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by Andy Hurst
September 21st, 2008, 12:45 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Magic Castle Junior Society
Replies: 67
Views: 8808

Re: Magic Castle Junior Society

mai-ling wrote:It took
her 40 years and lots of practise to get to
that point on the stage that evening.


I guess she had no innate talent for it.

Andy
by Andy Hurst
September 16th, 2008, 5:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling
Replies: 79
Views: 6385

Re: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling

Richard Kaufman wrote:Making minor changes to tricks so that you can publish them or sell them is common in our field.


Yeah and so is making NO changes.

Andy.
by Andy Hurst
September 9th, 2008, 12:59 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Pandora's Box: Jay Sankey
Replies: 16
Views: 7713

Re: Pandora's Box: Jay Sankey

Richard Kaufman wrote:I would give Jay credit for at least attempting to give a credit. Many folks don't even bother.


Fair point Richard, tell you what... I'll give credit but I'll give it to David Acer since he is also a Canadian magician and I am just a performer ;-)
by Andy Hurst
September 9th, 2008, 5:02 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Pandora's Box: Jay Sankey
Replies: 16
Views: 7713

Re: Pandora's Box: Jay Sankey

Jay is a performer, not a historian. Does that make it acceptable to get credits wrong or miss them out altogether? If so then it makes magic publishing one heck of a lot easier doesn't it? Just do what you want and if anyone notices just say "I am a performer, I don't have to be accountable.&...
by Andy Hurst
August 23rd, 2005, 2:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Video Critique
Replies: 25
Views: 689

Re: Video Critique

You can tell why the guy in the video wears a mask.

Andy
by Andy Hurst
August 23rd, 2005, 2:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Emotion in Magic
Replies: 27
Views: 1321

Re: Emotion in Magic

Originally posted by Nathan Coe Marsh:
I can only hope that the rest of the community will be kind enough to be as honest in their responses to me as I have been to you.
LOL!

Andy
by Andy Hurst
August 23rd, 2005, 1:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Emotion in Magic
Replies: 27
Views: 1321

Re: Emotion in Magic

Originally posted by David Groves: I beg to differ that you are being civil. And that's the nub of it: The objections here are simply oversensitive. And, of course, insensitive. Lay off, guys. I'm with David on this, it's a heck of a step from saying you don't agree with something he did to claimin...
by Andy Hurst
June 27th, 2005, 3:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Food For Thought ....
Replies: 23
Views: 590

Re: Food For Thought ....

I'm trying to be good and nice. I really am. But... I am finding Clay's continued pleas for acceptance and validation to be very juvinile. I don't expect everyone to be a performer but are there really people who ONLY collect and can't do anything at all? That's just sad. Posting on a forum and repe...
by Andy Hurst
June 21st, 2005, 3:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slop Shuffle
Replies: 55
Views: 8370

Re: Slop Shuffle

Originally posted by Bob Farmer:
Using it to reveal a selection or a royal flush isn't because those effects are obvious.
OK, sorry but I gotta ask...

If they are obvious... why publish them in your next Genii column?

Andy.
by Andy Hurst
June 9th, 2005, 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you don't read MCJ...
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: If you don't read MCJ...

Oh I dunno, stick 'bammo' in the title and he'd sell thousands of em ;-)

Andy
by Andy Hurst
June 5th, 2005, 2:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians that travel
Replies: 36
Views: 1352

Re: Magicians that travel

I think it's ridiculous too. It's not just magicians it affects, what if you are a professional terrorist? Are they meant to fed-ex their semtex, fuses, timers and other explosive devices ahead? How crazy is that? Most professional terrorists don't have a safe forwarding address. It's all shocking. ...
by Andy Hurst
May 31st, 2005, 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Use birthday child ALL the time?
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Use birthday child ALL the time?

I have the birthday child up for one trick. It just happens to be the most fun and uses all the fall apart wands, etc. Also that trick isn't the first thing I do, its about middle of my kids show. That way you've had a few other kids up first and if the birthday child was shy, they not so worried by...
by Andy Hurst
April 28th, 2005, 8:42 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The second to last trick of Dr Uncle Benny and more...
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Re: The second to last trick of Dr Uncle Benny and more...

I underestimated the cost of shipping outside the UK when I offered 'free postage until the end of April on Project Latnem' - to USA, Canada, Austraila, etc is costing 4 p&p, but I'm keeping the free shipping offer running until 30th April.

Andy
by Andy Hurst
April 27th, 2005, 6:53 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Book: Project Latnem - Free shipping.
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: New Book: Project Latnem - Free shipping.

