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by Bill Mullins
July 16th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 39
Views: 2796

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Peter Ross wrote: I wonder, would the show be the same hit if it was just "P&T Presents Magic," or some such?


For one thing, they wouldn't be able to have a trophy with a big "F U" on it.
by Bill Mullins
July 15th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tom Selwyn-Conjuror & Expert Card Manipulator
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Tom Selwyn-Conjuror & Expert Card Manipulator

His obituary, from the Hobart (Tasmania) Mercury , 27 Jan 1950. SELWYN. -On January 26, 1950, at Repatriation Hospital, Hobart, Lieut. Tom, dearly beloved husband of Effie Isabel Selwyn, of 99 Derwent Park Rd., Moonah, late of Roaches Beach. Late 13th and 40th Battalions, 1st A.I.F. And a note from ...
by Bill Mullins
July 15th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 39
Views: 2796

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Are they not also supporting capitalism by allowing the little prick to profit from it?
by Bill Mullins
July 9th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Joe Lyons wrote:Kent,

I'm pretty sure Mr. Mullins is in on the joke.



I am in on some jokes, and oblivious to others. But Kent's magic is always good.
by Bill Mullins
July 9th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Joe Lyons wrote:Instead of Madame Zolta can you use Smith or Jones.


Zolta recalls Zoltar from the movie "Big" (and elsewhere).

Smith or Jones doesn't carry the same connotations.
by Bill Mullins
July 8th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 18
Views: 1792

Re: Haptic illusion?

Does the box enable the objects to be switched?
by Bill Mullins
July 8th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Haptic illusion?
Replies: 18
Views: 1792

Re: Haptic illusion?

Boretti version...via Martin's Magic, though not in stock... https://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/stage/borettis-sensitive-box-by-boretti/ "...which was invented by T.S. Ransom c. 1954 and was featured in The New Phoenix, July 23rd, 1954." Boretti improved on it. Martin's Magic is saying...
by Bill Mullins
July 5th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4147

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

(And for what it's worth, yesterday [July 4] was aphelion -- the moment when the Earth was farthest from the Sun in its orbit.)
by Bill Mullins
July 5th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4147

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Erdnase, Another View by Thomas A. Sawyer, 1991. 67 pp. Erdnase, Another View (2nd ed., revised and enlarged) by Thomas A. Sawyer, 1997. 77 pp. Comments on the Powner Editions of the Expert at the Card Table , Thomas A. Sawyer, 1991 Further Thoughts on S. W. Erdnase , Thomas A. Sawyer, 1991, 16 pp....
by Bill Mullins
July 3rd, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Impossible Crime Fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: Impossible Crime Fiction

Charles T. Jordan wrote some really bad mysteries.
by Bill Mullins
July 2nd, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: You bastards!
Replies: 33
Views: 8415

Re: You bastards!

Richard Kaufman wrote:Tenyo did not invent "What's Next."
They stopped selling it years ago.


Ireland was selling it as "The Changing Spot Card" in 1938.

The principle involved goes back to More Magic and Hoffmann, if not earlier.
by Bill Mullins
June 30th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Now Taking Orders for the Tenyo Book
Replies: 47
Views: 19899

Re: Now Taking Orders for the Tenyo Book

Richard Kaufman wrote:Yes, Alan Parsons was a huge Tenyo fan and used to write their catalogues! He also wrote the English instructions for Dynamic Coins.


Alan Parsons new album cover:

Image
by Bill Mullins
June 30th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!
Replies: 13
Views: 1430

Re: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!

The only publisher listed is "Independently Published". I'm a little suspicious that this is a bootleg edition.
by Bill Mullins
June 28th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase
Replies: 48
Views: 4147

Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

An old British journal, "Conjuror's Chronicle", has a series of articles by Graham Adams. These are accessible through AskAlexander, of the Conjuring Arts Research Center.
by Bill Mullins
June 26th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ton Onosaka is on the Cover of the July 2019 Issue of Genii
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Ton Onosaka is on the Cover of the July 2019 Issue of Genii

Page 80 of the July issue is amazing.
by Bill Mullins
June 26th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 46302

Re: DeLand

The Deland book and its author were honored earlier today.
by Bill Mullins
June 25th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Devin Knight's baby gag
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Devin Knight's baby gag

If you need to gag a baby, it seems like a sock and some tape would be sufficient.
by Bill Mullins
June 21st, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine and Corden
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Blaine and Corden

I'm not much of a James Corden fan, but this is pretty cool. Good on Corden for being game for a stunt like this.
by Bill Mullins
June 16th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians with Bacon / Erdos / Sabbath numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Magicians with Bacon / Erdos / Sabbath numbers

Robert Wagner (age 89 - when did he get so old?) was in Wild Things with Bacon, and his career goes back to 1949/1950, so he also is a link to many B&W actors/actresses. Ricky Jay: Bacon # per Oracle of Bacon is 2. Erdos #: He wrote Dice: Deception Fate & Rotten Luck with Rosamond Purcell. P...
by Bill Mullins
June 16th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 25
Views: 2683

