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by Richard Kaufman
March 22nd, 2017, 11:18 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Excusing bad writing?
Replies: 28
Views: 5617

Re: Excusing bad writing?

He was a superficial writer.
by Richard Kaufman
March 22nd, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Excusing bad writing?
Replies: 28
Views: 5617

Re: Excusing bad writing?

The level of technical detail at which we now write, which I think can be traced pretty much to John Northern Hilliard, was lacking from most of the books written before the first half of the 20th century with the notable exceptions of those by Hilliard (The Art of Magic and Greater Magic), but most...
by Richard Kaufman
March 22nd, 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3435

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

I'm not going to defend Dave, particularly in light of his initial reaction to Bob Farmer's assertion of IP. That said, since this item has been ripped off by the Chinese (whose concern for Intellectual Property can be summed up by the expression "Huh?") and can be found in so many places,...
by Richard Kaufman
March 22nd, 2017, 4:19 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Geoff Latta book from Hermetic Press
Replies: 1
Views: 286

Re: Geoff Latta book from Hermetic Press

Likely in the autumn.
by Richard Kaufman
March 22nd, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 164
Views: 20994

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

For the LAST time: it was not an accidental death--that was an error. It was suicide. End of story.
by Richard Kaufman
March 21st, 2017, 8:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3435

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

I'm still waiting for an apology for being called a "thief."
by Richard Kaufman
March 21st, 2017, 4:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?
Replies: 13
Views: 1653

Re: Who had first the idea to make a one-at-a-time assembly?

Oscar lived in New York City, and hung out with the regulars. I would imagine (and David Ben could likely confirm this from letters in his possession) that Vernon was doing it prior to that date.
by Richard Kaufman
March 21st, 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3435

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

And now I have paid for the item on your website. I'm waiting for your apology.
by Richard Kaufman
March 21st, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3435

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

Ironic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agxmRG3A1LU You say Ironic Richard, but you stole from me at the Session Convention 2016!! You asked to take a pack of my Bonsalopes and said that you would bring the money over in a few minutes. You never came back and when I went to find you on your stand, ...
by Richard Kaufman
March 20th, 2017, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Video of the Old House of Magic at Walt Disney World
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Video of the Old House of Magic at Walt Disney World

For those east-coasters looking for a nostalgic treat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFCAfJwOCcU
by Richard Kaufman
March 20th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 1
Views: 258

The April Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Our 80th anniversary year here at Genii continues with our cover story on master magician David Ben and his recent show Hocus Pocus in Toronto. Magic seems to be flourishing almost under the radar with numerous shows in smaller venues. David has done many short-run productions and appeared on our co...
by Richard Kaufman
March 20th, 2017, 2:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3435

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

Because I'm the moderator and I chose to delete it.
by Richard Kaufman
March 19th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: new edition?
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: new edition?

Tomorrow.
by Richard Kaufman
March 19th, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3435

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

Bob, if the tricks weren't good, nobody would be interested in them.
by Richard Kaufman
March 19th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 3435

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

Mr. Bonsall has already marketed that classy item with the extended middle finger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLGtun8T-Ow
by Richard Kaufman
March 18th, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Law Suit?
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: Copperfield Law Suit?

I think it will get tossed as a "nuisance" suit.
by Richard Kaufman
March 18th, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Law Suit?
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: Copperfield Law Suit?

Tom, have you seen the current show? He has spectators on stage quite a few times.

I don't think he took "13" out because of this lawsuit, but simply because he'd done it for over 10 years.
by Richard Kaufman
March 15th, 2017, 10:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 88
Views: 6454

Re: Magicians Documentary

That's the problem with the documentary: not all magicians are lonely losers by any means. That's the director's agenda: to portray magicians as living "quiet lives of desperation."
by Richard Kaufman
March 15th, 2017, 7:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 164
Views: 20994

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

McKay: don't post on here when you're drinking or hungover. You display a startling lack of understanding of depression. I'm now going to delete your silly posts from this thread. Now, let me sort out this story. Derek showed me the Triumph cutting display and swore up and down that it was his. He i...
by Richard Kaufman
March 13th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Law Suit?
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: Copperfield Law Suit?

