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by Chas Nigh
May 12th, 2016, 2:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 1916

Re: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party

Who on the Cafe would receive a tribute like this? Hint: No one.
by Chas Nigh
March 10th, 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cheating at bridge
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Cheating at bridge

Are you assuming that everyone on the forum has subscription to the New Yorker?
by Chas Nigh
March 10th, 2016, 7:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

Clicked on it but thank God for Bit Defender. I was half awake when I clicked.
by Chas Nigh
January 30th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Nightly Show - Black Magic - #OscarsSoWhite
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

Re: The Nightly Show - Black Magic - #OscarsSoWhite

Reading the comments shows just how clueless the trolls on YouTube can be. Thanks for sharing this. I laughed my head off.
by Chas Nigh
January 24th, 2016, 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Price of a school assembly show in the 1950s

I have a question similar to the OP

There was a guy who worked my high school every year. One of his big tricks was producing silks from a chrome plated box with the extra load. Can anyone tell me his name? Thanks ahead of time.
This was also in the late 50s. I was guessing it was Leon.
by Chas Nigh
December 29th, 2015, 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Direct Mail Marketing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Direct Mail Marketing Question

Mark, you've done it again! I'm still laughing.
by Chas Nigh
December 29th, 2015, 8:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The svengali pitch in action!
Replies: 14
Views: 1397

Re: The svengali pitch in action!

Great fun to see you in action. I bought your book-looks like I'm going back to it. Thanks for posting.
by Chas Nigh
December 20th, 2015, 3:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup
Replies: 27
Views: 4662

Re: Big Bang Loading Theory for Chop Cup

Then do a bottop change.
by Chas Nigh
December 8th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 89
Views: 11010

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

Fred Kaps performed this on TV. Got a tremendous reaction. Of course this was Fred Kaps.
by Chas Nigh
November 29th, 2015, 6:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MacDonald's Aces Handlings
Replies: 52
Views: 10520

Re: MacDonald's Aces Handlings

Funny, no one has mentioned Don Alan's routine in Pretty Sneaky. One of the most commercial tricks that I do.
by Chas Nigh
November 13th, 2015, 2:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: El Duco Reel for sale, original packaging, NEW
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: El Duco Reel for sale, original packaging, NEW

Is this the same reel that came with the flying ring to key case?
by Chas Nigh
October 31st, 2015, 3:46 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cantu in Laurel & Hardy short
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: Cantu in Laurel & Hardy short

Carazini's inspiration?
by Chas Nigh
September 11th, 2015, 7:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring Flight
Replies: 28
Views: 2200

Re: Ring Flight

Guest Funny you should mention John Swink. I also bought one of his cases. The case was beautifully hand tooled with a Western motif. One of the finest props I've ever owned. He never told me it was Martin style reel.But I paid a whopping 50 bucks!
by Chas Nigh
August 6th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Shields Magic Bartender in the Bay area
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: Frank Shields Magic Bartender in the Bay area

The Pony Club was your typical neighborhood dive. It was unbelievable that you could walk in there and see such high caliber magic coming from a bartender. He was a big ham fisted guy who might have reminded you of Eddie Fechter. His super count routine was the best I've ever seen. From what I under...
by Chas Nigh
July 11th, 2015, 11:40 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon
Replies: 4
Views: 2272

Re: The Eight in the Side Pocket by Dai Vernon

Yet another gem from Vernon. Pure Vernon.
by Chas Nigh
June 25th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Nice Girls Don't Explode
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: Nice Girls Don't Explode

That's funny, I did a little research and found quite a few positive reviews. It seems to be a product of it's time. The 80's.
by Chas Nigh
June 23rd, 2015, 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 138
Views: 17143

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Steve, can you point me to the most boring post on the magic cafe?
by Chas Nigh
June 22nd, 2015, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Manicures?
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Manicures?

Just like a magic prop the best is always more expensive. I recommend Solingen steel for all your manicure tools.A man should never paint his nails. A good buffer with buffing polish is all you need. You can check this out: http://www.zamberg.com/zb/nail-clippers-72l.ashx This is just one example.
by Chas Nigh
June 19th, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Manicures?
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: Manicures?

