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by Leo Garet
June 9th, 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 13986

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

I think (not having the book directly in front of me) that my letter is K. And you, Leo, are one of the people who like to make a fuss. Do you own these books? Well, thankyou Mister Kaufman for that clear cut defamation. What a vicious response to a perfectly innocuous post. If it was meant to be h...
by Leo Garet
June 9th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: R.M. Jamison's Spot Sticks
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: R.M. Jamison's Spot Sticks

I also wish Terry had used his own voice and not attempted Ken Brooke's version of a Yorkshire Accent.
Ken was Tyke through and through and certainly had a Yorkshire Accent, but not the Yorkshire. There is no such thing.
:)
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 13986

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

It's a very big fuss over 26 sets of books. So few people will actually get to purchase them (beyond those who already have). True enough, but people do like to make a fuss. Magicians being people (generally speaking) are seriously prone to fuss-making. It sometimes makes life interesting and often...
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 5 cool magic tricks for kids
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: 5 cool magic tricks for kids

Wow! What a great idea. I would never have thought of doing magic tricks for kids. And doing them at a birthday bash, cripes, that is a barnstormer of a notion. :o
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 3385

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

No, Leo, there was nothing like that in Genii. Gulp. I know (as much as anyone with a memory as "wonderful" as mine can ever know) that I read a quite substantial article somewhere. It must have been "in another place," that is, "the other" US glossy magazine. As hinte...
by Leo Garet
June 6th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 3385

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

Bruce Geller was a magician, which could explain things. The magic influence in "Mission Impossible" comes out often...Geller once described each episode was a magic trick in itself. Indeed. Am I dreaming? I can't find the issue I think I'm thinking of, but wasn't there a recent Genii fea...
by Leo Garet
June 6th, 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Whose idea is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Whose idea is this?

Anybody ever "see" Bunny/Penguin?
I use this ambigram as sort-of proof that sometimes we see things that aren't there and sometimes we don't see things that are there.
by Leo Garet
June 5th, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 3385

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam. Two all-time favourites. Both in "High Noon," though neither was very busy. And Van Cleef didn't speak.

One of the most underrated western series for me was "The Dakotas". Elam as a gunfighter turned lawman. That made a change.
by Leo Garet
June 5th, 2016, 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)
Replies: 18
Views: 5448

Re: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)

Richard Kaufman wrote:And it's published in the least reliable news outlet in the world: the Daily Mail, right next to dozens of other tabloid stories.

How do you work that out?
They're all as bad as each other.
:)
by Leo Garet
June 4th, 2016, 9:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Bad Apple and the Police Are Looking for Your Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: Another Bad Apple and the Police Are Looking for Your Help

May freelance. May use the name "Mr. Funny".

If it turns out he's not a magician, merely another scumbag, I wonder if there will be headlines appropriate to the fact.
Rhetorical question.
by Leo Garet
June 3rd, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47174

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

To hear is to obey my liege. :) Actually, already been there, still no wiser. One more back and forth tennis match, with no result to speak of. However, back at the plot, I think that what's on offer (Andy's book) is very expensive, but that's a relative term. I thought the Stewart James Trilogy was...
by Leo Garet
June 3rd, 2016, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47174

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

He might qualify as controversial if he presold a $200+ book and didn't deliver it, even after 4 years. Right, Dale? How's Sacred Tricks coming along? Ah yes...glad someone mentioned this. Me too, though I have no idea what it's about. Don't recall hearing about "Sacred Tricks". But then ...
by Leo Garet
June 3rd, 2016, 11:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coming Monday June 6: A Buy One Get One Free Sale from Kaufman and Company
Replies: 10
Views: 2380

Re: Coming Shortly: A Buy One Get One Free Sale from Kaufman and Company

Old enough I'm afraid, and I do get the reference, however Rowan & Martin's Laugh In never quite made it over to this side of the pond. We did get Hogan's Heroes, although the less we say about Bob Crane the better. (BBC's Allo Allo was far better though) Anyways, back to the books - I know whi...
by Leo Garet
June 2nd, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47174

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

John LeBlanc wrote:
Unless I missed something, only Joe McKay has stated that. And I take that in the same manner I take his other comments with respect to this subject.
John

One of us missed something. Probably me. It usually is.
by Leo Garet
June 2nd, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47174

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Fully agree with Mister Performer. I wouldn't dare do otherwise. Here's a question: Why does Andy deserve to succeed in his attempts to monetise (hate that word) his endeavours? Genuine question, seeking information. It might assist me in making my own still-in-the-works magnum opus more appealing. ...
by Leo Garet
June 2nd, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rock and Roll Posters
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Rock and Roll Posters

Ay idea what the music was? Sounds like a cross between Dick Dale and The Surfaris attempting another "Wipeout". This should read " Any idea," etcetera, just in case no one realised. Hey ho. I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but I can't recall where or what the out...
by Leo Garet
June 1st, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47174

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Roger M. wrote:But this thread isn't actually about you Dale.

Indeed.
Hijack Ahoy.
by Leo Garet
June 1st, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rock and Roll Posters
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Rock and Roll Posters

Ay idea what the music was?
Sounds like a cross between Dick Dale and The Surfaris attempting another "Wipeout".
by Leo Garet
May 31st, 2016, 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47174

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Another thought:
AJM = Andrew/Andy Joe Mackay....
:mrgreen:
:lol:
by Leo Garet
May 31st, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47174

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

AJM wrote:Joe - you're not actually Andy by any chance?

Andrew

Andrew: You're not Andy by any chance, are you?
:D
by Leo Garet
May 31st, 2016, 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 47174

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

I've taken the liberty of lifting this from a previous post commenting on a previous post of yours. If the author cares, tough titty. Here we go: Well, Joe, clearly you’re a fan and good luck with that. What I’ve seen is not particularly thrilling and is not worth the money. I’m sure (hope) you’ll a...
by Leo Garet
May 28th, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whatever happened to Kamarr The Discount Magician?
Replies: 12
Views: 4053

Re: Whatever happened to Kamarr The Discount Magician?

