The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

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The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 1st, 2012, 12:34 pm

The Top Ten Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf:

10. Needed to fill the space next to the Fitzkee Trilogy

9. It really impresses the chicks, man

8. Thought he could find that dang wine cork trick in there

7. Heard its where Blaine picked up most of his act

6. Looks great next to the Mark Wilson Course in Magic

5. No #5: Writer a Mentalist, doesnt do Tarbell

4. So he could truthfully answer, yes when asked if he has the Tarbell Course on his bookshelf

3. It only took six months of pizza delivery tips to pay for them

2. Only says he has them: Actually holding out for the DVDs

And the #1 reason a magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on his bookshelf:

1. Mom got it for him to take his mind off the porn collection stashed under his bed

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Mark Collier » April 1st, 2012, 1:00 pm

#11. Where else can you actually learn to pull a rabbit from a hat?

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Postby mai-ling » April 1st, 2012, 8:21 pm

My mom actually felt my father needed to
have a set in the collection. So she bought
a set from Uncle Jay in the late 1970's.

Ironicly it wasn't until about 5 years ago
we learned that my father was in Volume 6.

I then documented the story of how that happened
four years ago.
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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Bill McFadden » April 1st, 2012, 9:01 pm

12. Because they're so hard to sell as a set when Volume 8 is included.

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby erdnasephile » April 1st, 2012, 9:18 pm

13. Colors...all those pretty colors!

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby El Harvey Oswald » April 2nd, 2012, 3:24 am

Won first place at Tannen's camp

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Smurf » April 5th, 2012, 11:42 am

15. Because the magician listened to Denny Haney.

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Doc Dixon » April 5th, 2012, 12:18 pm

Smurf wrote:15. Because the magician listened to Denny Haney.


15-1/2. Always listen to Denny Haney.

Always.

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby mountebanc » April 14th, 2012, 2:38 pm

Ha! Pulling a rabbit out of a hat ie EZ. The hard part is getting it in the hat without people noticing.

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby jason156 » April 27th, 2012, 2:36 am

16. Got them for free as a Genii reviewer (but may decide to sell them at a later date)

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 27th, 2012, 11:52 pm

Hey, Bill, I did Tarbell 8!

Unlike Volume 7, 8 is actually written and illustrated by Tarbell.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

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Postby Bill McFadden » April 29th, 2012, 5:05 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Hey, Bill, I did Tarbell 8!

Unlike Volume 7, 8 is actually written and illustrated by Tarbell.


hee-hee-hee-hee-hee . . .

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Pete McCabe » April 29th, 2012, 5:46 pm

17. Because I got Volumes 1-8 on my Kindle for $8.50.

That's the total price, by the way. I don't see that deal at Amazon.com anymore, which makes me extra glad I bought it when I did. Honestly how could you refuse that deal? I bought it before I even had a kindle. (Although I did have the kindle app on my Mac and iPad.)

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Edward Pungot » April 30th, 2012, 10:06 am

33. Because Tarbell was a vegetarian and had an interest in the perennial, esoteric philosophies of the ancients.

(Parrish, Robert. Words About Wizards: Recollections of Magicians and Their Magic, 1930-1950)

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby MickNZ » June 4th, 2012, 10:05 pm

34. Nostalgia.

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Bill Marquardt » February 12th, 2013, 7:48 pm

35. From the Lybrary -

The Tarbell Course is without a doubt the most recommended and most purchased magic book in history. The only recent contendor to this position is the Card College series by Roberto Giobbi.


It took me 20 years to complete my collection. So there. :)

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Andrew Pinard » February 12th, 2013, 8:44 pm

For some reason we skipped 18-32.

So...

36. It's all you need.

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby erdnasephile » February 12th, 2013, 9:16 pm

Pete McCabe wrote:17. Because I got Volumes 1-8 on my Kindle for $8.50.

That's the total price, by the way. I don't see that deal at Amazon.com anymore, which makes me extra glad I bought it when I did. Honestly how could you refuse that deal? I bought it before I even had a kindle. (Although I did have the kindle app on my Mac and iPad.)


Pete--who was the publisher that put them on Kindle?

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Pete McCabe » February 13th, 2013, 2:45 am

I don't remember, and a quick check doesn't show a publisher's name. I seem to remember that shortly after posting that, I went back and could not find the same deal again. So I may just have been very lucky.

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Oddly Bent » February 14th, 2013, 11:08 am

#11 Got tired of hearing Lorayne whining about how he was the author of Vol. 7 just to shut him up.

P.S. It didn't work...

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Re: The Top 10 Reasons a Magician has the Tarbell Course in Magic on His Bookshelf

Postby Oddly Bent » February 14th, 2013, 11:11 am

1. Mom got it for him to take his mind off the porn collection stashed under his bed

That didn't work either...


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