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by Ted M
May 28th, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How to pronounce _____ ?
Replies: 4
Views: 319

How to pronounce _____ ?

How is Nick Trost's last name correctly pronounced?

Does it rhyme with tossed, or toast?

(I've left this thread with a subject line that invites similar questions from other folks, so the questions and answers can gradually accumulate and be found in one place.)
by Ted M
May 27th, 2017, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hand Spiker Origins
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Hand Spiker Origins

Anybody know what Todd Karr article Jonathan is talking about?

Citations are always appreciated! (One for Jonathan's own article would be great too.)
by Ted M
May 25th, 2017, 12:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4516

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

What was provided to my company was not in individual issues, but in volumes, which makes it a lot more work for them to break it up and create the archive. At this point they've been working on it for three or four months and it's still not done! I participated in the project to break volumes into...
by Ted M
May 24th, 2017, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4516

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

How's the MAGIC magazine archive coming along?

Many folks are looking forward to it becoming available.
by Ted M
May 22nd, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Just Had a Root Canal: How's YOUR Day Going?
Replies: 20
Views: 1085

Re: I Just Had a Root Canal: How's YOUR Day Going?

Missed opportunity -- you could've recorded More Genii Speaks from the dentist's chair!
by Ted M
May 13th, 2017, 12:46 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 115
Views: 17962

Re: The Works

I seem to remember someone paying for the Braue Notebooks and being publicly unhappy with their non-delivery.

In principle, I don't see how this is different.
by Ted M
May 10th, 2017, 12:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 43
Views: 8712

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Has anybody received any Lowdown-related materials in the past year since issue 1?
by Ted M
May 9th, 2017, 11:37 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 115
Views: 17962

Re: The Works

Why? The publishers have the means to communicate with their customers, and have chosen not to do so.
by Ted M
April 29th, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: On the Pass
Replies: 81
Views: 4104

Re: On the Pass

From the Conjuring Credits website: The earliest instruction [of the Pass] in the context of conjuring appears in Edme-Gilles Guyot's Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques, 1769, p. 1 of the Hugard translation (unpublished). http://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.php?id=cards:pass_with_cards
by Ted M
April 27th, 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Reflections by Helder Guimaraes
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: WTB: Reflections by Helder Guimaraes

I have one.

Send me a private message.
by Ted M
April 20th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis
Replies: 37
Views: 14153

Re: Cool Stuff in Old Geniis

The April 1997 issue with Max's history of FISM was a major landmark in my experience. It filled in a lot of the magic landscape for me.

Similarly, Steve Bryant's Little Egypt Gazette (and Hank Lee's Book Book) filled in a lot of the magic literature landscape for me at that time as well.
by Ted M
April 19th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

I very much enjoyed the unplanned cat.
by Ted M
April 18th, 2017, 11:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 21
Views: 1770

Re: The May Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

"Never perform with children or animals."

More Genii Speaks was quite the variety show!
by Ted M
April 18th, 2017, 9:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Like a Weed that Keeps Growing Back
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Like a Weed that Keeps Growing Back

Because Amazon is about to publish The Full and Comprehensive Works of Derek Dingle by Kate Upton?
by Ted M
April 18th, 2017, 1:53 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Magic 1400s-1950s
Replies: 57
Views: 12025

Re: Magic 1400s-1950s

The three prior editions: 1) 2009, 650 pages, 17.3 x 11.4 inches 2) 2013, 544 pages, 15.75 x 10.5 inches 3) 2015, 384 pages, 13.3 x 8.8 inches Page count here matches the second edition. 15 x 9.9 appears slightly reduced, but the measurement discrepancy may well be book vs. slipcase. Looks like a re...
by Ted M
April 10th, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4516

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Penguin decides what will be reprinted, and the only books they will reprint are (presumably) those for which there is a proven market. Right, but Richardson's Theater of the Mind has been bringing higher prices than either Act Two or Curtain Call. So they're interesting choices. I was asking about...
by Ted M
April 9th, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4516

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Q. Kumber wrote:PRISM is being reprinted.

And apparently Act Two and Curtain Call as well.

Do you know about any non-mentalism Hermetic Press titles being reprinted?
by Ted M
April 9th, 2017, 10:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more
Replies: 58
Views: 2780

Re: "Everyday" objects that aren't any more

Leonard Hevia wrote:You don't have to open the color changing knife blade in your routine. Just keep the blade inside and call it a pen knife.

Sure, who among us today doesn't carry a knife for trimming the nib of their quill pen?
by Ted M
April 7th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heard some exciting news ...
Replies: 47
Views: 4516

Re: Heard some exciting news ...

Eugene Burger has agreed to perform a seance to bring back the spirit of Dai Vernon, who, for a fee payable in cash and/or cigars, will critique people's Diagonal Palm Shifts via Skype.

Am I close?
by Ted M
March 8th, 2017, 11:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician proves sobriety
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: Magician proves sobriety

In college I taught a friend to juggle. He was inebriated at the time.

Afterwards it turned out that he was consistently a better juggler inebriated than sober.

