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by James Cotton
October 27th, 2010, 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Undergound?
Replies: 72
Views: 10776

Re: The Undergound?

Since Darwin continues to self-publish a range of highly successful (and popular) books, and has a new one on the way (and several more in the pipeline) interpreting that essay as saying he is anti-publishing is incorrect. Joe has the correct interpretation, above.
by James Cotton
October 26th, 2010, 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Undergound?
Replies: 72
Views: 10776

Re: The Undergound?

Since Darwin Ortiz hasn't been consulted on the re-publication of this copyrighted material here, what are the chances that he might be given an opportunity to respond to this discussion?
by James Cotton
October 25th, 2010, 2:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4857

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

Yes it certainly sounds totally different from a Max Maven book. I'll see if I can pick up a copy.
by James Cotton
October 25th, 2010, 1:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4857

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

Haven't read it. How does it compare to the Protocols of the Elders of Magic?
by James Cotton
October 25th, 2010, 11:33 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4857

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

Yes, me too. Especially after today's comments!
by James Cotton
October 25th, 2010, 8:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4857

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

"History has not proven Richard wrong. His statement had to do with the quality of the book, not with its sales."

Excellent. It doesn't get better than this.
by James Cotton
October 24th, 2010, 4:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4857

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

"As far as Strong Magic--I've regretted publishing from the day the manuscript was delivered. I only wanted to publish Card Shark, but was forced to take Strong Magic and publish it first as part of the deal. I was embarrased to publish Strong Magic because I felt the information was so misgui...
by James Cotton
October 24th, 2010, 11:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: You can't miss this hot brand-new Matrix came from Japan!
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: You can't miss this hot brand-new Matrix came from Japan!

But what would a layman think, Terry?
by James Cotton
October 13th, 2010, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 8679

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

"lol cats - the recourse of the intelligentsia" I think you're done here. We've plumbed your depths, and I predict an endless reductio ad absurdum series of vacillations between pure sophistry and comments using words like "dude" and "lol". Fill your boots. "L8R&q...
by James Cotton
October 13th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 8679

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

[img:center]http://trollcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/cool_story_bro_trollcat.jpg[/img] The fact that you feel compelled to explain yourself at such length - even though you "don't care" whether anyone agrees - is telling. If you had a clever point to make, next time perhaps you will...
by James Cotton
October 13th, 2010, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dean's Box being knocked off on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 3978

Re: Dean's Box being knocked off on Ebay

There's that clever wit of yours again. You've got a smart mouth on the internet, boy.
by James Cotton
October 13th, 2010, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 8679

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

Yo didn't write this...? "That sound you hear is not thousands of teenage magicians shuffling cards. Nope . . . not . . . shuffling . . . cards. Favorite part "only thirty one days LOOONG." That and the fact you can kinda see her bra, dude. Magic rawks!" You are so full of it, so...
by James Cotton
October 13th, 2010, 11:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dean's Box being knocked off on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 3978

Re: Dean's Box being knocked off on Ebay

Todd, I don't think there's anything Brad wouldn't do.
by James Cotton
October 13th, 2010, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 8679

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

Goat, when "one" sees stupid behavior, "one" feels compelled to point it out in an effort to maintain some sort of civilized discourse at what "one" thought was a site for adults, rather than saying nothing and just watching things descend to the level of some of the ki...
by James Cotton
October 12th, 2010, 3:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 8679

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

Oh. My aching sides.
by James Cotton
October 11th, 2010, 2:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 8679

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

"James, please start a new thread and regale us with YOUR wit if this one bothers you so much you felt you needed to post to say as much. Show us silly billies what real proper grown up humour looks like. We may learn something." What did that girl do to have her name linked to a discussi...
by James Cotton
October 11th, 2010, 12:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 8679

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

This is what passes as wit in magic.
by James Cotton
October 10th, 2010, 12:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I think this qualifies as magic porn
Replies: 79
Views: 8679

Re: I think this qualifies as magic porn

How is this young lady, working in the magic industry, going to feel when she reads this thread. Show some decency.

