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by John M. Dale
February 3rd, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MagicSale.com
Replies: 1
Views: 249

MagicSale.com

I've seen a couple of things that I'm interested in listed on http://www.magicsale.com.

However, with a 1998 copyright and a website design that reflects that date, I wonder if it is active.

Has anyone done business with them?

JMD
by John M. Dale
December 17th, 2016, 3:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 3430

Re: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?

The Douglas-Wayne built Devano deck works reliably and well. Haven't seen them for sale for quite some time, however. According to http://www.thebestmagic.com/content/douglas-wayne-illusioneering , George Richbark was one of the founders of Douglas-Wayne. Maybe the one you describe was built by him...
by John M. Dale
December 17th, 2016, 2:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 3430

Re: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?

Tom Gilbert wrote:Marty Martini does make a good deck, but email him and see what you think.

Thanks for the recommendation, Tom. I'll check it out.

JMD
by John M. Dale
December 14th, 2016, 10:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 3430

Re: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?

Good Devano Deck: 1. Gaffed block not too thick. 2. Weight sufficient to raise the cards at an even pace, even when the deck is tilted slightly as it might be in a glass or if the spectator is holding it. 3. Pins, not stucky stuff, to raise the cards. The pins should be just long enough that if you...
by John M. Dale
December 14th, 2016, 1:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 3430

Re: Any decent Arne or Devano card rise out there?

Good Devano Deck: 1. Gaffed block not too thick. 2. Weight sufficient to raise the cards at an even pace, even when the deck is tilted slightly as it might be in a glass or if the spectator is holding it. 3. Pins, not stucky stuff, to raise the cards. The pins should be just long enough that if you...
by John M. Dale
November 26th, 2016, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 332: Jason Latimer - Inspiring Mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: 332: Jason Latimer - Inspiring Mystery

Cool info.

However, your second link ("http://TheMagicWordPodcasst.com") is misspelled and is returning "can't find server".

JMD
by John M. Dale
November 4th, 2016, 4:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: No Get Ready Double - Bro. John Hamman
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: No Get Ready Double - Bro. John Hamman

performer wrote:I find the pages far too wide in that book.



Wait, how would you know? It was written after 1954. Or did you divine it using your incredibly powerful psycho abilities?

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 30th, 2016, 9:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uri spills the beans??
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Uri spills the beans??

Got an email from Viking advertising this: https://www.vikingmagic.com/product/uri-geller-reveals-all-limited-edition/

Curiouser and curiouser. Would you buy a used car from this man"

JMD
by John M. Dale
December 10th, 2015, 12:58 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Easy Magic to Fool Your Friends
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Easy Magic to Fool Your Friends

An excellent example of simple sleight of hand used to make a lasting impression. I wonder if he got started on BoingBoing?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/dec/09/orangutan-magic-trick-funny-video

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 25th, 2015, 2:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Two in the hand and one in the pocket
Replies: 24
Views: 3474

Re: Two in the hand and one in the pocket

While I know it is a classic, I've always thought it was a pointless trick which made the audience look stupid. "Wrong … wrong again … still wrong, you schmuck." I agree if you present it that way, which is how I used to do it. "How many are in my hand now? Wrong!" I changed my ...
by John M. Dale
August 26th, 2015, 1:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 30124

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

If by your comments you mean that the volunteers (without quotation marks) were in on any aspect of Jay's or Shin Lim's act, that is not correct. In each case, there is stuff going on behind the table that the volunteer does not see, but has to be pre-set at the beginning, privately. Obviously, thi...
by John M. Dale
August 26th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 30124

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

The thing that caused me a bit of concern about his performance here, however (to echo one of Sam M.'s comments) was the pre-selected/pre-seated spectator. But my concern is not whether or not that this had anything to do with the method per se. My concern is simply that it was so out of place/unus...
by John M. Dale
August 16th, 2015, 12:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionist Squad
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: The Illusionist Squad

Fair enough. I hadn't thought of that angle.

JMD
by John M. Dale
August 15th, 2015, 6:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionist Squad
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: The Illusionist Squad

Hi, Tim, I know this is going to sound a bit confrontational, so I apologize in advance. But, given your outspoken opinions regarding rip-off magic copies and intellectual property (which I generally agree with), I'm curious about the "Illusionist Squad" logo at the end of the video. It's ...
by John M. Dale
August 13th, 2015, 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4775
Views: 1738748

Re: ERDNASE

It's funny how, with 50,000 source words and over a century to look at them, we can't figure out who Erdnase was, but you can spot M.ark L.ewis after only a few posts. You're not implying that ML is currently lurking around here are you? Certainly not as a "performer"? Surely, since he is...
by John M. Dale
March 15th, 2015, 9:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin Board
Replies: 23
Views: 5774

Re: Coin Board

Here you go, Bill: 1/2 dollar size http://midwestmagic.net/shop/item.aspx?itemid=4003 & https://www.daytonamagic.com/panel-board-penetration-i-007c.html Quarter http://midwestmagic.net/shop/item.aspx?itemid=4066 This looks like a pitch version at $4.50: http://www.showbizmagic.net/magic.html (MI...
by John M. Dale
November 20th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Whose Illusion is This? I think We All Know
Replies: 74
Views: 17810

Re: Whose Illusion is This? I think We All Know

Wow, this guy is really creative. He also designed this: http://www.morphsuits.com/falling-head-costume & this: http://www.morphsuits.com/severed-hand-rahat-costume

:roll:

JMD
by John M. Dale
November 14th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Pepper's Ghost art toy
Replies: 23
Views: 4548

