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by Jeff Haas
August 24th, 2016, 8:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardtoon - magic exposure
Replies: 33
Views: 1412

Re: Cardtoon - magic exposure

Also, don't forget the huge amount of content, or just "stuff", that is pouring out of all media all the time now. There is just too much TV, too many movies, books, music, plus your friends and acquaintances sharing things on social media... Magic is going to get lost in the shuffle, even...
by Jeff Haas
March 16th, 2016, 3:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 18
Views: 3399

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

So I just saw the Uri segment - OMG, what a painful thing to watch. You can almost see the gears spinning as he thinks, "I'm f*cked."

It's also amazing to see the pacing of the overall show back then. Nobody seems in any sort of hurry.
by Jeff Haas
July 14th, 2015, 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coin in Vue Lighter
Replies: 8
Views: 1917

Re: Coin in Vue Lighter

I think I saw that once at a convention.

For anything collectible like this, set up an alert on ebay. Just search for "Vue Lighter" there and then click the "Follow this search" link at the top of the results. Then log in every now and then to see what people have listed.
by Jeff Haas
January 13th, 2015, 5:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 9928

Re: Nudity in Magic

Michael Carbonaro - Shaving Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os2uw8uyc7s
by Jeff Haas
September 19th, 2014, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Naked Magicians Close-up Magic Show opening in Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: The Naked Magicians Close-up Magic Show opening in Vegas

I clicked on the link.

Sadly, Dustin, you are mistaken.
by Jeff Haas
September 1st, 2014, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 9180

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

I would say that that SF Gate's review is "mediocre". Look at the Little Man in his seat at the top of the review...he's not clapping or jumping out of his seat, he's just sitting up. It's a 3 on a scale of 5. Here's a guide to the images: http://austinkleon.com/2008/09/19/the-little-man/
by Jeff Haas
August 4th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NFL Football...
Replies: 8
Views: 1403

Re: NFL Football...

Just call it what it really is:

Spreadsheet Football.
by Jeff Haas
April 26th, 2014, 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 7982

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

Richard, I figure at some point (Five years? Ten?) it will become impractical to do print magazines, and along with newspapers, it'll all be digital..on some kind of thin-as-paper tablet.
by Jeff Haas
April 25th, 2014, 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 7982

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

It's starting to work this way for many print magazines. I now get free digital access to both Wired and MAKE magazines with my subscription. The day when magazines stop being printed on paper at all is a little closer.
by Jeff Haas
April 16th, 2014, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vent George, of Otto and George, Dies
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Vent George, of Otto and George, Dies

He was on one of the episodes of Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular" and both killed and shocked the room. They had to bleep a bunch of what he said. Funny!
by Jeff Haas
April 15th, 2014, 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 9493

Re: Magicians stealing

It sounds like "Sketch-O-Magic" by David Garrard, which is still for sale by the publisher, Sammy Smith:
http://www.spsmagic.com/products/sketch-o-magic

My PDF of Michael Close's reviews from MAGIC shows Mike reviewed it in February, 1998. He recommended it.
by Jeff Haas
April 8th, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 89
Views: 11393

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

Pete - I remember a Rita Rudner joke about that. Something about how she brought home a new wastebasket in a bag, then she immediately threw the bag away in the new wastebasket.
by Jeff Haas
January 22nd, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone having serious problems with the weather?
Replies: 10
Views: 2437

Re: Anyone having serious problems with the weather?

Bag Balm is also worth trying. I found it at my local Walgreen's.

http://www.bagbalm.com/
by Jeff Haas
December 20th, 2013, 1:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The End of Paper Currency in the UK
Replies: 28
Views: 2889

Re: The End of Paper Currency in the UK

I guess it's back to Playing Card in Lemon then. Good use for the Intercessor gaff.
by Jeff Haas
December 7th, 2013, 10:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Card Tricksters" Go To Prison
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: "Card Tricksters" Go To Prison

Yet they let the balloon twisters go free.
by Jeff Haas
October 5th, 2013, 11:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Oliver Breathes Easier
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: David Oliver Breathes Easier

That's great to hear!
by Jeff Haas
September 8th, 2013, 10:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: how cool is this new toy
Replies: 21
Views: 3408

Re: how cool is this new toy

Richard, this is connected to Mark Setteducati...there might be an interesting article in it.

Jeff
by Jeff Haas
August 30th, 2013, 7:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: James Swain books
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: For Sale: James Swain books

Don't Blink is sold.
by Jeff Haas
August 29th, 2013, 10:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: James Swain books
Replies: 1
Views: 717

For Sale: James Swain books

It's time to thin out the shelves. I have all three of Jim Swain's book on cards for sale: Don't Blink (softbound, spiral binding) - $45.00 Miracles With Cards (hardbound) - $35.00 21st Century Card Magic (hardbound, dust jacket) - $35.00 All are in good condition. I will work with you to figure out...
by Jeff Haas
August 21st, 2013, 2:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Digital September 2013 Issue of Genii Now Live
Replies: 29
Views: 3118

Re: Digital September 2013 Issue of Genii Now Live

They've fixed the bug in the Android version, where you had to delete and re-download the app to make the new issue show up. This month, when the app updated, the latest issue showed up on the menu, and downloaded with no problem.

