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by Andrew Charles
January 7th, 2014, 7:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RED by Craig Petty
Replies: 79
Views: 10545

Re: RED by Craig Petty

Tom Stone wrote:
Andrew Charles wrote:This is clearly a lot more nefarious than a simple reinvention.

Then again, consider Hanlon's Razor.



I'll go with occam's razor on this one which would suggest that accute, selective amnesia is not the cause.
by Andrew Charles
January 7th, 2014, 4:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RED by Craig Petty
Replies: 79
Views: 10545

Re: RED by Craig Petty

I've seen this happen before, and it's not uncommon. You read something, forget about it (no matter how great you thought it was at the time) and then years later it pops back into your head and you think it's an invention rather than realizing it's a memory. The thing to do, of course, is then sho...
by Andrew Charles
November 29th, 2013, 9:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim performance
Replies: 65
Views: 9959

Re: Shin Lim performance

Tom Pilling wrote:
Was anyone taken with that set? Really?


Just the audience, apparently.
by Andrew Charles
May 5th, 2012, 4:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F/S some recent masterpieces by John Guastaferro, Tyler Wilson, David Acer, Rich Aviles
Replies: 3
Views: 391

F/S some recent masterpieces by John Guastaferro, Tyler Wilson, David Acer, Rich Aviles

All of these are in like new condition. All prices are at least 25% off the retail price and include shipping. If ordering more than one book, additional books are $3 off. Message or email me if interested. One Degree by John Guastaferro - $37 Above the Fold by Rich Aviles - $19 Reinventing the Real...
by Andrew Charles
April 11th, 2012, 3:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

O.K. I put up a post on a magic forum,"defending Hank lee" in the process I have offended Richard Kaufman and come under fire as naive and "wildly narcissistic"...It's like you know me, you could not be closer to the truth. yes, thinking that crimes or injustices only matter if ...
by Andrew Charles
April 11th, 2012, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

Joel,

You have a delightful way of looking at this situation, which seems to amount to, "Hey, if the guy didn't do ME wrong, then he's a good guy."

You may believe this is an enlightened way of thinking, but actually it's wildly narcissistic.
by Andrew Charles
April 8th, 2012, 8:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

Are you still considered a 1st time offender if you get caught doing something 134 times?
by Andrew Charles
April 3rd, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

I have a winky emoticon to say - lighten up, chill, let's be friends ;-) Prosecutors and judges recognize that motives make a difference to the crime charged and the sentences that are imposed for those crimes. Whether the difference between murder and manslaughter or a regular crime vs. hate crime...
by Andrew Charles
April 3rd, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

But, just out of curiosity, what would be a reasonable motive for stealing half a million dollars? In the extreme, a man who embezzles $500,000 to ransom his daughter from kidnappers is in a different legal/ethical position than a man who embezzles $500,000 to go on his dream vacation ;-) You give ...
by Andrew Charles
April 3rd, 2012, 4:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

Motives make a difference in ethics and law. That is why we distinguish between murder and manslaughter. You're mistaken. Motives sometimes make a difference in ethics and law. I understand that sometimes you're drunk outside of a bar and you hit a guy and he ends up falling and cracking open his h...
by Andrew Charles
April 2nd, 2012, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

Why do we have to be sad for one or the other? I feel bad for his victims, I feel bad for him, I feel bad for his family. In Dallas recently a young man was killed by a group of teenagers. They were trying to steal his iPod. The young man refused and the teenagers shoved him onto the rail tracks. H...
by Andrew Charles
April 2nd, 2012, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

Hank Lee's Magic Shop is poorly run, is known for bad customer service, sells items it doesn't have in stock, "mysteriously" looses packages repeatedly, and over-charges on shipping. This is why his business was doing poorly, not because of pressure from online retailers. Am I supposed to ...
by Andrew Charles
April 1st, 2012, 5:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 75432

Re: Hank Lee

Times are very tough for brick and mortar magic dealers, and ALL magic dealers. The desperation brought on my the possibility of economic catastrophe sometimes leads men to criminal acts, or suicide. If Hank Lee is guilty, then a little good old pity might be in order. There's a difference, albeit ...
by Andrew Charles
March 27th, 2012, 9:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Do You Folks Think of This? Animate & Restore by Jesse Feinberg
Replies: 58
Views: 5951

