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by Frank Starsinic
February 3rd, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life
Replies: 46
Views: 16126

Re: Tim Conover Has Taken His Life

very sad.
by Frank Starsinic
December 7th, 2010, 11:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: 12 Minute Coin in Bottle Routine?
Replies: 18
Views: 2715

Re: 12 Minute Coin in Bottle Routine?

Awesome, Payne!
by Frank Starsinic
December 2nd, 2010, 4:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Coin Bag
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Coin Bag

I'm too scared to call him. I don't know him. I did get his email. I'll email him.
by Frank Starsinic
December 2nd, 2010, 4:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chad Long
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Chad Long

ooh. it's working! I guess Chad didn't blacklist me afterall.
by Frank Starsinic
December 2nd, 2010, 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Coney Island Fakir Released on Kindle!
Replies: 14
Views: 1956

Re: The Coney Island Fakir Released on Kindle!

Experimenting with my wife's kindle, I realized I can take any PDF and just copy it to the kindle from my PC. Looks like you can do the same with music. Some of the PDFs are not "kindle-ready", it seems, as the text is so small, it's extremely difficult to read. I didn't see an option to m...
by Frank Starsinic
December 1st, 2010, 4:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chad Long
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Chad Long

I can't get that particular interview to play.
by Frank Starsinic
November 9th, 2010, 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Coney Island Fakir Released on Kindle!
Replies: 14
Views: 1956

Re: The Coney Island Fakir Released on Kindle!

How does one get book like this onto the kindle?
I heard that Erdnase was also available for the kindle... but how?

My wife has a Kindle and I'd like to fill it full of magic stuff.
by Frank Starsinic
November 9th, 2010, 2:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Coin Bag
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Coin Bag

Someone wanted me to make a small coin bag so instead of designing something new, just made one of our cups and balls bags shorter and added it to my website. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=89">http://theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=89</a><!-- ...
by Frank Starsinic
May 18th, 2010, 7:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 17437

Re: Late Show David Letterman Presents Close-Up Magic Week!

I love how he pokes fun at some of the obvious things magicians tend to over do. Anyone else watch tonight's show? What did you think? Roberto That's a good lesson for any of us to learn. Why not poke fun. Maybe that will get "us" to change and as individuals, be more original. The wallet...
by Frank Starsinic
November 24th, 2009, 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Jim Cellini
Replies: 21
Views: 11194

Re: RIP Jim Cellini

I will never forget Jim closing his lecture in SF performing his 2-Ring routine to "Somewhere over the Rainbow". It was beautiful.

He knew how to entertain a crowd.
Even with something as simple as a silk and a TT, there was beauty, elegance and laughter.
by Frank Starsinic
November 24th, 2009, 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Jim Cellini
Replies: 21
Views: 11194

RIP Jim Cellini

Just got this in email today. RIP Jim.


Dear Frank
Jim Cellini, King of streetmagic died this night in switzerland.
a sad day for the world of magic.
A great Master Magician, Teacher and Friend given up his magic wand.

hrbi Kull
by Frank Starsinic
April 14th, 2009, 5:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

The princesswood cups were a disgusting endeavor, and basically a self-proclaimed ripoff of Brett's cups. What made it worse were the people on the cafe, seeing 2 sets of cups that were virtually identical, professing that there was no resemblance. That really told you who was who and where they sto...
by Frank Starsinic
April 3rd, 2009, 4:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke

The factors that led to me helping Jim were: I met him at his lecture. I liked his magic. I worked with him to make his pouches thanks to Kozmo getting us in touch. So I got to know him just a little bit. I also have a respect for any street performer. It's not an easy lifestyle on the performer or ...
by Frank Starsinic
March 31st, 2009, 6:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke

I went to the bank today and send Jim $1500.00 USD.
After I figure out the damages I will send him the remainder.

Thanks to each of you in helping make this a reality.
by Frank Starsinic
March 30th, 2009, 10:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

I wish Don the very best with the new company. I hope he has a smooth transition. I'm concerned about the many skeletons in RNT2's closet and how they might affect the new business but let's hope it all works out well for everyone involved.
by Frank Starsinic
March 27th, 2009, 12:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke

4 more boxes to go. Thanks to all that have contributed.
I've contacted Jim and Marianne to get their exact wiring instructions and soon they will get their donations.

Frank
by Frank Starsinic
March 20th, 2009, 1:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke

I'm going to increase my goal to $2000. I think with a little bit more word-of-mouth I can send them $2000. We've already surpassed the $1000 mark. I will soon be sending Jim a bank wire for a small amount to make sure the process works properly. Once I hear back that they have received the funds I'...
by Frank Starsinic
March 18th, 2009, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke

The webpage for Jim Cellini's Donation Fund is up and ready. For $100 plus shipping you will get a great deal on great stuff and Jim will receive much needed money. Details on the page. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://theambitiouscard.com/aItem.cfm?itemid=48">http://theambitiouscard.com/a...
by Frank Starsinic
March 16th, 2009, 11:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke

Because of how well this method worked in helping Dean Dill I'm creating boxes of goodies that I will sell for $100. ALL profits (plus $5 of my own from each box) will be sent to Jim. I've contacted several friends and companies and have had good response. The boxes will contain: 1. A Jimmy Talksalo...
by Frank Starsinic
March 11th, 2009, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: software for magicians
Replies: 43
Views: 6927

Re: software for magicians

Here's a product (free) that I really like but it's not for scripting so I don't feel bad putting it here. I think it would be a good companion product. http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page It's mind mapping software so it's great for getting your ideas down QUICKLY and re-organi...
by Frank Starsinic
February 26th, 2009, 11:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke
Replies: 21
Views: 3276

