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Re: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson

Very nice material in Vol 2. Have only glanced at Vol 1 so can't comment upon that.

Super cheap price for all the material you are getting.
by Randy Naviaux
12/09/12 07:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Unreal Work Vol. 2 - Jason England and Paul Wilson
Replies: 55
Views: 5471

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

Came in the mail last Saturday here in Utah. (11/17)
by Randy Naviaux
11/20/12 03:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 3229

Re: The Berglas Effect

This has to be a troll but not the first time I have seen someone give very "learned" opinions on a subject that they haven't even read the book for. I was very skeptical about purchasing the book as I could only imagine the solution being a certain thing/procedure. I found I was right and...
by Randy Naviaux
08/03/12 07:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122

Re: The Berglas Effect

Having studied the book I was interested in jkeyes post and looked over his blog. Interesting idea I have thought of myself but couldn't see how to make it work in the context of being an amateur. In addition, I must admit my eyes glazed over when I started to read the chapter on the roulette system...
by Randy Naviaux
08/02/12 07:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Berglas Effect
Replies: 120
Views: 10122

Re: Helder and Derek are returning to the Magic Castle

I find it interesting that out of all the acts I have seen at the Castle recently that I can remember with complete clarity (at least I think I can) all the routines in Helder's and Derek's show. Not to belittle the other acts I have seen as they were all enjoyable but the clarity with which the mat...
by Randy Naviaux
07/16/12 05:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Helder and Derek are returning to the Magic Castle
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Final five

No problem about being off topic. I frequently go OT myself. Part of what Geller will lecture about is how to achieve what he has. It seems to me that there's a real interesting difference between the way magicians romance the lives of people who cheat at gambling, while simultaneously condemning p...
by Randy Naviaux
07/01/12 08:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final five
Replies: 34
Views: 2878

Re: Berglas Reprint Now in Stock and Ready to Ship

Recently purchased book. (Didn't get it when it first came out.) There are two things I would like to first mention about this book: 1. Mr. Kaufman did an excellent job with presenting this book. To simply say he published or authored it is a disservice to him as it is clear from this work that it w...
by Randy Naviaux
06/28/12 09:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Berglas Reprint Now in Stock and Ready to Ship
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

I've been a couple of times already; but I do intend to exploit my new press credential to linger imperiously around the entrance, chatting with fellow elites, and hoping an attractive female guest mistakes me for someone of actual prominence. Not that anyone actually does that. And I'll avoid Sund...
by Randy Naviaux
06/13/12 12:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)
Replies: 27
Views: 2444

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)

I was able to get in to see Guimares & DelGaudio on Thursday night. (Flew all the way in from Utah so I could catch their performance.) It was worth it.
by Randy Naviaux
06/09/12 04:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (June 2012)
Replies: 27
Views: 2444

Re: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!

Hmmmm...must have been a glitch or something. (In regards to NSFW comment)
by Randy Naviaux
08/24/11 06:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!
Replies: 18
Views: 3208

Re: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!

Thanks a lot for the NSFW warning.
by Randy Naviaux
08/15/11 02:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!
Replies: 18
Views: 3208

Re: What REALLY Happened in the Steve Forte Case

Great object lesson in how altered something can get via media channels and the net.
by Randy Naviaux
06/08/10 01:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What REALLY Happened in the Steve Forte Case
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: David Copperfield Accuser Charged With Lying To Police.

Checking that link out and whose picture do you see? Mr. Copperfield's of course.

You gotta love journalism.
by Randy Naviaux
01/27/10 12:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield Accuser Charged With Lying To Police.
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: New Michael Close DVDs at L&L

Ahhh...going to have to add this to the top of my list. ...I couldn't think of any of his published work that needed the purchase of a special prop or trick, and I was trying to make the point that the reason for buying Michael's DVDs wasn't to learn how to do a specific trick, and that deciding to ...
by Randy Naviaux
01/20/10 12:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Michael Close DVDs at L&L
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2 Four DVD Set Now Available for Preorder

The producers have not posted any hype here (I'm not one of them). I disagree that the DVDs are "merely" (which is the subtext of your statement) compantions to the books. For many, the DVDs will be a superior way to learn. And, of course not every item from the books is on the DVDs. But ...
by Randy Naviaux
09/23/09 01:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2 Four DVD Set Now Available for Preorder
Replies: 38
Views: 8780

Re: Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2 Four DVD Set Now Available for Preorder

I couldn't believe how much faster I could learn some sleights when I bought my first video in 99. There is no doubt in my mind that these videos will save untold hours in trial and error for aspiring card workers. If it was no more than a demonstration of how something should look it would be worth...
by Randy Naviaux
09/22/09 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2 Four DVD Set Now Available for Preorder
Replies: 38
Views: 8780

Re: Is Genii getting smaller?

