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Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Pete - I may have to put something like that into Massively Overhandled and Derivative...
by Ian Kendall
03/02/15 06:45 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 265
Views: 48240

Re: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!

There are a couple of new things in the works, that I discussed with the relevant people at Blackpool. One is not my thing, but the other looks like fun.

Cryptic enough?
by Ian Kendall
02/27/15 03:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!
Replies: 11
Views: 764

Re: Blackpool Videos posted on You-Tube

To be fair, there's been a bit of regeneration in the town centre recently. Yes, it's still far from comfortable, but it's not as bad as it was ten or twenty years ago.

The accommodation, however, is much the same...
by Ian Kendall
02/24/15 06:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool Videos posted on You-Tube
Replies: 23
Views: 2010

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

And TED (perhaps a magic based brand of?) talks are another route to larger audiences.


We had a Magic TED. It was three years of the EMC.
by Ian Kendall
02/19/15 03:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 21
Views: 2181

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

Nope, can't make Wednesday. Can you switch to another day, or - even better - Scotland? :)
by Ian Kendall
02/16/15 05:40 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 21
Views: 2181

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

I wonder if people will notice the 'non transferable rights' and realise that they cannot sell the book to anyone else (theoretically). It would be a sting to pay 120 dollars for the book, read it and realise that the routine would not suit your performance, and then be unable to sell it second hand...
by Ian Kendall
02/05/15 06:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 96
Views: 5620

Re: YOUR Input Needed for Genii Convention

Here's an idea that would require a tad more IT, but would be fun to do; Each registration ID has a QR code printed on it. Whenever people arrive at a lecture, then scan their ID at the door. During the lecture, a number of prizes are randomly chosen, and can be picked up at the end of the lecture. ...
by Ian Kendall
02/04/15 12:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: YOUR Input Needed for Genii Convention
Replies: 19
Views: 1802

Re: YOUR Input Needed for Genii Convention

One thing I noticed at the Bash was that the likelihood of getting something from the Swag box depended a lot on where you were sitting. People at the back of the room didn't have a chance.
by Ian Kendall
02/03/15 04:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: YOUR Input Needed for Genii Convention
Replies: 19
Views: 1802

Re: Nudity in Magic

Fairy nuff. I've only seen her do the one act, and no one I know (and I know a fair number of people in the industry) have ever seen her do anything else. I would wager that if you mention the name Ursula Martinez, you'll get more responses about this act than any of her others. However, she does ma...
by Ian Kendall
01/12/15 01:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 5906

Re: Nudity in Magic

Ursula Martinez is a Performance Artist, she has absolutely nothing to do with magic. In the case of the thumb tip, she's a bad actor with a prop she never took the time to learn how to use, and that's all she is. Equating her with magicians is ridiculous. For magicians, yes. For real people, she d...
by Ian Kendall
01/12/15 08:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 5906

Re: Nudity in Magic

Ursula now franchises her act (I saw one of them this summer - she was beat for beat a carbon copy of Ursula, who I had seen a few years before).

I heard (but cannot prove) that one of the people who bought the act was a man from Australia...
by Ian Kendall
01/11/15 06:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 5906

Re: What is Classic Correspondence

I love these books. I got volume II for Crimbo, and I'm looking forward to delving into that. It reminds me of coming out of the first Lord of the Rings film - thinking 'I've got to wait another _year_ for the next one?' Hurry up with Volume III :) Since Mike asked for actual feedback, I prefer read...
by Ian Kendall
01/08/15 03:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is Classic Correspondence
Replies: 21
Views: 2181

Re: Where's Dustin????

Ouch. I used to run the Backup Team for the Royal Bank of Scotland (back when it was the fourth largest bank in the world), so I have that mentality. It sounds like you are getting your data back, which is spiffing. If it helps you sleep, if your heads didn't crash though the disc and no one did a D...
by Ian Kendall
01/01/15 02:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where's Dustin????
Replies: 25
Views: 1857

Re: Where's Dustin????

