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by Jim Morton
February 17th, 2012, 12:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lots o' books for sale!
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Lots o' books for sale!

Just a note, that my email address has changed (much to my chagrin). It is now: jimmorton@gmx.com
by Jim Morton
February 9th, 2012, 9:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lots o' books for sale!
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Lots o' books for sale!

I have several books for sale. Below is a partial list. For a more complete list with authors and book information go to the following link: Book List. PayPal preferred. Ships media mail unless otherwise requested. No international sales. Don't message me here with bids. Please send queries to this ...
by Jim Morton
January 13th, 2012, 5:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: My ultimate sale!
Replies: 0
Views: 469

My ultimate sale!

Well, I thought I wouldn't be selling anymore here, but clearly I was wrong. This time, I'm selling everything, so I have added some stuff that I had hoped to keep. Some really great stuff. Here are the lists: Click here for book list. Click here for video list. As before, PayPal preferred. Ships me...
by Jim Morton
October 3rd, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Final weekend to buy these books...really! No, really!
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Final weekend to buy these books...really! No, really!

erdnasephile wrote:Jim: Congrats on the new job!


Thanks! :D

My book sale is now officially over. Thanks to everyone who bought books.
by Jim Morton
October 2nd, 2011, 7:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Final weekend to buy these books...really! No, really!
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Final weekend to buy these books...really! No, really!

I just got word that I will be starting work on Wednesday (I thought I wouldn't start until a week from tomorrow), so I won't be able to ship any books after Tuesday (or, at least, it will become a lot harder). Because of this, I have to say no to money orders. Paypal only at this point. I know that...
by Jim Morton
September 30th, 2011, 4:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Final weekend to buy these books...really! No, really!
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Final weekend to buy these books...really! No, really!

Starting next week, I once again join the ranks of the gainfully employed. :grin: That makes this the absolutely, final weekend to buy the books and videos I have listed for sale. Monday, I'll be turning off the doc sharing and deleting the lists. I must say I am mystified by what has sold and what ...
by Jim Morton
September 21st, 2011, 3:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Last big book & video sale!
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Last big book & video sale!

Jon, It looks like that got straightened out. The book is on the way.
by Jim Morton
September 16th, 2011, 9:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Last big book & video sale!
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Last big book & video sale!

I'm hoping to make this my last big sale. I have added many new items to my book list and a few to my video list as well. All prices are listed. Everything sent media mail unless requested otherwise. Sorry, no international sales. Paypal preferred. Click here for book list. Click here for video list...
by Jim Morton
July 8th, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dozens of videos and DVDs for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Dozens of videos and DVDs for sale

I'm getting rid of dozens of DVDs and VHS tapes. You can view everything here . Jim Morton (40 Sheridan, SF, CA 94103), Paypal preferred. You can reach me by phone (415-218-8274) or email: jimmorton@sbcglobal.net . I don't often answer the phone though, so leave a message and I'll get back to you. F...
by Jim Morton
April 29th, 2011, 4:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lots of books for sale!
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Lots of books for sale!

I'm getting rid of a few books. As anyone who has purchased books from me in the past can attest, I like to take care of my books. Most are like new (unless otherwise specified). I'm also selling some lecture notes and videos. The complete list, with prices, can be found here: Complete Book List . I...
by Jim Morton
October 30th, 2010, 3:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Another HUGE Book Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 376

Another HUGE Book Sale

Okay, here is my second book sell-off. Lots of outstanding stuff here at the best prices you are likely to find anywhere. Most of these books are like new (I like to take care of my books). I'm also selling some lecture notes and videos. The complete list, with prices, can be found here: Complete Bo...
by Jim Morton
September 4th, 2010, 3:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Huge book sale this weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Huge book sale this weekend

Rennie, look at it this way: the high price of the handling is because because I hate dealing with that stuff (shipping). The low price of the books is because I hate dealing with THAT stuff (haggling). Most people find they cancel each other out. I have a friend who ships things regularly (which I ...
by Jim Morton
September 2nd, 2010, 7:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Huge book sale this weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Huge book sale this weekend

Richard let me know that I need to add my address (already in there) and phone number. 415-218-8274. If I don't answer, leave your number and I'll call back. Promise.
by Jim Morton
September 2nd, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Huge book sale this weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Huge book sale this weekend

Hi everyone! I am getting to ready to move out of the country and I have whittled my book collection down to only those books that I regularly use (the proverbial five-foot shelf). I am selling everything else, and there are some really great books in this collection. I've priced them all according ...
by Jim Morton
June 30th, 2008, 7:50 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: visiting Las Vegas
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: visiting Las Vegas

Tom Frame wrote:It is imperative that you catch Mac King's afternoon show at Harrah's!


