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by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 108
Views: 4634

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.
by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: A White Sport Coat
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: A White Sport Coat

Bob Farmer wrote:Not a Parrothead! Before Jimmy there was Marty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD8MnvyAi6I

Wow, forgot he did that early pop stuff.

Growing up in Texas, breaking horses and riding rodeo, I was more into his gunfighter stuff.
by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News

Mr. Ben: thank you for the thoughtful response. Admittedly, initially when I saw the length of your post I thought my God, I am taking the man away from the Vernon bio part two for something I casually remarked. Then I quickly realized that you are more interested in the etymology of the phrase than...
by Joe Lyons
February 22nd, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 133
Views: 12908

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Bill Mullins wrote:Then I need to write them a sternly-worded letter.

:D
by Joe Lyons
February 22nd, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News

I couldn’t tell, though, was [David Ben] calling Houdini or Jesus Christ a fictional character? I think he was quoting GBS as having said so. Background on the quote. David Ben and Julie Eng with Mr. Slaight’s patronage have been awesome for magic. I’m familiar with the quote. Not that it matters, ...
by Joe Lyons
February 22nd, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 133
Views: 12908

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.

I’ve never paid a buyer’s premium on eBay.
by Joe Lyons
February 22nd, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News
Replies: 12
Views: 727

Re: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News

Nice article and interview as you would expect from Mr. Ben.

I couldn’t tell, though, was he calling Houdini or Jesus Christ a fictional character?
by Joe Lyons
February 21st, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

I can't answer your question, but to me the biggest problem with Hoffmann as a possibility is his published annotations of Erdnase (available in the old Gamblers Book Club edition). I gave away my copy years ago, so can't quote you any examples, but his notes made it clear that he really didn't und...
by Joe Lyons
February 21st, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Has anyone ever run TEATCT and a couple of Hoffmann books through modern stylometric software? The reason I ask: Here are some quotes about Hoffmann previously posted, forgive me for not posting all of the authors names: "First of all, stay tuned for Martin Breese's upcoming CD-ROM release of ...
by Joe Lyons
February 20th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 108
Views: 4634

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

Now, if you don't mind my asking, What attracts you to magic? When I was a colt? Watching the handsome and dapper magicians and their impossibly beautiful assistants perform baffling acts - then discovering I, too, could have this super human power (and beautiful women?) if I only read the right bo...
by Joe Lyons
February 20th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Has anyone ever run TEATCT and a couple of Hoffmann books through modern stylometric software?
by Joe Lyons
February 20th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 108
Views: 4634

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

performer wrote:since Americans can't spell English properly anyway.

No, but we can discern cookies from biscuits, fries from chips and cigarettes...

Besides, you’re an American now, old boy, shouldn’t you be singing O Canada?
:)
by Joe Lyons
February 18th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 62
Views: 2232

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

Ian Kendall wrote:But, we'll all be back next year, even if it's only for one day (which, I have found, is the best way to do it).

How many conventions have one day passes?

Could be a reason for its success.
by Joe Lyons
February 13th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away

The Oscar segment honors film actors, not TV actors. Conrad's career was almost entirely in television, except for a few pedestrian films. No, I remember them memorializing TV actors also. From Rolling Stone magazine: "The Academy includes an annual In Memoriam segment on the Oscars telecast, ...
by Joe Lyons
February 12th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top Change Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1690

Re: Top Change Effect

PressureFan wrote:Fechter's Be Honest What Is It.

You're right - it sounded like Daley.

You can find it in Magician Nitely.
by Joe Lyons
February 12th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top Change Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 1690

Re: Top Change Effect

Doc Daley's Last Trick
by Joe Lyons
February 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away

Brad Jeffers wrote:Robert Conrad, who died Saturday

Damn
by Joe Lyons
February 10th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND
Replies: 31
Views: 1608

Re: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND

Bob Farmer wrote:Perhaps the solution is to ask which book would you prefer to be reading before being run over by a car.

Bob’s got a point. I’d give up my career and magic for an island like that.

But to stay in the spirit of things, an Elite deck and Greater Magic.
by Joe Lyons
February 9th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

performer wrote:I have always been baffled as to why anyone cares who the hell Erdnase was...............

Who loves a mystery more than magicians?
by Joe Lyons
February 7th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 1836

Re: Whose Hands are These?

BTW does anyone know what that awesome table color change at 5:09 is called, who created it, and a source(s) of where to find the handling? Marlo's circular change? I also don't think it's the Eidetic one, but looks more like The Circular Change , which does not start with a double on the table. Ri...
by Joe Lyons
February 6th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 1836

Re: Whose Hands are These?

MagicbyAlfred wrote: BTW does anyone know what that awesome table color change at 5:09 is called, who created it, and a source(s) of where to find the handling?

