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by Tomas Blomberg
September 15th, 2012, 4:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here
Replies: 55
Views: 7524

Re: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here

Even under anesthetics Michael is more brilliant than anyone I know. Get well!

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
August 21st, 2011, 6:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of card move?
Replies: 18
Views: 2003

Re: Name of card move?

I assumed it was the sequence of inserting the four cards that was asked about. Malone does it perfectly. I also had the pleasure of spending a day with Don May thanks to Solomon. The sequence is definitely Don May's. If it's the pass that is asked for, I'm not sure, but the Malone reference could b...
by Tomas Blomberg
August 20th, 2011, 3:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Name of card move?
Replies: 18
Views: 2003

Re: Name of card move?

It's Don May's and can be found in David Solomon's book The Wisdom of Solomon.

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
August 16th, 2011, 12:23 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Puzzle with a large card....where?
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Re: Puzzle with a large card....where?

There's a simple version with a jumbo card called Business Card Paradox by Robert Page which can be seen among some fantastic versions here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.marianotomatis.it/blog/index.php?post=20110707">http://www.marianotomatis.it/blog/index ... t=20110707</a><!-- m...
by Tomas Blomberg
April 8th, 2011, 5:50 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2807

Re: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue

A similar game: Take six coins and glue them together to get one double tailed, one double headed and one with a tail on one side and head on the other. Show the strange set of coins and get the Mark to agree with you that if you see a single of these coins and it shows a head, it has an equal proba...
by Tomas Blomberg
April 8th, 2011, 2:19 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2807

Re: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue

One way this will work is if you somehow show the ability to detect when a Red card is present, but not how many there are. I suggest using a third person: The Mark hands the third person two random cards, which only he is allowed to look at. You ask "Is there at least one Red card there?"...
by Tomas Blomberg
April 7th, 2011, 11:56 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2807

Re: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue

Jonathan, I'd sit for that game if you do it for me as written in the article. ;)

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
April 7th, 2011, 10:38 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2807

Re: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue

Thank you very much, Richard! I should mention that there is a _small_ edge, not because of what's mentioned in the article, but due to the fact that a deck has 26 cards of each color. If you pull any two random cards from a deck, the probability of them being of different colors is 0.5098. That's e...
by Tomas Blomberg
April 7th, 2011, 4:01 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue
Replies: 12
Views: 2807

Reeling In the Nimrod, March 2011 issue

In the March issue, Harry Anderson presents a way to use a classic probability puzzle to put a game in your favour. As far as I can see it will not work, so you'll end up losing money. In short, if I understand it correctly, it was described as follows: 1. Two random cards face down. 2. You peek the...
by Tomas Blomberg
April 7th, 2011, 3:39 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Magic Square
Replies: 42
Views: 11874

Re: Magic Square

I posted an algorithm for a homogeneous (avoids a big step in the numbers) Magic Square at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=390403&forum=99&3">http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... forum=99&3</a><!-- m --> You need to be abl...
by Tomas Blomberg
December 5th, 2010, 12:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 21 (DVD)
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: 21 (DVD)

Matt had only seen rough cuts (not the final editing or any music) of individual tricks without the bells and whistles.

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
May 7th, 2008, 2:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rudy Coby is back
Replies: 78
Views: 11787

Re: Rudy Coby is back

i know could you please take that link down it's kind of the whole point i'm here Sweden was really fantastic i promise i will come back there if you take that link down from your post Damn, Richard beat me to it. Will you still come back? Sorry about that, and thanks to Richard for acting that fas...
by Tomas Blomberg
May 7th, 2008, 12:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rudy Coby is back
Replies: 78
Views: 11787

Re: Rudy Coby is back

Was great seeing you at Magic Weekend here in Sweden many many years ago.

