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by Amos McCormick
September 13th, 2012, 1:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steak at genii bash
Replies: 40
Views: 3866

Re: Steak at genii bash

It'll cost to get in and cost to eat, but Le Cellier at Epcot is magnificent, especially with the pretzel bread...
by Amos McCormick
July 26th, 2012, 5:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: State of Magic
Replies: 37
Views: 3341

Re: State of Magic

I can spell Hioh...
by Amos McCormick
July 16th, 2012, 4:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - my experience.
Replies: 53
Views: 11522

Re: FISM 2012 - my experience.

... and another bargain!

http://tinyurl.com/88dqbjc
by Amos McCormick
July 16th, 2012, 4:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - my experience.
Replies: 53
Views: 11522

Re: FISM 2012 - my experience.

Fism 2012 an opinion. I received my 150 book, which turned out to be another Derek Lever publication. I didnt see this advertised as such anywhere in advance, I knew I would receive a hardback book with 150 value, but assumed (as this was FISM, not Blackpool Magic) that this would be something of v...
by Amos McCormick
October 5th, 2011, 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: My experience with Snap Illusions
Replies: 89
Views: 21039

Re: My experience with Snap Illusions

In that case, please forgive my post. When the original poster said that he was ordering "one Origami Illusions (used)", I wrongly assumed that, since it was from Snap, it WAS Snap.

Since it was original, I would hire a hit man...
by Amos McCormick
October 3rd, 2011, 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My experience with Snap Illusions
Replies: 89
Views: 21039

Re: My experience with Snap Illusions

Time for an update: Richard Erb, 33100 Paderborn, Germany Order: one Origami Illusions (used) Paid to Snap illusions: 1.870 US$ in November 2010 Answer from Jack Moyer on 13.December 2011 after several requests for shipping date "Our painters and staff got a little behind due to having some em...
by Amos McCormick
September 28th, 2011, 5:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Counterfeit Windshear on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Counterfeit Windshear on eBay

Here is a link to a counterfeit Windshear illusion being sold on eBay: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Into-Fan-Windshear-Illusion-/230676187491?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b55f4963#ht_500wt_1413">http://www.ebay.com/itm/Into-Fan-Windsh ... 500wt_1413</a><!-- m -...
by Amos McCormick
September 21st, 2011, 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: I thought I'd seen it all!
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: I thought I'd seen it all!

It's been on eBay for a long time. If he does sell it, he probably doesn't look like an "idiot" any longer. Problem is, I think Paris Hilton's fifteen minutes of fame is long gone...
by Amos McCormick
October 25th, 2010, 8:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jerry Andrus would enjoy this...
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Jerry Andrus would enjoy this...

Thanks for sharing that!
by Amos McCormick
October 25th, 2010, 8:47 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman
Replies: 47
Views: 4752

Re: CARDWORKS By Richard Kaufman

No one wanted John Grisham's A Time to Kill when he first tried to get it published. It eventually seemed to do pretty well, so never give up hope.
by Amos McCormick
September 22nd, 2010, 9:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trouble getting on Magic Cafe
Replies: 62
Views: 8131

Re: Trouble getting on Magic Cafe

I am getting PM notifications from the Cafe, but I am not able to connect.
by Amos McCormick
August 28th, 2010, 12:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: The Magic of Robert Harbin

According to the seller, this one is #469 of 500. To my eye the cover appears green. I have seen copies that are black - are these the knockoffs? In addition to the original and the Al Mann knockoff, I also have a black, softbound version that is photocopied, one-side. As far as I know, these are t...
by Amos McCormick
August 9th, 2010, 4:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 'Inception' Takes Weekend Box Office, 'Nicolas Cage: Magician'
Replies: 11
Views: 950

Re: 'Inception' Takes Weekend Box Office, 'Nicolas Cage: Magician'

Update: Just found out Michael Caine is in this movie. That opens intersting possibilities for intercutting with the Batman films and The Prestige as well. Perhaps add a few clips from both versions of Sleuth and we've got something intersting. And "Blame it on Rio"... Or, maybe not... ;)
by Amos McCormick
April 28th, 2009, 10:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder's estate
Replies: 34
Views: 4208

Re: Tommy Wonder's estate

Donal, thank you for sharing that story. In the vast majority of the cases where I have asked magicians, illusion creators, etc. for advice and guidance, they have gone out of their ways to assist me. Some have sent me drawings; others have referred me to various references, some common and some obs...
by Amos McCormick
April 13th, 2009, 3:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 17805

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Richard Kaufman wrote:Mr. Kaufman is spending the day eating chocolate and marshmallow peeps.


