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by Bill Marquardt
April 30th, 2016, 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New P&T Magic Set
Replies: 34
Views: 3638

Re: New P&T Magic Set

Some years ago, as an adult who should know better, I purchased online a "professional" magic kit based on the description. After receiving it, I discovered that the cheapness of the included items was appalling. Most of the items were thin plastic similar to what one might find in a novel...
by Bill Marquardt
April 23rd, 2016, 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: anyone knows this email?
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: anyone knows this email?

I hope you are here to stay, Mr. Palmer. You graciously identified some Paul Fox / Danny Dew cups for me a year or two ago and I thank you for that. Your expert knowledge is much appreciated.
by Bill Marquardt
April 19th, 2016, 3:35 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 1335

Re: Houdini and Doyle TV show in Canada

The series begins on Monday, May 2 in the U.S. I believe it is replacing Lucifer which will have its season finale on April 25.
by Bill Marquardt
April 16th, 2016, 12:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 57
Views: 6401

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

T'was another guy (or should I say bloke?). Not many people saw the post as it was removed quickly. I was called a vulgar name. Ironically, that person posted a message a few weeks later saying how we should respect each other's opinions and be nice to one another. I have to believe he was being sar...
by Bill Marquardt
April 15th, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 57
Views: 6401

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

performer wrote:And what was that about, pray? You should probably post a link to it.


It happened months ago. No need to rehash it. I mentioned it here to note that even on this forum, which generally maintains a better decorum than the other place, there are rude and arrogant people.
by Bill Marquardt
April 15th, 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 57
Views: 6401

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

Just for the record, and I am NOT defending the Cafe, Mr. Lorayne is not banned there. He was given a temporary ban as a "time out" which is over. He is free to post there if he wishes. I posted a message to the adminstrators over there that, like many others, I totally disagree with his b...
by Bill Marquardt
March 30th, 2016, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Backs New Magic Law
Replies: 11
Views: 1904

Re: Copperfield Behind New Magic Law

Should magic be recognized as an art by our government? Sure. Why not? I would like to point out, however, that such recognition is meaningless for the most part. Perhaps it would add a bit of weight toward some young magician seeking a grant in the manner Doug Henning did in Canada. I doubt anyone ...
by Bill Marquardt
March 14th, 2016, 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 4531

Re: This New Blue Board

I am not sure the color issue is important, but the board is grey and white on my iMac. I have not yet tried it on my Windows PC which I generally only use for video editing.
by Bill Marquardt
March 10th, 2016, 1:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 4531

Re: This New Blue Board

I came here to bemoan the loss of Active Topics. But apparently it's here, just hiding. For the life of me, I can't find it. Is it a button? A word link? Where? I feel like such an old man... Thanks. Top right corner of the page, a small horizontal black button with white letters. It is at the top ...
by Bill Marquardt
March 8th, 2016, 9:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 4531

Re: This New Blue Board

Joe Pecore wrote:
Bill Marquardt wrote:Nice look to the new board, but 'twould be nice to have the "Today's Active Topics" link back along with the sidebar with the last several posts.

Active topic link is near the top right of the page.


Ah. Thanks, that helps. So, how about bigger buttons then? :)
by Bill Marquardt
March 8th, 2016, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 4531

Re: This New Blue Board

Nice look to the new board, but 'twould be nice to have the "Today's Active Topics" link back along with the sidebar with the last several posts.
by Bill Marquardt
March 8th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copyright scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Copyright scam?

For those of you who add music to your videos on Youtube and are interested, here is an update: I was just notified by Youtube that the copyright claim against my video/music has been dropped due to the claimant (The Orchard) not responding to my dispute within 30 days. (Kind of funny since it has o...
by Bill Marquardt
March 7th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Get yourself a Tenyo Crystal Cleaver T-155!
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

Re: Get yourself a Tenyo Crystal Cleaver T-155!

I have sent you a PM on this new system but it appears to be sitting in my "outbox." Let me know here if you do not receive it.
by Bill Marquardt
February 29th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copyright scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Copyright scam?

