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by Brad Henderson
September 13th, 2020, 11:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 51
Views: 1691

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

The pro version requires a bit more mental prowess. I have the documentation for it.
by Brad Henderson
September 13th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 51
Views: 1691

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

Thanks Andy. I will try that. John sold the ‘pro version’ as a second calculator. Same calculator just allegedly with a different program. It came with the the bloom routine. I just worked with mine. The normal unit/program worked The ‘pro version’ isn’t generating the correct response on the test r...
by Brad Henderson
September 12th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 51
Views: 1691

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

It’s a version of the Fitch Cheney card trick
by Brad Henderson
September 12th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 51
Views: 1691

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

I used to present it as the worlds first card cheating computer. Not ideal for every audience, but for the ideal audience it’s unfathomable.

I did it for a camp poker group maybe 10 years ago and the owner still talks about it.
by Brad Henderson
September 12th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 51
Views: 1691

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

He also sold a pro model with a routine by gaeton bloom. I was changing my batteries last night and may have screwed something up. The program is still there though. Just have to get it to run.
by Brad Henderson
September 12th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 51
Views: 1691

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

Isn’t al still alive?
by Brad Henderson
September 10th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books and Book packages. Selling some duplicates
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Books and Book packages. Selling some duplicates

Still available. Christopher. gibecerie. Baker. Arcane. Behnke magic castle book.
by Brad Henderson
September 10th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books and Book packages. Selling some duplicates
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Books and Book packages. Selling some duplicates

RRHILL - it’s one issue. Winter 2012. Ended up with a second copy!
by Brad Henderson
September 10th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books and Book packages. Selling some duplicates
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Books and Book packages. Selling some duplicates

James. Sorry. I forgot there were no pictures! I have 11. 12, and 13.
by Brad Henderson
September 9th, 2020, 9:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books and Book packages. Selling some duplicates
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Books and Book packages. Selling some duplicates

Here are some duplicates from my library. Clearing out duplicate copies. Titles available individually or as part of these curated sets. Dusheck Coin Magic and Dusheck Card Magic – Steve Dusheck was a very clever American inventor who created such masterpieces as Wunderbar, the Slippery Sam gimmick,...
by Brad Henderson
August 28th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: Ditching whilst pulling pen or lighter from pocket - history?

How is this not the same as ditching an object as one reaches into a hat for a wand - but with a pocket.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the strategy doesn’t date back to Scot
by Brad Henderson
August 7th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 8855

Re: Fool US

Well, that may have more to do with the fact that not a lot of people who were smoking cigarettes in 1933 are around to see that trick performed today.
by Brad Henderson
August 5th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 4268

Re: Multum im Parvo

I own a set. I think plastic is the way to go. If you intend to perform this outside your house you need something that will withstand travel. Thin glass won’t work. Imagine the weight of a heavy glass set! You would need a well padded and sturdy case - which adds additional weight. Plus, one table ...
by Brad Henderson
August 4th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 4268

Re: Multum im Parvo

Henning did it on his House of Magic special. Loved that special. Bought a set of the flying bird cage illusion because of it!
by Brad Henderson
August 4th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Summer 2020 Gibeciere - wow
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Summer 2020 Gibeciere - wow

I’ve always felt The Conjuring Art’s Research Center’s Gibeciere constitutes one of the best values in the entire magic marketplace. Each issue contains at least one VERY interesting thing and usually at least two other pretty darned interesting things, and the fourth or fifth items are usually real...
by Brad Henderson
August 1st, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: "Primes"
Replies: 29
Views: 1359

Re: "Primes"

Appeal to authority.

You know who wrote every scientific paper that was later found to be incorrect?

A scientist.
by Brad Henderson
July 31st, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marking Double-Blank Cards
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Marking Double-Blank Cards

You could also consider removing the sheen/finish of one of the cards and you can see it by contrast

Blob of /liquid paper/ white out? (If they still make it?)

