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by Brian Marks
August 6th, 2012, 3:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Anticipated Event at the Genii Bash
Replies: 19
Views: 2129

Re: Most Anticipated Event at the Genii Bash

The cash bar is the most anticipated event.

I can't wait to see Uri Geller event and the Max maven lecture.
by Brian Marks
August 6th, 2012, 3:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Praise for Michael Close...
Replies: 24
Views: 2661

Re: Praise for Michael Close...

I learned it from the Dingle book. Excellent book.
by Brian Marks
June 29th, 2012, 1:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold Onto Your Hats: URI GELLER Booked for the Genii Convention!
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: Hold Onto Your Hats: URI GELLER Booked for the Genii Convention!

Odd, the spoon in my room is bent.
by Brian Marks
June 17th, 2011, 1:23 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 237166

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

I received my copy yesterday and have not read it yet.
by Brian Marks
November 9th, 2010, 4:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller's New Play
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Teller's New Play

Its actually the Penn Jillette show despite the fact he has nothing to do with it.

I am kidding.
by Brian Marks
November 9th, 2010, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller's New Play
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Teller's New Play

Oh contrar. Its Todd Robbins new play directed by Teller.
by Brian Marks
October 26th, 2010, 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Undergound?
Replies: 72
Views: 10779

Re: The Undergound?

The Underground is in London and it is likely to stay there.

I have a ton of unpublished material. Its unpublished because it sucks and its not worth the embarrassment.
by Brian Marks
October 25th, 2010, 11:57 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Hand Spiker
Replies: 27
Views: 5034

Re: Hand Spiker

Within the last couple of years, Magick Bailey, a Fantasmo demonstrator performed this effect and put his hand thru the spike. A few weeks later, Simon Lovell, did likewise in his show at the Soho playhouse. Gary Kurtz did it. Some U.K. magician put a spectator's hand thru the spike. I am curious if...
by Brian Marks
June 22nd, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bicycle ESP cards
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Re: Bicycle ESP cards

I would think that if they see ESP cards front side they would think its a trick. Outside of mentalism, who else uses ESP cards?
by Brian Marks
June 21st, 2010, 12:52 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bicycle ESP cards
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Re: Bicycle ESP cards

So if they see a bicycle back, your doing a card trick and if you use another back they won't?
by Brian Marks
May 26th, 2010, 10:12 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Picture Duplication help
Replies: 14
Views: 2565

Re: Picture Duplication help

Actually reading books is a shortcut to knowledge. Otherwise one woul have to reinvent the wheel.

How many times has the wheel been reinvented? Too many. It round , has no corners, discover the damn wheel already!
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carry on!
by Brian Marks
April 12th, 2010, 8:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: street magic
Replies: 12
Views: 1635

Re: street magic

Yes people react negatively in this situation. Some stranger shows up wanting to do magic tricks isn't exactly too inviting. "Want to see a magic trick?" is probably not a good opening line.
by Brian Marks
April 6th, 2010, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devin Knight Lecture Tonight (April 6th) in CT
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: Devin Knight Lecture Tonight (April 6th) in CT

How much? What time does it begin?
by Brian Marks
April 6th, 2010, 12:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance Burton To Close Vegas Show
Replies: 37
Views: 8382

Re: Lance Burton To Close Vegas Show

Frank Caliendo will now do impressions of Lance Burton with an impression of a juggler during the intermission.
by Brian Marks
April 6th, 2010, 12:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Paddle Move discovered in Santa Barbara
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: New Paddle Move discovered in Santa Barbara

Yes they found this paddle move in an ancient text buried next a almost complete skeleton of a T-Rex. Oddly enough Dai Vernon is credited in the ancient text as the inventor.
by Brian Marks
April 6th, 2010, 12:08 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: This is the "Berglas Effect"?
Replies: 75
Views: 8370

Re: This is the "Berglas Effect"?

I always thought the Berglas effect was to see how people could market an amazing AACAN version.
by Brian Marks
April 2nd, 2010, 11:50 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bicycle ESP cards
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Thank you. I am working on a routine with....obviously. Ill share later.
by Brian Marks
April 1st, 2010, 10:45 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Bicycle ESP cards
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Bicycle ESP cards

are bicycle ESP cards still made?
by Brian Marks
February 15th, 2010, 10:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay on 60 minutes this Sunday (Feb 14)
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: Ricky Jay on 60 minutes this Sunday (Feb 14)

The 12 of clubs?
by Brian Marks
January 22nd, 2010, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?
Replies: 101
Views: 9317

Re: Should Mark Lewis Stay or Go?

The kid who said the emeror has no clothes does not have an account here.

I voted he stay. Use the ignore feature and move on with your life.
by Brian Marks
December 30th, 2009, 12:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Recipient of the 27th Louie Award for 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Recipient of the 27th Louie Award for 2009

mai-ling wrote:Wow, its spelled Louie with an 'e'

i never heard of it before.

