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by AJM
October 16th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 42
Views: 7627

Re: Charlie Miller Book

Still waiting...
by AJM
October 14th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Another magic and Psychology article but this time... animal psych,
Replies: 18
Views: 523

Re: Another magic and Psychology article but this time... animal psych,

Further, Gali-Gali "carried a card from the Royal S.P.C.A. of England, certifying that no cruelty, only dexterity is used in handling the baby chicks. And while appearing in New York City, the local S.P.C.A. would send an officer each week to pick up the chicks, and retire them to a farm."...
by AJM
October 9th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Boris Wild Kills on Fool Us
Replies: 16
Views: 1419

Re: Boris Wild Kills on Fool Us

A version of the effect could be achieved with one of these: -

https://www.card-shark.de/TheDestinyDeck/

(In conjunction with Joe's magic coat of course)

Andrew
by AJM
October 9th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Boris Wild Kills on Fool Us
Replies: 16
Views: 1419

Re: Boris Wild Kills on Fool Us

How about a double-decker Phoenix Deck with a repeating 2 of Spades as the rear card?

(The red cards being used don’t look like Bikes).

I don’t own one of these decks - could you put one in the hands of a spectator?

Andrew
by AJM
October 9th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 42
Views: 7627

Re: Charlie Miller Book

Currently awaiting Charlie’s arrival to the UK...
by AJM
October 8th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 66
Views: 2724

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

The Miracle Poker Machine and documentation on eBay (link provided above by Erdnasephile) is still available after failing to sell on two previous occasions.

Anyone willing to bet $300 to find out if it still works?

(It’s not mine by the way).

Andrew
by AJM
October 5th, 2020, 4:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scottish Card Expert Eddie McColl's VLOG
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Scottish Card Expert Eddie McColl's VLOG

Matthew Field wrote:Eddie is a thoughtful, expert card handler.


I agree.
by AJM
October 1st, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Ebay Listings for Rare Karl Fulves Publications
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: New Ebay Listings for Rare Karl Fulves Publications

They are very well hidden.

:-)

Andrew
by AJM
September 29th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?
Replies: 89
Views: 4048

Re: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?

I've been having a look for 'list' type apps that have the functionality required however I've drawn a blank so far.

May be better with a database app where an indexed table (or tables) could be created and a query written to extract the required record when the inputs have been entered.

Andrew
by AJM
September 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?
Replies: 89
Views: 4048

Re: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?

Peek a card in a nano-second.

Pore over a crib sheet with coded entries for twenty minutes or so (at least if my eyesight is anything to go by) while asking the spectators to chat amongst themselves.

:-)
by AJM
September 28th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?
Replies: 89
Views: 4048

Re: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?

This is going to be next to impossible to achieve seamlessly with either brute force memory or mnemonics (unless you are someone like Dominic O'Brien) Using a crib sheet, a 'Miracle Poker Machine' type calculator or an app that does some sort of VLOOKUP on an indexed list is only going to detract f...
by AJM
September 28th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?
Replies: 89
Views: 4048

Re: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?

This is going to be next to impossible to achieve seamlessly with either brute force memory or mnemonics (unless you are someone like Dominic O'Brien) Using a crib sheet, a 'Miracle Poker Machine' type calculator or an app that does some sort of VLOOKUP on an indexed list is only going to detract fr...
by AJM
September 22nd, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?
Replies: 89
Views: 4048

Re: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?

I’m sure Colm Mulcahy (Mathematical Card Magic) or Professor Arthur Benjamin would be able to help if you can track ‘em down.

Andrew
by AJM
September 20th, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 66
Views: 2724

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

There's one on ebay now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Mendoza-Miracle-Poker-Machine/184454902200?hash=item2af25e71b8:g:6bwAAOSwRxBfZnKd The seller is unsure if it works...who is willing to bet $300 plus on an old calculator? Incidentally, I’m not sure a device with A, J, Q, K & suit stickers o...
by AJM
September 15th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 1966

Re: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz

Alternative Card Magic can also be found in Card Zones, the compilation book put out by Martin Breese a number of years ago.

Andrew
by AJM
September 1st, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2379

Re: 3MW

Exactly Jon - I had exactly the same thought.
by AJM
September 1st, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2379

Re: 3MW

I wouldn’t say the expression to ‘zhuzh up’ something was uncommon in this part of the world. Or to give something a bit of ‘va va voom’ as they say in France.

Interesting to hear it comes from Polari. And first time I’ve seen the word written down.

