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by KirkG
April 27th, 2013, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joel Bauer
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Joel Bauer

Contact has been made.
by KirkG
April 8th, 2013, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joel Bauer
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Joel Bauer

by KirkG
February 14th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians
Replies: 170
Views: 16958

Re: Derek Lever ... Discriminating Against Deaf Magicians

Any press coverage happen?
by KirkG
January 10th, 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 192
Views: 17607

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

erdnasephile, As a young man I didn't take advantage of the opportunity to sit with Dai as much as I should have. If you were a serious student of magic and really showed you were making an effort, he was very supportive and kind. He patiently showed me over and over what the Erdnase bottom palm sho...
by KirkG
December 29th, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz Kicks Some Mighty ASS!
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Re: Juan Tamariz Kicks Some Mighty ASS!

I have seen him live. Still not my cup of tea. Fortunately, there are many teas and many drinkers. :)
by KirkG
December 17th, 2012, 5:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Juan Tamariz Kicks Some Mighty ASS!
Replies: 10
Views: 1607

Re: Juan Tamariz Kicks Some Mighty ASS!

Not my cup of tea. Blasphemy, I know.
by KirkG
December 7th, 2012, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Visit Jeff Busby Magic Today!
Replies: 26
Views: 3888

Re: Visit Jeff Busby Magic Today!

Seems like the original link isn't working now either. (www.jeffbusby.com). I missed whatever funny thing Richard did.
by KirkG
December 7th, 2012, 3:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic
Replies: 71
Views: 13974

Re: Wayne Houchin severely injured in Dominican Republic

Hmm, went to New York. I wonder if there are any magicians in New York who "know a guy"? :)
by KirkG
November 28th, 2012, 7:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How much should you charge
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: How much should you charge

Mark is a really great presenter. He makes it very easy to understand complex issues.
by KirkG
October 2nd, 2012, 8:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Embarrassment from Alex Stone
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Another Embarrassment from Alex Stone

While the article has some interesting topics at the end, I don't believe the exposure of these two methods advanced the article at all. It seems like a call for attention rather than a scholarly discourse.
by KirkG
September 22nd, 2012, 12:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Club Juggling video
Replies: 6
Views: 776

Re: Club Juggling video

Very very impressive.
by KirkG
September 19th, 2012, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Castle Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 4107

Re: New Magic Castle Cards

Costco cards are "decent". These are less so. Certainly better than the most previous batch, but that is not saying much. To be fair, these are close to Costco, but not quite there.
by KirkG
September 17th, 2012, 9:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Castle Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 4107

Re: New Magic Castle Cards

McDonalds made a bunch of money with a small margin by increased demand for a product. They sure did, but this would be like them suddenly selling Kobe beef fillets instead of crappy cheap hamburgers to poor, stupid people with no sense of taste. I wouldn't call these Kobe Beef Playing cards. Neith...
by KirkG
September 13th, 2012, 12:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Castle Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 4107

Re: New Magic Castle Cards

And if more people buy and use them. I realize that doesn't directly affect the margin, but McDonalds made a bunch of money with a small margin by increased demand for a product.
by KirkG
September 13th, 2012, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here
Replies: 55
Views: 7325

Re: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here

OK, thanks Richard.
by KirkG
September 13th, 2012, 1:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here
Replies: 55
Views: 7325

Re: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here

Richard,

Is it OK to ask the nature of the ailment?
by KirkG
September 12th, 2012, 11:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Castle Cards
Replies: 34
Views: 4107

Re: New Magic Castle Cards

The new decks are better than those of the just previous version, but not as good as the decks from the 70's. They cost a dollar more than the recent old style, so the margin is safe. They handle much better than the recent old style, so now magicians can handle them well and it has a bit of cache t...
by KirkG
September 12th, 2012, 11:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here
Replies: 55
Views: 7325

Re: Please Post Your Get-Well Wishes for Michael Weber Here

I had no idea he was sick. Of course my best wishes are sent his way. As one Junior Member Alumni to another, please feel free to call on me, if I can be of any assistance.
by KirkG
July 24th, 2012, 5:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle at Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Magic Castle at Sea

Larry,

Did you not see the announcement in the forums?
by KirkG
July 17th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle lecture 8/5 ???
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Magic Castle lecture 8/5 ???

August 5 MARK STRIVINGS Marks lecture will focus primarily on mentalism but will also reflect his many other areas of performing. He will speak about close-up, stage and kids magic; family material; comedy; and some rock solid mentalism that will not only fool you but will also fit like a glove into...
by KirkG
July 10th, 2012, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle lecture 8/5 ???
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Magic Castle lecture 8/5 ???

