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by Jackpot
July 15th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Mere Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: A Mere Puzzle

I have always understood "mere puzzle" as a reference to the quality of the performance of a magic trick. If you are performing magic you want the trick to be something other than a puzzle. As an example, the "puzzler" does a double turn over, turns the two cards face down, then ...
by Jackpot
June 27th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Balloon Twisting Magic
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

It's very interesting to see what a wonderful magical effect can be achieve with a simple balloon and a sheet! (And, of course, a good shomanship). As magicians we love methods. To the extent that we sometimes overlook solid effects because the method is "beneath us". In this video the re...
by Jackpot
June 27th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Balloon Twisting Magic
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

Thank you Paco. That was wonderful.
by Jackpot
June 27th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Balloon Twisting Magic
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: Balloon Twisting Magic

"Balloon Twisting MAGIC!" by Jim Gerrish looks interesting and like it can add some additional uses to these very commercial props. Paco's link requires permission to view so I couldn't see it. Since the start of COVID-19 I've not been making balloons for others. I do make a few to keep in...
by Jackpot
June 9th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Now at Auction, Instant Library
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Now at Auction, Instant Library

I can't help but notice "WANTED OLRAM FILES" in CAPS... At least make sure it is something implemented across the board. I always feel like I am the only one slapped on the back of the hand here... Christopher 1979, You are not the only one on the Genii Forum who has gotten the back of hi...
by Jackpot
March 28th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: For chapped hands.
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Re: For chapped hands.

...Vernon swore by RoseWater... Chapstick, works.... Jack Chanin used ear wax (!).... Chet... coconut oil... Neutrogina.... And many other choices have been shared. Let us not forget: "He was meticulous about his hands. After spending months together, his wife realized that the "medicine&...
by Jackpot
February 9th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 2619

Re: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away

"In an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1974, Bean recounted the source of his new name. He credited its origin to a piano player named Val at "Hurley's Log Cabin", a restaurant and nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts, where he had once performed. According to Be...
by Jackpot
January 8th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzqPiVCtD94 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4YOHq1Wr4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNTAcy1nBy0 I thought this discussion was about morals, ethics and integrity pertaining to magic. Imagine my surprise when cooking entered the discussion. I pulled my copy of The ...
by Jackpot
January 8th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Oakland Lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Oakland Lecture

For those in the NorCal area who have not seen Brad in action, he's a superb performer and magician. Carpe diem. You are correct Jeffrey Cowan and your advise was right on the mark. Brad performed excellent magic, and shared thought provoking material and ideas last night in Oakland. Time and money...
by Jackpot
January 6th, 2020, 11:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

1) Legitimately purchases a marketed trick, performs it, then explains/teaches it on video. 2) Shows a previously televised performance, praises it, then offers an explanation of its method on video, usually praising the performance again. 1) If XX purchases a marketed trick he has the right to per...
by Jackpot
January 6th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

The magic XX reveals that he has not bought legitimately are performances from others on TV. Now we can have a discussion about that practice, but let's stop calling this man a thief. He is not. The people who steal acts or manufacture without consent are the thieves and the ones that deserve your ...
by Jackpot
January 5th, 2020, 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

There is a built-in antagonism that blinds any thoughtful consideration of what XX is saying. The antagonism is not built-in. It is based on his statements and stated goals. Artistically speaking, are individuals like XX not what has pushed other arts forward? No, individuals like him are not what ...
by Jackpot
January 3rd, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Oakland Lecture
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Oakland Lecture

I'm looking forward to the lecture and seeing you there.
by Jackpot
January 3rd, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Too Perfect Theory
Replies: 171
Views: 12922

Re: The Too Perfect Theory

chetday wrote:.... I keep these signed cards at home for months (sometimes years)....


Chet, thank you for sharing. This is awesome. It reminds me of a Brad Burt card to wallet or card to impossible location I read somewhere. I hope none of your family or friends loose the magic by stumbling upon this post.
by Jackpot
December 26th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A tv appearance
Replies: 14
Views: 1481

Re: A tv appearance

Brad Henderson wrote:I actually teach a trick....

I'm looking forward to hearing your lecture at the Oakland Magic Circle meeting on Tuesday, January 7th. I expect you'll do much more than teach tricks. You'll challenge us all to reflect and expand our thinking. See you then.
by Jackpot
December 11th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 74
Views: 32249

Re: reading vs video

MagicbyAlfred wrote:I'm guessing he didn't read much in the way of magic books. Turned out OK, though, n'est-ce pas?


Are you suggesting he learned from watching videos?
by Jackpot
November 24th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Shell protectors for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Shell protectors for sale

Richard Kaufman wrote:Why would someone need this?

If you have to ask you don't need it.
by Jackpot
November 19th, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: On The Slant
Replies: 37
Views: 5655

Re: On The Slant

I know Walter Gibson wrote it up in some book or other. That is where I first learned it when I was about 16 years old. However, it can also be found in my favourite Bruce Elliott book "Magic---100 New Tricks" I am astonished that nobody has every mentioned it or shown it to me in 60 year...
by Jackpot
October 20th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 14048

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

^
Excellent point. Mr. Henderson's initial posts in this thread were, to be kind, provocative. He has been backing away from his initial tone as the thread has progressed. It's too bad that he has alienated many, what he has written since then makes sense.
by Jackpot
July 27th, 2019, 1:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Mr. Ross,

Thank you for pointing out what Mr. Henderson wrote after my post, but it does not answer my question. Can you please tell me what you think? Do you consider what XX does to be the same as what Penn & Teller did? I am simply trying to better understand your position.
by Jackpot
July 26th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

So when audiences watch Penn & Teller perform the second half of their cups and balls routine, they "lose the magic moment they experienced" moments before, and they feel "cheated and disappointed?" An "observed truth" does not mean it's the only truth. Mr. Ross, d...
by Jackpot
July 26th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What kind of dealing grips are you using?
Replies: 14
Views: 2112

Re: What kind of dealing grips are you using?

