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Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Some background: Magic Bunny appears to be administered by Michael Jay, who has a habit of calling people who post things he doesn't like "retards." Michael Jay is a complete tosser. He has no idea about magic. See if you can find some of his performance videos. he makes [censored] look g...
by Michael Jay
02/28/13 01:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 14416

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

You will please pardon my ignorance, Mr. Townsend, but I honestly don't understand what you mean. It is tiresome that I must now feel the need to get into personal histories with Opie here on these forums to defend my point of view on a completely unrelated topic. Opie's ban from the MB forum has no...
by Michael Jay
10/09/09 11:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 188122

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

:tired:

This is just silly.
by Michael Jay
10/09/09 11:40 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 188122

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

I am the site director at Magic Bunny. There was no communication between Lever and our site. If you read what the site owner stated on the thread that explaines the situation, then you know that we are not stopping discussion on the topic: "Although I am happy for members to discuss the FISM a...
by Michael Jay
10/09/09 10:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 188122

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

Mr. Magic Bunny, or Nigel Shelton the site owner, did not delete the thread as is being mistakenly stated above. Just as with the thread on Magic Bunny, it would do everyone well to get their facts straight before they just go in with guns blazing. In the thread that was removed from the main forums...
by Michael Jay
10/09/09 10:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 188122

Genii Speaks (July, 08)

Just a quick thank you to Mr. Kaufman for bringing up what I consider to be a big problem with the magic industry today - one trick DVDs. I have been whining about this problematic trend for years now and it feels very good to see that it is finally being addressed by much more important men in this...
by Michael Jay
06/22/08 11:01 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 28030

Re: Celebracabra

In my opinion drawing an audience is the hardest trick in magic and the hardest trick in show business. Just my opinion. I fully agree with this. No matter if you're a stage magician or a close up, walk around guy or a street performer, finding a place and an audience with which to sell your wares ...
by Michael Jay
06/09/08 11:24 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 43335

Re: CELEBRACADABRA

Hal Sparks didn't do as well with Regal as his coach because he's turning into an arrogant schmuck... So, in other words, he's becoming a real magician. On a side note, I'd like to thank Mr. Regal for his excellent articles on this series. I have enjoyed reading them and I hope this final installme...
by Michael Jay
05/28/08 12:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CELEBRACADABRA
Replies: 214
Views: 43335

Re: Magic Bunny Guest List

Oops! Sorry folks, forgot about this thread. You can see the Acer interview at: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicbunny.co.uk/guests/index.php">http://www.magicbunny.co.uk/guests/index.php</a><!-- m --> along with various other important guests to the forums. Excellent picture of M...
by Michael Jay
04/21/05 11:24 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Bunny Guest List
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Magic Bunny Guest List

Thank you for the kind words David. I've already said it in your forum, but it was a pleasure to have you on our boards for the week! I shall be getting to the editing of your spot just after the first of the year, so you can rest assured that you shall be added to our other distinguished guests soo...
by Michael Jay
12/30/04 07:20 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Bunny Guest List
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Help With Crediting?

While this is late, very late, the credit for "Ashes on the Arm," goes to John White in the year 1718. It can be found in "White's Hocus Pocus."

Mike.
by Michael Jay
05/22/04 06:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Help With Crediting?
Replies: 35
Views: 668

Re: Sankey's ad in genii for the cups and balls set

The Riser/Loomis Micro Cups are an excellent item, also. I wouldn't part with mine for anything. The Magus Capsule is a nifty item. It is versatile and packs small, a good pocket item. There is a great deal that can be done with this particular item and Sankey explores some of the ideas in the DVD t...
by Michael Jay
05/22/04 05:47 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Sankey's ad in genii for the cups and balls set
Replies: 18
Views: 478

Re: Anyone else seen this?

Excellent theory, John. I look forward to seeing the answer to your question myself.

Mike.
by Michael Jay
11/08/03 01:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone else seen this?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Tricks of My Trade - online vids

Coincidences like this always amaze me! We were just looking at a young man's handling of your "Chameleon Sandwich" (which he credited to you and plugged your book, too) on another site ( Click here to view ). Good stuff, Doug, really, really good stuff! Have a look - his handling does you...
by Michael Jay
11/08/03 08:24 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Tricks of My Trade - online vids
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Anyone else seen this?

