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Re: Psychics Buster

I would have to believe that Richard calling Gellar the greatest close-up magician of the 20th century is akin to Time Magazine presenting Adolph Hitler as "Man of the Year," something to which Dustin alluded in his response above. NO - I am not comparing Gellar to Hitler, so don't attack ...
by Bill Marquardt
10/26/14 12:59 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psychics Buster
Replies: 76
Views: 3395

Re: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Reade

@MManchester - Are you using an iPad? A few of us have had the same problem. It happened after one of Apple's iOS updates. The test for this is to insert earphones. If they work but the speaker does not, then you have the same problem. Resetting my iPad cured the problem. Settings>General>Reset>Rese...
by Bill Marquardt
10/04/14 02:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Readers
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: Vidéo tour de cartes: " Les as gangsters".

I like the part where he says, "... no matter where you are located in France" (or words to that effect.)
by Bill Marquardt
09/19/14 05:37 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vidéo tour de cartes: " Les as gangsters".
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection

I do not own this set and likely will not. I did buy a copy of Guy's book, Drawing Room Deceptions based on the recommendation of a couple of people here, and I am quite happy with that. While I understand the idea of collecting such items as this DVD collection, I really do have a hard time learnin...
by Bill Marquardt
09/17/14 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection
Replies: 93
Views: 8444

Re: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died

Truly sad news. My sincerest condolences to Mr. Lorayne and family.
by Bill Marquardt
09/14/14 06:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died
Replies: 16
Views: 1985

Re: The green room...

I just checked and it appears to be off-line.
by Bill Marquardt
09/07/14 12:49 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The green room...
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

How else Bill? You didn't believe he used real magic did you? I was talking about when I was still a kid. I was maybe eleven. But no, even then I didn't think he escaped locks by magic, but that he had some arcane knowledge of how to open them. Using keys would have been cheating. :) I remember rea...
by Bill Marquardt
09/07/14 12:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 4614

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

The very first movie I ever saw in a theatre was Houdini with Tony Curtis. I was about four years old. For a long time I vividly remembered the scene of him swimming under the ice looking for a way out. At that time, in my mind, I thought he was a criminal (in the movie) who was being punished. Hey,...
by Bill Marquardt
09/05/14 12:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 4614

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

All kidding aside, she really needs to work on that floating ball routine. The method was so obvious.
by Bill Marquardt
08/29/14 06:06 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 7151

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

@ Joe and Dustin - Thanks for the info. I will look into it. So much for my effort not to spend more money on magic books and stuff for awhile. edited to add: I just ordered the book, making this the third one in a week. (also Japan Ingenious and Strong Magic ) I guess I shall have a lot of reading ...
by Bill Marquardt
08/28/14 02:30 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 7932

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

I hesitate to buy items like this and the Paul Daniels collection not because of the cost but rather that there is no printed material. I find learning from video more difficult. I realize that many will be buying this solely for the collector value, not to learn the effects, but that is not me. I h...
by Bill Marquardt
08/28/14 01:04 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 7932

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

Hopefully, someone will come along to tell us what is wrong with Derren's video how it could have been made better.
by Bill Marquardt
08/28/14 12:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 7932

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

Looks like a good deal to me as I have none of Guy's previous releases, so I am glad to see this. As far as the tangential discussion goes, when I got back into magic a few years ago I was a bit surprised to see how magic was being marketed. I was inspired to create a satirical video showing what I ...
by Bill Marquardt
08/26/14 03:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 7932

Re: Your View: ebooks or printed books?

I much prefer printed books over ebooks for actual reading and learning. I also enjoy having ebooks on my tablet for portability.
by Bill Marquardt
08/05/14 09:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your View: ebooks or printed books?
Replies: 113
Views: 14708

Re: Best trick I've ever done

Beautiful trick, but I have seen different versions before. Do you intend to credit everyone?
by Bill Marquardt
07/24/14 10:58 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Best trick I've ever done
Replies: 24
Views: 1285

Re: An Honest Liar

I sort of feel like a teenager caught in the middle between friends who don't like each other. I like Penn. I drove 600 miles to Las Vegas to participate in the filming of his Bacon and Doughnut party. I am also an admirer of Amazing Randi, and felt honored to meet him. I would be excited to see him...
by Bill Marquardt
07/23/14 12:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Honest Liar
Replies: 34
Views: 2315

Re: An Honest Liar

I had a chance brief encounter with Randi last week in Las Vegas. He is an extremely friendly and open person. We did not speak of mentalism or religion but rather what foods his doctor would allow him to eat. I would certainly hope there is no animus between him and the Genii gang over the Uri Gell...
by Bill Marquardt
07/22/14 08:38 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Honest Liar
Replies: 34
Views: 2315

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2014)

Here is a glimpse of the eleventh annual Soapy Smith Night shenanigans. Proceeds from the auction went to the Dai Vernon Foundation. There was plenty of "gambling" and a costume contest, some trick shot pool by Chef Anton and music by David Bourne and company. A great night at the Castle. ...
by Bill Marquardt
07/16/14 03:49 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (July 2014)
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: iGenii app on the iPad stops at 72%

I do not know if it will fix your problem, but Apple has released iOS 7.1.2 for the iPad, so you may want to update if you have not already done so.

EDIT: I have deleted irrelevant information. Please see posts below.
by Bill Marquardt
07/07/14 07:08 PM
 
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iGenii app on the iPad stops at 72%
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Not really magic, but ...

