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Re: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu

Ted, I spoke with Weber in SFO recently and, while all that you say is correct, he informed me that Todd had put the project back on track. Apparently Weber is revising and updating his original contributions of several years ago. He said "since the time the project stopped, everyone now has a ...
by Bibliophage
06/12/15 02:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Save $50 on Martin Gardner's Impromptu
Replies: 42
Views: 8532

Re: Blaine does ice pick for Baldwin

Brad Henderson wrote:it was sold as a magic trick years ago. Basically came with a drawing ... showing where to stick it.


The instructions to most magic tricks leave the buyer feeling the same.
by Bibliophage
04/07/15 04:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine does ice pick for Baldwin
Replies: 7
Views: 988

Re: Rock, Paper, Millions by Michael Weber

You can't just buy it. It requires a special prop you have to get from Weber, otherwise you'll be frustrated.

It is a souped-up version of the first year "Bonus" that was sent to charter members of Real Secrets.

It's a shame because it is the best of all the RPS ideas out there.
by Bibliophage
04/03/15 12:28 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rock, Paper, Millions by Michael Weber
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: OOTW history/credit

You need look (or read) no further than Mr. Curry himself, in his 1975 chart-topping "Out Of This World - And Beyond." On page 16 of this MUST READ book he describes and details just such an effect and more than one method for a face-up OOTW with the Red and Blue Backed resolution you desc...
by Bibliophage
03/23/15 05:00 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: OOTW history/credit
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!

Ted, Was a subscriber from the start. Managed to see every extra, Revizzit bonus and all of the material that came in the envelopes. There were 36 items promised and well over 72 items delivered. One of those 36 items was a specially printed object that could slip into any standard deck of playing c...
by Bibliophage
03/08/15 09:30 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!
Replies: 35
Views: 6114

Re: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!

I received the same email. By my reading, these are templates for props which we can customize and print out, and if I'm not mistaken, I think the new project is 100% mentalism and mind reading. I have discussed this two other RS Members (am I kicked out now?) and they are particularly happy that th...
by Bibliophage
03/08/15 02:18 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Real Secrets Becoming Real Dead Gone!
Replies: 35
Views: 6114

Re: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New

It may mean that the seller does not understand how ebay works.

Also found it interesting that they chose to keep EW One and sell the other two.

Lots of things are interesting and we don't know what they mean.
by Bibliophage
01/18/15 04:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New
Replies: 20
Views: 3164

Re: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

"from what were they made?" - Sorry for my confusing wording - they are made of a thin, paper-like material, similar to the paper known as "onion-skin." "Some additional specific questions:" "* Who can be credited as the inventor of the principle? What company firs...
by Bibliophage
01/01/15 10:30 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: Josh Jay Spends $200 and Makes Kids Scream

He handled the "exposure" question well, framing it as "teaching" when asked if it was OK to be revealing the secrets. This is the second time I've seen him on National television pitching his books and on both occasions he chose to perform effects other than those explained in t...
by Bibliophage
01/01/15 08:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay Spends $200 and Makes Kids Scream
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Josh Jay Spends $200 and Makes Kids Scream

$198.00
by Bibliophage
01/01/15 04:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay Spends $200 and Makes Kids Scream
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

Both the printed references and the actual physical examples from the period are more paper-like than plastic, but the behavior was and is the same. If you have experimented with similar materials, it is not difficult to identify several pre-plastic, non-paper substances that animate when held in th...
by Bibliophage
01/01/15 04:00 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

I have dated materials related to the sale and advertising of such objects dating back to the early 1800's

These "moving" hand-held items have been around for some time, but were not always in this fishy form.
by Bibliophage
12/31/14 07:11 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New

Mr. Kaufman,

I assume you are a Real Secrets subscriber, as one, why do you feel compelled to post emails and information that is sent to members? I am assuming that only members received it. Did they ask you to post this on your forum?
by Bibliophage
12/28/14 09:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New
Replies: 20
Views: 3164

Re: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New

I did not find the announcement confusing. It explains that there is a specific end date for the special offer, and that the offer may be over prior to that end date if they sell-out. Seems that people try to make things more difficult and confusing than they are, just to have something to talk abou...
by Bibliophage
12/27/14 03:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New
Replies: 20
Views: 3164

Re: Missing Link by Alexander/Kohler

Crazy thing is that this is a ripoff of Michael Webber's original copyright notice. Patrick Redford stole it too. Chris Rawlins used it with permission.
by Bibliophage
11/01/14 07:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Missing Link by Alexander/Kohler
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: RED by Craig Petty

I have heard that all of the irresponsible parties have been contacted by Bob and his representatives and that this may just get worked out.

I hope everyone involved does the right thing and quickly.
by Bibliophage
01/16/14 06:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RED by Craig Petty
Replies: 79
Views: 9604

Re: Real Secrets 17 Has Reached The Genii

Verne, I mentioned in my post above that they just started sending this out when Members renew. If you are a Charter Member that probably means your renewal will hit around Jan/Feb/Mar. Their response to my inquiry was that every Member would eventually receive it. If you just renewed or joined in J...
by Bibliophage
08/02/13 10:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets 17 Has Reached The Genii
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Re: Real Secrets 17 Has Reached The Genii

Dear Head Genii, To clarify, I got the same thing you did, as did another friend of mine who is a member, but a different friend did not get it. The reason? My buddy informed them that he did not receive it and was informed it is a bonus which is now sent when members resubscribe. Totally worth it.
by Bibliophage
08/01/13 07:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets 17 Has Reached The Genii
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Re: Real Secrets 17 Has Reached The Genii

