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Re: Books vs. Dvd

Thank you for your correction. BTW, Charlie and I have had an off-list conversation about this whole thing. He is a nice young man. He is also not anonymous as are some of the putzes who frequent this forum. Regarding the e-mail I received from one fellow -- I don't spend as much time on this forum ...
by Bill Palmer
05/27/11 02:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Books vs. Dvd
Replies: 14
Views: 1605

Re: Books vs. Dvd

Kendell the Book computer on Amazon. No we don't need a Broken Wand Service. Charlie This is a perfect example of semi-functional semi-illiteracy. KINDLE. "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter it's the difference between a lightning bug and t...
by Bill Palmer
05/24/11 12:45 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Books vs. Dvd
Replies: 14
Views: 1605

Re: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection

The longer they wait, the more difficult it will be for people to make the necessary arrangements.
by Bill Palmer
04/06/11 05:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection
Replies: 85
Views: 11333

Re: The Square Circle IS a Classic!

Regarding the Square Circle and/or its deceptiveness and its appropriateness, consider this: The first application of this particular trick was by Louis Histed, in the form of a sentry box. That was appropriate for his style of show. It probably fooled a lot of people. The ABC Chewing Gum Recombobul...
by Bill Palmer
02/16/11 03:28 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Square Circle IS a Classic!
Replies: 69
Views: 9168

Re: The Square Circle IS a Classic!

The Zig-Zag is really a bad choice for this particular thread, I think. Shortly after the Harbin book went into print, I saw the trick done well by someone who knew what he was doing. I wasn't even involved in doing any kind of illusion work at the time, and the prop SCREAMED the method to me. Yet i...
by Bill Palmer
02/16/11 03:15 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Square Circle IS a Classic!
Replies: 69
Views: 9168

Re: Wilson/Jennings Chop Cup Routine Question

Bob Stencil also deserves some inspirational credit for this routine. Pete Biro has the whole story.
by Bill Palmer
01/27/11 08:27 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Wilson/Jennings Chop Cup Routine Question
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: Cube-A-Libre House Of Magic (1960s) Price Reduced

I sent you an e-mail. Why haven't you answered me?
by Bill Palmer
01/26/11 06:24 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cube-A-Libre House Of Magic (1960s)
Replies: 10
Views: 2779

Anverdi item on eBay.

Ja-Ramy of Mexico has an Anverdi die for sale on eBay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 500wt_1156
by Bill Palmer
01/22/11 07:59 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Anverdi item on eBay.
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Re: Department Of The Oh So Slightly Wrong

There is more to this than the auction indicates. The London media picked up on the fact that Paul is auctioning off some of his old props, and started spreading the word that Paul is ticked off at the Magic Circle (WRONG!!!) and that he is somehow seeking revenge on the Magic Circle (WRONG!!!) for ...
by Bill Palmer
01/22/11 07:57 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Department Of The Oh So Slightly Wrong
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

Re: Credit Question: Silk from Spectator's Sleeve Using a Thumbtip

I got the idea for doing it from Roger Klause's spongeball routine. However, I was fairly certain someone else had done it with a silk before I did.
by Bill Palmer
01/16/11 05:27 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Credit Question: Silk from Spectator's Sleeve Using a Thumbtip
Replies: 16
Views: 2229

Re: Want to buy cups and balls

I don't know if these would even interest you, but about 50 years ago I was given a trunk of magic that belonged to an magician who died. In it was what I perceive to be a cheap set of C&B. They are light weight & have one bead around the middle. Shiny copper color on the outside, and a dul...
by Bill Palmer
01/13/11 05:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy cups and balls
Replies: 22
Views: 2951

Latest Potter and Potter auction -- Jan 29

If you are at all interested in crooked gambling apparatus or books about gambling, please take a look at the latest Potter and Potter auction catalog. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.potterauctions.com/">http://www.potterauctions.com/</a><!-- m --> This auction has Ray Goulet's colle...
by Bill Palmer
01/13/11 05:27 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Latest Potter and Potter auction -- Jan 29
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Was able to fix: P & L table base

Not to disagree with someone who has your experience, Mr. Riser; however, nearly every web site that lists these taps and dies lists them as "special fractional sizes" and not with the standard sizes. You won't find them at your local hardware store. I can't imagine anyone shopping for tap...
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 05:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: P & L or Owen table base
Replies: 22
Views: 2850

Re: Wondering how much this would be before eBaying it

99 cents.

