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by Joe Lyons
March 5th, 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Modern Magic (Hoffman) editions
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Modern Magic (Hoffman) editions

This might have the answers - if you can find a copy.
by Joe Lyons
March 5th, 2021, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?
Replies: 35
Views: 1568

Re: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?

But my vision for art is closer to mathematics or science. It is about discovering interesting new ideas. I like this approach since it feels like there is a semi-objective way of measuring how good your art is. As opposed to having it be purely subjective. If I think of art as uncovering interesti...
by Joe Lyons
March 5th, 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?
Replies: 35
Views: 1568

Re: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?

I think the concept of infinity lies at the root of all art. True, infinite choices empower art but discernment creates it. One could wait forever for a monkey locked in a room with a typewriter to produce Shakespeare. Years ago, I had a friend who created a cool illusion. It was a Sefalaljia like ...
by Joe Lyons
March 1st, 2021, 8:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns
Replies: 25
Views: 2021

Re: The March Issue of Genii is Out and Jamy Swiss Returns

I had the same problem. It works when I allow the issue to fully load before I begin reading it.
by Joe Lyons
February 27th, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians come to life!
Replies: 31
Views: 1441

Re: Magicians come to life!

Max Maven wrote:The Uncanny Valley Cultural Society

No doubt.
It certainly works.
One can't help but feel more of an affinity to these animated creatures.
by Joe Lyons
February 26th, 2021, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't Everybody Leave - The Mac King Talk show!
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Don't Everybody Leave - The Mac King Talk show!

Funny stuff Dustin, thanks.
by Joe Lyons
February 26th, 2021, 2:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Walt Disney, magician
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Walt Disney, magician

Why do I feel like this has something to do with Richard Kaufman’s genesis story?
by Joe Lyons
February 25th, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?
Replies: 35
Views: 1568

Re: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?

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by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gender Neutral Playing Cards, A Controversy?, Or Just A Natural Progression In Today's Political Climate?
Replies: 26
Views: 1246

Re: Gender Neutral Playing Cards, A Controversy?, Or Just A Natural Progression In Today's Political Climate?

The GN cards are available here: https://www.gsb-playingcards.com/ This deck ranks Gold and Silver (pure precious metals) over Bronze (an alloy/mixture of base metals). The clear implication of the superiority of racial purity over racial mixing, and the statement it makes about mixed-race people, ...
by Joe Lyons
February 16th, 2021, 8:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coins pictured in SOM "Kangaroo Coins"?
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

Re: Coins pictured in SOM "Kangaroo Coins"?

Looks like magician's tokens/palming coins to me but that could be context...
by Joe Lyons
February 14th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1517

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

Mark Tams wrote:
Aldo had one with different colored pom poms.


Where was Aldo's printed? Thx!

It’s in his “Impact”.
by Joe Lyons
February 12th, 2021, 4:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here Be Bunnies - The Jerx
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Here Be Bunnies - The Jerx

Marco Pusterla wrote:Image

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Joe Lyons
February 12th, 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic University Journal
Replies: 52
Views: 3241

Re: Day 6 - 13. 6. 2015

Hello Ondrej, Your journal is interesting and informative. I believe the English correlation would be Topit. Thank you so much for the feedback, Joe. I am happy you find it interesting. Topit is certainly a servanta, but I think that not all servantas are Topit. Servanta can be a pocket attached to...
by Joe Lyons
February 12th, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic University Journal
Replies: 52
Views: 3241

Re: Day 6 - 13. 6. 2015

Magnets are great to attach loads to the costume in servantas. Could someone please educate me how to properly use this word? Is it used in English as well? What is the plural? My google skills failed me this time. 'Servanta' in Czech magic jargon means a special pocket (made of fabric/plastic/wood...
by Joe Lyons
February 11th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Memories of Wonder
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Memories of Wonder

Bill Mullins wrote:I don't have anything I can add to your project -- I only read his books, and saw him once at a magic convention. But I would certainly enjoy watching such a film.

Ditto.
Please inform us when you complete this endeavor.
by Joe Lyons
February 10th, 2021, 1:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1517

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

Joe Lyons wrote:
Peter Ross wrote:Is anyone aware of any work done using different colored balls with Cups & Balls?

Yes.

Kent's version is available at Lybrary.com

https://www.lybrary.com/the-fun-shop-cu ... 51796.html
by Joe Lyons
February 10th, 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Magic University Journal
Replies: 52
Views: 3241

Re: The Magic University Journal

The quote from William Goldman refers to a successful Hollywood film. No one knows for sure what the ingredients are, and they screw up all the time even with the best intentions. But it has many ingredients, few if any of which are related to magic. If memory serves the full statement/quote includ...
by Joe Lyons
February 10th, 2021, 10:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cups & Balls with different colored balls
Replies: 32
Views: 1517

Re: Cups & Balls with different colored balls

Peter Ross wrote:Is anyone aware of any work done using different colored balls with Cups & Balls?

Yes.
by Joe Lyons
February 2nd, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dover Books on Magic
Replies: 23
Views: 10823

Re: Dover Books on Magic

If you search the Dover site for Magic under relevance you'll get a nice selection in the first few pages of results.