It used to be given out a a convention annually until 5 or so years ago.
by Brian Marks
December 30th, 2009, 12:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician Attempts Ice Endurance Record
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Magician Attempts Ice Endurance Record

I think thats the point. Someone has to cool off the middle east. One person down. 40 million left.
by Brian Marks
December 16th, 2009, 6:57 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
Replies: 21
Views: 5836

Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?

Actually I shouldn't have to tell you my favorite effect. You should know what it is.
by Brian Marks
December 2nd, 2009, 4:51 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: What is your favorite mentalism effect?
Replies: 21
Views: 5836

Re: What is your favorite mentalism effect?

memory deck routine especially "Jas Jaltsch's" work on it.
by Brian Marks
October 19th, 2009, 11:57 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 5 Minutes to Perform...What do you do?
Replies: 29
Views: 4571

Re: 5 Minutes to Perform...What do you do?

Because this is in the platform area I can assume the original poster does not mean close up. I would do 1 or 2 tricks from act. Tricks that are done deceptively are entertaining or at least my audiences seem to react well to them. I don't add "entertainment" to it. My act is about me and ...
by Brian Marks
October 19th, 2009, 11:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"
Replies: 556
Views: 193951

Re: Banned from Blackpool for my "Safety"

I have been banned from attending magic conventions at Kutcher's.
by Brian Marks
September 9th, 2009, 10:39 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best “Book Test”…
Replies: 85
Views: 16692

Re: Best “Book Test”…

has anyone worked with the Da Vinci Zone?
by Brian Marks
September 9th, 2009, 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is your worst performance mishap?
Replies: 18
Views: 5067

Re: What is your worst performance mishap?

I was performing at a comedy club and there was a rat on stage. I wasn't the rat.
by Brian Marks
September 9th, 2009, 8:36 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Genii cited In CIA History
Replies: 6
Views: 2987

Re: Genii cited In CIA History

I am posting from the internet access I have in my shoe.
by Brian Marks
September 9th, 2009, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 14362

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

I am not a professional magician. I have self produced some comedy shows for myself that have gove very well. I have performed magic at these shows. As I see it I am a comedian doing magic. My show has nothing to do with the magic community. I don't want the amateur or proefessional magic community ...
by Brian Marks
August 11th, 2009, 9:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More sad news re: Jonathan Pendragon
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: More sad news re: Jonathan Pendragon

so he missed a court date because he was in the hospital on mandatory hold. This is important why? Why is this public?
by Brian Marks
August 11th, 2009, 8:55 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best “Book Test”…
Replies: 85
Views: 16692

Re: Best “Book Test”…

Brian, Didn't mean my remarks to be accusatory and your post certainly made no claim of originality. Your choice of classic books was a wise one and effectively reduces suspicion by taking the heat off the books themselves. By combining the principles from two different effects and thereby allowing...
by Brian Marks
August 9th, 2009, 12:49 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best “Book Test”…
Replies: 85
Views: 16692

Re: Best “Book Test”…

I am aware that the idea of switching covers is not new. I am not claiming any originality in any sense than the selection of the Barnes and Noble brand book to do this. I hate making my own items as I suck at putting things together and yet this project went quite well. I have a gimmicked set witho...
by Brian Marks
August 6th, 2009, 10:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chink a Chink instructions
Replies: 27
Views: 6993

Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Do you have any idea how many thousands (tens of thousands?) of times Harry has heard jokes like that? You can't imagine. I've heard people say it to him at least 100 times. I forgot how many times Harry heard that joke. David Roth doesn't call it chink a chink anymore.. He calls it Chinese Ring As...
by Brian Marks
August 6th, 2009, 10:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What makes a quiet expanded shell?
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: What makes a quiet expanded shell?

If my shell acts up I give it a "time out" in the corner until it lears to behave itself.
by Brian Marks
August 6th, 2009, 10:32 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best “Book Test”…
Replies: 85
Views: 16692

Re: Best “Book Test”…

Okay. Barned and Noble had issued a generic "Barnes and Noble" version of dozens of classic book titles. I foud that Homer's Oddessy and Virgil's Aneid were of similiar size, the Aneid being slightly larger. I bought 2 copies of the Oddessy and a copy of the Aneid. It took one cover off an...
by Brian Marks
July 14th, 2009, 6:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banachek's Last Three Lectures in 2009 Tour
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Banachek's Last Three Lectures in 2009 Tour

I drove 3 hours to Reading, PA to see it
by Brian Marks
July 8th, 2009, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants
Replies: 72
Views: 17819

Re: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants

nothing wrong with a topless magic show. At least no one is hiding whatever up their bra, which many male magicians do.

If the women are good looking enough, no one will watch the magic.
by Brian Marks
June 19th, 2009, 2:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pete Biro
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: Pete Biro

It should be mentioned that Pete does not actually drink oil every 3000 miles when HE is put in the shop.

It does look wierd to see him on the lift for 2 weeks at a time.
by Brian Marks
June 6th, 2009, 11:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: S.S. Adams is No More: It has been sold to Magic Makers
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: S.S. Adams is No More: It has been sold to Magic Makers

So a rabbi, a priest and buddist monk walk into Magic Makers....

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