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by Bob Gerdes
October 8th, 2015, 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Audio Problem

Hi Chuck, I had this problem a while ago. For me, it was the little switch on the side of the iPad that you can use either to mute/unmute OR to lock the screen orientation. Even though I was using the switch to lock the screen orientation, it was still functioning as a mute button when viewing the G...
by Bob Gerdes
March 28th, 2015, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Columbo - "Now You See Him"
Replies: 14
Views: 3184

Re: Columbo - "Now You See Him"

You can also catch this on Netflix anytime.
by Bob Gerdes
April 3rd, 2013, 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!
Replies: 28
Views: 165226

Re: Forum on Your SmartPhone: 2 Ways, Take Your Choice!

Thanks for adding tapatalk!
by Bob Gerdes
March 5th, 2013, 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 147
Views: 22351

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

Clicking in "Today's Active Topics" doesn't seem to be working like it used to. I see only 1 topic listed.
by Bob Gerdes
January 9th, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Copper Silver Brass
Replies: 20
Views: 2328

Re: Copper Silver Brass

Bob Farmer wrote:I'll look.

Another question: does anyone have some references for ditching a coin in the left breast pocket of a jacket or shirt?


"The Bobo Complete Coin Vanish" and "Complete Thumb Palm Vanish" in Bobo for starters.
by Bob Gerdes
December 30th, 2012, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Walton Books REPRINTED!
Replies: 36
Views: 5311

Re: Roy Walton Books REPRINTED!

I don't have the books in front of me, but I remember the number ("141/400", I believe)was penciled in ever so lightly in tiny writing on the top right corner of the 3rd or 4th page. The numbering is so subtle, its as if they did not want to make a big deal that these books ended up limit...
by Bob Gerdes
December 12th, 2012, 1:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Walton Books REPRINTED!
Replies: 36
Views: 5311

Re: Roy Walton Books REPRINTED!

Sam Kesler wrote:It seems a little unreasonable to charge $46.80 for shipping two small books to USA for a total of $156.67. I have the originals.


I believe that it is on par with what international buyers would pay if they bought 2 Kaufman and Company books from Richard($20 per book).
by Bob Gerdes
December 4th, 2012, 4:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee's to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 7478

Re: Hank Lee's to Close

I found this old photo (apparently from the 1994 Cape Cod Conclave) interesting: https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/13036_1138903832387_4288989_n.jpg This one from Stevens Magic is also pretty interesting: [img:center]http://www.stevensmagic.com/personallyspeaking/aug05/Hank%20Lee%20picks%...
by Bob Gerdes
August 26th, 2012, 2:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Foursome
Replies: 23
Views: 2989

Re: Foursome

For example, I never mention that I need to find "Four cards." Wrong. Hi Harry. Do you mean that you should not mention "four cards" at all? Phillipe says, "In order to find your card, I will use four cards." In your video you say, "Sometimes within four cards I c...
by Bob Gerdes
July 11th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paris - Three Card Monte
Replies: 7
Views: 1620

Re: Paris - Three Card Monte

Re: the ring scam. From Rick Steves website: The found ring: An innocent-looking person picks up a ring on the ground in front of you, and asks if you dropped it. When you say no, the person examines the ring more closely, then shows you a mark "proving" that it's pure gold. He offers to s...
by Bob Gerdes
May 20th, 2012, 7:25 pm
Forum:
Topic:
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Re: Tony Slydini

Thank you Christian!
by Bob Gerdes
April 26th, 2012, 1:34 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Apple Puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: The Apple Puzzle

I believe this is also in Gardner's Encyclopedia.

-Bob
by Bob Gerdes
April 10th, 2012, 3:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tenkai "Coin in the hand gag"
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Tenkai "Coin in the hand gag"

That must be where I read it.