Re: Rumor that Cellini has Had a Stroke

I believe a Paypal account has been set up and the funds will be sent to Cellini by Gazzo. Stand by for further details.
by Frank Starsinic
January 28th, 2009, 10:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Gim-Cracks are back
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Gim-Cracks are back

*POOF* They're gone.
by Frank Starsinic
January 28th, 2009, 2:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Gim-Cracks are back
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Gim-Cracks are back

For those that have been looking I got a small batch of authentic Gim-Crack Mic Holders in stock (Just 10). I added them to my website yesterday and already 8 have sold. I have 2 left if anyone would like one. I'm sure I'll get more but here's the link. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://the...
by Frank Starsinic
January 22nd, 2009, 6:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

Frank Starsinic wrote:I just sent payment 10 minutes ago and I already feel like I've been waiting a month. I am very excited to get these.


Just got the cups and they are beautiful.
I ordered on Jan 13 and they are here on Jan 22.
Wonderful service and product!

I could not be happier. Thanks Brett!!!
by Frank Starsinic
January 15th, 2009, 12:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

That's not quite what I was picturing. ;)

Is that the satin finish?
by Frank Starsinic
January 14th, 2009, 11:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

Brett picked me out a set and they are already on they way!!!
Woo Hoo!
by Frank Starsinic
January 13th, 2009, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

I just sent payment 10 minutes ago and I already feel like I've been waiting a month. I am very excited to get these.
by Frank Starsinic
January 12th, 2009, 8:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

To support Brett the most effective way I can, I've decided to get a set of Copper Smooths and a matching chop cup.

Send me a paypal inovice, Brett!

Frank
by Frank Starsinic
January 7th, 2009, 4:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

When the website says "in stock, ready to ship", a month is a long time. Combined with no communication it is a hell of a long time.

I made a trade with RNT2 a couple years ago and never received anything in return. I stopped holding my breath a long time ago.
by Frank Starsinic
January 5th, 2009, 3:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 38028

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

As I stated on the cafe (before it got deleted) ... If you put in an order and are concerned about receiving it, all you need to do is put in a Paypal dispute before the dispute expiration date. That will start the line of communication between you and the seller. Do it before 45 days is up. Doing t...
by Frank Starsinic
December 30th, 2008, 12:42 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Mark Lewis on You Tube!
Replies: 27
Views: 6237

Re: Mark Lewis on You Tube!

Everyone knows Mark's reputation and I thought the post, with that in mind, was hilarious. I'm mad I didn't think of it first. Anyway. Hilarious. Espeically given Joe's follow-up. Are we allowed to spell out Mark Lewis on this forum? Or do I have to write "M*rk L*wis". I don't want to get ...
by Frank Starsinic
October 23rd, 2008, 6:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available
Replies: 19
Views: 3082

Re: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available

All cylinders that were purchased before this week were shipped and have probably been delivered by now. All the brown were sold out and we have a few black still available from the first batch. I think we were able to go from just the one prototype to delivery of the first batch to your door in les...
by Frank Starsinic
October 20th, 2008, 10:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available
Replies: 19
Views: 3082

Re: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available

All cylinders were sent out this morning.
There are still a few blacks left and I think 1 brown.

Thanks for your interest and support.
by Frank Starsinic
October 17th, 2008, 8:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wade Live BUYER'S BEWARE! Major, unacceptable problems with customer service.
Replies: 14
Views: 1533

Re: Wade Live BUYER'S BEWARE! Major, unacceptable problems with customer service.

Wade Live had not posted at the cafe in the past 30 days.
Could he be on a cruise ship somewhere?
by Frank Starsinic
October 17th, 2008, 1:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ultra-Lightweight Table Tops for close-up, parlor, stage, street
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Ultra-Lightweight Table Tops for close-up, parlor, stage, street

The table man says he'll send a table. Now to find out who/where to send it.
by Frank Starsinic
October 15th, 2008, 11:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ultra-Lightweight Table Tops for close-up, parlor, stage, street
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Re: Ultra-Lightweight Table Tops for close-up, parlor, stage, street

I will talk to the table maker about loaning one out for review. We discussed the idea a couple years ago and he seemed to like the idea. The legs are up to you. I use a plain old restaurant tray stand that can be found virtually anywhere. Restaurant supply houses, online, etc. For about $35. Then y...
by Frank Starsinic
October 15th, 2008, 3:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ultra-Lightweight Table Tops for close-up, parlor, stage, street
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

Ultra-Lightweight Table Tops for close-up, parlor, stage, street

For the first time we made tables in advance and are selling them for 15% off. The large table was $245 and is now $208 http://theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=12&ref=genii The small table was $195 and is now $165 http://theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=11&ref=genii This sale will ...
by Frank Starsinic
October 2nd, 2008, 8:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available
Replies: 19
Views: 3082

Re: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available

Here's a new photo of the first cylinder off the line.

You can now get our own (just in time for the november issue of Genii) and see what all the fuss is about.


Image
by Frank Starsinic
September 29th, 2008, 3:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available
Replies: 19
Views: 3082

Re: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available

As soon as I get real pix of the final product I'll post them.
Most people are ording black so we'll be making more black for the first batch and just a few brown.
by Frank Starsinic
September 22nd, 2008, 10:42 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available
Replies: 19
Views: 3082

Re: Scotty York Cylinder - Now Available

Thanks Bill. Admittedly, it took a few years to get the cup design where it is now but I really like it. I'm glad you do too.

I don't know anything about Scotty's C&C routine. No help there.

Frank

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