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Re: Tabman

Haven't been on here in awhile, but I got on this morning to do a search for Tabman Wands. Alas, when I went to tabmantables.com (the site for the company that had been making the wands), I saw a notice that its proprietor, Ray, had died. It looks like Ray's daughter is looking for somebody to buy t...
by Dave Shepherd
06/03/13 12:52 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tabman
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Hank Lee's to Close

There surely does seem to be a lot of denial in Hank's statement. As I've received those weekly email newsletters recently, which sound as though everything is normal, I've wondered why there was so little talk about the cataclysmic mistake Hank made. I'd agree that it's probably not the best idea t...
by Dave Shepherd
10/26/12 12:19 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee's to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 6384

Re: It's None Of Hank Lee's Business

Dude, chill out! RK didn't imply anything at all with his response, other than stating one rather obvious reason Hank might be asking for that data. You can simply choose not to participate. That would solve your problem. I take it you were still able to get the book you ordered? You didn't have to ...
by Dave Shepherd
06/25/09 10:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: It's None Of Hank Lee's Business
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: Michigan, NYC, DC, Chicago

Actually, Denny & Lee's is in the east-NORTHEAST suburbs of Baltimore. That is to say, it's on the far side of Baltimore from DC. It's worth the trip, but it's not close. I live right outside the Beltway in Virginia, and it's a 65-mile drive for me. (I just made the long drive back from a lectur...
by Dave Shepherd
06/25/09 01:45 AM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Michigan, NYC, DC, Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 1237

Re: Card To Wallet

Randy Wakeman's Expert Card to Wallet is my favorite Balducci/Kaps type. Very low profile, very nice looking. I know most guys don't use jacket-pocket wallets in real life, but there seems to be something about the fact that the wallet is located in what feels like the "middle of the picture fr...
by Dave Shepherd
06/17/09 05:13 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 17975

Re: Charlie Caper, winner of Sweden's Got Talent

Charlie Caper is a fantastic performer. I've loved each of the three routines of his I've seen. He has trademark call-back bits (bow tie, for example) that unify everything he does.

It's inspiring to watch him. His act looks like him and him alone.
by Dave Shepherd
06/15/09 10:39 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Caper, winner of Sweden's Got Talent
Replies: 36
Views: 2087

Re: Charlie Caper, winner of Sweden's Got Talent

I have to admit that my reaction was the same as Dustin's when I saw it. The one-sentence description of what happens in the two acts is exactly what Dustin said. Now, it's quite possible that Lasse Flygare came up with it first and that Martinez ripped it off. So shame on her, if that's the case. B...
by Dave Shepherd
06/15/09 05:50 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlie Caper, winner of Sweden's Got Talent
Replies: 36
Views: 2087

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

Second, if I put it out for free that doesn't mean I am not getting anything in return. Having other magicians possibly use the material or, even better, work on and improve it is a far greater reward for me than a few dollars made from selling it. Not everything in life is about money. So how do y...
by Dave Shepherd
06/08/09 05:48 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 84249

Re: Interesting Article on Magic Exposure...

I'm sorry. I didn't look down far enough. It's right there staring me in the face. Mea culpa.
by Dave Shepherd
06/01/09 04:21 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Article on Magic Exposure...
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Interesting Article on Magic Exposure...

Dodd, where's the Weatherford article? When I click your link, it takes me to MNW, but the lead item is the thing about Blaine and the ocean.
by Dave Shepherd
06/01/09 01:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Article on Magic Exposure...
Replies: 5
Views: 746

Re: Busking to the finals in Sweden's got talent!

Way to go, Charlie.

I love that cup routine--a thing of beauty.
by Dave Shepherd
05/30/09 09:51 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Busking to the finals in Sweden's got talent!
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Collector's Marketplace Google Concern

Perhaps not to you, Bill, but some people prefer to not have such information publicly available (same reason people have unlisted phone numbers). -Jim Jim, If your information is in the phone book, it is accessible by anywho, google, etc. One of the "dark" sides of the electronic age is ...
by Dave Shepherd
05/27/09 05:42 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Collector's Marketplace Google Concern
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: Magic Newswire Podcasts

I was going to send Dodd an email about that Steve Brooks show myself.

It's not just Jonathan's MP3 file that's bad. Mine, too, is missing several minutes of audio at the spot Dodd asked Steve about whether he was a pro or an amateur. (I presume everybody's sound file has the same gap.)
by Dave Shepherd
05/20/09 03:10 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic Newswire Podcasts
Replies: 62
Views: 10416

Re: Sean Fields Magic

Who would perform this for actual human beings? I mean, assuming you did not want to make a long-time enemy of the audience.