I'll second that.

JM
by Jim Morton
February 11th, 2008, 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Product Reviews in Genii
Replies: 44
Views: 3732

Re: Product Reviews in Genii

At this point, nearly every viewpoint has been covered, but here's my 2 cents FWIW. I don't think a review is, or has ever been, about "buy this," or "don't buy this." A well-written review is one that not only explains why the reviewer did not like a book or DVD, but one that al...
by Jim Morton
November 1st, 2007, 2:54 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Gilbreth Principle
Replies: 23
Views: 10245

Re: Gilbreth Principle

About five years ago, I created a one sheet PDF that explains the Gilbreath Principle in the simplest way that I could come up with. Some people have found it useful. If you'd like a copy you can email me at popvoid. It's an account from yahoo, so you should be able to figure out the rest of the add...
by Jim Morton
July 18th, 2007, 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Big trouble w/ hecklers
Replies: 63
Views: 10096

Re: Big trouble w/ hecklers

I used to worry a lot about hecklers, and I used to have problems with hecklers. A funny thing happened though: the better I got, the less heckling I encountered. The little that I still do encounter is easily managed. I seldom feel threatened in those situations anymore. If someone is completely un...
by Jim Morton
June 22nd, 2007, 9:07 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mystery novels with a magic theme
Replies: 44
Views: 15218

Re: Mystery novels with a magic theme

Many detective fiction writers use misdirection worthy of a magician to keep readers surprised (and hopefully entertained). Agatha Christie took to this to its logical extreme, especially in the Poirot mysteries. Many of her books feature red herrings; the mystery writer's equivalent of a sucker tri...
by Jim Morton
June 19th, 2007, 10:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why don't some post?
Replies: 77
Views: 6242

Re: Why don't some post?

As someone who often visits this website, but rarely posts, I can answer castawaydave's original question. The reason is simple: the people visiting this site are more informed, more articulate, and definitely more experienced than on any of the other forums that I visit. Usually by the time I come ...
by Jim Morton
June 4th, 2007, 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4652
Views: 1664305

Re: ERDNASE

would erdnase have been as a great and treasured book if we knew who he was? i personally dont think it's one of the greatest books written on cards, it might have been good for that generation, but i wouldnt recomend it for todays card learners. im sure if we knew who he was, the book would be pre...
by Jim Morton
February 19th, 2007, 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finger-Flinging meaning
Replies: 27
Views: 6709

Re: Finger-Flinging meaning

Crimsonking,

Since you are speaking English as a second language, I should warn you that Jonathan is being a little facetious here because he doesn't like finger flingers (or flickers). I suspect that the author of the book you are reading feels the same way.

Jim
by Jim Morton
February 19th, 2007, 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finger-Flinging meaning
Replies: 27
Views: 6709

Re: Finger-Flinging meaning

It's one of the major tells when learning a classic pass That may be, but I don't think that is what it means in this context. "Finger-flinging" is often used to mean the same thing as "finger-flicking," which means some who likes to use difficult or virtuoso sleight-of-hand whe...
by Jim Morton
February 16th, 2007, 2:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Open Letter to Magicians in the San Francisco Area
Replies: 21
Views: 738

Re: An Open Letter to Magicians in the San Francisco Area

I'll join the other San Francisco posters who say they've never heard of this event. It's news to me. I only see one photo on the site, Looks like about 30 people. 'Probably all know each other.

Jim
by Jim Morton
January 18th, 2007, 9:33 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Capturing files from YouTube
Replies: 14
Views: 921

Re: Capturing files from YouTube

Here is a very simple and easy to use FLV player. It is free and available for the PC and the Mac.
FLV player

Jim
by Jim Morton
January 9th, 2007, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ebooks - the last two years - your opinion
Replies: 119
Views: 7745

Re: ebooks - the last two years - your opinion

I think ebooks will continue to increase in popularity. The tipping point will probably come around the time that the Sony Reader dips below $100. Right now it is simply too expensive to warrant purchasing. Ditto for the other ebook readers as well. I think Sony will win this race thanks to their pr...
by Jim Morton
December 21st, 2006, 9:35 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: BEWARE AMAZON.COM PHISHING SCAM
Replies: 6
Views: 2380

