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by Robert77
January 14th, 2021, 8:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad news - Siegfried has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Sad news - Siegfried has passed away

Damn, that's sad. I grew up watching them. They are landmarks.
by Robert77
January 12th, 2021, 5:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 158
Views: 35228

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

mrgoat wrote:The above two posts show the need for a LIKE button here!


This post made me reach for the Like button, but then...DOH!
by Robert77
December 10th, 2020, 12:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 4175

Re: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle

A few replies: To the person who posted last: I have heard that some posts about the article were deleted from the Magic Cafe. I can assure you that no one from the AMA Board of Directors or Magic Castle management asked for that to be done. I don’t know why you would imagine that we haven’t reache...
by Robert77
December 4th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle
Replies: 38
Views: 4175

Re: Article in LA Times about Magic Castle

If the paywall stops you, you can go in to your browser cookies and delete any cookie related to the latimes and that should get you past the paywall one time until the cookies reset.
by Robert77
November 9th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Garrett Thomas on Fool Us
Replies: 12
Views: 3330

Re: Garrett Thomas on Fool Us

Straight from the Horse's Mouth - Garret & Mike Close on why it was a fooler https://www.patreon.com/posts/abracababble-56-43691718?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copy_to_clipboard&utm_campaign=postshare Thank you for that link, I found it most informative. Not about how Garrett d...
by Robert77
November 7th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Tenyo Tricks for 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: The Tenyo Tricks for 2021

Robert77 wrote:
Jack Shalom wrote:Ah, that's a game changer.


In fact, neither the coins nor the bill are included. Not a problem at all, just saying.


Instructions suggest US quarters and a dollar bill.
by Robert77
November 7th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Tenyo Tricks for 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: The Tenyo Tricks for 2021

Thanks to this forum I was alerted to the existence of these new tricks. Instructions that come with it are in Japanese, and even though illustrated are not adequate for me to interpret. The box says the instructions in English are online, I'm looking them up. ...found the instructions. Indeed the l...
by Robert77
November 7th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Tenyo Tricks for 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: The Tenyo Tricks for 2021

Jack Shalom wrote:Ah, that's a game changer.


In fact, neither the coins nor the bill are included. Not a problem at all, just saying.
by Robert77
February 18th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus Back in Print!
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

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: 1973

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: 1691

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: 3412

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: 1445

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: 1232

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: 1232

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: 9204

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: 9204

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: 2530

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: 2128

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: 4097

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: 2523

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: 21940

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: 15289

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: 1522

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: 15289

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: 15289

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: 1386

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: 1386

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: 1386

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: 1009

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: 4821

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: 4821

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: 2342

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: 4821

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: 4821

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: 4821

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

I'm curious as to what makes magic a craft, and say, painting, an art?

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