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Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Logging on to the website, my "ask alexander" login info is accepted, but none of my information (subscription, address, etc.) comes through and I get this. My Subscriptions You have no active subscriptions. Order a subscription in the store . Same here. I have the same problem. Successfu...
by Joe Gallant
06/14/14 12:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 6687

Re: The Digital Version of the March Issue of Genii is Now Live

Arrived in Boston today.
by Joe Gallant
02/21/13 08:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Version of the March Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 32
Views: 1164

Re: What Makes Kids Laugh?

Michael Close wrote:As Richard knows from his years performing as Gasso the Clown.


But Gasso was put out of business by Beano :)
by Joe Gallant
11/04/12 12:14 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: What Makes Kids Laugh?
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Arrived today in Boston.
by Joe Gallant
09/22/12 02:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 5426

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2012)

Dustin, Looks like we are both correct. In addition to the "Andy Griffith Show" episode you mentioned, it was also used later in this episode of "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.". <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3FYuErNleQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player...
by Joe Gallant
08/02/12 07:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 2105

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2012)

Dustin Stinett wrote:Hooty-Hoot!*

[size:8pt]*Obscure TV show reference. Do you know from where?[/size]



Gomer Pyle?
by Joe Gallant
08/01/12 08:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (August 2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 2105

Re: Robot Fun with Dick Van Dyke and Tina Lenert

I also remember Kenneth Mars from the original film "The Producers." He was the playwrite: "Vhat is dis 'baby'? The Fuehrer never said 'baby'!" Then he says to the woman sitting next to him: "You are the audience. I am the author. I outrank you." (one of my favorite li...
by Joe Gallant
06/17/12 06:10 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Robot Fun with Dick Van Dyke and Tina Lenert
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: September Issue of Genii About to be Mailed

Arrived today in Boston.
by Joe Gallant
08/19/08 09:54 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: September Issue of Genii About to be Mailed
Replies: 35
Views: 2720

Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Arrived today in Boston.
by Joe Gallant
01/22/08 05:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 12455

Re: CLASSIC COLLECTION, VOL. 2

Harry,

Please add me to list of those who would definitely purchase THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, VOLUME 2.
by Joe Gallant
11/28/07 07:03 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: CLASSIC COLLECTION, VOL. 2
Replies: 49
Views: 4502

Latest e-books from Michael Close

I recently downloaded the 2 newest e-books from Michael Close. If you have not yet had a chance to look at them, you can get detailed descriptions from http://www.forworkersonly.com/ The first e-book is volume 3 of the series The Work . Like the first 2 volumes, volume 3 focuses on palming. This tim...
by Joe Gallant
08/02/07 07:41 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Latest e-books from Michael Close
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Hank Lee Closing Shop in Boston

While Hank Lee's Boston shop is closing, the Medford warehouse will now be open for retail. They are building a showroom at the warehouse. For most of us in the Boston area, driving to and parking at the Boston store was a pain. In recent years, I have done most of my business with Hank online via h...
by Joe Gallant
07/15/07 09:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee Closing Shop in Boston
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!

The May issue arrived today in Boston.

I regularly receive my issues before the 1st of each month.
by Joe Gallant
04/28/07 01:11 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!
Replies: 180
Views: 10823

Re: Practicing Cards Anywhere

Originally posted by bj nick: I practice a memorized deck to keep it fresh...I can keep one hand on the wheel easily, while having the other hand free for the deck. I do Charlier cuts, always bringing a new bottom card, and practice instantly identifying the card before, after, etc. Repeat ad infin...
by Joe Gallant
01/15/07 06:22 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Practicing Cards Anywhere
Replies: 40
Views: 783

Re: December Genii in the Mail!

Arrived today in Boston - with the Bullet Holes.
by Joe Gallant
11/20/06 06:38 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: December Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 73
Views: 1712

Re: Genii Magazine Anniversary

"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."
- George Burns
by Joe Gallant
08/30/06 07:52 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Magazine Anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: NY Coin Seminar in Vegas

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the New York Coin Seminar III in Las Vegas. The New York coin guys (Mike Gallo, Geoff Latta, David Roth, and Mike Rubinstein) packed the day with performances, lectures, and workshops covering all aspects of coin magic. We were also treated to several rar...
by Joe Gallant
02/24/06 10:46 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: NY Coin Seminar in Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: September Genii arrived

The September issue arrived today in Boston.
by Joe Gallant
08/19/05 05:21 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: September Genii arrived
Replies: 48
Views: 1064

Re: Definitive List of Recommended Reading ?

Any "must have" list should include:

  • Close-Up Card Magic by Harry Lorayne
by Joe Gallant
08/12/05 03:54 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Definitive List of Recommended Reading ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3378

Re: The Next Card Clinic!

Having attended last year's Card Clinic in Cincinnati, I encourage anyone interested in card magic to attend the upcoming Card Clinic in DC. A full weekend of card magic with Jamy Ian Swiss and Roberto Giobbi is a rare opportunity to learn from two of todays masters. The combination of lectures, per...
by Joe Gallant
05/04/05 09:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Next Card Clinic!
Replies: 40
Views: 628

Re: So, how was Stack Clinic?

