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Re: We're Back From the Genii Bash!

It would be tough to list all the highlights for me. Tom Stone and Rob Zabrecky would both top my list, but many others would be right up the with them. Seeing friends that I hadn't seen in years (18 years in one instance), having the chance to meet friends I'd know via the internet for years but ne...
by Bob Klase
10/08/12 02:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We're Back From the Genii Bash!
Replies: 106
Views: 12682

Re: Wanted: The Grail Gold Edition DVD

If you're still looking it's abailable on amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Grail-GOLD-Editio ... B0040A29GE
by Bob Klase
05/30/12 09:51 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: The Grail Gold Edition DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Recall by Tom Crosbie and Wizard Fx Productions

Hey Guys, The DVD was aimed as a visual tool for teaching the memorised deck and what can be acheived. Remember - it's a grounding for beginners, not aimed at people who already know a lot about mem decks. I was looking at the previews & ads for this and wondering if I might want to buy it. I'v...
by Bob Klase
05/03/12 10:39 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Recall by Tom Crosbie and Wizard Fx Productions
Replies: 30
Views: 3919

Re: Omigod--The Crap Project that WILL NOT DIE! The War Magician Lives!

Master Payne wrote:Never let facts get in the way of a good story. After all Titanic won Best Picture and about the only thing they got right in that picture was the name of the ship.


In fairness, did they ever say it was based on a true story (aside from that being implicated by the title)?
by Bob Klase
02/04/12 02:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Omigod--The Crap Project that WILL NOT DIE! The War Magician Lives!
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Poker Face by Martin Adams

I would also mention that in the section where he talks about using a memorized deck he offers 4 memorized decks. - Simon Aronsons Memorized Deck - Martin Joyals Memorized Deck - Boris Wilds Instant Memorized Deck - Andrew Maynes Zero Memorized Deck I'm not sure about Boris Wild's, but Andrew Mayne'...
by Bob Klase
03/17/10 10:06 AM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Poker Face by Martin Adams
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: Here's what happens when no one gives you good advice...

I agree that it seems tacky and and (especially with Angel's track record in past shows) could actually be very tacky. I'll reserve my final judgment until I see what is actually shown, but I'm not sure the majority of troops and their families would see the idea (as described here) as insulting at ...
by Bob Klase
07/06/09 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here's what happens when no one gives you good advice...
Replies: 34
Views: 2076

Re: Is this the year that "America's Got Magic?"

I would wonder why The Pendragons have not won or KEvin James didn't win. They did a great job on the show in the past. The Pendragons didn't win because they appeared on one show, were passed through to the next round by the judges and never appeared on the show again. Although I do remember readi...
by Bob Klase
07/05/09 02:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is this the year that "America's Got Magic?"
Replies: 28
Views: 3428

Re: Fox News & Criss Angel's 'escape' revealed

I told my wife about the supposed handcuff blunder, and she clearly remembers him stuffing the handcuffs all the way into his pocket after they were just dangling outside the first time. She wondered why he would go to that trouble of making sure they were all the way in his pocket when time was so...
by Bob Klase
08/09/08 04:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fox News & Criss Angel's 'escape' revealed
Replies: 15
Views: 2084

Re: Americas Got talent

I would have to disagree with you, Bob. I think, especially if you do a comedy act, it is quite possible to screw up a trick and win a contest. Sure it is. But the issue here isn't what's possible, it's what happened. It all depends on the way you handle the "screw-up." Exactly. And he di...
by Bob Klase
06/26/08 01:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Americas Got talent
Replies: 51
Views: 7416

Re: Americas Got talent

Jolly Roger wrote:The show is all about making the judges look good, and that is it! My friend Magic Dave over in England learnt the hard way! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9EwDP-PHY8


He learned that you can't screw up a trick and win a contest? Did the producers make the trick go wrong?
by Bob Klase
06/26/08 10:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Americas Got talent
Replies: 51
Views: 7416

Re: Angel ripped on Mad TV

I saw the show 6 or 7 years ago. It was in the basement of the WWF store (or museum?). I don't remember the exact location, but we walked there from the Port Authority bus terminal. IIRC the tickets were about $15 and $30. It was sort of a nightclub setting with a small stage area and everyone sat a...
by Bob Klase
02/03/08 01:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Angel ripped on Mad TV
Replies: 19
Views: 927

Re: Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic

Sounds like the short series that ran in 2000-2001. Is it hosted by Franz Harary?
by Bob Klase
02/03/08 12:56 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion: Impossible Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 3148

Re: Secrets of Psychics Revealed

Old show. It first aired about 4 years ago.
by Bob Klase
01/10/08 09:06 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Secrets of Psychics Revealed
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: Chris Angel on CSI New York

