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by Joe Lyons
April 18th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Long suspected, the truth is finally out!
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Long suspected, the truth is finally out!

And so it has always been...

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by Joe Lyons
April 14th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6589

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Brad Henderson wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:Can someone please explain to me what is going on in this thread?


Bob Farmer killed Las Vegas.


The Bammo Vegas Walloper?
by Joe Lyons
April 13th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hardcover Quality Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Hardcover Quality Magic

If it were simple, Philippe, I would have the answer. ;)
by Joe Lyons
April 13th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hardcover Quality Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Hardcover Quality Magic

Thank you, Philippe, but I am referring to just the hardcover edition. Do you know how many of those were produced?
by Joe Lyons
April 13th, 2019, 12:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6589

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Sounds like I need to read Peart’s book as well. Pirsig’s book also affected me deeply. It was a fictionalized autobiography that covered his near descent into madness and subsequent electroshock therapy, his relationship with his son (who tragically died a few years after the book was published) as...
by Joe Lyons
April 12th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6589

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Ted M wrote:Better than Robert M Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance?

Couldn’t be. That book blew my mind when I was eighteen.
by Joe Lyons
April 12th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hardcover Quality Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Hardcover Quality Magic

Yes
by Joe Lyons
April 12th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hardcover Quality Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Hardcover Quality Magic

Guys,
I've got a 1986 hardcover Quality Magic reprint by Exclusive Magical Publications and I haven't seen it anywhere else - in magic bookstores or auctions. Anyone have an idea of how many were printed?
Thanks,
Joe

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by Joe Lyons
April 12th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 47
Views: 6589

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Bob Farmer wrote:On behalf of all Canadians, I would like apologize for Celine Dion, and while I'm at it, Nickelback. The former is a decibel-shattering screamer and the latter, dumber than a bag of hammers.

Bob's just setting us up. Now he gets to take credit for Vernon......
by Joe Lyons
April 11th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Attaching a photo to a post
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Attaching a photo to a post

Tom,

Someone posted a video on how to do it here. It's not perfect, so if you need any help here is my email address: joelyons456 @ gmail.com

Glad to help anyone who creates Texas Hold'em magic and whose favorite magician is Del Ray :)
by Joe Lyons
April 11th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Attaching a photo to a post
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Attaching a photo to a post

Tom, it would be easier for me to do it than it would be to explain it. I’ll try to help you, I sent you a pm.
Joe
by Joe Lyons
April 11th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Attaching a photo to a post
Replies: 8
Views: 1095

Re: Attaching a photo to a post

by Joe Lyons
April 10th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1st TV magic
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: 1st TV magic

Well, looks like Frank came back later and said Doc Nixon beat him by six months.
http://itricks.com/news/2014/02/magicia ... elevision/ also gives it to Hermalin.
by Joe Lyons
April 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1st TV magic
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: 1st TV magic

In Genii Vol I no3 "Frank Chapman was the first magician in the world to do magic over television. Station W3XK in 1931, just outside Washington D.C..
by Joe Lyons
April 10th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 1st TV magic
Replies: 8
Views: 833

Re: 1st TV magic

I understand Kuda Bux had "Kuda Bux, Hindu Mystic" on in 1950 on CBS, don't know of any before that.
by Joe Lyons
April 8th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Books - Greater Magic and more
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Magic Books - Greater Magic and more

Sold

The Secret Lexicon - Todd Karr
by Joe Lyons
April 8th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Books - Greater Magic and more
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: Magic Books - Greater Magic and more

joelyons456 @ gmail
by Joe Lyons
April 8th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Books - Greater Magic and more
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Magic Books - Greater Magic and more

Must sell books to make room for more books. All like new. Greater Magic - 1994 Kaufman and Greenberg - $225 Annemann - 1992 Max Abrams - New in shrinkwrap - $75 Mechanics of Marvels - 2006 Chuck Romano Signed #165 - $125 Shakespeare Experiment - Todd Karr - $200 The Secret Lexicon - Todd Karr - $30...
by Joe Lyons
April 5th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Collector's Expo
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Magic Collector's Expo

Dustin Stinett wrote:Mike has been working on a Dante book for quite a few years.

Thanks, Dustin, I thought I had heard that. I’d love to see one along the lines of the Carter or Kellar books.
by Joe Lyons
April 4th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Collector's Expo
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Magic Collector's Expo

Looks like Mike Caveney has a presentation about Dante at this.