If they even halfway believe you've done something like what you purport, this is deeply disgusting.
by Dave Shepherd
05/11/09 08:07 AM
 
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Sean Fields Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 2008

Re: Carol Roy

That's a cool clip at Magic Newswire with Marvyn and Carol on the TV show.

However, I'm pretty sure that was Merv Griffin, not Mike Douglas, on whose show they appeared.
by Dave Shepherd
05/06/09 10:58 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carol Roy
Replies: 19
Views: 2572

Re: First Impressions

Teachers use "I"-statements like this all the time to deal with recalcitrant teenagers. (I know this because I do this for a living.) It really does work. Something about that first-person pronoun takes the sting out of criticism towards somebody else.
by Dave Shepherd
04/16/09 10:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: First Impressions
Replies: 27
Views: 1727

Re: Trash Magic Movie Coming Out

That looks pretty bad.

I do think I might change my name to Krell Darius, though.
by Dave Shepherd
04/03/09 05:44 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trash Magic Movie Coming Out
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: Kalin, Jinger, and Hobson: The Carnival is Back!

I too am glad to see this back again. The news of the conflict between Hobson and M&J was distressing. I saw "Before Your Very Eyes" and thought it was an amazingly smart show. Didn't see Carnival of Wonders, but now maybe I'll get a chance.
by Dave Shepherd
03/30/09 01:24 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kalin, Jinger, and Hobson: The Carnival is Back!
Replies: 19
Views: 3048

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

How did the last minute buyers fare on receiving their manufactured props, i.e. not change purse frames bottle labels or wand tips? Between mid-December and early February I ordered four significant items: a set of linking rings, two small chop cups, and one set of jumbo cups. I received each of th...
by Dave Shepherd
03/13/09 11:17 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 37330

Re: Philippe Petit performs a Coin illusion on the Oscars

The genius writing about the Oscars in today's Washington Post said Petit vanished his Oscar.

Not quite, Hank Stuever. But close.

Guess Hank was too far away from the television to actually see the bit. Vanished the Oscar and balanced a coin on his chin?
by Dave Shepherd
02/23/09 02:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Philippe Petit performs a Coin illusion on the Oscars
Replies: 23
Views: 2624

Re: Steve Wyrick's looking for a new Grandma

Craig Mitchell wrote:Is that the going rate for a bit part in a large stage production ?

$40 ?

That's pretty unbelievable. The show must really be doing badly, or else they're just completely cheap.
by Dave Shepherd
02/09/09 02:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Wyrick's looking for a new Grandma
Replies: 19
Views: 2519

Re: Book of the Month: Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter

You'll probably want to avoid those old, hoary Tarbell books as well.

They have a lot of really, REALLY out-of-date jokes in them.
by Dave Shepherd
02/06/09 02:31 PM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter
Replies: 47
Views: 16534

Re: Frederick Braue

Reinhard, isn't "Fritz" a common nickname or shortening for "Friedrich"?

Friedrich der Groe (king of Prussia) was referred to as "der alte Fritz," I believe.
by Dave Shepherd
02/03/09 07:06 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frederick Braue
Replies: 32
Views: 9363

Re: Abra-Obama

Jonathan Townsend wrote: Sadly it's still considered cute to dress up as "oriental" or put on a turban and make jokes about cows and philosophy or loud clothes and make jokes about gays.

What? No it's not. Not in 2009. Where do you get that idea?
by Dave Shepherd
01/29/09 05:11 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Abra-Obama
Replies: 46
Views: 5250

Re: I-800 numbers.....a dilema!

I think in this day of free long distance in cell phone and landline phone plans, the cost of an 800 number is hard to justify.

I'm with Dan: if somebody won't use a couple of their cell phone minutes to call you, they will not pay what you have to charge.
by Dave Shepherd
01/22/09 09:13 AM
 
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: I-800 numbers.....a dilema!
Replies: 8
Views: 1847

Re: TV REMINDER :: Master of Illusion :: Episode 3

I haven't seen the whole thing yet; it's on my DVR.

