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Re: Pleased to announce my forthcoming book

Kevin Connolly wrote:Especially this guy. :)

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


:D
by Doc
04/15/11 05:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pleased to announce my forthcoming book
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS

Perhaps, like Edward VIII, he abdicated the presidency for the woman he loved. :D
by Doc
04/12/11 03:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The President of the Academy of Magical Arts RESIGNS
Replies: 181
Views: 23527

Re: Albo Books Being Knocked-Off?

Sent him a message with the word "xeroxed" His reply came back with the following : "yes it is one of the copied versions" I guess he thinks it is ok huh ? Rennie If the person who reports these types of auctions is not the Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) eBay could care less. Last...
by Doc
03/24/11 03:48 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Albo Books Being Knocked-Off?
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Albo Books Being Knocked-Off?

Kevin Connolly wrote:Ditto and they both sold.


And the experienced buyer, who should have known better, just dropped two red doughnuts on both "wins." :cry:
by Doc
03/24/11 03:31 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Albo Books Being Knocked-Off?
Replies: 15
Views: 2136

Re: Albo Classic Magic Supplements on Ebay

Your description on the Albo supps looks oddly "familiar." :/

"He who steals my purse steals trash..."
by Doc
03/01/11 10:06 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Albo Classic Magic Supplements on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: Who Wants to Be on TV?

Already been on TV once and didn't care for it.
Saw myself on a CRT monitor during a police lineup in Dubuque. :D
by Doc
02/22/11 09:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who Wants to Be on TV?
Replies: 17
Views: 2904

Re: Homeland Security & Overseas Mail

"Department of Homeland Security"

That name gives me the willies.
Right from the pen of Joseph Goebbels. :mad:
by Doc
01/29/11 10:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Homeland Security & Overseas Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 2240

Re: The Stupidity of Scientists

Secret, never before published, photograph of ESP test group "borrowed" from the files of Cornell University :o

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by Doc
01/28/11 05:55 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Stupidity of Scientists
Replies: 91
Views: 12831

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

Bill Mullins wrote:Who did the cover art for the upcoming Gardner book?


Johannes Vermeer, he was still alive when this project was pre-sold.
by Doc
01/19/11 02:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 43
Views: 7622

Re: I have seen it all !!!

Ars gratia artis :D
by Doc
01/19/11 01:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I have seen it all !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Hard To Find Books On Ebay

You are priced a little bit TOO HIGH !
:D
by Doc
01/18/11 03:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hard To Find Books On Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

Be patience with this guy and see the final result.


That's right. Patience is a virtue and what is five years, more or less, in comparison to the time space continuum as a whole?
by Doc
12/31/10 12:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 43
Views: 7622

Re: Revelation(s) Editions…

First Edition versus First Edition Thus.
by Doc
12/26/10 02:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation(s) Editions…
Replies: 37
Views: 4860

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

A comp review copy?
by Doc
12/23/10 06:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 43
Views: 7622

Re: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr

I have bought several books from Todd through the years and have had to wait for alomost all of them since I preorder. But I can tell you that every single one of those books has been worth the wait. I can also tell you that if something is wrong with your order Todd will also make it right. So I s...
by Doc
12/23/10 05:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner and Todd Karr
Replies: 43
Views: 7622

Re: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle

"The Magic Castle is a private club for magicians. It's unfortunate that some magicians can't get along with other magicians. What happened to brotherhood and fraternal feeligs? Sometimes things become more infernal than fraternal. " Historically, magicians tend to be covetous prima donna...
by Doc
11/06/10 03:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scary Rumors Regarding the Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 7078

Re: Carter's Curtain

A lot of wives would find the curtain useful...to wrap their husband's body in, along with Dai Vernon's celluloid sixth finger, and drag the entire load into the backyard at midnight for burial beneath the hollyhock bushes. :(
by Doc
11/06/10 03:20 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Carters Curtin
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Castle Grievance filed against Bill McIlhany by Rich Cowley

He received a glowing testimonial from Milt Larsen so he must be o.k. :whistle:
by Doc
11/05/10 09:16 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle Grievance filed against Bill McIlhany by Rich Cowley
Replies: 206
Views: 39408

Re: Carter's Curtain

Golden Stater currently in the lead @$300.00 - Reserve not met.
by Doc
11/05/10 01:22 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Carters Curtin
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Woo Hoo - the 2010 Houdini Awards have been announced

Damn, they passed over Dixie Dooley again. :mad:
by Doc
10/27/10 12:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Woo Hoo - the 2010 Houdini Awards have been announced
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: FS: (1,000) 3x5" color Prank Parking Tickets

Any ideas for these? Perhaps your own "6 Parking Ticket Repeat" effect(s)? Another type of packet trick? Or maybe just an item to sell, if you retail magic/jokes? Or keep them in your vehicle and actually use them as prank parking tickets? Try the City of New York, Nathan. They run though...
by Doc
10/27/10 12:42 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: (1,000) 3x5" color Prank Parking Tickets
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Great Magic Auction

"To some, Vernon's props are sacred."

