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Looking Glass Issues

Postby Michael Close » June 16th, 2004, 6:51 pm

Richard:

Are issues of The Looking Glass available from you?

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 16th, 2004, 9:41 pm

Yes, all four issues are available as a set for $40 postpaid.
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Glenn Farrington » June 19th, 2004, 9:31 pm

Are you serious? I don't even want to say what I paid for a set of four a few months back.
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Jamy Ian Swiss » June 20th, 2004, 9:38 am

And no, Glenn, I will NOT refund your money.

But I do have a rare signed Harry Lorayne book to sell you.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Matthew Field » June 20th, 2004, 1:33 pm

Originally posted by Jamy Ian Swiss:
But I do have a rare signed Harry Lorayne book to sell you.
You're killin' me, Jamy!

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 20th, 2004, 6:26 pm

The complete set of four issues of The Looking Glass has always been available for $40 since the day the fourth and final issue came out.
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby BlueEyed Videot » June 20th, 2004, 8:14 pm

How about the single fourth issue? I have the other three...

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 21st, 2004, 7:47 am

$12 postage paid for issue four. Send your order to the Genii office.
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Glenn Farrington » June 21st, 2004, 2:53 pm

Wow...is it really signed Jamy? By Harry Lorayne?

Okay...but you're not going to get me to overpay twice for something. But I'll trade you...For your signed Lorayne book...I'll give you my original first edition copy of Scott's, "A Discovery of Witchcraft". Although I must be honest, I'm probably getting the better of the deal, my copy is pretty damn old.
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Guest » June 21st, 2004, 3:58 pm

I'll give you my original first edition copy of Scott's, "A Discovery of Witchcraft".

I'll trade you a coin trick for it and I'll throw in a signed copy of any lorryane book just as soon as I learn to spell his damn name!

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Jamy Ian Swiss » June 21st, 2004, 11:50 pm

I have a complete collection of the first year of Looking Glass, but I had the last issue carbon dated and it seems to be about one ice age older than the first issue. Must be some kind of space/time continuum warp or something.

I also have a copy of Cards as Weapons but some of the pages are stuck together.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Jamy Ian Swiss » June 21st, 2004, 11:55 pm

Oops, I said that backwards. The first issue seems about 10,000 years older than the last. Of course, I have several journals that exhibit similarly odd features.

Hey, Mike, I'll see your coin trick and raise you an upside-down topit.

Glenn, you know I hear that Looking Glass becomes MUCH more valuable once you have TWO matching sets.

I'm here to help.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby David Mitchell » June 22nd, 2004, 1:09 pm

Ahh... I've got you ALL beat. An UN-SIGNED copy of a Lorayne book.

He chased me down the street throwing sharpies at me hoping to hit the book, but I managed to get away.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Guest » June 22nd, 2004, 6:39 pm

I also have a copy of Cards as Weapons but some of the pages are stuck together.

I'm not even touching that one...and it's killing me!!!

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Jamy Ian Swiss » June 22nd, 2004, 10:43 pm

Don't lie, Mikey. You've touched it.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Guest » June 23rd, 2004, 3:54 pm

Don't lie, Mikey. You've touched it.


Touched...perhaps...touched it, never...well at least you can't prove it!

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Guest » June 23rd, 2004, 4:18 pm

Originally posted by Jamy Ian Swiss:
I also have a copy of Cards as Weapons but some of the pages are stuck together.
I have the same problem with "Expert Card Mysteries".

How touching this all is.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 23rd, 2004, 5:39 pm

Latta! You live and breathe!
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Guest » June 23rd, 2004, 5:56 pm

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Latta! You live and breathe!
Well, I breathe (sort of). Not so sure about the rest.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Glenn Farrington » June 26th, 2004, 12:18 am

Geoff, In between your Keith Clark coughs you breathe pretty well.

Jamy...I just got the signed copy of "Shattering Illusions" you sent me. Why are the pages all sticky?
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Terry » June 26th, 2004, 4:43 am

Jamy...I just got the signed copy of "Shattering Illusions" you sent me. Why are the pages all sticky?

Glenn, you live in Florida, you should be used to humidity...... :D

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Guest » June 26th, 2004, 5:40 am

Jamy...I just got the signed copy of "Shattering Illusions" you sent me. Why are the pages all sticky?


And were you practicing one hand shuffles at the time ;) ?

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Bill Mullins » June 26th, 2004, 11:19 pm

He was doing "the shift".

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Dustin Stinett » June 27th, 2004, 2:57 am

Speaking of the shift (I had just finished practicing it when I happened by your post), I made an interesting discovery many years ago: Though I am right-handed, I normally have my left hand in the palm up position doing most of the work. But occasionally I will change hands thus making it almost feel like someone else is doing itthough I must say that its not nearly as effective.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Terry » June 27th, 2004, 3:48 am

But occasionally I will change hands thus making it almost feel like someone else is doing itthough I must say that its not nearly as effective.

Sounds like cheating to me :D

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Jamy Ian Swiss » June 27th, 2004, 10:16 pm

>Jamy...I just got the signed copy of "Shattering Illusions" you
>sent me. Why are the pages all sticky?

