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by Brad Henderson
June 21st, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magazines
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Magazines

i may have several linking rings - as any several years worth. i’m on tour now until mid august. ping me in september and i will see what i have. will send you all of them at cost (packaging and media mail).
by Brad Henderson
June 17th, 2018, 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: „Troll“-behavior of the audience - my fault?
Replies: 17
Views: 1018

Re: „Troll“-behavior of the audience - my fault?

if you provide for your audience an experience they consider more valuable than knowing how the trick was done, they will fight to preserve that experience. When you described the kind of marci you do you mentioned two media and one method. This suggests to me that your focus is on ‘what and how’ an...
by Brad Henderson
June 16th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Animals
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: Magical Animals

i think chuck smith shared a great idea in one of his lecture notes.
by Brad Henderson
June 13th, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: I have a room to share at FISM
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: I have a room to share at FISM

i have roomed with David several times. He is an excellent roomie.
by Brad Henderson
June 13th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Masters of Illusion Returns For Fifth Anniversary Season on The CW Network on Friday, June 29, 2018

the most amazing thing about this show is how they invariably take amazing acts and with poor editing make them look at best mediocre.
by Brad Henderson
June 9th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

my observation is with how the sale of something changes people. there seems to be a marked difference in attitude between those who are looking for the sake of knowledge and those looking for the sake of profit, regardless of when and why they joined the discussion And while i have explored some id...
by Brad Henderson
June 9th, 2018, 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

why does it seem that the arrival of those who have something to sell invariably turns the thread to crap? it seem that those interested in FINDING the truth are far more open minded and intellectually honest than those interested in SELLING it. i will take this as one of the inevitable downsides of...
by Brad Henderson
June 7th, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

the premise is best appreciated by those who know it to be inherently false.
by Brad Henderson
June 7th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

medical school events
by Brad Henderson
June 6th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 9923

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

thanks for finding this.

i am however thinking of a different appearance where he did only one card trick if i recall. But this was super great to see.
by Brad Henderson
June 5th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 9923

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

i loved the mike douglas episode where he and phyllis diller went to wdw’s haunted mansion. and in the celebrities who were better at magic than you might expect department: there is an episode of ive got a secret or what’s my line (i think it was a gary moore show) where milton berle does a card tr...
by Brad Henderson
June 5th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Art Emerson R.I.P.
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Art Emerson R.I.P.

He will be buried in a large plastic wallet.
by Brad Henderson
May 29th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Re: A Plunger Question

i don’t know that the reference would be there. But it’s a good place to start.

and of course, he could have given me incorrect information. It would be a good thing to track down for sure.
by Brad Henderson
May 29th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Re: A Plunger Question

Robert-Houdin had a rising card but not with the plunger principle not according to ron wohl. He showed me a handling that was attributed to Robert Houdin, and it was very nicely put together. Perhaps this was one of those things that has just circulated off the printed page. I'll be curious to rea...
by Brad Henderson
May 28th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Re: A Plunger Question

Philippe Billot wrote:Robert-Houdin had a rising card but not with the plunger principle


not according to ron wohl. He showed me a handling that was attributed to Robert Houdin, and it was very nicely put together. Perhaps this was one of those things that has just circulated off the printed page.
by Brad Henderson
May 28th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Plunger Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1249

Re: A Plunger Question

Ron Wohl showed to me a great handling of the rising cards using the plunger principle which he credited to Robert Houdin. I have not been able to find it in print though.
by Brad Henderson
May 28th, 2018, 2:13 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collectos Worshop edition Compleat Magick Vol.1-2-3- 4 by Bascom Jones for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Collectos Worshop edition Compleat Magick Vol.1-2-3- 4 by Bascom Jones for sale

also, there are two editions of the collected Magick. One was put out when CW was owned by Bloch and Ruggerio. It has black covers and the material has been arranged by topic. There is a later edition put out by Robinson. I believe there may be 5 volumes in that set. They have a red cover and are re...
by Brad Henderson
May 23rd, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sr. RAI has passed
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Sr. RAI has passed

i’ve never heard of him, but it sounds like there is a great article or talk that could be done on his life.
by Brad Henderson
May 22nd, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 22
Views: 3929

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

did he not use that method with the clear film? i think the booklet mentioned that. but again, i could be thinking of something different.
by Brad Henderson
May 22nd, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 22
Views: 3929