Jim,

In the past they have used the website to offerer specific refils for limited periods of time. When I needed a replacement for one of the props I just sent them an email and they were really great about getting me a replacement.
by Bibliophage
07/31/13 10:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets 17 Has Reached The Genii
Replies: 18
Views: 1823

Re: Advices for Mentalism Show

Mentalism is a tough direction with a group like that.
Perhaps it would be easier to prepare to perform large Stage Illusions but
at the last moment, you could drop the base.
by Bibliophage
07/21/13 11:25 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Advices for Mentalism Show
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Real Secrets - The Market Decides

Here is what looks to be an interesting experiment: - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Real-Secrets-Magic-Year-1-/111098869966?pt=UK_Collectables_MagicTricks_RL&hash=item19de0238ce Whatever the winning bid, will the successful bidder be viewed as grabbing a bargain or will they be deemed to have paid ...
by Bibliophage
06/24/13 02:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets - The Market Decides
Replies: 34
Views: 3452

Real Secrets Just Gave More Secrets Away

I think we are starting to see why Real Secrets chose the new delivery mechanism. I just looked at my Vault and three new items have been added to RS #14.

It is all really good.
by Bibliophage
05/27/13 09:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Just Gave More Secrets Away
Replies: 52
Views: 3245

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

In that case, this bad boy still wants a forum!
by Bibliophage
05/06/13 09:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

There a lot of concern about the box when what we are paying for is really what's inside. Today I performed all three things we got this month. Great reactions each time. All keepers. We've had one of them over a year and since I already knew the thing you need to know, doing it was almost instant. ...
by Bibliophage
05/06/13 08:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Mr. Kendall, Are you out of your mind!?! I am far too busy backing up my backups, printing out duplicate copies of all my screen caps and then spending the rest of the day using software which is far riskier than Revizzit to make video captures of every page of everything. I do not have time to lear...
by Bibliophage
05/04/13 04:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Richard, Thank You. Your low tolerance for schoolyard bullying and other B.S. is what makes this a place which is so much nicer than other green spots. It is noticed and appreciated. Chris, One of my reasons for asking you about your RS Membership status is that they did let us know "something&...
by Bibliophage
05/03/13 12:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Chris,

All I did was ask a question. Seems it is more important to you to be clever.
Sad that it so quickly turns. Hope we can just move on.
Only thing of interest is the magic.
Let the "we can't" stuff rest. Everyone has to use a device for this forum, no?
by Bibliophage
05/03/13 10:04 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Chris,

Is that a yes or a no as to you being an RS member?

I have been watching the negative online nonsense and speculation since the RS project was announced in February of 2012 and the overwhelming majority of it comes from folks who are not members.

Interesting.
by Bibliophage
05/03/13 12:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Chris A. Are you a member of RS? I am and have been since the start. They have always sent or allowed us to print instructions for every one of the 14 monthly tricks we paid for when we signed up. All the rest has been more than they promised and more than I imagined. So I consider all the extras th...
by Bibliophage
05/03/13 12:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Head Genii, not true! Today was my first time downloading and using this but here is what I know from an hour of use: I can print out the instructions to #14 (I am holding them) I can read every page offline (even with no WiFi around) And I can choose which issue and when to activate it so my IPad m...
by Bibliophage
05/02/13 09:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: RIP: Dennis Loomis

23 nice gifts from him to us right here:

http://dennisloomis.com/memdeck/index.html
by Bibliophage
05/02/13 06:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP: Dennis Loomis
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

This was an email that arrived around 5:00 NY time. It contained some simple instructions and a link. The link took me to a complementray check-out for a product. I installed the product and something "appeared" inside. I looked inside the something and clicked and ended up going through c...
by Bibliophage
05/02/13 06:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Just got an email with a download link. I checked and it was real. I clicked on the link and about 120 seconds later had something really amazing and unexpected that looks like a great new direction for RS.

Who else got what I got?
by Bibliophage
05/02/13 05:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Today I received an email asking me to opt-in as part of my Membership. I checked with their Admin to make sure it was legit. As soon as I did, a nice looking book appeared in my in box - the instructions to the Weber Bonus as promised. Just wanted to let fellow RS members know that the request is l...
by Bibliophage
04/23/13 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7176

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Andrew, We paid for one trick a month, and that is what we get. All the rest is bonus, not promised or paid for. And I find it ironic that the voices who are calling for an online forum are the same ones complaining that they need to go online for instructions and bonus material. Getting so much to ...
by Bibliophage
03/31/13 12:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 17791

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

all this back and forth only goes to prove that there are many tastes in magic, and often a complete lack of it. I believe Real Secrets is sending the real thing. Classic, often forgotten and frequently overlooked principles given new life and new direction. Maybe part of the unhappyness is that the...
by Bibliophage
03/02/13 08:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 17791

Re: Is magic an art?

Most magicians are "Cover Artists"
by Bibliophage
01/29/13 12:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is magic an art?
Replies: 52
Views: 3161

Re: The Perception Of Magic

Jay got it from Weber
by Bibliophage
01/29/13 12:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Perception Of Magic
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Real Secrets Trick of the Month Club...

Real Secrets has just added a new two-phase routine for this month's trick.

It is posted in the Notes section behind the password.
by Bibliophage
05/25/12 01:32 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Trick of the Month Club...
Replies: 429
Views: 64976

Re: 2008 Ricky Jay broadsides for sale

I have been at multiple Magic Conventions where your fine friend was in attendance and publicly demonstrating the depth and extent of his talent, character, wisdom, ethics and value as a human. Neither I nor any in the large group with whom I was attending was impressed with your ward, but perhaps y...
by Bibliophage
10/10/08 04:43 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: 2008 Ricky Jay broadsides for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1933
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