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by Brad Henderson
February 19th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Any Blackpool Highlights ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Any Blackpool Highlights ?

Stagecraft - isn’t that the new download from emagicnow.com?
by Brad Henderson
February 15th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 39
Views: 2622

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

Do you provide the audience with a reason for suddenly bringing in a different deck? why not magically produce the different deck? maybe pull it out of the original card case or... perhaps this could be a good use for doug edwards criss-crossed cases. kevin Doug Bennet. And I’m not sure it would wo...
by Brad Henderson
February 12th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 60
Views: 4479

Re: The Magic Rainbow

You're correct Brad, objectivism doesn't explain it perfectly, but it's close. I'm just agreeing with you. I appreciate that. Just splitting some hairs. Having produced a couple of small printed works and finishing a much larger one, I have a new appreciation of how expensive and how much time this...
by Brad Henderson
February 12th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 60
Views: 4479

Re: The Magic Rainbow

PapaG, Why would great artists want to take a loss on their investment required to share their work when people like you are motived only by selfishness? Do you tend to want to help out the selfish? Why should we expect the artist to be more magnanimous than you are willing to be? Who is John Galt?...
by Brad Henderson
February 12th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 60
Views: 4479

Re: The Magic Rainbow

PapaG, You speak of fairness for the community - but what about fairness for the people who spend years of their life developing the material and presenting it in a form which can be shared? Why should you get to dictate what is fair? Do you know how much work went into getting to the point to be ab...
by Brad Henderson
February 11th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 60
Views: 4479

Re: The Magic Rainbow

The world is more expensive than it was 30 years ago.

Paper ain’t cheap.

PapaG - think of it this way - the penguin edition is a $150 deluxe edition. It’s printed on paper. The other edition is free, but invisible.
by Brad Henderson
February 11th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 60
Views: 4479

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Kaplan's The Fine Art of Magic has become a fetishized book with a lot of buzz and desire around it, though. Must be the couple of chapters on mind reading tricks. ;) Actually, and ironically, it’s because it’s considerd one of juan’s Favorite magic books. That’s the reason everyone is hot for it.
by Brad Henderson
February 11th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 60
Views: 4479

Re: The Magic Rainbow

PapaG,How many magic books do you own? I can look at one shelf in my library - filled with unbound (or spiral bound) pamphlets - some of only a handful of pages - each of which cost as much as this nicely and professionally produced book by penguin. So to suggest this book might ‘set a precedent’ in...
by Brad Henderson
February 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 60
Views: 4479

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Is it? Any idea what a several hundred page hard back costs to produce? ShippIng, editing, layout . . . Not cheap. Then there are the 40 plus years that went into its writing. If I recall I paid about $40 for each volume of the magic way and five points when I first obtained them in the early 90’s. ...
by Brad Henderson
February 9th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 180
Views: 12914

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

Who knows why audiences react or respond the way they do. I'm always wary of magicians who offer guarantees of reaction. Tell the funniest joke in the world to five people... Number One will laugh his socks off. Number Two will laugh openly. Number Three will chuckle audibly. Number Four will smile...
by Brad Henderson
February 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 58
Views: 8320

Re: The End Times Magazine

I didn’t see anything Ryan has written that would seem flippant. As a subscriber I appreciated the update.
by Brad Henderson
February 9th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 180
Views: 12914

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

Why would someone assume that their inability to perform a deceptive French drop would indicate that the French drop must be non deceptive?
by Brad Henderson
February 7th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan

The chronicles description has the first card inserted into the fan. It may have been what Ammar referred to in the tape. This was the handling that Vernon used. The one in stars of magic was simplified for the masses.
by Brad Henderson
February 7th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan

Vernon chronicles. I believe it’s in the first volume but could be mistaken about that.
by Brad Henderson
February 6th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magician accused of sexual assault
Replies: 16
Views: 1932

Re: Magician accused of sexual assault

Willard was a known alcoholic.
by Brad Henderson
February 6th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magician accused of sexual assault
Replies: 16
Views: 1932

Re: Magician accused of sexual assault

... Professor A. was so incensed by his arrest, that afterward meeting the barber who was the original cause of his prosecution, he so far forgot himself as to take the law in his own hands, and give the man a most unmerciful beating. He belabored him severely, disfiguring his face and eyes, and le...
by Brad Henderson
January 28th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: monte toss exposed

Ricky Jay didn’t give away anything ‘willy nilly’ You are missing the point repeatedly. No one is incensed this was exposed. you are creating an issue where there is none. what is unfortunate is that this exposure accomplished nothing. it didn’t help the story, it doesn’t serve to act as ‘gambling p...
by Brad Henderson
January 28th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: monte toss exposed

no it wasn’t YOU claimed that the exposure of the hype served some function as gambling protection. It doesn’t. It serves zero purpose at all because 1) everyone knows the cards are going to be mixed in a manner one is not supposed to detect the order. Exposing the actual Methodology doesn’t add any...
by Brad Henderson
January 28th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: monte toss exposed

likewise, teaching the hype does nothing to protect the would be mark. It lets him know why he needs to stay away from the game. you wouldn’t misdirect them by focusing on moves that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. There is no social value from exposing the hype. It’s purely a prur...
by Brad Henderson
January 28th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: monte toss exposed