If you have not seen this "balance" act before, take fifteen minutes to watch this act that appeared on Japanese television. Very magical, if not actually magic. If you are tempted to quit halfway through, forward to the last minute or two to see the conclusion. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by Bill Marquardt
06/29/14 03:07 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not really magic, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Based on the comments in the linked site and my own experience, I strongly believe that when Apple produced one of the updates for the iPad, they changed some of the code affecting the slide switch, a switch that can also mute the iPad. Being a former programmer, I know how these things can happen. ...
by Bill Marquardt
06/25/14 01:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7818

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Okay. It is definitely an Apple problem. As suggested in the link you posted, Richard, I reset my iPad. This did nothing for me. I then went into the Settings / General and set the slide switch to Lock Rotation. This brought sound back to the speaker. I am going to guess this problem has something t...
by Bill Marquardt
06/24/14 07:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7818

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

I am using an iPad2 model # MC916LL/A (64GB) with iOS 7.1.1. As mentioned above, it does produce sound through the headphone jack but not through the speaker. I had never seen this condition before and just learned about it from reading the post above. I have scoured my settings and cannot find anyt...
by Bill Marquardt
06/24/14 06:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7818

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

My experience so far: On my Mac desktop with Safari : Seems to work fine for the most part. One thing that is annoying is that one must click on"issues" twice in order to see the past issues. Until I realized that I needed to open one of the recent issues that appear the first time before ...
by Bill Marquardt
06/24/14 12:36 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 7818

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

I am not afraid to fly, I just do not enjoy it. I won't bore you with the stories of the many horrible experiences I have had in the airports and on the planes, but for example, how would you like being threatened with arrest because you objected to being given special searches not once, but twice, ...
by Bill Marquardt
06/08/14 12:21 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 8506

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

I am excited at the news, but certainly the the third bash in 2018 could be held on the West Coast? Or how about giving Reno an economic boost? I know Orlando has a lot to offer but it's a long way to travel for those of us who do not like to fly.
by Bill Marquardt
06/07/14 04:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 8506

Re: You bastards!

A pair of boobs?
by Bill Marquardt
05/05/14 10:02 AM
 
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: You bastards!
Replies: 32
Views: 3901

Re: Looking for ideas

I believe something like the floating dollar bill taught by Losander on his Animate Me DVD would work well in a banquet situation. This is not the standard floating bill that is crumpled into a ball, but an effect where a spectator causes the bill to float between the magicians hands by providing &q...
by Bill Marquardt
05/02/14 07:20 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Looking for ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 1837

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

All I can say is that the language contained in some previous posts paints a picture of the author as a horrible person. It is the most disgusting stuff I have read on either forum. I have to believe the author of those posts is not like that in "real life." I won't say any more. I've prob...
by Bill Marquardt
04/29/14 11:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 10222

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

I am not sure what part of my nature impels me to participate in arguments or discussions that do not truly affect me, but once again I feel compelled to correct a misstatement. I have been a frequent visitor to both the Genii Forum and the Cafe for the better part of the last three years. Let me em...
by Bill Marquardt
04/29/14 06:33 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 10222

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

And, the ethics of the people here are much higher than the green place. (Not Steve or the admins, but the userbase). Rick While this statement may be basically true, perhaps you are not aware that it seems one member here repeatedly joins the Cafe only to be banned time and again for attacking a p...
by Bill Marquardt
04/28/14 10:25 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 10222

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

Well, here is something weird. I have every issue of Genii going back to January, 2011 downloaded onto my iPad 2. I just noticed that the icon for Sep. 2011 is missing, but the icon for August links to the September issue. Prior issues to that maintain the same pattern all the way back to the Januar...
by Bill Marquardt
04/25/14 07:25 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 5331

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

Temporarily banning Richard based on the Busby thread, if that is the case , is a remarkably inappropriate action. I say this as a message board administrator myself. While RK did call Busby a crook, he backed up his statements and he used no profanity, not a single improper word. However, there wer...
by Bill Marquardt
04/17/14 11:10 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 122
Views: 10222

Re: NEW BOSTON BOX ROUTINES

Just curious ... Why is the Boston Box called the "Boston" Box? It just occurred to me that I don't know. Might I presume a Boston magician created this variation of the Okito Box?
by Bill Marquardt
04/14/14 10:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: NEW BOSTON BOX ROUTINES
Replies: 4
Views: 2068

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2014)

Not to jump ahead too far, but do you know the date for the Soapy Smith wake?
by Bill Marquardt
04/05/14 06:28 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (April 2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 1516

Re: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie

Congratulations. That is quite an accomplishment.
by Bill Marquardt
04/03/14 07:33 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie
Replies: 22
Views: 2989

Re: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie

Richard, the post by Tom Moore is pretty much spot on. I asked one of my Hollywood contacts this morning if he had any specifics on this deal. He did not, but he made the same general comments as did Mr. Moore. Producer credits are frequently negotiated whether or not the person involved is actually...
by Bill Marquardt
04/03/14 06:35 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie
Replies: 22
Views: 2989

Re: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie

He is not "the" producer, but one of many. Since he's never produced any films before, it's puzzling why he's been named a producer rather than the magic consultant. Apparently the idea for the movie was his, or in their words, he "incubated the project." How much actual "p...
by Bill Marquardt
04/03/14 12:11 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Derek DelGaudio to produce new Disney movie
Replies: 22
Views: 2989

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Link:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=188

There really is not a whole lot to see there.
by Bill Marquardt
03/30/14 08:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 58
Views: 7421

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

And the funny part is that the guy who insulted Richard is now asking everyone to just let the topic rest. Don't you just love open forums?
by Bill Marquardt
03/29/14 01:09 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 58
Views: 7421
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