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Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Just opened my Feb. Genii (must have arrived yesterday 01/19/08). Thanks for the Teller "Scottish Play" article and the "Magic Inc." article. It's ironic (intentional I'm sure) that they were adjacent in the magazine. Sandy Marshall LOVES the Scottish Play. Love the "damned ...
by Steve Snediker
01/20/08 03:49 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 12447

Re: Editing posts

I, too, have used this feature to correct an obvious mis-spelling, mis-statement, or even rash idiocy. 10 minutes is plenty of time to catch the error and save face to fix the problems. However, in a community like ours, it is not helpful to function with revisionist capabilities. Let's be civil and...
by Steve Snediker
01/20/08 03:44 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Editing posts
Replies: 13
Views: 1182

Re: Anyone know the name of this effect?

Am I thinking I saw an Elmsley when David Williamson first counted the cards face up?

Hmmm?

His presentation is an absolute scream.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

What did his parents do to him?
by Steve Snediker
01/17/08 01:56 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Anyone know the name of this effect?
Replies: 32
Views: 3258

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

However, now I'm five numbers behind Dave.

(Brad -- could you press that button one more time?)
by Steve Snediker
01/17/08 01:35 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 12225

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Brad A. wrote:
Who knew that's what that button did?
Ahh...the ol' "what's this button for" trick. Isn't that something Robert-Houdin first employed while trying to explain to his father why that beautiful clock suddenly busted into a whole lot of pieces?

Hey! I got a new number!!!
by Steve Snediker
01/17/08 01:34 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 12225

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

To paraphrase a famous philosopher...

"I subscribe, therefore I post to forum."

Lame, I know...

Here's to many new subscriptions to Genii. Good on you, Richard and crew!
by Steve Snediker
01/17/08 04:55 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 12225

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK

Richard et al: As a long time Genii subscriber (6 years is a long time), I am grateful that I'm gonna make the cut. I love Genii (the rag) and Genii Forum (the e-razz). I will miss the infamous [censored] posts under various pseudonyms. I will also miss the newbie posts asking for secrets. I will pr...
by Steve Snediker
01/16/08 04:50 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK
Replies: 249
Views: 38009

Re: Coming soon! New ACAAN - Order of the Holy Grail

I'll stick with Bob and Tom's comments...but I'd love to get my hands on a great walk-around magic table like the one you use. What? It's a piano bench? No wonder you are sitting on the floor. Seriously, I wouldn't mess with all the "busy-ness" around handling the deck and I certainly woul...
by Steve Snediker
12/28/07 03:33 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coming soon! New ACAAN - Order of the Holy Grail
Replies: 23
Views: 3939

Re: Copperfield Raid

I guess I've refrained from making my normal smart ass replies because of my own personal grief that this discussion is "taking the magic" out of a community like this. I don't particularly "like" DC, but I do respect both his accomplishments and his personal privacy. I am a litt...
by Steve Snediker
10/22/07 01:26 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Raid
Replies: 118
Views: 10210

Re: Freak your friend's mind

It was the kicker to this that got me...(no spoilers here!) I'm a video producer by day and loved the construction of the denouement. Sent it to myself and was completely blow-away by the ending. So I sent it to a couple of colleagues to get their reaction. Question... When did this really hit the s...
by Steve Snediker
09/13/07 11:33 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Freak your friend's mind
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Laurel & Hardy's Magic Act

Hey Pete (Richard): There are many "magi" like you that have odd ephemera from the biz stashed away in your stuff. Want about a thread to discuss some of the more priceless items... and the story's behind how we acquired the item. For example -- Pete, what's your story of the Ashrah Frame?
by Steve Snediker
09/12/07 04:19 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Laurel & Hardy's Magic Act
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Can't handle seeing the same people in every L&L DVD

This whole discussion just proves how hard up we magicians really are.

BTW, for me it's a toss-up between Cassandra and "the leggy blonde."

Now I digress...

Flight of the Concordes - Leggy Blonde
by Steve Snediker
08/29/07 02:14 PM
 
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Can't handle seeing the same people in every L&L DVD
Replies: 42
Views: 1643

Re: No Comments About MAGIC Live?