Just don't search by popularity - it will take a while to find something about prestidigitation.
by Joe Lyons
January 31st, 2021, 2:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Ultimate Gaffed Card Printing System
Replies: 21
Views: 1112

Re: The Ultimate Gaffed Card Printing System

Bill Mullins wrote:I'd like two, please. And one of the flatbed cutters.

You should get them Bill. Those are cheap when you consider some folks spend $15,000 for a single effect.
by Joe Lyons
January 28th, 2021, 7:21 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Daley
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Daley

El Mystico wrote:When I'm rich and famous I'll ask Alexander!

Until then, you can use it to search your own library and those of local clubs.
Warning though - frequent use will cause you to find the money for a subscription!
by Joe Lyons
January 24th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Transfer Move
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Re: Vernon's Transfer Move

Have you tried here?
by Joe Lyons
January 24th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: In and of Itself
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: In and of Itself

Here’s an article in Vanity Fair :

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/20 ... -interview
by Joe Lyons
January 9th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: George Goebel has passed away.
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

George Goebel has passed away.

David Haversat reports that George Goebel passed away.
by Joe Lyons
January 3rd, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2453420

Re: ERDNASE

Aloris tool posts are a type of fixture for mounting tools on a machinist's lathe. They are named for the inventor, Frank Silora. As was kindly pointed out off-list, I made a typo here. The inventor's name is Frank Sirola. Perhaps it was not so much a typo as it was a Freudian anagram... Hmmm...Fre...
by Joe Lyons
January 1st, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2020 In Review? Really? (Yes.)
Replies: 10
Views: 1159

Re: 2020 In Review? Really? (Yes.)

Great recap as always Dustin.
by Joe Lyons
December 31st, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Name of a cut
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Name of a cut

I think you are referring to the Piet Forton pop out move.
by Joe Lyons
December 18th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P Al Cohen
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: R.I.P Al Cohen

erdnasephile wrote:For those who might be interested in some of the items that Al Cohen put in print:
https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/person/1390

Does anyone know if he ever published his color changing knife routine?
Looks like it is on page 35 of this.
by Joe Lyons
December 18th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P Al Cohen
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: R.I.P Al Cohen

For those who might be interested in some of the items that Al Cohen put in print: https://www.conjuringarchive.com/list/person/1390 Does anyone know if he ever published his color changing knife routine? I don't know if it's the routine you refer to but he has a page in the back of Merrill's Knife...
by Joe Lyons
December 17th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy is Here!
Replies: 18
Views: 2346

Re: Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy is Here!

kkelly wrote:
Bill Mullins wrote:Dustin -- you're going all Quint on us here.


looks like they needed a bigger boat!

:lol:
by Joe Lyons
December 14th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge Size Double Face Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Bridge Size Double Face Cards

I sent you a PM.
by Joe Lyons
December 14th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bridge Size Double Face Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Bridge Size Double Face Cards

I have some Fox Lake double facers. How many and what cards do you need?
by Joe Lyons
December 14th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fred Kaps Stage Money
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Fred Kaps Stage Money

Hello Bill,

If Bob's is no longer available I have one for you.
by Joe Lyons
December 11th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bev Bergeron Has Died
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Re: Bev Bergeron Has Died

Here's a great interview with Bev.
by Joe Lyons
December 10th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Comedy & Magic - book/DVD recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: Comedy & Magic - book/DVD recommendations?

Someone said "Dying is easy - Comedy is hard". Like in magic, it is often the surprise that generates the laugh. I regularly keep my family in stitches in familial gatherings but wouldn't know how to generate a chuckle in front of an audience. From Genii Forum member caveman... http://www....
by Joe Lyons
December 9th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1686

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

Confusing the search - he is referred to as Elwyn, Elwin and Edwin. From a 1935 Linking Ring: Know them by their true names: The Voice of Experience—Sayre Taylor of former Sex-show-lecture fame; The Voice of Inspiration—Frederick Faye; El-Wynn, alias Ali-Din—Edwin C. Peck; Ali Axiom—Crawford; Phenom...
by Joe Lyons
December 9th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1686

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

I can't recall a reference to Elwin C. Peck performing as, "Ali-din." I'm trying to recall if I read somewhere that Ali-Din was a woman performer. It would appear that Edwin C. Peck did not perform as Ali-Din. Seems Potter and Potter disagree. Quite a puzzle. FROM The Potter and Potter ca...
by Joe Lyons
December 9th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Symphony Coins Question.
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Symphony Coins Question.

Rob2100 wrote:I was watching the Symphony Coins presentation and was wondering if the coin(s) could be ditched in a similar fashion as in the Split Focus routine by Greg Wilson?

I don't own them, but I don't know why they couldn't considering the nature of the gaff.
by Joe Lyons
December 9th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"
Replies: 37
Views: 1686

Re: Elwin Peck aka "El-Wyn"

MagicbyAlfred wrote:
Diego wrote:I can't recall a reference to Elwin C. Peck performing as, "Ali-din." I'm trying
to recall if I read somewhere that Ali-Din was a woman performer.


It would appear that Edwin C. Peck did not perform as Ali-Din.

Seems Potter and Potter disagree.
Quite a puzzle.

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