Here's what happens when you tour and don't have time to renew ownership of domains:

REMOVED BY RK AT THE REAL RUDY'S REQUEST

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
April 6th, 2008, 11:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Poor Charlie
Replies: 18
Views: 2850

Re: Poor Charlie

Michael, I remember trying to find a solution to that as well as being able to show the faces during the routine. Mail me at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:tomas_blomberg@hotmail.com">tomas_blomberg@hotmail.com</a><!-- e --> or write your address here and I'll mail the document to you when I find it. /To...
by Tomas Blomberg
February 8th, 2008, 1:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jack Parker's 52 Memories
Replies: 13
Views: 5422

Re: Jack Parker's 52 Memories

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: The Trick Set-Up Reference at the end of the book is a damn brilliant idea--Andi, is that your idea? Andi can't post here so I'll speak for him: He was trying to work out a way to make it easier for people to remember / reference the stacks. It's often easy to ...
by Tomas Blomberg
August 23rd, 2005, 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Going to Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Going to Japan

Thanks Richard. I now found the address and phonenumber to Magic Land in another post by you here at the Genii forum.

I'll tell Japan you said "Hi", Steve.

Thanks again,

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
August 23rd, 2005, 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Going to Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Going to Japan

I'm heading to Tokyo September 28:th and will be staying for about a week. Wondering if there are any magic shows or sessions going on there during that time or simply if any magicians would like to meet up with me there.

Many thanks in advance,

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
March 3rd, 2005, 12:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pinky Count
Replies: 85
Views: 3568

Re: Pinky Count

Originally posted by D. Conn: Would that not accomplish the same thing? Yup... that would work for version #2. Duplicating version #1 (without the count) is the 'real' challenge. One way to do it that might inspire other ways: 1-6 on top, x-card, face up x, face up 6-1, break. At the bottom of the ...
by Tomas Blomberg
November 11th, 2003, 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visiting Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Visiting Seattle

Thank you Tom. *blushes* Also, thanks for forcing me to perform for the customers in your store. I'll bill you. ;)

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
November 10th, 2003, 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visiting Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Visiting Seattle

Originally posted by tony chang: hey Thomas, Hope you had a great time over in seattle! thanks for showing me some stuff.. expecally Tatto you. great trick Hey, by the way.. what was the author of that book where he can memorize cards really quick? Tony C. take care Had such a wonderful time, thank...
by Tomas Blomberg
November 9th, 2003, 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visiting Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Visiting Seattle

Originally posted by Matthew Field: Originally posted by Tomas Blomberg: [b] Am going to the ScanTech convention to lecture, Tomas -- are you sure it's not the ScamTech convention? Matt Field [/b] Hehehem actually, no. Think I scammed them into thinking that I actually knew what the heck I was talk...
by Tomas Blomberg
October 29th, 2003, 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visiting Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Re: Visiting Seattle

Many thanks guys! Sounds like a great place to spend some time...and money.

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
October 29th, 2003, 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Visiting Seattle
Replies: 17
Views: 722

Visiting Seattle

I'll be heading to Seattle Nov 1:st and stay for a week. Am going to the ScanTech convention to lecture, but was wondering if there is any magic or magicians around there to fill the rest of my time.

Many thanks in advance,

/Tomas (Sweden)
by Tomas Blomberg
June 13th, 2003, 12:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Copperfield to impregnate spectator !
Replies: 50
Views: 2267

Re: David Copperfield to impregnate spectator !

Originally posted by Chris Aguilar: If the effect is as described, why wouldn't a thoughtful spectator merely conclude that david has 52 little "sonagram" videos (quite easy to do in this digital age), the correct one which is shown at the proper moment? I believe I wrote "sight unse...
by Tomas Blomberg
June 12th, 2003, 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Copperfield to impregnate spectator !
Replies: 50
Views: 2267

Re: David Copperfield to impregnate spectator !

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: It hasn't been widely reported yet, but David is actually doing this effect in his show at the moment. The fetus is shown via something that looks like a fluroscope and I think it produces a selected card. The description from the people I spoke with who saw it...
by Tomas Blomberg
May 20th, 2003, 1:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisted Sisters type effect.
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Twisted Sisters type effect.

Seems like many magicians have come up with this method. The latest one I saw published was probably Wesley James' 4 Card Heissenberg (I think its name was) in ONYX. Regarding the cleanups, here are the ideas I use: Elmsley: Outjog the face up card as you come to it. Deal the face down cards to the ...
by Tomas Blomberg
September 20th, 2002, 12:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?
Replies: 81
Views: 3041

Re: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?

The Tamariz issue reached Sweden just a few days after the previous issue. Impressive.

