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by Gord
May 14th, 2011, 10:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More merlin awards
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: More merlin awards

[quote=Master Payne If you're curious as to what it takes to get a Merlin you can see Mr. Wells 2008 Promo video here <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBVt42ZzsGw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBVt42ZzsGw</a><!-- m --> [/quote] He sure does like his flying fonts.
by Gord
May 12th, 2011, 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii is Shortly Going to Publish a New Book ...
Replies: 75
Views: 8601

Re: Genii is Shortly Going to Publish a New Book ...

Perhaps a very special edition of Wenii?
by Gord
March 8th, 2011, 10:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Next Queen of Magic
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: The Next Queen of Magic

Ah yes, I missed that, sorry.
It doesn't make me feel any better about the article.

Gord
by Gord
March 7th, 2011, 3:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Next Queen of Magic
Replies: 12
Views: 2109

Re: The Next Queen of Magic

I find it telling that the author does not mention any modern woman magician. I wonder if she even tried to find any.

Gord
by Gord
February 6th, 2011, 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Exposure
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: Exposure

Do you mean these guy's?

Yeah, good luck with that.

Gord
by Gord
September 7th, 2010, 12:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Struggle Between Print and eBooks in Today's NY Times
Replies: 16
Views: 1977

Re: The Struggle Between Print and eBooks in Today's NY Times

Richard, any thoughts on transferring your magic books to ebook format? I know copying can be a concern but I'm wondering if you see any positives to the idea?

Gord
by Gord
September 6th, 2010, 8:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2307

Re: Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon 2010

I actually watched the opening last night after at least a decade of not seeing any. I was planning on watching quite a bit, but then Jerry made a Nazi joke and I sort of lost interest.

Gord
by Gord
September 6th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Struggle Between Print and eBooks in Today's NY Times
Replies: 16
Views: 1977

Re: The Struggle Between Print and eBooks in Today's NY Times

After realising that my wife and I had no more room for books we are only going to read once I invested in a Kobo reader. No, it is not the same, and I love the feel and smell of real books, but we just don't have the room. Yes it's taking some time to get used to it, but not as long as I thought. I...
by Gord
July 19th, 2010, 10:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Penn on Green Room with Paul Provenza
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Penn on Green Room with Paul Provenza

I now have three new jokes to add to my little joke book, but I doubt I'll ever be in the correct company to tell the one Penn told.

Gord
by Gord
June 9th, 2010, 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Genii been hacked?
Replies: 38
Views: 3701

Re: Has Genii been hacked?

I googled the email address and it's associated with the 419 scam.
So ... dibs!

Gord
by Gord
April 21st, 2010, 5:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Doctor Who Wildcard
Replies: 78
Views: 8062

Re: Doctor Who Wildcard

Jonathan Townsend wrote:After all these years we find out it's because he leaves the brakes on?


I know. Very funny line.

Gord
by Gord
April 21st, 2010, 2:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Doctor Who Wildcard
Replies: 78
Views: 8062

Re: Doctor Who Wildcard

I really liked the premier, the new Doctor and he new companion. It looks like it's going to be a good season, especially with the weeping angels and River Song coming back.

Gord
by Gord
April 12th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance Burton To Close Vegas Show
Replies: 37
Views: 8365

Re: Lance Burton To Close Vegas Show

I think he means "Magic on TV during that time."

Gord
by Gord
April 3rd, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Doctor Who Wildcard
Replies: 78
Views: 8062

Re: Doctor Who Wildcard

17th up here in Canada as well. It use to take up to six months. We'd watch the Christmas episode in the summer.

Gord
by Gord
April 3rd, 2010, 8:20 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Doctor Who Wildcard
Replies: 78
Views: 8062

Re: Doctor Who Wildcard

So, any of our British friends check out the start of the new series, new Doctor, new companion, new producer?
Reviews, gotta have 'em.

Thanks

Gord
by Gord
March 31st, 2010, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AMA "Magic Castle" New boards
Replies: 26
Views: 3367

Re: AMA "Magic Castle" New boards

Thanks mark. All clear now.

Gord
by Gord
March 30th, 2010, 8:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AMA "Magic Castle" New boards
Replies: 26
Views: 3367

Re: AMA "Magic Castle" New boards

For those of us who don't know, could someone please explain the difference between the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees?

Thanks

Gord
by Gord
March 2nd, 2010, 2:45 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Winter Olympics 2010 Vancouver
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Winter Olympics 2010 Vancouver

Bob Farmer wrote: I did watch a bit of the opening ceremony and -- with one exception -- it was a gaudy, mindless pastiche of stupid Canadian stereotypes, terrible music and goofy dancing.


Bob
The closing ceremonies would have had you clawing your eyes out. I liked it though.

Gord
by Gord
February 9th, 2010, 2:58 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shameless Plug!
Replies: 9
Views: 1629

Re: Shameless Plug!

I saw Suzanne perform her cups & balls live a few years ago in Toronto. The venue was far from perfect but the beauty of the routine more than overcame that.
It was a pleasure to see that again. Thanks for posting.

Gord
by Gord
February 5th, 2010, 12:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel time & venue?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: Criss Angel time & venue?

While I agree that another venue would be better for Criss (Like the WWE Theater he used to perform in in New York) the bed he lays in is one of his own making.
If he can't rehearse, if Believe isn't a good fit, then he has no one to blame but himself.

