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by Brian Douglas
November 18th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Copperfield's show on break
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: David Copperfield's show on break

14 days of self-quarantine and the show can go on....
by Brian Douglas
October 27th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Three-faced
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Three-faced

...5 if you allow for a vanish.
by Brian Douglas
October 26th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Three-faced
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Three-faced

... or H,T, and S 10 times each ;)
by Brian Douglas
October 26th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Three-faced
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: Three-faced

Interesting... but why not just use a 30 sided die with 10 divisions? IE: 1-3 repeated on the 30 sided die, or segement 1-10 = 1; 11-20=2; 21-30=3.

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by Brian Douglas
June 11th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Sites Showing as Not Secure
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Magic Sites Showing as Not Secure

http: uses protocol port 80 for access. The information sent/received could be read as plaintext unless some form of encapsulation is taking place. https: uses protocol port 443 and nothing is in plaintext. Thus not readable. To have https: requires more than just turning on port 443. The host must ...
by Brian Douglas
January 20th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Prompted to Do an Impromptu (Card Trick)
Replies: 52
Views: 5318

Re: Prompted to Do an Impromptu (Card Trick)

I say "I'll do you one better and show you how to do 3 tricks" and then perform/teach 3 self working tricks. If I have time to adjust the deck I'll do Pokers Players Picnic; but not teach them how that one works.
by Brian Douglas
January 13th, 2020, 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magician with animals
Replies: 23
Views: 4642

Re: Magician with animals

performer wrote:...Incidentally, I am quite convinced that cats are psychic. I don't know about squirrels though.



What about monkeycats?
by Brian Douglas
December 24th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 212
Views: 68278

Re: Royal road to card magic

three...
by Brian Douglas
December 24th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mark Lewis eBook - A Review
Replies: 61
Views: 11297

Re: Mark Lewis eBook - A Review

Just bought it.
by Brian Douglas
December 18th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Vernon Dossier - The One Time Vernon got into trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 2025

Re: The Vernon Dossier - The One Time Vernon got into trouble

Thanks for sharing.

We all have things in the past that we may not be too proud of...
by Brian Douglas
November 6th, 2019, 3:23 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 51
Views: 11287

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

This site has a large list of who was in the film. (with pictures)

https://www.aveleyman.com/FilmCredit.aspx?FilmID=29332

Marion is listed but no photo.
by Brian Douglas
October 21st, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is The Magic Warehouse out of business?
Replies: 8
Views: 4227

Re: Is The Magic Warehouse out of business?

I received an email flier from them yesterday ... and the site works for me.
by Brian Douglas
October 10th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)
Replies: 10
Views: 3518

Re: I Dream of Genii...(Genii Convention Report)

I can't get day 3 or 4 to play.
by Brian Douglas
September 15th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lot of Vintage Instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Lot of Vintage Instructions

Payment sent with mailing address.
by Brian Douglas
September 14th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lot of Vintage Instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Lot of Vintage Instructions

Did not receive.
by Brian Douglas
September 14th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Lot of Vintage Instructions
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Lot of Vintage Instructions

I'll take them. PayPal?
by Brian Douglas
August 18th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 28
Views: 10043

Re: Haptic illusion?

I'm currently in Bahrain and I'm trying to justify a quick flight to Germany...
by Brian Douglas
August 17th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 28
Views: 10043

Re: Haptic illusion?

I suppose Boretti's Deluxe version isn't available in the US?
by Brian Douglas
March 8th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Marketing Riddle Magic Book
Replies: 9
Views: 2875

Re: Marketing Riddle Magic Book

I'll give it a go. Puppets doing riddles seems like a good fit. $7 for fair use is 'fair'. ;)
by Brian Douglas
March 2nd, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sign of the Times
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Sign of the Times

Reminds me of "A Christmas Story" where Ralphie decodes the secret message from Little Orphan Annie.

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by Brian Douglas
February 16th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 27
Views: 5901

Re: Gravity Holdout

This is starting to sound like a Cheech and Chong sketch...
by Brian Douglas
February 12th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 13069

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Limited prints always cost more. Remember the cost of those college books?
by Brian Douglas
February 10th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with Vapr replacement tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Help with Vapr replacement tips

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M77DSRM/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Y2JT6rNuL.jpg I ordered 2 so that I would have a backup. I needed the original Vapr to have my puppet Behemoth smoke a cigar. This works beautifully and a fr...
by Brian Douglas
January 24th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 49198

Re: The Jerx Year Three

magicfish wrote:I also own every Richard Kaufman book except two, perhaps three, and have studied his texts for over 3 decades. .



