September Genii arrived

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Postby troublewit » 08/14/05 11:28 AM

Received the September Genii yesterday (8-13) in Indiana. (Go Post Office!)

Great feature on Daryl. Mark Wilson's sojourn to China and the David Groves article are enjoyable reads.

A very nice treatment of the 3 Daryl effects written by David Acer, with Earle Oakes' usual clear and detailed drawings.
Especially enjoyed the "riddle" of "Diminishing Returns", an illustrated conundrum with a nice magical twist.

Kudos, Richard and company
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/14/05 03:04 PM

Many thanks!
Has anyone else received their September issue yet?
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Postby Guest » 08/14/05 04:25 PM

Richard,

Arrived in Texas yesterday....8/13/05.
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Postby BlueEyed Videot » 08/14/05 05:45 PM

Received in Austin, TX on the 13th, completely folded (and creased!) in half. Grrr...they must've found out I'm a Democrat!
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Postby Pete Biro » 08/14/05 08:03 PM

Mine is here... and so was five feet of water flooding our basement (which happened last night while we were out of town)! Triplc Argh.... lost lots of family letters and records and maybe 300 magic books... :( :( :(
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Postby Tabman » 08/15/05 07:20 AM

Dang Pete, sorry to hear about your flood!!! Have ya'll dried it out yet???

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Postby Daniel » 08/15/05 07:42 AM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:

Has anyone else received their September issue yet?
Still waiting for August!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/15/05 08:08 AM

Yes, Daniel, you're in ANOTHER COUNTRY on a DIFFERENT CONTINENT!
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Postby Steve Hook » 08/15/05 08:51 AM

Question for Genii subscribers outside the US:

Does it really matter about delivery as long as you're getting a magazine every month? Maybe I have too many books and magazines to read but it's never mattered much to me as long as I got the magazines regularly.

Just wondering...

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Postby Daniel » 08/15/05 09:49 AM

I've found that the magazine tends to arrive in this little country in the first week of the month, and last month's came on the 7th; so August's issue is becoming noticeably tardy.

No Steve, it doesn't matter but I like to check that the postal system doesn't have it in for me, and whether other UK subscribers are still waiting.

Richard, different country but I heard someone say it was a small world. :)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/15/05 09:58 AM

Actually, let me expand a bit upon what's happening with our UK delivery.
We were originally using a company called World Distribution and were having problems with timely delivery in the UK.
We switched our UK deliveries to a different company called Johnson and Heyword and things seemed to be much better.
NOW, Pitney Bowes has bought both World Distribution AND Johnson and Heyword, and totally screwed things up! Instead of improving delivery, they have made it worse because they are channeling everything through a single warehouse that is overwhelmed.
Unfortunately there aren't any alternatives at the moment since all the companies that do this kind of work in the US have been bought and consolidated (don't you love corporate America?).
So, I apologize for the delays with the delivery of the July, August, and also the September issue (which is already on its way).
We are going to try shipping out of a different facility in the same company for the October issue with the hope that delivery will be more timely.
Thanks for your patience!
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Postby David Acer » 08/15/05 01:25 PM

Originally posted by troublewit:
A very nice treatment of the 3 Daryl effects written by David Acer, with Earle Oakes' usual clear and detailed drawings. Especially enjoyed the "riddle" of "Diminishing Returns", an illustrated conundrum with a nice magical twist.
Daryl unleashed some seriously fine mojo in the September Magicana. I think "Diminishing Returns" is one of the best routines he's ever published.
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Postby Danny Archer » 08/15/05 01:32 PM

... 8/15 arrived in Denver ...
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Postby George Olson » 08/15/05 01:52 PM

Just back from the mail box! Genii landed safe and in good repair...no bends, no breaks, no missing pages, and whatever!!!

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Postby Guest » 08/15/05 03:15 PM

8/15 Richmohd, Virginia
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Postby Paul Cummins » 08/15/05 03:21 PM

Hey Richard,

Genii arrived here in Jacksonville, FL on 8/14. Nice seeing you in St. Louis this weekend; wish we'd had found more time to talk...

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Postby Pete Biro » 08/15/05 04:40 PM

Richard, perhaps sending the files by satellite to a UK printer??? Like Time, etc.?
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Postby Jerry Harrell » 08/15/05 06:58 PM

8/15 Norfolk Virginia.
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Postby Richard Morrell » 08/16/05 12:28 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Actually, let me expand a bit upon what's happening with our UK delivery.
Richard,

Appreciate the update, and explanation, I think we just became too spoilt with the issues that used to arrive before the month began! Will let you know when the August issue reaches this side of the pond!

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Postby Guest » 08/16/05 02:33 PM

NO magazines yet at The Magic Apple. boo hoo...any chance of them coming this week??
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Postby Brian Morton » 08/16/05 02:52 PM

Arrived today, 8/16 in Baltimore (which is actually a few days ahead of its usually arrival -- normally I tend to get it on the 19th or 20th)...

And Daryl's face is rubbing off on my fingers, but that might have something to do with the 64 percent humidity today...

