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by flynn
July 6th, 2010, 1:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 2625

Re: Favourite coin sleight

The French Drop is hard to make look deceptive. I've been practicing the French drop for ages now with coins and small objects and I still cant get it to look natural or convincing. My timing is right and it does fly by lay people but just looks like a French Drop is being used when I do it.
by flynn
July 3rd, 2010, 10:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 2625

Re: Favourite coin sleight

Retention vanish. I remember being a new green horn to magic watching a David Roth lecture video being fooled in his routine and explanation doing retention vanishes.
by flynn
June 13th, 2010, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe
Replies: 56
Views: 6941

Re: Criss Angel Believe

A friend of mine went to Vegas this past week and went to see Criss Angel's Beleive. She's a laymen, nurse, mid twenty early thirty and she was pretty impressed to say the least with the show. I asked her how much the tickets were she said "it was fifty dollars and worth it I wish I could see i...
by flynn
May 31st, 2010, 7:33 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Scripting Magic by Pete McCabe
Replies: 14
Views: 2189

Re: Scripting Magic by Pete McCabe

Most everybody's living a fantasy over there.
by flynn
May 21st, 2010, 3:02 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Time-Warp Wallet - Jon Racherbaumer -June
Replies: 66
Views: 7825

Re: Time-Warp Wallet - Jon Racherbaumer -June

I think it looks like a wallet, like the kind you keep in your inside jacket pocket. It has a compartment to hold some paper currency on the right side and business card, picture, driver license holder on the left. I think it looks nice. And also as a performer we spose to make sure in our presentat...
by flynn
May 19th, 2010, 3:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 17371

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

I didnt mean to criticize Randall I was just more like looking to see why his peformance didnt go over well with me and learning from it at the same time. I'm gonna construct everthing I do from now on like I'm gonna be performing for Letterman on his show. I was also rootin for Randall to do well o...
by flynn
May 19th, 2010, 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?
Replies: 50
Views: 4921

Re: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?

I visit here pretty much everyday. I havent notice it decline. And certaintly not seen any decline since Mark lewis got booted. I'm glad RK took care of him. Yeah he had good advice and contributions but he's not the only one. I also like reading the older threads and not distracted by the ads either.
by flynn
May 19th, 2010, 2:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 17371

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

Oh yeah ok. My bad I thought all them jumping gems and the hot rods were all hot rod tricks. Anyways I think Randall's pretty good live in person judging from his previous appearances. Maybe just not on live t.v. everytime. I still think something was up like he was ill or something on his mind mayb...
by flynn
May 19th, 2010, 12:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 17371

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

Letterman hasn't come on yet over here on the west coast so haven't seen Carney on yet. But I did get to watch the other six times Randall was on Letterman and he did great considering its on national T.V. His first appearance was good I thought. I'm thinking maybe he wasn't feeling well last night ...
by flynn
May 18th, 2010, 10:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 17371

Re: Late Show David Letterman Presents Close-Up Magic Week!

Letterman's the type that will be all over you when showing any kind of incompetence so you gotta really be on your game with whatever it is you do not just magic. Like you become a target to get clowned through out the interview. You gotta be like Penn and Teller they do well on Letterman. I'm gonn...
by flynn
May 18th, 2010, 2:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 17371

Re: Late Show David Letterman Presents Close-Up Magic Week!

Watched it just now as well. He didn't seem comfortable and pretty nervous to the point it affected his patter and timing of his handling. I was hoping he woulda done a color change when asked if he could do that Wow change again without the sleeve.
by flynn
April 4th, 2010, 3:52 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Things You Had, then Sold, Traded, Tossed, etc. and Now You Regret
Replies: 9
Views: 1217

Re: Things You Had, then Sold, Traded, Tossed, etc. and Now You Regret

My first 9" turquoise colored silk and thumb tip. I lost it while moving. I was gutted. I kept it also in my first ever coin purse. Wish I could have those back.
by flynn
April 3rd, 2010, 12:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe
Replies: 56
Views: 6941

Re: Criss Angel Believe

Tho he's a wannabe teen emo chick who once was a tough biker dude, he still pretty popular with a sick, off the hook mansion.
by flynn
April 2nd, 2010, 11:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks in Card Craft
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Tricks in Card Craft

lol hook line and sinker
by flynn
March 31st, 2010, 1:09 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Good quality Slydini video
Replies: 16
Views: 3568

Re: Good quality Slydini video

That was stupid how people in that previous thread saying the helicopter trick was boring. I thought it to be very magical and very different to me cause there seems to be no method or moves suspected in doing it. You get drawn in to his pace of the trick. I admit I have no idea how its done and don...
by flynn
March 26th, 2010, 4:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 37500th messages added to the MAGIC! Archive
Replies: 28
Views: 3073

Re: MAGIC! Archive - Himber Ring Discussion

I spent the entire evening reading one the archive page. Pretty neat. I got to read some discusions bout the Elmsley Count, impresions of a young Cyril at Day of Magic at UCLA, many tips on handling of effects and also Max Maven claiming that Magicians are easier to fool than Laymen. After thinkin b...
by flynn
March 24th, 2010, 3:02 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 12018

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Anyone know if Kolassal Killer is a name a card or thought of card effect?
by flynn
March 5th, 2010, 8:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: *******Great Coin Magic DVD's******Free Shipping*****
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: *******Great Coin Magic DVD's******Free Shipping*****

That Ammar is the best bargain ever, along with Pat Page's topit lecture video, even at regular price. Ammars video I still use the 4 coins coin across and kill with still. Great coin sleight lessons, many convincing false tranfer moves.
by flynn
March 2nd, 2010, 10:54 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: My first busking experience, ever! (Video)
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: My first busking experience, ever! (Video)

