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Re: A Little Promotion

Congratulations, Dustin! I hope this also merited a bump in your pay... ;O)
by Andrew Pinard
04/17/14 10:22 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A Little Promotion
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: Visual Puns

Quentin's piece is lovely (thanks for sharing it, I really enjoyed revisiting it). Some of the other shapes that can be made with napkin folding include the Lady Fatima and chicken/turkey. There are many books regarding napkin folding and a number of books recently on towel folding (which basically ...
by Andrew Pinard
04/06/14 08:01 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

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

Slightly more ways than you can turnover a card: How many combinations are possible in a simple shuffled deck of 52 playing cards? 'Tis but a factorial of 52 (52 x 51 x 50 x 49 x 48 x ...) The number? 52! Otherwise known as: 80,658,175,170,943,878,571,660,636,856,403,766,975,289,505,440,883,277,824,...
by Andrew Pinard
04/06/14 07:49 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 3349

Re: Visual Puns

I think I get where Bill is going; please correct me if I'm off base. I think what is being referred to is the process of manipulating an apparently simple object to represent/infer other objects/experiences/concepts. Another example would be the "ten minutes with a handkerchief" whereby t...
by Andrew Pinard
04/04/14 10:22 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: Visual Puns

Allied Arts.... I would include Chalk Talk, Sand Art, and Rag Pictures in that list. I don't believe that there is a specific term to lump them together, but ambiguous art is about as close as I can think of... Andrew (BTW: I got your emails, Bill, just haven't had a moment to get back to you. I wil...
by Andrew Pinard
04/02/14 04:44 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Visual Puns
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: To tell before or not?

I was about to post the third option, but Pete beat me to it!
by Andrew Pinard
03/18/14 03:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: To tell before or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

Re: The Berglas Effects - Deluxe Edition

You made the regular edition too "special" by including the DVDs....
by Andrew Pinard
03/17/14 09:14 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Berglas Effects - Deluxe Edition
Replies: 19
Views: 1370

Re: George Olsen

George was a very kind, unassuming, and generous man. Though we never met in person, George and I had many wonderful conversations about magic, Chicago and Don Alan. He surprised me one day by sending me a troublewit that was owned and used by Don. I was overwhelmed by his thoughtfulness... He will ...
by Andrew Pinard
03/14/14 07:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: George Olsen
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Magician killed by autopsy...

You should see the photo of Bishop (post mortem) and his mother... Deliciously creepy. She testified to Congress about his death and wrote a book about it (very hard to find)....
by Andrew Pinard
03/12/14 12:17 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magician killed by autopsy...
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Frakson

But wait, I thought copyright was copyright regardless of whether the material was published or not. As of 1975, every new work of art was considered to be under copyright protection regardless of registration or publishing status. Just because a work in not in print does not mean it loses its copyr...
by Andrew Pinard
03/10/14 11:31 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Frakson

And yet, the owner of a fine work of art in public domain has the right to license use of the image to photographers to reproduce in a calendar? I am definitely interested in the designation of authorship when it comes to images or likeness... More work to do, I guess... Thanks for the edumacation.....
by Andrew Pinard
03/10/14 10:19 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Frakson

I stand corrected. Although... How does this apply in the case of the Statue of David, which the Italian government claims control over its likeness? Perhaps more to the point: I have a hard time believing that someone could just scan The Notebooks of John Northern Hilliard from Richard's edition an...
by Andrew Pinard
03/10/14 09:52 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Frakson

I may be off base here, but, although the original film might be public domain, doesn't any reproduction of it in a different media create a new copyright for the individual that created the transfer? For example, Steve Burton made some lovely reproduction reprints from public domain books. In the p...
by Andrew Pinard
03/10/14 09:16 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Frakson
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: The Crazy "Lazy" Daisy - New Effect

That was one of the most "stuttery" videos I ever tried to watch online. I don't know if it was my connection, the size/format of the file or something else, but it was a challenge to watch. It took almost five minutes to get to view the Daisy in action (after some preliminary video that r...
by Andrew Pinard
03/02/14 11:32 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Crazy "Lazy" Daisy - New Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Portland Magic Jam 2014

I love Maine!
by Andrew Pinard
03/02/14 11:21 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Portland Magic Jam 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Jumbo Bicycle Decks Needed

That's why Denny is one of my first calls when I need something...
by Andrew Pinard
02/15/14 10:51 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Jumbo Bicycle Decks Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Looking for magic quotes

While this paraphrases Proust, he is quoted as having said, "The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." And is not our job to help our audience see the world with "new eyes"? For more accurate citation and the original quote see...
by Andrew Pinard
01/31/14 01:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for magic quotes
Replies: 46
Views: 5930

La Maggiore "Organics"

Just released a new item in the La Maggiore product line: La Maggiore "Organics"... These shells, based on our original shell mold have been modified inside and out to be hyper-realistic with new added texture to the exterior and carved veining inside the shells. They are remarkable in eve...
by Andrew Pinard
01/28/14 10:07 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: La Maggiore "Organics"
Replies: 0
Views: 932

Re: Brian McCullagh

So sorry to hear this. Brian was a contributor to the Yankee Magic Collector and we corresponded many times over the years. He was an extremely pleasant and knowledgeable man. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with his family...
by Andrew Pinard
01/21/14 10:04 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Brian McCullagh
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Auction of the LeGrand David Show Properties

I talked with David Bull yesterday and he indicated that there will be over 200 lots in this auction. Not everything is going in this auction, but he did say that there would be some hand props, stage illusions and scenic elements... We'll have to wait for the catalog to see exactly what is being li...
by Andrew Pinard
01/16/14 05:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Auction of the LeGrand David Show Properties
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

The Table of Contents is quite ambitious and the first piece is remarkable indeed... Looking forward to spending a year with Mr. Hobbs...
by Andrew Pinard
01/01/14 05:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 26
Views: 3187

Re: Genii's Lifetime Subscriber Program to End Shortly

As a very satisfied Lifetime Subscriber (and Genii supporter), I urge you to join the elite group of people (Lifetime Subscribers) who not only have incredibly great taste in magic, but are also phenomenally attractive, uncommonly generous, astonishingly talented and are especially good lovers. Did ...
by Andrew Pinard
12/16/13 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii's Lifetime Subscriber Program to End Shortly
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!