David hasn't done "13" in YEARS. This news is old, and the suit is old news. It has probably been resolved long ago.
by Richard Kaufman
March 13th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chriss Angel passes out on stage.
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Re: Chriss Angel passes out on stage.

Roger, the reports above suggest that it's a "spinning" escape. I haven't read about Houdini doing such an escape while the rope was spinning.
by Richard Kaufman
March 11th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wildcard... plot published precedence
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Wildcard... plot published precedence

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by Richard Kaufman
March 10th, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wildcard... plot published precedence
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Wildcard... plot published precedence

Isn't that Sadowitz's "Student Exchange"? I think that's the title.
by Richard Kaufman
March 10th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 3060

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

Yes, it's been shipping for weeks.
by Richard Kaufman
March 9th, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 164
Views: 20994

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

I don't need anyone to tell me that Daryl was suffering from severe depression for a long period. People who commit suicide almost inevitably are. Happy people who aren't depressed don't kill themselves. I know full well about his mother, but in deference to Daryl's many siblings, I chose not to pub...
by Richard Kaufman
March 9th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 164
Views: 20994

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

We have already stated the facts here:
1. Daryl was fully dressed.
2. He did not die in a closet, but in the curtained area behind the performance area of the Parlour.
3. He committed suicide, it was not an accident.
by Richard Kaufman
March 9th, 2017, 10:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2404

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Almost 40 items.
by Richard Kaufman
March 8th, 2017, 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: thanks to John Gustaferro
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: thanks to John Gustaferro

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by Richard Kaufman
March 7th, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 88
Views: 6454

Re: Magicians Documentary

The magicians selected for the film, and the versions of their lives shown in the film, are all choices made by the film maker. The film has that "lonely loser" tone because that's what the film makers chose to portray. They can claim otherwise, but I don't buy it. The fact that no tag lin...
by Richard Kaufman
March 7th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 88
Views: 6454

Re: Magicians Documentary

Learn about the rules of documentary film making. The ethical rules.
by Richard Kaufman
March 7th, 2017, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 88
Views: 6454

Re: Magicians Documentary

I believe that it was the intent of the documentary filmmakers to produce exactly the movie they made: a definite agenda is evident. Good documentary film making presents facts, not an agenda through creative and selective editing.
by Richard Kaufman
March 7th, 2017, 11:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 164
Views: 20994

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

Not an accident.
by Richard Kaufman
March 6th, 2017, 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Access questions about digital vers. of Genii
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Access questions about digital vers. of Genii

iGenii will work on virtually any device, PC or Mac. Phone, tablet, laptop, desktop. No apps are necessary for the laptop or desktop versions, which you access through your browser. Apps are used for tablets and phones. It will also work on certain types of Kindles. But no versions are "downloa...
by Richard Kaufman
March 5th, 2017, 8:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

The campaign has made great strides toward its goal, but still needs to sell a bunch more!
by Richard Kaufman
March 3rd, 2017, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

My friend Dave Forrest is running a Kickstarter campaign for a great set of tricks: a Chop set done with dice and dice cups. The quality of the materials is top notch, and his price is excellent considering the number of items you receive (multiple cups and dice) in a beautiful box. I encourage you ...
by Richard Kaufman
March 3rd, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New(ish) Copperfield effect
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: New(ish) Copperfield effect

I know that David has been working on new items to put into the show. He won't tell me anything about them because he always wants people to see things before reading or hearing about them. He deeply understands the element of surprise.
by Richard Kaufman
March 3rd, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 164
Views: 20994

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

I'm with Ryan.
by Richard Kaufman
March 2nd, 2017, 10:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 346: Stan Allen is Not Mr. Nobody
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: 346: Stan Allen is Not Mr. Nobody

That's a really dumb title. Why would he be "Mr. Nobody"? Do have any idea how insulting that is?

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