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New Blaine Special

The new Blaine special was just brilliant--the best by far since his first breakout special. I couldn't help laughing and smiling like a big old goofball the entire time I watched. He's really hammered the combination of cool magician and carnival freak-show performer into something entirely new and...
by Carl Mercurio
11/20/13 11:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Blaine Special
Replies: 41
Views: 3438

Giant Asian Fan Production

There are some very impressive giant Asian-style fans produced in the climax of these two performances. Any idea who--if anyone--markets these jumbo fans? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAOBWELS5Ik (Amazing David, India) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_GONzMvWjQ (Po Cheng Lai, Taiwan) Thanks, Carl
by Carl Mercurio
05/13/13 12:32 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Giant Asian Fan Production
Replies: 0
Views: 1334

Vote for Rogue's Magic Fun Shop

Help Rogue's Magic Fun Shop in Queens win a $250,000 grant. Rogue's is up against other small businesses for a grant that will allow him to expand his operation, including his theater. Go to <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com/">https://www.missionsmallbusiness.c...
by Carl Mercurio
06/24/12 10:24 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Vote for Rogue's Magic Fun Shop
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Bar Magic Night in NYC, June 17, 2011

Back by Popular Demand Bar Magic with Carl Mercurio Top bar magician Carl Mercurio will perform during happy hour at the Nirvana Lounge in New York City. Complementary appetizers served. You must be over 21 to attend. Last time was big fun and included some special guest performers. See you there!!!...
by Carl Mercurio
06/05/11 07:52 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Bar Magic Night in NYC, June 17, 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

He didn't, and I didn't ask.
by Carl Mercurio
05/26/11 02:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

Johnny also confirmed to me in an email that he never released this on a video.
by Carl Mercurio
05/26/11 08:34 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

Thanks David. Good to know. Jamy Swiss confirms the same to me in an email -- that it was never officially published. I also met Johnny once while performing at Monday Night Magic. A sweetheart of a guy. He took 10 minutes just to show me how to fold my lapel hank. Funny, it's the little bits of kin...
by Carl Mercurio
05/25/11 01:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

Thanks guys, but this was a body load.

I'm pretty sure the commercial classics tapes only had a non-body load approach with silks and a top hat.
by Carl Mercurio
05/24/11 01:14 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Johnny Thompson dove production

Does anybody remember a video or DVD in which Johnny Thompson explained how to produce a dove from a body load, but instead of using silks for cover he used clear plastic wrap?

Thanks,
Carl
by Carl Mercurio
05/24/11 09:17 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Magic at Ha Comedy Club in NYC, Dec. 8

Stop by the Ha Comedy Club tonight, Dec. 8, at 7:00. 46th (between 7th and 8th). I'll be performing magic, a 20-minute set.

Thanks,
Carl Mercurio
by Carl Mercurio
12/08/10 03:36 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic at Ha Comedy Club in NYC, Dec. 8
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Bar Magic Redux, Friday, June 25

Bar Magic Redux: Another night of Bar Magic with Carl Mercurio at Nirvana WHAT: Bar Magic with Carl Mercurio PLACE: Nirvana, 346 Lexington Ave., New York, NY, (between 39th and 40th St.) WHEN: Friday, June 25, 2010 TIME: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM COST: Admission Free Call: (212) 983-0000 or visit: <!-- m -...
by Carl Mercurio
06/23/10 04:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Bar Magic is Back in New York
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Bar Magic is Back in New York

To be determined. I'll keep you posted. Carl
by Carl Mercurio
03/21/10 03:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Bar Magic is Back in New York
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Bar Magic is Back in New York

Bar Magic with Carl Mercurio is Back in New York City WHAT: Bar Magic with Carl Mercurio PLACE: Nirvana, 346 Lexington Ave., New York, NY, (between 39th and 40th St.) WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2010 TIME: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM COST: Admission Free Call: (212) 983-0000 or visit: <!-- m --><a class="postli...
by Carl Mercurio
03/06/10 08:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Bar Magic is Back in New York
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: McCombical Prediction

Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Carl
by Carl Mercurio
02/05/10 04:19 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: McCombical Prediction
Replies: 3
Views: 503

McCombical Prediction

Does anyone have (and wish to sell) the version of the McCombical Prediction using a jumbo deck that has been sliced in half diagonally. Each spectator picks a half card. They are supposed to match your prediction card. But the two selected halves are different. You then reveal the prediction: a gaf...
by Carl Mercurio
02/03/10 05:12 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: McCombical Prediction
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Calling Mr. Electric!

Thanks, Carl
by Carl Mercurio
04/02/08 05:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Calling Mr. Electric!
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Calling Mr. Electric!

I need a good version of a lightbulb that lights while held in the hand--preferably the spectator's hand. And I need to be able to control when it turns on and off.

Thanks,
Carl
by Carl Mercurio
03/28/08 10:08 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Calling Mr. Electric!
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Why I love magic....

