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Re: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore

I'd rather learn from a newbie who will take the time to show me than try and learn from some grumpy old bastard who thinks he knows it all and won't tell you squat because you don't have an IBM ring on your finger. After all, the value of anything is relative to the person who buys it, and if I can...
by steve
05/03/02 06:22 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore
Replies: 63
Views: 2516

Re: What is Fearson doing?

Good question. An additional question is why is he using a pyramid scheme to sell magic? Claiming people can make over $100,000 in a few months by selling his program.
by steve
05/03/02 06:11 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: What is Fearson doing?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: David Blaine DVDs coming out

...interesting....I do own a DVD player and won't buy these ;)
by steve
04/17/02 07:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: David Blaine DVDs coming out
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: New Forum Feature

Won't this simply prove I am a stalker? Geez, I could've told you that without invading everyone else's privacy! Side note-You don't have to appear online, you know? All you need to do it "logout". But then, you'll be sending the message about needing your password emailed to you because y...
by steve
03/29/02 07:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New Forum Feature
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: loading a coin under a specator's watch

David Stone performed this on me, which worked out well for him, because I knew the routine he was doing, was watching him like a hawk, never saw what I was looking for, and he said "There, it's gone". I knew it wasn't because I was watching way too close for that to have happened. He told...
by steve
03/22/02 06:37 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: loading a coin under a specator's watch
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore

Originally posted by Matthew Field: I feel exactly the opposite. Who has more to teach? Matt Field It's not the quantity, it's the quality of what I'm being taught. If John Doe, the budding new face on the magic scene is lecturing and I go, and buy his lecture notes, come home, open them up and he ...
by steve
03/19/02 05:35 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore
Replies: 63
Views: 2516

Re: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore

It has nothing to do with skill. I have a pile of lecture notes by highly skilled magicians that aren't worth the paper they are written on. I saw someone lecture and they were brilliant. Their moves and timing were perfect, and I sat through 2 lectures (different material) and a workshop. EXCELLENT...
by steve
03/18/02 04:25 AM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore
Replies: 63
Views: 2516

Re: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore

Who cares? It's all relative to YOUR skill level. Yes, someone doing something from Expert Card Technique slightly different might offend you, if you had studied the book. In my opinion, one of the biggest problems with magicians is the fact that they have tunnelvision and think every other magician...
by steve
03/17/02 07:25 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Mad as Hell and Not Taking It Anymore
Replies: 63
Views: 2516

Re: Sol Stone: QUICK & CASUAL CLOSE-UP video

Yes, I have the Sol Stone DVD. I can say that I was very disappointed. Not in Sol Stone, but in the production of the video footage. The issues I have are the following: The camera angles are horrible. In the performance footage, the viewpoint is off to the side, so you don't ever see the retention ...
by steve
02/13/02 08:21 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sol Stone: QUICK & CASUAL CLOSE-UP video
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Crimper has been banned from the board

Using real names is not condusive to creativity. I do use my real name (part of it). I'd give you the whole thing if I thought you would recognize it because I was some master of magic (which I'm not). There are many issues that need to be discussed that cannot be brought up by people using their re...
by steve
02/09/02 08:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Crimper has been banned from the board
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Mike Close

strange, I JUST bought a Glorpy this weekend. Not sure why I bought it or what I'm going to do with it, perhaps Mike Close can do a review of the good old Glorpy?

[ February 07, 2002: Message edited by: Steve S. ]
by steve
02/06/02 07:30 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Mike Close
Replies: 27
Views: 904

Re: Teaching magic to bartenders in training

No wonder a good mixed drink is hard to find. All the bartenders are busy learning magic when I need a DRINK!!!
by steve
02/04/02 05:29 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Teaching magic to bartenders in training
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

George, thanks for mentioning that- I recently saw a clear one for sale and it immediately caught my attention and got me thinking. Anyone use a clear box? If so, how are they to work with? Only issue I see is there would be very light.