Uh ... daub?

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Glenn Farrington » June 28th, 2004, 12:05 am

Wow! What a great bonus Jamy. I'll scrape some off and keep it in a can.

Also, I don't think I'm going to sell you my Discovery of Witchcraft...after closer inspection I noticed it was signed by Harry Loryane.
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Jamy Ian Swiss » June 28th, 2004, 11:14 pm

Wanna buy a few more?

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Pete McCabe » June 29th, 2004, 10:53 am

So this is what it takes to get Jamy, Mike Close, Mike Gallo, and Geoff Latta to all contribute to a thread?

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Jamy Ian Swiss » June 30th, 2004, 9:36 pm

You mean ... making fun of Glenn Farrington?

Exactly.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Glenn Farrington » June 30th, 2004, 11:16 pm

FADE IN:

INT. HOME OFFICE-FARRINGTON HOME-EVENING

GLENN FARRINGTON a man with olive skin, whose youthful appearance is only betrayed by the decades of wisdom seen within his eyes, sits at his desk in front of the computer.

Glenn LAUGHS as he reads a post of a fellow magician (whose name always reminds him of cheese that he hates) in an online forum for conjurors.

Glenn reaches down and pulls out a drawer from his desk. Glenn reaches into the drawer and takes out a tabbed spiral notebook that reads WORLD MAGIC SEMINAR 2005 on the cover.

Placing the notebook on the desk he opens it by the blue tab that reads BOOKED ACTS.

Glenn reaches across his desk to tin cup covered with red construction paper that shows a childs inked handprint on the side next to a message that reads I LOVE YOU DADDY.

From the cup he pulls out a black permanent magic marker, opens it and crosses out a cheesy name listed on the paper in the open notebook.

LAUGHING Glenn closes the notebook, gets up from his desk and leaves his office.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Pete Biro » June 30th, 2004, 11:35 pm

Uh, Glenn baby, can you give us a better hint on the name you just Xd out? :whack:
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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Dustin Stinett » July 1st, 2004, 12:07 am

Okay, lets cut it, says Coppola, but Al, I want to try something a little different this time. Pacino, ever the professional, is able to hide his irritation given that he just completed the 32nd take of what he felt was a simple scene. But he also knows that its not unusual for Francis Ford Coppola to shoot miles of extra footage. Its clear to him that the eccentric director is finally satisfied with the lighting, lenses and angles, so Pacino is certain that Coppola is expecting something more from his interpretation of his character. Sure, says Pacino calmly, what do you want to see?

Its the laugh, says Coppola. Ive met Farrington, and I think his laugh here would be a just little moremaniacal. Can you try that for me? But remember, its maniacal, but hes alone; laughing to himself; so it starts soft and builds ever so subtly. You know, its the last laugh.

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Jamy Ian Swiss » July 1st, 2004, 9:59 pm

Was Tom BLUE booked for the WMS? Whose career did you just end? Do you find our good-humored thread here GRATING? A little too SHARP for your tastes? You haven't MELTED under the heat, have you? I don't think anything here was intended to really SLICE anybody up. It would take a lot more before any of these old pals of mine like Latta and Gallo and Farrington would CRUMBLE. Much more of a GRILLING, don't you think?

HOLY crud -- maybe it was little old ME?!? Lemme see ... oh, I get it ... CHEESE! Ah! I get it! See, if you'd said CHOCOLATE ... or ALPS ... or even MOVEMENT ... I would have gotten it instantly. But now I get it. CHEESE! SWISS CHEESE! Hey, I get it! Boy, that is good, that is really good. Kills me dead. Wow. SWISS CHEESE! Just like HOLY ... HOLEY ... SWISS CHEESE!!!

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Guest » July 2nd, 2004, 8:08 am

It would take a lot more before any of these old pals of mine like Latta and Gallo and Farrington would CRUMBLE

Hey Jamy,

Maybe you can speak for Geoff and Glenn...as for me, I'm crushed, crumbled...my illusions have been shattered...i'm heartbroken and I'm feeling like a used deck of Tally-ho's that's been tossed out...even worse...aviator's!

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Matthew Field » July 2nd, 2004, 8:37 am

In one of the 12 introductions I wrote years ago for Bob Farmer's unpublished collection of "Flim Flam" columns, I had Jamy and Bro. John Hamman collaborating on a book titled "Hamman Swiss on a Roll."

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Bill Mullins » July 2nd, 2004, 9:18 am

Originally posted by Matthew Field:
In one of the 12 introductions I wrote years ago for Bob Farmer's unpublished collection of "Flim Flam" columns, I had Jamy and Bro. John Hamman collaborating on a book titled "Hamman Swiss on a Roll."
One wonders why it remains unpublished . . . :)

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Re: Looking Glass Issues

Postby Guest » July 2nd, 2004, 1:59 pm

Originally posted by Bill Mullins:
Originally posted by Matthew Field:
[b] In one of the 12 introductions I wrote years ago for Bob Farmer's unpublished collection of "Flim Flam" columns, I had Jamy and Bro. John Hamman collaborating on a book titled "Hamman Swiss on a Roll."
One wonders why it remains unpublished . . . :) [/b]
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