Some of your comments really made me angry. Especially the following:
"... you appear to be trying to CON the readers."
"... I would feel that you had been unethical in describing the effect."
"I hope this isn't your standard in how you put out your commerical effects."
"... we should all keep in mind that this is the "FLIM-FLAM" section."
Since you are obviously unfamiliar with my work, your comments reveal only your ignorance. Your accusations of unethical conduct and dishonesty sound suspiciously like the ravings of one of Kenton Knepper's pals. Come on, James, confess --you're a Knepper-ite, aren't 'cha?
You also complained that, "If this had been real magic you would never have to ask any questions."
James -- I think you're in the wrong hobby. This is magic TRICKS -- check out ALT.SATANIC POWERS.COM for the real stuff.
If you had any knowledge at all of the fishing area, you would realize that what I explained in the February Genii is a large step forward, so any deficiency in the effect description, real or imagined or contrived, is more than compensated for by a superior fishing expedition.
You said that you could not find a description of "Tsunami" and thus could not assess how accurate the effects descriptions were.
When I first marketed "Tsunami," no effects were described -- however I offered a money-back, no-questions-asked guarantee to anyone who was disappointed, and--
-- nobody asked for their money back. However, people did talk:
"...TSUNAMI, the best damn card trick since OUT OF THIS WORLD! My congratulations and admiration."
"For the past couple of months, one of the questions my friends in magic have been asking me is, 'Have you seen Tsunami?'...Finally, someone performed it for me, Harry Lorayne to be exact, and I was impressed...Don't pass this up..."
"A powerful effect..."
-Max Abrams, Genii
"...(A)...collection of unusual mental/gambling routines based on ingenious principles that some top names have raved about, and been badly fooled with...The magician that bothers to learn...(Tsunami)...will have an anywhere-anytime game of Psychic Poker...that will destroy the laymen."
-Jeff Busby, Magical Arts Journal
"Bob...completely blew me away...buy this now or die of regret and the 'greenies' when your buddy blows you away with it..."
-Rick Johnsson, Linking Ring
"...(O)ne of the most delightful conceptions in card magic...this is something not to be missed by the intelligent magician!"
-Peter Warlock, Abra
"...Fabulous material, lots of new thinking and very highly recommended for both the cardworker and the mentalist...an any-time and anywhere mental/gambling routine that will fool the bejesus out of anyone...this is worth far more than its weight in gold for the many new concepts covered..."
-Jeff Busby, Thaumaturgist #2
"...TSUNAMI and DEJA VOODOO are really great..."
"...(O)ne of my favorites!...Very neat stuff! Four stars..."
-Brad Burt, The Magic Shopper, March, 1990
"I own everything you've put out so far, and will undoubtedly buy anything you put out in the future. It's great stuff, well thought out and beautifully packaged."
-R.O. -- Berkley, California
"...diabolically clever and impressive...thank you for your fine contribution to magic and my pleasure."
-J.F. -- New York
"...(Y)ou astounded me with...Tsunami...when I got the manuscript, I was as impressed as my audiences have been ever since..."
-L.P. -- San Francisco
So James, please post all this back to KK, and if receive any further orders, consider going AWOL because I'm immune to all forms of NLP (Nutty Limp Procedures).