, 8:33 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection
Replies: 195
Views: 55533

Re: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection

From their Web site, dananddave.com/coffee: Coffee with Dan & Dave is our weekly show, where we answer questions, give product updates, and hold special contests, so you can interact with us on a personal level and learn about something very important to us, as well. Join us on our YouTube chann...
by MManchester
December 8th, 2014, 9:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale HERE: Kranzo DVD lot
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: For Sale HERE: Kranzo DVD lot

On this download Nathan Kranzo will take you through the history of the Newspaper Test...


Just to be clear, are you selling commercially available DVDs or downloads that you are burning to DVD?
by MManchester
December 1st, 2014, 8:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (December 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 1665

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (December 2014)

29, 30, 31 – Petit Sirloin & Scampi
Vegetarian: Vegetable Lasagna Marinara
Vegan: Parmesan Vegetable Ratatouille


As a vegan, I appreciate the obvious attention that has been given by Magic Castle staff to various dietary needs. However, parmesan is cheese and vegans don't eat cheese.
by MManchester
November 24th, 2014, 3:56 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Secrets of Houdini’s Ten Greatest Illusions
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: The Secrets of Houdini’s Ten Greatest Illusions

John, a topic on the site's support center (help.gawker.com) says the following: "If you hold the copyright to content published on one of the Gawker Media blogs please contact us immediately with a link to the content in question on our network and your claim." Gizmodo is one of Gawker's ...
by MManchester
November 23rd, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic set for kids...
Replies: 24
Views: 5970

Re: Magic set for kids...

We have four magic kits in the store at the moment, although the one in the center is actually intended for adults to perform magic tricks at their desk. I doubt any of these are very good. Generic retail product. Considering our selection of Melissa and Doug items I'm surprised we don't have their ...
by MManchester
November 19th, 2014, 12:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel is the Biggest ...
Replies: 27
Views: 7136

Re: Criss Angel is the Biggest ...

I found the accompanying photograph more humorous. I appreciate that he appears in various stages of undress frequently because he has a nice body, though this photo might be a few years old. But for promotional purposes it says more male model than magician. Not quite sure who it's supposed to appe...
by MManchester
November 17th, 2014, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: an AI trick brain
Replies: 10
Views: 2137

Re: an AI trick brain

Joe Mckay wrote:Walt Lees had a nice essay on how to invent magic tricks.


I was just reading the April 2008 issue of Genii (Dr. Hooker on the cover). It includes an article by Guy Hollingworth titled Waiting for Inspiration: The Design Process from a Magician's Perspective. It begins on page 32.
by MManchester
November 12th, 2014, 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871436

Re: ERDNASE

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ATuwZIDVEsU/TP0uCHlpNPI/AAAAAAAABMo/WD0Ib0ymC3I/s1600/AE.REV_red.jpg The PBS program American Experience describes itself as TV's most-watched history series. Admittedly the subject matter may be very esoteric, but it's a fascinating mystery. There are so many elements, wi...
by MManchester
November 12th, 2014, 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871436

Re: ERDNASE

But why the two days? That is to say, if you have two books to submit for copyright, why not submit them on the same day? Why submit one on Saturday and then wait until Monday to submit the other one? The Internet has made it possible to submit an application and make payment to the Copyright Offic...
by MManchester
November 11th, 2014, 6:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Circle's first female officer
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Magic Circle's first female officer

"Megan Knowles-Bacon, 22, is the only female magician to be elected to the upper echelons of The Magic Circle. She talks to Radhika Sanghani about the lack of women in conjuring and how she uses her gender to her advantage." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11220882/Magic-Circl...
by MManchester
November 10th, 2014, 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5226
Views: 1871436

Re: ERDNASE

Assumption 4: The author's reference(s) to "we" mean something.


Do you think that we could refer to a single author and the illustrator?
by MManchester
November 9th, 2014, 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello from Florida
Replies: 8
Views: 3920

Re: Hello from Florida

Are you a Genii subscriber or did you just learn about the forum? Were you aware that there was an anniversary celebration in Orlando last year. Are you close? I envy anyone living in the state as it would have been easier to attend. I missed out but there is another one next year as well. Here's a ...
by MManchester
November 9th, 2014, 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 27844

Re: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please

Don't we see that in the show Frasier? Where, almost from the beginning, was a show about two gay men, except they were supposed to be straight. But, for all intents and purposes, were gay. Is this not also wearing a gay costume? No. What you're describing is the Bert and Ernie debate. Are these tw...
by MManchester
November 9th, 2014, 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 27844

Re: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please

How is this different from Modern Family where a straight male plays a flamboyant gay man for laughs. Are you offended by Modern Family? A very fair question and hopefully I'm able to address it. The difference is that on Modern Family the actor is depicting a gay character. The individual you are ...
by MManchester
November 8th, 2014, 12:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bad Writing
Replies: 23
Views: 5501

Re: Bad Writing

Reminds me of a great line used to promote a local radio show on the topic:

You don't want advertising. You want results.
by MManchester
November 7th, 2014, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bad Writing
Replies: 23
Views: 5501

Re: Bad Writing

We Are Hardwired to Screw Ourselves Over Until the Day We Die "This doesn't only pertain to the old sleight of hand with diet and exercise or otherwise minor ethical considerations. A Business Insider piece from July of this year looked at the more insidious effects of all this mental magic.&qu...
by MManchester
November 6th, 2014, 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Art of the Con
Replies: 27
Views: 7064

Re: The Art of the Con

Incredible, Bill. It's great to learn that so many others are as interested in magic's history that multiple meetings are organized to discuss it. Looking forward to visiting the Web sites you provided. @cardmaster The book you reference has only been reviewed on Amazon eight times. Such a small sam...

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