I was just watching sankey do "slick splits" on his coin tape and it's so impressive and magical looking. Not too hard to do either. Very clever thinker that Jay. Now if only someone would magically give Richard a few more hours a day to get Sankeys new book out! j/k Richard! :)Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
Jay Sankey's Slick Splits on page 356 is wonderful and overlooked.
Unfortunately, my local magic shop seems to love to charge over retail price for all their books.Originally posted by Bradmagic:
Yes, the Collected Almanac can be purchased from Kaufman and Company. (You can order online)
I've seen it at a number of magic shops too.
I could be wrong, but I think the version of "bandaid" in "Bull" is Racherbaumers handling.Originally posted by Steve Hook:
You may already know this, but make sure to look up the "Bandaid" version hidden in a Bull session.
I case you weren't aware, Doug Atkinson (owner of the site) has the contents listing for a whole bunch of books (probably around 300 or so), as well as reference listings for many common effects, such as the sponge balls, ring & string, card to wallet, etc. The link to the main portion of the site is here: http://magicref.tripod.com/magic0.htmOriginally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Wow, I've never seen that Tripod web site before! I think everyone should bookmark it since it makes a fabulous reference.
Spare me your misguided criticism, Richard. Of course its possible to pass on such information; I answer dozens of such queries every month.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Well, Max, that would be your cue to send the guy who runs the site the inventor's name and see it added to the list! It IS possible for those of us who do know these details to pass them on. :)
Max, the compiler did say he was only providing a "partial list of books" and that it is "far from a thorough coverage".Originally posted by Max Maven:
While I applaud the effort behind these listings, I question the approach. There is something inherently wrong about, for example, a lengthy list of Sponge Ball routines with nary a mention of Jesse Lybarger.
Yes, and as Max wrote earlier today:Originally posted by happytrickster:
Max, the compiler did say he was only providing a "partial list of books" and that it is "far from a thorough coverage".
What exactly are you telling us that Max didn't already just acknowlege and say he has no interest in?My point was (and is) that the approach of the website seems to indicate a lack of interest in determining sources. Rather, it appears to be aimed at providing lots of references, with little regard for historical provenance.
If that is so, I have little interest. And, if it's not, those connected with that site are free to contact me.