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by Brian Douglas
March 8th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Marketing Riddle Magic Book
Replies: 9
Views: 913

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: 509

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: 3386

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: 87
Views: 9125

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: 1126

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: 223
Views: 22569

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: 18
Views: 1749

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: 17
Views: 12861

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: 1774

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: 856

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: 856

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: 1774

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: 1774

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: 856

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: 856

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: 4
Views: 322

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: 18
Views: 1749

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: 4734

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: 4734

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: 4734

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: 4734

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: 4734

Re: Deaths in Magic

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by Brian Douglas
December 21st, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 4734

Re: Deaths in Magic

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by Brian Douglas
December 21st, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 4734

Re: Deaths in Magic

performer wrote:They put some horrible thing up my penis with no anaesthetic. I was screaming the place down. If I am daft enough to go back they will want to do it again. No thanks...................


Perhaps you sold them a Svengali deck when they were a kid...
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: 709

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: 440

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: 9
Views: 1126

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: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Help with Vapr replacement tips

That's awesome if you still have them.

I use the Vapr to make Behemoth smoke.

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by Brian Douglas
August 11th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Help with Vapr replacement tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

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: 9
Views: 1126

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: 685

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: 92
Views: 14123

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: 1565

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: 1565

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: 17212

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: 2583

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: 3620

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: 2184

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: 1996

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: 3134

Re: 3 Riddles

That was a rather weak answer for a riddle that had multiple possibilities...

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