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by jason156
July 1st, 2015, 5:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Babadook
Replies: 13
Views: 2141

Re: Babadook

I enjoy watching horror movies, although the truly great ones are few and far between. For me the most terrifying film I ever saw as a child was not precisely a horror film, it was the original version of The Andromeda Strain. My parents took me and my brother to see it when I was about 9 years old...
by jason156
May 2nd, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: History of the "pocket dump" strategy?
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: History of the "pocket dump" strategy?

Richard Kaufman wrote:I find the use of the phrase "Pocket Dump" to be unpleasant. Even "Pocket Ditch" is better.



Is the phrase "going south" similar, or does that more imply lapping?
by jason156
April 13th, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vanishing Diamond
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Re: Vanishing Diamond

An interesting piece of eye candy, but I'm a little confused as to what the effect is supposed to be.
by jason156
January 3rd, 2015, 2:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel is Just the BIGGEST NAME IN MAGIC!
Replies: 7
Views: 1777

Re: Criss Angel is Just the BIGGEST NAME IN MAGIC!

Perhaps he has finally rivaled Houdini ... in being a publicity whore.
by jason156
December 5th, 2014, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RS Loosing Steam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1542

Re: RS Loosing Steem?

Losing steam? Some around here would say they were full of hot air to begin with ......
by jason156
September 22nd, 2014, 7:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 11905

Re: hank lee out of jail

Seems like a bad idea, kinda like a recovering alcoholic getting a job as a bartender.
by jason156
September 6th, 2013, 5:40 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Quick Dai Vernon question
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Re: Quick Dai Vernon question

To address the basic question.

A professional gets to the point where they realize what "sells", and has little reason to deviate from that position, an amateur is free to experiment because its not the way they put food on the table.
by jason156
August 5th, 2013, 8:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Examples wanted ... Cutting edge / fresh approach to magic
Replies: 19
Views: 2357

Re: Examples wanted ... Cutting edge / fresh approach to mag

Trolling for ideas for your next download? How about cups and balls done with your pants around your knees? Not only can you call it something clever like "cups and thugs", but the pants around the knees form a natural servant for your loads.

Performance rights reserved........
by jason156
June 27th, 2013, 5:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken Wand; Amos Levkovitch
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Broken Wand; Amos Levkovitch

Wow, so sad. I heard nothing about his illness, how old was he?
by jason156
June 18th, 2013, 11:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee Apparently Sold your Personal Info
Replies: 11
Views: 2281

Re: Hank Lee Apparently Sold your Personal Info

Seems like a standard business practice, isn't this what Diamonds Magic did when they purchased Paul Diamonds inventory?
by jason156
February 5th, 2013, 7:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Kartis Okito Box by Tango?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Kartis Okito Box by Tango?

Maybe I was being unduly harsh, check out this demo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYBGFIZ6uAY
by jason156
February 5th, 2013, 5:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Kartis Okito Box by Tango?
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Kartis Okito Box by Tango?

jwalkmagic wrote:Much of what I see in the demos on line it looks like a Boston Box


Much of what I saw in the demos looked awful.
by jason156
December 28th, 2012, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?
Replies: 21
Views: 2159

Re: Who are your favorite "innocent appearing" magicians?

Has anyone mentioned Paul Gertner?
by jason156
December 6th, 2012, 1:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic
Replies: 71
Views: 12884

Re: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic

Attempted murder? I can see the lawyers are involved now.
by jason156
November 4th, 2012, 3:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kreskin
Replies: 28
Views: 3431

Re: Kreskin

I saw Kreskin back in 1975, and haven't felt the need to see him again.
by jason156
August 14th, 2012, 4:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bravo, London
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Bravo, London

It was a great Olympics, even though certain people had concerns. Go USA.
by jason156
August 6th, 2012, 3:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Anticipated Event at the Genii Bash
Replies: 19
Views: 1841

Re: Most Anticipated Event at the Genii Bash

Buy a bottle at an ABC liquor store on the way, you will save a fortune.
by jason156
August 5th, 2012, 3:13 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: RARE L & L Publishing Stanyons Magic Book! 177 Volumes of Stanyons Magic HC on Ebay!
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: RARE L & L Publishing Stanyons Magic Book! 177 Volumes of Stanyons Magic HC on Ebay!

Wow, that's a good deal, but this book is not "rare", it's still available from the publisher for the original selling price.
by jason156
August 4th, 2012, 4:42 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Seeking Best Egg Bag
Replies: 28
Views: 4010

Re: Seeking Best Egg Bag

Thompson's routine is fantastic. Try to see it live. That'll tell you what you can do with a Malini bag. I don't know who stands in for the Tarbell bag. A couple of years ago I saw Johnny Thompson perform the eggbag and he fried me, and I do mean fried me, It was the single best moment of the conve...
by jason156
July 24th, 2012, 2:47 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: How much does the average Magician make annually?
Replies: 48
Views: 14511

Re: How much does the average Magician make annually?

Edward Pungot wrote:If you're in this for the money, you have already betrayed your "profession."


