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What's happened to sandersfx.com?

Richard Sanders' website looks weird and has the note Hacked by a group of Asians. The last message at his facebook page is dated September 11, 2013 and says the site is up and running. Any idea what's happening?
by Suresh
02/09/14 10:02 PM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: What's happened to sandersfx.com?
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Tommy Wonder on "failureffects": why no cautionary comments in DVD?

I'll start with some background information: In his Books of Wonder, Tommy Wonder writes extensively to caution his readers on the negative impact on the participants of effects which lead the participants to think that the magician has made a mistake such as revealing his secret move or having fail...
by Suresh
11/01/11 12:21 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Tommy Wonder on "failureffects": why no cautionary comments in DVD?
Replies: 23
Views: 1715

Re: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'

Thanks for the title of the production/dvd; here's Teller (verbally!) recounting what happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP4_MuBugFo
by Suresh
08/02/11 02:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'
Replies: 197
Views: 33726

Re: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'

Some years ago, Penn and Teller travelled around the world and produced a DVD of magic in various parts of the world. In it there's a scene of Teller being fooled by a street cups and balls magician (close-up, magician and Teller sitting on either side of a table) in Egypt or Turkey or thereabouts.
by Suresh
08/02/11 11:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller 'Fool Us'
Replies: 197
Views: 33726

Re: Real Power or a Trick?

The original post has some implicit assumptions that need to be examined. For example, in Magic is not supposed to be a puzzle; it's supposed to be amazing. 1) "supposed to" by whom? why? 2) why is "being a puzzle" and "being amazing" considered contradictory states tha...
by Suresh
07/31/11 12:26 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Real Power or a Trick?
Replies: 17
Views: 2320

Re: Close-up case?

Although I have thought about solutions for carrying items, and experimented a bit with a few approaches, I do not have the experience needed to comment meaningfully on this matter. However, I did learn one relevant fact that is general (not specific to magic); I was surprised when I learned this fa...
by Suresh
07/30/11 10:15 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close-up case?
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

Re: Tommy Wonder's "vest with special pockets"

Regarding "vests with special pockets", although I was curious about the camouflaging of a vest as a shirt, my primary interest was in understanding the " special pockets" -- I am assuming that Tommy Wonder is referring to a vest with more than the usual two pockets, and if my as...
by Suresh
07/29/11 12:33 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Tommy Wonder's "vest with special pockets"
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Tommy Wonder's "vest with special pockets"

Quoting from page 195 of Volume II of the Books of Wonder: ...When carrying many items, placing the props against the body is often better [than stuffing pockets of the jacket or pants]. One way to do this is to wear a vest with special pockets to hold everything. Then the porps are held thightly ag...
by Suresh
07/28/11 02:55 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Tommy Wonder's "vest with special pockets"
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years

In December 2001, Charlie Chang wrote:

I will also feature two effects in a forthcoming book that use the chop cup in a very different manner (no balls or final loads).


Have these effects been published, and if so, where?

Thanks,
by Suresh
07/09/11 06:30 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years
Replies: 62
Views: 2105

Re: A message to Anthony Brahams

In this video of Kaps performing for Brother John Hamman, copper silver coins change hands; and the performance ends with four (not just two) chinese coins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLCXroZZJVY
by Suresh
06/09/11 01:10 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A message to Anthony Brahams
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Anthony Brahams' citation of Eugene Burger in Fred Kaps' Purse

Hello, Anthony Brahams, the editor of Fred Kaps' Purse, ends the booklet with a note implying that Eugene Burger helped popularize the purse frame (quote is attached below). I have reason to believe Eugene Burger has never performed with the purse frame and doesn't even own one. Question : So what i...
by Suresh
06/09/11 12:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Anthony Brahams' citation of Eugene Burger in Fred Kaps' Purse
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Magic on YouTube

This video <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tt-WIdmCVQ">www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tt-WIdmCVQ</a><!-- w --> attacks bad language and hatred in YouTube comments. Any thoughts on making a similar video to attack sloppy and presumptuous performances, and unwarranted rev...
by Suresh
01/14/09 12:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic on YouTube
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Re: What deck is this?

It's an ordinary deck [Edited -- OOPs! you were asking about the make, not type, of the deck].
by Suresh
11/17/08 02:44 AM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: What deck is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2075

Henning Nelms' routine for the cups and balls

Hello, Henning Nelms has written the following about a routine for cups and balls: "I devised an original, highly entertaining, impromptu, cup-and-ball routine. As manipulative conjuring is far from my field, I asked Bill [William Adamson] to work out the required moves. After spending hours in...
by Suresh
11/06/08 11:46 PM
 
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Henning Nelms' routine for the cups and balls
Replies: 1
Views: 1010

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