Reminds me of the guy who orders a pizza with everything on it... but with no mushrooms, jalepeno's, onions....
by Brian Douglas
January 21st, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years
Replies: 34
Views: 6227

Re: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years

My book arrived today. I'll read through it tonight.
by Brian Douglas
January 16th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish
Replies: 19
Views: 21467

Re: Fortune Teller Miracle Fish

The Science Behind the Fish The Fortune Teller Fish is made of the same chemical used in disposable diapers: sodium polyacrylate. This special salt will grab onto any water molecules that it touches, changing the shape of the molecule. As the molecules change shape, so does the shape of the fish. If...
by Brian Douglas
January 13th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Website for buy and sell used magic?
Replies: 11
Views: 5311

Re: Website for buy and sell used magic?

SME has a forum called SME Talk. That is where the moderators point discussions (even helpful ones) to prevent people from bringing their sale to the front page constantly. The best way around it if you don't want to join the SME Talk (I find it too dry) is to send the person a PM and just post &quo...
by Brian Douglas
January 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Number Dice from National Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Number Dice from National Magic

If you wish to make your own this it the cubes I use.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JG ... UTF8&psc=1

These are the metal corners I attach to dress up the props.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075Z ... UTF8&psc=1
by Brian Douglas
January 13th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Number Dice from National Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Number Dice from National Magic

It works best with teenagers. They have a better grasp of math but still can have fun with the dice (I use 3" wooden cubes). It's my Smart Brain against their Smart Phones. With the 8 die set I can have more participants involved and with the energy of teenagers they make it entertaining. It's ...
by Brian Douglas
January 12th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Website for buy and sell used magic?
Replies: 11
Views: 5311

Re: Website for buy and sell used magic?

I endorse it... for what it's worth. I like that I can look at the sellers profile to verify they actually exist and have been around for awhile. I've seen some people trying to abuse the system but the moderators needle them out. I have never had an issue with a seller. Years ago I had to be vetted...
by Brian Douglas
January 12th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Website for buy and sell used magic?
Replies: 11
Views: 5311

Re: Website for buy and sell used magic?

what he said...
by Brian Douglas
January 11th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Number Dice from National Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Yes, that is the one I do with a base of 80 instead of 50.
by Brian Douglas
January 11th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Number Dice from National Magic
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Sounds like Heaths Deciphering Dice.

http://www.confettiandlaceweddings.co.u ... -2921.html

I made my own from 3' wooden cubes so that they can be seen better when performing for a group.
by Brian Douglas
January 8th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Nonsense in Mentalisim
Replies: 14
Views: 5606

Re: Nonsense in Mentalisim

Don't blame the ponytail...
by Brian Douglas
January 8th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years
Replies: 34
Views: 6227

Re: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years

I ordered. They deliver to APO/FPO's too!
by Brian Douglas
December 30th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 6544

Re: Deaths in Magic

Both personalities have always been there from the beginning. You just didn't realise it. It is just that one personality had a higher profile since in this harsh world it had to protect and in some cases over protect the other more vulnerable one. https://i.imgur.com/pKfnDWN.gif Well, in Toronto t...
by Brian Douglas
December 29th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 6544

Re: Deaths in Magic

Never doubted your survival.
by Brian Douglas
December 24th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 6544

Re: Deaths in Magic

Mark will have an additional three visitors late tonight. If you close your eyes and imagine him laying in his bed you can almost hear Mark uttering 'Bah, Humbug'. Are you referring to the 3 wise guys? Years ago I did a parody of Mark as Scrooge. Jolly Roger was the Ghost of Christmas Past and Paul...
by Brian Douglas
December 24th, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 6544

Re: Deaths in Magic

Mark will have an additional three visitors late tonight. If you close your eyes and imagine him laying in his bed you can almost hear Mark uttering 'Bah, Humbug'.
by Brian Douglas
December 22nd, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 6544

Re: Deaths in Magic

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