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by Joe Lyons
May 24th, 2020, 11:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 43
Views: 2258

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

MagicbyAlfred wrote:i think there's about as much chance of "Andy" being Derren Brown as there is of American comedian, Chris Rock, being Queen Elizabeth.

Mmmmmm.......you know I’ve never seen Chris Rock and the Queen in the same place together......
by Joe Lyons
May 17th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revealed: Magic Tricks Displayed on USPC Playing Cards
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Revealed: Magic Tricks Displayed on USPC Playing Cards

Great stuff Zig.

Love the Schaffel in Ryffling. :lol:
by Joe Lyons
May 6th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Incremental change: M. Zolta rides again
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Incremental change: M. Zolta rides again

Kent Gunn wrote:Joe, reads backwards!

Good catch.

I was blindfolded as well, Kent.

I was blindfolded.
by Joe Lyons
May 6th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 160
Views: 7322

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

Paco and Joe, you are quite welcome! Happy you like Lloyd's routine! I wanted to point out as an afterthought, that when I ask the spectator which hand he/she wants the aces to appear in, the first, second, third or fourth hand, I sequentially point with my index finger to the precise spots where t...
by Joe Lyons
May 6th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 160
Views: 7322

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

If you weren't already aware of this fantastic trick, it exists, and it is AWESOME: "HOW TO MAKE A SPECTATOR BECOME A MAGICIAN," by Harold Lloyd, published in Card Manipulations No. 4, Jean Hugard. It is awesome, thanks Alfred! Philippe, Hollywood's Harold Lloyd was also a magic enthusias...
by Joe Lyons
May 6th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 160
Views: 7322

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

If you weren't already aware of this fantastic trick, it exists, and it is AWESOME: "HOW TO MAKE A SPECTATOR BECOME A MAGICIAN," by Harold Lloyd, published in Card Manipulations No. 4, Jean Hugard. It is awesome, thanks Alfred! Philippe, Hollywood's Harold Lloyd was also a magic enthusias...
by Joe Lyons
May 4th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Incremental change: M. Zolta rides again
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Incremental change: M. Zolta rides again

Kent Gunn wrote:Stay tuned, a routine from the little-known brother of Madam Zolta; Elpmas Loots.

A scatalogical routine, no doubt.
by Joe Lyons
May 4th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's the one time I just had to admit defeat
Replies: 13
Views: 750

Re: Here's the one time I just had to admit defeat

Richard Kaufman wrote:Trix are for kids.

Silly rabbit. :lol:
by Joe Lyons
May 1st, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Lord of Misrule or Punch & Judy in the Nude
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: The Lord of Misrule or Punch & Judy in the Nude

Fascinating. Great show.

Thanks!
by Joe Lyons
April 28th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician
Replies: 16
Views: 2104

Re: Prof. Vertelli, a forgotten magician

The original poster, Mitsu Matsu, has an article about him in the Summer 2008 Gibeciere.
No photos though.
by Joe Lyons
April 26th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Conway RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: John Conway RIP

Nice article in Quanta. Evidently he was three handshakes from Napoleon.
by Joe Lyons
April 24th, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Movies (not) at SXSW
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Magic Movies (not) at SXSW

Richard Kaufman wrote:There has not been any information on the release of either film, though I did read a review of the DelGaudio film someplace.


Here's a review with a couple of mild spoilers.
by Joe Lyons
April 24th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Movies (not) at SXSW
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Magic Movies (not) at SXSW

I just saw the lineup on Amazon, neither were listed.
by Joe Lyons
April 24th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall
Replies: 14
Views: 1756

Re: Jay Marshall

Great stories Michael, thank you.

Beating a Dead Horse by Sandy Marshall is a great read and Frances' You Don't Have to be Crazy is an excellent take on magic culture and though dated, much of it applies today.
by Joe Lyons
April 22nd, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norm Nielsen passes
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Norm Nielsen passes

That’s a shame. He had, and seemed, a real class act.
Condolences to Lupe, Jenna and Alexandra.
by Joe Lyons
April 5th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ShareMagic: Live event on April 5th
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: ShareMagic: Live event on April 5th

This promising event starts in an hour.
by Joe Lyons
April 3rd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Movies (not) at SXSW
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Magic Movies (not) at SXSW

It’s possible they will be available on Amazon Prime soon at no charge.
by Joe Lyons
April 1st, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 209
Views: 28246

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

Bill Mullins wrote:(PS -- what is the proper way to use the "youtube" button on the Editor & Preview screen?)

Pretty sure you were using it right, it doesnt seem to be configured for this site.

The same tags imbed the video correctly on the green site.
by Joe Lyons
March 24th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Lots of Free Magic Stuff for Your Corona Quarantine
Replies: 21
Views: 2572

Re: Lots of Free Magic Stuff for Your Corona Quarantine

More Magic In the time of cholera.
by Joe Lyons
March 18th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indulgence with Lucy Darling
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Indulgence with Lucy Darling

Most importantly, her paying customers enjoyed her act.
by Joe Lyons
March 13th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician in Music Video
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: Magician in Music Video

JFox wrote:"Girl Without A Middle" - is AUBREY (James Crabbe).

