The Blomberg Book

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Richard Stokes
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The Blomberg Book

Postby Richard Stokes » July 19th, 2015, 5:36 pm

Blomberg Laboratories was favourably reviewed in June by John Guastaferro.

I would like to add a couple of comments.

“For the first time in magic’s history, this book has not been illustrated by a human, but by a piece of software developed by its subject. Every single illustration you see in these pages has been automatically generated.” Andi Gladwin

What do readers think of this development?

The illustrations are so good that I even wondered if the authors involved were pulling my leg.
The introductory credits clearly state: “Illustrated by
Tomas Blomberg’s computer.”

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I liked ‘The Four Heads Bar Scam’ near the end of the Blomberg book.

You bet someone you can toss a normal ungimmicked coin four times in succession, and it will come up heads every time. The coin is not weighted or double-headed. The other person can even do the tossing. Sounds impossibly fair.

This swindle reminds me of the Russian lateral thinking puzzle: a woman gives birth to two babies (from the same father) within ten minutes of each other, and yet these babies are not twins.
You can puzzle over this for hours until the solution hits you.

(And to exclude the possibility of superfecundation, I should warn biologists and medical students that the woman does not have a second uterus and the second baby is not born premature.)

Joe Mckay
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Re: The Blomberg Book

Postby Joe Mckay » July 19th, 2015, 6:16 pm

I am really enjoying the book.

On YouTube - Madison Hagler has spent the past week putting up videos of effects from the book. He has done an amazing job.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MagicMaddy/videos

I was pleased to spot a small contribution from Paul Harris in the book as well!

Joe Mckay
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Re: The Blomberg Book

Postby Joe Mckay » July 19th, 2015, 6:23 pm

And here is a video of Tomas Blomberg performing his Oil and Water routine from the book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=konjOxJgPIQ

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Re: The Blomberg Book

Postby Richard Stokes » July 20th, 2015, 4:52 pm

Yes,these are interesting video demos by Madison Hagler.

You could build a cargo cult on Cardpool alone.

Joe Mckay
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Re: The Blomberg Book

Postby Joe Mckay » July 21st, 2015, 3:35 pm

Andi Gladwin interviews Tomas about the book.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riAr9dmddMU

I am gonna' have another read through the book tonight. That will be my fourth time now!

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Re: The Blomberg Book

Postby Jim Martin » July 21st, 2015, 7:28 pm

Here is the correct link to the interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieWRk6XbnBE
Jim Martin
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Joe Mckay
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Re: The Blomberg Book

Postby Joe Mckay » July 21st, 2015, 7:47 pm

lol - whoops! I had too many windows open.

If you knew my internet habits - that could have been A LOT more embarrassing!


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