Does anyone know more about Li King Si? It is pretty apparent that neither he nor his assistant were Asian. MagicPedia lists him as Parisian Edouard (Georges) Cassel born in 1906... http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Li_King_Si At first glance I didn't know if Harold Rice was behind the act (Li...
by Andrew Pinard
12/13/13 02:59 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Complete Festival of Magic FREE!
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Digital edition iOS update

Don't Macs run Windows now? ;O)
by Andrew Pinard
12/12/13 06:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 2364

Re: Excusing bad writing?

If I could "like" Gentleman Field's previous post, I would.

ajp
by Andrew Pinard
11/22/13 05:33 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Excusing bad writing?
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Kaufman and Company Book Sale CONTINUES ON TUESDAY

Darn! Missed the cutoff time... I was going to buy three more copies of Seance... It is that good a book!
by Andrew Pinard
11/19/13 06:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Book Sale CONTINUES ON TUESDAY
Replies: 26
Views: 3250

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014

As someone who is very late to the invite list (I got one for LA but it was too late for me to make it happen with my performance schedule), all I can say is this:

John, you can come hang out at my house and talk magic history any time...
by Andrew Pinard
11/18/13 04:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4344

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014

Received a printed invitation in the mail today. The graphic on the front: a white image of a bird and white text on a field of black. The text reads: "The Vultures are Gathering".

Gave me a good chuckle...

Don't know yet whether I can go or not, but it was a great invitation...
by Andrew Pinard
11/18/13 01:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend 2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4344

Re: LA History Conference attendees, details please!

Friend Lupe Nielsen on Facebook and read her updates and view her pictures... She has kept a number of us up to date (and disappointed that we weren't able to be there)...
by Andrew Pinard
11/10/13 02:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: LA History Conference attendees, details please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome

Davenports and International Magic in London, Mayette Modern Magic (in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris) and as to shops in Rome, I tried to find one when I was there back in April and met with little success (I know they are there, but was unsuccessful finding one to visit)...
by Andrew Pinard
10/27/13 06:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome
Replies: 10
Views: 2362

Re: Magicol 185!

Received in NH today. A beautiful issue - thanks to everyone involved!
by Andrew Pinard
10/04/13 07:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicol 185!
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: Irv Weiner (again)

Did Phil get the video link I sent you both?

ajp
by Andrew Pinard
09/25/13 05:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Irv Weiner (again)
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Re: Tiny Séance - May 2013

I like.
by Andrew Pinard
09/24/13 01:05 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Tiny Séance - May 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: October 2013 Issue with Eugene Burger

When is the digital edition going to be available? I am really looking forward to this issue...
by Andrew Pinard
09/14/13 11:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: October 2013 Issue with Eugene Burger
Replies: 31
Views: 3349

Re: John Calvert?

Greg Wilson posted on John Calvert's Facebook timeline: "NOT TRUE no funeral! JOHN CALVERT IS ALIVE! I'M GREG WILSON, I JUST SPOKE WITH TAMMY AT 7:30PM 9/14/13 PDT AND JOHN CALVERT IS ALIVE AND WALKING AND FIGHTING HIS NURSES! He's strong, and so is Tammy! No RIP now! John Calvert is alive righ...
by Andrew Pinard
09/14/13 10:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Calvert?
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: John Calvert?

Sandy Marshall posted the following on his Facebook timeline: "Just learned that my friend, John Calvert has died at the age of 102. John was a true legend in magic. He was a brilliant magician, a gentleman, and a true friend. John performed on Broadway, was in 40 films, and starred in a dozen ...
by Andrew Pinard
09/14/13 10:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Calvert?
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Losander gives his table a new finish!

I got to see it three times live a couple of weeks ago at the Cape Cod Festival of Magic. It really is breathtaking...
by Andrew Pinard
09/10/13 10:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Losander gives his table a new finish!
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: More videos on Victorian-era magic books . . .

Hi Tom:

Do you mind if we put up a link to your youtube channel at the NEMCA website?

Thanks,

Andrew
by Andrew Pinard
09/07/13 08:33 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: More videos on Victorian-era magic books . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Press Release from Genii and The Academy of Magical Arts

Wonderful to hear this - it is great to see the relationship strengthened. I would think that there might be some overlap as members of The Magic Castle *ought* to have been subscribers already!
by Andrew Pinard
08/19/13 08:49 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Press Release from Genii and The Academy of Magical Arts
Replies: 10
Views: 1667

Re: Bart Whaley

Very sorry to hear this. Bart and I had a couple of conversations over the years and I always enjoyed his deep passion and knowledge about our craft... My thoughts are with his family.
by Andrew Pinard
08/04/13 09:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bart Whaley
Replies: 6
Views: 1089
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