Anyone know if Mike has a book coming out about him?
by Joe Lyons
April 4th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 60
Views: 6031

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

What's this about letting things die? White tigers and lions are not meant to be saved from extinction. They are a genetic mutation that should be left on its own to die out. I'm just saying that if you really want to breed tame white lions and tigers it's going to take several generations and much...
by Joe Lyons
April 4th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 60
Views: 6031

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

gene mutation which improves odds of survival where they live. So for a specialized breed of captive lions and tigers maybe white fur and stunted skill/territorial (adult) behaviors ... Another ten generations of very selective breeding of the most domesticated of the litters and maybe they'd be bi...
by Joe Lyons
April 3rd, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 60
Views: 6031

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

White tigers and lions are not meant to be saved from extinction. They are a genetic mutation that should be left on its own to die out. People in the world of animal conservation were always unhappy about what Siegfried and Roy were doing with the white cats, which disturbed the natural order. Tha...
by Joe Lyons
April 3rd, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

Jonathan Townsend wrote:? Where in Apocalypse?


“The Jumping Card” - Jeff McBride
Volume 2 no5
by Joe Lyons
March 22nd, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1758

Re: What is going on here?

What did paul Harris add to the effect? He must be referring to Harris’s “Free Flight”. Don’t let the trolls get you down, Al. You are the man. Can't accurately read the mind of a troll, but I actually think he's referring to "The Giant Killer Coin" You may be right, though Ammar refers t...
by Joe Lyons
March 22nd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1758

Re: What is going on here?

Brad Henderson wrote:What did paul Harris add to the effect?


He must be referring to Harris’s “Free Flight”.

Don’t let the trolls get you down, Al. You are the man.
by Joe Lyons
March 19th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 45
Views: 5651

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

I don’t think it will work. Like Richard, I believe that boat sailed years ago.

I also don’t believe I will ever train my dogs to “go” outside 100% of the time, but I keep trying.

I’ll sign it Madhi.
by Joe Lyons
March 12th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: William Link
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: William Link

Richard Levinson's heirs and William Link may be about to come into some money . And they’ll deserve every bit of it, they’ve created some great shows. Funny how interest in mystery and magic intertwine. I looked over the MWA Grandmaster awards and saw half of my favorite authors, Stout, Queen, Car...
by Joe Lyons
March 11th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Listen to Johnny Thompson!
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Re: Listen to Johnny Thompson!

It’s on the front page here.
by Joe Lyons
March 10th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Thompson Passes
Replies: 20
Views: 3481

Re: Johnny Thompson Passes

From the last chapter of The Magic Of Johnny Thompson:

In these pages, I’ve tried to give back everything magic has given me...and more. Truly, all of it!
- JOHNNY THOMPSON


Sounds like he did the same in life...he will be missed greatly.
by Joe Lyons
March 8th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 17
Views: 2756

Re: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

Any word on those Dollar Decks?
Thanks,
Joe
by Joe Lyons
March 8th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2872

Re: Not so secret anymore, huh?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:….and when doing the cups trick try to remember not to call the little balls tribbles in public.


Funny, I think of the tribbles as more of a sponge ball effect.
by Joe Lyons
March 8th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marshall Brodien
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Marshall Brodien

That's a shame.
I remember being mesmerized by those TV Magic Card ads when I was 5.

What's in the water in Chicago anyway?

So much magic.....
by Joe Lyons
March 7th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steven Youell is in a bad place
Replies: 11
Views: 3396

Re: Steven Youell is in a bad place

In Austin, Texas there is this for musicians. Is there no similar national program for magicians sponsored by SAM or IBM?

I am not discouraging individual donations as well.
by Joe Lyons
March 6th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Blackface
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Blackface

Blackface in minstrel shows was a popular form of entertainment. I'm sure some people cringed at the time, but more people seemed to enjoy it. It is, most certainly, "cringe-inducing" now. Equally cringe inducing is perusing a 1967 Magigram magazine and finding the ad for “Ten Little Blac...
by Joe Lyons
March 6th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2872

Re: Not so secret anymore, huh?

Diego wrote:If you go thru the last 100+ years of magic magazines, and/or The Billboard magazine, even during magic's "golden age", year after year, there constantly is the hand-wringing cries of, "Is magic dead?"


Didn’t Max already write that one?
by Joe Lyons
March 1st, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2851

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

Here's the Conjuring Archive's listing for these types of effects: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/category/1431 The Fulves reference RK cites is from Epilogue 6 (pg 47 in the collected work) called "Reversing Aces" under the pen name, "R. Gironda". In Epilogue 8 (pg 64) t...
by Joe Lyons
March 1st, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2851

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

Looks like Loftus put it out, perhaps they could help.

Or it might be found in a Paul Hallas book.

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