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Re: Vernon's Circumcision/Conversion

That kangaroo picture is going to be tricky to find. Apparently there's a lot of them about.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/malice/kangaroo.asp

Awesome story, though. Terrible movie, but a great story.

-T
by AMCabral
01/23/14 08:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vernon's Circumcision/Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: The July Issue of Genii is on Its Way to You!

skmayhew wrote:Maybe you can fix the crediting on "Fingertip Aces" while you're at it.

Probably not, as the issue's already been printed. I'm sure there'll be a correction and/or an apology in the next issue, certainly.

-T
by AMCabral
06/18/13 04:44 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The July Issue of Genii is on Its Way to You!
Replies: 43
Views: 5754

Re: Buildup to Ace Assembly in routine

Agreed, but unless the audience has a clear understanding of where the aces start out (i.e. one in each pile), it's still more gambling demo than assembly.

-T
by AMCabral
10/24/12 12:39 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Buildup to Ace Assembly in routine
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Buildup to Ace Assembly in routine

Is there some published precident for a routine that leads up to the assembly effect? Has this theme been explored: However one shuffles then deals out the cards - all four of a kind are in teh same (and then selected) pile. Looking for references rather than reinvent this particular wheel. How is ...
by AMCabral
10/22/12 11:54 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Buildup to Ace Assembly in routine
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: The “Pseudo Center Deal,” Roger Curzon, and Peter Kane

So where does Milt Kort's "This is Centers (?)" fit in? That's the effect the Ortiz routine is based on, according to Cardshark.

-T
by AMCabral
04/16/12 08:18 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The “Pseudo Center Deal,” Roger Curzon, and Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: The Deal of the Century? Tarbell Course for £5!

Richard Kaufman wrote:The original 60-lesson system is certainly worth far more than $8!


True, but it's also available for free on The Learned Pig Project in PDF form. And Scott's right: the Kindle version is ca-ca.

Coulda bought two beers with that eight bucks

-T
by AMCabral
08/11/11 10:54 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Deal of the Century? Tarbell Course for £5!
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: The Fred Braue Notebooks by Jeff Busby

I prefer "prospectopodes". Just to honk people off.

-T
by AMCabral
07/25/11 05:53 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Fred Braue Notebooks by Jeff Busby
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'

...and I wonder how Darwin will feel about Michael Vincent effectively passing the trick off as his own? (Although to be fair, I think Michael does it better than Darwin) I don't think he tried to pass it off as his own. His reply to Penn was "It's the first time it's been seen on television&q...
by AMCabral
07/17/11 10:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'
Replies: 197
Views: 34068

Re: The passing of a friend

So sorry for your loss, bud.

-T
by AMCabral
07/11/11 07:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The passing of a friend
Replies: 17
Views: 2334

Re: Ann Coulter would like Appleton to celebrate Joe McCarthy, not Houdini

I suppose each fellow is a legendary cultural figure whose name is shorthand for a certain type of behavior. One of those behaviors is discussion fodder for this forum. Well, both are if you include the Magic Castle thread.

-T
by AMCabral
07/01/11 10:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ann Coulter would like Appleton to celebrate Joe McCarthy, not Houdini
Replies: 21
Views: 1446

Re: Ann Coulter would like Appleton to celebrate Joe McCarthy, not Houdini

So the magic-relevant, non-political message is that the Houdini Museum is in Appleton, WI? We knew that already.

Why Joe McCarthy, though?

-T
by AMCabral
07/01/11 08:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ann Coulter would like Appleton to celebrate Joe McCarthy, not Houdini
Replies: 21
Views: 1446

Re: Ann Coulter would like Appleton to celebrate Joe McCarthy, not Houdini

Not to be a pest, but the message itself is fairly political. A perfect example of the elitism or illiteracy of the left? How else are you supposed to address that?

</pain in the ass>

-T
by AMCabral
07/01/11 07:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ann Coulter would like Appleton to celebrate Joe McCarthy, not Houdini
Replies: 21
Views: 1446

Re: Great Old Footage of Dai Vernon on YouTube

The reason I asked initially is that I recognize those two hand clips from a short film Scarne made way back when (with HILARIOUS narration). I thought Richard was implying that Scarne had someone ghosting for him in the original film. If he was referring to the fact that you also used clips of Fred...
by AMCabral
04/07/11 03:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Great Old Footage of Dai Vernon on YouTube
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Great Old Footage of Dai Vernon on YouTube

The clip got referenced a few months ago in this thread, by the way.

