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by Daved
August 5th, 2011, 2:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Only in Britain "Paul Daniels injured in Sooty pizza-throwing accident"
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: Only in Britain "Paul Daniels injured in Sooty pizza-throwing accident"

Well, it must have been a well cooked pizza!
by Daved
July 29th, 2011, 2:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Et, tu, Legerdemain?
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: Et, tu, Legerdemain?

Terrence wrote:The music term is spelled leggiero, and I don't know the precise etymology.


Hi Terrence. I checked and you can use leggiero (more "ancient" word). I didn't know it was still written in music that way.
by Daved
July 28th, 2011, 3:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Needle thru arm
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: Needle thru arm

Andrew Mayne has an excellent idea for applying on and getting the glue off your arm. It is all done "secretly" during your performance. Everything has a motivation. Preparation is done before and can last for days without glue getting dried. It is explained in Shock FX. For me it is worth...
by Daved
July 28th, 2011, 2:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Et, tu, Legerdemain?
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: Et, tu, Legerdemain?

I agree, "lger" can be translated as "light" but, as write your compatriot Umberto Eco, in his book "Dire presque la mme chose" (Dire quasi la stessa ?), it's better to find an equivalent expression that translate word for word. Hi Philippe, I perfectly agree. That's w...
by Daved
July 27th, 2011, 3:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Et, tu, Legerdemain?
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: Et, tu, Legerdemain?

Lger literally means "light" (contrary of heavy).

So I would consider the most _literal_ translation to be: Light hand. I think Philippe would agree.

I think the origins are coming from the pickpocket world. Than used in other contexts.

Dave
by Daved
July 25th, 2011, 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Proper Use of the Pass
Replies: 63
Views: 5584

Re: Proper Use of the Pass

I remember attending a lecture where this phrase came out: "in my opinion the pass is not the most efficient way to bring a card to the top". Considering that I had been using the pass very often for that purpose, it was something that shook me up. But I realized that phrase was right. It'...
by Daved
July 25th, 2011, 4:23 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Broken Wand - Gianni Pasqua "Roxy"
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Broken Wand - Gianni Pasqua "Roxy"

In Italy Gianni was also well known for his generosity and availability. He was always willing to widespread new discoveries in order that they won't get lost or forgotten.

We will miss him.
Dave
by Daved
July 25th, 2011, 4:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Crap, Crap, and More Crap: eBooks
Replies: 29
Views: 3303

Re: Crap, Crap, and More Crap: eBooks

The proliferation of e-books is also a trend of our times. I think piracy (apart from the normal phrase used in this case - the freedom of information - with which I partially agree) is a consequence. I've seen a lot of recent books and DVDs which were not up to the expectations. Frankly speaking fa...
by Daved
July 24th, 2011, 2:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Glass from sleeve
Replies: 17
Views: 2707

Re: Glass from sleeve

Hi there! Thank you all for the help. I'm sorry I was not writing but was unable to get access to the net in these days. Lot of info here, thank you very much. I attended some Pat Page lectures many years ago, but I wanted to start to relook at it and to watch Pat performance (if possible - I really...
by Daved
July 8th, 2011, 9:12 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: ...and now what is the best ACAAN ?
Replies: 141
Views: 26784

Re: ...and now what is the best ACAAN ?

What if he were Sicilian or Sardinian? In both cases he would be considered Italian :) I must admit I've seen a lot of annoying "ideas" on the ACAAN subject from Italians, but I would definitely feel better without some generic phrases on "Italians" expressed in this topic. Stup...
by Daved
July 8th, 2011, 8:44 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Glass from sleeve
Replies: 17
Views: 2707

Glass from sleeve

Hi there! Even if he did not invent that trick I consider Patrick Page one of its best performer. I'm referring to the trick in which, in the act of removing your long sleeve jacket a glass of water is removed from it. In one of the variations you can remove the glass from a spectator's jacket. I wa...
by Daved
July 8th, 2011, 8:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)
Replies: 128
Views: 29826

Re: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)

Hi! From what I remember, attending one of the lectures of Mickey Silver, he explained "his" technique. But this is not enough. To do it you must move like him, which would make you a perfect copy of him. Having seen his work on the subject I must say I didn't care if he was transferring o...

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