They are not rare.
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 05:38 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wondering how much this would be before eBaying it
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Want to buy cups and balls

My pleasure, Ruben.
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 05:37 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy cups and balls
Replies: 22
Views: 2951

Re: I.B.M. Convention Last Chance Discount Registration

Why do you expect anyone to sign up for a convention if nobody has ANY idea who is going to be on the program? "new and exciting changes to the I.B.M. Convention experience" is a rather nebulous advertisement. AFAIC, people who will register for this would buy plastic "equilibrium bra...
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 05:36 PM
 
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: I.B.M. Convention Last Chance Discount Registration
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Want to buy cups and balls

Frank: The Paul Fox cups on the RnT II site are good cups. The Foxy II.V's are also excellent cups. The copper cups by Bazar de Magia are decent cups for the money. Go to the cups and balls museum site. If you don't have a username and password, send an e-mail to me as directed on the site, and I wi...
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 02:58 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy cups and balls
Replies: 22
Views: 2951

Re: Want to buy cups and balls

Jake, send some pix to curator@cupsandballsmuseum.com

I'll see if I can identify them for you.
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 02:54 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy cups and balls
Replies: 22
Views: 2951

Re: Disappointment ! please be awarethat fake Tarantulas are on sale

Sometimes the Chinese make a translational mistake that says it all! ;)
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 02:52 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment ! please be awarethat fake Tarantulas are on sale
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Re: Want to buy cups and balls

What kind of budget do you have? What type of cups are you looking for? Great ones? Small ones? Some as big as your head?

What metal? Copper, Brass, Silver, Aluminum?

Chop cup, three cup set, Combo cups?
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 05:09 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy cups and balls
Replies: 22
Views: 2951

Re: Disappointment ! please be awarethat fake Tarantulas are on sale

Just be glad it wasn't a fake Blaney hoop. BTW, Blaney took a lot of heat from the European magicians, because his ladder levitation is so expensive. They complained that they could get one cheaper from a source in Italy. A few of them bought the counterfeits. The ones who had the real ones wrote Wa...
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 05:07 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment ! please be awarethat fake Tarantulas are on sale
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Re: The Stupidity of Scientists

PRBB looks like the sound of a "Bronx cheer."
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 02:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Stupidity of Scientists
Replies: 91
Views: 12816

Re: Dean Dill has a serious question.

I sent this to one of my former banjo students who is an ace veterinarian, too.
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 01:51 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dean Dill has a serious question.
Replies: 12
Views: 2659

Re: Disappointment ! please be awarethat fake Tarantulas are on sale

There is a web site based in China that is advertising knockoffs of Blaney's Miracle Hoop for a price that is wonderfully tantalizing. They have even copied the ad copy from his site. If you purchase this knockoff, you deserve what you get. Just to see what you got for your money, Walter ordered one...
by Bill Palmer
01/08/11 01:42 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Disappointment ! please be awarethat fake Tarantulas are on sale
Replies: 8
Views: 2061

Re: how to dye flash paper

For years, I used a piece of flash paper inside the envelope I burned when I did the Bill in the Lemon. In the US, there were three basic thicknesses of flash paper offered. One was called "super flash." It was very thin and burned rapidly. There was a medium grade paper that burned a bit ...
by Bill Palmer
01/07/11 02:03 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: how to dye flash paper
Replies: 13
Views: 3457

Re: Alan Wakeling's Liquid Sands

I don't understand why the version Ted was doing failed every time he brought it out. The only time Ted actually used it was when he was doing his lecture tour in 2003. He tried it a couple of times, and the thing basically didn't work right. The version he was doing started with the liquids in the ...
by Bill Palmer
01/07/11 01:48 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Alan Wakeling's Liquid Sands
Replies: 19
Views: 2799

Re: Happy Birthday Eddy Taytelbaum!

