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Re: Penn on Celebrity Jepoardy tonight!

Dustin Stinett wrote:The only thing that makes me think about Patrick Swayze is Chris Farley.


I am so sorry to hear that. Some things you can't un-see.

I'd recommend the application of Ghost or Roadhouse and single malt scotch.
by Bill Duncan
05/17/15 02:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn on Celebrity Jepoardy tonight!
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Penn on Celebrity Jepoardy tonight!

You don't win Jeopardy by knowing the answers, you win by beating the buzzer, and understanding the hints in the questions. I didn't know the answer to Final Jeopardy, and I've only seen about 15 minutes of Dirty Dancing, but's hard to imagine how anyone lived through the 80s without associating Pat...
by Bill Duncan
05/17/15 12:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn on Celebrity Jepoardy tonight!
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Penn on Celebrity Jepoardy tonight!

I was amazed at the softball questions. Still it was fun to see Penn.
by Bill Duncan
05/16/15 02:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn on Celebrity Jepoardy tonight!
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

The marking bit is pretty strong done live, but in a video I think it exposes the method. It's not something that I would forward to my laymen friends.
by Bill Duncan
03/01/15 05:10 PM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's
Replies: 21
Views: 2277

Re: The SS Adams Vanishing Half Dollar & their other classic

The Adams Ball and Vase is excellent for close up workers. Mike Skinner and Mike Gallo both published routines that are excellent.
by Bill Duncan
02/15/15 01:38 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The SS Adams Vanishing Half Dollar & their other classics
Replies: 30
Views: 3116

Re: Card Tricks for a Work Meeting

Assuming you have one in your bag of tricks, it would seem a good place for Cards Across.
Las Vegas Leaper, or the Tamariz routine on the L&L World's Greatest Magic DVD set would be good options.
by Bill Duncan
01/21/15 01:54 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Tricks for a Work Meeting
Replies: 19
Views: 1252

Re: Post Prestidigitatical Depression

Matt, find a copy of the new Jonathan Levitt DVD set. It will restore your faith...
by Bill Duncan
12/31/14 09:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Post Prestidigitatical Depression
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: The Carbonaro Effect

The routine where he was a hotel clerk and a ladies credit card transposed with that of a person behind her in line was wonderful.
by Bill Duncan
12/10/14 03:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Carbonaro Effect
Replies: 27
Views: 4828

Re: DelGaudio Sez

Because being fooled is the most fundamental part of magic. Clay is the most fundamental part of pottery, but it’s not what decides if the pottery is art, or craft. There’s a popular conception that that “art” equals “beauty” and that “moving” means “to make one weep.” I disagree. Art is an act com...
by Bill Duncan
11/05/14 04:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 101
Views: 7009

Re: TUBTHUMPING - BILL DUNCAN - WANTED

As it happens Matt, there's an update to that routine in Ten Years After

I sent you a PM.
by Bill Duncan
08/10/14 11:45 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: TUBTHUMPING - BILL DUNCAN - WANTED
Replies: 15
Views: 1643

Re: TUBTHUMPING - BILL DUNCAN - WANTED

Ian,
Looks like I owe you a copy of the next edition at least...

Joe,
To my shame, I hadn't read the Workers series, or met Michael, until the eBook version of Workers was published. But yeah, I"m a fan.
by Bill Duncan
08/01/14 12:55 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: TUBTHUMPING - BILL DUNCAN - WANTED
Replies: 15
Views: 1643

Re: TUBTHUMPING - BILL DUNCAN - WANTED

Matt,
I recall that as well. You were the first person to purchase a "retail" copy of the book if memory serves. Prior to that only the folks who proofed and edited it had seen it.

Which routine?
by Bill Duncan
07/31/14 12:59 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: TUBTHUMPING - BILL DUNCAN - WANTED
Replies: 15
Views: 1643

Re: TUBTHUMPING - BILL DUNCAN - WANTED

Ouch Ian. I'm hurt. : ) Actually, at the prices it's going for these days I've been tempted to sell my two copies. I'm amazed this is still on anyone's radar. I've been considering a "ten years after" edition, with some added material, but between my day job, and M-U-M, (and reading A Song...
by Bill Duncan
07/30/14 12:23 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: TUBTHUMPING - BILL DUNCAN - WANTED
Replies: 15
Views: 1643

Re: WARG

Winter is Coming?
by Bill Duncan
07/15/14 11:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WARG
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!

Crickets...
by Bill Duncan
06/30/14 09:55 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!
Replies: 32
Views: 3208

Re: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!

Brad Henderson wrote:I have a magic collection - so, yes.


10 points to Ravenclaw!

Anyone here use Vernon's patter for the "Chinese Matches?"
by Bill Duncan
06/28/14 09:51 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!
Replies: 32
Views: 3208

Re: Smoothini on AGT

All that matters is what I saw on TV. Wow. That's a lot of ego even for a magician... What matters isn't what we magicians saw on TV, it's what the studio audience, the judges, and the home audience saw. I saw a guy (who clearly had a lot of flight time in front of laymen) do a lot of magic in a sh...
by Bill Duncan
06/14/14 01:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 6130

Re: D'Amico Change technical question

I prefer the Tamariz technique for unloading the face card of a double, but my point was that it's not really necessary to be that sophisticated in your handing. The method i described attracts no attention, and is perceived as a reasonable way to handle the act of turning a card over and placing it...
by Bill Duncan
03/24/14 02:27 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: D'Amico Change technical question
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