Ex-WellPoint Exec Accused of Womanizing Saturday January 26, 5:29 am ET <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080126/corporate_sex_scandal.html?.v=4">http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080126/corporat ... .html?.v=4</a><!-- m --> You have to read to the end, but there is a magic-related p...
by Carl Mercurio
01/29/08 07:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why I love magic....
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Teller Speaks on Magic Theory

Not sure if this video has been posted here, but it's interesting.

http://s2.video.blip.tv/0910000879801/M ... ium482.mp4
by Carl Mercurio
01/19/08 08:44 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Teller Speaks on Magic Theory
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

I'm back. Now if I only had something to say.
by Carl Mercurio
01/19/08 08:21 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 12225

Non-Magic Job

This has nothing to do with magic, but I thought I'd put it here if it could help out a member of the magic fraternity looking for work. Got a call from a headhunter looking for a market research analyst for a healthcare company in California. Pay is $100,000+. Send me an email, and I'll send you th...
by Carl Mercurio
03/01/06 02:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Non-Magic Job
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Re: One Hundred By Warlock Arrives!

Arrived in New York.
by Carl Mercurio
02/08/06 07:35 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: One Hundred By Warlock Arrives!
Replies: 19
Views: 747

Re: Desperately Seeking Meaning

I think the term "meaning" is misused and misunderstood. What we're really searching for is "context." Cutting a rope and restoring it is inherently meaningful; it causes people consiously or unconsciously to question the laws of nature and life. That's why it's a classic trick t...
by Carl Mercurio
12/12/05 09:57 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Desperately Seeking Meaning
Replies: 103
Views: 6159

Re: Sometimes I love being a magician

I have got to get out more.
by Carl Mercurio
11/30/05 09:56 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Sometimes I love being a magician
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Dean Dill injured in car crash

Great guy. Get well soon. Carl
by Carl Mercurio
11/30/05 09:39 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Dean Dill injured in car crash
Replies: 43
Views: 15997

Re: Speaking of Supreme...

Thanks...
by Carl Mercurio
11/21/05 12:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Speaking of Supreme...
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Speaking of Supreme...

Didn't they manufacture a very good Diminishing Cards, Baker style? I'm looking for one now.
by Carl Mercurio
11/17/05 11:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Speaking of Supreme...
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Penn and Teller preview

The preview is great stuff...but then P&T are among my favorites of all time. Who says the Masked Magician killed tricks like Metamorphosis for ever? Anything that involves holding your breath under water even for a few seconds(Houdini Water Tourture Escape, for example) scares the crap out of m...
by Carl Mercurio
11/11/05 08:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn and Teller preview
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Complete Walton or Dave Campbell Legacy?

I can't speak to the Campbell book, but the Complete Walton (Vol. 1 & 2) is one of the great ones. Even if you don't do a single trick, you'll benefit greatly from the thinking behind the effects.
by Carl Mercurio
11/11/05 08:36 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Complete Walton or Dave Campbell Legacy?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Paul Stone's Ace Place contact

Thanks, Matt.
by Carl Mercurio
09/30/05 07:04 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Stone's Ace Place contact
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: Paul Stone's Ace Place contact

Thanks.
by Carl Mercurio
09/28/05 11:53 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Stone's Ace Place contact
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Paul Stone's Ace Place contact

Anyone have an email or contact info for Paul Stone's Ace Place in the U.K.?
by Carl Mercurio
09/27/05 09:07 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Stone's Ace Place contact
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: Gene Maze undergoes open heart surgery

Gene is a wonderful man. I hope he gets well soon. Carl
by Carl Mercurio
09/21/05 11:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gene Maze undergoes open heart surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Todd Robbins Dark Deceptions and More

As I said in a prior post, Todd's Dark Deceptions is just great, very entertaining and a ton of fun. Don't miss it. Carl
by Carl Mercurio
09/14/05 11:41 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Todd Robbins Dark Deceptions and More
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Funny Japanese Magic (Cyril videos)

I understood as well. I also think it's not very nice of Mop to say "little Jap girl."
by Carl Mercurio
09/12/05 01:55 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Funny Japanese Magic (Cyril videos)
Replies: 20
Views: 1227

Re: The Magic Castle Is Broke

I think Dustin hit it on the head. That was exactly my reading of the documents and the financials. As a financial analyst, my conclusion was that the club can't survive at its current revenue run rate without cutting costs. The one relief is that there really doesn't appear to be any malfeasance in...
by Carl Mercurio
08/30/05 08:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Castle Is Broke
Replies: 166
Views: 35234

Re: Teller's Book is Ready!

Got mine. Yahoo! Signing off for a while now.

Carl
by Carl Mercurio
08/25/05 08:57 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller's Book is Ready!
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Re: Teller's Book is Ready!

I want mine! I want mine!
by Carl Mercurio
08/23/05 08:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller's Book is Ready!
Replies: 12
Views: 306

Todd Robbins Seance

If you're in New York City over the next week, don't miss Dark Deceptions: The Seance Experience with my friend Todd Robbins doing a brilliant turn as The Reverend T.L. Robbins. It's just great. The show is part of the Fringe Festival. Only two shows left, Sat. Aug. 20th at noon and Wed. Aug. 24 at ...
by Carl Mercurio
08/19/05 06:47 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Todd Robbins Seance
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: September Genii arrived

Steve,

Thank you for your kind comments about the article. I'll pass them along to Simon.

Carl
by Carl Mercurio
08/18/05 02:43 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: September Genii arrived
Replies: 48
Views: 1062
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