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Re: Magic Collectors Weekend in May

Who are they honoring this year?? :D
by SquareCircle
01/06/12 08:50 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend in May
Replies: 29
Views: 1912

Re: Quick! Check the Back Cover of the Jan 2012 issue of Genii!

Sign me up to share a room with Princess Tenko. :)
by SquareCircle
12/20/11 10:23 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Quick! Check the Back Cover of the Jan 2012 issue of Genii!
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

Re: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.

Kevin Connolly wrote:Any word on the [color:#FF0000]Dai Vernon farting doll[/color]?


Is that the one with the kung fu grip??
by SquareCircle
12/09/11 08:12 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.

Richard Kaufman wrote:Vernon did have big balls!


And eight of them.
Al Goshman had sponge balls.
by SquareCircle
12/09/11 08:08 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.

I;m waiting for the Dai Vernon Classic Thong for Men. :cool:
by SquareCircle
12/09/11 04:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Canada Goes for Plastic Currency

my damn pocket swings like a second scrotum with all those damn heavy coins in it!


There's a delightful simile.
by SquareCircle
11/24/11 01:41 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Canada Goes for Plastic Currency
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Eating Glass, Bed of Nails, etc

Looks like the Indian version of The Gong Show.
by SquareCircle
11/24/11 01:48 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eating Glass, Bed of Nails, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Klosterman Salon de Magie Auction Results

Outstanding job of number crunching. :cool:
by SquareCircle
11/10/11 08:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Klosterman Salon de Magie Auction Results
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Once again, More magic items up for auction at my ebay store Odd and End Collectables!

"THIS IS AN AUCTION, PEOPLE!!! TAKE ACTION NOW AND BID!!!! You're not helping the economy by just being a Watcher!"

Have these admonishments proved helpful?
by SquareCircle
10/26/11 10:15 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Once again, More magic items up for auction at my ebay store Odd and End Collectables!
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Bad experience with Snapillusions

Richard Kaufman wrote:Hey Jack, where's the money you've owed me for years for the ads you placed in Genii? You SUCK.


The check is in the mail.
by SquareCircle
10/17/11 02:41 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Bad experience with Snapillusions
Replies: 49
Views: 7420

Re: Bad experience with Snapillusions

Gleny wrote:I just bought two of them they were amazing. They really create magic.


:D
by SquareCircle
10/13/11 08:35 AM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Bad experience with Snapillusions
Replies: 49
Views: 7420

Re: Another Jacka$@

Kalin can look forward to a lot of "balloon twisting" while in the slammer. ;)
by SquareCircle
09/08/11 10:14 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Jacka$@
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Re: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!

Probably a grudge baby. ;)
by SquareCircle
08/20/11 08:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!
Replies: 18
Views: 3208

Re: Wyrick Returns To Vegas

As I recall, Wyrick was on the cover of MAGIC magazine. And now he is doing something at MAGIC Live ... is there anyone who thought his show at Planet Hollywood was good? Few of you probably know that Steve Wyrick was one of the people trying to buy Genii from the Larsen family in 1998. That was a ...
by SquareCircle
08/05/11 11:39 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wyrick Returns To Vegas
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: Book listing in the Collector's Forum

Nothing has changed as far as I know. Some sellers like to put stupid prices on things just waiting for an uneducated customer to come along. Go check out abebooks.com for crazy prices. You are right about that. Many sellers on both of those venues are hoping to catch a flier. In general, the unwar...
by SquareCircle
08/02/11 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Book listing in the Collector's Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: Ebay Seller Selling Secrets....

Another item nowadays is http://cgi.ebay.com/Hospitality-Stage-Magic-Illusion-Jim-Steinmeyer-/290583407044?_trksid=p3286.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D1412239647662909011 offering Hospitality by Jim Steinmeyer: 9 items available 1 sold, showing a v...
by SquareCircle
08/02/11 09:45 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay Seller Selling Secrets....
Replies: 62
Views: 5714

Re: Borders update

Borders, B&N, and other chains put the kibosh on small independent book stores with predatory pricing. That's not true in every situation. It's certainly not true here in St. Louis. Not everyone is concerned about price and as we've previously posted, other factors can make an independent store...
by SquareCircle
07/21/11 05:49 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Borders update
Replies: 34
Views: 2148

Re: Borders update

Borders, B&N, and other chains put the kibosh on small independent book stores with predatory pricing. Amazon.com is putting the kibosh on the chains with predatory pricing. State and local tax authorities will put the kibosh on Amazon.com through the enforcement of sales and use tax collection....
by SquareCircle
07/20/11 02:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Borders update
Replies: 34
Views: 2148

Re: Criss Angel Attempts to Conquer the Magic World

Megalomania with delusions of grandeur.
The man's handlers should contact his physician and get the dosage of his Thorazine suppositories increased.
by SquareCircle
07/11/11 02:45 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Attempts to Conquer the Magic World
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Sumer The New Illusion

This thread should be renamed The Aerial Fishing For Compliments Illusion.
by SquareCircle
07/05/11 01:44 PM
 
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Sumer The New Illusion
Replies: 40
Views: 4901

Re: Houdini's THIRD air-tight coffin test and death casket

Number 4? :D

Image
by SquareCircle
07/03/11 03:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini's THIRD air-tight coffin test and death casket
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: New Projects for Criss Angel

"Will no one rid me of this meddlesome magician?"
Peter O'Toole as Henry II...Becket
by SquareCircle
07/02/11 10:15 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Projects for Criss Angel
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items

Jonathan Townsend wrote:http://escapefromhollywood.com/ah-gans-3d-chinese-adaptation-of-don-quixote-gets-trailer-and-posters/

here's the article and link for the trailer - in 3D no less.



