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by NYCJoePItt
November 8th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman at Carolines NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 389

Justin Willman at Carolines NYC

Saw Justin Willman perform in Carolines Comedy Club in NYC last night to a sold out crowd. Justin was just great . He is very funny, very comfortable with a crowd. He almost reminds me of watching an improv performer because he is so 'quick on his feet.' His magic is excellent. Justin performs a bit...
by NYCJoePItt
September 17th, 2015, 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention in your pocket
Replies: 34
Views: 6023

Re: Genii Convention in your pocket

I've carried my iPad around to every convention I've attended the past couple of years. I take all my magic notes on it. I have a detachable keyboard, so I can answer email and do work during the breaks. Also at Magic Live, I was lead to believe we were going to be able to download pdf's of the note...
by NYCJoePItt
July 24th, 2015, 8:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Handsome Jack Fools 'em
Replies: 14
Views: 5293

Re: Handsome Jack Fools 'em

Call me fooled. After all these years I had know idea that John performed under the stage name of "Handsome Jack."
by NYCJoePItt
July 17th, 2015, 5:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his hair
Replies: 42
Views: 10101

Re: Criss Angel performs mentalism while blindfolded by his

Forgive my non-sequitur intrusion but I do find this pissing contest more tantalizing than the Criss Angel urinal cakes they put out during Magic Live one year... :shock:
by NYCJoePItt
May 4th, 2015, 11:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green
Replies: 19
Views: 4796

Re: Lennart Green

Dear Lennart,
I hope that you recover quickly and are feeling well soon. Please know that you have many people keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.
Joe
by NYCJoePItt
May 1st, 2015, 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Steve: Don't worry. The book is hermetically sealed within plastic, then wrapped in a cuddling bag of bubble wrap inside a protective layer of armor-grade cardboard. All secured by thick bands of a 21st century adhesive product. Rain will not affect it. Don't worry, I'm a professional. I borrowed m...
by NYCJoePItt
April 28th, 2015, 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

And arrived NYC today as well! It was packed with such care, thank you. I am already enjoying Chapter 1... Amazing job, Bob! I hope you are as happy as we are. Thank you.
by NYCJoePItt
April 27th, 2015, 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Received today in Delaware! I noticed it was shipped media mail on the 23rd from NY. If your book was mailed the same day but you reside significantly further south or west, you should expect it to take a little more time. I do believe this is the biggest booktease I've ever been involved with. Par...
by NYCJoePItt
April 24th, 2015, 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Yes, this is driving me a bit batty... these were mailed from NY and I am in NYC and still no book, ugh! Yet AZ and UK, you get yours... Bah, humbug!

I better get it before Magic Live or I will be calling my lawyer too, lol!
by NYCJoePItt
April 21st, 2015, 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Still waiting for mine in NYC? Seems like it ought to be here... Maybe the mailman is reading it... ;)
by NYCJoePItt
March 23rd, 2015, 5:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coffee with Dan and Dave at the Genii Convention
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Coffee with Dan and Dave at the Genii Convention

Where IS the 'thumbs up' button when you need it?
by NYCJoePItt
March 10th, 2015, 10:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ringling's Elephants and then?
Replies: 24
Views: 3744

Re: Ringling's Elephants and then?

One of my favorite nonprofits that I love to sponsor is Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, FL. Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the country dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. Several do come from circuses and fairs that are closing down. The work they do there is amazing...
by NYCJoePItt
March 7th, 2015, 11:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "The Amazing" Randi - An Honest Liar
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: "The Amazing" Randi - An Honest Liar

Saw the movie/documentary today and thought it was excellent. I attended the short talkback session with Randi, Jose, and Justin Weinstein, the director/producer. The film delves into Randi's professional and personal lifetime journey. I was thoroughly entertained and surprised. Recommended.
by NYCJoePItt
March 4th, 2015, 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "The Amazing" Randi - An Honest Liar
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

"The Amazing" Randi - An Honest Liar

Apparently Randi was hocking his new film at Fantasma Magic tonight in NYC. I got a last minute email this afternoon inviting me to hear him speak about it tonight at 6, but I already had plans. The film opens in limited release this weekend, with a Q&A on Friday night. I am interested in trying...
by NYCJoePItt
February 28th, 2015, 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