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

True, but on the other hand Lassen has claimed as proprietary some things that its not obvious to me he should have exclusive rights to. For example, if Lassen was the first to sell CSB with a copper coin with a hole in it (East African dime) and a brass solid coin (Peruvian Sol) https://en.numista....
by Bill Mullins
June 15th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 25
Views: 2683

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

Not only may the diameters not exactly match, but (in older, worn coins especially) it may also be that the coins are not exactly round. The diameter in one direction may be slightly different than the diameter in another. So the process of matching coins to shells has to take this into account as w...
by Bill Mullins
June 15th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dylan and Melies
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Dylan and Melies

And Ricky Jay was in the video for Dylan's "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum." Is Dylan known to be a fan of magic?
by Bill Mullins
June 14th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians with Bacon / Erdos / Sabbath numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Magicians with Bacon / Erdos / Sabbath numbers

"Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" is a parlor game where you try to link an arbitrary actor to Kevin Bacon, via movies in which they have acted. If someone was in a movie with Kevin Bacon, he has a Bacon number of 1. If someone was in a movie with someone whose Bacon number is 1, they have a Ba...
by Bill Mullins
June 11th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2117

Re: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards

Todd Lassen has pictures of the preview decks on his website.
by Bill Mullins
June 11th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2117

Re: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards

They are in demand . . . . because they are in demand. Does that make sense?

It's like Paris Hilton, who is famous for being famous.
by Bill Mullins
June 10th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways
Replies: 9
Views: 1364

Re: I'll bet he could palm an entire deck sideways

I remember seeing a video of Gary Kurtz doing a Tenkai palm. He has huge hands, and he might could palm a deck sideways.
by Bill Mullins
June 9th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A Horse of a Different Color
Replies: 1
Views: 481

A Horse of a Different Color

Deception and cheating in horse racing.

"If a stallion was running as a gelding, Barrie would apply blocks of ice to its testicles just before the post parade to make them disappear."

Some of it is rough on the horses, but cons are always fascinating . . . .
by Bill Mullins
June 7th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Thompson Celebration of Life Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: Johnny Thompson Celebration of Life Service

The video of the memorial is up.
by Bill Mullins
June 5th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2149716

Re: ERDNASE

Punctuation-based stylometry.
by Bill Mullins
June 5th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi
Replies: 17
Views: 2110

Re: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Any of their other products have that texture and finish we rely upon when doing magic?


Their Ace cards are every bit the equivalent, or better, of standard Bicycle cards.
by Bill Mullins
June 4th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2149716

Re: ERDNASE

More reversals -- Publisher Harvey Conover was lost at sea on his yacht Revonoc in 1958 . Stuart Conover, the London correspondent for the N Y Dramatic Mirror, wrote under the name Revonoc in the early 1900s. And the NY Clipper's San Francisco correspondent, Marcus Mayer, wrote as Reyam Sucram in th...
by Bill Mullins
May 31st, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Maskelyne
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Maskelyne

Nevil Maskelyne filmed an eclipse.
by Bill Mullins
May 23rd, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Death Camp Magicians
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Re: Death Camp Magicians

Besides the children's book by Kathy Kacer from 2014 mentioned above (more about it here: http://thechildrenswar.blogspot.de/2014/09/the-magician-of-auschwitz-by-kathy.html), there is also a play inspired by the story, "Nivelli's War" (2013) by Charles Way: http://htc.miami.edu/plays/nive...
by Bill Mullins
May 23rd, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2149716

Re: ERDNASE

Over in the thread about Werner Reich, it mentions that he had been in Auschwitz with Herbert Levin, who later performed as "Nivelli". Another name reversal.
by Bill Mullins
May 21st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Key Mysteries
Replies: 16
Views: 5918

Re: Key Mysteries

Any medical procedure, including therapy, should only be done with the patient’s fully-informed consent. Doesn’t sound like that is what is going on. When you state that you are working 'content free' and they are simply being asked - and oly if they wish - to wirite down a simple word they associa...
by Bill Mullins
May 20th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2149716

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks! Has it been reprinted somewhere since then? I know the article itself has.
by Bill Mullins
May 20th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2149716

Re: ERDNASE

Does anyone recognize where this photo
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was published? I'm drawing a blank.
by Bill Mullins
May 20th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Re: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!

I'm sure it will be a great get-together. Right now, it doesn't look like I'll be able to attend, but I will be there in spirit. There's much to be said for the big, something-for-everyone conventions like IBM Annual or Magic Live, but the small focused ones with hardcore attendees are also fun.
by Bill Mullins
May 20th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Re: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!

When I put on my Darrell-Hammond-as-Sean-Connery-on-SNL-Jeopardy hat, the url looks like "Magic Collector Sexpo". Which would be different.

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