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by AJM
February 17th, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy

Thanks for the update Richard.

Andrew
by AJM
February 17th, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy

Anyone else received this yet??

Andrew
by AJM
February 12th, 2021, 4:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here Be Bunnies - The Jerx
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: Here Be Bunnies - The Jerx

Andy is The Messiah.

I should know, I’ve followed a few...
by AJM
January 31st, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Ultimate Gaffed Card Printing System
Replies: 21
Views: 1111

Re: The Ultimate Gaffed Card Printing System

Don’t knock it folks - the unit cost of producing only one deck with this gizmo is still likely to be cheaper than those offered by CARC or Ellusionist.
by AJM
December 31st, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorization
Replies: 33
Views: 2230

Re: Memorization

Very much ‘horses for courses’ as regards each individual’s approach.

My approach is very similar to Mr Kendall’s
by AJM
December 22nd, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorization
Replies: 33
Views: 2230

Re: Memorization

There’s a great app, Memo Deck, which I used to learn the Mnemonica stack. I’m fortunate to have a fairly good memory so maybe that helped too. Essentially you learn the stack gradually by memorising the stack in blocks of 5 or 6 cards. Also includes nice little features which tests by card or stack...
by AJM
December 12th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for "korn" (aka comedy magic bits)
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: Looking for "korn" (aka comedy magic bits)

Some good advice here: -

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=53164

Andrew
by AJM
December 10th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Comedy & Magic - book/DVD recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: Comedy & Magic - book/DVD recommendations?

Bill Mullins wrote:
AJM wrote:How about reworking some of your Hitler material?


Hitler is comedy gold.


I agree:
https://youtu.be/In0Hgg588Kk
by AJM
December 10th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Comedy & Magic - book/DVD recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: Comedy & Magic - book/DVD recommendations?

Joe

How about reworking some of your Hitler material?

Andrew
by AJM
December 4th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 4308

Re: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle

Seems endemic and the BOD has been complicit.

I would close the place.
by AJM
December 4th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 4308

Re: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle

Absolutely shocking.
by AJM
December 1st, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stewart James
Replies: 77
Views: 59656

Re: Stewart James

Very interesting indeed - thanks both.

I do remember Magic Books By Post and indeed purchased books from them back in the day. I had no idea who the proprietors were although I believe the business was taken over by others latterly.

Andrew
by AJM
December 1st, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stewart James
Replies: 77
Views: 59656

Re: Stewart James

I acquired my copy of SJIP from the collection of John Fisher some years ago. It's signed by Stewart James (No 51 of 200). There is another inscription included which reads: 'To John With thanks for his friendship. Donald & Betty May 1990' Any idea who Donald and Betty might be? Cheers Andrew
by AJM
November 25th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Matt Field Has Died
Replies: 12
Views: 1497

Re: Matt Field Has Died

Terrible news.

My sincere condolences to Matt’s family and his many friends.

Andrew
by AJM
November 20th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jacket Pants Transpo Backwards Whistling
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Jacket Pants Transpo Backwards Whistling

Unfortunately I played it forward.
by AJM
November 20th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jacket Pants Transpo Backwards Whistling
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Jacket Pants Transpo Backwards Whistling

I nominate this as the most random post of the year and I await all responses with much anticipation.

I’m particularly looking forward to confirmation of the ‘backward whistling’ phenomenon.

:D
by AJM
November 16th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?
Replies: 18
Views: 1299

Re: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?

New floor to ceiling bookcases are to be installed at AJM Towers in the very near future.

I just hope there is enough room for all them books...
by AJM
November 15th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: In the realm of the strange - Dynamo sues KFC
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: In the realm of the strange - Dynamo sues KFC

‘I have the receipt!’

There you go, KFC guilty beyond all doubt.

Andrew
by AJM
November 14th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Adam Rubin "Get Off the Earth" Cigar Illusion
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: Adam Rubin "Get Off the Earth" Cigar Illusion

Good analogy Bob.
by AJM
November 14th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy is Here!
Replies: 18
Views: 2325

Re: Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy is Here!

Nice!
by AJM
November 12th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IN & OF ITSELF Streaming Now
Replies: 16
Views: 1764

Re: IN & OF ITSELF Streaming Now

Use a VPN Joe - simples.

Andrew
by AJM
November 3rd, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mister Roboto
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Mister Roboto

You're wondering who I am
Machine or mannequin
With parts made in Japan
I am the modren man
by AJM
October 31st, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Halloween Everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Happy Halloween Everyone!

A night filled with ghosts and ghouls.

Now I don’t mind being caught by the ghosties...
by AJM
October 28th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 62
Views: 12166

Re: Charlie Miller Book

The Eagle has landed.
The Eagle has landed.

(Also in a blue sack).
by AJM
October 27th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 62
Views: 12166

Re: Charlie Miller Book

Only slow from the US it seems - I received a package today from Japan which has taken just 4 days, and at a fraction of the cost. (Thanks Hitomi).

Andrew
by AJM
October 26th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 62
Views: 12166

Re: Charlie Miller Book

Me too...
by AJM
October 24th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Amazing Randi
Replies: 35
Views: 2904

Re: RIP Amazing Randi

Nobody in the real world, the world that matters, gives a toss about either Geller or Randi.

Only folks on forums like this one it seems ...

Andrew
by AJM
October 16th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 62
Views: 12166

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: 1056

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: 1873

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: 1873

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: 62
Views: 12166

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: 82
Views: 4593

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: 531

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: 262

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: 4990

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: 4990

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: 4990

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: 4990

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...

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