Is it a choice between being a starving artist or a sellout with a full belly?
by jason156
July 21st, 2012, 8:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question for professionals
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: A question for professionals

Do you give them a receipt? If so, it seems logical to count the cash or write the check number on the receipt.
by jason156
June 5th, 2012, 5:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Walk of Fame In Colon Is Now Reality!
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Re: Magic Walk of Fame In Colon Is Now Reality!

I thought Colon already had a "Walk of Fame"... it's called the Lakeside Cemetery. I assume that the sidewalk will have 99% of the same names? The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce might not be too thrilled with your "Walk of Fame", but if it brings more people to Colon, then, what ...
by jason156
May 10th, 2012, 11:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Walk of Fame
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Magic Walk of Fame

Maybe I'm missing the point. You are calling it a "walk Of Fame", but apparently anyone with 1275.00 bucks can have a star. Sounds like the walk of deep pockets to me. Same as the Hollywood Walk of Fame then. Well, yes and no. True, there is a fee required, but there is also a selection c...
by jason156
May 10th, 2012, 12:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Walk of Fame
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Magic Walk of Fame

Maybe I'm missing the point. You are calling it a "walk Of Fame", but apparently anyone with 1275.00 bucks can have a star. Sounds like the walk of deep pockets to me.
by jason156
April 27th, 2012, 2:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf
Replies: 20
Views: 2879

Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

16. Got them for free as a Genii reviewer (but may decide to sell them at a later date)
by jason156
December 24th, 2011, 7:23 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Miracle ACAAN by Lloyd Barnes
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Re: The Miracle ACAAN by Lloyd Barnes

The post really didn't seem all that mean to me, I myself would like to read other reviews of this particular effect, just to see how they compare with Mr. Stone's review. I'd like to read Mr. Stone's review. Where can we find it ? [/quote] Ouch....that's what I get for trying to do 3 things at onc...
by jason156
December 24th, 2011, 12:42 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Miracle ACAAN by Lloyd Barnes
Replies: 14
Views: 2356

Re: The Miracle ACAAN by Lloyd Barnes

I concur with the goat. Lloyd's response was mature and respectful. My opinion of mr barnes (based solely on his postings) has been raised. I don't see the point of yiyong's post, other than a desire just to be mean. The post really didn't seem all that mean to me, I myself would like to read other...
by jason156
December 9th, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Miracle ACAAN // Interesting Story
Replies: 35
Views: 3926

Re: The Miracle ACAAN // Interesting Story

Well, we shouldn't discourage this unusual creative process. I was once inspired to create a 7 phase oil and water effect following my Uncle's gall bladder surgery.
by jason156
December 8th, 2011, 1:25 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Miracle ACAAN // Interesting Story
Replies: 35
Views: 3926

Re: The Miracle ACAAN // Interesting Story

"I don't want anyone to think this is advertising."

Well, thank goodness for that.
by jason156
November 26th, 2011, 11:04 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

I thought Lin Searles idea was to have the Aces a different color back from the indifferent cards?
by jason156
November 7th, 2011, 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Large Bill Tube
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Large Bill Tube

To post a pic you need to upload it to a site like photo bucket and then post a link to it.
by jason156
November 4th, 2011, 12:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Martin Nash Trilogy-Autographed
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Martin Nash Trilogy-Autographed

A link to your auction would be helpful.
by jason156
October 25th, 2011, 10:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ADVANCE - New Gospel Magic Convention 2012 - Coldwater, Michigan
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: ADVANCE - New Gospel Magic Convention 2012 - Coldwater, Michigan

magicking wrote:October 5th and 6th..I gues its over by now...would have loved to have known sooner.


Well, it does say in the title....2012
by jason156
October 3rd, 2011, 10:59 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Confirming my dislike for some (many) clowns
Replies: 5
Views: 1199

Re: Confirming my love of learning

JULIUS MAGIC wrote:..... AD SNIPPED .......


How is this different from all other kinds of spam that appear mysteriously on this board at three in the morning? This follow up has very little to do with the original post and is totally commercial in nature.
by jason156
September 29th, 2011, 2:46 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Legend by Justin Miller
Replies: 40
Views: 5674

Re: Legend by Justin Miller

JustinMiller wrote:Thank god...I was thinking about getting this after I had seen over 700 people bought this and gave rave reviews on it..but now I would rather do some sponge ball magic. Thank you tom for the review.
JM



If 700 actually bought this, why would you draw attention to a bad review?
by jason156
September 1st, 2011, 1:45 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Theres' a Business Card Trick in here
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Theres' a Business Card Trick in here

Looks way too thick for that.
by jason156
August 29th, 2011, 10:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So, How was MAGIC Live?
Replies: 117
Views: 10561

Re: So, How was MAGIC Live?

What was acceptable in the days of Dean Martin's old TV show, now 40 years ago, is not acceptable now. As far as Kentucky jokes, well that's just too easy. Let's say I won't make any jokes about hillbilly incest if you don't make any Jew jokes. :) I just watched one the old Dean Martin roasts and I...
by jason156
August 29th, 2011, 12:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So, How was MAGIC Live?
Replies: 117
Views: 10561

Re: So, How was MAGIC Live?

Good for you Mr. Hobson for standing your ground. What exactly is it that people don't get about your (and others) brand of comedy? As a white southern male I find Larry The Cable Guys portrayal of the stereotypical white southern backwater hick to be hilarious.

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