While this exposure is a nuisance for those of us who do the trick, monte is a scam and exposing the hype basically counts as gambling protection.. Does it? Or does it make for half smart players who think they know it all and become ripe pickings because they are too confident in their own knowled...
by Brad Henderson
January 28th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: monte toss exposed

It’s like boobs. If you have a weak story, some may think adding some boobs will help save it. the exposure in this case is prurient, pornographic. it adds nothing beyond the thrill produced by the exploitation of the taboo.
by Brad Henderson
January 28th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 1269

Re: monte toss exposed

Is the fact that the cards are deceptively switched in the three card monte really a secret? it seems to me that that’s pretty much the entire premise and is most often presented as a key part of the routine. Sure, the exact method may not be known, but when done properly shouldn’t the move be invis...
by Brad Henderson
January 24th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 20561

Re: The Jerx Year Three

The devotion Joe displays for Andy is a bit disturbing. Andy has often been controversial. if he can dish it out, he can stand to have his words scrutinized. if positive opinions toward Andy are acceptable to Joe, then so should negative. You can’t expect to praise someone for 4 pages and demand tha...
by Brad Henderson
January 14th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini's Last Secrets
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Houdini's Last Secrets

i know steve wolf. He’s a nice guy. Have hired him to do special effects for a few large scale events.

the opening line of the promo blurb turned me off - especially for the science channel.
by Brad Henderson
January 12th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Re: Untouched

Dan Harlan showed me the bit where you reveal the number at an early mystery school. It was a great little moment.
by Brad Henderson
January 12th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Re: Untouched

Re: touching the cards. The goal is to not ever touch the cards. Hence the name. However in practice most real people have difficulty spreading the cards and interpreting which card the magician is pointing to. So touching the cards - especially to make clear which card you want them to remove - is...
by Brad Henderson
January 12th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Re: Untouched

Re: touching the cards. The goal is to not ever touch the cards. Hence the name. However in practice most real people have difficulty spreading the cards and interpreting which card the magician is pointing to. So touching the cards - especially to make clear which card you want them to remove - is ...
by Brad Henderson
January 12th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Re: Untouched

yes. i learned of from Bascom Jone’s Magick in a trick attributed to Max’s former nom de plume. It is not credited to anyone else in the trick from which i learned it. That could have been an editorial omission.
by Brad Henderson
January 11th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Re: Untouched

Daryl’s specific contribution was the presentation that justified each and every action of the routine. I’ve seen a lot of people do the trick and they miss parts of it. I looked for a video of Daryl performing this trick but the closest I could find was Michael Ammar performing Daryl's Untouched ....
by Brad Henderson
January 10th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1704

Re: Untouched

Ryan Matney wrote:I can't see any difference between Leech's trick and Daryl's.


Daryl’s specific contribution was the presentation that justified each and every action of the routine. I’ve seen a lot of people do the trick and they miss parts of it.
by Brad Henderson
January 7th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen
Replies: 44
Views: 1516

Re: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen

i learned the boomerang rubber band effect from Don Cox at a Gatlinburg Winter Carnival of Magic. I heard at some point that Cornelius asked Vernon if he recalled anything amazing he had seen but couldn’t fathom. Vernon described the boomerang band effect. Cornelius then set to work to figure out ho...
by Brad Henderson
January 2nd, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians and their pseudoscientific spells
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Magicians and their pseudoscientific spells

that was my favorite - seeing all the half smart mentalists at the cafe pontificating on what Derren was doing. He fooled them twice. Kudos to him.
by Brad Henderson
January 2nd, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians and their pseudoscientific spells
Replies: 14
Views: 811

Re: Magicians and their pseudoscientific spells

did they complain when Dali painted dripping clocks on the premise it gives the viewer unrealistic expectations about the atomic structure of metals? did they complain when steven king wrote the shining because it encouraged people to believe in psychic phenomena and ghosts? What of any number of sc...
by Brad Henderson
December 30th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 30
Views: 1741

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

the Sam’s clubs decks are just fine. Whomever convinced magicians that paying $8 for our equivalent to a roll of toilet paper was a genius who deserves a special place in hell. But to each their own. Having said that, in the book i’m finishing there is a trick which will have you seeking those bicyc...
by Brad Henderson
December 28th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: books for sale!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: books for sale!!!

Kaplan on hold
by Brad Henderson
December 28th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: books for sale!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 430

books for sale!!!

Daryl’s Ambitious Card Omnibus - $100 Harry Anderson Wise Guy - $75 Sachs Sleight of Hand (DJ torn) - $35 Kaplan Fine Art of Magic (ex library copy) - one of Tamariz’s favorite books. A bargain basement price. $50 Sharpe Devants Delightful Delusions - $85 The Secret Ways of Al Baker - $150 Richard H...
by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: AMA FISM club number

ok. that’s not completely clear in the way the information is requested. It made it sound like i have to get a number from the AMA of some type.

thanks for the information
by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: AMA FISM club number

sometimes it’s better to ask than assume.
by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: AMA FISM club number

is that sarcasm? i’ve never been the type to wear pins or carry cards. never been much of a ‘joiner’
by Brad Henderson
December 12th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AMA FISM club number
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: AMA FISM club number

do i need a card? i just need the ama number to confirm member rate for the conference.

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