Just an update. The books have arrived early from the printers, so I'll start to ship those ordered so far by the end of the week. If you were holding back because you don't like pre-ordering (and who can blame you with some the recent escapades written about on forums), then you can now order with ...
by Andy Hurst
April 21st, 2005, 5:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Book: Project Latnem - Free shipping.
Replies: 1
Views: 144

New Book: Project Latnem - Free shipping.

Announcing 'Project Latnem'. Order now for special free bonus and free shipping. Wire bound, with over sixty photo illustrations. 63pp. CONTENTS Post Natal Prediction: The magicians' prediction appears to be incorrect, but a little flourish and the prediction changes visually and instantly right bef...
by Andy Hurst
April 12th, 2005, 4:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Tom Mullica, old TV clip FANTASTIC!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 575

Re: Tom Mullica, old TV clip FANTASTIC!!!!

I am a huge Tom Mullica fan. His performance only video is one of my all time favourite magic videos - I just wish it would come out on DVD.

Andy
by Andy Hurst
March 15th, 2005, 2:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Magic Circle Stamps Are Now Available!
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: The Magic Circle Stamps Are Now Available!

Even if you don't collect stamps - the presentation pack is a nice item for the magic den. You can order them direct from royal mail http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/shop;jsessionid=4C3GLPLVWOAZYCRAZRZENZQKEDGHGQ2K?pageId=shp_prddetails&product=prod29430012&catId=9300091 That link goes str...
by Andy Hurst
March 10th, 2005, 4:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Message Deck
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: The Message Deck

How is this 'new'?

Isn't this just Thunderstruck by Ken Krenzel but with 3 instead of 1 card, only with slightly less impact.
by Andy Hurst
February 21st, 2005, 2:22 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pinky Count
Replies: 85
Views: 3570

Re: Pinky Count

Of course, the thumb count would work... so would counting the cards (perhaps with your feet) under a table. Actually the audience get a tiny bit suspicious when you take the deck in the erdnase foot grip and then take it under the table ;-) The point is you originally implied that the trick couldn...
by Andy Hurst
February 18th, 2005, 1:59 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pinky Count
Replies: 85
Views: 3570

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. Version one: Same trick - thumb count - or am I missing something here? If you can't hide thumb counting a few cards whi...
by Andy Hurst
February 18th, 2005, 1:51 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pinky Count
Replies: 85
Views: 3570

Re: Pinky Count

There's a lot of ways of doing coincidice, a few mentioned here. In its simplest form, why not just have the aces all on bottom, deal fair up to the number and then bottom deal. You're already set for the cross cut force for the final ace. But my original point was... if you really can do it perfect...
by Andy Hurst
February 17th, 2005, 2:39 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pinky Count
Replies: 85
Views: 3570

Re: Pinky Count

Originally posted by Philippe Billot: The funny thing is that Lindahl (Gadzooks ! Who is this man ?) seems conscious of the problem explained by Richard Kaufman. To overcome it, He covers the deck with a handkerchief (to hide the pinky count) and he presents a mental effect. In this way, he can sim...
by Andy Hurst
February 10th, 2005, 6:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sankey's time traveller
Replies: 20
Views: 519

Re: Sankey's time traveller

The Sankey routine 'back in time' also appears on the Best of Sankey DVD's by L&L publishing, although in the explanation he incorrectly credits Sid Lorraine's slop shuffle (to Herb Zarrow I think).
by Andy Hurst
January 12th, 2005, 6:50 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: progressive anagrams
Replies: 48
Views: 14859

Re: progressive anagrams

Since this thread has wandered a little from 'how to construct progressive anagrams' and a few star-sign anagrams have been mentioned, I thought I'd bring attention to 'Dream Signs' which is one of the e-books available from Jamie Badmans Magic-Notes site. It's an interesting read and the concept wo...
by Andy Hurst
November 17th, 2004, 1:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Limited Card Magic Manuscript
Replies: 18
Views: 638

Re: New Limited Card Magic Manuscript

Van - I can answer it for you. If you can't afford to risk $16 on a book full of tricks then don't do it. Ryan posted a reasonable overview of what's in the book, so you've got some idea. Let's face it, most magicians frequenty toss more than $16 down the toilet on the latest impractical packet tric...
by Andy Hurst
October 20th, 2004, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Open for discussion, interpretation etc
Replies: 43
Views: 1456

Re: Open for discussion, interpretation etc

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend: That sounds good. How do you think the conversation might go? What if you told Tom it's a private limited release effect? I think Tom would come along and ask about the trick, I'd tell him it was based on a limited release effect, he would probably at that po...
by Andy Hurst
October 18th, 2004, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Open for discussion, interpretation etc
Replies: 43
Views: 1456

