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by The Slow One
December 12th, 2012, 11:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Absurd Cups & Balls Routine!
Replies: 19
Views: 2422

Re: Absurd Cups & Balls Routine!

Wow - what a routine! Wonder how that would look written down?
by The Slow One
October 24th, 2012, 8:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Just a Reminder that There Will be no November Issue of Genii ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1295

Re: Just a Reminder that There Will be no November Issue of Genii ...

Double issue? refresh my memory...what shops is Genii sold at?
by The Slow One
April 12th, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is Magic Getting Boring (or is it me)
Replies: 25
Views: 2326

Re: Is Magic Getting Boring (or is it me)

I personally agree w/the 'sabbatical' approach mentioned. Stoke the mind w/some distractions...absence makes heart grow fonder, etc. For me, I was bored and jaded for a long time....then I happened to attend the Lance Burton show at the old Hacienda in Vegas...and that dancer he grabbed, when she di...
by The Slow One
March 7th, 2012, 8:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nice review of Dennis Watkins' parlor show-Chicago Palmer House
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Nice review of Dennis Watkins' parlor show-Chicago Palmer House

Chicago Tribune theater review

Dennis Watkins, a Chicago based magician, gets a great review of his new parlor show.

He's also starring in the "Death and Harry Houdini" play currently running. Busy guy.
by The Slow One
February 23rd, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FA: Book: Simon Says-Close Up Magic of Simon Lovell
Replies: 0
Views: 143

FA: Book: Simon Says-Close Up Magic of Simon Lovell

Making room in my library:

A really nice book, packed with effects - mostly cards, but some non card stuff. L&L Pub, 1st ed. Ends Monday Feb 27th. $13 bid to start!

Ebay auction-Simon Says: Simon Lovell Close Up
by The Slow One
January 30th, 2012, 11:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two Houdini-centric plays in Chicago - reviews and interview
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Two Houdini-centric plays in Chicago - reviews and interview

Here is a glowing review from the Chicago Tribune's theater critic on House Theater's "Death and Harry Houdini". Trib review - death and harry houdini Also, local public television station has a nice interview w/its star, Dennis Watkins, along with Blair Thomas, from Chicago Children's The...
by The Slow One
January 19th, 2012, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nice Chicago Trib story - Al James, Schuliens, and Chicago's magic history
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Nice Chicago Trib story - Al James, Schuliens, and Chicago's magic history

Nice article in today's Trib that delves into Chicago's history as a hub of magic activity, and a dying breed of restaurant magicians.
Chicago Tribune - Al James, Schuliens, etc
by The Slow One
December 9th, 2011, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Essay About Ray Goulet
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Re: Photo Essay About Ray Goulet

Very cool. Love the Houdini Punch Bowl gift from his assistants. And I don't think I've ever seen a lineup/arrangement of wands like he has.

Interesting in photos, but I'd like to get a smell of the place in person. Good quality magic shops have a certain smell.
by The Slow One
December 4th, 2011, 10:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brain damaged man-magician
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Brain damaged man-magician

Story in today's Chicago Tribune caught my eye. Guy w/brain damage basically since birth has discovered performing magic is his best way of coming out of his isolation. Fascinating.

Trib story-Trent Rivas
by The Slow One
November 28th, 2011, 12:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: LF: The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Re: LF: The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz

Sir - here is a link to an ebay auction for the book...currently at $202.50 for an autographed version. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAGIC-WAY-JUAN-TAMARIZ-SIGNED-/150705721383?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2316c2d027">http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAGIC-WAY-JUAN- ... 2...
by The Slow One
October 6th, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Jobs - quote on creativity
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Steve Jobs - quote on creativity

Icon and visionary. On creativity: Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didnt really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. Thats because they were able to connect experienc...
by The Slow One
September 19th, 2011, 2:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Penn Jillette on God - WSJ video
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Penn Jillette on God - WSJ video

WSJ 'speakeasy'-video -Penn Jillette on God

Penn explains his atheist beliefs, and a little on how religion and magic intertwine.
by The Slow One
September 6th, 2011, 8:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Jacka$@
Replies: 22
Views: 1933

Re: Another Jacka$@

Yes...Markwood is listed at bottom of linked page.
by The Slow One
July 18th, 2011, 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: jj video.
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Re: jj video.

Holy crap...that move at 0:35 (where the cut is nullified w/the JC on top)...unreal.
by The Slow One
March 7th, 2011, 10:35 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Chicago Tribune story - Magic and Medicine
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Chicago Tribune story - Magic and Medicine

Interesting story on how one Northwestern University medical school instructor inserted magic into the study of doctor/patient relationships.

Tribune Story
by The Slow One
January 16th, 2010, 10:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen
Replies: 186
Views: 29741

Re: Brilliant news - Shawn Farquhar on Ellen

Amazing card stuff...i agree 'twas a little fast, but he probably had to fit a large routine into a short time window. But dang..signed card in sealed card box...in the spectator's hand...amazing. Kudos to Farquhar.
by The Slow One
January 28th, 2009, 11:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New list, more OOP books, still free shipping!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1570

Re: New list, more OOP books, still free shipping!!!

I second the notion...Mr Vance is a gentleman seller.
by The Slow One
August 12th, 2008, 11:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jason Latimer TV appearance this week!
Replies: 50
Views: 6177

Re: Jason Latimer TV appearance this week!

The John Mendoza C&B routine...in John, Verse 2??
by The Slow One
August 6th, 2008, 12:20 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ding, Dang, the Tricks are Read
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: Ding, Dang, the Tricks are Read

Would appreciate if you could ding one up for me....bump into side of the box, whack it w/a 2x4, drop a casserole on it...doesn't matter. Just enough to ding a cover or two. Heck..you can even tear out an end page if you feel the need. You go ahead and ding away, Mr Regal....the world is waiting.
by The Slow One
July 13th, 2008, 11:07 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: "Rare" books!
Replies: 7
Views: 2720

Re: "Rare" books!

$250 for a 1st edition of The Vernon Chronicles, Vol 4??? wow
by The Slow One
May 28th, 2008, 1:16 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: John Gaughan-nice article in Chicago Trib
Replies: 1
Views: 642

John Gaughan-nice article in Chicago Trib

A short article on John Gaughan's work...
Chicago Tribune story on John Gaughan

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