I completely agree with Dennis. Stack Clinic was an incredible experience. Having previously attended Card Clinic, I had very high expectations for Stack Clinic. I am happy to say that Stack Clinic surpassed my high expectations. Jamy Ian Swiss and Michael Close were the perfect instructors for Stac...
by Joe Gallant
11/01/04 11:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So, how was Stack Clinic?
Replies: 12
Views: 1470

Re: An exciting new development from Card Clinic

Originally posted by Dick Koornwinder: Talking about correct dates. I think it is the weekend of October 22 24, 2004 (eight of spades - ten of clubs 2004 :D ) For those of us who speak Aronson, eight of spades - ten of clubs is 23-35! A 13 day workshop that extends October by 4 days. Now that's qui...
by Joe Gallant
08/31/04 07:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An exciting new development from Card Clinic
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: The Vanishing Leprechaun

Mac King's web site has a version of this puzzle.

You can find it at http://www.mackingshow.com/macpuzzletest.html
by Joe Gallant
07/10/04 03:26 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Vanishing Leprechaun
Replies: 16
Views: 9288

Re: Mac King Show....

Last August, I was in Vegas with my cousin (non-magician) who had never been to Vegas before. We saw Lance Burton, Mike Close at the Houdini lounge, Penn and Teller, Cirque du Soleil's Mystere, David Copperfield, and Mac King. While he liked all the shows, his favorite was Mac King. February of last...
by Joe Gallant
06/17/04 05:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mac King Show....
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Thoughts on Card Clinic-March 2004

Let me add my voice to the chorus singing the praises of Card Clinic. As Bill and Jeff have eloquently stated, Card Clinic is an experience unlike any other. The Card Clinic slogan, Three days that will change your magic forever, is not advertising hype. Card Clinic is a true educational experience ...
by Joe Gallant
03/15/04 06:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on Card Clinic-March 2004
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Magic magazine convention

Although the red asterisk on the MAGIC Live! registration form indicates that the Orleans Confirmation Number is required, I left that field blank, and the registration was processed successfully.
by Joe Gallant
02/27/04 04:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic magazine convention
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Xmas Wishlist

I got an email from Denny of Denny & Lees saying he offers a "Wish List" function on his website; I've used Denny many times in the past, but I haven't verified this function -- but it's a great idea which I plan to utilize with some of my other favorite vendors as well. Hank Lee's we...
by Joe Gallant
12/01/03 05:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Wishlist
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Magic in Las Vegas

Michael Close at the Houdini Lounge at the Monte Carlo is a must-see. He's there Tuesday and Wednesday nights (8PM-1AM). World-class close-up and great piano music - a perfect combination.

It's free, but don't forget to tip :)
by Joe Gallant
10/21/03 06:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic in Las Vegas
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: Wanted: Mike Close on the Faro Shuffle CD-ROM

The Faro CD-ROM is available on Michael's site at http://www.michaelclose.com/cdroms/index.html

It's a great value at $30.
by Joe Gallant
08/26/03 05:46 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Mike Close on the Faro Shuffle CD-ROM
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Whit Hayden Rules

Originally posted by Jon Elion:
His lecture and closeup show were AWESOME.
Hey Jon, don't forget Whit's AWESOME stage performance during one of the evening shows at Hank Lee's Cape Code Conclave.

(By the way Jon, I'm the guy who sat in front of you at the close-up show.)
by Joe Gallant
04/21/03 08:26 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Whit Hayden Rules
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: May Genii in the mail on Friday April 11th!

The May issue arrived on April 21 in Boston.
by Joe Gallant
04/21/03 07:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: May Genii in the mail on Friday April 11th!
Replies: 67
Views: 1345

Re: left handed or right handed?

Originally posted by Steven Zuckerman:
-Left handed people are only 1/20 (ie 5%). However, of left handed people about half are still right hemisphere dominant.

Steve
So left handed people are the only people in their right mind. :)
by Joe Gallant
03/24/03 10:48 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: left handed or right handed?
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Best of Las Vegas Awards Mike Close

Michael Close at the Houdini Lounge is a "must see" for any trip to Vegas. I was in Vegas last month for a computer convention and stopped by one evening with two co-workers (non magicians). Michael dazzled us with his magic and music. I particularly enjoyed his handling of Simon Aronson's...
by Joe Gallant
03/20/03 10:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best of Las Vegas Awards Mike Close
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: MARCH GENII ON ITS WAY TO YOU!

The March issue arrived in Boston today.
by Joe Gallant
02/10/03 07:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: MARCH GENII ON ITS WAY TO YOU!
Replies: 58
Views: 932

Re: Osterlind's Breakthrough Card System -- a review

Since we are mentioning Simon Aronson's books, don't forget Simon Aronson's most recent book Try the Impossible (published in 2001). In addition to "memorized deck" effects which require you to memorize the stack, the book also contains the chapter "Unpacking the Aronson Stack" w...
by Joe Gallant
02/04/03 09:06 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Osterlind's Breakthrough Card System -- a review
Replies: 28
Views: 1000

Re: The New "Holy Grail"

An interesting twist on "any card at any number" is "Twice as Hard" from the "UnDo Influence" section of Simon Aronson's book Try the Impossible . Two spectators each choose a number and a card. Then each spectator's card is revealed at the number he selected. It is not...
by Joe Gallant
01/24/03 09:30 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The New "Holy Grail"
Replies: 49
Views: 731

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