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Re: Hit Double Lift source

Here is a quick description of the Hit Double Lift. Hold the deck in dealing position in your left hand. With the base of your left thumb, bevel the deck to the right (i.e., the upper cards are spread farther than the lower cards). Your right hand, held so the palm is facing to the left, approaches...
by seraph127
08/25/13 03:55 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Hit Double Lift source
Replies: 35
Views: 9442

Re: David Blaine Research / Bill Kalush Video

The Kalush item is indeed on the Secret Sessions video.

Richard, wasn't that CardMagic item titled "World's Fastest REVERSE"?

(Loved the initial trunover flourish, BTW.)
by seraph127
08/22/13 07:30 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Blaine Research / Bill Kalush Video
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Re: Is magic an art?

Is music an art? Seems like a silly question. Music is an activity or the result of an activity. So the real issue is whether this or that particular activity or result is artistic. It's not a question of whether magic is an art, but of some or other magical performance being artistic. One problem h...
by seraph127
01/31/13 09:46 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is magic an art?
Replies: 52
Views: 2928

Re: Booklets, Lectures notes and more!!

Er...Henderson's "Cure For Insomnia" must surely be the best EVER.

...at a miserly 14 THOUSAND dollars?!
by seraph127
12/03/10 03:18 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Booklets, Lectures notes and more!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

Mastering the Art of Magic, After Craft, and Trickery Treats.

Santa wired the funds and I took care of the rest.
by seraph127
12/27/09 01:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?
Replies: 52
Views: 5481

Re: In defense of the Color Monte and packet tricks

Jon Since some of the things I'm about to say may seem to be harshly critical (though that's not the intent), I apprise you that I actually paid money to become a premium member of your website. Twice. And, God help me, I'll probably do it again. Re: (4) Finally, I do not consider myself a writer (i...
by seraph127
07/04/05 01:00 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: In defense of the Color Monte and packet tricks
Replies: 57
Views: 1004

Re: bee brand cards with a white border???

Originally posted by Randy DiMarco: Did they have 2 ovals on the back with bees in them (sort of like regular casino Bees)? If they did they are called Bee Stingers. I have been trying to find some for a long time. I understand that USPC only sells them to casinos. You can get a glimpse of the &quo...
by seraph127
08/18/04 07:00 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: bee brand cards with a white border???
Replies: 19
Views: 855

Re: What's Your Day Job?

Originally posted by Bob Farmer: I'm Matt Field's parole officer. Given the number of computer professionals involved here, perhaps someone could tell me if "UNIX" is a bad pun on "EUNUCHS." I'm not a computer professional, but I seem to recall that "Unix" is a sendup ...
by seraph127
08/04/04 09:09 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What's Your Day Job?
Replies: 114
Views: 6815

Re: Lessig's Free Ebook

No one has to rely on copyrighted material for a living.
by seraph127
04/09/04 08:00 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Lessig's Free Ebook
Replies: 51
Views: 953

Re: Help With Matrix

Just to get things kicked off, I mention that the two things that come immediately to my mind are the biblical story of Noah and the annual return of the swallows to San Capistrano.
by seraph127
03/25/04 09:49 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help With Matrix
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Cardworks

Mr. Latta, I know the routine of which you speak (my copy is at hand, hahaha) and it is indeed exquisite. As you have not deigned to name it, I will refrain as well, but I will say that I also liked "Impromptu Blankwave", "Ethereal Poker", "Ethereal Blackjack No. 1" and...
by seraph127
03/08/04 08:38 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Cardworks
Replies: 22
Views: 6052

Re: AM/PM Magazine -- Status?

Sorry, Terry, I hadn't checked back here in a few days so I'm late in replying. I'm in the western KY area, about 45 miles east of Paducah.
by seraph127
03/04/04 08:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AM/PM Magazine -- Status?
Replies: 25
Views: 597

Re: AM/PM Magazine -- Status?

Last August, I sent three bucks via Paypal for the sampler issue. I never received it. Mailed the website. Silence. PM'd Mr. Cutts on the Cafe. Silence. Like the man said, put up an advisory on your website, mail a form letter, whatever. Communication is part of customer relations. BTW, it's not the...
by seraph127
02/27/04 10:20 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AM/PM Magazine -- Status?
Replies: 25
Views: 597

Re: H & R Magic

I remember ordering from H&R: I was looking to replace a couple of good books I lost in a house fire, so I called. The titles were in stock. I asked if they could hold off billing my credit card for a couple of days, then finalize and ship. Instead of flak, I got "Hey, no problem" and ...
by seraph127
12/03/03 09:20 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: H & R Magic
Replies: 30
Views: 695

Re: Are Magic Shops Obsolete?

Opus, I'm glad you spoke out. I read Kym's post with a growing sense of consternation. The disappointing clincher was hearing how the old-school "brick-and-mortars" were still treating her as a second-class citizen while at least the chain stores were treating her as a valued customer. It'...
by seraph127
09/10/03 07:40 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Are Magic Shops Obsolete?
Replies: 69
Views: 17611

Re: The Raven's Creator Talks About Scripting Magic

Mr. McCabe Intriguing! Let us for a moment follow your lead and imagine that Poe was speaking of magic. The suggestion would seem to be that first one select an "effect or impression" then choose a composition conformal to this end. What would magic be like if first we considered what aspe...
by seraph127
09/03/03 08:08 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Raven's Creator Talks About Scripting Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: reference for comparison

Mr. Kaufman, Many thanks for the information and for saving me time and money. While I do enjoy buying books on magic (and in general; there's a little of the bibliophile in me), the budget's a smidge tight right now and I'm currently obtaining "theory" books, especially the ones that are ...
by seraph127
08/08/03 06:40 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: reference for comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: LePaul & Steranko Books

Magic, Inc should pay you guys a commission, 'cuz you just sold me a copy of Steranko on Cards.

Bastards.

;)
by seraph127
08/08/03 11:05 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: LePaul & Steranko Books
Replies: 11
Views: 509

reference for comparison

In Kaufman's Cardmagic is an entry on his own personal "Double and Triple Lift." Concerning the final phase of the action he says: The last sequence is a variation of the D'Amico Change. I've experimented a fair bit with the basic action and have found (probably rediscovered) some interest...
by seraph127
08/08/03 10:42 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: reference for comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: favourite illustrations

First: a little sucking up to our Host - I loved the illustrations in Cardmagic . I remember particularly "Phoenix Reborn"; although RK warned readers that the "pirrouetting" display of the produced Ace was "one of those things which seem to endlessly defy concrete translati...
by seraph127
08/03/03 01:57 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: favourite illustrations
Replies: 58
Views: 3057

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