Gord
by Gord
October 24th, 2009, 1:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Film and Fiction
Replies: 13
Views: 1995

Re: Magic in Film and Fiction

What is your favorite magic related film? Book? Any book by Terry Pratchett that feature Granny Weatherwax. Any fool could be a witch with a runic knife, but it took skill to be one with an apple corer. [size:8pt]~Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum [/size] And Robertson Davies Depthford trilogy, I seco...
by Gord
October 20th, 2009, 9:42 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 5 Minutes to Perform...What do you do?
Replies: 29
Views: 4551

Re: 5 Minutes to Perform...What do you do?

If I had only five minutes, most likely my card stab routine. If I was just told to go do anything I wanted, head chopper.


Gord
by Gord
October 20th, 2009, 9:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: You only had 5 minutes...What do you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 2705

Re: You only had 5 minutes...What do you do?

For close up. My ambitious card routine. It's built so it can be as long or as short as I need it to be.

Gord
by Gord
October 17th, 2009, 3:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Arrested in Mexico?
Replies: 15
Views: 4587

Re: Criss Angel Arrested in Mexico?

This just in: Criss Angel has apparently crawled into a basket under a mushroom shaped, helium balloon that "accidentally" took off. Details to follow.
by Gord
October 1st, 2009, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?
Replies: 70
Views: 6789

Re: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?

Brad. Please don't get me wrong, my collection decision was not completely a financial one. It helped that I am very fascinated in the magicians of my lifetime From Doug Henning to Criss Angel and all those in between. (Those of you who read the MagicPedia article I wrote on Doug Henning probably ca...
by Gord
October 1st, 2009, 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Man Who Was Erdnase
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: The Man Who Was Erdnase

I found the book very interesting and incredibly readable. It read to me like a mystery novel.

Gord
by Gord
October 1st, 2009, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?
Replies: 70
Views: 6789

Re: MCA: Who's Next at Bat?

And as Diego astutely noted, lovers of magic history need not be wealthy to pursue their interests. When I got into collecting I made a very conscious decision to collect items from a more recent time. In fact i collect items regarding to magic and magicians from within my own lifetime. The reason ...
by Gord
September 22nd, 2009, 11:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Magic for Neil Patrick Harris
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: More Magic for Neil Patrick Harris

His agents head just exploded.

Gord
by Gord
September 19th, 2009, 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Mailings wedding!
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: Mailings wedding!

Congrats to all.
I'm sure it'll be a magical wedding.

Gord
by Gord
September 18th, 2009, 9:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller fight crime!!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Penn & Teller fight crime!!!!!

Penn & Teller are in talks with ABC for an hour long scripted show where they play themselves. At night, they are Las Vegas magicians, during the day they are reluctant detectives.

Read more HERE

Gord
by Gord
September 10th, 2009, 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 14360

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Richard Hart wrote:Tell me again why it is magic and magicians are the lowest rung on the show business ladder.


Actually, the hierarchy of performing arts is "Legitimate theatre, musical theatre, stand-up, ventriloquism, magic, mime." (Courtesy Family Guy.)

Gord
by Gord
August 24th, 2009, 9:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 193923

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

For those of us who don't know, could someone give us a bit of an overview regarding the comments that got Craig banned in the first place?


You don't have to quote exactly, just a quick overview for those of us who feel like that came in at the middle of things.

Thanks.

Gord
by Gord
August 7th, 2009, 10:15 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Criss Angel's on The Onion
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Criss Angel's on The Onion

I'm surprised no one has posted this yet.

From The Onion.
Criss Angel's Nephew Forced to Sit Through Another Lame Mindfreak.

HERE.

Gord
by Gord
August 6th, 2009, 11:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine
Replies: 69
Views: 12324

Re: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine

Ok folks. I'm going to throw myself into this head first. I figure since I have never met any of the major players in this story then I am the perfect person to help clear up this debate. How? I watched the video's of the two routines. Russ, it's a different routine. Yes, there are things that they ...
by Gord
August 3rd, 2009, 8:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Inaccurate Houdini Death Myth Perpetuated
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: Inaccurate Houdini Death Myth Perpetuated

Houdini didn't die, he just faded away.
by Gord
August 3rd, 2009, 8:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dean Dill
Replies: 15
Views: 4616

Re: Dean Dill

I'm going to a funeral on Wednesday for a friend who had liver cancer. She did everything right, but still couldn't get on top of the disease. So sometimes you just never know.

Gord
by Gord
July 23rd, 2009, 12:20 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic on the Moon
Replies: 56
Views: 4422

Re: Magic on the Moon

000 wrote:50% of Americans believe in miracles........any labels gents?


Toronto Maple Leaf fans????

Gord
by Gord
July 22nd, 2009, 9:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Unusual/Impossible Images
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Unusual/Impossible Images

I love this stuff. Thanks for the link Richard.

Gord
by Gord
July 18th, 2009, 9:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You're REALLY Bored ...
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: If You're REALLY Bored ...

Well, at least he shaved.

Gord
by Gord
July 12th, 2009, 2:50 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: in another world...
Replies: 6
Views: 1511

Re: in another world...

if I recall the books correctly, the Weasly shop is a wizards joke shop. Which would seem magical to us muggals, but probably very irritating to wizards and witches.
I can't believe I just typed the above sentence.

Gord

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