Jeff
by Jeff Haas
July 28th, 2013, 9:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: Scotty York's Knives, Banachek's Psych. Subtleties
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: For Sale: Scotty York's Color Changing Knives

Price reduction: $125.00 shipped.
by Jeff Haas
July 28th, 2013, 5:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chang Jr.: RIP
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Chang Jr.: RIP

Here's a first for magic: We can see what The White Hut was like via the old reviews on Yelp.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-white-hut-pasadena

Beware, there are the usual whiners commenting on things, but there are also some nice pictures showing the place before it closed.
by Jeff Haas
July 17th, 2013, 10:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: Scotty York's Knives, Banachek's Psych. Subtleties
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: For Sale: Scotty York's Color Changing Knives

I answered Bill's question. These are still available.
by Jeff Haas
July 17th, 2013, 7:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: Scotty York's Knives, Banachek's Psych. Subtleties
Replies: 5
Views: 890

For Sale: Scotty York's Knives, Banachek's Psych. Subtleties

[Post edited to include another item.] One set of "SCOTTY YORK'S COLOR CHANGING KNIVES" for sale. This item was released by Scotty York and Bill Wells' company "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" in the mid 1990s. These are very hard to find now - especially in such good condition. I got these ...
by Jeff Haas
July 16th, 2013, 9:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Has someone googled a trick on the Internet in front of you?
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Has someone googled a trick on the Internet in front of

Hasn't happened to me, but it seems that it's going to be a hazard for closeup performers. There was a joke about it on The Big Bang Theory awhile ago, so this is probably not new.
by Jeff Haas
June 30th, 2013, 12:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: $10.00 DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: $10.00 DVDs

Bill, it's the one of his live performances. See here on his site:
http://www.paulgertnermagic.com/merchan ... ml#dvdlive
by Jeff Haas
June 28th, 2013, 11:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: $10.00 DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: $10.00 DVDs

Sold: Steve Dobson - The Works
by Jeff Haas
June 27th, 2013, 5:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: $10.00 DVDs
Replies: 3
Views: 539

$10.00 DVDs

Time to clear out DVDs I'm not using. All DVDs for sale at $10.00 each. All are in very good condition, have no scratches, are originals, and come with the original DVD case. Shipping in the US included via First Class mail. Andrew Mayne - Focal Point Brian Brushwood - Live! Bizarre Magic (college s...
by Jeff Haas
May 10th, 2013, 2:27 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Lou Tannen's Magic Medallion - gold stuff??
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

Lou Tannen's Magic Medallion - gold stuff??

I found my original Magic Medallion, from Lou Tannen's, deep in a box in my garage. I have a small supply of the plastic gold foil, but does anyone know what the modern equivalent is?
by Jeff Haas
April 29th, 2013, 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lazer Fingers
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Re: Lazer Fingers

They're all basically the same thing: small button batteries and an LED. LEDs are so cheap now that what used to be a premium item, the little keychain flashlight, is now easy and inexpensive to make as a party favor for kids. The only difference is going to be the brightness of the LED used and wha...
by Jeff Haas
March 19th, 2013, 6:22 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: App for android tablets
Replies: 82
Views: 17958

Re: App for android tablets

Well, that was fast. Just a little while ago my tablet informed me of some software updates available...and one was the Genii app. I've tried it out, and the new version is MUCH better than the previous one. - It runs fast and very smoothly. - No need to double-tap on the screen to zoom in, just use...
by Jeff Haas
March 19th, 2013, 12:59 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: App for android tablets
Replies: 82
Views: 17958

Re: App for android tablets

Richard, thanks for the honest reply. I've been in software for years and I understand the position you're in. Here's hoping that BlueToad gets it together and puts out an update soon.
by Jeff Haas
March 19th, 2013, 2:36 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: App for android tablets
Replies: 82
Views: 17958

Re: App for android tablets

Is there an update to the Android app coming soon? I just tried it for the first time with the new issue, and it is almost impossible to read an entire article - it crashed part way through Silly Billy's rant about mentalism, and that was after restarting. And it got into a recursive loop after watc...
by Jeff Haas
December 19th, 2012, 1:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I've been hosed!
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: I've been hosed!

Joji - Search ebay for "fake iPhone" - you can get plastic demo shells very inexpensively, that should be very light.
by Jeff Haas
December 18th, 2012, 12:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum
Replies: 115
Views: 8303

Re: Flash Contests Coming SOON on The Genii Forum

So you can call more than once in a specific contest?
by Jeff Haas
December 12th, 2012, 3:06 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Free Shows
Replies: 10
Views: 3168

Re: Free Shows

Just tell the people asking for free shows that you only do two a year, and they're for a charity you are connected with. So sorry, your donated shows are spoken for.

Optional step: Find a charity that you like and donate your shows.
by Jeff Haas
November 14th, 2012, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Someone Book This Act Quickly!
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Someone Book This Act Quickly!

Throw all the doves in the air, stab with the wand..."Is THAT your dove??"
by Jeff Haas
November 13th, 2012, 8:26 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Poor Man's Card Sword
Replies: 13
Views: 1699

Re: Poor Man's Card Sword

I vaguely remember a trick by Art Emerson that had a duplicate card concealed in a patterned handkerchief. You covered the glass with the handkerchief, loading the card from the pocket.
by Jeff Haas
October 15th, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is the best ghost hunting iphone app?
Replies: 14
Views: 7938

Re: What is the best ghost hunting iphone app?

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