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by Jack Shalom
November 19th, 2017, 4:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 3
Views: 200

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

Great cover. Who designed it?
by Jack Shalom
November 15th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5216
Views: 1864349

Re: ERDNASE

Chris's latest newsletter talks about 1900 Jackpots author Eugene Edwards. He tries to make the case that Edwards might be Erdnase, and Chris says he has a bombshell coming up. (Edwards is Galloway?) One part of Chris's report that I find unconvincing is his claim that Edwards must have been a profe...
by Jack Shalom
November 13th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5216
Views: 1864349

Re: ERDNASE

Jon I asked that back in 2015 in another thread, and here are some replies I got from Philippe Billot: "In More Magic published by Pr Hoffmann in 1890, he writes page 51: THE ThREE-CARD TRICK. This is more of a sharper's than a conjurer's trick, but it is a frequent experience with any one who ...
by Jack Shalom
November 11th, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5216
Views: 1864349

Re: ERDNASE

Isn't there the story that Canada Bill offered to pay the railroad agents for the right for him to play on the trains exclusively, with his promise that he would only cheat people of the cloth?
by Jack Shalom
November 11th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5216
Views: 1864349

Re: ERDNASE

Just to clarify, then, Chris, you believe that Erdnase was or had been a working cardshark?
by Jack Shalom
November 8th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5216
Views: 1864349

Re: ERDNASE

Jonathan Townsend wrote:
JonT

Claims that saying "erdnase" backwards makes things vanish back to the fifth dimension. ;)

Hmm... new candidate put forward. Any extant comparison texts by MXYZPTLK?
by Jack Shalom
November 5th, 2017, 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Devilish

Here's something I was wondering while looking at some of the classic magic posters: Many of the posters include images of imps and devils, clearly implying that the featured magician was in league with the Devil. Obviously it was advertising hyperbole, but in an era when every state had Sunday blue...
by Jack Shalom
November 5th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Contest

by Jack Shalom
November 1st, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Contest

Just my blog and the Magic Cafe.
by Jack Shalom
November 1st, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Contest

Since I am getting international responses, I'll allow one more day, today until midnight to get responses to allow for time differences.
by Jack Shalom
October 31st, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5216
Views: 1864349

Re: ERDNASE

Or auto-correct? (of the human variety...)
by Jack Shalom
October 31st, 2017, 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Contest

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by Jack Shalom
October 28th, 2017, 8:01 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Re: Magic Magazine

Hi Richard,

What is the status of the Magic Magazine digital archives?
by Jack Shalom
October 28th, 2017, 9:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic on Demand
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Magic on Demand

Bill Mullins wrote:Fingers across


But it's supposed to be impromptu. He's obviously using a shell.
by Jack Shalom
October 28th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Contest

Every year, my wife looks forward to this contest when I award contest prizes, "At last, you're going to clear your shelves of books and DVDs from my beautiful living room!" Please help make the missus happy. Last days to enter a fun contest. Do it now before it's too late, and Mrs. Shalom...
by Jack Shalom
October 27th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asi Wind
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Asi Wind

Asi Wind, one night only, Nov 16th at The Slipper Room in NYC. Popular prices as they say. It's a very nice supper club type venue with a stage.

https://www.slipperroom.com/event/15813 ... -new-york/
by Jack Shalom
October 23rd, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4352

Re: Genii Convention

Only about ten, fifteen years ago in Brooklyn you could walk into a local bodega and get Tallys. Not anymore.
by Jack Shalom
October 21st, 2017, 8:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times Review of Dealt
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: NY Times Review of Dealt

You can pre-order the film on iTunes for Feb 2018 release:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/dealt/id1287357427
by Jack Shalom
October 21st, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Contest

Oh my. Thanks Richard! Here's the correct link for the contest:

https://jackshalom.net/2017/10/07/the-t ... c-contest/

Today is a perfect day to enter :)
by Jack Shalom
October 20th, 2017, 5:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Contest

And…time is running out to enter a dead easy contest with nice prizes. Magicians and hobbyists, spend a little time today to get in your entries. Read the details here:

https://wordpress.com/post/jackshalom.net/18757
by Jack Shalom
October 19th, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5216
Views: 1864349

Re: ERDNASE

Applying Occam's razor, any chance the italicized a is simply the result of having run out of the regular ones?
by Jack Shalom
October 19th, 2017, 3:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times Review of Dealt
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: NY Times Review of Dealt