Re: What Do You Folks Think of This? Animate & Restore by Jesse Feinberg

Hey Gary, I hate to break this to you because you've spent a lot of words tilting at this windmill, but the only reason you don't see the card "completely restore" at the point in the video you mention is BECAUSE there's a cut there. They're not hiding anything with that cut. If you look a...
by Andrew Charles
July 6th, 2010, 2:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more

Rick Maue Collection has been sold.
by Andrew Charles
July 5th, 2010, 11:13 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more

Okay, it's Summer Dealin' Days here at the Genii forum. I'd prefer to just make one trip to the post office tomorrow so I've lowered the prices even more on a couple of the remaining items. Here's what's available: Sankey Unleashed - First Edition - OOP- $55 shipped. Very good condition The Essentia...
by Andrew Charles
July 3rd, 2010, 2:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more

Paralies and Cards as Weapons have been sold. Here's what's left with some new prices: Sankey Unleashed - First Edition (OOP or so it seems - if someone knows otherwise I'll revise the price.)- $70 shipped. Very good condition The Essential Stewart James - $30 shipped Rick Maue Collection -- Fate, M...
by Andrew Charles
July 2nd, 2010, 7:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more

The Hector Chadwick book has been sold.
by Andrew Charles
July 1st, 2010, 10:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Hector Chadwick, Ricky Jay and more

Cue Boyz II Men, because it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday, and these books, but it needs to be done. I'm offering these to you gentleman first, then the animals at the Cafe, and the the mutants on eBay. So you have the first pick. I've had many successful transactions here and have a perfect...
by Andrew Charles
May 19th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 17423

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

Letterman is always a pain in the ass to magicians--he never just shuts up and lets you do your act. He's constantly interrupting because he becomes insecure if he's suddenly no longer the center of attention for more than five seconds. I remember the appearances by Roth and Mullica years ago where...
by Andrew Charles
May 8th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Silent Running by Ben Harris
Replies: 124
Views: 27209

Re: Silent Running by Ben Harris

In fairness, Andrew, Ben suggests a non-verbal approach to the fishing. Matt Field Yes, he does. One of them is to use your "peripheral vision" to pick up "poker tells" in regards to what number they are thinking of. Which, I find, if you have the world's most demonstrative spec...
by Andrew Charles
May 8th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Silent Running by Ben Harris
Replies: 124
Views: 27209

Re: Silent Running by Ben Harris

Joe, Fishing can work very well, but the audience has to believe they could be thinking of virtually any card in the deck. With Silent Running the audience or at least the vast majority of the audience will know that their selection has been limited. So to use fishing along with SR is to me a huge m...
by Andrew Charles
April 12th, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Silent Running by Ben Harris
Replies: 124
Views: 27209

Re: Silent Running by Ben Harris

Oh, geez. Has anyone actually bought the ebook, learned the effect, and tried it out for real people (not at the magic club)? Until you've done that, enough with the whining. This is the best defense we have against making false claims about an effect? So, is the understanding now that a demo video...
by Andrew Charles
April 12th, 2010, 12:29 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Silent Running by Ben Harris
Replies: 124
Views: 27209

Re: Silent Running by Ben Harris

There's no reason you should assume anything from an ad. The ad replicates the experience as seen by a layman. That's the way magic ads have been produced for over 100 years. I'm in the middle of writing the Berglas book, and a big part of it is the way the material is experienced by the viewer--th...
by Andrew Charles
April 10th, 2010, 1:12 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Silent Running by Ben Harris
Replies: 124
Views: 27209

Re: Silent Running by Ben Harris

If done as outlined above, now that would be real magic. For those still sitting on the fence re purchasing this effect, the only issue is: how much more convulated are the questions that follow........... The spectator has a free selection of a number. The spectator does not get to choose what sui...
by Andrew Charles
August 27th, 2009, 10:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Getting Rid of my DVD collection - 50% off everything - Free Shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Getting Rid of my DVD collection - 50% off everything - Free Shipping

