Do you own an "Anything Is Possible" bottle?

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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 06/21/08 09:44 PM

Hi!

Do you own an "Anything Is Possible" bottle?

www.whatizit.net

And, if so, how did you hear about it? I'm finally getting my websites updated and am planning on doing some advertising. Genii seems like my most logical choice as it seems to fit my target demographic (older- not old, mind you, appreciative of art, willing to buy them a gifts, etc.) but am wondering if there's other routes I should be looking at as well...

Thanks!

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Postby Brian Ekins » 07/31/08 09:23 PM

I have one. I bought it from you a year ago at Kramien's Jamboree. It sits in my office at work. I don't know how you would advertize to them but I always thought one potential outlet would be to corporations. They would make great sales and executive presents. Kind of a trophy with a theme that the salesman was able to "accomplish the impossible".

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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 09/03/08 02:35 AM

Hiya Brian!

Thanks for letting me know! I missed Kramien's this year but am hoping to make some of the other conventions coming up...

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Postby A1exM » 10/10/08 09:01 PM

Nice bottles, I made a few of these years ago after finding out about Harry Eng's bottles, which are incredible! You must be a very patient man Jamie!
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Postby A1exM » 10/10/08 09:04 PM

Here's a link to some of Harry's creations

http://puzzlemuseum.com/month/picm06/200608cutter.htm
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Postby naquada » 10/11/08 03:50 PM

i also created some after seeing Harry's bottle many many many years ago...

http://www.naquada.co.uk/2004/03/09/whe ... ound-hole/

the first picture is one of harrys (obviously) the other two are mine.. and are just a pack of cards inside a small necked bottle..

the sylvester bottle has a deck of tweety pie /looney toons cards in it with the joker glue half way out of the deck and signed...

the other bottle is an open deck of 52 loose cards...

chop sticks and a bit of patience!!

The ping pong balls were much easier (although I dont have a photo).. and just needed a few hours in the kitchen ;)
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 10/11/08 04:49 PM

Check out the post from one of Harry Eng's students.
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Postby Brian Proctor » 10/12/08 11:12 AM

No, I don't own one. However my best friend Zach does. It is amazing. I love it. Right now It is probably on display in his house while he is in Japan for the next two years. It is definitely a talking piece.
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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 12/01/08 10:01 PM

He'll be able to see them in Japan as well. Tokyo Magic bought a bunch of them a while ago!

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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 12/17/09 05:57 AM

Just an interesting note~ when I type in "Anything Is Possible bottle" into Google, this is the first thing that comes up. It even beats out my own website, lol! Great work, Richard!

[image]http://www.whatizit.net/sitebuilder/images/Blue_bottle-356x356.jpg[/image]
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Postby mrgoat » 12/17/09 07:01 AM

With fear of boring Mr Field...

If you changed the anchor text in your sig to be

"Anything is possible bottle" - the perfect gift for magicians

With the words in quotes as the link, that will help your site.

If you used "anything is possible bottle" in the title tags that would help.

If you bought www.anythingispossiblebottle.com" that would help the absolute most.

If you did those three things and were not above genii in google in 3 months I would be VERY surprised.
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Postby mrgoat » 03/04/10 07:03 AM

It could certainly help, if people type in 'cards in a bottle' - which I think they would. It's certainly a catchy and EASY TO SPELL domain. Which is great.

Love the Banksy picture!
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 03/04/10 08:53 AM

Is there an "Erdnase" version that includes the book and the deck?
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Postby Bob Cunningham » 03/05/10 08:42 AM

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Is there an "Erdnase" version that includes the book and the deck?


It's possible ;-)
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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 03/13/10 09:14 PM

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Is there an "Erdnase" version that includes the book and the deck?


Hiya Jonathan!

I've actually been working on something very special over the last year that (might) be revealed at Magic-Con...

~jamie

P.S. Have you ever thought of pitching yourself as a psychic? ;)
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 03/14/10 07:52 PM

Thanks Jamie,

That tends to not work out too well. For example, who wants to be told that Hannah Montana's going away soon and that the second of this season's Dr Who episodes is going to be a tough one to sit through?

Would you be okay receiving requests for paperback books in bottles, or maybe hardbacks for collectors?

Surely he does not wish to be called Cassandra, :)

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Postby Bill Palmer » 04/03/10 09:20 PM

I got one of these bottles from Jamie right about Thanksgiving. When my mother-in-law came down for Thanksgiving dinner, I gave it to her, because she had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I wanted her to have the inspiration an impossible object can give someone.

I can't say that the bottle made the cancer go away. But the surgery did. The person who diagnosed it as stage 4 was wrong. It was stage 2, which is much easier to deal with.

She has pulled through quite well, and she is going to be with us for several more years.

The bottle did provide some inspiration, though!
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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 05/17/10 08:52 PM

Just a quick update:

I'll be making 100 Limited Edition Banksy-Themed "Anything Is Possible" bottles this summer. Retail $10,000.

Or you can just find one on the street...

http://www.professional-magician.com/20 ... ummer.html

All my best,

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Postby Ben Harris » 05/18/10 12:32 AM

What's the wholesale price, dude?

LOL

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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 05/20/10 01:19 PM

Ha ha brkghgh ghhha hsshsgfk!

Benny, i just spat all over my keyboard and started choking, lol.

Obviously, $6000.

Or you can just pick one up off the street...

Here's the box prototype:

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[image]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_khqkv71iMBM/S_Vpptgoa3I/AAAAAAAABLs/A7-mBUUh_Fw/s400/Photo+13.jpg[/image]

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Postby Chris Henderson » 06/06/11 01:58 PM

I own one after I won it on the 816 magic podcast from one of their contests. Looks great on my desk! Great work Jamie!
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Postby james graham » 06/07/11 12:24 AM

i have put a matchbox, a potato chip, and a baseball in bottles. you can view them at www.SquarePegRoundHole.multiply.com in the impossibottleties photos. while you are there check out the magic tricks on the video section. if you want to do a little bottle art of your own they have some great tutorials on www.folkartinbottles.com
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Postby james graham » 06/07/11 01:46 AM

Jamie,visited your site, loved the AIP and the one inch campains. Even an inch of encouragemet can help sometimes. You should have a web link or blog link posted on the inch, Or put the "one inch" tag line for your web page and have a bunch of folks hit it for you so it puts you on the top of the google search list.
Just picked up two softballs signed by Dot Richardson, 2x USA gold shortstop, to put in bottles. going to send em to St Judes to be auctioned for cancer patients
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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 06/10/11 03:35 PM

James, that's awesome!

I've been so lucky with the "AIP" bottle sales, that I really feel a true sense of joy whenever I leave one on the streets or, in this year's example, give one out. It's important, I feel, from an artistic standpoint.

And besides, surely this will get me the cover of Genii one day, lol.

Your pal,

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Postby Joe Mckay » 06/10/11 04:36 PM

Hey Jamie,

You should put a bottle on Angry Bob's desk!

Keep up the good work,

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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 06/13/11 03:14 AM

Ha!

In reference to another thread on here:

http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubb ... Post246164

This lady drove 2 hours to find me so that she could have a bottle for her silent auction that raises money for cancer. Her daughter had passed away and she's started her own charity in her honour.

I would give away a million bottles for moments like these...

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Postby Dusty » 07/22/11 10:45 AM

As an alternative to decks, I have placed some really challenging puzzles into unusual containers. Check them out at: www.impossiblebottles.co.uk
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Postby Jamie D. Grant » 07/24/11 02:20 AM

Here's a new poster for the "Anything Is Possible" bottle as part of my new branding (back of comic book/superhero style)!

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