I'm not sure, but perhaps Mr. Kaufman was referring to St. James's Theatre which opened in 1835, and was closed and demolished in 1957 http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/StJamesTheatre.htm The upstart St. James Theatre opened in 2012 in a different location. (I notice that the first sentence of the last p...
by Jackpot
July 23rd, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

The original performers and creators have shown invention, creativity and art. XX has not contributed anything original or distinct. He offers nothing except that which he has stolen. He has not behaved ethically nor has he done anything artistic.
by Jackpot
July 15th, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

To Mr. Ross: I have also watched a few of the videos and don't speak the language used in the videos. I have seen teaching videos and these are not teaching videos. XX is not going into enough depth to be teaching. He is simply revealing and exposing. Teaching is much harder and time consuming. He i...
by Jackpot
July 13th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 31876

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

The link originally posted took me to a YouTube channel with 73,000 subscribers out of the 7.7 billion inhabitants of Earth. While I understand Mr. Gilbert's concern, his abilities and accomplishments as a magician would indicate that our time is better spent creating, practicing, performing and ent...
by Jackpot
March 30th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 10478

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

If Mr. Lawrence actually worked with the animals, on the show in general, and was present at the performance in which the incident occurred his statements would not be "pure conjecture". While his motivations can be questioned, his statements are an informed opinion.
by Jackpot
March 21st, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

But an important distinction is that there is no award for Best Sound Editing by a Person with Ovaries. Technical awards are genderless. ;) I'm only guessing, but I suspect that has to do with who's seen on the big screen. While you see the actors (both male and female), you don't see the technical...
by Jackpot
March 19th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

1) if attached to a name, ‘cardman’ offers no additional information not already conveyed by the name - in all but rare situations. This would depend on the name. If we do not limit our selves to traditional male names like Frank, the rare situations you refer to are not as rare as one would think....
by Jackpot
March 6th, 2019, 11:37 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

1) no one —- NO ONE —— is or has suggested that someone cannot call themselves whatever they please. In spite of you insisting to assert this straw man, it is not nor has it ever been the issue This is not a straw man. From the beginning Mr. Ross has wanted to eliminate "cardman" from our...
by Jackpot
March 6th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Jackpot - you claim the change in language won’t matter - if so, then why are you so resistant to it? I’m curious your answer to the simple questions: what is gained by keeping the inaccurate and irrelevant term ‘cardmen’ - what is lost by abandoning it? Because the term cardman is not the problem....
by Jackpot
March 6th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Jackpot, I wonder if you have ever taught anything yourself. Have you taught children? Language is extremely important when teaching. Should I continue to use male pronouns when referring to robots during my classes? Or is that something that doesn't merit any attention because there are other sexi...
by Jackpot
March 5th, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

I believe you are being intentionally obtuse here, as the point has been made several times that it is not a problem to refer to an individual who identifies as a man as such, but rather it is problematic to refer to the collection of people who performs card tricks as "cardmen," as that ...
by Jackpot
March 5th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Speaking as you are as an expert on why women make choices they do? Mr. Henderson, while others have, I have not claimed to be a spokesman for women. I have taught magic to young people for over 30 years. I have had several young females tell me they loved magic but never thought they could be a ma...
by Jackpot
March 4th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

There are many reasons women are less attracted to card magic than men are. The term "cardman" when referring to a man who does card tricks is not one of them.
by Jackpot
March 4th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick
Replies: 37
Views: 4997

Re: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick

Nice. So you substitute any necessary lapping with artful ditching on the offbeat, I take it? Thanks for sharing! No lapping is necessary. The invisible coins which were not selected are picked up one at a time and put back in my pocket(s). The first invisible coin I pick up is the finger palmed co...
by Jackpot
March 4th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick
Replies: 37
Views: 4997

Re: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick

Yes! Another great one, but only if seated at a table. Or perhaps you've figured ways around that? (If so, I would love to hear.) I like your idea of allowing the spectator to keep the coin they imagined into existence. That makes it magical. In a situation where a table is unavailable I have one o...
by Jackpot
March 3rd, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick
Replies: 37
Views: 4997

Re: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick

Since I usually carry the setup with me, John Bannon's Ion Man - his version of Max Maven's Positive/Negative. (I am not and do not aspire to be a pro, but that would end with them having a business card/souvenir to take along.) Barring that, I think a brief one-coin routine. I like "Fading Co...
by Jackpot
February 22nd, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

RK referred to Hollingworth as "one of the best card men in the world." The plural implies that there is a current category of cardmen, distinct and separate from card magicians. I thought Mr. Kaufman was implying that Mr. Hollingworth's card work was outstanding. I did not realize the tr...
by Jackpot
February 22nd, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Contrary to what others seem to be trying to pigeonhole me into, I am not trying to protect female professional card magicians from being offended by the term. No, mainly I fear it is up and coming female and male card magicians who will see the term used contemporaneously and repeatedly in a serio...
by Jackpot
February 22nd, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33820

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

jackpot, this thread was started by pointing out the irony of using an outdated male-specific term to describe card magicians in a Genii issue with a female card magician on the cover. It's great that there are female magicians on the cover of Genii, but it does not obviate the consideration of lan...

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