Sigh.
by Ted M
March 8th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GIN CAMK
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: GIN CAMK

by Ted M
March 6th, 2017, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 8112

Re: Magicians Documentary

Nobody's mentioned Magic Camp (2012) -- easily among my favorite magic documentaries. It's full of joy and creativity, with some pain and struggle, fairness and unfairness. It's very human, and it's a delight.
by Ted M
February 27th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Puckered Lips Pressed to an Angel's Bottom
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Puckered Lips Pressed to an Angel's Bottom

This is clearly not written by anyone who writes professionally. It's not even written by someone who got decent grades in English class. Is he bribing a fourth grader with candy to write his puff pieces? "Criss Angel’s achievements don’t end there, the multi-talented entertainer is also a musi...
by Ted M
February 25th, 2017, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 25467

Re: Daryl Committed Suicide at The Magic Castle

PickaCard wrote:WTF!

What does that mean? How could that happen with a bag on one's head?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotic_asphyxiation
by Ted M
February 23rd, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: click on search result and?
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: click on search result and?

It would be really, really helpful if this could be done.

As a computer guy who values usable online interfaces, I'd expect Randy Pitchford would strongly support fixing this.

It's like a web browser without a Back button.
by Ted M
February 22nd, 2017, 7:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 2496

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

Are we sure he wasn't attempting the legendary Indian Rope Trick?
by Ted M
February 6th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?
Replies: 27
Views: 2544

Re: What is your Unicorn Magic Book?

I'd buy Spain 5x5 in a flash! Speaking of Spain, Dani DaOrtiz announced on Facebook that his book with Miguel Angel Gea on Hofzinser will be published this year in Spain, and that you'll be publishing the English version. Can you tell us anything about that? ex: Who's translating? Is translation alr...
by Ted M
February 6th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Sixth Sense : new JH effect
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: The Sixth Sense : new JH effect

Not a new Johann Hofzinser effect?
by Ted M
February 5th, 2017, 12:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2820

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

They can care about Jennings if Jennings' moves get used by the new generation. Harapan Ong uses Jennings' Optical Add-On in his gorgeous Direct Triple Prediction in the December 2016 Genii. There's also material for Mr Jennings Takes It Hard, yes? And that book will almost certainly never happen, r...
by Ted M
February 4th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2820

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Genii articles on Jennings and Vernon can keep the flame burning.

They're probably the only thing that will.

For reputations to endure, they must constantly be propagated.
by Ted M
February 3rd, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 2820

Re: Kaufman and Company Publishing Schedule for 2017

Exciting news!
by Ted M
January 31st, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Valentine on Supergirl
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Steve Valentine on Supergirl

Hey, I just enjoyed watching Steve Valentine play a mad scientist on Supergirl last night!

Hmm, I tried to attach a JPG to this post... not seeing it. I tried both via the Attachments tab and via drag and drop into the message box. Is that feature not working?
by Ted M
January 30th, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LARRY HORAYNE Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: LARRY HORAYNE Blog

The Larry Horayne book reviews are often very thorough and worthwhile, despite the blogger's scatalogical obsessions.
by Ted M
January 20th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Ted M wrote:Yay, a new Dani DaOrtiz column! I look forward to reading the articles in the paper version soon...


BAM! And so it arrives!

The Genii truly does grant all wishes!
by Ted M
January 20th, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online!

Yay, a new Dani DaOrtiz column! I look forward to reading the articles in the paper version soon...

Fun Magic Castle artifacts. But what's the festal board? (festelbord? related to smorgasbord?)

Also: Max audio?
by Ted M
January 12th, 2017, 2:31 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: Paul Harris live at Masters of Magic Congress
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Paul Harris live at Masters of Magic Congress

So this is in... Italy, right?
by Ted M
January 7th, 2017, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Ben's Blog and Thoughts on Practice
Replies: 27
Views: 2545

Re: David Ben

Please use a subject line with more words than just somebody's name!

"David Ben on Practice" would be a usefully informative subject line.

Looking at the stark subject line of nothing but "David Ben," I felt overcome with dread that he had just died.
by Ted M
January 5th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 3635

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

This DeLand deck was designed to be read at a distance: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-DeLands-Nifty-Deck-Classic-Magic-/391667403370?hash=item5b31324a6a:g:Zb4AAOSwImRYawtg Okay, so what's the top card in that photo? The 3 1/2 of Clubs. Did he invent that one too? (How's the DeLand book coming alo...
by Ted M
January 3rd, 2017, 11:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 3635

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

I came across a post that stated Chris Capehart has some work on marked decks for low vision folks. However, my on-line research dead-ended. Does anyone have any published references for this please? Capehart effectively creates a Ted Lesley marked deck, but writes the marks with a pen. So they can...
by Ted M
January 3rd, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for Marked Cards
Replies: 38
Views: 3635

Re: Looking for Marked Cards

Richard Kaufman wrote:This DeLand deck was designed to be read at a distance:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-DeLands ... SwImRYawtg

Okay, so what's the top card in that photo?

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