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Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

Jonathan, I chose the Williamson torn and restored because I like how it presents a magician in trouble sort of scenario, and getting out of it would seem impossible, yet you do get out of it and there seems to be no explanation other than magic. Also, you tear up the card that was produced, the wro...
by mike cookman
12/11/08 03:31 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 12353

Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

David Williamsons torn and restored is fun and magical.
by mike cookman
12/09/08 11:43 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 12353

Re: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive

Yes, Declan McManus is Costello's real name. His real middle name is Patrick. Declan Patrick McManus.
by mike cookman
12/14/05 08:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive

Michael, he woked there awhile after me. And his name isnt Patrick, it's Declan. :p
by mike cookman
12/03/05 10:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive

OK, just finished the article.Thats definitly him. He always pretended to be of Irish heritage. I always wanted to stomp his guts out.
by mike cookman
12/02/05 07:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive

By the way, his real named is alleged to be Richard Ottierre, not sure of the spelling. Pronounced OTEEAY.
by mike cookman
12/02/05 07:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive

Before he opened a kiosk in Florida he had one in Tysons Corner. I know because he hired me to demonstrate for him, which I did, working with 3 or four other guys. This was right around when he left for Florida and he never paid us. Then the Feds got him. A then 15 year old named Brian who worked wi...
by mike cookman
12/02/05 07:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can Anyone Identify this Performer - Possible Fugitive
Replies: 23
Views: 3416

Re: Darwin Ortiz @ Magic Inc.

Darwin Ortiz. Hey, that guy is pretty good.
by mike cookman
11/18/05 11:42 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Darwin Ortiz @ Magic Inc.
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: John Carney Rocked Magic Inc. Hard!

Just his talking on misdirection was worth the price of admission. And he signed my copy of Carneycopia.
by mike cookman
08/19/05 10:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Carney Rocked Magic Inc. Hard!
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .

Wait Until Dark is great. And I, too, like the Bullet Train stuff.
by mike cookman
06/22/05 04:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dear Mr. Fantasy . . .
Replies: 33
Views: 3858

Re: Question for Richard K.

I think it's funny in the movie how the person Hopkin's manager is trying to talk into watching the nightclub act reacts with disgust at the thought of seeing a magician. And didnt Hopkins do a coinroll in the taxi cab?
by mike cookman
03/26/05 04:26 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Question for Richard K.
Replies: 12
Views: 183

Re: card fixes

I think Card Fixes is cool. It gets you thinking creatively.
by mike cookman
02/24/05 12:07 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card fixes
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Pinky Count

I like to do the pinky count with coins.
by mike cookman
02/18/05 04:14 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Pinky Count
Replies: 85
Views: 2279

Re: COINMAGIC by Richard Kaufman

Lots of good stuff in that book. Marlo, Roth, Latta...some good Wild Coin stuff, The Panda's Purse...
by mike cookman
11/23/04 02:37 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: COINMAGIC by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: David Roth Expert Coin Magic

I perform Shell Coins Across, a couple of the Wild Coin effects and when Im feeling really bold, the Stonehenge Coin Assembly. although I use postcards of Chicago, and talk about how to get around in the windy city. Great book.
by mike cookman
11/23/04 02:32 PM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: David Roth Expert Coin Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)

I, too, would like to learn Mickey's retention vanish stuff. Watching him on the tape made me smile at how much he fooled me. That was really fun.
by mike cookman
04/13/04 01:45 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)
Replies: 111
Views: 25089

Re: Happy Birthday Jon Racherbaumer!

Hi Jon, happy birthday! Just got a copy of The Last Hierophant from Magic Inc here in the windy city. Lots of good stuff. One of my all time favorite card trick is your Make Mine Dunbury Well, from Card Magic. Well, hope you have a fun day.
by mike cookman
01/22/04 08:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Jon Racherbaumer!
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Merry christmas!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lisa, Andrew, and Steve, and everyone else out there in magic land!
by mike cookman
12/26/03 07:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Merry christmas!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: One Card Changes

Bill Spooner has a good change in a book called Wonderful Routines of Magic.
by mike cookman
12/23/03 12:46 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: One Card Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Gravity 1/2 Pass

I use it for an Aldo Columbini trick, I cant think of the name. It's a revelation of two selected cards that ends up as a sort of in the hands Triumph. It's on one of his videos. Anyway, the grip works out well. And I like Aaron's Simple Sandwich from his book.
by mike cookman
12/04/03 08:02 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity 1/2 Pass
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Xmas Wishlist

Wishlist, eh? Let's see, the entire David Roth dvd collection, the new John Carney book, the entire Paul Harris Art of Astonishment series. That should do for a while. Merry Xmas.
by mike cookman
11/30/03 06:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Xmas Wishlist
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Need Patter for Ambitious Card Routine

I like Gary Kurtz's trick, Hypothetical Possibllities, which is a sort of ambitious card with a time travel theme. Hey, Happy Thanksgiving all! :)
by mike cookman
11/26/03 12:02 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need Patter for Ambitious Card Routine
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: Radiation