Ooft. Hard drive _and_ external? Was it a virus?
by Ian Kendall
12/31/14 09:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Where's Dustin????
Replies: 25
Views: 1857

Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

The Vernon Companion arrived this morning, so I think I can class that now.

I also bought a bunch of downloads for myself, since there were a lot of sales going on.
by Ian Kendall
12/29/14 01:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?
Replies: 33
Views: 2259

Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Classic Correspondence II.

Due to the lateness of the postie, the Vernon Companion has been relegated to early Birthday pressie...
by Ian Kendall
12/26/14 03:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?
Replies: 33
Views: 2259

Re: New book: The Vernon Companion

It's looking less likely that mine will arrive before Thursday :(

I'll have to console myself with Classic Correspondence II...
by Ian Kendall
12/22/14 01:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New book: The Vernon Companion
Replies: 102
Views: 11958

Re: Coins thru silk

To be fair, he is selling the routine with the scarf there.
by Ian Kendall
12/04/14 11:39 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coins thru silk
Replies: 16
Views: 2610

Re: Coins thru silk

That _might_ be a juggling scarf. I told Mike about them at a lecture in 98, and he was interested in them as a source then.
by Ian Kendall
12/03/14 05:35 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coins thru silk
Replies: 16
Views: 2610

Re: Coins thru silk

Another vote for juggling scarves. Mine is a Mr Babache, but it's over twenty years old, so I don't know if that make is still available.
by Ian Kendall
12/03/14 03:50 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coins thru silk
Replies: 16
Views: 2610

Re: Poker Player Sues Casino and Loses

Or, Poker player wins. Casino gets snotty.
by Ian Kendall
11/28/14 05:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poker Player Sues Casino and Loses
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Which Would You Rather Have: Black Friday or Cyber Monda

it's $5 a pound


Ah, the exchange rate from the good old days :)
by Ian Kendall
11/25/14 03:44 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Which Would You Rather Have: Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
Replies: 19
Views: 2032

Re: What is a camera trick?

Paul once told me a story about this; in the early days, he was not in the edit suite when the show was being cut. The editor (Mr Silitto I believe, I once knew his daughter) was not a magician, and cut a coin routine where the work was accidentally excised - in essence making the routine a 'camera ...
by Ian Kendall
11/19/14 05:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is a camera trick?
Replies: 45
Views: 4995

Re: Can someone please just make him stop!

You have to admit, the ditch of the thumbtip at 14 seconds is the bee's knees. I wonder where that is in print?
by Ian Kendall
11/18/14 07:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can someone please just make him stop!
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Now THIS IS HOW DICE STACKING should look!

I think the best part of this thread is that Quentin knows someone called Patsy Murphy...

As for dice stacking; it's fun to do, requires actual skill and - given the correct presentation - can build into a nice routine.
by Ian Kendall
11/16/14 06:36 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Now THIS IS HOW DICE STACKING should look!
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Now THIS IS HOW DICE STACKING should look!

All the sequels are on YouTube anyway.

Chow Yun Fat was fairly popular in the UK in the mid 90s, around the same time Woo started to be noticed with films like Hard Boiled. I remember thinking at the time (probably out loud, on stage) that I was amazed that there were any Triads left...
by Ian Kendall
11/15/14 08:50 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Now THIS IS HOW DICE STACKING should look!
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.

One of the first things Bobby said to me was 'You're being a c*nt', and the last was 'is that you I see all over MUM?'

In between there were lessons, sessions, arguments and stories. A few smiles, a few grimaces and a lot more stories. He will be missed.
by Ian Kendall
11/11/14 02:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.
Replies: 16
Views: 1712

Re: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.

