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by Darryl Harris
March 22nd, 2011, 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hand Maintenance
Replies: 23
Views: 4281

Re: Hand Maintenance

Just for sh*ts & giggles, I checked out the MSDS for dimethyl sulfoxide. If interested, here's the link I used. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/d7120.htm">http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/d7120.htm</a><!-- m --> Jon, you have a unique sense of h...
by Darryl Harris
March 22nd, 2011, 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hand Maintenance
Replies: 23
Views: 4281

Re: Hand Maintenance

any successful explorations using DMSO to bring something useful into the skin? Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) has the unique quality of giving one intense garlic breath moments after application. If that isn't much of a deterrent, then remember that DMSO can penetrate the skin, and carry all sorts of s...
by Darryl Harris
March 22nd, 2011, 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bicycle poker card box
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Bicycle poker card box

I agree. Difficult to use the case as a "holdout," but I have gotten away with it. You do have to pay attention and keep the half moon side down or toward you.
by Darryl Harris
September 28th, 2010, 4:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?
Replies: 37
Views: 5552

Re: What Magic Book or DVD are you Reading/Watching Now?

Books:
Jack Parker, 52 Memories
Zarrow
Kort

DVDs:
John Carney: The Master Sessions
by Darryl Harris
December 11th, 2009, 4:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cascade Control
Replies: 15
Views: 3602

Re: Cascade Control

Card Finesse' II has a very good description of the mechanics of the move.
by Darryl Harris
November 22nd, 2009, 5:55 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Location of a Del Ray Performance
Replies: 3
Views: 2053

Re: Location of a Del Ray Performance

The heavy set gentleman in the frame looks like Mike Ricadeli and the blue back drop looks like the one they used at Carl Bajor's one day convention (Magic Fun Day) in NJ.
by Darryl Harris
October 16th, 2009, 11:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon Castle Notebooks Volume 5 !
Replies: 53
Views: 10206

Re: Bruce Cervon Castle Notebooks Volume 5 !

Irrespective of what anyone has done in the past, to know something is wrong and continuing the practice, just because someone else did it before, is no excuse to do something wrong again. If you did something without understanding the full implications, and learned later you had wronged someone, sh...
by Darryl Harris
September 21st, 2009, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: October Issue of Genii Arriving Soon!
Replies: 67
Views: 6412

Re: October Issue of Genii Arriving Soon!

Herbie Mann At The Village Gate is the seminal work on Comin' Home Baby.
by Darryl Harris
September 3rd, 2009, 6:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best cups
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Best cups

The Riser Standard Cups rock. Quality product at a reasonable price.
by Darryl Harris
August 26th, 2009, 2:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: September Issue of Genii Now in the Mail.
Replies: 32
Views: 3254

Re: September Issue of Genii Now in the Mail.

Arrived in Woodbridge NJ moments ago. 07095
by Darryl Harris
August 20th, 2009, 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Phyllis Zarrow Passes
Replies: 9
Views: 2215

Re: Phyllis Zarrow Passes

Phyllis Zarrow was a great lady. She will be missed.
by Darryl Harris
August 12th, 2009, 8:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS Fitch/Kohler holdout
Replies: 39
Views: 5024

Re: FS Fitch/Kohler holdout

Mr. Weber's tongue is firmly in his cheek.
by Darryl Harris
August 4th, 2009, 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4819
Views: 1794869

Re: ERDNASE

Eye of a needle, head of a pin... the sentiment is clear in either case... (};o) Is is possible that that Smith did the pencil roughs and handed them to an assistant to ink or "finish?" That could explain why he didn't have a clear memory of the illustrations, but he recognized his letteri...
by Darryl Harris
July 11th, 2009, 7:22 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Juan Tamariz - cardtoon with a twist
Replies: 8
Views: 1890

Re: Juan Tamariz - cardtoon with a twist

Oh Yeah... Sr. Tamariz is the best example of a man who does not stop thinking too soon, and settling. Damn... That was effin' brilliant.
by Darryl Harris
June 20th, 2009, 6:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 21934

Re: Card To Wallet

Francis Carlyle's "Homing Card," from Stars of Magic is a stunning effect, and doesn't require a wallet, or envelope. Bill Malone produces a selected card from an imaginary pocket. Hmmmm. It would appear that the key factors do not include a wallet per se, but rather the belief that the lo...
by Darryl Harris
June 3rd, 2009, 7:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: card to pocket
Replies: 12
Views: 2203

Re: card to pocket

Thanks for sharing that, John. It went right into the notebook. That is so cool.
by Darryl Harris
June 2nd, 2009, 6:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle
Replies: 352
Views: 80426

Re: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle

That was VERY elegant.
by Darryl Harris
June 2nd, 2009, 4:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eric DeCamps - PURE MAGIC 2009 Edition
Replies: 39
Views: 5187

Re: Eric DeCamps - PURE MAGIC 2009 Edition

I left my quiet home in suburban N. J. and ventured into Manhattan for the first time in quite a while. My purpose was to see PURE MAGIC. I was not disappointed. The show ROCKED. I don't want to go into too much detail, but some of the stuff Eric did just blew me away. His opening effect is quite fl...
by Darryl Harris
May 21st, 2009, 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii
Replies: 38
Views: 5426

Re: June Genii

I can't wait for mine to get here. I think our postal person is holding out on me. Bastids
by Darryl Harris
May 21st, 2009, 9:28 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 34583