Andrew
by AJM
August 31st, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2379

Re: 3MW

Mr Maven - how bona to vada your dolly old eek. Polari came out of the closet, as it were, in the early 60's on the British radio show Round the Horne when Kenneth Williams (from the British Carry On films) and Hugh Paddick, in their characters of Julian and Sandy, used it to converse with one anoth...
by AJM
August 19th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Nonsense in Mentalisim
Replies: 14
Views: 4912

Re: Nonsense in Mentalisim

I suspecting Longtimelurker will going back to lurking long time before soon.
by AJM
August 16th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free
Replies: 18
Views: 1574

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

Let me guess:

Zabrecky
Shoot Ogawa
Jon Armstrong
Hannibal
by AJM
August 15th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 5037

Re: Multum im Parvo

Brad Jeffers wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:The set Stephen Frye uses is 5 glasses, not the 4 that are currently sold. I think 5 is much better.
That is a Mephisto-Huis set.
Andy Martin will have one up for auction on the 19th of this month.


Erm, looks like he won’t...
by AJM
August 15th, 2020, 6:31 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 5037

Re: Multum im Parvo

Tom Moore wrote:Watch this space.... we will be making a very relevant announcement in about a weeks time!


And???
by AJM
August 12th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic in Sparks video
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Magic in Sparks video

Now, I’ve always liked Sparks but, based on this effort, I am willing to change my opinion.

Andrew
by AJM
August 5th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 5037

Re: Multum im Parvo

I suspect the QI elves sourced the set used by Stephen Fry from either the Davenports or Magic Circle archives.

Andrew
by AJM
July 29th, 2020, 3:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 9725

Re: Fool US

I saw what you did there Bill...
by AJM
July 29th, 2020, 2:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 213
Views: 64037

Re: Royal road to card magic

Rolandi wrote:The hard backed printed copy of the Annotated Royal Road to Card Magic is now up and running. It is one hell of a book.


Oh dear, he’s back...
by AJM
July 28th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Second Issue of Hocus Pocus Comic YOURS FOR FREE
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: Second Issue of Hocus Pocus Comic YOURS FOR FREE

Alternatively, copies may be purchased - which may help ensure future issues are published.

:)
by AJM
July 24th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Dang!
by AJM
July 23rd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Some folks believe that wearing a helmet fashioned out of tin foil will protect them from all of life’s ills, including the government’s thought control experiments.

Never tried it myself you understand, a friend told me about it...
by AJM
July 23rd, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1294

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Tom Stone gets the prize. Can no one recognize a bit of levity?


We’re not allowed levity these days - some shrinking violets may be offended and we can’t have that.
by AJM
July 20th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: The Magic Crossword

Good attempt, Pix, that would work. The answer in this case is: Enchanter Two hands dealt is E and N. (‘Hands’ or ‘Points’ usually refer to the points of the compass). A chanter is a type of woodwind instrument, not unlike a recorder. Folks in this part of the world may recognise a chanter as being ...
by AJM
July 18th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: The Magic Crossword

Today’s clue:

Two hands dealt with a musical instrument of a magician (9)

You may need to have a Scottish connection to solve this one...
by AJM
July 16th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: The Magic Crossword

Hmmm - the clue doesn’t make sense to me, perhaps it’s the different way cryptic crosswords clues are compiled in different parts of the world.

Adding the word ‘Stormy’ or ‘Wild’ to the start of the clue would have made clue ‘fit’ more with the standard convention.

Cheers

Andrew
by AJM
July 16th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: The Magic Crossword

Nor to me.

I did think Harry Lorayne however the (5-7) indicated to me a hyphenated answer, as opposed to (5,7) for two words.
by AJM
July 16th, 2020, 3:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: The Magic Crossword

Correct.
by AJM
July 15th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: The Magic Crossword

Hi all

It's me again with another exciting episode of The Magic Crossword!

A straightforward one for you today: -

Strengthens in readiness to remove British winning cards (4)

I'll be right back after these messages...
by AJM
July 12th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: The Magic Crossword

Richard Kaufman wrote:Have you gone strange during the coronavirus, Andrew?


Not at all - stranger perhaps...

:D
by AJM
July 12th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: The Magic Crossword

Yes, of course Genii is the answer (the plural of Genie). In this part of the world 'information' is commonly referred to as 'gen'. Put this 'before eleven' and you have the answer. I try and do the The Scotsman cryptic crossword regularly and this clue comes from one of the two I did today while si...
by AJM
July 12th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Crossword
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

The Magic Crossword

The latest in an occasional series of magic related cryptic crossword clues: -

Spirits had information before eleven (5)

Andrew

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