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by Brad Jeffers
April 21st, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

HERE is another clip of Dingle doing the Riffle Pass.
by Brad Jeffers
April 20th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Larry Jennings - Card Cheat?
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Larry Jennings - Card Cheat?

In his article "Should I Learn the Pass", Jim Swain writes ... "Larry was a larger than life character who'd performed close-up magic at the Magic Castle and also beat the casinos in Nevada using sophisticated sleight of hand. There was nothing Larry hadn't done." This is the fir...
by Brad Jeffers
April 10th, 2017, 3:57 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Effects for those who believe in spiritism
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: Effects for those who believe in spiritism

degrisy wrote: ... it is unpractical because I can not go around with a tarot deck.
Really?!
by Brad Jeffers
April 10th, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2957

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

JordanB wrote: I really wish they would reprint The Georgia Wonder book by Barry Wiley.
There is a pristine copy for sale on Ebay right now for $99.
by Brad Jeffers
April 8th, 2017, 11:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 1973

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

brianarudolph wrote:I generally don't like tricks with cellphones
The ironic thing about tricks with cellphones is that there is not a single cellphone trick that is more amazing than what a cellphone already does in everyday use.
by Brad Jeffers
April 8th, 2017, 3:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 1973

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

All of the items you listed can be found at WalMart.
They are still everyday objects.
by Brad Jeffers
April 8th, 2017, 2:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: An Old Favorite and the March of Time
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: An Old Favorite and the March of Time

I've played with similar "full bore" (as in "hole" not "boring"!!!) gimmicks and I do love the fact that you can show the penetration from both sides of the quarter. But in the end I've always liked the flap coin a bit better Derek Dingle used both types of gimmicks in...
by Brad Jeffers
April 6th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 4182

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

Jason England wrote: Incidentally, I'd also say the same thing about an Elmsley Count and that's a far easier move!

So you say your offering $1000 to anyone who can do 50 perfect Elmsleys in a row?

Let me know when you get to the glide. ;)
by Brad Jeffers
April 2nd, 2017, 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 4182

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

Was it Vernon who said you should never do a trick with more than one (or at most, two) faros? (Obvious exception: "Unshuffled") Another exception would be Mike Skinner's "The Monkey's Paw". Vernon probably said no more than two, as his excellent trick "Vernon's Aces",...
by Brad Jeffers
April 1st, 2017, 10:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Live Tour
Replies: 21
Views: 1355

Re: David Blaine Live Tour

MesPhantasma wrote: I'm afraid if I wait 2 weeks they're just gonna be sold out since he's gotten so big.

Not to worry MesPhantasma.
He did get big at one point, but not so much anymore...

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by Brad Jeffers
April 1st, 2017, 4:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 4182

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

My assumption (and I believe it is a reasonable one) is that Christopher1979 was kidding.
I base this assumption on the combination of the word haha and a smiley face being strategically placed at the end of his sentence.



:geek:
by Brad Jeffers
March 30th, 2017, 2:17 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon: For those of us who never met him
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Re: Dai Vernon: For those of us who never met him

performer wrote:I am very sorry to hear that. Thanks for letting me know.
How quickly you forget.
by Brad Jeffers
March 24th, 2017, 2:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is The Magic Warehouse out of business?
Replies: 6
Views: 901

Re: Is The Magic Warehouse out of business?

I purchased something from them just a few weeks ago. They were in business then. I went on their website and acted as if I were going to purchase a book they had for sale, and I placed the item in my cart. I went through the checkout process (except I did not complete the process by actually purcha...
by Brad Jeffers
March 20th, 2017, 2:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 4325

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

He does want about $40 for the little hand $20.65 for non EU customers. If I wanted to do a trick with a little hand, I would definitely go with the Ammar version. It's just funnier looking than the other one. In the words of David Letterman ... "That's among the stupidest things I've ever see...
by Brad Jeffers
March 19th, 2017, 3:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 4325

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

Note that my name appears nowhere The PropDog site does say this ... Due to Bob Farmer in the USA owning the copyrights to any choreography of a small hand making an item vanish in a hand, we can not provide any instructions, videos, photos or any other material showing of the handling of the this ...
by Brad Jeffers
March 11th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Philosophical debate for Mark and other pensive folk
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Philosophical debate for Mark and other pensive folk

What sort of magic is most impressive to an audience? Sleight of hand, clever gimmickry, or stage illusion? The answer is ... Clever gimmickry! Clever gimmicky is akin to cheap novelties, practical jokes. It makes audiences feel more cheated than treated. Au contraire! Clever gimmickry is at the he...
by Brad Jeffers
March 11th, 2017, 4:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wildcard... plot published precedence
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Re: Wildcard... plot published precedence

Bob Farmer wrote: I should do a video, but I'm hopeless with video production.

Someone was nice enough to do it for you.
However ...
After reading your add copy, I must say, this is a case of the book being better than the movie ;)


by Brad Jeffers
March 7th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone know this cardiste?
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Anyone know this cardiste?