Unsure what program the clip is from (Milt Larsen's "It's Magic!"??; "Gary Moore Show"??)


Here is a clip of Aubrey performing it, sans the fez. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac3soF_zXdo
by Joe Lyons
March 10th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mark Lewis eBook - A Review
Replies: 61
Views: 9691

Re: Mark Lewis eBook - A Review

……digital reading is a diminished experience. I find this is also true for how I read and retain info on the internet. I can read a New Yorker article online and it kind of sticks with me for a short time after reading it. On the other hand, when I read a New Yorker article printed in the magazine,...
by Joe Lyons
March 10th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cardistry: Please Go Away
Replies: 93
Views: 7858

Re: Cardistry: Please Go Away

Bob Farmer wrote:Squist has been published in Joshua Jay's column in Magic...

It's in the October 2004 issue of Magic.
by Joe Lyons
March 6th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician in Music Video
Replies: 17
Views: 2483

Re: Magician in Music Video

It looks very much like a young García.
by Joe Lyons
March 6th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309516

Re: ERDNASE

Presumption: Todd Karr likes Hilliard for Erdnase, based on several clues including Richard's silence which reminds me of the dog in The Adventure of Silver Blaze. Having finished reading Forte's Erdnase section I could find nothing that eliminated Hilliard, in fact it sounded supportive to that pos...
by Joe Lyons
March 6th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE
Replies: 50
Views: 6206

Re: ERDNASE

-- but I realized after the order had been placed that it didn't include the signature request, so I immediately emailed Steve (or his wife?) and asked for an inscription. And when it arrived, it was signed. My experience exactly. Great customer service. This, btw, is why I suggested we keep the St...
by Joe Lyons
March 5th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Smithsonian on magic posters
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: Smithsonian on magic posters

I believe he was referring to Moodini .
by Joe Lyons
March 5th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cardistry: Please Go Away
Replies: 93
Views: 7858

Re: Cardistry: Please Go Away

Quality is quality I agree, but that is different from having a preference. True. Flourishes, if anything, were probably even more appropriate during Hofzinser's time, when magic was about "demonstrations" and "experiments". If someone juggled bowling pins for ten minutes and fi...
by Joe Lyons
March 4th, 2020, 10:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cardistry: Please Go Away
Replies: 93
Views: 7858

Re: Cardistry: Please Go Away

The older I get the less I have in common with most other people. :) Try growing up in Texas with interests in Coltrane, old movies, locked room mysteries, rodeo and, oh yeah, magic. Quality is quality. Good cardistry is better than bad magic. Good cardistry coupled with good magic is actually pret...
by Joe Lyons
March 3rd, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE
Replies: 50
Views: 6206

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Andrew. Now I'm really feeling gypped :( Yes, he signed both of mine too, I’m sure it was just an oversight that he would correct given the chance. So what's the over/under on how many days until this batch sells out? I tend to agree with what you said earlier: Now the second run of 1000 mig...
by Joe Lyons
February 28th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Psychology of Forcing according to psychologists.
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Psychology of Forcing according to psychologists.

Great story and trick, Chet.

I'm sorry for your loss.
by Joe Lyons
February 28th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mark Wilson Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 1520

Mark Wilson Auction

Saw this on a different thread and I thought it deserved some advertisement.

Brad Jeffers wrote:Mark Wilson is auctioning off many of his props and illusions this weekend.
A John Gaughan built Jarrett Tube is among the items for sale.
Here's the catalog.
by Joe Lyons
February 27th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309516

Re: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE

Christopher1979 wrote:Many are mentioned but what I was referring to was a Jonathan Green gambling book from 1857

Green is mentioned in the Britland and Gazzo book Phantoms of the Card Table.

He was named as father of the gambling expose.
by Joe Lyons
February 27th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Does anyone here speak French?
Replies: 43
Views: 4552

Re: Does anyone here speak French?

I am using my multilingual psychic powers.

It is a positive review of Mark’s book!
by Joe Lyons
February 25th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309516

Re: ERDNASE

by Joe Lyons
February 25th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309516

Re: ERDNASE

Jonathan Townsend wrote:As a distraction... were Houdini and Twain traveling in the same area around 1900?


Hmmm.

No Houdini matches here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3196/3196-h/3196-h.htm

Or here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3197/3197-h/3197-h.htm
by Joe Lyons
February 24th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Turner article
Replies: 5
Views: 1596

Re: Richard Turner article

Richard Turner on Tim Ferris
by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 21823

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Bill Mullins wrote:He already has a $300 bid. And that doesn't even include buyer's premium.

Current bid = $560.

That buyer’s premium will be at least $260...
by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 109
Views: 9770

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

Paco Nagata wrote:It is cheaper, and you can do ANY magic!

Very true Paco.

If you're lucky (crazy?) enough to do this for a living, you can do it with a deck of cards.

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