Thanks, Tommy. And George, you sure did tell me so. That frame they nailed to my head was the only thing I didnt much care for, because I had to sit with it for a few hours before the proceedure. But they did have to plan the thing out, so it's better I be uncomfortable for a while than they zap som...
by mike cookman
10/30/03 10:23 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Radiation
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Radiation

Hey guys, thanks for all the nice thoughts and wishes. The gamma knife proceedure really isnt that bad, and unlike an MRI it is very quiet. If fact, they let me listen to cd's the whole time. It's amazing, they work on your brain on Tuesday and Im sitting here at home on Thursday and I'll be back to...
by mike cookman
10/30/03 09:24 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Radiation
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Radiation

I hope I am not out of line here, but I'm going for some radiation tomorrow for a tumor in my brain and I'm kind of scared, so I just want to say that I enjoy this forum so much that I look forward to logging in each day and communicating with so many magical pals. I'll be gone for a few days, but w...
by mike cookman
10/27/03 08:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Radiation
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Books vs. Videos

I like both books and videos.
by mike cookman
10/27/03 07:24 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Books vs. Videos
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: New Low in Magic

Yes, and Mr. Allen's point was that any bozo can do that.
by mike cookman
10/26/03 07:40 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: New Low in Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?

Im one of those who doesnt "get " it. Blaine has accomplished one thing, anyway, which is that a lot of us are talking about him. But I still dont "get" it.
by mike cookman
10/20/03 07:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?
Replies: 70
Views: 1241

Re: Coins Across

Thanks, Bill. I'll be sending you a check soon for the tubthumping book with the coins across and stuff.
by mike cookman
10/19/03 06:30 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coins Across
Replies: 29
Views: 491

Re: Question: Close-up Pad; Coin Box

I enjoy practicing some of David Roth's Okito box stuff but I've never performed any of it for people, because I dont practice enough. I always use a close up pad. Maybe it's a security blanket. Maybe I just like close up pads.
by mike cookman
10/18/03 08:55 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question: Close-up Pad; Coin Box
Replies: 43
Views: 890

Re: Is That Guy Still In The Plastic Box?

Like Geoff said, at least Houdini did something when he was in a box suspended over a river. Did Blaine even take a magic book and a deck of cards with him to practice, since he had nothing but time? :rolleyes:
by mike cookman
10/18/03 08:15 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is That Guy Still In The Plastic Box?
Replies: 27
Views: 363

Re: How Long Did You Mispronounce Acer?

Some people, when speaking of Richard Kaufman, pronounce his name as "Coffman," which I happen to know is not correct. It's more like "Cowfman." Just so you know. :)
by mike cookman
09/29/03 06:07 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: How Long Did You Mispronounce Acer?
Replies: 18
Views: 7281

Re: Blaine the Messiah

Blaine is certainly good at self promotion and he has somehow entertained people on those television specials with close up magic. And now I must reveal my ignorance: what does his hanging out in a box over a river in England have to do with magic? Is it supposed to have something to do with magic? ...
by mike cookman
09/29/03 05:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine the Messiah
Replies: 38
Views: 1065

Re: Pure, Pristine, and Powerful Magic

I like Richard's idea of publishing the item in Genii. :)
by mike cookman
09/23/03 10:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pure, Pristine, and Powerful Magic
Replies: 18
Views: 1761

Re: brain scans to eliminate tells?

I dont know. I've had lots of MRI's over the last couple of years, and I dont see how it's possible. But this does make for some interesting patter for a mentalism effect.
by mike cookman
09/12/03 12:38 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: brain scans to eliminate tells?
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Two years ago today...

I,too, was in Evanston, Illinois. I work at the Evanston Borders Books and Music. It was, of course, a very strange day. People were calling the store to ask various questions like, "did you hear anything about a plane crash in New York?" And as we all know, it just got worse and worse. It...
by mike cookman
09/12/03 11:06 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Two years ago today...
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: favourite coin video

Check out David Roth's video Live in Philly. Plenty of good stuff.
by mike cookman
09/04/03 06:50 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: favourite coin video
Replies: 8
Views: 2386

Re: One handed coin vanish

In his routine Misty Like a Dream, Gary Kurtz teaches a rendition of a Latta one handed vanish, and it looks very magical. It does not suit all of the requirements mentioned above...but it will appear that way to the audience.
by mike cookman
09/04/03 06:44 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: One handed coin vanish
Replies: 28
Views: 657

Re: Simon Aronson makes front page of Chicago Tribune

That was a great article. People where I work read the piece and asked me if I'd seen it and if I know him. i don't know him, but he and I have met at some lectures and such, and he's a heck of a nice guy. Just so you know.
by mike cookman
08/27/03 09:47 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Simon Aronson makes front page of Chicago Tribune
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Coins Across

Bill, your psychological coins across sounds like fun, I wouldnt mind learning it. Jeff, thanks for the heads up on Sankey's routine in Genii. David and Oz, I am also a big fan of Sankey's stuff, but Tenkai pinch type of things scare me. Looks awesome when Sankey does it, and I'll bet it looks aweso...
by mike cookman
08/27/03 08:05 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coins Across
Replies: 29
Views: 491
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