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by Jackpot
April 21st, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

You would need colored ones, and they were invented quite a bit later. If you are speaking about the wide spread use of flexible colored lenses, yes. Stained glass dates as far back to 675AD. It is possible that crude colored contact lenses existed well before they became a commercial success. Whil...
by Jackpot
April 21st, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

Why would I constantly list all the problems Sanders has for being Erdnase? There are too many to list all the time. You have enough to do to try to explain away height, hair color, eye color. Besides the fact that memories can be faulty: Contact Lenses were invented in 1887. People have been alter...
by Jackpot
April 19th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

And you preach about intellectual honesty. Yeah, right. This is a very telling quote. I don't think I've ever preached about or even mentioned intellectual honesty. One wonders what other misreadings you regularly make. To lybrary: I don't know if anyone else has said it but I have suggested you be...
by Jackpot
April 17th, 2018, 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

You can't mix genres. In other words, you can't take a poem, compare it to prose, and conclude it is or isn't from the same author. However, if you take two samples of prose you may be able to do that. But even if you have two samples of prose, if they are about a different subject all known method...
by Jackpot
April 17th, 2018, 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

To lybrary In order to be intellectually honest you need to exclude from your rebuttal to Roger M.'s post any references to poetry. On a number of occasions you have disparaged any and all comparisons of poetry and prose, evening going so far as to state "Also comparing poetry with prose is a j...
by Jackpot
April 15th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

jkeyes1000 wrote:Have I got that straight?

You have gone off on a different a tangent and you do not have that straight.
by Jackpot
April 15th, 2018, 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

...perhaps you can explain why he preferred to boast of his connection to Dalrymple, rather than to his illustrious father? Although your question is not directed at me I find the answer rather obvious. Since it appears that Erdnase wished to maintain some anonymity it seems likely that he would be...
by Jackpot
April 9th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

There is zero evidence that Erdnase used anagrams. Erdnase not only used anagrams he was an anagram. And clever he was, too. Erdnase is an anagram for "arse end". I think we must be looking for someone who is British by birth and comes from a very remote location. To be specific [the arse...
by Jackpot
April 7th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

Nobody can tell me by looking at these two photographs of David Ben's hands how tall he is. I rode in an elevator with him and know how tall he is. Anyone unfamiliar with him cannot tell me his height from these two photographs. This is just more bunk from Chris. If you have a photo of his outstret...
by Jackpot
April 3rd, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

You say, "It is not uncommon for authors using pseudonyms to have THEIR PUBLISHER apply for the copyright. McKinney was the printer and served a somewhat similar function for this self-published book". In other words, McKinney was the self-publisher. Most pseudonymous writers these days r...
by Jackpot
April 3rd, 2018, 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

I just found the old thread on this forum that says that the copyright file for EATCT gives McKinney's address for "Erdnase". If Sanders wrote the book, and he had filed for copyright, why would he state the printing house to be his residence? I think it's fairly obvious that McKinney own...
by Jackpot
April 3rd, 2018, 12:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 51
Views: 16313

Re: reading vs video

You are correct. I just found it funny! In any event I far prefer books. They are far more convenient for one thing. DVDs and videos are such a hassle to watch. It is funny. There is a price for being illiterate. The price of illiteracy is less material at a greater cost. Every time the technology ...
by Jackpot
April 2nd, 2018, 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

Mr. Keyes: Who says the author gave up the copyright? The book was published under a pseudonym. If your are saying that Sanders gave up the copyright wouldn't the same true for Galloway?
by Jackpot
April 2nd, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 51
Views: 16313

Re: reading vs video

I agree with him. However the irony of it all is he is telling us all that in a video! I don't find that ironic. If he wrote his opinion only those of us who already appreciate the written word would have access to his opinion. Using a video medium he might connect with some of those who rely too h...
by Jackpot
March 28th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

Do you plan on making any of this information publicly available? If you and others share in the cost it is a possibility. You can make donations here https://www.lybrary.com/donation-p-1019.html Can you please let us know the threshold in donations needed to make the information publicly available?
by Jackpot
March 4th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Searching for the Zen Spread
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: Searching for the Zen Spread

While I understand why everyone gets so fired up due to the amount of thievery that occurs on the internet, in this case I feel it is a little over the top. When you compare what he wrote about the Jack Parker issue, the OP remembered a lot about this particular issue Magicana. He had a better memor...
by Jackpot
February 12th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

The issue with the bra trick is not that it shows a bra, but that it is embarrassing to the female volunteer. Ditto for the version with panties. There are times when I know the trick will go over well. I had a friend who was one act in a drag show. You knew it was going to be a crazy crowd. So I s...
by Jackpot
February 10th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 93
Views: 5902

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Q. Kumber Wrote : "In 2010 I was at The Magic Castle and a magician asked me to show his lady companion a trick. When I'd finished, she said, 'Thank you for not doing the bunnies.'" To me, that comment is probably about as common as a 4-year old kid during the Holidays saying to his mum, ...
by Jackpot
February 10th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 93
Views: 5902

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Q. Kumber wrote:In 2010 I was at The Magic Castle and a magician asked me to show his lady companion a trick. When I'd finished, she said, "Thank you for not doing the bunnies."


Now that's a strong reaction!
by Jackpot
January 12th, 2018, 12:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Discussion: Your opinion on designer decks?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: Discussion: Your opinion on designer decks?