Like the Invisible Lodge Convention in Fort Smith, AR a couple years ago... Heard it was an awesome gathering, even though I never saw a thing. :) In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone?... the Great Depression, pas...
by Steve Snediker
08/23/07 01:42 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No Comments About MAGIC Live?
Replies: 84
Views: 4450

Re: Derren Brown's series

Derren is very refreshing, especially because he is not CA or DB. My "Muggle" wife (who still doesn't want to know how the real work is done) gives me that "Is this the real deal?" look when we watch. I just giggle and think about the "balls" of the whole thing. Plus, i...
by Steve Snediker
08/17/07 06:05 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown's series
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Life Savers, Spirit Theater, Miracles of Takagi, Collect Almanac--ORDER NOW

Just got my Spirit Theater order, Richard, and I'm like a gypsy in fortune telling heaven.

Thanks for reprinting this and your fast, efficient service. It means a lot to me.

All the best.

Steve Snediker
by Steve Snediker
08/14/07 05:02 AM
 
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Life Savers, Spirit Theater, Miracles of Takagi, Collect Almanac--ORDER NOW
Replies: 47
Views: 8528

Re: Doug Henning "Spellbound"

Call me nuts, but I recall Kirby Van Birch (Branson, MO) stating that he got his Light Bulb Box from Doug.

Could be stage patter hyperbole/exaggeration, but it might be worth an inquiry.
by Steve Snediker
07/04/07 09:27 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Doug Henning "Spellbound"
Replies: 33
Views: 1625

Re: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon

Arrived in Siloam Springs, AR 72761 on May 19th. Awesome!
by Steve Snediker
05/19/07 01:46 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: June issue of Genii Should Start Arriving Soon
Replies: 89
Views: 1887

Re: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!

Richard...

Is it time to ship Genii in a plain brown paper wrapper? That would keep the prying eyes from spying what's inside...eh? (wink wink, nudge nudge)

Sorry. Couldn't resist. (Is she a goer? Eh? You know...)
by Steve Snediker
05/10/07 03:09 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!
Replies: 180
Views: 10821

Re: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!

Got mine in Siloam Springs, AR 72761 today (4/30). Interesting enough, I had been buggin my wife for the better part of a week about the issue. She denied seeing it, hiding it from me for not mowing the lawn, or holding it ransom for our 25th anniversary celebration. But the plastic wrap was clearly...
by Steve Snediker
04/30/07 04:04 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: May Issue of Genii in the Mail Today! Let's Track it!
Replies: 180
Views: 10821

Re: Postal Rate Hikes Coming--YOU Can Do Something About It

Fin.

Thanks for the heads up, Richard.
by Steve Snediker
04/18/07 12:59 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Postal Rate Hikes Coming--YOU Can Do Something About It
Replies: 31
Views: 1435

Re: Best ball manip's for sure

I dare say that he has cross trained as a mime, dancer, and juggler. Clearly had command of the stage AND the audience.

BTW, the "Fiddler on the Roof" music track helped the clapping.

Really made me smile.
by Steve Snediker
04/17/07 04:14 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Best ball manip's for sure
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

Originally posted by DustinStinett: I knew I forgot something. Emailing him now. Thanks, Dustin Dustin, You'd have a better response from Bill if you called him. He's not much for email technology. Still uses a manual typewriter and carbon paper for all his correspondence. I did a sit-down and talk...
by Steve Snediker
01/05/07 09:25 AM
 
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 31
Views: 1445

Re: MARC SPELMANN DVD's

These DVD's just arrived. Although I'm waiting for Christmas to view (I always buy my gifts and give them to my wife to wrap...that way I get EXACTLY what I want), I can only speak positively about Jim's marketplace manner. A true gentleman.

Thanks Jim.
by Steve Snediker
12/02/06 05:57 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: MARC SPELMANN DVD's
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Don't blame my Mom

Here's my take on music-magic connection... As a kid I took piano (under threat of grounding) and then took up what many consider the most difficult band instrument around -- the oboe. Studied for twelve years through college. Once you get beyond the squeaks and pops and begin to really play the mus...
by Steve Snediker
11/30/06 06:09 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Don't blame my Mom
Replies: 41
Views: 660

Re: Don't blame my Mom

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Eugene Burger's mom also made him study the accordian! That explains alot! When he grew the "Magic Beard" he had to quit playing for fear of catching the hairs on his chinny-chin-chin! Actually this whole thread begs the question -- "How many per...
by Steve Snediker
11/29/06 10:20 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Don't blame my Mom
Replies: 41
Views: 660

Re: Check this out!

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend: Originally posted by Steve Snediker: [b] Theater meets Muppet meets magic meets wonder... Now you done it. Imagining that act as if done where the guy had a Kermit or Ms Piggy mask on (or one of each) WOW. [/b] Didn't mean to wreck it for you, Jonathan (altho...
by Steve Snediker
11/27/06 03:13 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Check this out!
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Check this out!

