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Re: Magicians?? on Craig Ferguson last night

I watched Jamy's clip and he did a great job. It seems like Jamy had planned on ending with the card to pocket watch but actually got a two trick encore. I think even Jamy was surprised but that was a great segment and a lot of fun to watch.
by Silly Walter
06/05/10 05:17 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magicians?? on Craig Ferguson last night
Replies: 28
Views: 3134

Re: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?

That's pretty astute. You may have hit the nail on the head. It's just he seemed to be having a lot of drama in another thread after releasing an effect before it was tested in front of a sufficient number of people for a reasonable period. That's how it seems to me. Is that right? It sounds like t...
by Silly Walter
06/03/10 01:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?
Replies: 50
Views: 4183

Re: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:
James Cotton wrote:Walter, what can be done to assist Ben Harris lift his creative standards?


James, who would you like him to lift his standards from?


50 points for Hogwarts! Nice JT. Not only was it funny but I actually understood what you wrote.
by Silly Walter
06/03/10 11:17 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?
Replies: 50
Views: 4183

Re: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?

James Cotton wrote:Walter, what can be done to assist Ben Harris lift his creative standards?


Is the problem with Mr. Harris' material or is the problem with the advertising, in some peoples opinions, not accurately depicting the effect he is selling?
by Silly Walter
06/03/10 11:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?
Replies: 50
Views: 4183

Re: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?

I think a lot of forums have peaks and valleys. Sometimes the forums are hopping and you log in every few minutes to see what is next, especially if there is a great heated topic like the one about the new [edited] Magic Menu. Sometimes it seems like the forum is an abandoned amusement park. You ten...
by Silly Walter
06/03/10 10:54 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?
Replies: 50
Views: 4183

Re: Carolina Close-up Convention - 2010 Edition

Joe Pecore wrote:
Silly Walter wrote:What is "the Sleight Club"?

It's a lot like the Fight Club . Rule number one is you do not talk about Sleight Club!

:)


They should come back in 2011 as Project Mayhem.
by Silly Walter
05/14/10 09:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carolina Close-up Convention - 2010 Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Carolina Close-up Convention - 2010 Edition

What is "the Sleight Club"?
by Silly Walter
05/14/10 12:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carolina Close-up Convention - 2010 Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: And the Academy (Magic Castle) Award Nominees Are...

Brad Henderson wrote:After a weekend of no sleep and great magic, I feel lucky to have even been able to have formulated a thought.


Magic-Con? How was it?
by Silly Walter
03/23/10 09:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: And the Academy (Magic Castle) Award Nominees Are...
Replies: 26
Views: 2319

Re: Silent Running

Mrgoat, This is not a one trick pdf. OK? It is a compendium of ideas based around a concept (developed with Peter Duffie) that creates a "tool box" for practical, prop free mentalism. The book contains: Foreword by Looch. History of the effect. How Silent Running Works How to Perform Sile...
by Silly Walter
03/20/10 12:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Silent Running
Replies: 58
Views: 6760

Re: Official FISM 2012 Website Now Up

mrgoat wrote:Honestly, some of the UK has evolved beyond 1979.


That's still 100 years of evolution beyond their dentistry.

No offense !!
by Silly Walter
03/15/10 11:15 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Official FISM 2012 Website Now Up
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Oh yeah. I get emails like: "I can't believe that you wasted your time with So & So. He is such and ass and I knew his dad who was even more of an ass." Or : Why are you wasting your time with interviews from X convention. None of the people there are in touch with magic today. If tha...
by Silly Walter
02/25/10 01:16 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13111

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

I'm sure that Richard is likely to get similar emails with regards to people profiled in Genii, but I am nevertheless amazed at some of the vitriol that comes my way with regards to who I choose to interview for the Magic Newswire podcast at times. People get mad at you for interviewing magicians? ...
by Silly Walter
02/24/10 07:21 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13111

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

The people who irritate other magicians are just irritating people. If they were actors, they would irritate other actors, if they were musicians, they would irritate other musicians. Since they are magicians, they irritate other magicians, become officers for the local IBM rings and write columns i...
by Silly Walter
02/23/10 12:33 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13111

Re: The Magic Menu

Nathan Muir wrote:I don't see that as an impediment. He couldn't be any less stimulating that Chris Lyle's columns.