Are there Peeps that aren't marshmallow?
by Amos McCormick
April 9th, 2009, 10:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 17805

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

Just in case it ever comes up, I CATEGORICALLY deny that I have ever been the Masked Magician...
by Amos McCormick
April 7th, 2009, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe
Replies: 136
Views: 17805

Re: Getting Bodies into Seats At Criss Angel: Believe

I just found this thread, but it is interesting to see various posters' ideas of "taste". I love grits, black olives, pineapple sandwiches, and mayonnaise and banana on Ritz crackers. I loved "The Magic Show". I loved "A Chorus Line". I loved "Phantom". I love...
by Amos McCormick
April 16th, 2008, 10:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looing for Electronic Technician
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: Looing for Electronic Technician

When I wanted to replace the remote, I contacted Terry Lunceford. He offered to do the work for me, but he also gave me the information so I could do it myself. It took a little cutting and scraping, but the finished product worked great.
by Amos McCormick
March 3rd, 2008, 4:46 am
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Stuck Snakes
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Re: Stuck Snakes

... but face it... who really likes peanut brittle anyway? [/QB]
Me!
by Amos McCormick
February 29th, 2008, 7:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Angels' new Luxor show
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Angels' new Luxor show

Maybe it's for crows and vultures!
by Amos McCormick
February 22nd, 2008, 4:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Wolf's Magic "KA-BLAMMO"
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: FS: Wolf's Magic "KA-BLAMMO"

Is the case included?
by Amos McCormick
February 22nd, 2008, 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 9663

Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Originally posted by George Guerra:
Received my copy today minus any staples to hold the magazine together :help:
A collector's item! Put it on eBay! ;)
by Amos McCormick
February 21st, 2008, 5:32 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Wisconsin
Replies: 20
Views: 4154

Re: Wisconsin

Originally posted by Adrian Kuiper:
Not magic, but Madison is home to one of the Greatest Drum and Bugle Corps that ever marched:

The Scouts.

Adrian
...and about two hours east of another of them - the Blue Stars!

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by Amos McCormick
February 20th, 2008, 2:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hotels near the Magic Castle
Replies: 31
Views: 3739

Re: Hotels near the Magic Castle

Do not, I repeat DO NOT book the Motel 6 in Hollywood! :whack:
by Amos McCormick
February 19th, 2008, 12:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Receives Merlin Award
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Criss Angel Receives Merlin Award

Maybe they have a "Lumberjack" category...
by Amos McCormick
February 18th, 2008, 7:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Les Smith passed away
Replies: 11
Views: 4667

Re: Les Smith passed away

I only met him once - a few years ago during a visit to Los Angeles. He took two of us on a tour of the shop, and acted like we were his long-lost friends. During all of this his eyes sparkled like those of a child on Christmas morning. I was hoping to visit with him again in April. He will be misse...
by Amos McCormick
December 15th, 2007, 3:30 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Bamboo Stick Thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3876

Re: Bamboo Stick Thing?

Originally posted by castawaydave: http://www.japandanceart.com/4/A8_1.htm click on "bamboo magic" and see the amazing number of things you can do with this "prop"... And while I haven't explored his site thoroughly, he evidently teaches how to make one. Thank you for exposing u...
by Amos McCormick
November 6th, 2007, 12:34 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: WHY THE GENERAL INDIFFERENCE TO MAGIC HISTORY?
Replies: 154
Views: 25280

Re: WHY THE GENERAL INDIFFERENCE TO MAGIC HISTORY?