Re: Open for discussion, interpretation etc

Here's my take on the original question. Tom should have come back to you and shown you his trick and enquired more about how you learnt or came up with your version. Upon seeing Toms trick you would probably be able to tell him that he's reinvented the trick you based yours on. You could prove this...
by Andy Hurst
October 16th, 2004, 5:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mondo Magic -Episode two
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Re: Mondo Magic -Episode two

Ya know, I often think people get the wrong idea. I don't speak my mind to put people off buying an effect or to encourage it. Discussion forums only work if people share opinions and views. I remember saying at the time this was discussed before how well Adam responded, and once again he responds w...
by Andy Hurst
October 15th, 2004, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mondo Magic -Episode two
Replies: 28
Views: 769

Re: Mondo Magic -Episode two

I haven't seen Mondo Magic, but I do know that the original discussion about Stained Glass was not about a trick where a card prediction changes. When Stained Glass came out the main trick being demoed on Adam Graces web site was some terrible nonsense with a small piece of glass and the word 'WOW'....
by Andy Hurst
October 4th, 2004, 11:36 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician on Letterman
Replies: 27
Views: 1341

Re: Magician on Letterman

For those living in the UK (and I think some other parts of Europe get Sky TV), The Late Show is shown on ITV2 at 1:35am and is a day or so behind the US. So we get the show with Jason Randal on it tonight.

Andy.
by Andy Hurst
September 29th, 2004, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ebay...Paul Fox and Busby Again?
Replies: 87
Views: 6246

Re: Ebay...Paul Fox and Busby Again?

I can't believe Busby is back up to his ebay tricks again. I've made my thoughts on Busby clear before, and he liked my comment so much he wrote about it in one of his newsletters. But Kaufman didn't act alone. He was supported by a number of people spouting hatred, violence and death on his forum. ...
by Andy Hurst
September 4th, 2004, 4:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who in the blue hell is Charlie Brooks?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Who in the blue hell is Charlie Brooks?

OK, sorry Richard. Point taken. Maybe I can put it all another way... I'd still like to know who this guy is. So since I can't post his email address, maybe I can put it another way... He uses an email address that is made to look like he is Harry Lorayne. He obviously isn't and signed the last emai...
by Andy Hurst
September 3rd, 2004, 7:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who in the blue hell is Charlie Brooks?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Who in the blue hell is Charlie Brooks?

I got a nice email today. Some guy ranting about some post I made on Genii years ago. The guy uses the email address ***************** but he signs his emails Charlie Brooks. Here is the (edited) version of what he emailed me. EDITED by RK Seems to me that all the time this guys spent licking Harrys...
by Andy Hurst
August 12th, 2004, 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Secrets and Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 507

Re: Secrets and Intimacy

Originally posted by PDQ Erdnase:
So I hold back as much as I can, but leakage still occurs.
Are you still referring to magic or your magic wand?

Andy

P.S. PDQ may be quite appropriate for your name if leakage is an issue.
by Andy Hurst
August 12th, 2004, 5:21 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The StationMaster Document
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: The StationMaster Document

If its marketing - I admire it. If it's for real then he's a whackjob.

But so what if he's selling some well known old principle for money? Sankey's been doing it for months. Only difference is, he markets more traditionally rather than claiming to be in league with aliens or jesus.

Andy.
by Andy Hurst
August 6th, 2004, 10:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What's the least number of props you've ever taken to a gig?
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: What's the least number of props you've ever taken to a gig?

I once managed an entire gig with nothing more than six decks of cards, 2 sharpies, 8 gaffed coins, some envelopes, sticky tape, eighteen packet tricks, 12ft rope, scissors, changing color pocket knives, seven silks, a silk change cabby, a top hat, rabbit, three wallets, twelve fall apart wands, one...
by Andy Hurst
August 5th, 2004, 2:26 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Magical Day After Tomorrow Question . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: The Magical Day After Tomorrow Question . . .

Originally posted by rayeden: I'm a bit out of the loop regarding Fearson. I got an email from him sometime ago saying he was getting out of magic because it was 'evil', but I really didn't understand what he was talking about. Can you give some details Steve? R. Eden He claimed back in June that h...
by Andy Hurst
August 4th, 2004, 2:52 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Magical Day After Tomorrow Question . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: The Magical Day After Tomorrow Question . . .

Looks to me like most of those posting on this thread are snorting the same magic powder as Steve Fearson.

Stay paranoid!

Andy ;-)

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