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Re: Excellent Reverse Svengali Deck from Gary Plants

I've fooled many magi doing acaan with a reverse Sven via David britland's blog :) An excellent routine and the link here is worth while checking out (Dec 17th 2007) http://cardopolis.blogspot.ie/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00:00:00Z&updated-max=2008-01-01T00:00:00Z&max-results=3 David Br...
by John Bowden
10/07/14 05:33 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Excellent Reverse Svengali Deck from Gary Plants
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my

Oh Dear!!............the pain of all this trickery is unbearable. I'm devastated. Is nobody doing real magic anymore? Hope nobody is going to tell me that the magician I saw vanishing a small red silk into his hand is using some device as that would be the last straw. As for using technology to enha...
by John Bowden
10/01/14 06:22 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my

Amazing that someone would jump right in and assume that I was referring to them in my statement regarding jealousy. I do not know you personally so I couldn't possibly know how you feel other than from your writings here on this forum and it would be only an assumption were I to state that you were...
by John Bowden
09/30/14 07:24 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my

Richard Kaufman wrote:It's good to be popular and have a hit TV show.


But sometimes other lesser known or unknown magicians get jealous.
by John Bowden
09/30/14 05:16 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Camera tricks and stooges and ticket sales, oh my
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: Help with The Fine Art of Magic

Richard Kaufman wrote:Every time someone has handed me a pair of panties it's always been a memorable occasion.


Especially if they've just done a trick. :)

John Bowden
by John Bowden
09/02/14 05:34 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with The Fine Art of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Re: Help with The Fine Art of Magic

I too started rooting around in my copy of "The Fine Art of Magic" searching for the above quoted reference..........................must have spent hours stuck in it last night. Didn't find the required reference but instead I found a TREASURE trove of useful information and loads and loa...
by John Bowden
09/01/14 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with The Fine Art of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 1520

Re: Tom Stone: Runes of Tomorrow

There are always those among us who know the price of everythin g and t he value of nothing. The Runes of Tomorrow is great value irrespective of price. I have all of Tom Stone's eBooks and other books and I can say with all honesty that I have received excellent value with every purchase. I don't r...
by John Bowden
08/06/14 03:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone: Runes of Tomorrow
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes

Ah! The difference a "dot" can make.
Thanks.
JB
by John Bowden
06/17/14 05:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes
Replies: 61
Views: 7516

Re: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes

I'm certainly interested and would like in also.

However when I make an effort to contact the Genii office at the email address provided I got back a "failed delivery" notice. Might be an idea to check that the email address provided is valid and current.

John Bowden Ireland
by John Bowden
06/16/14 05:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes
Replies: 61
Views: 7516

Re: Email address for Lewis Jones

lewis@susheela.eclipse.co.uk

This the last email address I have for Lewis Jones

It was still active on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 when he last communicated with me.

Hoe this helps.
John Bowden
by John Bowden
04/28/14 05:44 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Email address for Lewis Jones
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Magicians stealing

So without any proof whatsoever you come here and call someone a thief? Genii Forum needs people like you. I never stated that Mark Shortland was not guilty of using the Simpson material illegally but he is entitled to be considered innocent until someone can prove he is guilty. It is not up to Mark...
by John Bowden
04/17/14 05:22 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 6640

Re: Magicians stealing

Speaking of stealing........................ I'd be very careful of stealing someone's character by accusing them of a crime unless I had already verified that they were guilty. The undertaking that if they can prove that they are innocent I'll apologize is a very hollow promise. Have you evidence t...
by John Bowden
04/16/14 08:30 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 6640

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

Now remember we are magicians...................so sometimes we arrange decks with a card or cards face down in a face up deck. This would play havoc with the possibilities as we could have any one of 52 cards face down in any one of 52 positions. This would be multiplied should there be two cards f...
by John Bowden
04/07/14 01:07 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 6209

Re: rope credit

Just had a phone conversation with Neville Wiltshire an Irish Magic Historian who would have joined the Society of Irish Magicians in 1952 and he has informed me that Hubert Lambert called it the Robin Hood Know at one stage and may have published it in a number of different places. (seemingly he di...
by John Bowden
09/13/13 04:01 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: rope credit
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: rope credit