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
September 11th, 2002, 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Martin Lewis in your mailbox yet?
Replies: 90
Views: 11355

Re: Is Martin Lewis in your mailbox yet?

The Martin Lewis issue reached me yesterday (11/9). Excellent reading so far!

Thanks,

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
September 11th, 2002, 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tenyo Products
Replies: 24
Views: 8348

Re: Tenyo Products

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Tomas, isn't it interesting that the creator of the majority of items you mentioned (Invisible Zone, Blue Crystal, and Krazy Keys) is Lubor Fiedler? Lubor is one of my favourite magical inventors and I try to buy everything by him I can come by. Unfortunately i...
by Tomas Blomberg
September 9th, 2002, 8:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New 2003 Tenyo Products in My Hot Little Hands
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: New 2003 Tenyo Products in My Hot Little Hands

Sure _I_ can...but can Tenyo? ;)

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
September 9th, 2002, 5:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New 2003 Tenyo Products in My Hot Little Hands
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: New 2003 Tenyo Products in My Hot Little Hands

"plastic cubes"? That was a bit redundant. ;)

Already looking forward to the November issue.

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
September 6th, 2002, 7:37 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tamariz 5 Points and The Magic Way for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Tamariz 5 Points and The Magic Way for sale

I hope my mail reached you first. ;)

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
September 5th, 2002, 11:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Martin Lewis in your mailbox yet?
Replies: 90
Views: 11355

Re: Is Martin Lewis in your mailbox yet?

The Lewis Genii has not reached Sweden yet. Mail from the States usually get here surprisingly fast.

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
September 2nd, 2002, 11:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tenyo Products
Replies: 24
Views: 8348

Re: Tenyo Products

I've been a fan of Tenyo's products since I ages ago found them in a joke store in Stockholm. The first items I bought were Zig-Zag Cig, Squeeze Play and Diminishing Cards, but my all time favorites are Lucifer's Lock: Very nice and convincing way to get an ungimmicked lock off a rope. Invisible Zon...
by Tomas Blomberg
July 16th, 2002, 12:34 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Deep Astonishment
Replies: 88
Views: 6315

Re: Deep Astonishment

Many thanks for the info Rodney. That reasoning will make me go with ordinary cards with odd backs. I also think that I'll get rid of the blank faced card with the question mark following that same reasoning.

Many thanks for your insight,

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
July 15th, 2002, 1:14 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Deep Astonishment
Replies: 88
Views: 6315

Re: Deep Astonishment

I saw it mentioned that trials were made with Double Backers. As I have to make a new deck for myself with the letters , and I considered making a deck of Double Facers, so the packet appears to be face down (with an odd back showing instead of a question mark) when they are removed from the wallet....
by Tomas Blomberg
June 5th, 2002, 5:53 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Penumbra - A Review
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: The Penumbra - A Review

Craig Matsuoka wrote An easier question to consider is were we better off not knowing the solution? When you scan the verdant and sprawling landscape of ingenuity it inspired, the answer becomes obvious. But what a delight it is to learn how badly we all missed the mark! In February 20, 2000, Markus...
by Tomas Blomberg
February 12th, 2002, 5:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Underground Change: New Manuscript
Replies: 86
Views: 5774

Re: The Underground Change: New Manuscript

The first time I saw Misdirection Monte I was severely fooled. The second time I thought that I knew how it worked, which only proved that I was fooled again since it's physically impossible to use the move I thought he used. Can't wait to read how he _really_ did it.

/Tomas
by Tomas Blomberg
January 15th, 2002, 11:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Women in Magic
Replies: 23
Views: 7018

Re: Women in Magic

I saw Lisa Menna do some amazing magic with great presentations on the Swedish show "Magiskt". She is one of the best female close-up magicians I have ever seen. I believe you can find her site at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.menna.com/">http://www.menna.com/</a><!-- m --...
by Tomas Blomberg
January 2nd, 2002, 12:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Borderless cards?
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Borderless cards?

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: All the great sleight of hand MAGICIANS that I've known, including Vernon, Dingle, Jennings, and on and on, used cards with white borders. I have not seen much footage of Vernon, but during his Second Deal demo on a show (I think it was called Mumbo Jumbo It's ...

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