But I gotta concur with others: Kyle Eschen (kid with birdcage) is da bomb. That's a character he will easily carry into adulthood. Sort of a cross between Steven Wright and Bob Newhart. Great stuff!
by Dave Shepherd
01/21/09 04:35 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TV REMINDER :: Master of Illusion :: Episode 3
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: Masked Magician making a COMPLETE Ass of himself

I didn't make it too the end. Did MM actually use that first deck of cards he brought out? Gord Holy crap. I could not STAND to make it to the end. The guy pulls out a deck, sets it on the floor, pulls out a second deck, checks his pre-arrangement right there on camera, and the trick still fails. B...
by Dave Shepherd
01/16/09 06:45 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masked Magician making a COMPLETE Ass of himself
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: Josh Jay

Well, I honestly don't know if what you did was honest or dishonest. But I do know you never answered my question directly. c Of the 12 posts you have made on the Genii forum at the time I'm typing this, 11 of them are in this thread, calling Richard out. I'm surprised he's allowing you to stay her...
by Dave Shepherd
01/15/09 06:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71707

Re: Josh Jay

Good Lord. I never use the publisher's quotes about a book to make a decision as to whether to buy it.

I read reviews by disinterested third-parties. I have always ASSUMED it was the publisher's job to talk up a book.

Why is this discussion still going on?
by Dave Shepherd
01/15/09 02:23 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 71707

Re: Who sells full range of individual gaffed cards ?

Hank Lee sells various card gaffs, including a deck of assorted gaffs.

Once, when I ordered such a deck from him and it didn't have something I needed (blank face, double-back, something like that), I emailed him and he sent me a few of what I needed gratis.
by Dave Shepherd
01/14/09 03:34 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Who sells full range of individual gaffed cards ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: Major Development by Bob Solari

Sounds like an interesting twist to the chop cup.

But does anybody still use rolls of film? In 3-5 more years, will anybody know what you mean when you say "see what develops"?
by Dave Shepherd
01/13/09 11:20 PM
 
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Major Development by Bob Solari
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: How do YOU open a Zippo?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:I liked the tongue tricks video right next to it.

I like the videos to which I was led from the tongue-trick video.
by Dave Shepherd
01/13/09 06:34 PM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: How do YOU open a Zippo?
Replies: 14
Views: 2201

Re: Cincinnati, Ohio (very near)

That is a great acronym.
by Dave Shepherd
01/13/09 05:59 PM
 
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Cincinnati, Ohio (very near)
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Jim Steinmeyer

Dodd, as somebody who has been a podcaster for the past four years (it actually took me out of magic for awhile), I want to say that you do a great job. I've been waiting for something like MNW, without knowing that I was waiting for it. Sometime check out The Word Nerds. ( http://thewordnerds.org )
by Dave Shepherd
01/11/09 08:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

Re: CRISS ANGEL LEAVING BELIEVE?

A male member of the Stallion posse ("Team Cherokee"): NAME: FELIX BANGS DUTIES: stage assistant, dancer Employee by day, dancer by night, Jewish by morning, Felix comes from an energetic family of urban movement pioneers. His go for it demeanor and "Mazel Love" attitude have mad...
by Dave Shepherd
01/10/09 10:54 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL LEAVING BELIEVE?
Replies: 47
Views: 7982

Re: CRISS ANGEL LEAVING BELIEVE?

Ack! One of those damn websites that forces you to listen to music when you hit it! And no "off" button!

OTOH, I could learn to get my California driver's license from Stallion, so that's something.
by Dave Shepherd
01/10/09 10:53 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL LEAVING BELIEVE?
Replies: 47
Views: 7982

Re: Masters of Illusion

I saw about the last 20 minutes or so. It looked decent. Guy Bavli talked too much, I thought, but otherwise the portion I saw was impressive.
by Dave Shepherd
01/06/09 06:42 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 5017

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

I am not at all a cheerleader for RNT2, and I also have no particular beef with them. Having heard of their products for several years, I bought stuff from them recently for the first time in my life, when I took advantage of their going-out-of-business clearance. I will say once again that I've got...
by Dave Shepherd
01/05/09 05:11 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 37330

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

By her stepfather's own written admission on the interactive blog in mid-September 2008, Epiphany Jean is 18 years old and working on her GED. Where is this interactive blog? I cannot find a link to it anywhere on the RNT2 website. I am asking sincerely. I've had two orders from the clearance list ...
by Dave Shepherd
01/04/09 06:27 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 37330

Re: Unwedding Ring (January 2009) - video

An excellent instructional video of a beautiful move.

You used the word "aglet" at least twice. And the word "bight" twice as well. I applaud you.
by Dave Shepherd
12/31/08 12:28 PM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Unwedding Ring (January 2009) - video
Replies: 6
Views: 3597
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