Having looked at "The Bachelor's Needle" I see no resemblance whatsoever between the two. In the Rope flourish that Hubert Lambert did the rope wasn't wrapped around any part of the hand or fingers..............so no similarity there. A loop of rope was held at arms length, a quite large l...
by John Bowden
09/13/13 03:19 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: rope credit
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: rope credit

Hubert Lambert claimed that this was his original idea but despite his claim he may have been influenced by some previous move published earlier. I was fortunate enough to see Hubert perform this on a number of occasions and he personally taught it to me in the early eighties. He referred to it as h...
by John Bowden
09/09/13 02:34 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: rope credit
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: My New Book "Japan Ingenious" On Pre-Pub Sale

Ordered..............Now just to sit back and wait.

Maybe read some of the stuff I bought a few years ago.....
or watch a DVD .............lots of catching up to do.
by John Bowden
07/28/13 11:44 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: My New Book "Japan Ingenious" On Pre-Pub Sale
Replies: 33
Views: 6328

Re: To the Guy Who Makes All This Possible ...

Happy Birthday Richard
You deserve all the best that life has to offer.
Cheers and Greetings from the Emerald Isle of Ireland,
John Bowden
by John Bowden
05/16/13 06:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: To the Guy Who Makes All This Possible ...
Replies: 23
Views: 1186

Re: WTB: Jack Parker's 52 Memories

Hi Brian, Andi Gladwin of Vanishing Magic, <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.vanishingincmagic.com/">http://www.vanishingincmagic.com/</a><!-- m --> has copies left, or had during Blackpool Convention. These were the last of his copies so it might be advisable to contact him as soon as ...
by John Bowden
02/26/13 04:13 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Jack Parker's 52 Memories
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: One way to memorize a deck

If memory serves me right ..............here is Pi to one thousand places. Hope I got this right. I've been known to be incorrect once. 3. 1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923 0781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460 9550582231725359408128481117450...
by John Bowden
02/10/13 08:40 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: One way to memorize a deck
Replies: 19
Views: 1376

Re: Contact Info For Donald Wallace

This information should be up to date. Tried to send it as PM but that function seems to be a problem. Cheers John Bowden.......Ireland The required Information: Donald Wallace 29 Hill Avenue Bedminster Bristol BS3 4SN England Home Phone: 0044 117 9714605 Mobile Phone: 0044 790 393 6943 Email Addres...
by John Bowden
01/20/13 09:00 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Contact Info For Donald Wallace
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: What is the frequency of the microwaves in a microwave oven?

I replied out of boredom

Apologies
John Bowden
by John Bowden
01/14/13 03:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What is the frequency of the microwaves in a microwave oven?
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: What is the frequency of the microwaves in a microwave oven?

2.7GHz f = c / &#955; - &#955; = 11E-2m and c = 3E8m/s freq = c/wavelength = 1.58 x 10^9 1.58 GHz. frequency = (3x10^8 m/s)/(0.19 m) = 1.6 x 10^9 Hz. Any one of these answers may be correct as it depends on many different factors which are not included in your rather silly question. Well it ...
by John Bowden
01/14/13 08:04 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What is the frequency of the microwaves in a microwave oven?
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

My guess for who is the subject magician of Richard's Secret Project is a magician who died before his time, had quite a few different names and made most of them famous, was connected to a famous non magic event in US history, and Richard was at his funeral. His wife also died before her time. I'll...
by John Bowden
01/09/13 10:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 198
Views: 13233

Re: The Gift Bag from The Genii Bash is Now for Sale on our Website

Well Q................as one of these Gift Bags was for me, so am I now to assume it was a present? Knowing in advance what my Xmas pressie will be in no way lessen it's value. Now!!!.............. what to get Q for Xmas???? Before you reply I know what you are thinking...................... "A...
by John Bowden
11/19/12 08:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Gift Bag from The Genii Bash is Now for Sale on our Website
Replies: 11
Views: 1648

Alan Shaxon has Passed Away

It is with a heavy heart that I inform members here that Alan Shaxon, former President of the Magic Circle has passed away. Deepest Sympathy to his wife Anne and family.
by John Bowden
10/28/12 07:17 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Alan Shaxon has Passed Away
Replies: 11
Views: 2054

