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by Bill Mullins
April 23rd, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dental Dam Coin Penetration
Replies: 45
Views: 4211

Re: Dental Dam Coin Penetration

I nervously went into an "Adult Novelties" store once, looking for some dental dam to try and make some acrobatic/flap cards. They had some, but it was expensive and it was peppermint scented.

You can get it in bulk at Amazon.
by Bill Mullins
April 22nd, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dental Dam Coin Penetration
Replies: 45
Views: 4211

Re: Dental Dam Coin Penetration

More than you wanted to know about dental dam.
by Bill Mullins
April 20th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A great book seller rides off into the sunset
Replies: 9
Views: 2292

Re: A great book seller rides off into the sunset

I'm truly sorry to read this. I've been a customer for 20 years, and have always had the best of service -- no matter if from Richard, Charlie or Marshall.
by Bill Mullins
April 14th, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: More on magic and science
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: More on magic and science

by Bill Mullins
April 11th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Henry Evans lecture at RPMagic
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Henry Evans lecture at RPMagic

Nope, not near me. Too bad, Henry is a great magician, and I've enjoyed his lectures twice previously.
by Bill Mullins
April 11th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

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by Bill Mullins
April 10th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

And Stevie Wonder recorded as Eivets Rednow.

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by Bill Mullins
April 10th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 55
Views: 7843

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

I read the article, I read the review linked in the article, and I read the wikipedia article about Fuerza Bruta, and I still have no idea what Fuerza Bruta is.
by Bill Mullins
April 9th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Henry Evans lecture at RPMagic
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Henry Evans lecture at RPMagic

Is RPMagic near me?
by Bill Mullins
April 9th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

A couple dozen? I'd have to go back through the archives of the thread to see.

But while we are at it, artist John Severin worked as "Nireves".

Comics guys used anagrams, too.
Steve Gerber wrote as "Reg Everbest."
by Bill Mullins
April 9th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Another reverse-spelling pseudonym:

Comic book artist Will Eisner published some material under the name of Willis B. Rensie.
by Bill Mullins
April 6th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine accused
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Blaine accused

This is a few days old, but I only ran across it today.

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by Bill Mullins
April 3rd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1831

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

AT least once, we see Lennart Green's "Top Shot".
by Bill Mullins
April 2nd, 2019, 1:00 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 177
Views: 41004

Re: DeLand

Officer Bill Gannon teaches Sgt. Joe Friday about a Deland gaff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIJLZGIO3c0
by Bill Mullins
April 1st, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6480

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

I never saw the point of the whole magic with big cats thing until I saw the S and R show. When they walked that animal in front of me, you FELT something - a feeling unlike any other. From Red Dragon , by Thomas Harris. The psychopath Dolarhyde has taken his blind girlfriend, Reba, to see an anest...
by Bill Mullins
April 1st, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Magic in Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Magic in Arizona

Sorry about your family's loss. Having an in-law that you get along with is a blessing.
by Bill Mullins
April 1st, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Removing glue from a card case
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: Removing glue from a card case

It seems like Haines House of Cards used to sell Bicycle Box flats. Check with them.
by Bill Mullins
April 1st, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Custom Deck!
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: New Custom Deck!

" Jay Jay the Jet Plane Playing cards that feature my initials AND a jet plane."

Those aren't your initials. They are Jerry Lewis's.
by Bill Mullins
March 30th, 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Hugh Laurie
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Hugh Laurie

Just watched the BBC adaptation of John Le Carre's The Night Manager. It's pretty good. The third episode has Hugh Laurie doing a cups and balls sequence. He doesn't do any sleights, but being a good actor, he really sells what he does.
by Bill Mullins
March 30th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Counting buyer's premium, that was $16,800. I don't believe that a copy has ever sold for that much before.
by Bill Mullins
March 29th, 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 6480

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

The USDA report mentioned in the article.
by Bill Mullins
March 29th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Jonathan Townsend wrote:How does the sleight of hand in Sachs's book compare with what's described in erdnase?


They are both available online to read. You could compare them.

Erdnase included material that had been previously written about in Sachs, so he may have been familiar with it.
by Bill Mullins
March 28th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine UK Tour
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: David Blaine UK Tour

Saw him here in Huntsville last summer. Excellent show, well worth seeing.
by Bill Mullins
March 24th, 2019, 2:06 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: One Man's View: Brad Henderson LIVE ACT

I assume you’re talking about the dealing force used to arrive at two cards. If so, the credit belongs to Al Leech. In Prism , you mention Leech's Cardmanship (1959). It looks like the same procedure, to force the four aces, appears in Hen Fetsch's "Ace Discovery", in his 1956 Impromptu C...
by Bill Mullins
March 20th, 2019, 1:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2311

Re: Memorized Deck Question

Brad Jeffers wrote:I can't imagine how this would work!?