When I was working on the Ren Clark book, which was never published because Ren's estate decided to "split with the office trailer," Eddy came to Fort Worth and spent a couple of weeks at Ren's. Eddy and I wrote the instructions to all of the Taytelbaum items that were in Ren's collection....
by Bill Palmer
01/07/11 01:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Eddy Taytelbaum!
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Chuck & Jan Jones

Chuck and Jan are two of the best people in magic. I hope that someone, somewhere will be able to help them get their items back.
by Bill Palmer
01/07/11 01:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chuck & Jan Jones
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Magicians seek to reinvent an old art for the Internet age

Sankey knows what he is talking about. If anyone knows about arrogance, he should. However, when you have non-magicians (who are musicians) writing reports based upon what a few magicians say, you have results similar to those you have when there are non-musicians (who are magicians) writing reports...
by Bill Palmer
01/05/11 04:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians seek to reinvent an old art for the Internet age
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Surrealistic promo for magic club

This is a really neat video.
by Bill Palmer
01/05/11 04:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Surrealistic promo for magic club
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Magician falls off stage

When the TAOM convention was held in Tyler, Texas a few years back, MarcoM was supposed to MC the first evening show. He gave the stagehands notes as to where the microphone was to be placed, etc. But the stagehands missed their cue, and forgot to put the microphone downstage center where it belonge...
by Bill Palmer
01/05/11 04:15 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician falls off stage
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: Was able to fix: P & L table base

First of all, the P&L bases were aluminum with nickel-plated brass center columns. I can't tell you what the plating on your column is, because it may have been replated. However, if you look at the column (center tube) in sunlight or its equivalent, you may be able to determine the plating by w...
by Bill Palmer
01/04/11 08:12 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: P & L or Owen table base
Replies: 22
Views: 2850

Re: how to dye flash paper

Joe Webster, who lived in Houston for about a decade, was a research chemist for Shell. He had a huge book he wrote on chemical magic, that had everything in it from making colored flash paper, making flash paper that burned in different colors, clock reactions, you name it. He submitted it to sever...
by Bill Palmer
01/03/11 01:15 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: how to dye flash paper
Replies: 13
Views: 3457

Re: Getting in touch with Patrik Kuffs

Try Stphane Bourgoine's web site. http://www.sbmagik.com/

They can get in touch with him for you.
by Bill Palmer
01/03/11 01:10 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Getting in touch with Patrik Kuffs
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: Roberto Giobbi’s Column “On Practicing Magic”

Thanks Bill, might make a good excuse to stop down to NYC and visit my father, who likely has that book on the shelf. I guess the Neil Diamond and The Monkeys versions of I'm a Believer are equally valid (orchestrated differently, I know)... What I was getting at is a proposition that we don't get ...
by Bill Palmer
01/02/11 03:05 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi’s Column “On Practicing Magic”
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: Roberto Giobbi’s Column “On Practicing Magic”

Jonathan -- The interpretation of the notes on the page is left up to the performer. There can be many different valid interpretations of the same piece. In fact, in many different types of music, the notes on the page are merely a framework in which the musician worked. There is not enough room on ...
by Bill Palmer
01/01/11 01:59 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Roberto Giobbi’s Column “On Practicing Magic”
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

Re: Something different from yours truly!

Both of you are!

Happy New Year to both of you.
by Bill Palmer
01/01/11 01:50 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Something different from yours truly!
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: Jack Benny Introduces two up and coming magicians - 1929

They were masters of setting up punch lines. Watch "Wrong Again" and see how they set up "just the reverse."
by Bill Palmer
01/01/11 01:37 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Jack Benny Introduces two up and coming magicians - 1929
Replies: 33
Views: 2255

Re: For your closeup pad while you drive?.......

That's great. It gives you something to do when you are driving and taking a break from texting. I can just see this scene. Driver: "Officer, why did you pull me over? I wasn't speeding." Officer: "You were texting while driving. That's illegal in this state." "I wasn't text...
by Bill Palmer
01/01/11 01:09 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: For your closeup pad while you drive?.......
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Happy Boxing Day

Don't say that in Quebec!

BTW, for some possibly relevant info try this link:
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/boxingday1.html
by Bill Palmer
01/01/11 12:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Boxing Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1429
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