Re: Magic Shtuff Part Deux

Cardini made an appearance in Ireland this morning. He arrived safely and in good condition. He will require my total attention for the next week but I do expect to get to know him quite well by the end of our time together. A great friendship is born. We only live in the memory of others..............
by John Bowden
10/09/12 08:10 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Shtuff Part Deux
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Magic Shtuff Part Deux

I have just sent you an email regarding the Cardini Book.
John Bowden, Ireland
by John Bowden
09/29/12 06:28 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Shtuff Part Deux
Replies: 10
Views: 1383

Re: Lennert Green Contact Info

Contact details sent via email.

Cheers from Emerald Isle,
John Bowden
by John Bowden
09/07/12 02:53 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Lennert Green Contact Info
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Ltd. Ed. of Hyla Clark's World's Greatest Magic PLEASE READ

Looks like a SCAM.
No Name or Address,
No Phone Number,
No Contact email address,
..
.
.
.And a first time poster.

Caveat Emptor........Buyer Beware

Cheers from the Emerald Isle of Ireland.
John Bowden
by John Bowden
09/03/12 05:55 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ltd. Ed. of Hyla Clark's World's Greatest Magic PLEASE READ
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Joining the Magic Circle from the US

It usually requires some form of audition but this can be in video format so one does not need to be physically present to become a member. This rule may have been altered over the years so I would recommend getting in touch with The Magic Circle if you are interested in joining as an overseas membe...
by John Bowden
08/15/12 04:28 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Associations/clubs
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: Associations/clubs

You could apply for membership of The Magic Circle in London. There are already about 200 members from USA. Every month an excellent magazine "The Magic Circular" drops through your letterbox and should you ever find yourself in London you can visit their HQ. Their website can be found her...
by John Bowden
08/15/12 12:54 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Associations/clubs
Replies: 9
Views: 1161

Re: History of Edward Victor's Bat Trick

Was Harry's wife not named MARy ?
An article in an old Linking Ring refers to her as Mary.

Cheers from the Emerald Isle,
John Bowden ...............I've been wrong before.
by John Bowden
08/08/12 06:26 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: History of Edward Victor's Bat Trick
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: The Berglas Effect

Joe what is your excuse.............?

Mine is that I am getting old and this is the first time I ever made a mistake.

Unless of course my memory is going as well and I might be making mistakes every day and I am just forgetting about them.

Cheers all
John Bowden
by John Bowden
08/04/12 04:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122

Re: The Berglas Effect

Joe ............we may be WRONG. I have my cousin with me who has explained it way better than anyone else here has. El Mystico's explanation is the one that best made me realize that the mistake I made was in not realizing that there were 52 correct permutations in the 2704 possibilities in any giv...
by John Bowden
08/04/12 04:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122

Re: The Berglas Effect

You know what........I blame the educational system.

Cheers
JB
by John Bowden
08/04/12 02:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122

Re: The Berglas Effect

Sort of boils down to a question of: is it the probability of how the coin lands (Heads or Tails) or is there a further element of how someone predicts how it will land? This can be further complicated by the possibility that Joe might predict one outcome John another............... Did David Bergla...
by John Bowden
08/04/12 02:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122

Re: The Berglas Effect

El Mystico always be careful when comparing oranges to lemons or your juice will taste awful. If you toss a coin once it is a 50-50 but if you toss the coin TWICE then it is a 25% chance. Now on to Smurf you are correct for CAAN but for ACAAN there are two unknowns. One unknown is which card will be...
by John Bowden
08/04/12 12:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122

Re: The Berglas Effect

Thanks Joe but the problem may well be that some can't count when the range of numbers go beyond their fingers. I didn't like to introduce equations into the discussion as there was already enough difficulty with multiplication and comprehension of probabilities. Cheers, once again, from the Emerald...
by John Bowden
08/04/12 09:52 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122

Re: The Berglas Effect

" The only way the odds would be 1/2704 is if the chosen card were the only card in a deck. For example, after showing that (say) the 4D is at position number 34, both card and number having been freely selected.....the remaining cards are shown to be all blank." You have answered yourself...
by John Bowden
08/04/12 09:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122
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