So Bill, are you having trouble with Orchard? Some other publisher? I understand it takes about two weeks for The Orchard to respond to a dispute, so we will see. I will suffer no financial loss, regardless, but if they continue to claim copyright, I shall notify the true owner of the copyrighted m...
by Bill Marquardt
February 29th, 2016, 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copyright scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Copyright scam?

CraigMitchell wrote:
The internet continues to lose its appeal for me.


This has to be the funniest line ever ;-)


I hereby submit that sentence into the public domain, granting all rights to anyone who uses it for any purpose.
by Bill Marquardt
February 28th, 2016, 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copyright scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Copyright scam?

The Orchard Music

There are numerous complaints about them.
by Bill Marquardt
February 27th, 2016, 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copyright scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Copyright scam?

If you post videos of yourself on YouTube with accompanying music, you may be interested to know that there is a "company" that apparently makes a business out of wrongfully challenging copyright. In my case, I used software from a reputable company and actually purchased the rights to use...
by Bill Marquardt
February 26th, 2016, 12:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Irene Larsen, 1936 – 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2440

Re: Irene Larsen, 1936 – 2016

So sorry to hear about this. I have been reading about Irene and the rest of the Larsen family in Milt's book, My Magical Journey. I know she will be greatly missed.
by Bill Marquardt
February 17th, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Mullica
Replies: 36
Views: 6410

Re: Tom Mullica

Horrible news, indeed. I have only met him at the last convention where he impressed me as a great person. An honest and sincere guy.
by Bill Marquardt
February 16th, 2016, 7:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Penn & Teller Magic Set
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: New Penn & Teller Magic Set

I wanted to run this through a translator program, but it didn't recognize the source language.



Just kiddin', Jon.
by Bill Marquardt
February 16th, 2016, 1:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Penn & Teller Magic Set
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

Re: New Penn & Teller Magic Set

Is this the one they occasionally gave away on their show? I recall that it did not seem to be available anywhere.
by Bill Marquardt
January 2nd, 2016, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Are we living in a golden age of magic?
Replies: 53
Views: 3609

Re: Are we living in a golden age of magic?

What I appreciate about this "age" is that the vast majority of notable magicians are so accessible. In the world of magic I am not worth mentioning, a mediocre performer at best, and yet I have met and chatted with such greats as Daryl, Penn, Teller, Michael Ammar, Randi, Max Maven, and a...
by Bill Marquardt
December 31st, 2015, 5:51 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: A Tenyo Item That Will Never Sell
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: A Tenyo Item That Will Never Sell

Not just Tenyo. The Morris Costume Company is selling on eBay both an Okito Box and a rattle box each for over $500.00. They have been running these ads for weeks, having recently raised the prices from $300.00.

I believe these items are old Morrissey stock.
by Bill Marquardt
December 30th, 2015, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So, what did you get?
Replies: 17
Views: 1750

Re: So, what did you get?

My granddaughter received a Fantasma magic set from her uncle, and The Big Book for Little Hands together with Marvin's iMagic kit from me. Naturally, I had to get another Marvin's iMagic for myself so I can teach the little one. :D She just received her first smart phone so I thought the iMagic set...
by Bill Marquardt
December 28th, 2015, 1:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Sweden Going Cashless
Replies: 25
Views: 1887

Re: Sweden Going Cashless

If I understand the Google translation of the first article cited, it has more to do with MasterCard and Visa trying to avoid violating "international banking agreements" rather than forcing their own (or American , if you choose) morals upon the Swedish people. America consistently and pr...
by Bill Marquardt
December 26th, 2015, 12:29 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Johnny Carson Reruns
Replies: 9
Views: 1784

Re: Johnny Carson Reruns

Like the writer indicates, I doubt that many of our younger people will be entertained by Johnny's show as much as we were when it was originally aired. Nevertheless, Johnny was an expert at comedic timing and a master of the double entendre, which is probably a large part of what made him so popula...
by Bill Marquardt
December 24th, 2015, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The January 2016 Digital Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: The January 2016 Digital Issue of Genii is Now Live

Richard Kaufman wrote:Following the rousing success of our sold-out Genii Convention this past October, we are going to do it again Wednesday October 4 through Sunday October 8, 2017.