[ January 27, 2002: Message edited by: Steve S. ]
by steve
01/27/02 05:36 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 119
Views: 25181

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

Laymen. With my Johnson boxes, the lid is proportional to the box, the Zee's aren't. Therefore, when they look at it, I get "There's something funny with that lid". Another thing I don't like it the difference in diameters. The box is large enough to make the click pass (I think that's wha...
by steve
01/26/02 07:06 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 119
Views: 25181

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

At risk of being drawn and quartered, I have a set of the Zee boxes and don't like the lid. I fully understand the reasoning, and I can say that if I used them every day, 1000 times a year, I probably would use them as you don't have any "issues" when using them. However, I can't get past ...
by steve
01/26/02 06:58 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 119
Views: 25181

Who were the best new magicians in 2001?

Just wondering which stars shined the brightest in 2001 in the magic world. Thinking back on 2001, I don't recall seeing anyone (didn't see many people, in all fairness) that made me sit up and take notice. The established magicians were out there, but who was making a name for themself in 2001 that...
by steve
01/13/02 07:02 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Who were the best new magicians in 2001?
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Re: Deck o' Cards in Bottle

You guys have ENTIRELY too much free time
by steve
01/09/02 06:50 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Deck o' Cards in Bottle
Replies: 42
Views: 10723

Re: Wondering Why?

LOL- good one David! great advice. I'm assuming that wasn't a lesson you learned.

You can thank me for Denny & Lee's new shop. I think I paid for it ;)

Well, part of it. I think I bought the toilet. So, if your ever using the toilet in there, think of me.
by steve
01/06/02 07:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wondering Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: nash and stone

Got an email from Meir Yedid the other day, and he said about 3 more weeks on the Sol Stone tapes. Hopefully, that time frame will be met.

Don't know about the Nash tapes.
by steve
01/05/02 07:51 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: nash and stone
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Cascade

Or, you could click on the words and read the description like everyone else. I can't describe it because I don't own it. If I did, I would gladly give you my version of the effect. I only know it's there because I want to purchase it, but am not willing to pay $7 shipping for a $3 trick. Once I pla...
by steve
01/04/02 06:25 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cascade
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: Cascade

Bill, as you were quoting me regarding the issue with the "click here for the description" bit, it was taken the wrong way by you. I did not copy the description and paste it because I didn't write the text, and I don't like copying things from other web sites and posting them. Hank Lee we...
by steve
01/04/02 05:32 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cascade
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: Cascade

Hank Lee's sell it $3.50.

Click Here for the Description
by steve
01/03/02 05:20 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cascade
Replies: 27
Views: 674

Re: Burger Displays Dirt Under Fingernails During Latest Video

Do you do anything BUT complain about everything? I'd like to know exactly what difference it makes whether he had dirt under his fingernails. Unless you suffer from Obsessive Complusive Disorder, how is this relative to the material taught on the tape? How about trying to say something nice about s...
by steve
12/31/01 06:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Burger Displays Dirt Under Fingernails During Latest Video
Replies: 27
Views: 1251

Re: Winter Cleaning For the Genii Forum

touche' Richard !! Nicely done.
by steve
12/31/01 06:16 AM
 
Forum: The Archives
Topic: Winter Cleaning For the Genii Forum
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

Re: Winter Cleaning For the Genii Forum

Deleting post that had no replies or 1 reply could be a bad thing. Firstly, I'll probably never get the book I asked for in the Wanted Section (hint hint), and secondly, perhaps it was a question that got a great answer in one post. Something like "Can someone help with with the Flintstone Coin...
by steve
12/30/01 07:16 PM
 
Forum: The Archives
Topic: Winter Cleaning For the Genii Forum
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

Re: Winter Cleaning For the Genii Forum

Don't delete them! Think about new people coming to the board. You will deprive them of seeing some great information. Perhaps just sweeping up some might help (selectively deleting posts with little magical information).
by steve
12/29/01 06:55 PM
 
Forum: The Archives
Topic: Winter Cleaning For the Genii Forum
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

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

I must give credit to Paul for "keeping his cool". I'm a novice magician (at best) and I have seen Paul perform and I have his 3 most recent videos (you owe me a drink for all this Mr. Wilson), and I must say he's one of the people I enjoyed the most. His skill was,well, how can you put th...
by steve
12/28/01 07:17 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years
Replies: 62
Views: 2182

Re: Magic Switchboard (Wellington)

I have one but have yet to put it to good use. It was an impluse buy for a situation. Wait, I take that back, I have used it, for that situation. The darn thing confuses me. I went with the 110 version because I couldn't see spending that much money on anything that runs on batteries :) It's an amaz...
by steve
12/26/01 05:41 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Switchboard (Wellington)
Replies: 11
Views: 5521

