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Postby mrgoat » March 1st, 2012, 4:58 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:Thanks for your kind words, and I can assure you that I've never worn a merkin. However I believe that David Roth could add an entirely new perspective to his act by performing "The Portable Hole" with a merkin instead of a piece of felt.


Especially if still attached to a stripper. He could produce a jumbo coin as a kicker.

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Postby El Harvey Oswald » March 1st, 2012, 10:34 am

"performing "The Portable Hole" with a merkin instead of a piece of felt"


not an entirely ridiculous idea

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Postby Richard Kaufman » March 1st, 2012, 11:06 am

In the proper performing circumstances it could probably be quite funny.
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Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Article

Postby Michael Close » March 1st, 2012, 11:15 am

For that routine to make any sense at all, you'd have to use dollars bills instead of coins.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » March 1st, 2012, 11:30 am

Mike, the dollar bills go into the GARTER.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 1st, 2012, 11:31 am

Michael Close wrote:For that routine to make any sense at all, you'd have to use dollars bills instead of coins.


Silver dollars or those tokens...

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Postby El Harvey Oswald » March 1st, 2012, 11:48 am

An actual merkin would generate a lot of curious interest, and the routine could be funny in the right setting. While I doubt that we'll see anyone whip out a merkin at Bill Joslin's table any time soon, some of the dark, late-night performances in the Jack Okie could be conducive to it. And apparently magic is performed outside the Castle, as well.

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Postby Michael Close » March 1st, 2012, 12:24 pm

No wonder I keep getting thrown out of those places.

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Postby El Harvey Oswald » March 1st, 2012, 1:16 pm

THE Michael Close?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » March 1st, 2012, 1:50 pm

There's only one.
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Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Article

Postby mrgoat » March 1st, 2012, 1:54 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:There's only one.


And he was a brilliant race car driver

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Postby Michael Close » March 1st, 2012, 2:26 pm

Mike Close - it's not a name; it's a recording technique.

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Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Article

Postby Pete McCabe » March 1st, 2012, 2:54 pm

The Hortable Pole.

That's all I have so far.

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Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Article

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 1st, 2012, 4:35 pm

Falsies were 60's and 70's chop cup loads and now it's merkins...
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Article

Postby El Harvey Oswald » March 1st, 2012, 9:45 pm

Some day in the future, when the history is written:

The current craze for all things merkin in magic began, almost as a lark, with a suggestion from Richard Kaufman on an Internet forum. . . That Kaufman is widely hailed now as the "Father of Merkin" magic has obscured his other contributions to the field, as a publisher and author.

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Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Article

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 2nd, 2012, 12:02 am

As Eeyore would say, "Oh well ... "
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