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by Brian Douglas
November 26th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: who pays "re-shipping" cost on lost items?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: who pays "re-shipping" cost on lost items?

I dunno... seems the risk you take when ordering outside the country without insurance of tracking. I would have asked for tracking myself. The fact that they are willing to resend sounds like good customer service to me. One thing you may wish to consider is that the mail service has been backlogge...
by Brian Douglas
August 30th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Banachek on the JRE Podcast
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Banachek on the JRE Podcast

People talk to magicians everyday... and then they pay for the pizza.
by Brian Douglas
August 13th, 2018, 10:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with Vapr replacement tips
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Help with Vapr replacement tips

Jack Shalom wrote:Hmmm...Your wonderful puppet Behemoth looks awfully familiar, Brian. Tribute to a devious friend?



I'm a huge Russian Literature fan. Behemoth is a 'cat' from The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.

He is but one of many ;)
by Brian Douglas
August 13th, 2018, 12:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with Vapr replacement tips
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Help with Vapr replacement tips

That's awesome if you still have them.

I use the Vapr to make Behemoth smoke.

Image
by Brian Douglas
August 11th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with Vapr replacement tips
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Help with Vapr replacement tips

I bought mine used off of an auction site on FB. It worked when I first received it. I find it odd that every magic shop is offering replacement coils but offer no instructions...
by Brian Douglas
August 7th, 2018, 11:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with Vapr replacement tips
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Re: Help with Vapr replacement tips

A lot of magic shops are now selling the replacement heat coil, but do not offer instructions on how to install it. The existing coil is connected by 2 wires which I cannot see where they connect. A lot of people on forums are asking the same question so it must be a common concern. Has anyone chang...
by Brian Douglas
July 31st, 2018, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uppity Vents
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: Uppity Vents

Yes, but could you see their lips moving?
by Brian Douglas
July 9th, 2018, 1:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 75
Views: 10346

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

They deleted the thread over on the big green with all the complaints. From my understanding, Kickstarter is a donation site which may offer kickbacks if a project is met. I've donated before but never to something that offered a kickback. Life sometimes gets in the way, but I would have taken a equ...
by Brian Douglas
July 1st, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP, CC
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: RIP, CC

What always boggled my mind was that a site designed for creative colorful people... punishes people for being creative and colorful... However, I did get the chance to know some of those creative colorful people over in NVMS, which was refreshing from the collection of experts that have never perfo...
by Brian Douglas
July 1st, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP, CC
Replies: 16
Views: 1353

Re: RIP, CC

Not Very Magical, Still... Ah' I had 100's of posts deleted from that section, and quite a few edited to change my meaning as well (by the Mods). The good folks over there were kind enough to provide me with a lifetime ban. If you are not buying (or drinking the Kool Aid) they don't want you there. ...
by Brian Douglas
April 27th, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 16316

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

performer wrote: Who is Ronnie McLeod?



Who's John Galt?
by Brian Douglas
June 24th, 2017, 4:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Convention Session Etiquette?
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Convention Session Etiquette?

When I meet new people (my last job we had a new rotation of military every 6 months) I would perform 6 tricks for them. Three that I would explain, and three that I would not. The three would explain were basic introductions to magic tricks; such as the 21 card trick, a story trick with 4 Jacks, an...
by Brian Douglas
May 22nd, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Just Had a Root Canal: How's YOUR Day Going?
Replies: 20
Views: 3330

Re: I Just Had a Root Canal: How's YOUR Day Going?

Two weeks ago, while in the Philippines, I had a molar removed. At the same time I had my teeth cleaned and 2 cavities filled. The fun started while the dentist was removing my molar and it broke (crown came off). He had to drill away part of my jaw bone get at the roots. Five hours later and a seco...
by Brian Douglas
May 1st, 2017, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strange Inheritance magic episode tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Re: Strange Inheritance magic episode tonight

Here you go...

https://youtu.be/6oGFT5eFelc?list=PLv1q ... Ijhxu-8dEm

Never mind, that is just another preview.
by Brian Douglas
April 30th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Probability Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: Probability Question

The probability will be 50 - 50. Either it will happen or it won't.


Everything else is horseshoes and hand grenades.
by Brian Douglas
April 29th, 2017, 5:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3 Riddles
Replies: 17
Views: 2840

Re: 3 Riddles

That was a rather weak answer for a riddle that had multiple possibilities...
by Brian Douglas
April 28th, 2017, 2:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3 Riddles
Replies: 17
Views: 2840

Re: 3 Riddles

About how long will it be until then? I think this is the key to solving number 3 but I may be wrong. That phase sits awkward. I have a possible solution, but it is a solution with me taking a lot of liberties with the scenario. I just hope it doesn't turn out that the blind man is robbing him,that...
by Brian Douglas
April 28th, 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3 Riddles
Replies: 17
Views: 2840

Re: 3 Riddles

The first two were easy, the pickle one is rather abstract but I'm still working on it.
by Brian Douglas
April 24th, 2017, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Psychedelic Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Psychedelic Magic

I was piqued until I read that you blow into a tube to rotate the device. That prevents it from being used as a prop.
by Brian Douglas
April 20th, 2017, 6:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Like a Weed that Keeps Growing Back
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

Re: Like a Weed that Keeps Growing Back

That reminds me, I'm going to be publishing my new book "The Lives of a Showguy" next week. It's an incredible tale about how I started out over 50 years ago. Hard to pull that one off as I'm only 50 but that is just one my impossibilities that I have achieved. Next month I will releasing ...
by Brian Douglas
April 15th, 2017, 12:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire
Replies: 31
Views: 5499

Re: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire

really, my decision not to buy something i don't need or want from someone who has a history of what many considered unethical choices will bring the wrath of karma? nice try. you have some dirt of something on your nose there Huh? Karma has no wrath. The decision to or not to is not Karma but rath...
by Brian Douglas
April 15th, 2017, 4:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire
Replies: 31
Views: 5499

Re: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire

Playing Devil's Advocate for Karma:

Karma had nothing to do with his warehouse burning down and I'm pretty confident that he had insurance.

