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Re: Tom Stone: Runes of Tomorrow

To extend on the toilet paper comment: If you paid a penny per word for this book it would only cost you $90.60 (that is without the fantastic illustrations) This eBook is well worth $14.00 If I use ONE trick from this eBook then I've still spent less than half of what most new 'one trick dvds' go f...
by CraigOusterling
08/06/14 02:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone: Runes of Tomorrow
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

Just last week I was planning a vacation with my wife for October 2015 to go see the new Fantasyland and Harry Potter attractions at the Florida theme parks.

I'll have to add going to the 2nd Genii bash to the the vacation list!
by CraigOusterling
06/04/14 12:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 9272

Re: Is this really Suzy Wandas?

Not sure who it is but at least here's some more information on the subject. Wikipedia has a page on the Ambassador http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambassador_Hotel_(Los_Angeles) Looking there I found Jean Harlow's name as a celebrity that frequented the place. Harlow was 24(?) years old at that time. ...
by CraigOusterling
10/22/13 11:32 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is this really Suzy Wandas?
Replies: 21
Views: 3286

Re: Magic Fortune

JT - You mean like if the card wasn't an ace? ;)

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by CraigOusterling
08/26/13 03:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Fortune
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963

I've never seen you do a G rated version before! Nice! I'm happy to see you still using that wand too, gives me the warm fuzzies.
by CraigOusterling
08/21/13 05:14 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Still persecuting "witches"

Those poor retards.

I know I'm a sick person. I can't stop laughing at the image of a mob of those morons waving sticks and throwing stones and running after Dynamo 'flying' next to a red double-decker bus. I envision it as a scene from an old Mel Brooks movie.
by CraigOusterling
08/19/13 05:39 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Still persecuting "witches"
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: The Magic Cafe Hacked

Bill, not to worry, it wasn't targeted at you. It was a graphic on themagiccafe.com front page. And a poor hack at that. Just the frontpage? More than likely it was a lazy kid using a BOT that reached the t's instead of actually targeting the site themselves. Sciptkiddies!!!... oye... use yer time m...
by CraigOusterling
08/02/13 09:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Cafe Hacked
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: The Magic Cafe Hacked

JT - It looked like this: (I use chrome with ghostery so it's a minimal looking thing)

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by CraigOusterling
08/02/13 07:46 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Cafe Hacked
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: The Magic Cafe Hacked

It was only the front page as far as I could tell. If you had a link past that page they worked, so a lot of people didn't even know it was down.
by CraigOusterling
08/02/13 01:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Cafe Hacked
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email

Anti-piracy is a waste of time and money. The only thing it accomplishes seems to be making the honest people deviant. Using ONLY free open source code programs I can capture every pixel on my screen at 30 fps WITH audio if there is any present on any input AND output port on my computer. That is th...
by CraigOusterling
05/06/13 11:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Weber Bonus and Email
Replies: 131
Views: 7081

Re: Should you still use material that you've sold?

Anyone have a copy of this? http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/Handbooks/Entertainment-Publishing-and-the-Arts-Handbook-2012-ed/p/100022791 Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook, 2012 ed. I found it by reading 'Copyright of Choreographic Works' here: http://www.csulb.edu...
by CraigOusterling
04/16/13 04:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should you still use material that you've sold?
Replies: 127
Views: 4426

Re: Can you sell a digital file that you purchased?

There is indeed a difference between the digital original and a copy. The bits you have purchased exist on a physical device. Be it a memory stick chip or hard drive or plastic and metal cd or dvd. When you copy them to another physical media it is definitely NOT the same as the original. Even when ...
by CraigOusterling
04/05/13 11:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can you sell a digital file that you purchased?
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Full Deck Levitation -- opinions?

I thought a great reason and method is from Jay Sankey. Sanky Pankey - 'Floater' (pp61). A whole deck imporomptu levitation during an ACR routine. I hear a lot of people mumble 'wtf' during any ambitious routine this move is thrown in.
by CraigOusterling
03/25/13 12:55 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Full Deck Levitation -- opinions?
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Rob Zabrecky article coming soon

I'm looking forward to April's issue for the Zabrecky! He's a great performer. To me, watching his show is like seeing Snidley Whiplash tie a damsel in distress to the railroad tracks. And then you realize Zabrecky is playing the part of Snidley and the train conductor and Dudley Do-Right and the da...
by CraigOusterling
03/15/13 12:47 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Rob Zabrecky article coming soon
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: looking for a locking ring set

Bill, I have a Klamm Quantum Q locking ring with Klamm 8 rings set I'll part with (all 10"). I don't know if PM system still doesn't work or not so here's my email - imported earth man at gmail dot com.

