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Re: ERDNASE

Interesting response, however in academia, is Occam's Razor dogma? Or just a theorem? The simple way in circumstantial evidence has put many convicted persons to death. i.e., He was spotted in the area. He hated the victim. That is simple for a jury to convict. Geno, Occam's Razor is neither dogma ...
by Disparity1
12/29/09 11:56 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3150
Views: 1396491

Re: ERDNASE

Um, no...the "simplest solution" must still be a credible one. It's a strength of our craft that we optimally leave the audience with no solution but magic for what they witnessed, a solution they will not accept, for they refuse to believe it, but the only one with which they are left non...
by Disparity1
12/28/09 10:33 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3150
Views: 1396491

Re: ERDNASE

This seems like the kind of post that merits a response, but I don't understand about 80% of what you've written. I sense, though, that you're sitting there with hurt feelings.

Apologies.
by Disparity1
12/28/09 03:30 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3150
Views: 1396491

Re: ERDNASE

I dunno...it doesn't seem like anyone with 25,000 posts between Genii and the Cafe needs to be talking to anyone else about being distracted from learning and performing.
by Disparity1
12/28/09 02:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3150
Views: 1396491

Re: ERDNASE

My personal feeling is that if one is going to flip something around and make a name, one name is about as good as another. In other words, "S. W. Erdna" is about as good a pseudonym as "S. W. Erdnase." I understand that it was common practice then (and possibly now) to add rando...
by Disparity1
12/28/09 12:38 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3150
Views: 1396491

Re: Diagonal Palm Shift

Honestly, I don't use the sleight in performance; I don't have an application for it. I just learned it because it's a cool move. -Matt That's cool, but I think what's being suggested to you in various forms is that while you extract the card from the deck well, that extraction isn't all there is t...
by Disparity1
08/14/09 10:27 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Diagonal Palm Shift
Replies: 18
Views: 2632

Re: ERDNASE

Hang on a minute. Is the suggestion now that Erdnase shot photographs for the book over a long period of time, all with the long range plan of using them, some number of years later, as the foundation for illustrating the text? Here's the thing: David's written books, I've written books -- hell, hal...
by Disparity1
08/14/09 05:09 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 3150
Views: 1396491

Re: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing

Apologies and excuses...hmmm...I make neither, and I'd appreciate your not accusing me of something I'm not doing and then trying to hold me accountable for it. I only suggest that your perspective of Marlo is rather one-dimensional and ignores the totality of the man. And you were certainly happy t...
by Disparity1
07/06/09 09:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing
Replies: 45
Views: 6557

Re: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing

I'll start: The move Marlo called "Tilt" was invented by Dai Vernon and called "the Depth Illusion." It's just a crying shame that "tilt" is a much better name than "depth illusion." Even Vernon called the move "Tilt." And I've heard many times that...
by Disparity1
07/06/09 06:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing
Replies: 45
Views: 6557

Re: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing

Well, I think you're proving my point. I also wouldn't recommend the DVDs to you, since there's a good chance that watching them would ruin your entire week.

I still like them. Quite a bit, actually.

Thanks.
by Disparity1
07/06/09 02:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing
Replies: 45
Views: 6557

Re: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing

I'm just pointing out that no one really wants to talk about the dirty laundry. Well, you, Swiss, and a few others have been pounding on that for years. It's not true that no one really wants to talk about the dirty laundry. It's just that some of us don't want to make it our life's focus. Sometime...
by Disparity1
07/06/09 01:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing
Replies: 45
Views: 6557

Re: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing

I must say that I'm immensely enjoying these DVDs, but I couldn't find a single thread on them anywhere. Surely I'm not alone?

Anybody else seen them yet?
by Disparity1
06/29/09 03:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Malone Meets Marlo - New DVD Set From L&L Publishing
Replies: 45
Views: 6557

Re: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle

Glenn,

You're asking the wrong questions. It's totally irrelevant whether Roger is a professional magician. What matters is if he has enough of a foundation in the craft and an understanding of what it takes to perform. By the way, I have both, I'm a professional magician, and I agree with Roger.
by Disparity1
06/05/09 07:01 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle
Replies: 352
Views: 70747

Re: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle

Glenn Bishop wrote:And being a "professional" I will refrain from responding to the little digs like video-trash.