This may be a demo of Tim's Ten Card Poker Deal from the now defunct Magic Geek, hosted on Vanishing Inc's web site:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k9vvKCTwzAM
by NYCJoePItt
February 27th, 2015, 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

If anyone wants my pathetic signature, add that as a note to the order or let Magicana know and I'll add a signature. Usually, I sign all my books this way: "To (insert name of magician). "I've seen you work. This book is not for you. "Sincerely, Bob Farmer, Life Coach." I love ...
by NYCJoePItt
February 26th, 2015, 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Hooray! Ordered! Congrats on finishing it up. Maybe you will just go ahead and sign the first 100 copies or so. Was my order in the first 100??? :)
by NYCJoePItt
February 5th, 2015, 1:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: YOUR Input Needed for Genii Convention
Replies: 19
Views: 3735

Re: YOUR Input Needed for Genii Convention

I'm not sure where these suggestions turned from a free raffle at the opening session to having to make purchases in the dealers room, but here are my thoughts. I do like to see some free prizes being given away at the opening session, it can set a good tone for the get together and it is exciting. ...
by NYCJoePItt
January 30th, 2015, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close Up Kings on TV?
Replies: 1
Views: 876

Re: Close Up Kings on TV?

Here is what I shared over at the cafe this morning... I watched 75% of the show this morning. While I like Magick, Johnny, and Loki as magicians, and I like their magic, I was only luke warm about the show. The main problem was that the scripting was just TERrible. It was a huge NYC tourist commerc...
by NYCJoePItt
January 29th, 2015, 11:49 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's
Replies: 21
Views: 3857

Re: Zig Zag with a French Fry at McD's

Oh my, how the ketchup was a nice touch.
by NYCJoePItt
January 3rd, 2015, 12:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Heck with Reviews....
Replies: 50
Views: 11760

Re: The Heck with Reviews....

I saw THE ILLUSIONISTS on Broadway as a Christmas gift tonight on the closing weekend. With a 15 minute intermission, the show ran nearly 2.5 hours and the house was sold out. Adam Trent as The Futurist quickly opens the show with a transposition and plays host several times throughout the evening. ...
by NYCJoePItt
January 2nd, 2015, 9:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Heck with Reviews....
Replies: 50
Views: 11760

Re: The Heck with Reviews....

Sitting at intermission.... Full review later. Enjoying the show so far. Hobson and Ho-Jin are highlights so far.
by NYCJoePItt
December 9th, 2014, 12:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionists Reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 10147

Re: The Illusionists Reviews

The Illusionist box office was down a bit from the previous week (84% sold) but that would be expected the week after Thanksgiving. The negative review from the Times doesn't appear to have affected sales or if it has, probably negligibly. There were tickets available (at discount) at TKTS for most ...
by NYCJoePItt
December 7th, 2014, 3:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionists Reviews
Replies: 41
Views: 10147

Re: The Illusionists Reviews

This is the easiest time of the year to sell a ticket on Broadway. And with the weather we had this weekend in NYC, even more so. I'm betting the grosses for all of the box offices will be great for the weekend. I have a feeling I'm getting a ticket for TI as an Xmas gift, so I'll let you know what ...
by NYCJoePItt
October 18th, 2014, 3:50 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Bob Cassidy Drunk Train Wreck
Replies: 44
Views: 11677

Re: Bob Cassidy Drunk Train Wreck

Many a good person have been destroyed by the drink or by their inability to stop partaking in it, and not just in our community... this makes me think of our dear friend who recently returned to England and is struggling to find some sort of life for himself. I wish him the best of luck. The point ...
by NYCJoePItt
October 15th, 2014, 7:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Torn and Restored Homeless Man's Sign
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: Torn and Restored Homeless Man's Sign

The stunt is exploitive even though the homeless man benefited from it. I tell you this, I bet you the $40k raised that the homeless guy would trade your perceived exploitation he allegedly suffered for the warm meals, showers and beds he got off the back off it. But it really does nothing to count...
by NYCJoePItt
October 15th, 2014, 9:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Torn and Restored Homeless Man's Sign
Replies: 16
Views: 2242

Re: Torn and Restored Homeless Man's Sign

Label me as you must, but I hope this type of 'humanitarian magic' doesn't become a trend. It simply put a pit in my stomach. Here old man, let me break up your walking cane into several pieces. No don't fret, poof, here (appearing cane) it is! Here hungry soup-kitchen person, let me make your bowl ...
by NYCJoePItt
September 25th, 2014, 8:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Some chest hair with your levitation ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2312

Re: Some chest hair with your levitation ?