Very true.
by Silly Walter
02/22/10 06:52 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 30238

Re: Sad Tom Mullica News

Tom,

You are one of the most talented performers I have ever seen and I wish you a very speedy and full recovery. Get well soon and we shall see you back on the circuit !!

Sincerely,

Walt
by Silly Walter
02/20/10 12:12 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Tom Mullica Update
Replies: 65
Views: 9496

Re: The Magic Menu

Nathan Muir wrote:I don't get the relevance. Does Ernie Bryant write for the Magic Menu?


I doubt that Ernie would be writing for the Magic Menu. He passed away several years ago and has been out of the restaurant scene ever since.
by Silly Walter
02/17/10 10:08 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 30238

Re: The Magic Menu

My favourite magic photo of all time is of three magicians at a black tie event. They were posing for a photo *after* entertaining The Queen. No sign of her or any sign of her being there but, hey, the caption says it so it must be true! That's pretty bad but that's exactly the kind of stuff I was ...
by Silly Walter
02/17/10 02:50 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 30238

Re: The Magic Menu

Nathan Muir wrote:You mean like backstage gig photos? Or studio photos? How are the latter not the real deal?


Specifically the need to hire a professional photographer rather than just an "idiot" with a camera. Of course, you would want to talk about proper lighting, action shots, attire, etc.
by Silly Walter
02/14/10 01:07 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 30238

Re: The Magic Menu

Someone should write a column on how to create fake publicity photos and pass them off to Magic forums as if they were the real deal.
by Silly Walter
02/14/10 12:39 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 30238

Re: Shameless Plug!

Suzannes appearances at the Magic Castle are always a delight; shes on my short list of those that I consider must see. Her entire act is terrific, so if you ever have the opportunity to see (or book) her, do so! You can visit her site at http://www.suzmagic.com/ Dustin I can see why. I watched the...
by Silly Walter
02/12/10 10:54 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shameless Plug!
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: A Mother's Love

Suzanne wrote:...This is one of my favorite magical pieces...

Suzanne


And for good reason. That was a wonderful effect and the spectator (Jeanie) was genuinely impressed. Beautiful job Suzanne. The videos you have posted are fantastic.
by Silly Walter
02/12/10 10:40 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A Mother's Love
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Castle Notebooks For Sale

Wow! Of course I already have them. Lots of great stuff has been popping up on Ebay as of late.
by Silly Walter
02/06/10 07:11 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Castle Notebooks For Sale
Replies: 39
Views: 3443

Re: All 6 volumes of Marlo's Magazine on Ebay !!

Philippe Billot wrote:I think his name is John Kurtz and he's a friend of Dave Solomon but I'm not sure he draws all the covers.


I believe this is correct. It's been a while since I have seen them so I am really going by my quickly fading memory.
by Silly Walter
01/31/10 07:50 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: All 6 volumes of Marlo's Magazine on Ebay !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Do As I Do

Swapping packs? I think we are talking about two different effects. I do know of a Do as I do where you swap packets but that's not the one I was thinking of. The Vernon effect I am thinking of has a spectator shuffle a red deck and the performer shuffles a blue deck. the spectator cuts the deck unt...
by Silly Walter
01/26/10 01:52 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 2012

Re: Do As I Do

they may conclude that since you chose your card after they chose theirs, you somehow peeked theirs, then somehow chose yours to match. There are ways around this potential false solution. You can get this thought out of their mind through the presentation by emphasizing the conditions (you shuffle...
by Silly Walter
01/26/10 11:41 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 2012

All 6 volumes of Marlo's Magazine on Ebay !!

It's been a long time since someone has offered up the entire set. Numbered, dated and autographed to boot. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180460955835&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp3907.m38.l1313%26_n...
by Silly Walter
01/26/10 01:46 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: All 6 volumes of Marlo's Magazine on Ebay !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Do As I Do

El Mystico wrote:Thank you!
While I'm a huge Vernon fan, one difficulty I see with the Vernon method is that the magician chooses his card after the spectator. Which offers a (albeit false) solution to the trick.