Re: New Pepper's Ghost art toy

If you're ever in San Francisco:
http://www.giantcamera.com

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 10th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii problem
Replies: 31
Views: 7118

Re: iGenii problem

6 posts above yours: At the moment, the existing app does not download the multimedia. A new version of the app will be coming in a month or two that will take care of that. The company (and it's a large one!) never had a customer request an app before that downloads all the media with it because of...
by John M. Dale
May 3rd, 2014, 3:27 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Looking for ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 3675

Re: Looking for ideas

Your welcome. Glad to be of service, brody. Bid is only 10 bucks at the moment. Wunderbar has served me well. I have a friend that is absolutely convinced that it has to be done with magnets. I've done it literally inches from him at least 6 times & it blows him away every time. Best money I've ...
by John M. Dale
May 2nd, 2014, 2:23 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Looking for ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 3675

Re: Looking for ideas

Steve Dusheck's Wunderbar might interest you. The included routine meets the parameters that Tom described (IMHO). By coincidence, there is on on eBay right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281321543222?redirect=mobile (I have nothing to do with this listing, BTW.) You'll need a small ring (like a 6&quo...
by John M. Dale
May 1st, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum suggestion
Replies: 29
Views: 4819

Re: Forum suggestion

You guys haven't used a Mac in a while. The option to use a 2 button mouse with a Mac has been supported since 1997 &, since 2005 with the introduction of the Mighty Mouse, all Mac mice have the option to use right click.

JMD
by John M. Dale
April 24th, 2014, 4:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician on Britian's Got Talent
Replies: 24
Views: 4526

Re: Magician on Britian's Got Talent

Different type of "Reality" show but here's the straight poop from someone who's been there, done that;
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bustle/i- ... 23714.html

Just in case anyone still believes any of this stuff has any relationship with real reality.

JMD
by John M. Dale
March 14th, 2014, 2:27 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Himber Linking Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 6133

Re: Himber Linking Rings

Ok, my last post got crickets. One more try. Anybody know anything about the Himber Rings sold by Magic Methods?

JMD
by John M. Dale
March 10th, 2014, 12:11 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Himber Linking Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 6133

Re: Himber Linking Rings

Looking for a moderately priced signet style Himber Ring (David Regal's are beautiful but I'm just feeling out a routine and they're out of my price range for this purpose.) Jerry Metzner lists one on his Magic Methods Online site that looks like the ones Bruce Kalver used to sell. Anyone have any i...
by John M. Dale
March 9th, 2014, 11:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hustling America
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: Hustling America

The first three full episodes can be viewed here: http://www.channel5.com/shows/hustling-america/episodes Maybe you can in Florida, but they're blocked here in California. But I can see the first two episodes here, http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/hustling-america/ , since I subscribe ...
by John M. Dale
January 10th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Totally and utterly OT.
Replies: 26
Views: 4446

Re: Totally and utterly OT.

Congrats Goat! Did you post this on A.M.S.? Ray might send you a box of high quality Australian cigars. :D
(Sorry to confuse anyone. This is sorta, kinda an inside joke.)

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 19th, 2013, 11:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USDA and Magicians
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: USDA and Magicians

I'm guessing that the Feds would be all over Gali-Gali if he was doing his cups & baby chicks routine in the current era. :shock:

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 10th, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copying & plagiarising another's act
Replies: 22
Views: 2499

Re: Copying & plagiarising another's act

Ok, Tom Moore, let me get this straight. You feel that Tom Mullica's current Red Skelton tribute act is artistically & morally reprehensible?

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 26th, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Himber Linking Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 6133

Re: Himber Linking Rings

Maybe one of the rings shown on: http://technical-articles.hooverandstro ... ble-rings/

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 21st, 2013, 12:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Camp Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 3679

Re: Magic Camp Movie

This isn't Mark, is it? I get a weird Lewisish vibe for some reason, or maybe it's just the Bourbon talking.

JMD
by John M. Dale
March 16th, 2013, 1:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: a brand new idea in magic
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

Re: a brand new idea in magic

You guys are lightweights. I made it to 2'15". Would somebody who watched the whole thing care to post a precis? (That was a "teaser?" Jeez, I'd hate to watch the whole thing...) I watched the whole thing (yes, I have slightly masochistic streak) and my summary is that the bold new r...
by John M. Dale
March 10th, 2013, 10:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: “Magic Outlaws”
Replies: 2
Views: 805

Re: “Magic Outlaws”

Well, I'm 4 minutes into the first episode that I recorded and I'm already a bit disappointed. The coin vanish to spec's pocket with no contact with the spec ("Oh, when did he touch me?"), I can accept since misdirection doesn't fool the unblinking eye of the camera (and, of course, there'...
by John M. Dale
November 22nd, 2012, 2:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 5771

Re: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU

Santa Clara, CA, yesterday, 11/21.

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 19th, 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 8384

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Arrived here in Santa Clara, CA, yesterday.

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 6th, 2012, 2:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dave Williamson & Murray
Replies: 1
Views: 640

Dave Williamson & Murray

by John M. Dale
August 23rd, 2012, 11:05 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Juggling Barkeep...
Replies: 16
Views: 2301

Re: Juggling Barkeep...

Here you go, Dustin. I'll save Goatboy some time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvHC5NklwYM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sfbTVFt7vU&feature=relmfu

Ben is quite talented.

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 28th, 2012, 9:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final five
Replies: 34
Views: 4249

Re: Final five

Gonna invite James Randi to attend and give us a review?

JMD

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