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

i’m pretty sure it is. i can see the illustration in my mind and remember reading it and fantasizing about doing it. could this be in the polished polish routine book?
by Brad Henderson
May 22nd, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 22
Views: 3929

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

but i believe it’s already been in print. i think in a busby publication. Or maybe he taught it at a lecture at abbott’s. if we are discussing the same one.
by Brad Henderson
May 22nd, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Johnny Thompson dove production
Replies: 22
Views: 3929

Re: Johnny Thompson dove production

i’ve read the saran wrap production - i think it’s in a lecture notes or small booklet. Is there a different one to which this thread refers?
by Brad Henderson
May 5th, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

jkeyes1000 wrote:The authors of the article that Chris refers to would be amongst the first to say that their techniques must be modified according to the quality of the images being examined.


ah. we are playing the mind reading game are we?
by Brad Henderson
May 5th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

Please guys, what do most of you understand about neural networks? I have programmed, developed and used neural networks when it wasn't called deep learning and fashionable to use them. My illustration with the red lines is there so that it can be intuitively understood by everybody at least those ...
by Brad Henderson
May 4th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

ah. still quibbling over the fly [censored] i see

chris still is in trouble. If interest in being a magician were as common as you suggest, then the casual use of superficial magical terms would be irrelevant to his case.

so which is it chris? is keyes correct? or are you wrong?
by Brad Henderson
May 4th, 2018, 8:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card to *really* impossible location
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: Card to *really* impossible location

i don’t know if ‘logical’ is the word i would use, but it certainly is a next step.

mazel tof.
by Brad Henderson
May 4th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

hey i just used a sports metaphor. must be proof that i’m a tremendous athlete. Not proof that you are a tremendous athlete, but you are probably interested in sports to some degree. But sports is a bad analogy because it is too prevalent. Sports metaphors have become ubiquitous and therefore don't...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

Joe Crist writes "perception distortion". Don't know if that is what you meant. If you did, then going from "perception distortion" to "perspective shifts" is quite an accomplishment, you knew exactly what i meant. but you keep focusing on the fly [censored] since you ...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

chris, i’m not befuddled i’m objective. drawing red lines is not proof of facial recognition owning a book your company printed isn’t proof of card handling skills and saying you did not recognize a drawing is not the same as saying there were photographs. It was a large job as he said. he would hav...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

look it up on the book you have but whose information you want to ignore.
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

smith never mentioned photos. you would think he would have mentioned the photographer who was in the room when he had his meeting. If he were handed photos then he wouldn’t have been paid with check number 1. you’re grasping at straws - or more literally - your argument rests on a pile of fly [cen...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

keyes. so how do you feel the content of erdnase compares with the revelation of similar material of books published at the time?

and considering the moves explained. are there other strategies which a professional would need in order to execute those - are they included or described in expert?
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

chris. i had a professor of musicology who once shared the story of two students arguing over how to interpret the presence of a note that did not fit in traditional medieval voice leading rules. The teacher walked up to them, standing over the manuscript, and flicked the errant note off the page. ‘...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Youtube Boobs
Replies: 21
Views: 1804

Re: Youtube Boobs

which 90’s?
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 12:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Youtube Boobs
Replies: 21
Views: 1804

Re: Youtube Boobs

FIRST!
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

Hey kid they are photographers and couldn’t reproduce the images as drawn because of perspective shifts. this wouldn’t have been an issue if they were merely traced. the photographers are telling you those images could not have been traced from a photograph. and i didn’t say that artanis knew him at...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

awww. chris likes to call names i was just curious what you would pick up on - i see no comment about the issue with the perspective on the drawings. this suggests that you knew that there is evidence to prove that these could not have been tracings- and as you have admitted to reading his intro - y...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

I spent last evening going over Joe Crist’s new edition of Expert and his very interesting introduction. He claims his teacher played with Erdnase on at least one occasion. He also makes a very interesting observation about the perspective issue in the photos which would seem to undermine the claim ...
by Brad Henderson
May 3rd, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6848
Views: 2011277

Re: ERDNASE

keyes has proven again and again he knows nothing of magic history, and now he proves he has read little of the book. If you read the entire book, as Bill has done, you will see that he clearly is referring to holding back moves which are not his to give. This isn’t a case of linguistic customs of t...
by Brad Henderson
May 2nd, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Walter Blaney's Ladder Levitation
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Walter Blaney's Ladder Levitation

find one of the hoops and ask to see it in action. It’s mechanics are almost more magical than the levitations it is designed to accompany.

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