Maybe I am being dense, but how so?
by Silly Walter
01/25/10 02:12 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 2012

Re: Vernon, Silent Mora and the Linking Ring

Vernon had some great influences coming up. Silent Mora and Edward Victor come to mind.
by Silly Walter
01/21/10 07:28 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Vernon, Silent Mora and the Linking Ring
Replies: 31
Views: 2238

Re: Do As I Do

There is a version in Greater Magic by Dai Vernon that I still use. It is simple, direct and impossible. I think it is one of Dai Vernon's best creations in print yet I haven't really seen any magicians performing it. If you have the book, you should take a look at it and give it a try. It is very g...
by Silly Walter
01/21/10 07:25 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do As I Do
Replies: 23
Views: 2012

Re: Magicians United For Haiti----online lecture to raise funds for Haiti

This is a very nice gesture Irving. I think every working American has $10 they can donate. Also, hats off to those magicians that are offering to lecture as well.
by Silly Walter
01/21/10 07:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians United For Haiti----online lecture to raise funds for Haiti
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: Dimitri Arleri on youtube - Card Flourishes

Thanks for posting this. I've always wanted to fall asleep at my desk at work and thanks to that video, now I can!
by Silly Walter
01/21/10 02:48 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Dimitri Arleri on youtube - Card Flourishes
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: It’s Official

Cards as Weapons is one of those books that is collectible for no good reason. The book is crap.

I paid $10 for it years ago and felt ripped off but probably not as ripped off as the dude that paid me $350 for it on Ebay a few years ago.
by Silly Walter
01/18/10 08:12 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: It’s Official
Replies: 24
Views: 2961

Re: Another Reason Not to Keep Tigers

I am not a big fan of using exotic animals for entertainment purposes. I am actually surprised that more people haven't been attacked. The people that have them for pets really need to get their head examined. If the magicians currently working with exotic animals would switch to using topless wimmi...
by Silly Walter
01/14/10 02:15 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Reason Not to Keep Tigers
Replies: 62
Views: 4908

Re: My experience with Snap Illusions

Hello. We are now the 8th of November ans still no news from them. I gave them a last chance. Tuesday I will relate you if they reacted. Five magicians contacted me to make a general law pursuit. Ok for making a team. Looks like the end of Snap illusions... Best regards SEBASTIEN So did [censored] ...
by Silly Walter
01/07/10 12:38 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: My experience with Snap Illusions
Replies: 89
Views: 19145

Re: Tips on cleaning and reflating cards

If you do step into the freezer with the deck, please be sure to say "Hi" to Walt Disney.
by Silly Walter
01/06/10 02:39 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on cleaning and reflating cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2050

Re: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card

How many of you have taken a "fake call" app like the one i mentioned earlier this year and used it as the prompt to get this routine rolling? Yes,... now... really... are you sure... okay I'll see if they want to give it a go... okay ... call you later. Are you using a random word genera...
by Silly Walter
01/01/10 02:32 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card
Replies: 24
Views: 4198

Re: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card

There are seven cards in the wallet at first table. Why are there not eight when the performer gets to the next and nine at the table after that? Let's presume the audience has the cognitive abilities to count to seven and follow what happens from table to table: A collection of seven cards is show...
by Silly Walter
12/31/09 04:16 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card
Replies: 24
Views: 4198

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

LOL. Did you really compare those people to Doug Henning? I have no problem with you not liking Doug Henning. As a matter of fact, I am not that surprised since you get everything else wrong but even in your own hometown Doug Henning was more well known that anyone you mentioned. Granted the magic ...
by Silly Walter
12/29/09 03:34 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 19861

Re: Doctor Who Wildcard

Who is Dr. Who? Where is he from? What does he do?
by Silly Walter
12/29/09 01:02 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Doctor Who Wildcard
Replies: 78
Views: 7192

Re: Respect for Doug Henning

Mark.Lewis wrote:There have been a few good Canadian magicians. I suppose Doug Henning was one of them. And there was a chap called Vernon who was pretty good too.



That's OK. You guys still have Jay Sankey.
by Silly Walter
12/29/09 01:00 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Respect for Doug Henning
Replies: 162
Views: 19861
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