The page count of Genii (and MAGIC magazine) varies depending upon the amount of advertising we are able to include each month. When we had 55 or 60 pages of advertising, the magazine was 120 pages. We have less advertising now, and so Genii has fewer pages. I try to keep the ratio of content vs. a...
by Randy Naviaux
07/21/09 05:57 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is Genii getting smaller?
Replies: 25
Views: 2164

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

I totally get where you are coming from Mr. Kaufman. Sure wish I could do something to help out.
by Randy Naviaux
06/23/09 01:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 83881

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

"The appearance of all my copyrighted books as pdf downloads on torrent sites, books on which I worked for many years, makes me sick. I have no pity whatsoever for the people who scan and post my copyrighted work: they should be publicly named. If they're not ashamed, well, so are lots of other...
by Randy Naviaux
06/23/09 12:01 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 83881

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

"Believe what you want, but I challenge you to find one ipod without bootlegged music on it." Good point. Probably be pretty hard to do. Unless you came to my house. I don't allow it in my house at all. I either have the cds of music I purchased or they are itunes purchases. I listen to my...
by Randy Naviaux
06/22/09 09:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 83881

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

I know this idea will probably be laughed at but for about 10 years now I have had the idea that the internet should allow no anonymous activity whatsoever. What you say and do should be open to all to see. Be interesting to see how many members of the local magic club have engaged in the activities...
by Randy Naviaux
06/18/09 08:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 83881

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

I must admit when I first got online over a decade ago I downloaded a couple songs via Napster. I immediately realized that what I was doing was stealing and deleted the program from my computer. I have worked in the computer industry off and on ever since. It blows my mind how acceptable people fin...
by Randy Naviaux
06/11/09 11:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 83881

Re: Genii Speaks (July, 08)

"Because of the proliferation of one-trick DVDs, books are selling so poorly at the moment that all of my publishing projects are on hold." Augh!!! Say it ain't so! I've been waiting for the next two Jennings books for years. This will force me to keep practicing effects in the 50 or so bo...
by Randy Naviaux
05/20/09 10:07 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 28252

Re: We're Getting Closer ...

Darn it - I clicked on this thinking this would be an announcement for the next Jennings book.
by Randy Naviaux
05/11/09 10:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We're Getting Closer ...
Replies: 36
Views: 2914

Re: Collected Almanac

" hope I am not off the mark on this. But has anyone performed the marked dime penetration to inside of perrier bottle. (No gimmicks.)" Spent several months practicing this in 87. Did it a few times. Strong effect but the hours of practice to keep it in trim were killer. Eventually stopped...
by Randy Naviaux
12/28/08 12:10 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Collected Almanac
Replies: 65
Views: 13860

Re: Genii Speaks (July, 08)

Buy DVD's with 20 tricks. BOYCOTT one trick DVD's or it will become the norm. Be even smarter and BUY BOOKS! There are some very good texts on this subject. I recommend "Focus" by Al Ries to start with. You might as well argue about the way gravity makes it harder for you to get out of yo...
by Randy Naviaux
08/26/08 05:44 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 28252

Re: The Professor

I just finished writing 10,000 words of material from my 1983 interview with Vernon for our August issue, which went to the printer today. I explained many details that he shared with me about The Diagonal Palm Shift, Erdnase Bottom Palm, French Shift, Skinning the Hand, The Spread, and much more, ...
by Randy Naviaux
08/26/08 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Professor
Replies: 255
Views: 68389

Re: Michael Close Lecture Schedule – April/May 2005

I went to this lecture last night. I highly recommend it. If Mr. Close is going to be in your area don't pass this chance.