The cardist in the IBM video is Matt Fox.
by Brad Jeffers
February 28th, 2017, 5:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 24014

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

From Daryl's website ... Daryl would have been deeply moved by the outpouring of support for his family and the many fond memories spontaneously shared by friends around the world in response to his sudden and unexpected passing on February 24th 2017. In a magical career that spanned more than 50 ye...
by Brad Jeffers
January 29th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How Houdini became the King of Cards
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: How Houdini became the King of Cards

Sorry, nope. It was Arno the Frogman. Ar d o the Frog Man invented split fans, not the backpalm ... "The first time I ever saw Split Fans, which was before I ever met Cardini and probably before Channing Pollack was even born, was shown to me by a fellow named Ardo the Frog man. He was an Aust...
by Brad Jeffers
January 16th, 2017, 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Two
Replies: 58
Views: 6705

Re: The Jerx Year Two

Is anyone here of the opinion that some of Andy's anecdotes concerning his one-off performances may be apocryphal?
by Brad Jeffers
January 9th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Alexa skill "Magic History"
Replies: 24
Views: 2771

Re: New Alexa skill "Magic History"

Joe,
I don't know if it's already been done, but it occurred to me that a possible Alexa skill would be to create a two person code act with Alexa playing the part of the Medium.
Consider this a challenge! :)
by Brad Jeffers
January 4th, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 3124

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

Ondrej Psenicka's Butterfly Deck looks interesting.
by Brad Jeffers
December 27th, 2016, 10:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days

Here is a puzzle ... I am performing Fate's Datebook using my customized Fortune-Telling Birthday Book . Someone tells me they were born on Christmas Day. Her card is the King of Spades. Another is born on Halloween. His card is the the Three of Diamonds. The Ace of Hearts belongs to the fellow born...
by Brad Jeffers
December 27th, 2016, 5:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: The Fortune Teller's Book of Days

An alternative to using the L&L product is to make your own using the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book , which can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, and upon which the Fortuneteller's Book of Day's is based. It will require quite a bit of work to write the name of a playing card 365 times; and al...
by Brad Jeffers
December 11th, 2016, 3:16 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: I know all, see all and will tell all!
Replies: 60
Views: 5580

Re: I know all, see all and will tell all!

Mark,
In reference to reading palms, you say ...
performer wrote:One caveat I have is to do it for real. In other words do it properly using standard palmistry divination meanings.
Whereas in reference to reading Tarot cards, you say ...
performer wrote: YOU write the meanings! You will get the best results if the cards mean something to YOU rather than some standard meaning written up in some book.
Why the difference?
by Brad Jeffers
December 1st, 2016, 12:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking For A Slum Magic Trick Instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Looking For A Slum Magic Trick Instructions

Steve Mills wrote:I'll run down the instructions.
You can get the instructions HERE, for $2.
by Brad Jeffers
November 23rd, 2016, 11:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4

Andru,
HERE is a copy for sale ...
Or if you want, I will sell you my copy for $50 plus postage.
by Brad Jeffers
November 21st, 2016, 12:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Want to buy: Card Cavalcade 4

Andru,
I'm not in the habit of selling my books, but if by chance you have a copy of Gambling To Win by Mickey MacDougall, I will offer a trade, for my copy of Card Cavalcade Four.
by Brad Jeffers
November 9th, 2016, 1:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 15
Views: 1895

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

observer wrote:We are talking about a book being sold by the library of the Magic Circle.

What's your point?
by Brad Jeffers
October 20th, 2016, 12:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sachs and Sack's
Replies: 64
Views: 9659

Re: Sachs and Sack's

by Brad Jeffers
October 19th, 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sachs and Sack's
Replies: 64
Views: 9659

Re: Sachs and Sack's

performer wrote:Think of a window. A good window does not draw attention to itself. It merely lets the light in.

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by Brad Jeffers
July 14th, 2016, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel & Brett Daniels - cage brawl ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1891

Re: Criss Angel & Brett Daniels - cage brawl ?

Perhaps real Criss will fare better than claymation Criss, in this episode of Celebrity Death Match.
by Brad Jeffers
July 12th, 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4999

Re: New Criss Angel show packed with magic and mood swings

Something can be completely original, revolutionary, and unique - and still not be entertaining.
by Brad Jeffers
July 8th, 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield Buys Las Vegas Home for a Record $17.55 Million
Replies: 16
Views: 2977

Re: David Copperfield Buys Las Vegas Home for a Record $17.55 Million

I think everyone keeps forgetting that this took David over 40 years to accomplish. Remember back in 1974 he was starving in New York and Chicago Yeah, after 40 years this magic thing in finally beginning to pay off. I can remember just ten years ago when he could barely afford to buy those eleven ...
by Brad Jeffers
June 24th, 2016, 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4791
Views: 1755366

Re: ERDNASE

lybrary wrote:I made a huge find regarding Edward Gallaway. All of this will be revealed in my upcoming newsletter.
How can I get a copy of your newsletter, or better yet, would you post this information regarding Gallaway here?
by Brad Jeffers
June 23rd, 2016, 12:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Joy of Slum Magic
Replies: 56
Views: 8208

Re: The Joy of Slum Magic

I love tricks which with can fool yourself. Are there any others in this price range? Another $2 trick that you can fool yourself with is the Buddha Papers Mystery. The first time I did this for myself, I placed a coin in the papers, folded them up, unfolded them, and the coin had vanished! It was ...
by Brad Jeffers
June 14th, 2016, 4:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marble
Replies: 19
Views: 4377

Re: Marble

When Gregory Wilson saw the original video he asked me, "Can it roll on top of the cards?" By any chance, did he also say that he had been working on one that could roll on top of the cards, but probably used a different method than yours, and that if you would tell him your method he wou...

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