After all we do not tell the rest of you how to drive your buses, do we? You might not, Sir, but that puts you in a very very small minority. Where I come from the only people who aren't capable of doing a particular job are the people doing it. The people who aren't doing the job are the only ones...
by Leo Garet
May 27th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is it possible to learn sleights while you sleep?
Replies: 20
Views: 5705

Re: Is it possible to learn sleights while you sleep?

When I'm asleep I dream I perform better.
by Leo Garet
May 27th, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 3992

Re: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent

It is the magician's fault. Well, that’s told me, but what the hell. Whilst bowing to Mister Moore's clear and obvious experience and expertise, I disagree. If there is "blame" one person cannot be held responsible. All actors forget lines once in a while, no matter how many times they've...
by Leo Garet
May 27th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: NY Times article about obscure magic magazines
Replies: 7
Views: 3214

Re: NY Times article about obscure magic magazines

Bob Farmer wrote:Yes, she seems completely incoherent. See my prior post.

Sorry Mister Farmer, I could not understand a word of that post.
:)
by Leo Garet
May 20th, 2016, 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prophecy or Prophesy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

Re: Prophecy or Prophesy?

Unfortunately Bill Simon misspelled it as "Prophesy" in his book. Since it appears to be an accidental error of ignorance rather than deliberate stylistic choice as in Leo G's "Bizness Kard Profesy....." I see little problem silently correcting it to "Business Card Prophecy...
by Leo Garet
May 19th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prophecy or Prophesy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1459

Re: Prophecy or Prophesy?

Hello, Bill Simon named his move "Business Card Prophecy Move" in his book "Effective Card Magic" in the 1952... But sometimes it is also spelled as "Prophesy".... Which is the right one? Did he? The routine is called "Business Card Prophesy," but he didn't g...
by Leo Garet
May 14th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 44
Views: 10258

Re: The Lowdown

Mister Fulves does seem to have become more reclusive than ever in recent times. However, I found correspondence with him to be easy and a pleasure and not only when I was buying stuff. This was a time when banks didn't quite charge the earth for "processing" international money orders. It...
by Leo Garet
May 13th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 44
Views: 10258

Re: The Lowdown

The real identity of Mister/Mrs/Ms Erdnase?
by Leo Garet
May 12th, 2016, 8:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 2741

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

Great Pix. Great Party.

Was there a special award for Best Beard? :D
by Leo Garet
May 11th, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello...Hello...Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 3901

Re: Hello...Hello...Hello

performer wrote:That is what I've been saying! Perhaps I need to be rude to someone. That might do it!

You don't know how to be rude. It's simply not your nature.
Happy 39th by the way.
by Leo Garet
May 8th, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 62
Views: 12299

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

I informed him that he was doing it all wrong whereupon he argued with me concerning the matter. I consider this to be a very silly thing to do since my word on card magic should naturally be gospel and beyond contradiction. Everybody knows this is true and everybody also knows what happens to thos...
by Leo Garet
May 8th, 2016, 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 27
Views: 6879

Re: Laypeople

I generally refer to the farternity as Magicians and magic club members, although not all members of the faternity are magic club members. And some non-members are Magicians. And.....here we go round in circles to nowhere. We're all layfolk, anyway. Step outside the back door and we're in a world th...
by Leo Garet
May 6th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 27
Views: 6879

Re: Laypeople

As Mister Kaufman says, it’s convenient. It's a fully rounded and traditionally accepted general term. Terminology, even jargon to some degree. If anybody feels it’s somehow demeaning, so be it it. Alongside “laity,” it’s a word/phrase that’s been part of my vocabulary forever; inside and outside Ma...
by Leo Garet
May 5th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: To legally buy used Precursor PDF
Replies: 46
Views: 8960

Re: Wanted: To legally buy used Precursor PDF

Here's a couple of spanners to scatter in the works. I have never signed away any of my personal copyrights. Therefore, I retain all copyright to all the material I have ever contributed to books magazines, whatever, and that includes Pabular and Club 71/The Magician. I do not, of course, have any c...
by Leo Garet
May 1st, 2016, 7:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Gypsy Thread Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3142

Re: A Gypsy Thread Question

Start by breaking off a length of thread from the bobbin. That's more than enough "evidence" that all is as it should be.
by Leo Garet
April 25th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016?
Replies: 19
Views: 4257

Re: Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016?

Of course it's seriously bad news that so many celebrities are dying, of course it is. But if we pause for a moment and consider the age group 65/75, there are a hell of a lot of Baby Boomers who aren't famous that are saying their last Long Goodbye round about now. My own immediate circle of pals a...
by Leo Garet
April 23rd, 2016, 1:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Some Like It Hot?
Replies: 13
Views: 3564

Re: Some Like It Hot?

Okay okay okay! It was news to me & I thought it was interesting. So . . . 'dja hear about the time Pinetti got thrown out of Prussia because Frederick the Great thought the carriage he drove around in was too fancy for a mere magician? Hoo boy!!! It is interesting and no shame in not having he...
by Leo Garet
April 23rd, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Johnson
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Roy Johnson

I got to know Roy and his wife Janet through Wayne Dobson. As noted he was a very clever thinker. I have his Goodliffe books and whilst they’re a bit dated, they are brimful of clever notions. Wayne used any number of them during his “Club Years”. I hadn’t seen him for a while and the last few times...
by Leo Garet
April 23rd, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016?
Replies: 19
Views: 4257

Re: Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016?

Probably another media conspiracy.
;)

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