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Re: "Theft" or Just Another Version of Confabulation?

While it is "just another version of confabulation" ( using Doug Malloy's prediction chest), the exact presentation', theming it around twitter, even using the same exact 3 tweet topics were ripped off verbatim, when you do this type of thing, you can predict ANYTHING in the whole wide wor...
by Geoff Weber
07/26/13 01:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Theft" or Just Another Version of Confabulation?
Replies: 18
Views: 2069

Re: America's Got Talent - Rudy Coby and Puck tonight

well, both Eric and Rudy did the act from their youtube video, so it does seem like a bit of an unfair bait and switch to invite these guys on the show and then bash them for performing the act you asked them to perform (neither performance was 100% flawless, but they were both close enough) I do th...
by Geoff Weber
08/15/12 12:31 AM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: America's Got Talent - Rudy Coby and Puck tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: A question for professionals

The tactful approach:
Take out a ledger and say "Let me just log this in, so I can give you a receipt"

The cheeky approach:
"I trust you... I just enjoy looking at it".
by Geoff Weber
07/22/12 12:38 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question for professionals
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Six

yu ho jin is very good, but I personally prefer an ha lim (who didn't win)
by Geoff Weber
07/14/12 11:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy
Replies: 153
Views: 25648

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Four

Here's Yahn Frisch doing his eccentric cups and balls (not sure if the routine has been modified for FISM.. its unlike any I've seen before.. wonderful!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JI03MW3Oms
by Geoff Weber
07/12/12 11:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Four
Replies: 43
Views: 7829

Re: Cognitive Color Change

I will check it out as soon as I activate my account. Thanks for the reminder!
by Geoff Weber
02/27/11 04:40 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Cognitive Color Change
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: Cognitive Color Change

I loved this. Great column and an awesome trick to support the principle. I am amazed it really fools people but it does! Performing this makes me giddy.
by Geoff Weber
02/27/11 01:29 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Cognitive Color Change
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)

Good news: I got a copy of Impro for Storytellers for Christmas! Bad news: Progress on my show has been... majorly sidetracked. Deadline is coming up. to quote Douglas Adams, I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
by Geoff Weber
12/30/10 10:16 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)
Replies: 33
Views: 4545

Re: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)

In continuing with Tom's homework assignment here's some of the titles/phrases I came up with: How to start your own religion Getting too big for my britches Magic in 3-d The trick that fooled a guy who vaguely looked like Houdini This trick cost me 24.95 You can trust me, I'm a Boy Scout When ambit...
by Geoff Weber
05/18/10 08:17 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)
Replies: 33
Views: 4545

Re: Help with Name of an Effect

I believe the trick that Bob Little was selling was "Swing-a-Ring", made by MAK Magic / UF Grant.
by Geoff Weber
04/19/10 10:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Name of an Effect
Replies: 14
Views: 1797

Re: Tom Stone Article

Its not so much a cardboard sub trunk as a trunkless sub trunk...
by Geoff Weber
04/19/10 10:21 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Tom Stone Article
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)

I had decided on the title "The Treachery of Images" even before Tom added his vote of support, which will just give me added confidence to trust my instincts from here on. This title has really helped me define the type of show I will be doing and through researching the art of Rene Magri...
by Geoff Weber
04/11/10 07:46 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)
Replies: 33
Views: 4545

Re: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)

"THE ALZHEIMER REMEDY" It is to be a mentalist show starting from the (unproven) scientific thesis that excercising your brain can keep Alzheimers at bay. Have you read Dr. Ryūta Kawashima's book, Train Your Brain: 60 Days to a Better Brain ? It was the inspiration for the best s...
by Geoff Weber
02/13/10 04:28 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)
Replies: 33
Views: 4545

Re: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)

Tom, I love reading your column! And I am very excited to launch a theatrical show.

Titles ideas:
"The Treachery of Images: This is not a Magic Show"
"Secret Powers" (not a very imaginative, but it ties in with a script I have in mind)
"The Interesting Visitor"
by Geoff Weber
01/27/10 09:37 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: My Show Name (Tom Stone's challenge from his February column)
Replies: 33
Views: 4545

Silly String of Death

I was interested in this routine but was hoping someone had some concrete advice on how to end it. Spraying the audience or spraying your volunteer both make me nervous and I would be interested to hear from someone who has performed it (if it has in fact been tested in the real world) on how the au...
by Geoff Weber
12/22/09 06:25 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Silly String of Death
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Re: Rice Bowls

I bought an older set
by Geoff Weber
02/06/09 04:19 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Rice Bowls
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Re: Rice Bowls

I got a set of the Al Baker bowls after reading the routine in Bruce Eliot's classic secrets. But I ended up going back to Al Baker's handling from the original instructions, which worked much better for me.
by Geoff Weber
02/05/09 03:03 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Rice Bowls
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Re: Tom Stone Column

This article makes me want to rethink my entire act.
by Geoff Weber
01/30/09 02:34 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Tom Stone Column
Replies: 30
Views: 5072