Re: Looking for Sawa's Library of Magic: Volume One

Amazon has one for $150.00
does not state that is has the special insert

Anyone have an idea what that would add to the price?
by Bill Duncan
03/24/14 02:05 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Sawa's Library of Magic: Volume One
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: D'Amico Change technical question

I just gave you a reason Richard. Or a motivation, if you prefer. Maybe I should clarify that by outward I meant sideways away from the centerline not forward towards the audience.
by Bill Duncan
03/23/14 02:58 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: D'Amico Change technical question
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Telling people the lies they want to hear does not make a man great. It makes him small.
by Bill Duncan
03/23/14 02:48 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 14059

Re: Curved coins

Still, the "vacuum palm" might have potential.
by Bill Duncan
03/21/14 01:27 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Curved coins
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Can I just say not so much a mystery? The new channels have a vested interest in trading on human tragedy and in creating fear. That's why they're selling the "potential terrorist" angle. It keeps people tuned in for breaking news. http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/03/mh370-electrical-fire/
by Bill Duncan
03/21/14 01:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 14059

Re: D'Amico Change technical question

If the goal is to table the card, there's no need for clever handling. Flip the card face down on the pack and in a continuing action move the hand holding the pack outward a bit and thumb the card to the table. It reads as if you are placing the card aside, and that is the most efficient way to get...
by Bill Duncan
03/17/14 09:44 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: D'Amico Change technical question
Replies: 17
Views: 2742

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

He could quietly "work" for any idiot that requests his help, without using that request as a tool for self promotion. I don't announce on my Twitter feed or Facebook page when someone I know has a problem with their computer and needs help. Tell me again why he was paid to appear at the G...
by Bill Duncan
03/17/14 09:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 14059

Re: Carney Lectures: Vancouver - Seattle - Portland

Between Ammar next Saturday, and Carney on the 31st, this is going to be a REALLY good month for magicians in Seattle.
by Bill Duncan
03/08/14 11:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carney Lectures: Vancouver - Seattle - Portland
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Carney on Sale...

This is a wonderful set. I had the good fortune to review these for M-U-M and I looked forward to each new release. Anyone who loves pure sleight of hard, expertly taught, will enjoy them.
by Bill Duncan
12/07/13 02:52 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Carney on Sale...
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: Tubthumping

Wow. I get requests for Tubthumping from time to time, but that is VERY flattering.

I hope whoever wins the auction enjoys the book. If the winner sends me a PM here on Genii I'll email him/her an update to the presentation for Reflex that appears in the book.

Bill
by Bill Duncan
11/09/13 06:24 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tubthumping
Replies: 28
Views: 2022

Re: JIm Steranko reviews Agents of SHIELD

The review sounds like it was written by one of the FOX executives who cancelled Firefly.
by Bill Duncan
09/27/13 12:46 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: JIm Steranko reviews Agents of SHIELD
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Help Us!

The Card Catalog
by Bill Duncan
09/12/13 02:09 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Help Us!
Replies: 66
Views: 9542

Re: lean illusion

Wasn't their a well known silent comic how did the lean? Chaplin, or Keaton, or?

I remember when I saw Jackson doing it that it did not seem novel to me at the time.
by Bill Duncan
08/17/13 10:51 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: lean illusion
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: For Sale: Scotty York's Color Changing Knives

Sent you a PM
by Bill Duncan
07/17/13 09:46 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: Scotty York's Knives, Banachek's Psych. Subtleties
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Five-Foot Shelf

Amen Jon.
The nonsense about the Tenkai Pinch for example.
by Bill Duncan
07/15/13 11:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Five-Foot Shelf
Replies: 32
Views: 2954

Re: Five-Foot Shelf

Matt, the problem with Bobo's is that there is a lot of bad coin magic in there. The basics are well covered in the other titles on the list.
by Bill Duncan
07/15/13 12:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Five-Foot Shelf
Replies: 32
Views: 2954

Re: Dick Cavett on James Galdolfini

Don't miss The Mexican. He steals the show from Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.
by Bill Duncan
07/15/13 12:03 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Dick Cavett on James Galdolfini
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Five-Foot Shelf

I'd replace Bobo's with COINMAGIC, Royal Road with Card College, and add Designing Miracles.
by Bill Duncan
07/10/13 02:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Five-Foot Shelf
Replies: 32
Views: 2954

Re: $10.00 DVDs

Interested in the Gertner video. Which volume? I have one and never got around to buying the others.
by Bill Duncan
06/29/13 09:42 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: $10.00 DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: TeleFoto

Thanks Greg. Given all the word of mouth, I think you have another winner in your hands.
by Bill Duncan
06/19/13 09:59 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: TeleFoto
Replies: 19
Views: 4676

Re: TeleFoto

Greg, is there an exit strategy in place for when someone offers you a metric ton of cash for exclusive use?

Thats already happened to me once, and while I wouldn't blame you if you took such a deal, I'd like to know you would have a buy back plan or something.
by Bill Duncan
06/19/13 01:03 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: TeleFoto
Replies: 19
Views: 4676

Re: Harry Lorayne e-books

The PDF vs eBook format issue should be simple to understand. A PDF is essentially a picture of page. That's great if you care most about the page looking like the book. If you are trying to READ the text, there are better options. Consider the size of, for example, COINMAGIC. Now consider how that ...
by Bill Duncan
05/05/13 09:01 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Harry Lorayne e-books
Replies: 54
Views: 3571
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