Karma comes into play when you decide to or not to buy his discount vouchers and the energy you put into that process.
by Brian Douglas
April 12th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: More on Bob Cassidy
Replies: 6
Views: 3574

Re: More on Bob Cassidy

I'm intrigued. I do a lot of routines based upon images myself.
by Brian Douglas
March 25th, 2017, 1:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Joto - a robotic drawing board on Kickstarter
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: Joto - a robotic drawing board on Kickstarter

Yeah... I see this being hacked when put in use. With amusing and not so amusing outcomes.
by Brian Douglas
March 4th, 2017, 12:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 14277

Re: Magicians Documentary

Unfortunately here in the U.S. if you get old and are still poor, god help you. There's no national health care on your way to getting old, and once you get there, Medicare isn't great. There is no real concept of a public dole to retire on, not even a small one. Social security will only continue ...
by Brian Douglas
February 27th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 37715

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

Depression is like a heavy weight on your chest. It can wake you from a sound sleep. You may appear to be functioning well by others, but one aspect of your life may be in constant failure and that is all that you can focus on. To the casual observer it may not even be noted. Depression is to sadnes...
by Brian Douglas
February 25th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 37715

Re: Daryl Committed Suicide at The Magic Castle

Repeat a lie long enough and it becomes true... well it does if you are a news agency.

Fact checking is no longer a part of news reporting.

Remember all the news reports about Deez Nuts?

All the news agencies were repeating what they heard from each other.
by Brian Douglas
February 25th, 2017, 10:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 37715

Re: Daryl Committed Suicide at The Magic Castle

I only knew him through his DVD's; specifically the 3 card Monte.

I recall his optimism and dedication to repetitiveness (muscle memory). I applied that concept to a lot of my routines.
by Brian Douglas
February 25th, 2017, 9:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 37715

Daryl Commited Suicide at The Magic Castle

I'm waiting for the facts to come out. TMZ is more concerned about getting hits on their site instead of posting facts.

For the rest, fact checking unfortunately went out the window a long time ago.
by Brian Douglas
February 22nd, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention
Replies: 23
Views: 3736

Re: Man plummets 25ft @ Blackpool convention

Since when has Blackpool hosted the Darwin Awards?
by Brian Douglas
February 1st, 2017, 1:33 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Valentine on Supergirl
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Re: Steve Valentine on Supergirl

Lunapic will do it for you free. You can either upload from an URL or your computer. Next, click on Imgur and it will provide you a link to post.

http://www168.lunapic.com/editor/
by Brian Douglas
December 31st, 2016, 3:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hahahahahahahah
Replies: 11
Views: 1778

Re: Hahahahahahahah

I couldn't find The Onion logo on the site...
by Brian Douglas
December 25th, 2016, 5:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why more women don't go to magic clubs
Replies: 37
Views: 3605

Re: Why more women don't go to magic clubs

These are not Victorian times, and women are not delicate little fragile flowers who need to be sheltered from all that is crude or offensive. Maybe not. But most of the female magicians I know have a sizeable collection of unwanted d*ck pics. The amount in my collection is zero. How many in your c...
by Brian Douglas
December 25th, 2016, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why more women don't go to magic clubs
Replies: 37
Views: 3605

Re: Why more women don't go to magic clubs

Agreed. I was discussing this subject with some Airmen just a short time ago. I did some magic for them and taught them some basic card tricks. I stressed that you never want to embarrass your volunteers and if anyone has to be the buffoon let it be yourself. Getting a laugh at the expense of anothe...
by Brian Douglas
December 25th, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why more women don't go to magic clubs
Replies: 37
Views: 3605

Re: Why more women don't go to magic clubs

The silk to bra springs to mind...
by Brian Douglas
December 25th, 2016, 3:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What'd ya'll get?
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: What'd ya'll get?

A large credit card bill.
by Brian Douglas
December 25th, 2016, 5:02 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Young psychic impresses
Replies: 30
Views: 5782

Re: Young psychic impresses

Were you just providing free readings at the moment or did you sense something from that one individual prior to doing a reading?
by Brian Douglas
December 25th, 2016, 4:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Finger Chopper - method?
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Re: Finger Chopper - method?

Richard Kaufman wrote:These were originally put out by Vienna Magic.
You squeeze both sides just below the hole while pulling the blade upward.



EXPOSURE! ;)
by Brian Douglas
December 25th, 2016, 4:33 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Young psychic impresses
Replies: 30
Views: 5782

Re: Young psychic impresses

Mark,

Have you ever refused a payment after a reading?
by Brian Douglas
December 25th, 2016, 4:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ho Ho Ho from The Chief Genii
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: Ho Ho Ho from The Chief Genii

You too.

I'm working today as to give Fred the day off to spend with his family.

I don't mind as I get to eat turkey with the works all day for free.

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