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by Henley
May 24th, 2013, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Woody Harrelson - does a book test
Replies: 17
Views: 1372

Re: Woody Harrelson - does a book test

JFox wrote:Purposely missing the first "page number" - is a strong bit of misdirection: it allowed Dave to actually see the page number that Woody had first stopped at.
...
Woody was taught very well.


Good job! I'm going to use this.
by Henley
April 25th, 2012, 6:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Day the Magic died... well almost...
Replies: 18
Views: 1962

Re: The Day the Magic died... well almost...

I just thought you were busy with the movie stuff. Glad you're back!
by Henley
January 20th, 2012, 1:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Will iBook Author lead to more crap
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Will iBook Author lead to more crap

Will this lead to a plethora of magic ebooks being sold on the iBookstore, I wonder?
by Henley
November 22nd, 2011, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Jeff Busby?
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: The Return of Jeff Busby?

Jeff Busby resemblances aside, anyone who would fall for that crap (and there are many) has already fled back to America/Canada/Britain.
by Henley
November 13th, 2011, 6:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!
Replies: 66
Views: 8859

Re: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!

It really looks great when you bend down, grab the base mat with your hands and move it around under the "flying" carpet.
by Henley
November 2nd, 2011, 6:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!
Replies: 66
Views: 8859

Re: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!

I got everything yesterday. Some great stuff!
by Henley
October 31st, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!
Replies: 66
Views: 8859

Re: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!

Rakuten's an online shop--Anyway, I just got an email telling me they're being shipped today.
I was in Tokyo over the weekend but since I'd already ordered online I didn't go looking for them. Waiting patiently...
by Henley
October 31st, 2011, 5:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!
Replies: 66
Views: 8859

Re: Tenyo Tricks for 2012--HOLY CRAP!

I'm an hour from Tokyo, ordered all of them on the 15th through Rakuten, still haven't been shipped. Next time I'll get one of you American guys to get them for me! (insert winky face)
by Henley
March 14th, 2011, 1:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
Replies: 23
Views: 3482

Re: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

The last I heard, Tokyo had recorded "only" five deaths, out of a population of 13,000,000 people. Here in Ibaraki the death toll is around 19. The hardest hit areas are Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectureshundreds of kilometres north of Tokyowhere entire towns have been erased, with th...
by Henley
March 12th, 2011, 5:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
Replies: 23
Views: 3482

Re: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

It hasn't been officially announced yet, but the JCMA Japan Cup will probably be postponed.
by Henley
March 12th, 2011, 9:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
Replies: 23
Views: 3482

Re: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

We're 100km north of Tokyo--luckily far enough inland to avoid any tsunami. Here's the magic room, it's usually only half this messy:
http://twitpic.com/48ryu6
by Henley
January 29th, 2011, 5:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Stupidity of Scientists
Replies: 91
Views: 13068

Re: The Stupidity of Scientists

To paraphrase a statement made by a very smart magician friend, if Jesus Christ rose from the grave in front of James randi himself and turned his Fiji water into a grand cru while being held in his very hand, randi would call [censored] and stick both fingers in his ears. If I'm correct in assumin...
by Henley
September 28th, 2010, 8:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?
Replies: 37
Views: 3375

Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

I've been watching the Essential Magic Conference vids again lately.
by Henley
May 30th, 2010, 4:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BIG Contest Coming: We're Giving Away 15 FREE Registrations to ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1839

Re: BIG Contest Coming: We're Giving Away 15 FREE Registrations to ....

I won! Looking forward to the card arriving on this side of the Earth sometime next month. Thanks to Richard, Genii, and EMC organizers!

Neil
by Henley
March 26th, 2010, 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Japan Cup 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Japan Cup 2010

Here's a photo of Tomo Maeda presenting the Media Award to someone you might be familiar with. http://twitpic.com/1b14dy
by Henley
March 26th, 2010, 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blue Crystal reference
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Blue Crystal reference

He published the "Blue Crystal Book" in Japanese, sold by Tenyo, featuring nine effects. I've never seen the book, but this is it (scroll down a bit): <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://plaza.harmonix.ne.jp/~k-miwa/magic/something/bluecrystal.html">http://plaza.harmonix.ne.jp/~k-mi...
by Henley
March 4th, 2010, 3:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for a trick I had as a kid
Replies: 19
Views: 3028

Re: Looking for a trick I had as a kid

They sell itand a bunch of other surprisingly good magic stuffin the 100 yen ($1) shops in Japan. The equivalent of the Dollar Stores in Canada, with the same Chinese supplier.
by Henley
February 27th, 2010, 8:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: For palindrome lovers
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: For palindrome lovers

Previous post courtesy of Weird Al Yankovic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nej4xJe4Tdg
by Henley
February 1st, 2010, 3:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Lemonstration, by Phil Goldstein
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: Lemonstration, by Phil Goldstein

A similar trick that I (and laymen) love is "miruku to kurumi" "Milk and Walnut" by Shigeo Futagawa. Here's Ponta the Smith performing it: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhJ5PGEYH1c">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhJ5PGEYH1c</a><!-- m --> Ther...
by Henley
December 6th, 2009, 10:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Facilitated Communication = FCUK?
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Facilitated Communication = FCUK?

The excellent PBS documentary on the subject is available online:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyvw0Wu8b2M
by Henley
November 21st, 2009, 4:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ouch ... Dude, That Hurt!
Replies: 32
Views: 2857

Re: Ouch ... Dude, That Hurt!

