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by Robert77
February 18th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus Back in Print!
Replies: 11
Views: 1565

Re: Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus Back in Print!

Michael Close wrote:DVD means Digital Versatile Disc.

You're welcome.


Thanks, I needed that :D
by Robert77
December 19th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Vernon Dossier - The One Time Vernon got into trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

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

It goes on to tell how Vernon is bailed out by Harlan England, an acquaintance who Vernon had meet a couple of weeks earlier. England gives Vernon $3000 which Vernon is reluctant to accept. Vernon spends $20, returns the rest, and then broke, hitchhikes back to New York. That would be one heck of a...
by Robert77
December 19th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A tv appearance
Replies: 14
Views: 1488

Re: A tv appearance

That was nice Brad! I liked your presentation style. Professional, no jokes about "Oh I see you're wearing that great French clothiers line, J.C. Pennay", etc.
by Robert77
November 26th, 2019, 1:34 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour
Replies: 34
Views: 2909

Re: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour

Bill Mullins wrote:The Social Security Administration publishes the "Social Security Death Index", which lists this information for everyone who has a SSN after they die.


So I can, for example, look up a dead relative if I have their SSN?
by Robert77
November 18th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Eugene Burger: From Beyond in stock now

Copy that. (After losing access to bunch of purchases when an on-line service went out of business, I'm excessively paranoid about virtual materials these days) What/how many are the virtual materials, and can they be downloaded for storage onto a more permanent media? Or do they require they be pl...
by Robert77
November 16th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter

BTW, The Jerx made a blog post on the 15th about this kickstarter. I found it amusing.
by Robert77
November 16th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter

When I was very young and saw the ad for "Nickels to Dimes" on the back of a comic book, I assumed it was real, not a trick. Recently, I've been told it is a trick and there's no real profit to be made. I assume there are people who will read the Kickstarter ad and assume it is for real m...
by Robert77
November 16th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 51
Views: 8553

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

Leonard Hevia wrote:To answer Robert's question, Taylor paid BJ something like $75,000 for Vernon's cups. It was detailed in a past Genii article a number of years ago.


Leonard, thanks! That's fascinating.
by Robert77
November 15th, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 51
Views: 8553

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

I grew up with these cups on my mind. Had my set of Morissey "Vernon style mini cups". Missed out on Danny Dew cups initially and only later got a set from Pete Biro, along with some other interesting sets (from other places). I have a slight cup fetish. So I have to ask: what order of mag...
by Robert77
November 14th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Viva Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 2223

Re: Viva Las Vegas

"In the non-magic world, I saw the Cirque "MJ" show which was horrible. The first Cirque show I saw was "O," which was possibly the greatest show I have ever seen. However the MJ show appeared to simply appropriate the brand. The stage felt more like a high-school theatre t...
by Robert77
November 13th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ring Box For A Coin
Replies: 16
Views: 1866

Re: Ring Box For A Coin

It's unclear; must the vanished coin be marked, if so, how?
by Robert77
November 13th, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Telling lies as a magician.
Replies: 22
Views: 3707

Re: Telling lies as a magician.

One of those examples of whether you wonder if the poster is insane, or just being a jerk. Sincerely, it's really hard to tell.
by Robert77
November 7th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Patina on a new set of RNT Paul Fox Cups
Replies: 9
Views: 2213

Re: Patina on a new set of RNT Paul Fox Cups

If they are copper, just using them, or letting them sit (unstacked) will eventually cause a patina, which is another word for oxidation, aka. "rust". It will take months or years though. I would not apply any chemicals in an effort to speed it up. If you do let them sit though, keep them ...
by Robert77
November 1st, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Excusing bad writing?
Replies: 41
Views: 20091

Re: Excusing bad writing?

Well, the Roger Pierre book has always seemed to me to be a sort of amateur (authors) experiment. For one thing, it's hand written. I don't have a copy but I'd bet money that the printing in it is not a printed font, but (to be generous), calligraphy. As such it's oversize, which means the book woul...
by Robert77
October 31st, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 14080

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Brad, despite my post about formatting of your messages, I like your post about Shins performances and your thoughts on how social media magic (abbreviated here as SSM) could be considered another 'type' of magic. And I'm one of those who would not have a particularly high opinion of SMM, not that s...
by Robert77
October 31st, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!

You know how to make a small fortune in the video game business right?

Start with a large one.
by Robert77
October 31st, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 14080

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Not sure how to reconcile that ^ ... with this : The venue for what he does is Instagram. ^ THAT’S an insult. What you see here relates to my comment above: using #*)*@)@&()! social media software on phone and tablets encourages people to write in sound bites. THEY know what they meant, but bec...
by Robert77
October 31st, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 14080

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Kent, my phone capitalizes what it chooses to capitalize. If you’re going to focus on the typography and not the content of the message then our priorties are clearly different and I’m not sure we will have much to discuss. . I was just surfing the thread until I hit this quote. Then a follow up po...
by Robert77
January 5th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.

Now down another $1k to $6,000. Maybe he has some Xmas bills to pay.
by Robert77
December 28th, 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.