Hey guys, The majority of this stuff has sold, what is left along with some new stuff is now up on ebay. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://shop.ebay.com/ironizedyeast/m.html">http://shop.ebay.com/ironizedyeast/m.html</a><!-- m --> This includes both Absolute Magic and Pure Effect by Derren ...
by Andrew Charles
July 29th, 2009, 4:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Getting Rid of my DVD collection - 50% off everything - Free Shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Getting Rid of my DVD collection - 50% off everything - Free Shipping

Send me an e-mail at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:romadoll@gmail.com">romadoll@gmail.com</a><!-- e --> if you're interested in something. Paypal only. US only. Thanks. Tickling the Mind by Mel Mellers 1 and 2 -- $40 Stars of Magic 1 and 2 (2 DVDs with his first 5 videos on them) - Paul Harris - $20 Bra...
by Andrew Charles
July 13th, 2009, 10:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sankey, Harkey, and Annemann books F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Sankey, Harkey, and Annemann books F/S

The Annemann book is now sold. The other two are still available.
by Andrew Charles
July 9th, 2009, 12:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sankey, Harkey, and Annemann books F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Sankey, Harkey, and Annemann books F/S

It's Summer Dealing Days here on the Genii Forum. New prices:

Ah-Ha, $40

Sankey Unleashed, $32

Annemann: The Life and Times of a Legend (Outstanding magic book, or can be used as ballast), $58

e-mail is the quickest way to reach me.

Thanks
by Andrew Charles
July 7th, 2009, 6:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Sankey, Harkey, and Annemann books F/S
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Sankey, Harkey, and Annemann books F/S

If you're interested send me an email or a message here and let me know. Ah-Ha by David Harkey and Eric Anderson - OOP, $45 shipped Book itself is in excellent condition. Dust Jacket has some wear at top and bottom but is in decent condition. Heres a good breakdown of the book: http://magicreviews.b...
by Andrew Charles
July 2nd, 2009, 10:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Jinx - 3 Volumes - Hardbound (1965) - Excellent condition
Replies: 1
Views: 328

The Jinx - 3 Volumes - Hardbound (1965) - Excellent condition

Okay, I have a hardbound, 3 volume set of the Jinx for sale. They look great. Volume 1 is in excellent condition and volumes 2 and 3 are in pristine condition. This is the 1964 D. Robbins & Co. printing. I am selling them for $150 shipped priority mail with delivery confirmation. I've looked all...
by Andrew Charles
July 2nd, 2009, 10:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Annemann: The Life and Times of a Legend
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Annemann: The Life and Times of a Legend

A huge, amazing, wonderful book. The book is in great condition. Tight-binding, and all that. I will ship this to you, priority mail, for $63. As the ad copy says, this has "every published, and many unpublished, creations of Annemann." Send me a message or email if interested. US and payp...
by Andrew Charles
June 30th, 2009, 2:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: $5 magic sale
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: $5 magic sale

And here is the last batch for a while.

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/ironizedyeast

Thanks to every one who has ordered from me in the past.
by Andrew Charles
June 14th, 2009, 4:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: $5 magic sale
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: $5 magic sale

I've added a bunch of new items on ebay today. All starting with $5 bids.

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/ironizedyeast
by Andrew Charles
February 23rd, 2009, 5:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Philippe Petit performs a Coin illusion on the Oscars
Replies: 23
Views: 2658

Re: Philippe Petit performs a Coin illusion on the Oscars

Here's Philippe Petit at the Oscars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD9jsx9mKtQ

And if you haven't seen Man On Wire you are definitely missing out.
by Andrew Charles
February 23rd, 2009, 11:36 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Paul Harris: True Astonishments
Replies: 22
Views: 13461

Re: Paul Harris: True Astonishments

Scott, This question was brought up on the True Astonishments forum and the general conclusion was that not only would it be more difficult to do but it would also be rather simple to come up with an explanation (i.e., he must have pinned two buttons on me and simply removed the outer one when he co...

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