-T
by AMCabral
04/07/11 12:18 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Great Old Footage of Dai Vernon on YouTube
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Great Old Footage of Dai Vernon on YouTube

I'm not talking about the footage where you can only see the hands (and most of that isn't Scarne, either). Well, if it ain't Vernon, it doesn't belong in that montage, period. The other stuff is beautiful, agreed. Meanwhile, between the bottom dealing and the two card transpo, which "most of&...
by AMCabral
04/07/11 12:12 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Great Old Footage of Dai Vernon on YouTube
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Great Old Footage of Dai Vernon on YouTube

Shame the card tricks are all John Scarne.

-T
by AMCabral
04/06/11 03:45 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Great Old Footage of Dai Vernon on YouTube
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'

IrishMagicNews wrote:And for those who missed it and can get ITV player in their region

http://bit.ly/foolus


Dagnabbit! Blocked outside the UK.

-T
by AMCabral
01/07/11 07:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'
Replies: 197
Views: 34068

Re: 12 Minute Coin in Bottle Routine?

Change "magic catalog" to "back of a comic book" and you've sucked in all the laypeople.

Caught this on Facebook the other day. Top notch, Payne. Funny as hell.

-T
by AMCabral
11/12/10 04:47 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 12 Minute Coin in Bottle Routine?
Replies: 18
Views: 2635

Re: Coverboy Harry Lorayne

It's about time he got some recognition. All that time in the underground, nothing in print, no online presence From here, the sky's the limit!

-T
by AMCabral
11/11/10 06:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coverboy Harry Lorayne
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: The Undergound?

Dustin: Okay.

-T
by AMCabral
10/27/10 10:42 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Undergound?
Replies: 72
Views: 8657

Re: The Undergound?

Dustin wrote: "Talk about selective reading. Tone is accompanied by attitude. I leave it to you to look up the definition." All I was trying to point out was that initially, the problem with the Ortiz essay seemed to be the perceived message of "Don't buy any new books!" followed...
by AMCabral
10/27/10 10:14 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Undergound?
Replies: 72
Views: 8657

Re: The Undergound?

Dustin wrote: "The difference between Burger and Ortiz is enormous: One has a scholarly and mentor-like tone while the other has a level of smugness: these attitudes come through in their writing." Oh, so the problem is the tone, not the sentiment. I thought the problem was with the sentim...
by AMCabral
10/27/10 09:12 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Undergound?
Replies: 72
Views: 8657

Re: Mac King Extended at Harrah's Until 2015

Seconded. Anyone I know headed to Vegas, I implore them to check out Mac's show. Best bang for the buck in town. Besides this girl I met in the lobbyuh

-T
by AMCabral
09/14/10 11:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mac King Extended at Harrah's Until 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Originator of Diamond Jack

Check here: Soldier's Prayer Book Why is "Silas and The Slickers" listed as a version of the story deck in that link? It's a version of Gambler v. Magician. It will be noted that the plot of the trick is the same as that in the trick "Magician versus Gambler" in my Annual for 19...
by AMCabral
08/24/10 07:38 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Originator of Diamond Jack
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Golden Gate Gathering

Tom Frame wrote:If you're going to the Gathering and you're intimately familiar with the phrase "flopping the nuts", please give me a holler at tomframe1@comcast.net. I have a proposition for you.


I NEED AN ADULT!!!

-T
by AMCabral
07/17/10 12:43 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Golden Gate Gathering
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle

Roger M. wrote:BTW, putting half the deck on the table so you can bottom deal is the domain of rank beginners.
If you can't deal a bottom with the entire deck in your hand, don't deal a bottom.


Not seen a lot of Steve Forte footage, then?

-T
by AMCabral
07/12/10 04:23 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle
Replies: 352
Views: 70692

Re: Ricky Jay - Alaskan Poker

Paul Cummins, in his write-up for his effect Punken Droker (itself a very fine handling), put together a very nice bibilographical list of topsy-turvy (or "drunk") poker deals that includes pretty much everything mentioned here and a handful of others. Worth exploring. The write-up I'm tal...
by AMCabral
07/09/10 11:15 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ricky Jay - Alaskan Poker
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: A New Short Film by David Mamet Starring Ricky Jay

It privileges the role and responsibility of the writer above all. Agreed. And yet, when you let great actors at the material under someone else's direction, you get glory like "Glengarry Glen Ross". Otherwise, you get people reciting text at the camera, like Steve Martin in "The Spa...
by AMCabral
06/11/10 03:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Short Film by David Mamet Starring Ricky Jay
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: A New Short Film by David Mamet Starring Ricky Jay

Brad Henderson wrote:Mamet has an interesting take on the job of the actor. True and False - interesting book.