I am amazed on a weekly basis at some of the prices people ask for items. A prime example was a guy on ebay who was asking $1600 for the Juan Tamariz book Mnemonica. I got in contact with him and said that the book new normally sells for about $60. He replied and said i was wrong and there was 2 co...
by Robert77
December 28th, 2017, 3:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

I see the guy has lowered his price on his Andruzzi collection.

There's a fellow on eBay who's been trying to sell a collection of admittedly rare Bizarre Magic books by Tony Andruzzi for some years now. For $13,000. That's for the Scroll, the Negromicon, and Daemon's Diary. I corresponded with him, suggesting his price is a bit high, but he was confident. It ha...
by Robert77
December 25th, 2017, 2:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Fox dead at 64 :(
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Johnny Fox dead at 64 :(

Richard Kaufman wrote:Johnny died weeks ago. A great pity.


Dec. 17, so, 1 week ago when I posted it. It takes that long for the news to publish such things.
by Robert77
December 22nd, 2017, 10:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

Robert77 Wrote: "Well for one thing there's not an objective way to rate/grade/understand magic. Unless you're a magician." But could not the same thing be said about music - that there's not an objective way to rate/grade/understand music unless you're a musician? But that fact would not...
by Robert77
December 22nd, 2017, 8:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

, how can magic not be considered an art? Well for one thing there's not an objective way to rate/grade/understand magic. Unless you're a magician. I have an inexpensive print of Jerome's hanging on my hallway wall. https://image.invaluable.com/housePhotos/sothebys/04/106204/H0046-L00502526.jpg Now...
by Robert77
December 22nd, 2017, 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eugene Burger videos per Genii Speaks?
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Eugene Burger videos per Genii Speaks?

In the December issue there's a note that says: For the next three issues we will continue to remember Eugene Burger by running three videos he prepared for columns he was unable to complete before his death. I've looked around the Table of Contents of the December issue and have missed finding this...
by Robert77
December 22nd, 2017, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

And let's not forget: There are two kinds of people; those who separate people into groups, and those who don't.
by Robert77
December 22nd, 2017, 2:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

This is true for all of the "arts." Most practitioners are not artists--that designation applies only to a select few. Using the example of Albert Goshman, given above, I can make a good argument that he was an artist (as a magician). Slydini was an artist. Rene Lavand was an artist. Juan...
by Robert77
December 21st, 2017, 5:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 40
Views: 4249

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

I'm curious as to what makes magic a craft, and say, painting, an art?
by Robert77
December 16th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Making Audience Members Uncomfortable
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Making Audience Members Uncomfortable

The Maître d’ was presented as a silent, creepy East German man. He took several women from the audience and danced uncomfortably with them, leaning far into them, pretending he was trying to get a kiss. This reminds me of an open air performance seen in Palo Alto, CA about 15-20 years ago. City hi...
by Robert77
December 14th, 2017, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 31
Views: 4107

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

Bill Mullins wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:The Japanese products are heavy.
This is what you want: https://fakefoodjapan.com/collections/all


I want my final load to be a Boiled Egg in Soy Sauce Ear Pick.
"This is a great looking boiled egg for the ear pick enthusiast in your family."


Two words: Paddle move ;)
by Robert77
December 14th, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!
Replies: 31
Views: 4107

Re: Ammar's Fab Fruit Available Again!

There is an entire neighborhood in Tokyo devoted to making realistic food of all kinds out of plastic. It's used in the window of almost every restaurant in the country. I suggest searching online for one of those Japanese companies. Everyone that I've ever seen selling fake fruit or food is buying...
by Robert77
December 14th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?
Replies: 54
Views: 15815

Re: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?

Counts, Cuts, Moves, and Subtlety, a book of basic card techniques, by Jerry Mentzer.

73 pages, softcover, inexpensive, and worth it.
by Robert77
December 12th, 2017, 4:16 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Clear table by CS illusions
Replies: 38
Views: 12126

Re: Clear table by CS illusions

After watching the video and seeing them 'load the item' my first thought was, for that much money why is there only a pitiful manual load chamber, the use of which completely defeats the purpose of the table?

Is the material itself ultra expensive?
by Robert77
December 12th, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with a Clarence Miller item
Replies: 1
Views: 1874

Re: Need help with a Clarence Miller item

Sent you a PM.
by Robert77
September 11th, 2017, 2:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bill Bixby The Magician
Replies: 23
Views: 4457

Re: Bill Bixby The Magician

Received mine on Saturday and am into the 2nd disc. Had forgotten many of the episodes. You beat me to it Terry :) Last night I watched the pilot and the first episode. The transfer is very very good. I've seen transfers from filmed (not video'd) TV series in the 80's that weren't this crisp, parti...
by Robert77
August 9th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 10445

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Years ago Eugene presented a lecture at The Mansions Hotel in San Francisco. One of the topics covered in the lecture was Equivoque. Eugene first demonstrated it using an attendee as the spectator. Then he explained it in some detail. Then he showed it again now that we supposedly knew how it worked...
by Robert77
July 4th, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Color Changing Knives
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Re: Color Changing Knives

Richard Kaufman wrote:It's always a problem when there's blood ...


...thus was Bizarre Magic born :)

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