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 08/16/05 05:15 PM

Brian, the cover is varnished: nothing should rub off!
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Postby Chris Aguilar » 08/16/05 05:16 PM

Not yet in Sacramento. If the past is any indication, I should get it in the next 5-7 days.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 08/16/05 06:06 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
... Has anyone else received their September issue yet?
Arrived today, thanks! :)
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Postby Steve Proescher » 08/17/05 02:46 AM

Got mine yesterday, the 16th.
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Postby Alain Roy » 08/17/05 06:52 AM

The September 2005 issue of Genii arrived in Sun Prairie, WI (near Madison) on 16-Aug-2005.

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Postby Randy » 08/17/05 09:19 AM

Just can't figure out the mail system. I just received my AUGUST issue late last week (thought it was lost in the mail) and now, 6 days later, I get my Sept issue. Ultimately, a good thing as I am going on vacation next week and will be able to lounge around the pool and read two issues now.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 08/17/05 11:51 AM

September 2005 issue just arrived in Northern Virginia August 17.

I really like the "Martin's Misdirection" comic strip in each issue. (He actually has books you can purchase at: Martin\'s Misdirection Book Shop )
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Postby Bill Wells » 08/17/05 12:19 PM

As noted above, The September Genii bearing the image of the Fooler-Dooler Man arrived on the southern banks of the Potomac today. Contents look great but haven't had a chance to read it yet.
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Postby Bill Wheeler » 08/17/05 01:48 PM

September's Genii arrived today in Naperville, IL. I spent lunch reading Jamy Ian Swiss's book reviews; another strong issue.

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Postby Pete Biro » 08/17/05 05:18 PM

Randy, perhaps your postal clerk is reading the issues? :)
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Postby Ken Becker » 08/17/05 05:37 PM

Received today. Another great issue. They keep getting better and better! :) :) :)
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Postby Steve Bryant » 08/17/05 05:49 PM

Arrived in Indiana 8/17/2005. Still no sign of The Aristocrats.
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Postby Guest » 08/17/05 07:41 PM

No September issue yet in the San Francisco Bay area.

Pete,
So sorry to hear about the flood.

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Postby Steve Bryant » 08/18/05 09:24 AM

Have not only received but have READ the current issue, and it's a doozy. The big articles (Daryl including some cool tricks, Paul Wilson on The Takedown) are fine, but the small stuff to me was really special. I love it when something in a magazine gets me excited about magic and inspires me again, and this was the case with David Groves' delightfully written tale of his lecture tour and Carl Mercurio's piece on Simon Lovell's new show in NYC. Re Simon, it's inspiring to see someone take the "same old crap" (to use a Mac King phrase) he has always done and turn it into a full evening show with a theme, direction, etc. That of course is what Ricky Jay did as well. I saw him do most of what is in 52 Assistants 20 years earlier in a college show at San Diego State, but suddenly with direction and focus it's all new again, another "overnight success." Finally, I've never scored 100% on Max's Inquisition, but I came close this month, laughing all the way.

Other comments:
1. David Groves needs to start including photos of these waitresses he keeps meeting.
2. You need to insert a "the" in the URL to get to Jon Allen's web site. So it's http://www.thesilenttreatment.co.uk. I know this was also in another thread, but whatever, it's a great trick. You'll love the video.
3. I was unfamiliar with Paul Osborne's The Ghost Walks illusion advertised, so visited his web site for the first time. Very nice. Has anyone seen his videos Nightmare from Magicland and The World's Worst Magicians? Parodies of famous magicians plus footage of just bad magicians. Sounds hilarious, but also scary: you could be on them!
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Postby Jeremy Greystoke » 08/18/05 10:10 AM

August 15 here in the wilds of Southwest Virginia. Skimmed through the whole thing, and starting to go back for a detailed read. The Daryl effects all look like they'll get a workout...

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Postby Carl Mercurio » 08/18/05 02:43 PM

Steve,

Thank you for your kind comments about the article. I'll pass them along to Simon.

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Postby Bennett » 08/19/05 08:13 AM

Mine arrived 8/18 in Brooklyn, NY.
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Postby Pete Biro » 08/19/05 10:32 AM

DARYL article was great. Having been around him when he was a young teen whiz in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area it is great to see hisi progress from an eager beginning kid to one of the top thinkers and doers in magic.

I noted his inspiration was from seeing Slydini on the Electric Impressions TV show in San Francisco. I should note that the sad part was it was a LIVE show, hence NO TAPES. I would have loved to have a tape of that show as I was on it, and I was the magici advisor that booked Slydini. (That's when I learned Tony's real name as I had to have him sign a contract)!
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Postby Sam Kesler » 08/19/05 11:09 AM

Received my issue in San Fernando Valley. And thanks to Pete (and Brent for having Daryl's great lecture at the Magic Apple) I got my picture in this issue. Next time Pete's there with his camera, I will sit in the front row!

p.s. Pete, I took your picture at that lecture. Will email it to you if you would like to have it.
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