The Times review is way off in my opinion. This is a wonderful film, and will have a wider appeal than just the magic community. BTW, I interviewed the director, Luke Korem, yesterday, and he said that the DVD would have bonus features with Steve Forte, Armando Lucero, and Jason England showing thei...
by Jack Shalom
October 14th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Re: Contest

Contest is still open. Now's a good time to get your entry in. See the link above.
by Jack Shalom
October 11th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: Forces

Mark, as Andy found out to his surprise, the concept of forcing a card was known beforehand by about 95% of the lay participants. So nothing was exposed. One can perform many years and still be deluded as to what the audience has actually perceived or brings to the experience. Admittedly it's a smal...
by Jack Shalom
October 11th, 2017, 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Re: Forces

Did you read how the experiment was set up? No exposure.

Aside from that, any opinion about which card forces are least suspicious?
by Jack Shalom
October 11th, 2017, 6:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forces
Replies: 14
Views: 985

Forces

Andy does a small focus group test, asking 22 people, "Which of six card forces seemed most fair?"

The results are surprising.

Sure, it's a very small sample, but it's worth reading and considering.

Your opinion?

http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2017/10/8/t ... -unleashed
by Jack Shalom
October 9th, 2017, 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

What effect in the performance of theatrical magic in your experience do you think is the strongest?

What effect impressed you the most?
by Jack Shalom
October 9th, 2017, 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

Care to point to an Our Magic instance?
by Jack Shalom
October 8th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 928

Re: The Beginning of the Sentence

I didn't hear that part -- that's why it was so frustrating! My pick is Metamorphosis.
by Jack Shalom
October 8th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beginning of the Sentence
Replies: 14
Views: 928

The Beginning of the Sentence

At the Starbucks at the hotel where the Genii Convention was held. I heard the following snippet of conversation from someone to his companions: "...Well, it's the greatest effect in all of magic." I strained to hear the rest of the conversation but I didn't want to be too rude. Especially...
by Jack Shalom
October 8th, 2017, 12:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4352

Re: Genii Convention

Yes, Matching The Cards. Other standouts for me: Caveney's lecture on Chung Ling Soo and later, his coffee-filled cup in hoop toss; Axel Adler's amazing three-legged and later, four arms routine; Haken Berg's hilarious mechanical Dove Act; Peter Samelson's really touching version of Seven Keys, a pl...
by Jack Shalom
October 7th, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4352

Re: Genii Convention

Both. The effects were Cups and Balls, Ten Cards to Pocket, the trick where the fourth of a kind is wrong and the four cards transform, Triumph, Copper/silver transposition, and Linking Rings.
by Jack Shalom
October 7th, 2017, 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4352

Re: Genii Convention

That performance of Jared Kopf as Vernon was as impressive an acting job as I've ever seen on stage. Think Hal Holbrook doing Mark Twain. That's how good it was. He didn't break character for an instant--even when taking questions from the audience. And his execution of Vernon's magic was damn good ...
by Jack Shalom
October 7th, 2017, 8:01 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Ride
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Ride

Thanks, David. You saved me a bunch of money. I took the 111 bus and it was a very comfortable ride.
by Jack Shalom
October 7th, 2017, 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 938

Contest

My Third Annual Blog Contest here:

https://jackshalom.net/2017/10/07/the-t ... c-contest/

It's always been fun, feel free to enter! Nifty prizes, and a free contest pdf to all entrants.
by Jack Shalom
October 6th, 2017, 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 4352

Re: Genii Convention

David Blaine. Every one's jaws dropped but his. His were sewn shut.
by Jack Shalom
October 4th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Lighting for closeup
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Lighting for closeup

Pretty cool.

Have you seen this?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI5I1w3l3Tg
by Jack Shalom
October 4th, 2017, 9:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Casual Card Count? question
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: The Casual Card Count? question

Jon, October 2017 MUM, Eric Lewis has a stand up version of Wild Card with Jumbo Cards. It includes a Hamman Count handling that might fit your criteria. Not a shuffle, but a logical display for an audience in front of you.
by Jack Shalom
September 30th, 2017, 6:14 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Monte
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Monte

An article on three-card monte you may enjoy:

https://jackshalom.net/2017/09/30/findi ... ard-monte/

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