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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

I don't understand why people never read any of the posted comments underneath a video.

They explain all.

That's an old video.

Sometimes, the comments posted are more entertaining than whatever the video was!
by thumbslinger
11/13/08 01:18 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let this be a lesson to us all...
Replies: 22
Views: 1362

Re: Karl Fulves' library

Gosh, unless the book has been printed in two or three colors, normally PMS colors, you can look under a magnifying glass and look for dots in the signature. That's a dead giveaway for a printed signature. Solid ink colors as in a PMS color will not show dots due to the fact they are mixed but solid...
by thumbslinger
11/13/08 01:16 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Karl Fulves' library
Replies: 44
Views: 14387

Re: Magic Apple's "Day of Lectures"

If we were still living in Studio City, I'd be there. That hotel was just walking distance up Vineland where I lived.

Tell Brent hello from Kelly Johnson.
by thumbslinger
11/08/08 11:51 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic Apple's "Day of Lectures"
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: 30 min Set, # of effects?

Regarding the beginning, middle and end... yes, I expect any effect to have that, let alone an actual act. I just wondered if anybody actually gave the #of effects performed a thought. When I auditioned for my Magic Castle membership in 2003, I threaded the idea of my imagination amongst three diffe...
by thumbslinger
10/27/08 10:59 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 30 min Set, # of effects?
Replies: 20
Views: 2505

30 min Set, # of effects?

Hello to everyone- I'm wondering what the current thoughts are on how many effects should or shouldn't be offered in a close-up set of around 30 minutes. Obviously, all the 'yada yada' about presentation, a master could entertain with only one, two good mentalism presentations could take up a half o...
by thumbslinger
10/25/08 08:46 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 30 min Set, # of effects?
Replies: 20
Views: 2505

Re: ILLOGICAL DOUBLE LIFT NOTE

Well, there you go. Thanks Richard for clarifying that aspect.
by thumbslinger
11/14/05 07:52 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: ILLOGICAL DOUBLE LIFT NOTE
Replies: 19
Views: 852

Re: ILLOGICAL DOUBLE LIFT NOTE

Wow. Seeing the dates of the correspondance were so much later than the actual development cycles as well as publishing dates, it leads me to wonder about an opinion I heard from someone. In fairness to him, I won't mention his name, but as he was an early member of the Magic Castle and up to a poin...
by thumbslinger
11/14/05 03:02 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: ILLOGICAL DOUBLE LIFT NOTE
Replies: 19
Views: 852

Joe Porpers new site

He was at R Paul Wilsons lecture yesterday at the Castle and has some new props coming out that are remarkable. His new magic wand of snake wood is gorgeous and his improvment on a rattler is amazing. His new site is : www.porperoriginals.com Wilson asked for a round of applause for his return and i...
by thumbslinger
03/08/04 01:54 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Joe Porpers new site
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: How would your ideal ebook look like?

The bookplate notion is a little tricky for cross-platform files, but not if they are distributed on a cd. However, that really kills the idea of the portability of an e-book. That being said, everything else you mentioned, adding notes/changing text (although you might lose info) and adding links a...
by thumbslinger
02/24/04 03:20 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How would your ideal ebook look like?
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Re: sick and tired of flatulent magic reviews - www.25offmagic.com

Good point. However, you have to subcribe to the magazine to get those comments or find it in a store of which are specialized so laymen aren't as likely to stumble upon them. Also, burying exposer in and amongst long reviews provides some cover as well- as many of those who would reveal secrets wou...
by thumbslinger
02/09/04 05:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: sick and tired of flatulent magic reviews - www.25offmagic.com
Replies: 103
Views: 12609

Re: sick and tired of flatulent magic reviews - www.25offmagic.com

holy toledo. I'm pretty fresh in this game, but it doesn't take a phd or even highschool diploma to see that Mr. Nagler sure is mad! Obviously, besides his claims of getting ripped off, he must have some other unresolved issues with certain people. The tag to visit the magic circle jerk is like wear...
by thumbslinger
02/09/04 03:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: sick and tired of flatulent magic reviews - www.25offmagic.com
Replies: 103
Views: 12609

Re: How would your ideal ebook look like?

You guys, Acrobat 5 has this capability via the Catalog and Index features and Im willing to bet possibly 4 had this. The key is that the pdf documents have to be created correctly...from text, not from graphic files. Saving a screenshot or photo as a PDF from say, Photoshop will not allow indexing ...
by thumbslinger
02/03/04 05:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: How would your ideal ebook look like?
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Re: Attention Magic Castle Members

Hi Pete- Interesting idea of creating another level of membership. However, what would the added priviledges consist of that wouldn't somehow in the end...'rob peter to pay paul?" Dinners/drinks/reserved seats at all Palace shows on "X" day?..etc Just wondering....I'm new and just did...
by thumbslinger
02/03/04 02:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Attention Magic Castle Members
Replies: 359
Views: 113434

Re: Genii VS Magic review

Wow, well I see how close some people are to the matter of personal opinions. However, I've always wondered... where the hell are all these dumbos who pay people for their "personal opinions" when I need some extra money? Personal opinions should never come up in any sort of technical revi...
by thumbslinger
01/12/04 03:35 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Genii VS Magic review
Replies: 67
Views: 1780