Notwithstanding my preferences, that opening photo is just plain creepy... on TOO many levels.
by NYCJoePItt
September 24th, 2014, 12:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 14717

Re: hank lee out of jail

I don't begrudge Hank Lee becoming a usefull and productive member of society now that he has served out his time in jail. Provided his employment match the level at which he should be trusted. He should not be handling money; including cash, credit, checks, etc. I am serious when I say that I hope ...
by NYCJoePItt
September 22nd, 2014, 6:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 14717

Re: hank lee out of jail

If you happen to hear that he is starting up a new business under an alias name, please let us know so we can avoid him like the plague. Thanks.
by NYCJoePItt
September 1st, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 13626

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

I don't have any dogs in this fight either. I have seen several male magicians mishandle financial dealings with other magi as customers (over and over) and be forgiven. So Charlotte is not alone in this department. I am most curious as to what Richard thinks of the video and why he posted it. I am ...
by NYCJoePItt
September 1st, 2014, 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Ooo! We love good bonus routines! Thanks Bob. Looking forward to every delicious morsel in your new book.
by NYCJoePItt
August 18th, 2014, 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: MC'ing a magic contest
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: MC'ing a magic contest

I will make the assumption that your friend has been asked to MC because they are talented in some way that they are comfortable on the stage or in front of an audience. Having said that, your friend should already be experienced in putting together presentations. I would suggest to your friend that...
by NYCJoePItt
August 12th, 2014, 7:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic In The Moonlight
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Magic In The Moonlight

I'm a fan of several of his films. I found this one pretty unremarkable. Wait until it hits cable or netflix.
by NYCJoePItt
July 10th, 2014, 11:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Impressions of IBM/SAM 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 7324

Re: Impressions of IBM/SAM 2014

I love my magic. I love my cable TV. They currently aren't getting along very well, are they? Suggesting that putting some chocolate in that peanut butter would taste good, simply hasn't proven true at any level. Trust me, if there was a television executive that could find a way to make some money ...
by NYCJoePItt
July 10th, 2014, 12:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Impressions of IBM/SAM 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 7324

Re: Impressions of IBM/SAM 2014

I was once sitting at a Desert Seminar in Las Vegas next to Ton Onosaka when some guy came onstage and did a fake Oriental act with buck teeth and what I would consider the poorest taste in the world. It could be construed as nothing other than making racist fun of Japanese. Ton wasn't offended--he...
by NYCJoePItt
July 7th, 2014, 11:55 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Underground Playing Cards: Diamond Edition-- My first KS
Replies: 30
Views: 5410

Re: Underground Playing Cards: Diamond Edition-- My first KS

One can be supportive but honest without being rude and condescending. Probably the best thing posted on this thread so far. I've always felt that honesty with a bit of compassion went a long way. I've contributed to several decks on Kickstarter. While I admire the effort on this one, I really don'...
by NYCJoePItt
July 6th, 2014, 8:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Magicians Dilemma.
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: A Magicians Dilemma.

Has your pal considered doing performances for charitable foundations? It sounds like he wants a more sophisticated audience, so perhaps he should pick some more mature, developed charities in his home town or area. Those that would have access to venues that would donate the performance space. This...
by NYCJoePItt
June 14th, 2014, 12:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 454
Views: 104668

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

You had me at '400 pages...' :shock:
by NYCJoePItt
June 8th, 2014, 12:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 13765

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

This is awesome news indeed. The first Genii convention had to be one of my all time favorites. The early mornings with Ian turned into a wonderful daily ritual and I would love to see him again. If you are looking for suggestions, Giobbi is a top contender because he is both an excellent lecturer a...

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