And who might that be? I am pretty sure that was the intended question.
by KirkG
July 8th, 2012, 4:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hack Lines that Magicians Should Avoid
Replies: 11
Views: 1939

Re: Hack Lines that Magicians Should Avoid

With all due respect, many of those lines are hack lines and some are used very well in context by not the originator of the line. I expect that many were developed in parallel. It is easy to be exposed to world wide performances now, but many acts were developed in the 70's and 80's before the wide...
by KirkG
July 8th, 2012, 2:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle lecture 8/5 ???
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Magic Castle lecture 8/5 ???

Not showing the august calendar. I will ask today.
by KirkG
June 22nd, 2012, 3:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Widow of Barrows Mussey/Henry Hay passes.
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Widow of Barrows Mussey/Henry Hay passes.

Absolutely one of,if not the best, groundwork book in magic. I still use material in it today.
by KirkG
May 3rd, 2012, 11:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spectator's Cups & Balls by Ammar & Williams
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Spectator's Cups & Balls by Ammar & Williams

Not a fan of showing the large load at the beginning and openly placing it in the pocket. I prefer them to a be a total impossible surprise. This is contaminated with a magician's familiarity with the routine. Also, it looks a bit too busy with much extraneous handling of the cups by the magician. I...
by KirkG
April 25th, 2012, 1:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician's Code
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: Breaking the Magician's Code

It does appear to be a re-run.
by KirkG
February 4th, 2012, 2:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Magic Castle Forum

No problem when I post. If you don't get it fixed, drop me a note with your email and I will forward it to the tech god, Ira.
by KirkG
January 25th, 2012, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Spouse membership cards
Replies: 13
Views: 1238

Re: Magic Castle Spouse membership cards

Not quite true Mai-Ling. They can pass it one time, down to a son or daughter.
by KirkG
January 13th, 2012, 1:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels damages hand in powersaw accident
Replies: 25
Views: 2828

Re: Paul Daniels damages hand in powersaw accident

It is interesting to note Larry that the entire world of woodworking has the exact opposite opinion as to which of the table saw and radial arm saw is the most dangerous. Of course all tools can be dangerous, if used improperly and without taking advantage of all appropriate safety measures and guar...
by KirkG
November 5th, 2011, 7:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2011)
Replies: 39
Views: 3759

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2011)

No Problem. Note the smiley face.
by KirkG
November 5th, 2011, 3:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2011)
Replies: 39
Views: 3759

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2011)

Nice re-post of my post, Mr. Vickers. :)

Some additional news, the lecture by BJ Hickman will be held on Sunday as scheduled as well as the School for Scoundrels by Whit Haydn and Chef Anton.

The Castle will be open under the same restrictions on Saturday and Sunday nights as well.
by KirkG
November 4th, 2011, 1:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2011)
Replies: 39
Views: 3759

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (November 2011)

The Academy of Magical Arts is delighted to announce that the Magic Castle will re-open (some of) its doors Friday night, November 4th. This "soft opening" will feature our Parlour showroom, special (un-ticketed, first-come-first-served) shows in the Palace of Mystery, and closeup magic in...
by KirkG
October 5th, 2011, 4:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Seinfeld's Jason Alexander
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Seinfeld's Jason Alexander

Like I said, it is a low cost and you could see this interview, if you were a member. There are more benefits than just this one perk.
by KirkG
October 5th, 2011, 11:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Seinfeld's Jason Alexander
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Seinfeld's Jason Alexander

Actually, it a great perk for members. Why don't you join? Non-resident memberships are very affordable.
by KirkG
October 1st, 2011, 12:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Burton Sperber has Crossed Over
Replies: 21
Views: 3128

Re: Burton Sperber has Crossed Over

A terrible loss of a great man. My condolences to his family and friends.
by KirkG
July 28th, 2011, 1:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer
Replies: 21
Views: 3607

Re: Making an inexpensive playing card trimmer

Thanks Jim. Great info.
by KirkG
July 12th, 2011, 1:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The passing of a friend
Replies: 17
Views: 2754

Re: The passing of a friend

My condolences to you and his family.
by KirkG
July 7th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 50212

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Brandon Hall wrote:Hey, I had no idea. Seriously...seems like only yesterday everyone was happy at his promotion.


Actions speak louder than words.
by KirkG
June 26th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 50212

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Yep, Oswald, you are wrong in this case. When two things are listed as choices, the former is the first one. Perhaps that little alliteration will help you remember.
by KirkG
June 23rd, 2011, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 50212

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

Good info Max. Glad you were able to shed some light for those who could make it to the "Meet up." Unfortunately, the bulk of membership couldn't and therefore have to rely on what is posted on our forums and in our very incomplete minutes. It isn't hard to see why, with such limited commu...

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