Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

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Postby Dustin Stinett » 05/16/08 02:19 AM

Not only is it the Chief Genii's birthday today (May 16), it's a major milestone birthday: Happy 50th Richard!

Thanks for everything!
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Postby Mallakite » 05/16/08 02:56 AM

Happy Birthday Chief, may you live another 50 and more!
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Postby Richard Perrin » 05/16/08 03:23 AM

Happy Birthday, Genii Chief! Thank you for keeping Genii Magazine alive!
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Postby Glenn Farrington » 05/16/08 03:32 AM

Moooooo

Happy Birthday Richard!
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Postby Gary Kosnitzky » 05/16/08 04:57 AM

I hope it will be a Happy 50th Birthday Richard!
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Postby Matthew Field » 05/16/08 05:39 AM

Richard has been my best friend in magic, and in life, for more than 20 years. Aside from his amazing achievement with Genii Magazine, he changed the look of magic books (for the better!) single-handedly.

Happy Birthday, Richard. You don't look a day over 49.

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Postby thecardman » 05/16/08 06:49 AM

Happy birthday, Richard! Have a great day, auld yin! :grin:

Best wishes

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Postby amp » 05/16/08 06:56 AM

Happy Birthday Richard !!
Have a great day !
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Postby Joe Pecore » 05/16/08 07:06 AM

Happy big five-oh!

Take an hour off from working on Genii today, you earned it ;-)
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Postby Kevin Connolly » 05/16/08 07:18 AM

Happy Birthday Richard. May you live another 100 years and that the last post you read be mine. ;)
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Postby Frank Dudgeon » 05/16/08 07:47 AM

Oh, to be 50 again. Happy Birthday young man.
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Postby Magic Newswire » 05/16/08 08:10 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD!
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Postby MaxNY » 05/16/08 08:14 AM

Good for you! You look great, have a terrific day.
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Postby Bill Wells » 05/16/08 08:26 AM

Happy Birthday Richard!!

Was that really you in white tie and tails in the last issue of Genii? I am impressed.

May the next 50 bring even greater success than the first 50.

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Postby Gordolini » 05/16/08 08:37 AM

Happy Birthday Richard. Perhaps I could buy you a drink when you visit Louisville. Enjoy
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Postby Bill McFadden » 05/16/08 11:24 AM

Many happy returns, RK! "Fitty" ain't so bad; there's a Swedish proverb that says one doesn't accomplish manhood until one has lived 50 years.

As if we needed additional proof that you're a mensch, you tipped a routine from the upcoming Jennings book for a young Forumite the other day. Total class!
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Postby JimAlfredson » 05/16/08 11:28 AM

Happy natal day, Richard. One year closer to the grave. I'll buy you a Slurpee when next we meet. -jim
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Postby Jim Maloney » 05/16/08 11:57 AM

Happy Birthday, Richard!

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Postby David Prouty » 05/16/08 12:02 PM

Happy Birthday Richard ! Brazilian Churrasco (Fogo de Chao) if you ever make it to Houston, my treat !
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Postby John M. Dale » 05/16/08 12:08 PM

Richard,

Have a Magical Birthday!

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Postby Bob Farmer » 05/16/08 01:16 PM

I remember when I was 50 and just getting out of high school. Richard has come along so much quicker.
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Postby Bill Mullins » 05/16/08 02:46 PM

Richard shares a birthday with:

Henry Fonda (1905)
Studs Terkel (1912)
Woody Herman (1913)
Adriana Caselotti (1916) (and as a Disney fan, I'm sure Richard can tell us her claim to fame . . .)
Liberace (1919)
Harry Carey Jr. (1921)
Billy Martin (1928)
Yvonne Craig (1937)
Pierce Brosnan (1953)
Debra Winger and Olga Korbut (1952)
Tori Spelling (1973)
Adam Grace (1975)
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Postby mai-ling » 05/16/08 03:11 PM

Happy Day to you, Richard!

on this day that Theodore Maiman,
demonstrated the world's first laser!!
you will remember my name
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Postby Naphtalia » 05/16/08 03:38 PM

and also....

The first Academy Awards presented in 1929
Marie Antoinette married Louis XVI in 1770
Annie Get Your Gun opened on Broadway in 1946
Climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975
Jan & Dean performed "Dead Man's Curve" on American Bandstand in 1964


Happy Birthday.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/16/08 03:48 PM

The voice of ... one of the princesses. Cinderella?
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Postby Mark Phillips » 05/16/08 03:54 PM

Liberace eh? That clears up a lot of things. :D

Happy Birthday Richard. More shocking than your birthday is the fact that you've been in the DC area close to 20 years now! Hope you have a great day and give your wonderful family a big hug for me.

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Postby Bill Mullins » 05/16/08 03:57 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:The voice of ... one of the princesses. Cinderella?
Snow White.
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Postby RogueMD » 05/16/08 04:07 PM

Mazal tov, Richard!
I always hated counting tricks anyways....
Have a great birthday!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/16/08 04:40 PM

I'm not big on the Princess thing. :) I'm sure my wife is glad about that.
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Postby castawaydave » 05/16/08 04:46 PM

Happy Birthday, Richard.

"May you live to be 100,
with one extra year to repent."
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Postby Dick Koornwinder » 05/16/08 04:49 PM

Hi Richard,
Congratulations with your birthday!! Instead of sending flowers or something else I have decided to renew my subscription on Genii today. I strongly advice all readers of this forum who have not a subscription to do subscribe immediately. There is no other way to please the Kaufman family more. BTW this is my last warning.
Kind regards,
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Postby JustinRYoung » 05/16/08 04:52 PM

Happy birthday from the gang at iTricks, Mr. K!
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Postby Jim Martin » 05/16/08 04:59 PM

When turning 50, one is just beginning to reach the age of reason.

Studs Terkel is 96, Janet Jackson is 42, RK is 50!

Happy 50th Richard - there are lots of numbers out there after that one; may they all be a blast!



"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. -- Groucho Marx"
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Postby Michel Andenmatten » 05/16/08 05:15 PM

Happy birthday from Switzerland, Richard!

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Postby Jon Racherbaumer » 05/16/08 06:18 PM

My, oh, my...
We met 36 years ago and I remember saying (after looking at a few of your illustrations): "You should write and illustrate a book...or..hmmmmm...maybe put out a magazine."
Happy birthday to the Head Genie...
Many happy returns...

Onward...

JR
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Postby Steve Bryant » 05/16/08 06:44 PM

As my daughter said when she turned 8, "You're really old, Dad. I'm still just a single digit."

Happy birthday, despite smarty pants daughters.
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Postby flynn » 05/16/08 06:51 PM

Birthday Greetings from Arizona!
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Postby MaxNY » 05/16/08 07:44 PM

"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down." By T.S. Eliot
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Postby magicalt » 05/16/08 08:16 PM

Congrats on the BIG 50 Kahuna.
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Postby Mark Paulson » 05/16/08 09:25 PM

Happy Birthday, Richard. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. I hope you have many, many more!
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