I became much more interested in history of all sorts when I realized that I had become part of it. When you are young, you and everyone you know will live forever. Once you realize this isn't the case, I think you begin to pay more attention to the things going on around you. In my lifetime I have ...
by Amos McCormick
November 6th, 2007, 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Entertainer" v.s "Amateur"
Replies: 66
Views: 2550

Re: "Entertainer" v.s "Amateur"

Originally posted by AnthonyR: 1) In your honest opinion, what do you think are the biggest differences between the "Entertainer" and the "not so entertaining?" 2) If you actually perform (not just practice), what qualities do you feel make your show fun to watch? My answer to 1...
by Amos McCormick
October 31st, 2007, 8:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uri Geller/Criss Angel Phenomenon to debut on Oct.24
Replies: 245
Views: 57238

Re: Uri Geller/Criss Angel Phenomenon to debut on Oct.24

Chris's one-upsmanship and the prevalence of such things as sticking your hand into an animal trap and putting a nail gun against your head pretty much made me fast forward through those parts.

I guess I wouldn't make much of a judge... I really liked the Human Telephone Number routine.
by Amos McCormick
October 17th, 2007, 11:30 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Atlanta Harvest 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 2734

Re: Atlanta Harvest 2005

Web page here:

SEAM 2008

but not much info...
by Amos McCormick
October 13th, 2007, 8:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Announcement
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: Happy Announcement

Originally posted by MJ Marrs:
Hey, Michael Close is a daddy! Congrats!

It's not magic but...the name of Michael's daughter spelled backwards isn't Erdnase or Diagonal Palm Shift, but rather which 17th century composer?

MJ :D
Ellebasorava?

:confused:

Congrats, Michael!
by Amos McCormick
October 10th, 2007, 6:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trouble on The Magic Cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 12653

Re: Trouble on The Magic Cafe

Originally posted by Jolly Roger: It appears that Godwin's law has been applied, so I imagine this thread is now redundant. For those who are unfamiliar with this law, here is the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin\'s_law JR Blah, blah, blah, blah, Nazis, blah, blah, blah, Hitler blah, blah,...
by Amos McCormick
October 8th, 2007, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic and Technology
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Magic and Technology

Originally posted by Bryan Dreyfus:
Wisdom comes from weird places.

Bryan
...and weirdness often comes from wise people...
by Amos McCormick
October 1st, 2007, 7:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 5x5 Japan PDF being sold on eBay
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: 5x5 Japan PDF being sold on eBay

Look on the bright side. What greater compliment is there than to get an "...it's the bomb!" from a seller of illegal PDFs? :whack:
by Amos McCormick
September 18th, 2007, 8:06 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben projects?????
Replies: 23
Views: 1095

Re: David Ben projects?????

Originally posted by dben:
Further to my previous post, if anyone can suggest an appropriate title, let me know. At present it is "A Layman's Guide to Bob Farmer".

All suggestions welcomed.
How about "A Farmer's Guide to Everything"?
by Amos McCormick
August 28th, 2007, 11:20 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Fakini 1/2 inch balls
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: WTB: Fakini 1/2 inch balls

Originally posted by daveandrews:
I've got some Fakini 1 3/4" - but maybe that extra 1/4" knocks it on the head!

Dave
He says he wants " balls, so that's an extra 1"...

Does Fakini even MAKE " balls?
by Amos McCormick
August 19th, 2007, 6:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel and Britney Spears!
Replies: 23
Views: 584

Re: Criss Angel and Britney Spears!

Simply put, I think I'm going to vomit!
by Amos McCormick
July 18th, 2007, 5:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Make-A-Wish and the Ultimate Signed Deck
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Make-A-Wish and the Ultimate Signed Deck

How about putting together something similar for Make A Wish in the U.S.?
by Amos McCormick
July 9th, 2007, 12:29 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Jarrett 21 production/Henning
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Jarrett 21 production/Henning

Look here:

Henning #7

Scroll down the page to Disc #19.

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