Sincerely,

Randy Naviaux
by Randy Naviaux
04/12/05 12:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Lecture Schedule – April/May 2005
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Personal Message from Harry Lorayne

Well I didn't get it either. If someone would be so nice as to forward their unwanted copy to me please do so. I don't care about the size. My Yahoo account gives me 100mb for free. Strange that my earthlink account still only gives me 10 mb for $20 a month. <!-- e --><a href="mailto:rnaviaux@yahoo....
by Randy Naviaux
03/16/05 09:40 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Personal Message from Harry Lorayne
Replies: 30
Views: 477

Re: The Vernon Touch column from Genii

Send them to me instead. I'm a faster reader!

I got through this whole thread in a couple seconds:)

Randy
by Randy Naviaux
02/17/05 04:38 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Vernon Touch column from Genii
Replies: 60
Views: 5362

Re: Pinky Count

Something I can comment on! I have been working with this technique for going on 4 years now. I do agree with Mr. Kaufman in that there is always going to be tension involved in the move. (Mr. Wonder discusses this issue in his books.)It is very hard to hide tension yet easy to simulate it. There ar...
by Randy Naviaux
02/17/05 04:33 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pinky Count
Replies: 85
Views: 2286

Re: Blaine, Uri geller get called for Jacko

No need to add to the already extensive propaganda about this. Give it a rest please.

Randy
by Randy Naviaux
02/16/05 08:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine, Uri geller get called for Jacko
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: I Hate Matrix Effects!

That 'Convergence' is a beautiful routine to watch.

Randy
by Randy Naviaux
02/09/05 01:20 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: I Hate Matrix Effects!
Replies: 55
Views: 1400

Re: Greater Artful Doges of Eddie Fields

I know Mr. Kaufman is probably already burning the midnight oil with Genii and other projects...frankly that isn't a good enough reason to make all of us wait for the next two books on Jennings. :)

Sincerely,

Randy
by Randy Naviaux
02/02/05 03:51 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Greater Artful Doges of Eddie Fields
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Are books becoming obsolete?

This is also a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I do not know if people are reading more or less than fifty years ago. I would hazard a guess that with the advent of television people are reading a lot less. My concern is that people don't understand what they are reading. (Thus the need t...
by Randy Naviaux
01/17/05 11:30 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are books becoming obsolete?
Replies: 46
Views: 1585

Re: David Ben - exposer

Two points: Taking in the talk/performance as a whole then the effect was a card to wallet. The two "explanations" were done to throw the audience off track of the last effect. This is not much different than many effects were we pretend to explain how it was done. ie. Silk to egg. The oth...
by Randy Naviaux
12/30/04 12:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben - exposer
Replies: 150
Views: 9406

'General-ly' from Best of Friends I

Mr. Kaufman has a nice effect that can be easily adapted to walk around. (I'm always on the look out for such effects.) This will put your top-change skills to the test however. Just a suggestion. Skip the top-card cover pass and sidesteal the selections to second from top instead. (I can't do that ...
by Randy Naviaux
10/14/04 11:34 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 'General-ly' from Best of Friends I
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: David Blaine Pals around with Woody...

Mr. Kaufman's post regarding how comments can be twisted to present certain points of view IS the relevant issue at hand. We are talking about putting on a show for an audience. If you want to get down on anyone then slam reporters and news agencies that put on a show and do not simply report the ne...
by Randy Naviaux
10/11/04 09:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Pals around with Woody...
Replies: 67
Views: 4580

Re: Ghost Kings?

I know it is only a drop in the bucket but I refuse to frequent the Cafe' anymore. Not a big loss for the site, I know.

I know how I would feel if someone pirated something that I developed. So I can't in good faith support those that in whatever way help this to occur.

Sincerely,

Randy
by Randy Naviaux
10/07/04 10:57 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Ghost Kings?
Replies: 108
Views: 7579

Re: Ghost Kings?

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicmakersinc.com/ghostkings.wmv">http://www.magicmakersinc.com/ghostkings.wmv</a><!-- m --> I got an email from a fellow in SLC that is a "distributor" of MM products. There is also a 'Healed and Sealed' rip-off available as well. <!-- m -->...
by Randy Naviaux
10/07/04 07:27 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Ghost Kings?
Replies: 108
Views: 7579
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