In my book, any guy who knows/performs a great effect, doesn't expose the trick he's doing and entertains his audience IS a magician. I don't think that there is a set rule for how many effects a person needs to master before being given the title "Magician." In fact, I think there are tho...
by Michael Jay
11/08/03 06:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone else seen this?
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Who are YOUR mentors and idols?

Unfortunately, living in Toledo, Ohio, there aren't many around to learn from. However, for the last year, in Lake Orion, Michigan, I've had the pleasure and great fortune to get to know, and learn from, Ron Bauer. Ron is terrifically knowledgeable and I've learned a great deal from the man. Also, M...
by Michael Jay
10/29/03 05:38 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who are YOUR mentors and idols?
Replies: 53
Views: 1039

Re: Perverse Magic

Personally, I like the idea of taking it out of the wallet, with the folds suggesting that it is their bill, much more. I really believe that adds a psychological twist to this effect that goes beyond simply removing it from a pocket and hitting them with a hammer, so to speak. After thought, you on...
by Michael Jay
10/28/03 08:44 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 271
Views: 84293

Re: Perverse Magic

I LIKE it!! :D Good stuff, Mr. Deutsch. Problem that exists now, though, is the colored 20 dollar bills. They are becoming more prevalent, at this point. Still, soon enough, they will be the rule rather than the exception. Any ideas of how to deal with it? Also, will the coloration effect this, even...
by Michael Jay
10/27/03 09:43 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 271
Views: 84293

Re: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?

My full apologies, Mr. Kaufman. I'm just getting frustrated. Mr. Connolly is twisting my words and refusing to see my point and, well, I'm at a loss. I really didn't want to see this turn into an argument. Personally, I find David Blaine to be neither interesting nor talentless. I stand firmly in th...
by Michael Jay
10/26/03 06:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?
Replies: 70
Views: 1195

Re: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?

Mr. Connoly Sez: I think I put more weight in what Penn knows and says about Blaine than you. You just seemed to have hooked your wagon to the wrong star. Man, right over your head. Did you read what I said, at all? I'll tell you what, you have no argument on that quote from me, at all. In fact, I ...
by Michael Jay
10/26/03 05:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?
Replies: 70
Views: 1195

Re: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?

I didn't fall on any sword. I made a statement based on misinformation that you posted. It doesn't change any of the facts that I've posted just because you don't know what you're talking about. If anything, it reinforces what I've said. Based on what I read on your link above, I can ask the same th...
by Michael Jay
10/26/03 01:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?
Replies: 70
Views: 1195

Re: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?

Originally posted by Kevin Connolly: So, if you think what he did was great, he had wall-to-wall coverage etc., good for you. I'll go with what Teller said about him when asked "What do you think of David Blaine"? He said ( as I remember) "He sure does stand around alot". :D Jus...
by Michael Jay
10/26/03 09:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?
Replies: 70
Views: 1195

Re: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?

Originally posted by Kevin Connolly: "No one understands TV better than David Blaine and his associates." Maybe, maybe not. I watched three one hour news programs yesterday. They all covered the story. From 14 seconds, 22 seconds and 26 seconds in length. They aired from the 26 minute mar...
by Michael Jay
10/26/03 06:18 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?
Replies: 70
Views: 1195

Re: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS

My e-mail is the same today as it was 2 years ago. Don't know why it bounced, but I do know that I've been having some serious problems with my server. You can always try again: <!-- e --><a href="mailto:michaeljay@about.com">michaeljay@about.com</a><!-- e --> Or, if that doesn't work, I do keep an ...
by Michael Jay
10/05/03 10:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS
Replies: 41
Views: 535

Re: TO THE MODERATOR

Nice talk for a ventriloquist. Well, Pete, in all honesty, the first and last words of that sentence are pretty easy for a ventriloquist. It's the middle one that takes a bit of practice! Seriously though, what brought this on? Was that really necessary? This is an excellent set of forums, why sull...
by Michael Jay
10/05/03 09:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TO THE MODERATOR
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS

If you would like to discuss this further offline my email is: ottomatik@sbcglobal.net. Best regards. I'm sorry, I will not be debunked publicly. Of course, I would have been much more willing to go with this kind of debate (off the boards) had you not stated: Geez the .223 tumbling thing was debun...
by Michael Jay
10/05/03 12:03 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS
Replies: 41
Views: 535

Re: Roy Horn in Critical Condition

It was not the tiger's first time on stage. They say that it is, but that is more a private joke than anything...They've been using this tiger in front of audiences for some 6 years now. Fortunately, the tiger did not lunge into the audience. The ramifications of such a thing are too far reaching to...
by Michael Jay
10/04/03 01:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Horn in Critical Condition
Replies: 77
Views: 1357