I learned something new too. I knew that Houdini had vanished an elephant, but I never knew that it was a 20 million pound elephant (10,000 tons) as claimed as the beginning of the show.
by Bob Klase
03/02/07 01:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chris Angel on CSI New York
Replies: 11
Views: 286

David Oliver's Copperfield comment

In the review of Mrs. Brown's Kooky Kookie, Oliver mentions that he'd been told that David Copperfield kept a Dinamo standing by offstage to cover unexpected stage waits. Not sure that anybody's interested, but in at least one show it was not only there, Copperfield used it. I was at one of the tapi...
by Bob Klase
10/21/06 10:11 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: David Oliver's Copperfield comment
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: The Film "The Illusionist" opens Friday

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
[QB] I thought it opened everywhere on August 18, but they've apparently switched things around a bit and September 1 is now the date at which the movie will expand from its current venues.
I feel better now. I'll just have to wait another week to see it.
by Bob Klase
08/21/06 07:26 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Film "The Illusionist" opens Friday
Replies: 21
Views: 1640

Re: The Film "The Illusionist" opens Friday

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: The Illusionist opens Friday nationwide "Nationwide" seems to be a stretch. Apparently "nationwide" doesn't include Florida or most of the major cities in other states. I can't find it playing at any theater in my area, and it doesn't even s...
by Bob Klase
08/20/06 08:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Film "The Illusionist" opens Friday
Replies: 21
Views: 1640

Re: Criss angel--the new masked magician.

Originally posted by Al Schneider: However, if Mr. Angle sees it fit to expose a good trick why doesn't he expose how he levitates or the other spectactular things he does? He does. His levitation is sold on a DVD which was advertised on his show. Naturally he doesn't expose the trick itself on the...
by Bob Klase
08/19/06 12:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss angel--the new masked magician.
Replies: 179
Views: 23737

Re: David and Dania Quick change artists

Originally posted by andrew martin: Did anyone see David and Dania last night. The british judge called David dumb and stupid for not changing their act . It was not nice. Actually he didn't call them anything- he asked if they were "deaf, dumb, or arrogant". The word "stupid" w...
by Bob Klase
08/13/06 10:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David and Dania Quick change artists
Replies: 62
Views: 8811

Re: Criss angel--the new masked magician.

Originally posted by Terry Terrell: Most spectators who watch an exposure say "A Ha" and then move on with their lives. "Magicians" are the only ones who continue the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth. Get a life and get on with it. There's valid arguments both for and aga...
by Bob Klase
06/26/06 05:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss angel--the new masked magician.
Replies: 179
Views: 23737

Re: What's the best memorized deck?

Plus, I was able to begin the memorization process immediately. (Sadly, I chose rote memorization.) You're looking at it the wrong way. There's nothing wrong with rote memorization. I put off learning a memorized deck for over 10 years- mostly because everything I read on mem decks spent the vast m...
by Bob Klase
05/18/06 09:46 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: What's the best memorized deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 2538

Re: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count

My absolute favorite- Jim Swain's Capitulating Queens.
by Bob Klase
01/19/06 09:32 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count
Replies: 80
Views: 13483

Re: signed coin in can

Originally posted by Seb Talbot: As for the 2-handed shake of the can to hear the coin inside; would a coin inside the can really make a sound? Or would it just move and kinda float along with the liquid? I think it is a nice handling; I like that part. I' d have to try the shaking of the can with ...
by Bob Klase
12/02/05 01:15 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: signed coin in can
Replies: 34
Views: 590

Re: Mindfreak I and II

Earlier (before seeing the shows) I wrote "From the comments posted here I suspect that there's very little in the TV shows that will ever be seen in a live show." Now that I've been able to see the show I'll retract that statement. I saw very little that couldn't be done live. It might ha...
by Bob Klase
07/24/05 08:19 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mindfreak I and II
Replies: 189
Views: 16916

Re: Mindfreak I and II

The nostalgia for Copperfield among those who are averse to T.V. "magic" is amusing...The Grand Canyon, anyone? "Flying" on the sidewalk outside of the theatre? I don't think that's a valid comparison. Copperfield, Henning, etc certainly weren't perfect. I always thought the Gra...
by Bob Klase
07/22/05 11:57 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mindfreak I and II
Replies: 189
Views: 16916

Re: Sixten Beme's One card link

I haven't seen Beme's One Card Link, but I've been doing his earlier version with 2 cards (Complete Card Link) for over 20 years. Shortly after I started using it I changed the way the gaff is made to eliminate a weak point. I always let the spectator keep the linked cards. Usually I staple one corn...
by Bob Klase
05/13/05 09:46 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sixten Beme's One card link
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: TOPIT advice?