Dustin - might want to change his dates. It's currently showing 1931-2013...
by Ian Kendall
11/10/14 07:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bobby Bernard R.I.P.
Replies: 16
Views: 1712

Re: Marlo variation on the Curry turn over change

Anything by Armando Lucero would be a good place to start...
by Ian Kendall
10/29/14 07:59 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo variation on the Curry turn over change
Replies: 12
Views: 1367

Re: Peter Pellikaan??

It might be just me, but the method for the holes in the card trick seems really obvious...
by Ian Kendall
10/25/14 12:03 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Peter Pellikaan??
Replies: 22
Views: 4122

Re: Peter Pellikaan??

If you go to this link: http://www.pellikaanmagic.com/a-3847816 ... /volume-1/ you can then click on the right arrow near the top right to page through the different things on offer. You can buy the DVDs singly if you want.
by Ian Kendall
10/25/14 08:30 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Peter Pellikaan??
Replies: 22
Views: 4122

Re: McCOMBICAL The Wit and Wisdom of Billy McComb

Jeebers, really? OK... I have the honour of having the shortest ever conversation with Billy. It was Blackpool, several years ago. I was walking down the side of the Winter Gardens to get back to the Ruskin, when I noticed, about fifty metres down the hill, the figure of Billy coming towards me. I p...
by Ian Kendall
10/23/14 11:33 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCOMBICAL The Wit and Wisdom of Billy McComb
Replies: 29
Views: 3537

Re: ERDNASE

Perhaps I should expand; writing technical prose and writing fiction are very different beasts. However, I think it is easier to be good at fiction out of the gate than it is to be good at prose. For the most part, writers will have written before; if they are educated then there is a good chance th...
by Ian Kendall
10/22/14 06:26 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3098
Views: 1387788

Re: ERDNASE

It does suggest that Erdnase was probably Jon Racherbaumer... I would say that writing technical prose well is harder than fiction. It is something that does get easier with time, however. The verbosity could be anything from a quirk of the period, to a deliberate attempt to obfuscate the plagiarism...
by Ian Kendall
10/22/14 04:52 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3098
Views: 1387788

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

it wouldn’t be too long before he was playing 40 seat village halls.


Great. Now you want him crashing into my market. Sheesh...
by Ian Kendall
10/21/14 12:10 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 15473

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

A couple of observations; I have spent a short amount of time with Jeff, and found him to be excellent company. I've seen him many times on TV or video, and I'm not convinced that my autistic side would pick up that something was supposed to be insulting. Having said that, I remember watching a vide...
by Ian Kendall
10/20/14 07:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 15473

Re: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter

Or those who stream product only vs. allowing a proper download. I was being a tad facetious before, but I agree with you on this one. I bought a couple of things from Dani DaOrtiz' site, as well as the Bucks and Revizit, and I've not spent time on any of them because they are streaming products. I...
by Ian Kendall
10/20/14 02:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter
Replies: 44
Views: 5467

Re: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter

Which is a shame, as the price is right and it looks like a fun project. This would be an easy decision to make (for me) if e-mail delivery (preferably using proper text) was offered. You may be in luck. At the end of next year, all the posts will be compiled into a PDF that will be available to al...
by Ian Kendall
10/20/14 02:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter
Replies: 44
Views: 5467

Re: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter

Fair points Ian, but even if I didn't dislike twitter, the whole "text as a graphic" is sufficiently awkward enough to be a deal breaker for me. I'm not convinced that wrapping text in that user unfriendly manner will provide even a modicum of privacy/security. I refer to my first point, ...
by Ian Kendall
10/20/14 12:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter
Replies: 44
Views: 5467

Re: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter

Requiring people to have twitter (which I do not care for and do not use) to simply send text in the form of a graphic seems kind of strange to me. Once again, why wouldn't e-mail or any other social network (heck, it would be simplicity to send these images out to multiple sources at once) work ju...
by Ian Kendall
10/20/14 04:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New: Roberto Giobbi's Secret Twitter
Replies: 44
Views: 5467
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