Theater meets muppet meets magic meets wonder.

Shades of McBride's masks...

Question... How do you suppose this act is billed?
by Steve Snediker
11/27/06 10:22 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Check this out!
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: December Genii in the Mail!

Arrived in Northwst Arkansas today...busting open the shrink wrap as I type.

Thanks for the extra gift, Richard.
by Steve Snediker
11/17/06 11:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: December Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 73
Views: 1711

Re: Burgoon's Balloons

But David -- there's no pictures, no co-packed DVD, just words... How am I supposed to figure out this routine? Actually, I saw Tom do this at the Eureka Springs Cavalcade of Magic a few springs ago and it really was hilarious. By the time, Tom did the balloon routine we were already laughing so har...
by Steve Snediker
10/26/06 04:33 AM
 
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Burgoon's Balloons
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: The Illusionist

Didn't mean to kill the discussion...

Here's an "ON THREAD" question. Several have mentioned the DeKolta Chair and I personally enjoyed the workshop sequences...Will there be a Director's Cut with more illusion and behind the scenes kind of stuff? Anyone know?
by Steve Snediker
09/10/06 05:58 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Illusionist
Replies: 88
Views: 3746

Re: The Illusionist

Originally posted by C.H.Mara: The crux of the Illusionst's plot revolves around the girl's plaintive cry to make her dissapear -- and the woman's eventual fullfillment of that desire. It is an emotional tap into the magic. Filmmaking is so much more about "magic" than it is about how to ...
by Steve Snediker
09/09/06 07:31 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Illusionist
Replies: 88
Views: 3746

Re: Andrew Goldenhersh Married by Max

Originally posted by DustinStinett: Originally posted by Joey Corpus: [b] I see a pattern here. Are we eventually going to see a Rev. Kaufman? Rev. Dustin? Are we seeing the formation of the Church of Genii? Some people think I'm the nun. [/b] Careful, Dustin...It's "habit" forming. (Sorr...
by Steve Snediker
09/09/06 04:58 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andrew Goldenhersh Married by Max
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: The Illusionist

Just saw it and loved the art direction on this piece. The film looked almost hand-tinted. A friend saw it at Sundance and it finally made it to a dumpy theater in NW Arkansas. I will see it again, hopefully in a better venue. Norton was good. Giamatti was excellent. Definitely would like to explore...
by Steve Snediker
09/05/06 08:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionist
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: New member looking for Paul Tosi

Paul Tosi... WOW! I knew him in Bloomington, IL in the late 1970's. He had a small storefront magic shop and we would session there. I bought several of his pieces, the most precious one is my set of linking safety pins, with shrinking pin and final mini-pin. Wonderful set (5 pieces in all). I know ...
by Steve Snediker
09/04/06 06:13 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: New member looking for Paul Tosi
Replies: 16
Views: 3222

Re: Long links

LOL - Yes, hidden messages in HTML.

Meta Tags and HTML Editorial Comments...My favorite reading material. :)
by Steve Snediker
08/07/06 07:51 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Long links
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: TAOM Early Registration Extended to Aug 15

Looks like the site has been hacked by a "terrorist" group. Like we magicians are gonna be amused by this propaganda...Give me a break.
by Steve Snediker
08/05/06 04:03 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TAOM Early Registration Extended to Aug 15
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: The May cover

Back on topic... sort of... Looking for a DVD or VHS of Channing in the "European Nights" film. I've found some sources on the web, but looks like it's a mix of burleseque nudies and other night club acts. I've seen clips from this during the Intro sequence on the video series "Grand ...
by Steve Snediker
04/25/06 09:12 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The May cover
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: The May cover

Thanks for the clarification, Matthew...

Kinda reminds me of an old song my parents used to sing on road trips...

She's -- got --- freckles on her but(t) she is nice!
by Steve Snediker
04/25/06 08:57 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The May cover
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: The May cover

WHAT! Not Bob Farmer...

Wait...Maybe that is my Uncle Tony. He did like to smile when being shot at.

Thanks for clarifying.
by Steve Snediker
04/20/06 03:12 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The May cover
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: The May cover

Ditto on the entire issue KUDOS! I'm so glad to get my Genii every month. On a side note, Bob Farmer's little ditty is awesome. Wish his mug shot wasn't so "mug shot-ty". Pretty scary looking guy. (Nothing personal, Bob, but you look like some of my relatives with mob ties in Oak Park, IL....
by Steve Snediker
04/20/06 10:43 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: The May cover
Replies: 11
Views: 196
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