Some of you are worse than teenage magicians with the puerile observations and assumptions you are making. As adults you should know better. I agree with David Alexander.
by James Cotton
October 10th, 2010, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Cohen Received Medal of Honor
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: Steve Cohen Received Medal of Honor

Never even knew he fought in Afghanistan. The fellow is deceptively petite.
by James Cotton
September 26th, 2010, 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: New here
Replies: 20
Views: 2570

Re: New here

"Boy! What great suggestions here - plus some real class! HARRY LORAYNE. (Incidentally, doubt if you'll find any of my magic books in libraries, but doesn't look as if you want any of mine, anyway. Right? Right.)" Actually there was some very good advice before the thread went South. I'm ...
by James Cotton
September 12th, 2010, 11:48 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris
Replies: 36
Views: 6245

Re: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris

This competition between mentalists and magicians is of course a misdirection. Benny is neither. He is a copywriter and a damn good one, even though working in the regional market of Brisbane.
by James Cotton
September 12th, 2010, 4:41 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris
Replies: 36
Views: 6245

Re: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris

You're thinking like a magician and focusing on the fact that RSRD has weak methodology. A mentalist, on the other hand would use that to his advantage and as a result achieve amazement beyond your wildest dreams. For a mentalist a weak methodology is actually a brilliant methodology, because a ment...
by James Cotton
September 8th, 2010, 1:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hugely overlooked sleight
Replies: 48
Views: 6596

Re: Hugely overlooked sleight

JK Hartman's "Covered Cop Transfer". A brilliant add-on move.
by James Cotton
September 5th, 2010, 12:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse

Except that Ortiz published it in Scams & Fantasies. See above. The quote is from the book: "This effect is based on Fred Kaps' unpublished, ungaffed handling of Peter Kane's marketed effect The Gypsy Curse. My version follows the Kaps version fairly closely. the presentation is my main con...
by James Cotton
September 5th, 2010, 11:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse

Pete, it's a fact. Kaps spent time in NY at the Lambs club sessioning with Dingle, Ortiz and Pat Cook. He tipped this routine.
by James Cotton
September 2nd, 2010, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 'Inception' Takes Weekend Box Office, 'Nicolas Cage: Magician'
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: 'Inception' Takes Weekend Box Office, 'Nicolas Cage: Magician'

CardioloJest wrote:The box office got incepted so hard this weekend. Here's your top five:
1. Inception - $60.4 million. And people said you couldn't make money on a complex film based on dreaming and constant gunfire.




It wasn't complicated.
by James Cotton
August 29th, 2010, 6:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse
Replies: 15
Views: 2274

Re: Fred Kaps' Gypsy Curse

"This effect is based on Fred Kaps' unpublished, ungaffed handling of Peter Kane's marketed effect The Gypsy Curse . My version follows the Kaps version fairly closely. the presentation is my main contribution and the reason for publishing it here." Ortiz met and sessioned with Kaps in co...
by James Cotton
August 27th, 2010, 3:19 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Bulk Order Playing Cards?
Replies: 10
Views: 11483

Re: Bulk Order Playing Cards?

Quality might be an issue, Jacky.
by James Cotton
August 27th, 2010, 3:17 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris
Replies: 36
Views: 6245

Re: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris

Thanks, Benny. Good to know.
by James Cotton
August 21st, 2010, 12:23 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris
Replies: 36
Views: 6245

Re: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris

Eh. While we whine about it, Harris is bouncing off his diving board into the sea of greenbacks swishing around in his mansion-size money vault. There's no limit to the impulse-buy mania of the hobbyist sucker magician. Harris is making money while he sleeps, ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching.
by James Cotton
August 20th, 2010, 1:42 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris
Replies: 36
Views: 6245

Re: Run Silent Run Deep by Ben Harris

Mr.Harris' statements about his ebook sales are as solid as the paper his ebooks are written on.
by James Cotton
August 10th, 2010, 12:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay trapped in an elevator with 2 stupid girls
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

Re: Ricky Jay trapped in an elevator with 2 stupid girls

It lacked a punchline. The ending was "meh".
by James Cotton
August 9th, 2010, 11:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay trapped in an elevator with 2 stupid girls
Replies: 14
Views: 1885

Re: Ricky Jay trapped in an elevator with 2 stupid girls

mrgoat wrote:
Magic Newswire wrote:funnyordie.com


I choose 'or die' if they are the only two options.


Me too.
by James Cotton
July 25th, 2010, 12:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Official Nude Magic Day!
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Official Nude Magic Day!

One fine day my wife and I were sitting naked in the hot tub with a couple of friends and the subject came up that I do magic. Immediately someone challenged me to do a trick right now. I did "Full Circle" from my one-man parade, which requires only that you be wearing your wedding ring. ...
by James Cotton
July 17th, 2010, 7:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joshua Jay likes to tinker
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Joshua Jay likes to tinker

With a photo of Joe Hachem?
by James Cotton
July 17th, 2010, 3:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Essential Magic Conference
Replies: 110
Views: 14028

Re: Essential Magic Conference

Unless you put bread on the table through magic.
by James Cotton
July 13th, 2010, 8:39 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Buying from Todd Lassen?
Replies: 22
Views: 3694

Re: Buying from Todd Lassen?

Todd's wait time is very long. He has dozens of requests every day for this stuff. Be patient.

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