Deck is face up . . .
by Bill Mullins
March 18th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

I'd also note that it's not the "palmed off" phrase that I find to be the strongest connection to Erdnase in these new texts. It's the whole extended passage it comes from, which is a remarkably close parallel to Erdnase's . . . Which is why I've been so critical of the "palmed-off&q...
by Bill Mullins
March 17th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

So, unless I'm misreading them, the fact that the writers are deliberately linking "palming off" to sleight of hand in these examples indicates that *they* think there's a connection. Whether Sanders or any of the other people using it figuratively had that in mind is, of course, a very d...
by Bill Mullins
March 16th, 2019, 1:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Do other magic/gambling books of or before that era refer to the SLEIGHT as palming ‘off’ or just palming? Prof Hoffmann, More Magic p. 23 "If proficient in sleight of hand you might again pick up the cards with the indicated heap undermost, thereby making the chosen card the top card ; palm o...
by Bill Mullins
March 16th, 2019, 1:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Bob -- Where I said "significant," I should have said "dominant". My bad. But I'm not sure that 9 examples over a 47 year stretch rises to the level of "significant". I searched for "palm off/palming off" without "sleight of hand", and the vast major...
by Bill Mullins
March 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 45
Views: 5736

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

I took Mahdi's point(s) to be, - Your magic hobby is no longer your own -- it is your brand, and how you are marketed to by Google. - The videos you post are no longer a one-way transmission of information from you to the viewer. They are the start of a conversation between advertisers and viewers. ...
by Bill Mullins
March 13th, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Jonathan Townsend wrote:? where did you find that story - found "The Way of the Assassin"
https://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/Harlan_Ellison


Not sure what you're getting at, Jon -- the links are in the post.
by Bill Mullins
March 12th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: William Link
Replies: 2
Views: 769

Re: William Link

Richard Levinson's heirs and William Link may be about to come into some money.
by Bill Mullins
March 12th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Another reversed-name pseudonym: Science fiction author Harlan Ellison had a story called "Assassin!" published in the Feb 1957 issue of Science Fiction Adventures . Just a few months before, however, in Science Fiction Five-Yearly #2 (Nov-Dec 1956), he started a serial called "!Nissa...
by Bill Mullins
March 12th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

And since the linked article didn't copy any of Wasshuber's or your own work, or anything that appeared on the forum, I can't see how plagiarism is even considered here. Since I have not published anything about Benedict anywhere else but on this Forum, they have obviously obtained their informatio...
by Bill Mullins
March 11th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

If you click on the link that Zenner provided above and read it, there was a sylistic exercise performed in 2011 on 8 candidates for the identity of Erdnase. None of the writings of the original names investigated showed similarity to the Expert. If you go to the actual study itself ("Stylomet...
by Bill Mullins
March 11th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

The evidence (in the 1870 phrase book, modern blogs, and default assumptions based on the established meaning of "palming" on its own) points towards it being understood as referring to sleight of hand (covertly hiding something in the palm). The "evidence" you've mentioned isn'...
by Bill Mullins
March 11th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Hmmmm - I have just come across this on the Internet - https://iase-web.org/icots/10/proceedings/pdfs/ICOTS10_C278.pdf So, students have obtained grants to study The Expert at the Card Table . Messrs Galloway and Benedict are included and yet neither The Genii Forum, Chris Wasshuber or myself have ...
by Bill Mullins
March 10th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

Thomas Baker born in England in 1837, died in Helena MT in 1919 . Definitely a real person. He edited the first daily newspaper in Montana, The Montana Post . That it is so easy to assume that articles which seem similar in style and vocabulary are written by the same person, when it can shown that ...
by Bill Mullins
March 10th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Thompson Passes
Replies: 20
Views: 3502

Re: Johnny Thompson Passes

And he's being remembered in some "mainstream" places, as well.
by Bill Mullins
March 10th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7130
Views: 2111466

Re: ERDNASE

It doesn’t matter what modern people think. What matters is what people in sanders time thought. Here are 600+ examples of the use of the phrase "palm/palmed off" from 1895, when Sanders used it. I'm not going to go through all of them, but of the first forty, none of them explicitly are ...

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