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Re: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?

The two greatest magical memories for me have been the opportunity to spend about an hour and a half learning mnemonics one-on-one from Max Maven at the Castle. Max somehow must be related to Jay Marshall, with his deep and practical knowledge of magic. I also had the extreme pleasure of closing the...
by BlueEyed Videot
08/25/12 03:50 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: With which magician would you like to spend an evening talking magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 8198

Re: WTB size 14.5-15 PK Ring

Have you tried supermagnetman.net?
by BlueEyed Videot
03/23/12 04:29 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB size 14.5-15 PK Ring
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: The really odd things one finds on the Cafe

The best thing I ever did for my magic was to get myself permanently banned from the "Green Wastes."

Now I find I have much more time to practice, rehearse, and read magic books.
by BlueEyed Videot
02/29/12 12:48 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The really odd things one finds on the Cafe
Replies: 38
Views: 5785

Re: Criss Angel Uses Satanic Forces

From the article: "Again taking even a casual look at Criss Angel's website would be enough to cause a Christian to certainly reconsider his form of entertainment." Personally, I think Christian writers like this nincompoop are just too full of themselves. Are we to expect the goons from W...
by BlueEyed Videot
09/15/11 12:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Uses Satanic Forces
Replies: 4
Views: 964

Re: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Copying

And begging for donations? Isn't that fraud? And theft of copyright. Not to mention sheer wankery?

I can't fathom someone being that stupid or that dishonorable. Did they not think they were going to get caught?
by BlueEyed Videot
05/24/11 07:30 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Copying
Replies: 143
Views: 11462

Re: Tabby Crabb fighting Cancer

Thanks, Pete for keeping the communication lines open. And Tabby--we know you must be on the mend if you're eBaying, you old crossroader...I can see it all now: Tabman: Doctor! Doctor! Dr. Jose: What! What's the matter, Tabby? Tabman: Dude, you have to stop the radiation treatment. Dr. Jose: Why? Ar...
by BlueEyed Videot
03/17/11 01:46 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tabby Crabb fighting Cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Tabby Crabb fighting Cancer

Tabman, hope you're feeling better soon. I know what it's like to have back surgery and believe it or not, those surgeons can and do work wonders. So don't get to feelin' sorry for yourself, there's a lot of magic left in the Tabman. Gina sends a big hug and a squeeze, too. So get well and keep on t...
by BlueEyed Videot
02/28/11 08:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tabby Crabb fighting Cancer
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Missing in Action

If we hear you're not taking good care of yourself, Gina and I may have to hop in the car and bop down there to make sure you do.

There will always be new magic tricks, but there's only one Tabman.

Richard Hart
by BlueEyed Videot
02/18/11 04:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Missing in Action
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Surrealistic promo for magic club

Exquisite.
by BlueEyed Videot
01/05/11 02:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Surrealistic promo for magic club
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: New Max Maven DVD - Multiplicity

Of course anything by Max is a must buy, and I've already pre-ordered from L&L when the DVD was first announced. That being said, what I'm hoping to hear is any news on the long-awaited Maven Gilbreath book. I've long maintained an open slot in my Mentalism library for it. Max, any word? (nudge-...
by BlueEyed Videot
11/03/10 12:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Max Maven DVD - Multiplicity
Replies: 52
Views: 12873

Re: Are magic books losing collector value?

I definitely think the market is tanking. I normally keep a close eye on eBay for "collectible" books and between the reprints, new editions, and rumors, it's a buyer's market. Not too long ago, Andruzzi's "Scroll of Masklyn ye Mage" was selling for $1,500. About a week ago, a sc...
by BlueEyed Videot
07/20/10 04:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are magic books losing collector value?
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Terry Seabrooke is Ill--Let's Help Him Out!

Outstanding book. I have the hard copy in my library, and just bought two more of the downloads. Thanks, Richard for the generous offer. Back when I lived in L.A. I would go to the Castle just to see Mr. Seabrooke work. He is a true master of his craft. I sincerely hope it won't be long until Sir Te...
by BlueEyed Videot
07/16/10 01:38 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Terry Seabrooke is Ill--Let's Help Him Out!
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Gaffed Cards are back from USPC!

It's enough to make me give up card magic and turn to coins.

What's that? The Chinese are selling counterfeit Morgans that are magnetic?