Actually I got a red-hot coal wedged between my toes once. Granted, it was a blazing campfire and I was drunk. The soles of my feet were fine though.
Yes, I'm an idiot.
by Henley
October 29th, 2009, 4:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Signed card
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

Re: Signed card

I believe there is a Shawn Farquar effect out there somewhere. I saw Cyril do it, and heard Farquar get angry...

http://is.gd/4GTvp
by Henley
October 3rd, 2009, 4:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: your chance to do magic in Zero G
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: your chance to do magic in Zero G

Work on your muscle pass, and try "The coin that falls down".
by Henley
September 21st, 2009, 12:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo - Status of Company?
Replies: 44
Views: 5128

Re: Tenyo - Status of Company?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:What next, chink-a-chink using dumplings?


Not a bad idea. I saw Dr. Sawa do it on tv with mini tomatoes in his garden.

The original shumai trick was sold by "MadMagic". I bought it at Tokyu Hands, and it looks perfect too.
by Henley
September 19th, 2009, 2:09 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: NEED: red-backed Playtime deck
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: NEED: red-backed Playtime deck

Can't help with the decks, but I'd love to attend, if you're coming to Tokyo. I haven't seen anything on the Japanese websites (yet).
by Henley
September 18th, 2009, 6:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card
Replies: 24
Views: 4552

Re: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card

I tried double stick tape and 3M post-it glue stick and ended up coming back to wax. A tiny flattened spot in 2 opposite corners. It's invisible and just the right tackiness.
by Henley
September 7th, 2009, 11:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo - Status of Company?
Replies: 44
Views: 5128

Re: Tenyo - Status of Company?

Last Sunday the 51st Tenyo Magic Festival was held in Tokyo, where they introduced the new line.
http://hms.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/ ... -5670.html
(some guy's blog in Japanese)
by Henley
September 7th, 2009, 4:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo - Status of Company?
Replies: 44
Views: 5128

Re: Tenyo - Status of Company?

Besides the fact that most people in North America have probably never seen a shuumai, the patter for the trick is based on a Japanese pun.
"kore de oshimai" means "this is the end", so in this case when the trick is over you say "kore de oshuumai".
by Henley
August 26th, 2009, 6:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tenyo - Status of Company?
Replies: 44
Views: 5128

Re: Tenyo - Status of Company?

Thanks for the info, Richard. May I ask where you got the ad for the 2010 items? I see the middle one on the left is Shinpei Ogawa's "Kore de Oshuumai!" (now renamed by Tenyo as "China Surprise"), a great little trick I've been getting a lot of mileage from. A tissue and a pea tr...
by Henley
August 9th, 2009, 1:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: magic cafe indicts magic magazines
Replies: 47
Views: 6086

Re: magic cafe indicts magic magazines

Richard Hart wrote:...the cafe having a section for gospel magicians called "The Good News", and they didn't have a section for atheists called "The Real News".


I love that.
by Henley
May 24th, 2009, 1:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any Way You Count 'Em--source?
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Any Way You Count 'Em--source?

Hello. Could anyone tell me the origin of this effect? My late grandfather taught it to me 30 years ago, and I'd like to get some clue as to where he learned it. I never knew the name, but I've seen it described under this title on the web in a few places, with no crediting. Long story short: it's a...
by Henley
May 12th, 2009, 8:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?
Replies: 33
Views: 4392

Re: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?

Henley, The USPCC letter at the beginning of the thread indicates that is only trademarked areas -- the image printed on the backs of the card and the Ace of Spades... N. I was thinking that completely removing the (trademarked) back design could be considered an "alteration". Probably not.
by Henley
May 12th, 2009, 7:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?
Replies: 33
Views: 4392

Re: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?

Hmm. I wonder what happens to all blank/blank back/double facers too.
by Henley
April 15th, 2009, 5:32 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Easy Money + Variations
Replies: 27
Views: 6404

Re: Easy Money + Variations

Thanks Jeff, it just happens I got Extreme Burn last week and I'm having a lot of fun with it.
(Damn those odd-sized Japanese bills!)
by Henley
April 4th, 2009, 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this trick?
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: What is this trick?

My first thought was also Impossible Miracle, although the card isn't returned to a ribbon spread. In this demo, it's inserted into a squared deck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCcuknanmdc
by Henley
March 10th, 2009, 10:31 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Hiro Sakai Magicana
Replies: 21
Views: 5274

Re: Hiro Sakai Magicana

My post was also a (knee-jerk) reaction.
The topic touched on tv magic and my comment was directly related to that.
by Henley
February 22nd, 2009, 7:23 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Uri
Replies: 139
Views: 36146

Re: Uri

Hear, hear.
by Henley
February 14th, 2009, 3:39 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: No Tenyo Article?
Replies: 30
Views: 7638

Re: No Tenyo Article?

So no opie, nothing was dropped. I think that opie was using the word "dropped" to mean "mentioned", not "quit"...? Anyway, I'm interested to see the Blue Crystal. On a slightly related note, I dug out my year-old Japanese Tenyo version of Bich's Spreadwave the other d...
by Henley
February 1st, 2009, 3:44 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Abra-Obama
Replies: 46
Views: 5569

Re: Abra-Obama

NCMarsh wrote:This performance struck me in the same way...it felt lazy...
...shouting...

...bad art


Welcome to Japanese t.v.!
(Although I prefer the word "artless".)
by Henley
January 25th, 2009, 5:06 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Hiro Sakai Magicana
Replies: 21
Views: 5274

Re: Hiro Sakai Magicana

Carlo Morpurgo wrote:it was a bit more than Pocket Sawing. Looks more like the original
Steve Fearson Sawing in half, juding from the bulky bust.

We had detailed discussions here

http://tinyurl.com/bszdjv


Ah, okay. I missed that thread.

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