It shouldn't be that costly. My ex-wife used to sew one in all my jackets. Now I can usually get my sister to do it when I buy a coat, but if you have to pay it shouldn't cost more than about $25. If you can't find someone local to sew for you, try Seams Like Magic at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" h...
by Bob Klase
03/04/03 02:30 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: TOPIT advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: Martin Lewis' Cardiographic

If you get the tape (or the book- Martin's Miracles) you can make up two with different force cards. I agree that it's worth buying if you're not handy at making things. I had the book for 6-7 years and kept meaning to make it. When the marketed version came out I decided that I was probably never g...
by Bob Klase
03/04/03 02:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Martin Lewis' Cardiographic
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Does Exposure Harm Magic?

In out conversation I had told him the only reason the first show did so well was because of all the protests by the magicians. He told me "you are right" There was not even a thought of doing more then one show untill the protests. Or the ratings being so high from all the attention. Act...
by Bob Klase
01/20/03 10:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Does Exposure Harm Magic?
Replies: 60
Views: 951

Re: Ellusionist

Fine. He's getting a bunch of kids (and yes, some adults) involved in magic. I don't think getting a bunch of people (kids or adults) involved in magic is automatically a good thing. Would it be a good thing if I got a bunch of kids involved in reading books by teaching them how to steal the books ...
by Bob Klase
01/16/03 12:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ellusionist
Replies: 148
Views: 11247

Re: Comedy Mentalism

I'd probably vote for Martin Lewis' Technicolor Prediction.

Bob Klase
by Bob Klase
12/14/02 12:25 AM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Comedy Mentalism
Replies: 37
Views: 1217

Re: Silver Cascade

Silver Cascade (which I've also seen advertised as 'Silver Cascade Coil' and 'Silver Coil' is a production coin made of mylar. It's similar to a hat coil but small enough to palm. I did a search on google for 'silver coil magic' and it came with Klamm Magic ($14), Daytona Magic ($12), and here <!-- ...
by Bob Klase
12/12/02 12:19 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Silver Cascade
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Paul Daniels Videos

Jason, it might be cheaper to buy a vcr that plays pal tapes If you buy a VCR that plays PAL tapes then you'll also need a TV that is PAL compatable. If you don't have a multisystem TV then you should look for a VCR that also converts the signal to NTSC so your regular TV can play it (and that woul...
by Bob Klase
12/12/02 09:34 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Daniels Videos
Replies: 14
Views: 211

Re: Silver Cascade

If you have trouble find a battery-powered [censored] stirrer you can also look for a battery-powered baby formula stirrer. The end on the formula-stirrer already has a split.
by Bob Klase
12/12/02 09:15 AM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Silver Cascade
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Video format change/ ethical dilemma

---Pioneer makes a great real-time DVD Recorder, even has a tuner, see B&H NYC. $1000consumer, $1500 Pro. I've seen DVD recorders in Best Buy for under $700. Another year and I expect (hope) they'll be down to $300 or less. When they're cheap enough I plan to copy all my video tape to DVD. I'll...
by Bob Klase
12/07/02 08:57 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Video format change/ ethical dilemma
Replies: 28
Views: 331

Re: Upscale Insurance Policy

I don't know about any upscale marketed versions, but I made my own a few years ago. I used CorelDraw but you could use any good graphics program. I print them on either Gray Parchment paper or Gold Parchment paper (from Office Depot). Two big advantages are that you can use a different card for eac...
by Bob Klase
12/04/02 07:33 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Upscale Insurance Policy
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Funny news story

Looks like P.T. Barnum was right...There is one born every minute!
Actually the birth rate is much higher today.
by Bob Klase
11/10/02 12:44 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Funny news story
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Sam The Bellhop

Nobody's mentioned Eric Mead's Evening at the Improv. I don't remember where it's published, but I know it is.

I've seen Karl Hein do his and agree that it's one of the best.
by Bob Klase
10/26/02 10:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Sam The Bellhop
Replies: 28
Views: 396

Re: A MESSAGE ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND OPERATION OF THE GENII FORUM

Several of these people sent me private messages complaining about free speech. That seems to be a common misconception about private message boards on the internet. People do have free speech- they're free to start their own message board and say whatever they want. Saying things on someone else's...
by Bob Klase
09/07/02 10:49 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: A MESSAGE ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND OPERATION OF THE GENII FORUM
Replies: 34
Views: 501

Re: John Edward, Crossing Over

Craig Browning wrote: ... lots of fire, smoke, etc. raising into the air and feeling the ground shake. I explained that whatever it was felt exceptionally big... it was going to impact society on a global basis... I emphasized the loss of life, the kind of shock it would give us and So pretty much ...
by Bob Klase
09/07/02 10:39 PM
 
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: John Edward, Crossing Over
Replies: 133
Views: 10488
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