Re: Genii VS Magic review

Tommy-
Good catch! It was Joe Turner on the review.
by thumbslinger
01/01/04 11:10 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Genii VS Magic review
Replies: 67
Views: 1780

Genii VS Magic review

Sorry, I just got the December issue of Genii so this may be late. I'm surprised to find two totally opposite views of the same product, Stealing Pips The Card Magic of Oz. David Oliver thought pretty well of the product while Michael Close didn't think much of it at all. Michael Close gave a pretty...
by thumbslinger
12/22/03 10:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Genii VS Magic review
Replies: 67
Views: 1780

Re: When Does “Capitalist” Equal “Artistic Sell-Out”?

This may be a little off topic as it responds to the accusation of Picasso being a rip-off artist. But as that was brought up in this post I feel I can relate the matter back to magic. Besides the typical response such as, double-standard, practice what you preach, two-mouthed and the such, how can ...
by thumbslinger
12/18/03 11:07 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: When Does “Capitalist” Equal “Artistic Sell-Out”?
Replies: 34
Views: 488

Re: colour-change knives paddle move

another way is to use two hands which can enhance the effect as well though technically, youre doing the same move. Begin with gimmick knife in left hand holding it between the tips of your left second finger and your left thumb on the ends of the knife. (as if you were going to spring cards. Approa...
by thumbslinger
12/11/03 05:21 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: colour-change knives paddle move
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: It can get a lot worse......!

It's too bad that jealously, anger, hurt, rejection and probably flat out embarassment can give a man such a purpose. I go on record for saying this, directly and intentionally to the creators of that site (who will probably review this thread): You're unbelievably naive and stupid to think that any...
by thumbslinger
10/24/03 11:11 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: It can get a lot worse......!
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: RealMedia Clips

While I'm strictly coming from an advertising/design background, because of my background I have to work with files of many types from many platforms. The real issue when selling or advertising a product on the net should be which format is the most compatible, not neccessarily provides the best pic...
by thumbslinger
10/24/03 10:45 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: RealMedia Clips
Replies: 17
Views: 349

Re: Chris Kenner fans

Oz- I checked out your rendition. Pretty nice. The effect was great although for a split second I was expecting to see four 10's...but that's only because I'm terrible at math... two fivers per card..ah yes...nice. I think for the majority of people who like to just watch card illusions and enjoy th...
by thumbslinger
09/17/03 07:23 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chris Kenner fans
Replies: 13
Views: 199

New magic shop in Nashville

lo and behold, a new shop The Magic Shop has opened in Opry Mills mall. Just today. They are going to be there through January to test the waters. They have a pretty varied stock and a small stage that will be for performers on Saturday nights. A little higher priced on some effects, but with the ma...
by thumbslinger
09/17/03 07:07 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New magic shop in Nashville
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Re: Magic Convention in Tennessee

Thanks Bill and Tommy. I'm hoping to make it at least on Saturday.

Kelly
by thumbslinger
09/05/03 11:21 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Convention in Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Magic Convention in Tennessee

Hi- I had received an email from a Genii member who mentioned a magic convention September 18 - 20 in Chattanooga. I wrote back asking for more details ie, where, who can come and how much does it cost?.. but my message went 1)undeliverabe and then 2) an auto responder asking to be removed from a ma...
by thumbslinger
09/04/03 09:27 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Convention in Tennessee
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Sleights Practice Routine

thanks guys. I know many times it just helps to hear what others think. As for a 'Coffin Pass,' that's what the move is called at www.e-magictrick.com in the 'Sleights" section with all those video tutorials. I stumbled upon a similar move many years ago and now see it was probably what this Co...
by thumbslinger
09/01/03 10:03 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Sleights Practice Routine
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Sleights Practice Routine

Being a guitarist for 20 years, I know the importance of practicing something 'correctly' slowly so he fingers remember/learn the right thing. Does this go for sleights as well? Should one really learn a Hermann Pass and then a coffin pass? Should a French-Drop be learned before a pinch vanish? Just...
by thumbslinger
08/31/03 06:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Sleights Practice Routine
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Crushing can effect

Hi there-
You're probably looking for a method explanation, but I know the effect is available from Penguin Magic.

That's a cool trick. I'm sure many have done that before, but I've only seen Lance and David Blaine perform the trick.

Good luck
by thumbslinger
08/31/03 06:22 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Crushing can effect
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Opening a magic shop

Well, I certainly appreciate all the comments and suggestions. And I can't wait to get out to the west coast and visit such a great shop!

You've all given me some good stuff to think about and again, I really appreciate all the posts.

-Kelly
www.johnsoncreativegroup.com
by thumbslinger
08/21/03 06:43 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opening a magic shop
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Opening a magic shop

Hello all- My first post here. I realize the category, but this forum seems to have the most readership so I thought I'd throw this one in here. My background is in Advertising and Design. From that point of view, I have certain notions and the like about opening a magic store. But I'd like to ask a...
by thumbslinger
08/21/03 06:40 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opening a magic shop
Replies: 14
Views: 389

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