(edit) comes with Klamm bag to hold all the rings too!

~Craig
by CraigOusterling
02/21/13 10:18 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: looking for a locking ring set
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Volunteers Needed by Genii! Comp Subscriptions in Exchange for a Little Work

Richard, if you can still use another volunteer, I can help out.
by CraigOusterling
11/29/12 11:55 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Volunteers Needed by Genii! Comp Subscriptions in Exchange for a Little Work
Replies: 18
Views: 1437

Re: Piaget's conservation tasks

Curtis... last time I saw you do "the kitties" in San Diego, you turned your vict... *coughcough* spectators into 4.5 year olds! The psychology can be used against... *AHEM* I mean to your advantage no matter the age of the victator!
by CraigOusterling
10/25/12 04:46 PM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Piaget's conservation tasks
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Real Secrets - October Bonus

Not just a reprint. The instructions apply it to the October RS release item. So you get to use the October 'stuff' in yet one more way (as opposed to the 'stuff' used in the 'reprint')
by CraigOusterling
10/22/12 04:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets - October Bonus
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman

Kent Gunn wrote:The convention was beyond compare.
...Even a few of my pals from the west coast showed up.
...
Kent


West coaster posting: Kent, THANKS for using the going away present! The Genii bash was incredible! Candy loved it too!

Craig
by CraigOusterling
10/10/12 08:39 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Symphony of Richard Kaufman
Replies: 18
Views: 2209

Re: Honeymoon in Orlando

Congratulations Jonathan and West!
by CraigOusterling
09/27/12 10:04 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Honeymoon in Orlando
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: On the Matter of Magazines That Have Folded ...

Oddly, that's a total waste of plastic. Now that every issue is available to subscribers on Ask Alexander, why? Granted the fact I'm spoiled and have lightning access to the 'cloud' of information, I still don't see why the landfill would want to be full of round things it doesn't need? Where are th...
by CraigOusterling
09/20/12 10:20 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: On the Matter of Magazines That Have Folded ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Received Monday in San Jose, CA.
by CraigOusterling
09/19/12 02:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 5584

Re: Piff the magic dragon...is awesome :)

He was in California back in April at Magic Con.

Piff at the Con...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWRRMGu6mCk


Craig
by CraigOusterling
08/30/12 05:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Piff the magic dragon...is awesome :)
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: CALIFORNIA LECTURES

Ring 216 in San Jose (bay area) is having Kainoa Harbottle lecture August 8th. 25 bucks.

Should be a great time.
by CraigOusterling
07/30/12 10:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: CALIFORNIA LECTURES
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: Genii Convention: Early Bird News for Wednesday Arrivals

I will be flying in Wednesday. This is really really really cool. Not boring moment at the Genii birthday bash! p.s. If anyone is arriving at Orlanda International (MCO) around 6pm Eastern Time Wednesday (Oct 3rd) and would like to share a cab/van to the hotel with my wife and I, please let me know....
by CraigOusterling
07/16/12 10:18 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Convention: Early Bird News for Wednesday Arrivals
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Sumer Reloaded!

Links to a hungarian porn site. You sir... are fired. Should have named yourself NIMROD. IGNORING.
by CraigOusterling
06/29/12 01:08 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Sumer Reloaded!
Replies: 109
Views: 8170

Re: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI

When you expose techniques and methods, I must attempt to avail any person questioning me whom has seen YOU... on TV... In the press... SELLING YOUR *STUFF*. Well Bravo to YOU for collecting $ for making my job, life, and hobby more complex. Thank YOU for making it MORE COMPLEX to perform for friend...
by CraigOusterling
06/22/12 01:35 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Times review of Alex Stone's FOOLING HOUDINI
Replies: 118
Views: 16760