Re: Twisting the Aces

Entering this conversation very late, but I saw Paul perform the Asher Twist in person at a lecture. Having limited knowledge of cards, I can say I sat with my jaw dropped open. A guy behind me was doing it during a break and I had no clue what was going on. It was very magical to me, perhaps becaus...
by steve
12/22/01 06:02 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Twisting the Aces
Replies: 114
Views: 7864

Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count

Hello all- I posted this on another site some time ago and got a little feedback, but not as much as I would have hoped. I'm looking to establish a long list of Elmsley count tricks. Here's some to get things started : Elmsley's 4 Card Trick2) New Four Card Trick (Elmsley) Marked (Derick Dingle) Ali...
by steve
12/21/01 05:32 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count
Replies: 80
Views: 13503

Re: Sol Stone is ill

John- it's a video coming out on Sol Stone. It's SUPPOSED to be out by the end of the year. Not many days left for that, but I'm still crossing my fingers. Checked the Meir Yedid website yesterday and couldn't find any update or information about it, which leads me to believe it's not ready to come ...
by steve
12/14/01 07:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sol Stone is ill
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Dai Vernon

Well, you guys have spent more of my money and once again, I am forced to thank you. After reading this thread, I bought Vernon's "Spirit of Magic" from our good friend Denny and it arrived today. WOW...what else can I say? As a big fan of the man, I watched like a kid watching Santa fly o...
by steve
11/20/01 07:36 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon
Replies: 29
Views: 4049

Re: Paul Curry's World's Beyond

I can only speak for myself, but I can say that in my quest to learn magic, I'm still in the beginner stage of learning. I'm still learning names, effects, and creators of magic. Being that I love to learn, I actively search information that might lead me to learn anything about someone who contribu...
by steve
11/01/01 05:45 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Paul Curry's World's Beyond
Replies: 10
Views: 1252

Re: coin magic

Jay, I've seen Stone live and it's better than the tapes. The tapes make him look like a geek, and it was due to the production of the tapes. He's wide open in real life and his magic is explosive. I had the opportunity to chat with him some a few hours and his story is quite interesting. Probably p...
by steve
10/30/01 06:40 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: coin magic
Replies: 43
Views: 4122

Re: Wellington Magic Switchboard

I also have the large version as well. I had a problem with paying that kind of money for something that uses batteries :)
by steve
10/27/01 04:03 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wellington Magic Switchboard
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Wellington Magic Switchboard

I recently purchased the above mentioned apparatus. Don't know why, but I did. It's not my normal stuff, but still, it sucked me in and I bought it. Thanks Denny ;) None the less, this thing fools me when I'm doing it and I sit and laugh all the time because it's so impossible. Having said that, and...
by steve
10/26/01 05:38 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wellington Magic Switchboard
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: curious customer

I know I'm new to magic, but from what I have learned (I think) so far, is that if someone is asking to see the cards, then you didn't convince them early on in the trick. Shouldn't all doubt be removed, so there is no explanation, because they KNOW they have seen normal cards? If, at the end of a c...
by steve
10/20/01 05:29 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: curious customer
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Bill Malone's Scarne's cutting the aces

One thing I noticed (and I'm not a card guy) is how the guy who shuffled the deck, shuffled it like a pro. His riffle shuffle was excellent, from what I remember (it's been about 6 months since I saw it). I kept thinking to myself "WOW....that spec sure can shuffle". I don't know if that h...
by steve
10/13/01 05:39 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bill Malone's Scarne's cutting the aces
Replies: 40
Views: 9737

Re: Contacting Darwin Ortiz?

Thanks guys- feel free to remove this post, as I've emailed the guy Darwin's address.

Thanks again,
Steve
by steve
10/11/01 06:56 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Contacting Darwin Ortiz?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Contacting Darwin Ortiz?

I comments on another board about seeing Ortiz lecture and how amazing he was. I recently got an email from someone overseas that read my post and wants to buy a copy of Darwin's Lecture notes. Of course, I wouldn't sell mine, nor would I copy and sell them, but I do wish to help this guy out. I've ...
by steve
10/10/01 05:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Contacting Darwin Ortiz?
Replies: 3
Views: 238
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