To me, a manicure is nothing more than a self indulgence compared to getting a shave in a barber shop. Magicians who invest in the proper tools never have to "get their nails done". These tools are higher priced but the investment will pay off.
by Chas Nigh
June 2nd, 2015, 5:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jamie Raven comes 2nd on Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 2167

Re: Jamie Raven comes 2nd on Britain's Got Talent

Maybe he should have covered it with his thumb.
by Chas Nigh
June 2nd, 2015, 5:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Potter & Potter: Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Cards
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Potter & Potter: Gambling Memorabilia and Rare Cards

This will probably be the Grandaddy of all gambling auctions.
by Chas Nigh
May 10th, 2015, 2:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Diss-Illusioned
Replies: 8
Views: 1525

Re: Diss-Illusioned

Don't forget to read the Calvin Trillin article if you haven't already. Great stuff.
by Chas Nigh
May 2nd, 2015, 5:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Index of Dover Magic Books
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: Index of Dover Magic Books

Hofzinser is the gem. Wonder why they chose to stop the run.
by Chas Nigh
April 6th, 2015, 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Malicious Website Blocked.
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Malicious Website Blocked.

06.04.2015 17.09.35;Dangerous URL blocked;http://masterpages.ca/openx/www/images/ad.js;http://masterpages.ca/openx/www/images/ad.js;Url;URL listed in database of malicious URLs;Firefox;04/06/2015 17:09:35
I am getting this message from Kaspersky when i sign in. Just FYI.
by Chas Nigh
February 18th, 2015, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Bob, the Schindler routine. is excellent. I used it for a number of years.
by Chas Nigh
February 17th, 2015, 9:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

I am dreading the day when I perform Alaskan Poker and some layman shouts "THAT'S RICKY JAY'S ROUTINE!"
by Chas Nigh
February 17th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

A number of card men have used Rollover just to produce the Aces. No kicker.
by Chas Nigh
February 17th, 2015, 4:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Dustin, Card School by Peter Duffie has a routine called Stacking For Real. This includes the technique of adding a slug to the stack. A technique that has been in many publications. Nothing earth shattering. And I don't use a slop shuffle.
by Chas Nigh
February 16th, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

After all this heated discussion can anybody prove it is NOT in print?
by Chas Nigh
February 16th, 2015, 7:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

I will apologize for the "chill" remark. However, perhaps I did not make my self clear on the OP. I really liked the running cut to load the third Ace. A thing of beauty. If anyone has seen this in print, let me know.
by Chas Nigh
February 16th, 2015, 2:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

I guess anyone can be attacked on this forum including Jim Swain. We are talking about a CARD TRICK here. Chill the f*** out.
by Chas Nigh
February 15th, 2015, 9:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Chris, thanks for the tips, however I do Darwin's routine. I liked RJ's because he only used three riffle shuffles to stack. I also liked the running cut to load the third Ace.
by Chas Nigh
February 15th, 2015, 9:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

He will keep his presentation. My subject is the exact method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW9H4izfxqQ
by Chas Nigh
February 15th, 2015, 7:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 155
Views: 17233

Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

I fell in love with this RJ routine and it took me quite a while to reconstruct it. I now perform it often. Has anyone else done this? Just curious because it took me quite a while. I don't think it's seen print. Thanks for any replies.
by Chas Nigh
February 5th, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: McCOMBICAL The Wit and Wisdom of Billy McComb
Replies: 29
Views: 5775

Re: McCOMBICAL The Wit and Wisdom of Billy McComb

Slydini had two.
by Chas Nigh
February 4th, 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on David Susskind
Replies: 25
Views: 4590

Re: Frank Garcia on David Susskind

Who released the date book?
by Chas Nigh
February 3rd, 2015, 9:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Frank Garcia on David Susskind
Replies: 25
Views: 4590

Re: Frank Garcia on David Susskind

Thanks for this wonderful treat. Frank was one in a million. I still have all of his card books. Most every trick is a worker.
by Chas Nigh
January 27th, 2015, 4:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Time Machine" routine in Genii in mid-'80s
Replies: 19
Views: 3601

Re:

Funny, no one has mentioned Gary Kurtz's time routine because I haven't found a better one.
by Chas Nigh
January 17th, 2015, 5:36 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Information on Bob Haskell
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Re: Information on Bob Haskell

I knew Bob back in the sixties when I was a young guy. We would see each other at Tom's Shop. I saw his lecture at the Drake and although I thought the material was a little weak he was able to entertain everyone with the sheer force of his personality. Bob was a pro through and through and was very...

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