Re: BEWARE AMAZON.COM PHISHING SCAM

There are so many of these--Citibank, eBay, PayPal, etc. The best rule is this: don't ever offer your information based on an unsolicited request. Some of these phishers have gotten so good that in some surveys, people thought the fake site was the real site and the real site the fake! I would inclu...
by Jim Morton
December 14th, 2006, 11:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3rd most popular clip on digg.com
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: 3rd most popular clip on digg.com

:::sigh:::

That's just sad for a whole bunch of reasons.
by Jim Morton
November 8th, 2006, 8:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bill Tarr has Died
Replies: 24
Views: 1591

Re: Bill Tarr has Died

Originally posted by Chris Wasshuber: This is the first time I hear that this Tarr book is the best selling magic book in the world. Has anybody information to support this? Typically Tarbell or Giobbi's Card College are considered the best selling magic books of all time. www.lybrary.com I don't h...
by Jim Morton
August 31st, 2006, 5:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thomas Waynes' Email address
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Thomas Waynes' Email address

I see that Joe Porper is also listed as a pool cue maker.
by Jim Morton
August 29th, 2006, 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Old Carny Game Examination
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Old Carny Game Examination

This story is moving down the page and has no external link, but here are the two videos from the page. The first shows the device in action; the second shows the inside of the device. With this explantory text: When the carny wants to demonstrate how easy it is to throw a ball into the basket and h...
by Jim Morton
August 28th, 2006, 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old Carny Game Examination
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Old Carny Game Examination

For those of you interested in carny games, check out the thread on Boing Boing about a crooked ball toss and how it worked. You could use this game to teach physics. :)

Jim
by Jim Morton
August 22nd, 2006, 10:20 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Not even close....
Replies: 52
Views: 10793

Re: Not even close....

Originally posted by Joe Pecore: Richard, What browser and operating system are you using? Is anyone else having a problem? Joe, I tried it on my PC (Windows XP) with Firefox and Internet Explorer and it worked fine. I also tried it on my G4 Mac (OSX) with Safari and it worked fine there as well. Jim
by Jim Morton
January 24th, 2006, 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: History of Sleight of Hand
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: History of Sleight of Hand

sadly they seem to have locked it to UK IP addresses for some reason
The technique they are using to figure out who is allowed and who isn't is haphazard at best. Some non-British addresses will work.

Jim
by Jim Morton
January 20th, 2006, 9:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count
Replies: 80
Views: 14941

Re: Favorite Trick that uses the Elmsley Count

Let's not forget Michael Skinner's version of Oil and Water.

Jim
by Jim Morton
January 18th, 2006, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is this guy for REAL???
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Is this guy for REAL???

Stallion is Ted Ellison, the bass player in a group called...well, I don't think I can say the name of the group here. I personally like the group. If you like Ween, you might like them. Otherwise, probably not. Here is an article about both the band and Stallion. Bay Guardian article and here is th...
by Jim Morton
January 12th, 2006, 10:43 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon
Replies: 34
Views: 16428

Re: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon

What a great choice for book of the month! This is one of the most interesting biographies I have ever read in any field. The only other magic biography that can match it is Eddie Field's A Life Among Secrets . I will just add an my own anecdote here. One night, while I was reading the book, Karla L...
by Jim Morton
January 2nd, 2006, 5:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: House of Magic has closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: House of Magic has closed

Originally posted by Tom Smith: Hi! Was in SF last year and went to a magic shop by bus that was somewhere between Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. It was right on the street and no kids were allowed in without an adult. Was this HoM or Misdirections? The owner and assistant were very helpful o...
by Jim Morton
December 30th, 2005, 9:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: House of Magic has closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: House of Magic has closed

I too will miss the place. While some people complained of "'tude," I never found that to be true. If they knew you were genuiely interested in magic they were always very nice. Many years back I purchased Lewis Ganson's books of Close-Up Magic and the Dai Vernon Trilogy from Mark. "T...
by Jim Morton
December 28th, 2005, 8:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...
Replies: 19
Views: 963

Re: Tricks You Can fool Yourself (and Others) With...

Take Me to Your Leader (Lorayne's Close-Up Card MAgic) baffled me the first time I did it. Also the first time I encountered the Gilbreath Principle I was pretty well flummoxed.

Jim

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