Theme song, "The Impossible Moo Goo Gai Pan."
by SquareCircle
06/23/11 03:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items
Replies: 27
Views: 3728

Re: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items

IMHO the demand side of the equation (curiosity/mystery/allure of 'secret') seems in place. With knock offs, Chinese or otherwise, the supply curve is elastic. The demand curve for all magic, limited by relatively small numbers of potential buyers in this niche market, tends to be inelastic and as ...
by SquareCircle
06/20/11 11:29 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items
Replies: 27
Views: 3728

Re: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items

Talking of magic props, I think there will come a saturation point where all the knock off merchants in china will have 10,000s of magic items and won't know the place to unload. eBay. Searched for a PK effect called Ultracinese on eBay for a friend. Struck out. Found dozens of "Ultrachinese&q...
by SquareCircle
06/19/11 02:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items
Replies: 27
Views: 3728

Re: Kirby VanBurch 3 Week Understudy Program-Travel/Stay/Food Included!!!

Dustin Stinett wrote:Yikes, that's just plain creepy.

On another subject, I see that Bambi Van Birch has disappeared from KVB's site. Did I miss something there?

Dustin


The something that you missed...
by SquareCircle
06/18/11 01:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kirby VanBurch 3 Week Understudy Program-Travel/Stay/Food Included!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Kirby VanBurch 3 Week Understudy Program-Travel/Stay/Food Included!!!

Dustin Stinett wrote:Nifty. Almost sounds like he and Wyrick could start a club. They could get matching hats and T-Shirts.


:D
by SquareCircle
06/18/11 12:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kirby VanBurch 3 Week Understudy Program-Travel/Stay/Food Included!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Re: Fechner Houdin Set Question

He IS talking about the English set of volumes 1 and 2 of Fechner's book! I know quite well that volumes 3 and 4 aren't in English since I have the original French editions. And, yes, Fechner didn't care for Swiss's review of 1 and 2 (this from a film producer who had more than his share of crappy ...
by SquareCircle
06/04/11 05:28 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner Houdin Set Question
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Fechner Houdin Set Question

No, he's talking about the two-volume set published by Christian Fechner in Paris. I think it's $250 to $400. The set published by Fechner in Paris is in French, not English. I wonder why he refused to release an English translation of that set? :confused: Poor magazine review of the first two?? :o...
by SquareCircle
06/04/11 02:22 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner Houdin Set Question
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Fechner Houdin Set Question

Anyone know what the English edition of Fechner's Houdini set selling for these days? Thanks in advance, Kevin $9.95 with free shipping :D If you are speaking of the Miracle Factory's, The Magic of Robert-Houdin, The last two fine sets sold on eBay went for $275 - $310 respectively...which means th...
by SquareCircle
06/04/11 02:09 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner Houdin Set Question
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: A Houdini Collector's Dream

I must have missed something ... This Houdini Head Mount is currently listed for sale on ePrey. If you don't have one of these puppies hanging over your bed, glowering down at you while you sleep, you certainly have missed something. This is the type of acquisition that would move your long sufferi...
by SquareCircle
05/31/11 01:01 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Houdini Collector's Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 683

A Houdini Collector's Dream

...or not A monument to good taste. All it needs is a set of antlers. Is the rest of Mr. Weiss mounted to a plaque on the wall of the adjoining room? Based upon the look on his face, Houdini doesn't appear too happy with his current predicament. KING OF CARDS :) [img:center]http://i1135.photobucket....
by SquareCircle
05/30/11 10:03 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Houdini Collector's Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Rabbit Police

God, what a bureaucratic nightmare. Where were these USDA parasites when the nation was being inundated with poisoned eggs? Answer: Hot on the trail of kingpins in the worldwide illegal rabbit trade. :mad: What's next? A new Department of Homeland Security division? Bureau of Unlicensed (Flemish) Gi...
by SquareCircle
05/30/11 09:25 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rabbit Police
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: Magic Castle difficulties

If I had to stand on the corner in my underwear and sell copies of Genii one at a time to generate enough money, I would do it to keep my business alive.


When you get around to that marketing program, I'll take a couple off your hands
by SquareCircle
05/28/11 12:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 47740

Re: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Copying

Sell the guy a Genii banner ad and move on. ;)
by SquareCircle
05/27/11 12:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Copying
Replies: 143
Views: 11482

Re: Pawn Stars straitjacket hits eBay

This is the third time it has been listed on eBay.
by SquareCircle
05/21/11 09:11 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pawn Stars straitjacket hits eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: new magic theatre opening

Food looks good! :)
by SquareCircle
05/20/11 05:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: new magic theatre opening
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Houdini Museum was in decay by 1978

Decay followed by a fire. ;)
by SquareCircle
05/19/11 01:14 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Museum was in decay by 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 1207

Re: Princess Yvonne & Doc Irving at The Skirball Museum

Princess Yvonne-Psychic Wonder

Is this what is meant by, "Jewish Princess?" :confused:
by SquareCircle
05/12/11 11:33 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Princess Yvonne & Doc Irving at The Skirball Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: Houdini Vent Dolls! Handmade and Cool!

Ixnay on the blaring Bach. :mad:
by SquareCircle
05/12/11 11:20 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Vent Dolls! Handmade and Cool!
Replies: 10
Views: 1113
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