The problem with "unusual" decks is never the unusual style on the backs. But if the effect requires the spectator(s) to remember a selected card and the faces are confusing you have selected the wrong tool for the task. Using a standard face with any type of deck is always fine. This is e...
by Jackpot
December 25th, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

Oh, have you two stopped arguing? What a pity! Something to do with the Christmas spirit I suppose. Performer, you have enjoyed the back and forth of Mr. Keyes and Mr. Henderson. You almost seem to be waxing nostalgic. Perhaps the exchange is taking you back to a Punch and Judy show you once saw in...
by Jackpot
December 25th, 2017, 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas loot description thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1727

Re: Christmas loot description thread

A lump of coal. I'm using it for the final load in my chop cup routine.

Take that Santa!
by Jackpot
December 13th, 2017, 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

Below is a video that demonstrates the kind of lies i detest. Note that the performer (Osterlind) not only miscalls the page, but has the gall to TELL the volunteer which word she is thinking of! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYvmobtjsLw&sns=em Mr. Keyes, Would you be so kind as to identify a...
by Jackpot
December 13th, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

Below is a video that demonstrates the kind of lies i detest. Note that the performer (Osterlind) not only miscalls the page, but has the gall to TELL the volunteer which word she is thinking of! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYvmobtjsLw&sns=em Mr. Keyes, Would you be so kind as to identify a...
by Jackpot
December 12th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

performer's challenge sounds interesting. I wonder where Mr. Henderson's performance will fall on the Keyes Lying Scale. To be the most entertaining all the lies need to be allowed. To see what happens when none of the lies are allowed, mute the video to see just how entertaining magic can be withou...
by Jackpot
December 12th, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

performer wrote:All I can say after attempting to read the salient parts of this discussion is that there are lies and lies.


To be more precise, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." -- Benjamin Disraeli.

(Attributing this statement to Disraeli is possibly a lie.)
by Jackpot
December 10th, 2017, 1:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

Pondering the many thoughts that have been offered on this thread, it gave me a clearer understanding of why (in my opinion) the use of ordinary objects is very desirable in magic. I think that while people don't like being overtly lied to, they don't like to be deceived in general, whether or not ...
by Jackpot
December 10th, 2017, 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

Pondering the many thoughts that have been offered on this thread, it gave me a clearer understanding of why (in my opinion) the use of ordinary objects is very desirable in magic. I think that while people don't like being overtly lied to, they don't like to be deceived in general, whether or not ...
by Jackpot
December 9th, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

jkeyes1000 wrote:I think both I and Mr. Henderson have a sense of certainty. I acknowledge that there is no practical way of establishing a contention involving so many variables and so much subjective emotion.


Your acquiescence is admirable.
by Jackpot
December 9th, 2017, 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

1. Your understanding of the psychology of the audience is limited to the assumption that they just want to have a good time and don't really mind being lied to if it provides them a momentary diversion. 2. My belief is that people come to see a magic show to be impressed by a performer whose speci...
by Jackpot
December 9th, 2017, 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

Who is going to be impressed by a magician who needs to lie in order to saw a woman in half? "I'm sure many of you think you know the secret to this classic illusion, but I can assure you there is but one woman in the box." That is the stuff of Comedy, funny because it is the opposite of ...
by Jackpot
December 5th, 2017, 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

The issue Mr. Keyes initially raised is not without merit, and what he brought up is not entirely new ground. For example in Our Magic Devant wrote: "The bogus scientific explanation is an excellent excuse for a feat of magic, but it should always have a basis of probability -- or rather, possi...
by Jackpot
December 4th, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

In other words: don't try to "con" them. You can fool some of the people some of the time....But the ones that aren't fooled may very well whisper in their ears. Mr. Henderson has pointed to Geller and Randi a few times before. While Geller was doing his thing Randi didn't just whisper, h...
by Jackpot
December 3rd, 2017, 10:33 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: "Water Into REAL WINE" by John Keyes
Replies: 17
Views: 2276

Re: "Water Into REAL WINE" by John Keyes

If you offered any wine expert a glass of white wine dyed red they would be immediately getting “red flags” that what they are tasting and smelling should normally be a white wine. They would then look at the colour and see that the redness is from some sort of colouring agent added to the wine and...
by Jackpot
December 3rd, 2017, 9:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

As the curtain rose The Great Blandini said, "I can neither confirm nor deny that deception will be used during my performance this evening. Now that we have that out of the way, on with the show...." The next day when asked if he enjoyed the show, the audience member named Joe replied. &q...
by Jackpot
December 3rd, 2017, 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

Lies are a "let down". And people are going to find out about them, just as surely as they are going to eventually discover the moves and the mechanisms. If the magician is a poor performer people will find out almost immediately the moves, mechanisms and lies. If the performer is skilled...
by Jackpot
December 3rd, 2017, 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

performer wrote:Ah! I think we are getting somewhere now! I think one of the problems of this discussion is what constitutes a lie and what doesn't.


That has been a problem from the initial post and why some asked for a clear definition.
by Jackpot
December 2nd, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

Mr. Keyes, Compared to your initial post, your original position appears to have modified as the topic progressed. Originally you asked, "Is it really a good idea for magicians to lie to the audience? I think not." You were very black and white about lying. You also wrote something which s...
by Jackpot
December 2nd, 2017, 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6429
Views: 1974302

Re: ERDNASE

Mr. Mullins writes: "Again with the exaggerations... When you continue to repeat something so demonstrably, obviously wrong, it really dilutes the rest of your arguments." I agree with the above statement and would like to add: There are things about which I don't have much knowledge and i...
by Jackpot
December 1st, 2017, 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 25842

Re: Ennobling Magic

jkeyes1000 wrote:How will they know you are lying is the wrong question. How can you enhance their astonishment is the promary concern.


I absolutely agree. A magician should use the most effective of the methods which he is competent in using.

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