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by cgscpa
June 21st, 2010, 11:19 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Super Magic Shop "Denny & Lee's"
Replies: 16
Views: 3279

Re: Super Magic Shop "Denny & Lee's"

I believe that a "mensch" is a good person if I'm remembering the word correctly. I had a similar experience with David Acer a while back. I purchased one of his effects on eBay from a third party but two pages of instructions were missing. I contacted David and offered to pay for the inst...
by cgscpa
April 16th, 2010, 11:34 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Nice Story Deck Routine
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Nice Story Deck Routine

I thought this was entertaining enough to share:

Story Deck Routine

Anyone know who this is?
by cgscpa
January 21st, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Help with Picture - Cardini and ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: Help with Picture - Cardini and ?

Thank you all for the very helpful information. Regarding magicam's comments. Yes, my brother will keep a set of the photos and I'll cherry pick a few, I'm sure. Besides the magic photos my Uncle took numerous photos of politicians and events of the time (circa 1950s) so it's been fun seeing these a...
by cgscpa
January 20th, 2010, 10:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Help with Picture - Cardini and ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Help with Picture - Cardini and ?

My interest in magic started 40 years ago by the man my aunt married whose last name was Joaninni. He was an amateur magician and photographer in his younger days and spoke of his friendship with Cardini. He passed away several years ago and my brother came into possession of several of his negative...
by cgscpa
March 1st, 2006, 7:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: For the Ricky Jay Fan . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 232

For the Ricky Jay Fan . . .

A bit odd but if you like Ricky Jay check out www.espbilly.com
by cgscpa
February 20th, 2006, 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to right good*
Replies: 43
Views: 2246

Re: How to right good*

Originally posted by Bill Duncan: Edit your messages before you post them. I have Google's Tool Bar installed on my computer. Besides doing an excellent job stopping pop-ups, it does have a spell check feature that checks spelling of text typed on any web page form. It's easy to use and great for t...
by cgscpa
January 14th, 2006, 9:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on the Radio
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Ricky Jay on the Radio

Rick Jay will profiled on the CBS News Weekend Roundup this Sunday. In my area this plays on 1500 AM on the radio dial at 8:00pm. Here is a link that descripes the program in more detail. See number 5 for Ricky Jay. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://wcbs880.com/topstories/local_story_006175...
by cgscpa
January 2nd, 2006, 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Double standards?
Replies: 64
Views: 3069

Re: Double standards?

Originally posted by Paul Higgins: What is a "standard item". The Gypsy Curse is a creation of Peter Kane and is still available for sale. I think that the fact that it is readily available for sale is why it was refered to as a "standard item". The publication did not come with...
by cgscpa
December 26th, 2005, 10:11 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic and Blind People
Replies: 19
Views: 1372

Re: Magic and Blind People

Magician Barry Taylor was invited to perform for Andrea Bocelli and wrote about his experience in an article that appeared in Genii about a year ago. There are a few pictures posted on Barry's website HERE under "References".
by cgscpa
December 25th, 2005, 8:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Forum Revealing Passwords to Magic Sites
Replies: 88
Views: 8221

Re: Magic Forum Revealing Passwords to Magic Sites

Originally posted by Magicwand: But an internet magic site is like a magic book in a bricks and mortar library. I visited the site to see what the fuss was all about. What I don't understand is how your analogy works when members post questions about how certain effects work. For example, I noticed...
by cgscpa
December 18th, 2005, 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Computer Security...
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Computer Security...

I was at a two day tax seminar and one of the speakers went on a 90 minute tangent about computer security which ended up being the highlight of the seminar. He spoke about many of the same links listed by Werner especially ShieldsUp! Above all, backup, backup and backup. Recently my hard drive AND ...
by cgscpa
December 9th, 2005, 5:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: ebay seller jimmagus- what a creep!
Replies: 14
Views: 746

Re: ebay seller jimmagus- what a creep!

You can also report him to eBay, for what it's worth. From eBay's site: eBay members are not allowed to use another eBay user's pictures or descriptions in their listings or About Me page without the owner's permission. Listings that violate eBay's Picture and Description Theft policy may be removed...
by cgscpa
December 4th, 2005, 9:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Barry's Magic Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Barry's Magic Shop

I've seen the show a number of times and always enjoy it and have performed in the theater on open magic night which was quite a treat. However, the end of December will be the final week that The Psychic Ghost Theater will run with December 31 being the final show for the foreseable future. So if y...
by cgscpa
December 4th, 2005, 7:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Barry's Magic Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Barry's Magic Shop

Kudos to Barry Taylor and Genii Magazine advertiser Barry's Magic Shop for being mentioned in today's Washington Post . The author of the article took part of the subway (the Red Line), stopping at each station on the way, and wrote about interesting shops along the route. Barry's Magic Shop was one...
by cgscpa
November 26th, 2005, 10:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: TV Magic Set
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: TV Magic Set

There was one on Ebay but it did not sell. Here's a link to see if it's the same one that you had. You may need to be a registered Ebay user to see the item:

TV Magic Set on Ebay
by cgscpa
November 6th, 2005, 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jay Marshall in Time Magazine...
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Jay Marshall in Time Magazine...