Re: Ultimate Book Test

It was great fun when Karl did this for Cyril the last night of Magic Con. This is a paraphrase but CLOSE to what Karl said... *Karl does trick* *Cyril looks around and then at ceiling for hidden cameras* Karl says, "Dude you work on TV too much" Was a hilarious laugh. and a GREAT trick.
by CraigOusterling
06/15/12 05:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ultimate Book Test
Replies: 74
Views: 7090

Re: BLATANT RIP-OFF

I have not researched the above works so I'm probably speaking from complete ignorance, but, I don't remember any kind of lid or hole in the top of the Sefalaljia box (sans 'secret' thing) ?
by CraigOusterling
06/02/12 01:22 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BLATANT RIP-OFF
Replies: 121
Views: 9282

Re: BLATANT RIP-OFF

Seems like this same conversations takes place about every 2 years... Two years? Seems like every two weeks. I think this conversation needs to happen MORE often. If *ANY* search engine renders a [color:#009900]novice[/color] OR professional to land here to this thread to read about the facts of ri...
by CraigOusterling
06/01/12 07:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BLATANT RIP-OFF
Replies: 121
Views: 9282

Re: BLATANT RIP-OFF

Jim, please don't stop making the high quality magic apparatus you do. :( Currently there are only a few people making great magic props. It saddens me to hear when another great wants to quit because of the ignorant (and immoral) kiddies running around on the green disturbing the professional golf ...
by CraigOusterling
05/30/12 11:43 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BLATANT RIP-OFF
Replies: 121
Views: 9282

Re: Walk around thoughts

David Williamson's ring and rope routine form "Sleight of Dave 2" and as selfish I want to be by not mentioning this: David Acer's 'Cheap Labour' from Natural Selections is AWESOME walk around material. You'll find a LOT of people with those cards at the end of the night. *edit for second ...
by CraigOusterling
05/29/12 10:02 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Walk around thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: DISPOSABLE DECK CONTEST - $100 prize

Rafael, I noticed that. David posted it. Which I take it to mean he thinks it has potential even if 'over' the time limit. However I believe that this guys routine can be done under the time limit if strict limit is imposed. There was added time in the front with titling. Also a lot of pauses that c...
by CraigOusterling
05/26/12 11:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DISPOSABLE DECK CONTEST - $100 prize
Replies: 26
Views: 2400

Re: Sam the Bellhop meets Satan

Kent, we should re-shoot and point the camera at the stage next time! ;)
by CraigOusterling
05/21/12 01:23 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop meets Satan
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: A bad night for magic

Looks like someone taught a stripper a trick and they got on TV with it. Bummer. Doesn't matter how interesting of a person you are BEFORE you say "I'm a magician". Chalk another one up for people who are turned off when you say "I'm a magician." Thanks ahole. oops meant... thank...
by CraigOusterling
05/16/12 07:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another bad night for magic
Replies: 17
Views: 1486

Re: NO Service Fee for Genii Convention Hotel Registrants

Done! Registered for the convention AND have the room booked! I will see you all there! Looking forward to this terrific time.
by CraigOusterling
05/15/12 03:36 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NO Service Fee for Genii Convention Hotel Registrants
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: NO Service Fee for Genii Convention Hotel Registrants

Thank you Master Genii. I'm trying to coordinate a huge family vacation and get myself some Genii 75th bash time in.
by CraigOusterling
05/15/12 02:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NO Service Fee for Genii Convention Hotel Registrants
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: NO Service Fee for Genii Convention Hotel Registrants

Looks like the hotel is booked solid. Any suggestions on a hotel nearby?
by CraigOusterling
05/15/12 12:37 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NO Service Fee for Genii Convention Hotel Registrants
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: What Are the Odds?

odds = once in your lifetime?

Great story. I bet a strange feeling came over you when you realized who it was you were talking to.
by CraigOusterling
05/14/12 11:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Are the Odds?
Replies: 26
Views: 1804

Re: A Talking Skull Like You've Never Seen

If you had to buy one individually. Walt had a team of people making them for him! Wonder what that cost? The man was way ahead of his time.
by CraigOusterling
05/14/12 11:02 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Talking Skull Like You've Never Seen
Replies: 5
Views: 762
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