I liked your video. Thought that you had pretty good crowd interaction/participation with you cups and balls.
by flynn
February 20th, 2010, 2:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Erdnase Deck JUST RELEASED
Replies: 11
Views: 3067

Re: Erdnase Deck JUST RELEASED

Nice cards. They've stayed flat for me. The Tally Ho's aren't as good as what they use to be though. I've had bowing problem with the recent one I got. They dont have that thick flexible feel anymore. They feel more like the old bicycles.
by flynn
February 5th, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Radio Magic
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Re: Radio Magic

Here's a thread that was started here from 2002 about radio magic.

http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubb ... Post184850
by flynn
February 5th, 2010, 9:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Coming Your Way!
Replies: 19
Views: 1616

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Coming Your Way!

This issue was good reading. Can't wait for next months issue. It had some easy to do miracles in magicana. I like the cell phone mentalism effect. On the slant was good read on one of Ricky Jay's routine. Got you thinking on how to improve your magic. The Osborn Illusion was great. This is the firs...
by flynn
January 24th, 2010, 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: street magic
Replies: 26
Views: 2531

Re: street magic

My spots to do tricks, so I can hand out business cards, was bus stations or bus stops on friday afternoons when people were going home wating for the bus. I would be practicing ACR moves or vanishing and producing a hanky to get people to ask if I did magic or asked to see somthing. If they asked i...
by flynn
January 24th, 2010, 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: street magic
Replies: 26
Views: 2531

Re: street magic

Do it. And learn from it. For me one month would not be enough practice for presentation and piecing together a routine or a set of routines.

Jimmytalksalot.blogspot has got some pretty cool info and tips for beginners in street performing.
by flynn
January 19th, 2010, 6:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 28211

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

Shawn did good. I , and the audience I'm pretty sure, didn't care that he hurried through his set. The magic more than made up for it. After the force and picture reveal he lost me I'll have to admit. I try and watch magic these days trying not to see what the performer is doing. In doing so he did ...
by flynn
January 19th, 2010, 12:32 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 3554

Re: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine

I bet most of them fools that commented watched the video several times before they posted. If in front of an experienced magician, they would be misdirected and played with easy. Patter and presentation is everything. I knew the working of the ACR and was still floored when I watched Tommy Wonder d...
by flynn
January 18th, 2010, 10:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Coming Your Way!
Replies: 19
Views: 1616

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Coming Your Way!

Great story on Michael Finney. You could say he's experieced alot and done alot. Also I've had Britlands Cardopolis blog saved at favorites for over a year and read all his postings. Some good stuff there. Eventually Im going back thru it all to take notes and to learn some of the routines he's put ...
by flynn
January 17th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)
Replies: 34
Views: 6933

Re: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)

Interestingly enough, I finally got around to reading his December Lodestone last night, I too am looking forward to doing this as well.

And yea the Saccadic Eye article was my fave from him the past year.
by flynn
January 12th, 2010, 2:08 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 3554

Re: Video of Larry Jennings' Single Cup and Balls Routine

In his Thoughts on Cards videos he does this routine with good attention grabbing patter and it fools. Oh yea the comments were indeed good for laughs.
by flynn
January 7th, 2010, 2:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning and reflating cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2670

Re: Tips on cleaning and reflating cards

Jeremie, in it's case with no freezing. Also meant Farro not Zarrow btw.
by flynn
January 6th, 2010, 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning and reflating cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2670

Re: Tips on cleaning and reflating cards

Doing the half up half down Zarrow thing, with some extra cards totaling around 60 cards, placed in its card case should fix the warped cards in 2 or 3 days. You shouldnt have to Zarrow mix the cards any more so long as you keep the extra cards. I keep a duplicate card along with 2 jokers, an advert...
by flynn
January 3rd, 2010, 7:06 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Little Man Demo
Replies: 52
Views: 4952

Re: Little Man Demo

I thought the little man was going to be taking steps with its legs.
by flynn
January 2nd, 2010, 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is your favorite magic trick?
Replies: 12
Views: 3515

Re: What is your favorite magic trick?

Dime and Penny. For about five bucks make that dime penetrate most anything, and transpose to impossible location even.
by flynn
January 2nd, 2010, 1:13 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 12018

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I been practicing Dingle's method and its not as hard as I thought when I first read it. So far I missed it maybe only like 2 times. I also been using John Kennedys deck and Potassy's set up. Im still waiting for an email response to see where the Dream Deck com...
by flynn
December 30th, 2009, 2:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Receives Another Award
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Re: Criss Angel Receives Another Award

I thought it was jealousy, but was assured by many that wasnt the case. Maybe Occam's Razor could be applied here to find a solution.
by flynn
December 30th, 2009, 2:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recipient of the 27th Louie Award for 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Recipient of the 27th Louie Award for 2009

Thank you much Joe.
by flynn
December 30th, 2009, 2:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recipient of the 27th Louie Award for 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Recipient of the 27th Louie Award for 2009

Has Genii ever done a cover story on Paul Harris? Also can we buy back issues before 1999?
by flynn
December 29th, 2009, 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 25550

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

Then there's also someone who only ever posts when they get a chance to make himself/herself look good or to let it be known that they may have connections with some of the more notable names in the magic community.
by flynn
December 28th, 2009, 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 25550

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

From a lay public's perspective, Roger's opinion is right on.
by flynn
December 27th, 2009, 12:26 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 12018

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Thanks for the info PMS

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