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by SquareCircle
January 6th, 2012, 7:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Collectors Weekend in May
Replies: 29
Views: 2553

Re: Magic Collectors Weekend in May

Who are they honoring this year?? :D
by SquareCircle
December 20th, 2011, 9:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Quick! Check the Back Cover of the Jan 2012 issue of Genii!
Replies: 20
Views: 4995

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
December 9th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

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
December 9th, 2011, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

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
December 9th, 2011, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dai Vernon Baseball Cap....I am not kidding.
Replies: 13
Views: 1884

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

I;m waiting for the Dai Vernon Classic Thong for Men. :cool:
by SquareCircle
November 24th, 2011, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Canada Goes for Plastic Currency
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

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
November 24th, 2011, 12:48 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eating Glass, Bed of Nails, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Eating Glass, Bed of Nails, etc

Looks like the Indian version of The Gong Show.
by SquareCircle
November 10th, 2011, 7:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Klosterman Salon de Magie Auction Results
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Klosterman Salon de Magie Auction Results

Outstanding job of number crunching. :cool:
by SquareCircle
October 26th, 2011, 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: 322

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
October 17th, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Bad experience with Snapillusions
Replies: 49
Views: 9153

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
October 13th, 2011, 8:35 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Bad experience with Snapillusions
Replies: 49
Views: 9153

Re: Bad experience with Snapillusions

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


:D
by SquareCircle
September 8th, 2011, 10:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Jacka$@
Replies: 22
Views: 1989

Re: Another Jacka$@

Kalin can look forward to a lot of "balloon twisting" while in the slammer. ;)
by SquareCircle
August 20th, 2011, 8:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield is a dad...since last year!
Replies: 18
Views: 3759

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

Probably a grudge baby. ;)
by SquareCircle
August 5th, 2011, 11:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wyrick Returns To Vegas
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

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
August 2nd, 2011, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Book listing in the Collector's Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 551

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
August 2nd, 2011, 9:45 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay Seller Selling Secrets....
Replies: 62
Views: 6303

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
July 21st, 2011, 5:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Borders update
Replies: 34
Views: 2586

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
July 20th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Borders update
Replies: 34
Views: 2586

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
July 11th, 2011, 2:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Attempts to Conquer the Magic World
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

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
July 5th, 2011, 1:44 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Sumer The New Illusion
Replies: 40
Views: 5810

Re: Sumer The New Illusion

This thread should be renamed The Aerial Fishing For Compliments Illusion.
by SquareCircle
July 2nd, 2011, 10:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Projects for Criss Angel
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: New Projects for Criss Angel

"Will no one rid me of this meddlesome magician?"
Peter O'Toole as Henry II...Becket
by SquareCircle
June 23rd, 2011, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items
Replies: 27
Views: 4198

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
June 20th, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items
Replies: 27
Views: 4198

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
June 19th, 2011, 2:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Caution RIP OFFS of Porper's items
Replies: 27
Views: 4198

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
June 18th, 2011, 1:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kirby VanBurch 3 Week Understudy Program-Travel/Stay/Food Included!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

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
June 18th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kirby VanBurch 3 Week Understudy Program-Travel/Stay/Food Included!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

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
June 4th, 2011, 5:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner Houdin Set Question
Replies: 9
Views: 915

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
June 4th, 2011, 2:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner Houdin Set Question
Replies: 9
Views: 915

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
June 4th, 2011, 2:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fechner Houdin Set Question
Replies: 9
Views: 915

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
May 31st, 2011, 1:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Houdini Collector's Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 728

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
May 30th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Houdini Collector's Dream
Replies: 4
Views: 728

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
May 30th, 2011, 9:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rabbit Police
Replies: 11
Views: 2006

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
May 28th, 2011, 12:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle difficulties
Replies: 277
Views: 50515

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
May 27th, 2011, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Copying
Replies: 143
Views: 12806

Re: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Copying

Sell the guy a Genii banner ad and move on. ;)
by SquareCircle
May 21st, 2011, 9:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pawn Stars straitjacket hits eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Re: Pawn Stars straitjacket hits eBay

This is the third time it has been listed on eBay.
by SquareCircle
May 20th, 2011, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: new magic theatre opening
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: new magic theatre opening

Food looks good! :)
by SquareCircle
May 19th, 2011, 1:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini Museum was in decay by 1978
Replies: 6
Views: 1460

Re: Houdini Museum was in decay by 1978

Decay followed by a fire. ;)
by SquareCircle
May 12th, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Princess Yvonne & Doc Irving at The Skirball Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 1029

Re: Princess Yvonne & Doc Irving at The Skirball Museum

Princess Yvonne-Psychic Wonder

Is this what is meant by, "Jewish Princess?" :confused:
by SquareCircle
May 12th, 2011, 11:20 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini Vent Dolls! Handmade and Cool!
Replies: 10
Views: 1172

Re: Houdini Vent Dolls! Handmade and Cool!

Ixnay on the blaring Bach. :mad:

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