If you subscribe to Time you can search their archive online. Here is what was written: DIED. JAY MARSHALL, 85, magician-ventriloquist dubbed the Dean of Magic by the Society of American Magicians; in Chicago. An opening act for performers from Frank Sinatra to Milton Berle and a frequent guest on t...
by cgscpa
October 9th, 2005, 4:42 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician And Cardsharp Review
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Magician And Cardsharp Review

The Magician and the Cardsharp as well as The Man Who Killed Houdini are both reviewed in today's (October 9, 2005)Washington Post's Book World . Here is the URL but you may have to register with the Washington Post to read it: http://snipurl.com/i9w8 for those who may be interested in reading it.
by cgscpa
September 4th, 2005, 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cogitations Lives! (Until Oct. 5th, 2005 at least)
Replies: 27
Views: 2288

Re: Cogitations Lives! (Until Oct. 5th, 2005 at least)

Thank you Steven and Chris for this. I was able to download a few of the files I was missing prior to the first site closing down. The only two links to video files that do not appear to be working so they could be downloaded are: Ron Bauer's TTT (22 MB file) and Second Dealing w/ Andur Luvisi. Than...
by cgscpa
September 2nd, 2005, 9:32 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Help finding Houdini's grave?
Replies: 14
Views: 5842

Re: Help finding Houdini's grave?

Thank you also for posting the pictures. I found them very interesting especially the picture of Mrs. Houdini's name on the marker since she is not buried in the same cemetery. Originally posted by Steve V': Thank you, I love historical photo's. If I can ask, why are their stones on the graves? Stev...
by cgscpa
August 15th, 2005, 8:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!
Replies: 45
Views: 8728

Re: The Boris Wild Marked Deck - Factory Printed by US Playing Card!

They are available here:

http://www.mentalismunlimited.com/DemonDeck.html

I do not think they are exact Bicycle backs which let to some delays in production.
by cgscpa
July 31st, 2005, 6:54 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Doc Eason Multi Location Trick
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Doc Eason Multi Location Trick

He does present and explain his Multiple Selection of 20 cards on Volume 1 of his Bar Magic series. I'm not aware of any video/DVD from Doc Eason devoted to just this effect.

Courtney Springirth
by cgscpa
July 14th, 2005, 3:52 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: historical figures who are magicians
Replies: 54
Views: 5075

Re: historical figures who are magicians

John McLaughlin, current CIA director.

Phil Mickelson - pro golfer.
by cgscpa
June 30th, 2005, 7:25 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic Shops in San Diego
Replies: 15
Views: 3283

Re: Magic Shops in San Diego

Brad Burt is still selling online. His website is:

http://www.magicshop.com/
by cgscpa
June 27th, 2005, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Castle Is Broke
Replies: 166
Views: 39794

Re: The Magic Castle Is Broke

Originally posted by Brian Wendell Morton: [QB] Is anyone besides the poster "smmagic" bothered by the need to pay the head of the Board of Directors $2000 per month to oversee the accounting firm? There are a few comments about this above including mine. Hoo Monkey - Usually only the Boa...
by cgscpa
June 26th, 2005, 7:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Castle Is Broke
Replies: 166
Views: 39794

Re: The Magic Castle Is Broke

As a CPA I have found this thread very interesting to read. I am not a Castle member (one day hopefully) but believe, like others, that all that can be done to save it should be. With that said, I do have a few general comments: The idea that the current president will assist in any kind of accounti...
by cgscpa
March 19th, 2005, 4:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Question for Richard K.
Replies: 12
Views: 775

Re: Question for Richard K.

Currently, there is a DVD version of the movie on Ebay from a seller in Hong Kong. I found it by accident when I typed "magic - dvd" into the search function.
by cgscpa
March 15th, 2005, 3:17 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic in DC
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Magic in DC

Two great shops left in the DC area: Barry's Magic Shop in Wheaton, MD (if you are staying in DC, you can get there on the subway. The shop is very close to the Wheaton Station.) www.barrysmagicshop.com Denny & Lee Magic Studio located in Baltimore (about an hour from DC). www.dennymagic.com
by cgscpa
January 20th, 2005, 8:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Comcast On Demand Features Slight of Hand
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Comcast On Demand Features Slight of Hand

I'm a Comcast custumer but have not seen the commercial. It may be Brad Christian (of Ellusionist) who did a commercial similiar to what you have described. It can be seen here as well: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ellusionist.com/brad_christian_commercial.htm">http://www.ellusioni...
by cgscpa
December 15th, 2001, 5:56 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: FLOAT
Replies: 20
Views: 2041

Re: FLOAT

I was visiting my local magic shop when a shipment of "Float" arrived. The card does not "float" in the traditional sense of the word. It appears to adhere to the fingers as the hand is raised above the deck even though no substance is found on the card or hands. Told that it doe...

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