Yep. It's pretty muchsay your lines and don't bump into the furniture. Results in some awful performances if you're not watching William H. Macy or Joe Mantegna.

-T
by AMCabral
06/10/10 05:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Short Film by David Mamet Starring Ricky Jay
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: Don't Cop my Lines

Richard Kaufman wrote:What would happen if he stole an entire magician's act? Nothing.


For his valedictory address?

-T
by AMCabral
05/26/10 12:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't Cop my Lines
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Pat Metheny on Magic

My god. This thread is so much hipper than I would've given credit for.

-T
by AMCabral
05/22/10 12:00 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pat Metheny on Magic
Replies: 70
Views: 2705

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

During John Carney's performance, he said to Letterman, "Oh look, a celebrity - Crispin Glover!" Why him, Mr. Carney? Kind of risky, given the legendary appearance of Glover on the show. Still, I liked it. It's called a "reference". Hilarious for those who got itnone of whom app...
by AMCabral
05/21/10 09:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 16410

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

I think that sound I hear (barely) is the sound of a bunch of Wow gimmicks being tossed into the drawer. Followed by the sound of all those drawers opening after those folks attend a Paul Gertner lecture. Oh, and John: Congrats, man. I thought it was spectacular. -T (The guy that drew your head)
by AMCabral
05/20/10 11:51 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 16410

Re: Stand Up Deck Switch

As far as I recall, gravity didn't have anything to do with the switch I saw. He just came out of the wrong pocket with a different deck. My point was less about Gertner (although he did the switch wonderfully) and more about the old methods of deck switching. There's a few in the Annemann book I me...
by AMCabral
03/30/10 10:53 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stand Up Deck Switch
Replies: 20
Views: 4158

Re: Stand Up Deck Switch

This past year at the Buffalo 52 Paul Gertner performed a deck switch that, if memory serves, was directly out of Al Baker (you can look for it in Annemann's 202 Methods of Forcing). It's a basic go-into-your-opposite-pocket type switch and the way he did it (looking for a pen or some such object) w...
by AMCabral
03/30/10 12:16 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stand Up Deck Switch
Replies: 20
Views: 4158

Re: Mahdi Gilbert

Truly inspiring. I'll NEVER complain about a sleight being too hard again. Practice, practice, practice. JMD No kidding. He palms, believe it or not. One of the highlights of Magic-Con was whatever night I stumbled across Mahdi demoing a bunch of his moves for folks in the hallway. He'd just given ...
by AMCabral
03/24/10 09:45 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mahdi Gilbert
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Re: Nate Leipzig caricature

Brad Henderson wrote:Tony,

Just wanted to say how much I admire your artistic work. Really great stuff.


Thanks, Brad.

-T
by AMCabral
02/25/10 11:38 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Nate Leipzig caricature
Replies: 18
Views: 1523

Re: Nate Leipzig caricature

I would be happy to pass on any images that people are willing to share. Feel free to post them here or contact me at info(at)davidicon.com For the people who don't find the caricature accurate, you might be missing the point of the caricature. For your information here is the Merriam-Webster defin...
by AMCabral
02/25/10 09:27 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Nate Leipzig caricature
Replies: 18
Views: 1523

Re: Nate Leipzig caricature

The images behind the caricature are to express magic in general, they weren't intended to represent his career... and it is a caricature, not a portrait. I'm not sure what that statement's supposed to mean. First job of any caricature, however distorted or simplified, is to capture a likeness. The...
by AMCabral
02/25/10 01:38 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Nate Leipzig caricature
Replies: 18
Views: 1523

Re: It’s Official

Heres a collection of RJ items on eBaya couple pieces of which are quite scarce and one uniquethat even I think is overpriced: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400104424217 That's the same dink who's selling off a copy of The Magic Castle Walls of Fame one page at a time. -T
by AMCabral
02/23/10 04:04 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: It’s Official
Replies: 24
Views: 2961
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