Re: The Pointer Anomaly

From the article, it states that he had orignally planned to use the ace as a key card to remind him which way to spread the deck. Paul Harris was under the mistaken impression that the direction the ace pointed would be dictated by which end he turned it over from. He figured if he could fool himse...
by Geoff Weber
01/28/09 09:20 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Pointer Anomaly
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Re: Paul Harris Pointer Anomaly Contest

Here's an idea I had, mainly to give the routine some context: Draw "U" magnets onto two blank cards. One of the cards will be the anomaly magnet. So the basic presentation would relate to the attraction between the two magnets. place the anomaly magnet face up, turn it over from the side ...
by Geoff Weber
01/23/09 01:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Harris Pointer Anomaly Contest
Replies: 60
Views: 8740

Re: David Blaine bottle!

Now you should waterproof the plastic seals and the fill the bottles with liquid. (Bonus points if you can achieve a neutral density so the decks float in the middle)
by Geoff Weber
01/23/09 12:51 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: David Blaine bottle!
Replies: 5
Views: 2493

Hiro Sakai

I was amazed to see Balloon Bank Nite in the Feb. issue. The method is genius.
by Geoff Weber
01/22/09 11:38 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Hiro Sakai
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

Re: Re-Clipped

I tried this out for my mom. I started like I wanted her to sign a card for a card trick. After I restored the broken pen cap, she took the pen and proceeded to sign the card as if nothing abnormal had happened. I think she was so focused on seeing a card trick she hadn't realized I had just perform...
by Geoff Weber
01/22/09 11:18 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Re-Clipped
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: Favorite issue of 2008

My favorite Genii feature was David Regal's Celebricadabra article. Although that was split over 2 issues, so I guess if I have to pick one, then I choose the one that included the crystal card bonus trick (July?)

The Steve Cohen issue would be a close second.
by Geoff Weber
01/09/09 03:10 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Favorite issue of 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3278

Re: Question about Dean Dill's Explosion

Ray Kosby's matrix has a cleanup where you can produce all the leftover coins after the backfire phase. I believe this might have been the routine that influenced Dean's explosion.
by Geoff Weber
08/28/08 09:22 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Dean Dill's Explosion
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Well Oiled Reset

I wonder whats incorrect? Because I've followed the directions as written, and the trick seems to work fine.
by Geoff Weber
08/12/08 11:14 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Well Oiled Reset
Replies: 15
Views: 1664

Re: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon

I read this book while I was on vacation in Thailand. I loved it. I really wish I could have met these gentlemen.
by Geoff Weber
08/08/08 09:34 AM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon
Replies: 34
Views: 9369

Re: Need some help - Liquid Vanish

Your concerns about slush powder sound too much like you're worried about fooling magicians.
by Geoff Weber
08/05/08 09:04 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Liquid Vanish -please help
Replies: 17
Views: 2538

Re: IBM SAM Day 6

I admire and respect Wayne Dobson, but he did not connect with the laypeople in the audience at all and came across as a pity act, which is precisely what he did NOT want. It was challenging to understand what he was saying and I spent the rest of the evening explaining to my Louisville layperson f...
by Geoff Weber
07/29/08 09:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 6
Replies: 34
Views: 6665

Re: Greater Magic reprint ?

HI, Richard, Will your edition of "Greater Magic" ever be reprinted ? I have one of the older editions (one of the 1938 printings that I think maybe has some material omitted ? ) , but I'd love to get the full version with supplemental material that you published. Is there a reason it can...
by Geoff Weber
07/28/08 01:26 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Greater Magic reprint ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: Regals review

The egg bag? I guess it depends on how poorly we're talking about.
by Geoff Weber
07/14/08 08:44 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Regals review
Replies: 13
Views: 2926

Re: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman

I think the fundamental issue here is "what is a trick worth?" Which is confusing, because pricing ranges so widely. I don't think its fair to compare the price of work released by a single individual to the collected works of 100s of people. That's like comparing mom&pop to CostCo, of...
by Geoff Weber
07/09/08 11:31 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 28035

Re: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman

From the creator's standpoint, if you've invented a trick that is worthy of being marketed, is there a better option than producing it as a DVD? I would submit that there is not. The only other options are magazine submissions, instant downloads, or booklets. Magazines are fine if you aren't interes...
by Geoff Weber
07/08/08 11:19 AM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 28035

Re: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman

I prefer to evaluate each product on its own individual merits. If it is a good trick and I am willing to pay the price they ask, then I will do so.
by Geoff Weber
07/02/08 03:39 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 28035

Re: December Genii is in the mail! Look out for Aaron Fisher.

Just had Aaron over for a lecture last night. It was awesome. I commented that his picture on the cover looks like he's the guest host for Saturday Night Live... ;)
by Geoff Weber
12/04/02 04:01 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: December Genii is in the mail! Look out for Aaron Fisher.
Replies: 51
Views: 1627

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