Huzzah!
by Bill Marquardt
December 10th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't Forget: Tonight "The Illusionists" on NBC
Replies: 21
Views: 1989

Re: Don't Forget: Tonight "The Illusionists" on NBC

The Illusionists lost me when Sperry showed up looking like a mutant clown from outer space. I am sure there is an appeal to some sector of our society but I am not in it.
by Bill Marquardt
December 8th, 2015, 11:10 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: About the copyright of conjuring publication
Replies: 18
Views: 2138

Re: About the copyright of conjuring publication

I have mentioned this before, but I repeat. An associate of mine was distributing (not selling) copies of screenplays in digital format on a web site. She was sued for more than a million dollars for copyright infringement by a major studio even though the movies had already been shown in theaters, ...
by Bill Marquardt
November 29th, 2015, 10:18 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Marvin's iMagic
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Marvin's iMagic

Penguin is selling the tin box version. I ordered the full set from one of the Amazon sellers at Richard's link above. Not cheap, but at least I have one on the way.
by Bill Marquardt
November 27th, 2015, 4:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Rose by Any Other Name? Not if you're Teller
Replies: 34
Views: 8303

Re: A Rose by Any Other Name? Not if you're Teller

I produced a music CD for a country artist friend of mine. This is not my normal line of work, but I had the equipment to do the job and used professional services to duplicate the discs. When I let people know that I had recorded several tracks for an album they would ask me for copies. I said, &qu...
by Bill Marquardt
November 26th, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Marvin's iMagic
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Marvin's iMagic

I was wondering if Richard or anyone else might know when the magic set, Marvin's i-Magic, will show up in Costco? Currently I can only find a Fantasma set at Costco. I was hoping it would be there for Christmas. I would like one for my granddaughter. (and maybe one for me :) )
by Bill Marquardt
November 24th, 2015, 1:02 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Source for this peek
Replies: 16
Views: 2350

Re: Source for this peek

The original poster seems to be interested in a historical point, but if someone is interested in "peek" decks. I would like to mention the S.U.M. deck by Phoenix. The cards are made in such a way that each card and the card above it can be read from the back of a single card. In other wor...
by Bill Marquardt
November 23rd, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coincedence
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Coincedence

I think this is a bit strange, in a funny way, to me at least. One of the freebies at the Genii Convention was a DVD of an At The Table lecture by Marcus Eddie, taped at Murphy's Magic a year or two ago. As it turns out, I appear in the video as an audience member. At that time. Murphy's had stopped...
by Bill Marquardt
November 19th, 2015, 2:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic topic on Family Feud
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Magic topic on Family Feud

Television was bad enough when I was young, but if I had small children in my home now I would not allow them to watch TV after 7:00 pm. Have you ever watched our own Neil Patrick Harris in How I Met Your Mother?

I am opposed to censorship, but "Wow."
by Bill Marquardt
November 18th, 2015, 7:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic topic on Family Feud
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Magic topic on Family Feud

I am not sure what validity this has, but on the TV show Family Feud, the question was: "If a stripper was also a magician, what would she pull out of her g-string?" Here are the top 7 answers: 1. Rabbit 2. Money 3. A woman's "joy toy" 4. Flower 5. Handkerchief 6. Magic wand 7. F...
by Bill Marquardt
November 3rd, 2015, 1:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 77
Views: 12833

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

AJM wrote:The postal service in the US is pants.


Not really. I receive packages sent from New York to California in two or three days, regularly. Now the French postal service on the other hand...

(Yes, I know you are not French. Just saying.)
by Bill Marquardt
November 1st, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Halloween!
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Happy Halloween!

... and the anniversary of Houdini's demise, lest we forget.

I wonder how the seances went?
by Bill Marquardt
October 30th, 2015, 3:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: MAGIC for $18!

Wow. If you see a magician with huge biceps you'll know what he's been reading. This new edition is something of a coffee table book, but a good one.
by Bill Marquardt
October 30th, 2015, 12:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 2531

Re: MAGIC for $18!

I just bought a copy in store for $19.98. I have not seen an original edition but this one is 14 inches tall and nine inches wide, more than an inch thick, pretty hefty. Nicely printed.

Look for it on the bargain table.

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