...sigh.
by BlueEyed Videot
07/06/10 02:51 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gaffed Cards are back from USPC!
Replies: 86
Views: 5435

Re: FREE hardback card magic book by Paul Gordon

Just now saw this, and ordered immediately! A hardback Paul Gordon book for a little over $10? Awesome!
by BlueEyed Videot
05/29/10 12:38 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FREE hardback card magic book by Paul Gordon
Replies: 9
Views: 985

Re: FS The Mind and Magic of David Berglas

He needs SOMETHING to throw in case Putin rears his head...
by BlueEyed Videot
04/09/10 06:21 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS The Mind and Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Randi

Randi: I'm happy that you find yourself at a point in your life where you no longer feel the need to conceal what is, after all, a perfectly normal human attribute. The task now remains for us to convince those who believe otherwise that society no longer condones nor has the patience for individual...
by BlueEyed Videot
03/24/10 02:31 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Randi
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Microsoft's Response to the iPad

r paul wilson wrote:I thought we weren't supposed to argue religion on this board?

P


Ha ha! Funniest quip this year. Point goes to Mr. Wilson.
by BlueEyed Videot
03/07/10 03:13 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Microsoft's Response to the iPad
Replies: 31
Views: 3649

Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Circa 1980, the first personal computer to feature 1 megabyte of on-board RAM, the Atari 1040ST, had 4 key characters in its ROM that when printed in the correct order, displayed a picture of Bob Dobbs!

Strange but true.
by BlueEyed Videot
02/03/10 12:31 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon
Replies: 44
Views: 3884

Re: The Workers are IN!!

It is very unfortunate that the N.Y. coin guys chose to misname their new videos. With respect to Mr. Close, I, for one, will not be purchasing said DVDs. I know that if I were in need of a true "Worker", I'd find it in the works of Michael Close, who, incidentally, knows more about worker...
by BlueEyed Videot
01/21/10 05:31 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Workers are IN!!
Replies: 114
Views: 11079

Re: Sick by Ponta the Smith

The demo video looks impressive. The Kata is crunchy. Not sure the mechanics will flow for those who are neither abrupt nor crisp.
by BlueEyed Videot
01/08/10 12:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sick by Ponta the Smith
Replies: 20
Views: 5698

Re: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

My darling wife surprised me with El Tab's Sefalaljia.
by BlueEyed Videot
12/28/09 02:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Now That It's Over: What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?
Replies: 52
Views: 5481

Re: The Latest on Jonathan Pendragon

Being a huge fan of the Pendragons, all I can say is I'm really sad about the whole mess. I wooed my girlfriend (now Mrs. Hart) with a visit to the Castle to see "the most amazing trick in magic"--as I told her--and the Pendragons did not disappoint. Jon & Char, we love you both and ho...
by BlueEyed Videot
12/18/09 02:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Latest on Jonathan Pendragon
Replies: 91
Views: 15297

Re: Google AdWords Customers beware

I would say your local constabulary for one, and your barrister second. I'm no expert, but when someone willfully threatens to cause harm to you or your business unless you pay money, that's extortion (and a major felony here in the U.S.) You may also have reason to file a lawsuit or start a class-a...
by BlueEyed Videot
11/20/09 05:18 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Google AdWords Customers beware
Replies: 11
Views: 4366

Re: Google AdWords Customers beware

This is the latest in a stream of abusive emails from Dotcom Chrome to me: "Is this the same Tim Ellis that was sued for touching my friends aunties child at a party? I think I may need to post something online just incase it is and get the post on page 1 of Google under your company name. Bet...
by BlueEyed Videot
11/20/09 02:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Google AdWords Customers beware
Replies: 11
Views: 4366

Re: Great Line Up

While you're down there, make a reservation to see "Esther's Follies", with Ray Anderson (the best magician you've probably never heard of). Magic makes up about 50% of the show, with the non-magic half being devoted to songs and comedy skits (ala SNL--back when SNL was funny.) You can rea...
by BlueEyed Videot
11/17/09 05:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Great Line Up
Replies: 53
Views: 5093

Re: I am bored stiff!

With all these Choo Choos, I feel as if I've been suffering from hay fever.