Yeah, like Captain Danjou's hand. :D

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by Doc
10/24/10 12:57 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great Magic Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 3227

Re: Great Magic Auction

Maybe there is some new blood in the game?

Some of it was mine...all over the floor. At least I don't have to justify spending over half a grand on Dai Vernon's celluloid sixth finger to my significant other. :o
by Doc
10/23/10 06:47 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great Magic Auction
Replies: 21
Views: 3227

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

The Bill Tarr book is a different story: I didn't see the manuscript until after I'd paid for it, and it had been fully written and illustrated. The only way to recoup my investment was to publish it. I did, but it never earned back the investment. Bad business decision: I should have just taken th...
by Doc
10/23/10 06:39 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4393

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

Rennie,
You are correct about that.
I keep a stack of Mysterious Strangers, Bill Tarr Notebooks and Andrew Mayne booklets beside each fireplace to burn on cold mornings.

They are all cheaper than kindling. :D
by Doc
10/22/10 10:56 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4393

Re: Magic Castle auction site.......

Probably the Serbian division of Snap Illusions.
by Doc
10/22/10 06:51 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Castle auction site.......
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

I had copies of CardWorks up for sale here a month ago for a low price: none sold. It would be easier to sell my grandmother's old underwear. Actually, Cardworks is a cakewalk compared to the Bill Tarr Now You See It, Now You Don't! Notebook . Now that is more difficult than selling your grandmothe...
by Doc
10/22/10 01:51 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4393

Re: Another interlude plan set sells on ebay.

Spelling correction: [s]Matsuda[/s] Masuda.
by Doc
10/16/10 03:37 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Another interlude plan set sells on ebay.
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Re: Another interlude plan set sells on ebay.

eBay will not remove these type of listings unless they are reported by the rights owner who has signed up as an eBay VeRO (Verified Rights Owner) member. Reports by third parties generally are ignored. eBay makes the same money on the sale fakes as they do the real McCoy and they have little incent...
by Doc
10/16/10 01:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Another interlude plan set sells on ebay.
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Re: Light You Up for a Cool Million

If it sells for a million, I'll be listing my signed Blackstone, Sr. 48" Sylvania Daylight Fluorescent Floating Tube on eBay.

...And my grilled cheese sandwich that looks like Buatier de Kolta.
by Doc
10/08/10 01:08 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Light You Up for a Cool Million
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

First prize winner gets to see Criss Angel perform live.
Second Prize winner gets to see Criss Angel perform live twice.
Third prize winner is forced to watch Criss Angel perform live 365 times.

An effective incentive for contestants to make their maximum effort to land the top slot.
by Doc
10/08/10 12:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 7902

Re: Magician Curtis Lovell tries to get $1 mill for used Modern Art

Well, Doc, we know what your entertainment viewing consists of!

Well, Richard, I received three emails from other members wanting to know where they could find the video. ;) :D
by Doc
09/30/10 09:56 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician Curtis Lovell tries to get $1 mill for used Modern Art
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: Magician Curtis Lovell tries to get $1 mill for used Modern Art

I hope that her performance in the zip-zag was more enthusiastic than her performance with her boyfriend in the hotel room.

She only had two good moves in that video. ;)
by Doc
09/29/10 07:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician Curtis Lovell tries to get $1 mill for used Modern Art
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: Magician David Blaine to become a father

Magician David Blaine to become a father

I wonder who he suspects? :confused:
by Doc
09/18/10 06:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician David Blaine to become a father
Replies: 31
Views: 3446

Re: Who Killed Chung Ling Soo?

I collect old time radio files and Boris Karloff enjoyed made several shows like this but failed to get them picked up in syndication. Here is a link to the complete Soo that you may listen to online. Boris Karloff There is a wealth of other free OTR shows, in mp3 form. on the same website that may ...
by Doc
09/06/10 08:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who Killed Chung Ling Soo?
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: The Struggle Between Print and eBooks in Today's NY Times

I like reading antiquarian conjuring eBooks.
Especially if they're toned and foxed.
by Doc
09/02/10 10:34 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Struggle Between Print and eBooks in Today's NY Times
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: Criss Angel Attempts World Record Vanish

Maybe he should trying crawling up into an elephant's aSS and go for the world holding your breath record.

And here is a video showing step one for him to avoid having to work it out himself.
by Doc
08/27/10 11:34 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Attempts World Record Vanish
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: The Magic of Robert Harbin

Do the names Al Mann, Mexico, and the limitation # of this copy ring any bells? :)

Two years ago another bird listed copy # 842 on eBay with a relatively low starting price, no reserve, and folks were just bidding away on it like the Russians were in Jersey.
by Doc
08/27/10 11:19 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 20
Views: 2081

Re: Criss Angel Celebrity Judge : Miss Universe

Next stop, lower left square on The Hollywood Squares...the one formerly occupied by Wayland Flowers and Madame. :D
by Doc
08/22/10 09:40 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Celebrity Judge : Miss Universe
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: ‘The Magician And The Snake’ by Katie and Mike Mignola

Sounds like Criss Angel.
by Doc
08/22/10 09:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ‘The Magician And The Snake’ by Katie and Mike Mignola
Replies: 1
Views: 478
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