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by Joe Lyons
April 3rd, 2021, 7:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Prank show magic
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Prank show magic

I remember when I purchased the 20th Century Comedy Bra Trick some years back, and posted that I had done so. Richard K and others (rightly) chided me about it, and I've never performed it, despite my original feeling that it would be a hilarious item and in keeping with the comedy theme of my show...
by Joe Lyons
March 30th, 2021, 10:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Yorker cartoon caption
Replies: 24
Views: 1600

Re: New Yorker cartoon caption

Eoin O'hare wrote:
Bob Farmer wrote:The cartoon has changed ...


Ahhh, very surreal until I read that.

Yes, that would make one feel a little sheepish...
by Joe Lyons
March 28th, 2021, 4:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Yorker cartoon caption
Replies: 24
Views: 1600

Re: New Yorker cartoon caption

“Ever since the SPCA incident, Herb made sure to have plenty of witnesses when he hypnotized a rabbit”
by Joe Lyons
March 27th, 2021, 8:30 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Yorker cartoon caption
Replies: 24
Views: 1600

Re: New Yorker cartoon caption

“Those rabbit ears aren’t going to improve our reception”

Ok, I’m done.
by Joe Lyons
March 27th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Yorker cartoon caption
Replies: 24
Views: 1600

Re: New Yorker cartoon caption

“Now if he could only do something about our cellular reception”

“You know, even with her filming this three feet away I don’t know how he does it”

“Who ordered the hasenpfeffer?”
by Joe Lyons
March 24th, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?
Replies: 57
Views: 1789

Re: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?

Leo Garet wrote:See "Marathon Man" for an expert Dentist at work.

Written by Goldman, who knew everything.

What was this thread about?
by Joe Lyons
March 24th, 2021, 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?
Replies: 57
Views: 1789

Re: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?

I remember enjoying The Prestige , though the d*ckiness of the characters (and lack of milkmaid’s costume) did turn me off. It was still a good study on obsession. I usually find something to enjoy about any magic movies whether it's the magic, drama or something else. I do remember enjoying The Ill...
by Joe Lyons
March 23rd, 2021, 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?
Replies: 57
Views: 1789

Re: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?

Bill Mullins wrote:@Max Maven
where years ago I dubbed it the "Bushi Strut."


Inspired, perhaps, by the "Jackie Fargo Strut"?
(obscure wrestling reference complete -- return to your regularly scheduled thread)


Personally I favor the Sheena Easton Strut, but hey, to each his own.
by Joe Lyons
March 22nd, 2021, 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7749
Views: 2468362

Re: ERDNASE

I think David meant that if the book was really published in 1902, as an author Erdnase might have had that specific book in his possession as he was trying to sell them.
by Joe Lyons
March 20th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?
Replies: 57
Views: 1789

Re: Turn of the 20th century stage magician historians?

There are quite a few references to Paul here.

Perhaps a membership would aid in your research.
by Joe Lyons
March 19th, 2021, 10:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Danger With inpromptu Magic is The Performer Won't Know When To Stop
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

Re: The Danger With inpromptu Magic is The Performer Won't Know When To Stop

Richard Kaufman wrote:Salt Shaker through table. Never fails to kill.
And I do not reproduce the salt shaker.

One of the first tricks I learned and still one of the the strongest impromptu effects at table, home or diner.

Has a Malini feel to it.
by Joe Lyons
March 19th, 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Want To Buy Johnson Chop Cup
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Want To Buy Johnson Chop Cup

I'm looking for a Johnson Chop Cup if anyone has one they don't use anymore.

Thanks,
Joe
by Joe Lyons
March 18th, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Magicians at War by H. Wayne Capps (2020) / A Slightly Biased Review
Replies: 18
Views: 4551

Re: Magicians at War by H. Wayne Capps (2020) / A Slightly Biased Review

Sorry if I linked the wrong site, Zig.

The new news is they attached a director, so maybe the movie will get out of "development hell".
by Joe Lyons
March 14th, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Kaufman on Who Books That?
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Re: Kaufman on Who Books That?

What a wonderful, entertaining interview! The three most flabbergasting things to me were: 1) How RK's passion for writing daily hasn't abated after all these years 2) How amazingly sharp Harry Lorayne is at 95, and 3) How people would actually cancel a Genii subscription because of RK's efforts at...
by Joe Lyons
March 11th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best way to get a break above the card second from bottom of the deck?
Replies: 20
Views: 957

Re: Best way to get a break above the card second from bottom of the deck?

Richard Kaufman wrote:The type of Buckle which Brad describes was created by Cliff Green and is in his book.

And in Mr. Jennings takes it easy.
by Joe Lyons
March 10th, 2021, 7:15 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Kaufman on Who Books That?
Replies: 6
Views: 1106

Kaufman on Who Books That?

by Joe Lyons
March 5th, 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Modern Magic (Hoffman) editions
Replies: 6
Views: 931

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: 1933

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: 1933

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: 2177

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: 1953

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: 430

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: 303

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: 1933

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: 1411

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: 1172

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: 1668

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: 1184

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: 59
Views: 4561

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: 59
Views: 4561

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: 409

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: 1668

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: 59
Views: 4561

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: 1668

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: 11439

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: 1277

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: 746

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!

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