Marlo's circular change?
by Joe Lyons
February 5th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Carlo, folks, how do you distinguish writing of that time from specific authorship? The editor of The Sphinx plays American and writes his own Sharps and Flats in first person... then offers the Modern Magicians Handbook? Sorry Jonathan, I do not understand what you are asking. I believe he's askin...
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Hilliar was not a sleight of hand expert whereas Erdnase most certainly was. I do not think it was Hilliar. Pretty sure I’ve read about Hilliar being good at coins and cards and stood in for Thurston’s Card act once. I’ll try to find it. Mahatma named him second only to Downs in coin manipulation. ...
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

performer wrote:Hilliar was not a sleight of hand expert whereas Erdnase most certainly was. I do not think it was Hilliar.

Pretty sure I’ve read about Hilliar being good at coins and cards and stood in for Thurston’s Card act once. I’ll try to find it.
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

There seems to be something confusing going on... Both (William) Hilliar and (John Northern) Hilliard are being discussed here, if I am not mistaken. So who is the more likely candidate out of these two unlikely ones? Thank you! I brought up Hilliar as an uneducated dart throw, because of his ties ...
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Hypersonic Sound (Audio Spotlight) - thought projection or seance?
Replies: 14
Views: 3904

Re: Hypersonic Sound (Audio Spotlight) - thought projection or seance?

There are apps for your phone to aid in something like this. Be careful using it with children, though, they can hear pretty high frequencies. In fact I think Penn and Teller had a gag like that with children a few years ago.
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Well, obviously his candidate is Hilliard, that’s the only person who matches all the clues. It’ll be interesting to see the evidence. Hilliard does seem to fit what's been revealed (well known figure; magic notebooks; look of the hands). I don't recall hearing any arguments for Hilliard being Erdn...
by Joe Lyons
February 3rd, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Well, obviously his candidate is Hilliard, that’s the only person who matches all the clues. It’ll be interesting to see the evidence.
by Joe Lyons
February 3rd, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Erdnase = Far Bomber?
by Joe Lyons
February 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Richard Kaufman wrote:I happen to know the candidate's work extremely well. This is what gives me my insight.


Ok, so Hilliard or DeLand?
by Joe Lyons
February 3rd, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Denis Behr wrote:Hilliar was already discussed in The Man who was Erdnase, I believe.


Yes, Whaley thought he ghosted it for MFA.

Karr must have a big name in mind for Denis to find it fascinating and Richard to declare it preposterous.
by Joe Lyons
February 2nd, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

OK, having spent the last couple of days contemplating the meaning of the words Limited Edition and the last couple of minutes preparing wings for the bowl game and failing Zig Zagger's memory test, I ask you: who do you think Karr's candidate for Erdnase is? He claims it is "not the colorful c...
by Joe Lyons
January 31st, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 133
Views: 12908

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Purchasing this book has been one of my better experiences in magic. Though expensive, the book is undoubtedly worth every penny, and that is counting the Erdnase material as a bonus. The website was very informative, had samples and functioned beautifully. I immediately received an email confirming...
by Joe Lyons
January 30th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

Eugene Burger, paraphrasing Jesus, said Magic is a house with many rooms. Mine is more of a library than a stage. Having as of yet been burned by Mr. Karr, I pre-ordered the book and look forward to reading the evidence in the case of Mr. X. If they arrive late I have many more unread to keep me occ...
by Joe Lyons
January 29th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Prompted to Do an Impromptu (Card Trick)
Replies: 52
Views: 2250

Re: Prompted to Do an Impromptu (Card Trick)

Doc Daley's last trick. No set up or gimmicks required. Spectators equate aces with magic. It's quick. No time for them to get bored and if you need to go back to work, leave them with a card or just wanting more. In their hands - magnifies the effect. Great lead in to other card tricks. "Packs...
by Joe Lyons
January 29th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 1836

Re: Whose Hands are These?

From anotherimage site posting the image:

"Any person who may be depicted in this image is deceased and the Source Agency states that no estate exists and warrants that there shall be no model release issues with regards to the use of this image.'
by Joe Lyons
January 28th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 466
Views: 146242

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Bob Farmer wrote:The term commonly used to refer to the class that became 'starving artists'.


OK.

For a demisemihemidemisemiquaver there I thought you were calling us whores....
by Joe Lyons
January 28th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7511
Views: 2251776

Re: ERDNASE

It’s certainly enticing.

From the email:

”(If you've followed some of my previous writings on the pseudonymously credited author, S. W. Erdnase, this is NOT colorful conman E. S. Andrews or any other lead I previously examined.)“
Bold italics mine.

A brand new candidate?
by Joe Lyons
January 28th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 466
Views: 146242

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

From the Oxford dictionary:

Demimonde

noun

“ the class of women considered to be of doubtful morality and social standing.”

I forget, which is the oldest profession?
by Joe Lyons
January 27th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Wenii Magazine
Replies: 15
Views: 1656

Re: Wenii Magazine

Richard Kaufman wrote:I found my Wenii.

I know that becomes more difficult as we age...

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