Re: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS

Well stated, Diego, and I agree whole heartedly with your statement. I'm not going to argue on this subject anymore, specifically because... I have personally seen a Colt Python with 7+ bullets stuck in the barrel, end to end. yes, the bozo didn't notice the squib loads and actually reloaded once. ....
by Michael Jay
10/04/03 01:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS
Replies: 41
Views: 535

Re: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS

The projectile part of a bullet can be removed with pliers just fine. It's easier with long pointy rifle bullets than short stubby pistol bullets, but particularly if they are lead bullets it's easily done w/out damage to the case if you pay attention. I do NOT recommend doing it, but it's doable. ...
by Michael Jay
10/04/03 10:38 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS
Replies: 41
Views: 535

Re: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS

Brandon Lee died in a less than happy accident; on a night shoot the crew needed to have a close up of a loaded revolver. The Armourer was not available (or there were no dummy rounds, I forget which) so someone had the idea of pulling the slug out of the casing and cleaning out the powder before r...
by Michael Jay
10/04/03 08:31 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS
Replies: 41
Views: 535

Re: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS

He uses a blank if I remember right Just to let you know, you can be killed by putting a gun to your head, even if it is only a blank being fired. The percussion of the blank to the temple is enough to cause a hemorage in the brain. The best example I can give would be Brandon Lee (son of Bruce Lee...
by Michael Jay
10/03/03 06:09 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WHEEL SEE ABOUT THIS
Replies: 41
Views: 535

Re: Blaine Pleased With Himself

Please, disagree as much as you like, Dave, that's what a good debate is all about! Points well made, sir. While I cannot dispute your second point, as that is more to a fact than an opinion, I do have to disagree with the first. In fact, if nobody really cared, nobody would show up to see Blaine in...
by Michael Jay
09/26/03 05:20 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine Pleased With Himself
Replies: 21
Views: 656

Re: Blaine Pleased With Himself

When Blaine first appeared on the scene several years back, I didn't like his look, his editing, his style or anything about the guy. I took heat in several circles for my dislike of the man and my willingness to make my opinion crystal clear. I have had a change of heart. Reading all the garbage of...
by Michael Jay
09/26/03 03:12 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine Pleased With Himself
Replies: 21
Views: 656

Re: Conn's Close-up Classroom

I have e-mailed you Doug. Thank you for putting up this link - interesting stuff!

Mike.
by Michael Jay
09/24/03 03:58 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Conn's Close-up Classroom
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Clippo, origins, variations etc...

As Dale has mentioned above, it is coincidental how this topic came up, as I am also writing an article on "Clippo" to add to my on-line library. Presently, I'd like to thank everyone for the excellent information and, if there is anyone else who has some historical notes on this effect, I...
by Michael Jay
09/14/03 08:45 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Clippo, origins, variations etc...
Replies: 24
Views: 906

Re: New website....www.toddlassen.com

Excellent! I shall add this to my on-line library, specifically, USA coin specialty shops.

Mike.
by Michael Jay
09/11/03 11:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New website....www.toddlassen.com
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Question For Copperfield Audience Vets

Sorry about this, but I wanted to expand on my comments above... There is a difference between discussing techniques for a side steal, or helping someone work their way through it and openly theorizing another magician's signature piece. If Richard is refering to discussion of methods and techniques...
by Michael Jay
09/07/03 08:13 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Question For Copperfield Audience Vets
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Question For Copperfield Audience Vets

It's not a matter of being anal retentive, it's a matter of ethics among magicians. I had thought this board had ethics, but, if you are right in your statement: ...Richard K. has posted that he has no objection discussing secrets... Then I guess I'm in the wrong place. In fact, I'd go so far as to ...
by Michael Jay
09/06/03 07:53 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Question For Copperfield Audience Vets
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Question For Copperfield Audience Vets

Stefan, I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I'm really wracking my brain trying to figure out why you'd want to post a theory on how another magician does his signature piece on an open forum...

Mike.
by Michael Jay
09/06/03 05:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Question For Copperfield Audience Vets
Replies: 34
Views: 419

Re: Melinda is a Mommy!

Yes, congratulations Melinda!

Mike.
by Michael Jay
09/06/03 04:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Melinda is a Mommy!
Replies: 3
Views: 100
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