I'm having trouble reconciling this with the previous six paragraphs in response to a little dig like "video-trash."
by Disparity1
06/05/09 10:09 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle
Replies: 352
Views: 70747

Re: Criss is back at it ...

Before you can work, you have to have people you can work with. Criss has fired, driven away or just generally pissed off everyone who's ever helped him creatively. His contract with A&E is gone. He's blowing the biggest gig in the world. He went after the brand of being arrogant and hard to wor...
by Disparity1
04/23/09 05:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 4950

Re: Criss is back at it ...

It's probably not the language so much as the attitude that drives it, which (unless there's some brilliant strategy at play that remains unperceived) doesn't seem to be working from any angle.
by Disparity1
04/23/09 03:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 4950

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Criticism ...the main and overriding attraction of criticism is that it at once makes the critic superior to what he is criticising. A man who criticises a play implies that he has seen better plays and that he knows what a better play is like. A girl who criticises a party wants people to know that...
by Disparity1
04/05/09 12:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 15939

Re: Josh Jay

Well, just one more:

Many apologies.
by Disparity1
01/15/09 03:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71522

Re: Josh Jay

This thread has become silly. Disparity seems determined to have Richard admit that he's dishonest because he published a book he didn't like or think much of. This on-going nonsense reflects more on Disparitys lack of sophistication that it does Richards integrity. Having owned a niche publishing ...
by Disparity1
01/15/09 12:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71522

Re: Josh Jay

You're assuming they actually read the book before giving the quotes. You're assuming they read more than one chapter of the book. You're assuming they didn't just give the quotes because they're friends and the author asked. And if you assume those things, then you don't know anything about the pu...
by Disparity1
01/15/09 10:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71522

Re: Josh Jay

Ooh, ooh, a better title: Reversal of Fortune.
by Disparity1
01/09/09 03:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71522

Re: Josh Jay

I guess disparity can't formulate his own opinions or thought for himself deciding wether the book was good or not. Somebody on a thread on the internet had to tell him. Just because someone does'nt like a certain product don't mean others do. Even if its the person pushing the product. I can and h...
by Disparity1
01/09/09 12:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71522

Re: Josh Jay

Hey, I didn't question your motives for publishing the book, just the fact that you sold it to us one way and now tell us that was all a lie. Besides, you don't recognize ironic humor? As for not being able to tell what people are going to buy, that's not true. Everyone knew Sexy Magic was going to ...
by Disparity1
01/09/09 12:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71522

Re: Josh Jay

Very funny, Walter! What I would recommend is avoiding tripe like Strong Magic and watching good magicians perform, either live or recorded. Then performing yourself and developing a personal style. It's not that difficult, it's not brain surgery, and you don't have to read crap about Alfred Hitchc...
by Disparity1
01/08/09 10:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71522

Re: Four Walling in Vegas

...And its a source of anxiety for Jones because, despite the chasm that exists between him and Tom Jones, they do have something in common. Neither was hired by the hotel where hes appearing. Rather, each rents his showroom. Its called four-walling....
by Disparity1
01/05/09 05:53 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Four Walling in Vegas
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: Another Pedophile

And no doubt by reliable sources. The point is, a pedophile is a pedophile regardless of sexual orientation. Why do we never hear the phrase "heterosexual pedophile" used? Precisely. Can you imagine how curious it would sound to report on an Irish pedophile arrested yesterday? The extra d...
by Disparity1
12/30/08 01:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Pedophile
Replies: 22
Views: 2111

Re: Another Pedophile

First, I guess I have got to get me a different grapevine so I can hear about all this stuff while it goes on and then ignore it and let it continue like, well, apparently all you guys. Secondly, it's horrible that someone is a pedophile, and pedophilia is the crime, but I'm not certain what further...
by Disparity1
12/29/08 11:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Pedophile
Replies: 22
Views: 2111

