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by Jackpot
May 13th, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 47
Views: 3737

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

While we have differing opinions about this matter it's important to keep track of dates: Oct. 1, 2014: Date of the article that appeared in Money provided by Performer July 22, 2015: Date of Washington State case ruling from the article provided by erdnasephile Feb. 14, 2017: Kickstarter project la...
by Jackpot
May 13th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 47
Views: 3737

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

No it isn’t. Kickstarter isn’t a webshop. You are not buying stuff there. It is a crowdfunding site, where you invest in interesting projects and gamble that it comes to fruition. It is far less ”thievery” than most other gambling. Just to add to the discussion--perhaps there is more legal liabilit...
by Jackpot
May 13th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 47
Views: 3737

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

[quote="Richard Kaufman"]I would not say that Dave is acting like a thief ... how do thieves act? That's subjective. I think he's gotten himself into a mess and doesn't know what to do about it. That might be bad judgement or stupidity rather than thievery.[/quite] With all due respect, ye...
by Jackpot
May 13th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 47
Views: 3737

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

but at the end of the day, IMHO, if you take money and don't deliver what is promised, it's still thieving. No it isn’t. Kickstarter isn’t a webshop. You are not buying stuff there. It is a crowdfunding site, where you invest in interesting projects and gamble that it comes to fruition. It is far l...
by Jackpot
May 8th, 2018, 1:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: The Svengali Deck

Since it easy enough to duplicate all the standard effects of the Svengali with a normal pack, including the all the same gag, it's always seemed pointless to me to carry a special deck (unless of course you're selling them). To a limited extent, yes. Some things similar to the standard Svengali ef...
by Jackpot
May 6th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: 26,337 views!
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: 26,337 views!

At this rate you'll soon surpass the number of views that the Erdanse thread has accumulated!
by Jackpot
May 6th, 2018, 12:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Svengali Deck
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: The Svengali Deck

I've had good reactions using a routine based mostly on "How Right You Are" by Ganson. It works well with the rough-smooth deck version, but you can't show all the cards being the same. With a Svengali deck version I've gotten great reactions showing all the cards being the same as the fin...
by Jackpot
May 6th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Topit Thievery
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Topit Thievery

Richard Kaufman wrote:I know a magician in New York who used to use the Topit at the grocery store.

What did he do when he got to checkout?
by Jackpot
May 6th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

Re: ERDNASE

The authors of the article that Chris refers to would be amongst the first to say that their techniques must be modified according to the quality of the images being examined. I think Chris is right to advise "common sense". It is simply a matter of doing the best we can with what evidenc...
by Jackpot
May 5th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

Re: ERDNASE

I assume that the pictures used in this study were of the modern (digital) kind. Such resolution is impossible to attain in poorly reproduced lithographs or offset prints of photographs taken in 1912 (or whenever it was). You can't blame Chris for that now--can you? Such scrutiny as the cited artic...
by Jackpot
May 4th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

Re: ERDNASE

http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~vmp93/Conference_pub/WACV2016_CFP.pdf I'm not sure this article applies to your argument. This is about the comparisons of the front of the face to it's profile, but your examples compare the face to "mostly the back of the head". The article also relied on the...
by Jackpot
May 4th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

Re: ERDNASE

Or what about two photos where it is for a six year old visible that all the features line up? I hope this is a figure of speech. I have literally -- not figuratively -- worked with over a 1,000 six year olds. Many things which are "visible" to a six year old are not real. Relying on the ...
by Jackpot
May 2nd, 2018, 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

Re: ERDNASE

Pointless and utterly uninformed drivel? Then why has nobody taken up my challenge, to select a passage from the gambling section of EATCT that we can all agree took more time and more effort to write than a passage from the magic section? That, I firmly believe, is quite pointed and well informed....
by Jackpot
April 24th, 2018, 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

Re: ERDNASE

I would rather style someone a "zealot" for advocating Sanders because he "could have lied about his height", or "could have fibbed about needing the money" or "could have scrambled his name into "Erdnase" because he had experimented with anagrams",...
by Jackpot
April 24th, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

Re: ERDNASE

This is quite in line with the modern scientific method, and ought not to be disparaged, as it makes his passionate critics seem like religious folks reviling Evolution. No critic has disparaged the modern scientific method. People who applied tests to a weak hypothesis have been criticized, badger...
by Jackpot
April 23rd, 2018, 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

Re: ERDNASE

All practitioners of logic will admit that they can be wrong. I have seen Chris concede this many times. I must have missed something.... can you point out a few examples? I am much too lazy to re-read this dreadfully boring thread in order to quote Chris saying that he can be wrong, but I have cer...
by Jackpot
April 21st, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 16636

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 16636

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: 6777
Views: 1992831

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: 1199

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: 1034

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: 6314

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: 6314

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: 946

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: 26418

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: 1838

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: 26418

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: 26418

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...

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