Re: Genii Speaks (July, 08)

It really breaks my heart that magicians would rather spend $29.95 for one lousy trick on DVD than $40.00 on a book that will teach them 25 or 30 effects. I would venture to say that most of the people putting out videos today learned their craft from books.
by Darryl Harris
May 14th, 2009, 7:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broken Wand: Earl Presto Johnson
Replies: 22
Views: 4164

Re: Broken Wand: Earl Presto Johnson

Everett Earl "Presto" Johnson was not only one of the best you never heard of, he was a kind and generous man who took great joy in his work. The one day convention that featured Presto was the first Magic On Manhattan. Presto taught me a version of The Rising Card that was so easy, but th...
by Darryl Harris
April 28th, 2009, 2:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: He is a Class Act - I wish I met him sooner.
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: He is a Class Act - I wish I met him sooner.

Hello Fran....

Yes... I'm DV Harris from Facebook.
by Darryl Harris
April 28th, 2009, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: He is a Class Act - I wish I met him sooner.
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: He is a Class Act - I wish I met him sooner.

Thanks, Matt... We did have some fun, didn't we. Things are good. How's the UK treating you? You are missed.
by Darryl Harris
April 28th, 2009, 8:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: He is a Class Act - I wish I met him sooner.
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: He is a Class Act - I wish I met him sooner.

Thank you, Steve.
by Darryl Harris
April 27th, 2009, 8:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: He is a Class Act - I wish I met him sooner.
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: He is a Class Act - I wish I met him sooner.

Eric... You are way too kind. Thank you so much for the considerate words. It was a good afternoon, and I learned a thing or two as well.

Richard ... High praise, indeed, coming from you. (}:o)
by Darryl Harris
April 12th, 2009, 8:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close-up case?
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Close-up case?

That's fine, if you don't want to do cups & balls, for example. The props really ruin the line of your clothes, when you put everything into your pockets.
by Darryl Harris
April 12th, 2009, 4:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close-up case?
Replies: 36
Views: 9142

Re: Close-up case?

I use a small doctor's bag, or a large doctor's bag, depending on the circumstances. Both have foam inserts that were cut out by me to hold the props. If you are looking for something more causal, and/or less expensive, You can visit your local Home Depot, Lowe's, etc., and check out their various t...
by Darryl Harris
March 28th, 2009, 3:01 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Ron Wilson
Replies: 14
Views: 6154

Re: Ron Wilson

Ron has a page on FaceBook, if that helps.
by Darryl Harris
March 22nd, 2009, 1:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Palming: Lepaul Right Hand Top-Palm (Group)
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: Palming: Lepaul Right Hand Top-Palm (Group)

That looks awesome, Philippe. Great.
by Darryl Harris
March 16th, 2009, 11:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 62809

Re: Triumph

Sweet ...Very Sweet.
by Darryl Harris
March 4th, 2009, 3:23 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Geoffrey Latta
Replies: 47
Views: 14119

Re: Geoffrey Latta

All I can say is that, in my opinion, Mr Swiss did not exaggerate Geoff Latta's abilities. Now, I don't know how Geoff comes across on video, but I can tell you that if you stood there and watched him perform, once you got your chin up from the table, and rolled your socks back up, you would smile, ...
by Darryl Harris
February 23rd, 2009, 5:28 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Best Think of a Card Plot
Replies: 47
Views: 14496

Re: Best Think of a Card Plot

Dingle
by Darryl Harris
February 22nd, 2009, 12:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magician's Assistant Pamela Anderson REALLY Looks Like
Replies: 64
Views: 9454

Re: What Magician's Assistant Pamela Anderson REALLY Looks Like

Obviously a personal problem.
by Darryl Harris
February 3rd, 2009, 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 17
Views: 4602

Re: Cups and Balls

There's no real answer to your question. It all goes to personal taste, style, and disposable income. I have tried a number of sets, including Sisti, and Johnson. I used the copper cups Magic Inc. issued, the ones that look like Ross Bertrams cups, for years. But ... I finally settled on the cups ma...
by Darryl Harris
January 29th, 2009, 10:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carney's Wonders in LA
Replies: 10
Views: 1988

Re: Carney's Wonders in LA

I want to live next door to John.
by Darryl Harris
December 22nd, 2008, 8:22 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 11368

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

Philippe ... You're a very funny guy.
by Darryl Harris
December 8th, 2008, 8:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 11368

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

The La Paul Spread Pass, or The Thompson Pass.
by Darryl Harris
December 3rd, 2008, 9:39 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lefthanded
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Lefthanded

These Bicycle Pro Poker Peek Red or Blue Cards may not be the answer, but they might be worth considering. Indices (Indexes?) on all four corners. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.gamblingincorporated.com/product.php?productid=16234">http://www.gamblingincorporated.com/pro ... ctid=162...
by Darryl Harris
December 3rd, 2008, 1:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lefthanded
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Lefthanded

In most cases the dominant hand does the dealing, so a right handed magician holds the deck in his left hand.
by Darryl Harris
November 23rd, 2008, 12:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Lefthanded
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Lefthanded

I, too, am a right-brained performer, however, I perform card magic in as a right-handed person would. Since my left hand is dominant, and most sleights are initiated with the left hand, my theory was why retrain my right hand? I figured the learning curve would be shorter. I don't know if it's true...

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