What the hell IS the Choo Choo Train trick?
by BlueEyed Videot
11/09/09 04:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: I am bored stiff!
Replies: 247
Views: 37628

Re: Brand New Australian Houdini Coin

Only 7,500 will be minted! Really a pretty coin and a nice bit of Houdiniana, too!
Thanks, Tim, for pointing it out.
by BlueEyed Videot
11/06/09 03:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brand New Australian Houdini Coin
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: THIS is the day

Under the heading of "Is it just me?" Shouldn't the cut off age for trick-or-treaters be 12? When a teenager of 16 or older comes up to my house in some raggedy looking non-costume and asks for candy for his Walmart bag, I give him candy, but it just hits me wrong. DD I have that same pro...
by BlueEyed Videot
11/02/09 02:40 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THIS is the day
Replies: 38
Views: 2603

Re: Dove Thru Glass- Abbotts, FSH

If you do kid shows and use doves in your act, this is a GREAT effect. Not only does it entertain the kiddies, but it fools their parents, too. I had the U.F. Grant version and used it for 25+ years. I still have mine in a trunk somewhere, I'm saving it to give to a worthy student or grandchild some...
by BlueEyed Videot
10/25/09 12:39 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dove Thru Glass- Abbotts, FSH
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Has Hollywood Magic Vanished?

I sure hope not. I've been patronizing Hollywood Magic since before Joe Berg's shop closed. And since leaving California, I've always made a stop every time I returned to L.A. Don't know what I'm going to do when all the brick & mortar shops vanish. Remember this, folks, the next time you you ne...
by BlueEyed Videot
10/19/09 07:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Hollywood Magic Vanished?
Replies: 42
Views: 12362

Re: Fred Kaps RARE VIDEO cups and balls

Geez, watching that, I've had my mind expanded to about the orbit of Neptune.
Wonderful!

Thanks for posting, Pete.

With clips like that, we WILL stay tooned!
by BlueEyed Videot
10/12/09 12:26 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Kaps RARE VIDEO cups and balls
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Re: October Issue of Genii Arriving Soon!

What do I think? I'm glad you asked, Richard. I thought the The Jinx 75th Anniversary Celebration issue was worth the whole year's subscription... ...with the exception of one single line. And you, as Editor-in-Chief, should have never let that line reach print. You know, I suspect, I'm referring to...
by BlueEyed Videot
10/08/09 01:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: October Issue of Genii Arriving Soon!
Replies: 67
Views: 4333

Re: The Masked Magician Spreads like a Virus

That the effects are exposed by some greedy production company doesn't really bother me much. What bothers me about the exposure is the contemptible way they go about doing it; they're disrespecting magicians and magic in general. To them, we're all just a bunch of sneaky, low-life b.a.s.t.a.r.d.s w...
by BlueEyed Videot
09/27/09 02:27 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Masked Magician Spreads like a Virus
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Neil Lester

Goodbye Neil, magic has lost another great. You were a true technician in every sense of the word. I am lucky enough to have several fine examples of your work which I will treasure always. Thanks for everything!

With great appreciation,

Richard Hart
by BlueEyed Videot
09/19/09 05:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Lester
Replies: 35
Views: 3376

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Tell me again why it is magic and magicians are the lowest rung on the show business ladder.
by BlueEyed Videot
09/10/09 12:10 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 13068

Re: One way to stop The Pirate Bay. Buy it.

All I've got to say about this whole sorry mess: Richard, you keep putting them out, and I'll keep buying them!

A book is not a book unless you can experience it with all five senses...and your heart.
by BlueEyed Videot
08/22/09 02:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One way to stop The Pirate Bay. Buy it.
Replies: 84
Views: 5930

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

Wow is right. I was seriously planning a trip to the next FISM and bringing my trophy wife along so we could tour the British Isles afterward.

But if what I just read is true, I doubt I'll be in attendance either. Obviously, the convention is being organized by children. Not a good sign.
by BlueEyed Videot
08/22/09 03:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 188296

Re: Full Set of Ibidem, for Free!

Why is it they always offer books I already own?

Of course if you don't have the Ibidem/Aziz trio, I can heartily recommend them!
by BlueEyed Videot
08/13/09 01:43 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Full Set of Ibidem, for Free!
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Cylinder & Coins

Gentlemen, I'm a magical nobody just undertaking (at a ripe old age of 57) a study of the Cylinder and Coins, and I'd just like to say that the preceding thread is one of the most vibrant and literate discussions I've ever read on any magic forum. You are all to be congratulated, your passion and yo...
by BlueEyed Videot
08/10/09 08:13 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 13653

Re: magic cafe indicts magic magazines

Speaking of censoring, I've always loved this poem:

Little Mary donned her skates,
Upon the ice to frisk;
Wasn't she a silly girl,
Her little * ?
by BlueEyed Videot
08/07/09 02:14 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: magic cafe indicts magic magazines
Replies: 47
Views: 5899
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