Re: Another Pedophile

What the hell are you talking about?
by Disparity1
12/29/08 05:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Pedophile
Replies: 22
Views: 2111

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

Idoru - not a bad idea. For those who've found a hole in their self image... idoru. Contrived as disposable anxiety distractors. Okay, I Googled it. I still have no clue what you're talking about. I'm also not going to read the entire novel just to find out. The novel uses the Japanese term as its ...
by Disparity1
12/24/08 11:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125584

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Idoru - not a bad idea.

For those who've found a hole in their self image... idoru. Contrived as disposable anxiety distractors.


Okay, I Googled it. I still have no clue what you're talking about. I'm also not going to read the entire novel just to find out.
by Disparity1
12/24/08 01:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125584

Re: Josh Jay

I dont want to highjack this thread into a Johnny Carson memorial, but since my knowledge of JC has been challenged thus: Dustin, You couldn't be more wrong. There are plenty of times when Carson said or did something that got a laugh at the expense of a guest, or their dignity. All I will say is, ...
by Disparity1
12/20/08 01:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71522

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

Is there more to this tale? There is ALWAYS more to the tale. However, when someone spends years and years crafting and then fine tuning a reputation for being an [censored], and then something like this happens, it's easy to think of him that way. It's what he always wanted, so who can blame anyon...
by Disparity1
11/09/08 11:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125584

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

I can't see how it will be good for magic overall if the show tanks. Well, it comes down to what Nathan wrote before his post disappeared. He commented along the lines that there is a distinct difference between how the public perceives magic and how magicians want the public to perceive magic. Reg...
by Disparity1
10/31/08 03:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125584

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

I hope that, for them and for magic, it works out.


I dunno. Does anyone else think that it might actually be GOOD for magic if the show tanks?
by Disparity1
10/31/08 12:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125584

Re: Steve Freeman

Mr. Andrus, Thanks. I read the article when it first came out and many times since. I presume, and with no less strength than you presume the texts referred to were The Vernon Chronicles (not all written by Vernon? Actually, not at all written by Vernon) that your mentor is Ron Bauer. Regardless of ...
by Disparity1
10/15/08 02:41 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Freeman
Replies: 49
Views: 10527

Re: Steve Freeman

I think that Roger M. hit the nail on the head when he said Steve Freeman is in the Percy Diaconis and Ricky Jay camp. Holy Cow! Ricky and Persi have a camp?! Can I still register? Do they have RV parking? To their dismay, Vernon wrote a series of instruction books. When these began to appear in pr...
by Disparity1
10/15/08 01:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Freeman
Replies: 49
Views: 10527

Re: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling

David, You can't blame the guys for missing the second deals, because the truth is that educated, experienced, reasonable people wouldn't look for such a thing in that routine. Using second deals in that routine is such an idiotic idea and a huge step backwards that nobody here would think of it. Re...
by Disparity1
09/16/08 11:25 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling
Replies: 79
Views: 5395

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

I'm such an idiot. There's an even faster way to do it: 1) SQL the current database for all posts with the poster name, "Anonymous." 2) Create a recordset with the results. Let's call it "RecordsetAnonymous." 3) Enter a Do While or Do Until condition, where the following steps ar...
by Disparity1
07/18/08 01:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 7419

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

Conceptually, it would be very simple. It could be finessed more, but the brute force method would go something like this: Copy current database. Open archive database. Do Until Archive Database Reaches End of Recordset Select Post #1 in Archive Database Select from COPY of current database all post...
by Disparity1
07/16/08 05:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 7419

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

We have the entire Genii Forum backed up just before we made any changes. Brad Aldridge has been busy laying out the program for the upcoming IBM/SAM convention, but perhaps now that he's finished he will find the time to set up a mirror site so the old Forum can be accessed and all the original na...
by Disparity1
07/16/08 02:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 7419
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