Thanks!
by Bob Gerdes
April 10th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tenkai "Coin in the hand gag"
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Tenkai "Coin in the hand gag"

While reading some old issues of Genii on Ask Alexander, I came across the following description of a coin gag performed by Tenkai (the reference is in the October 1937 issue on page 52): Tenkai's hand is wrapped in a handkerchief with only the fore-finger protruding. Now a borrowed half-dollar is b...
by Bob Gerdes
March 5th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Mobile format
Replies: 60
Views: 7726

Re: Mobile format

Hi Joe,
I tried it on my android phone and it does go to a mobile version.

It looks pretty good, but some things don't display properly. For example, the "overview", "browse", "getting started", etc, tabs run off the right side of the screen.
by Bob Gerdes
March 3rd, 2012, 3:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Legendary Repertoire of Michael Skinner, vol. 1&2
Replies: 20
Views: 3006

Re: Wanted: Legendary Repertoire of Michael Skinner, vol. 1&2

I asked Geno Munari years ago if these were coming out on dvd soon, and he said they were...

Must have been put on the back burner for some reason.
by Bob Gerdes
February 17th, 2012, 2:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Version of Genii's March Issue is Now Live Online
Replies: 30
Views: 1727

Re: The Digital Version of Genii's March Issue is Now Live Online

Has anyone tried the videos? None of mine have sound. Scott, Are you talking about the ipad version? If so, I encountered the same issue. It was driving me nuts but I finally figured out what was going on. My problem was that I was using the little "Mute/ lock screen rotation" button on m...
by Bob Gerdes
July 2nd, 2011, 3:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: David Roth's coin that floated like a kite
Replies: 28
Views: 6188

Re: David Roth's coin that floated like a kite

Well, the OP remembered this trick after 25 years, so it must play well in live performance.
by Bob Gerdes
April 7th, 2011, 8:28 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2782

Re: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue

Hi Pete, I agree with the odds you cite. I was just trying to see where my thinking differs from Harry's. He specifically mentions and refutes the idea that the odds are about even. I have an issue with this bit (after peeking and mixing up the two cards): "Your advantage lies in the fact that ...
by Bob Gerdes
April 7th, 2011, 3:01 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2782

Re: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue

I noticed this too. But Harry's Red/Black version doesn't workat least as I understand itbecause you do not eliminate the BB pair. I thought that peeking and seeing a red card (as in Harry's example) does eliminate the BB pair. Of the four possibilities, when you peek you narrow them down to RB and ...
by Bob Gerdes
January 2nd, 2011, 7:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expert Card Technique
Replies: 51
Views: 9538

Re: Expert Card Technique

Philippe Nol wrote:Has someone already tried the jog pass?
I would love to see it done properly.


Scotty Johnston from Scotland does this pass beautifully using the top card for cover.
by Bob Gerdes
May 23rd, 2010, 9:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 19396

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALapHYNSmoA[/video]

EDIT: Kent beat me to it.
by Bob Gerdes
January 29th, 2010, 2:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Workers are IN!!
Replies: 114
Views: 12729

Re: The Workers are IN!!

I read somewhere that Diet Coke from a fountain machine still uses saccharin as the sweetener, which is why it tastes different than Diet Coke in cans and bottles. And I agree that Coke made with cane sugar tastes better than that made with high fructose corn syrup. Try them side by side to see for ...
by Bob Gerdes
October 1st, 2009, 6:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Magic Shop in Hicksville NY
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Re: A New Magic Shop in Hicksville NY

I just moved to this area a few months ago, and swung by "The Magic Shop" just last week. It seemed to be more of a costume store than a magic shop, as Jester said.

I'll have to check out the new joint.
by Bob Gerdes
September 15th, 2009, 12:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Great letter on Roger Ebert's site
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Great letter on Roger Ebert's site

Guys,
As Jeff noted, that letter wasn't written by Roger Ebert. It's a letter submitted by one of his readers: Robin Thompson from San Diego.
by Bob Gerdes
September 9th, 2009, 5:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Whats the buzz on the new Bicycle Box design?
Replies: 22
Views: 5173

Re: Whats the buzz on the new Bicycle Box design?

I was at a CVS today, and they had 2-packs of jumbo index Bicycle cards with the new box design for sale. All the single Rider back decks were still the old box design.
by Bob Gerdes
September 8th, 2009, 10:58 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Walking Liberty CSB set
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Wanted: Walking Liberty CSB set

Have you tried contacting the Magic Warehouse? They used to have a Walking Liberty CSB by Johnson Products on their website.
by Bob Gerdes
September 4th, 2009, 2:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Whats the buzz on the new Bicycle Box design?
Replies: 22
Views: 5173

Re: Whats the buzz on the new Bicycle Box design?

From the US Playing Card Co. website:

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by Bob Gerdes
September 1st, 2009, 7:21 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Giobbi's Column on deck switches
Replies: 10
Views: 4607

Re: Giobbi's Column on deck switches

I agree. I always enjoy Mr. Giobbi's column.
by Bob Gerdes
August 19th, 2009, 1:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC! - Messages From Beyond The Web
Replies: 25
Views: 2428

Re: MAGIC! - Messages From Beyond The Web

Is Copperfield's pseudonym a secret?
by Bob Gerdes
August 18th, 2009, 11:16 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Radio Light?
Replies: 8
Views: 1472

Re: Radio Light?

by Bob Gerdes
March 28th, 2009, 6:38 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Tom Stone Column
Replies: 30
Views: 6283

Re: Tom Stone Column

Really enjoyed the April column, Tom. Very interesting to peek inside your notebook.

Thanks!
by Bob Gerdes
January 30th, 2009, 1:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers
Replies: 14
Views: 6566

Re: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers

castawaydave wrote:http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/217060/january-27-2009/philippe-petit


That Colbert interview is great!
by Bob Gerdes
January 23rd, 2009, 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now on its Way to You
Replies: 37
Views: 5719

Re: February Issue of Genii Now on its Way to You

Richard Kaufman wrote:Latta was a force of nature as a close-up magician. I was lucky to have known him during his most creative period.


Does anyone know if there are plans to release an authorized version of the "Pink Purse Tape" when the Latta books are published?
by Bob Gerdes
December 17th, 2008, 2:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 74607

Re: Josh Jay

by Bob Gerdes
October 27th, 2008, 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: mythology and genii
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

Re: mythology and genii

From the OED: b. A JINNEE; one of the sprites or goblins of Arabian demonology. [The word gnie was adopted by the Fr. translators of the Arabian Nights as the rendering of the Arab. word which it resembled in sound and in sense. In Eng. genie has been commonly used in the sing. and genii (see GENIUS...
by Bob Gerdes
October 20th, 2008, 12:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cuban Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Cuban Magic

I had a chance to ask around about the '56 convention at our IBM meeting last week here in Miami. Although I wasn't able to ask Fantasio if he attended because he wasn't at the meeting, I did get to talk to someone who was there in '56. I asked a gentleman named Pepe Sousa, who I have become friends...
by Bob Gerdes
October 3rd, 2008, 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofsinzer and Leipzig
Replies: 12
Views: 3248

Re: Hofsinzer and Leipzig

The Canadian documentary you mentioned is not yet released here in the USA but it's around if you know where or how to ask - starting with David Ben. Not sure what you mean by "released here in the USA", but this video was indeed available for purchase (on VHS) here in the states maybe 7 ...
by Bob Gerdes
October 2nd, 2008, 3:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB ASAP Firely
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: WTB ASAP Firely

I think it's from Rocco... he was selling those here in Miami at a lecture recently.
by Bob Gerdes
September 26th, 2008, 7:47 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cuban Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Cuban Magic

There are some members of my IBM ring that were probably at that convention in 1956.

We also have members that have just recently come to the U.S. from Cuba.

I'll pass your question along and get back to you...


Bob

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