A drop of crazy glue also works as a tactile mark
by Brad Henderson
July 31st, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marking Double-Blank Cards
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Marking Double-Blank Cards

Chelman had the brilliant idea of using the white letraset type decals inside/on the white border of the cards. Largely invisible unless you know where to look. I’ve just always used a pencil dot at the corner to mark blank cards. No one has ever seemed to notice. I suspect because it looks just lik...
by Brad Henderson
July 29th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 8855

Re: Fool US

Or it could be that many people here don’t watch the show but still have legitimate interest in the issue or exposure and how it impacts magic as an art and the ramifications it might have in ones own work.
by Brad Henderson
July 27th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 8855

Re: Fool US

There is a difference between education and exposure. Is the student capable of understanding the lesson? Is the student, given their resources and abilities, able to master the lesson? Is the student interested in the lesson? Given the logistics of the instructional format is the teacher capable of...
by Brad Henderson
July 23rd, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?
Replies: 17
Views: 1080

Re: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?

I have one of the drawer tables but needs repair have to figure out how to get the felt inside the drawer into the grove when it gets reglued
by Brad Henderson
July 22nd, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1164

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

I’m sorry that the proper name of a type of sentence construct triggers you so. They are two separate directions. Do you always throw a hissy fit when you encounter directions? You seem tense. Maybe if people wore masks from the outset we would be starting to get through this nonsense by now, but ap...
by Brad Henderson
July 22nd, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1164

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Consider it two directives, not one.
by Brad Henderson
July 21st, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interview
Replies: 19
Views: 1888

Re: Interview

I stand by everything I’ve written and can defend every word. But sometimes putting your head in the sand and imagining a deep state magic persecution against you works too.
by Brad Henderson
July 21st, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interview
Replies: 19
Views: 1888

Re: Interview

Lots of defensiveness and self soothing. But you gotta be you!
by Brad Henderson
July 19th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interpretation in magic
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Interpretation in magic

Magicians tend to use the term presentation as synonymous with script. The trick is the same, just the words and a few choices that don’t effect the overall gist of the piece are changed. If the performer presents an effect using his or her own moves or sequences, that would generally be considered ...
by Brad Henderson
July 16th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Denny and Lee Magic stock?
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Denny and Lee Magic stock?

Any know if Denny’s heirs are selling any of his old stock? Looking to stock up on some standard consumables. Preferred getting them from him when I did. Reliable quality. And info?
by Brad Henderson
July 12th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 8855

Re: Fool US

When I moved to austin a couple of well heeled business owners told me of a man who would flip them for high dollar bets. They used their coin. They flipped. Coin would land on the ground. They could even drop a box on it to prevent any possible manipulation. Nevertheless the con man won cars and Ro...
by Brad Henderson
July 12th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 8855

Re: Fool US

Controlling the flip of a coin goes back at least 100 years. I learned about it from Chuck Smith who said he learned it from a traveling gambler. (He believes that may have been Norfleet.). There are at least two methods I have seen in print. One can also control an un gaffed coin by spinning It on ...
by Brad Henderson
July 9th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 128
Views: 43198

Re: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin

But were either of them in Chicago in 1902?
by Brad Henderson
July 2nd, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Source for this magic quote?
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Source for this magic quote?

While not the first to use it, I have written and spoken about it on numerous occasions. I learned the lesson from Ab Dickson and a solution he devised for a problem with a particular version of the trunk escape./sub trunk.
by Brad Henderson
July 1st, 2020, 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conflict in Magic?
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Conflict in Magic?

Man versus nature. Man v supernatural . Man versus himself. Man v others.

There are the conflicts inherent in magic and most magic presentational frames. In varying combinations and degrees
by Brad Henderson
June 14th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Do magic dealers sell coin slides?
Replies: 18
Views: 944

Re: Do magic dealers sell coin slides?

Dave Powell makes several lovely ring and coin to boxes of various types. He made a ring slide for me as part of a custom job. He may have them already made for his existing stock.
by Brad Henderson
June 12th, 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM WCM moved to 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: FISM WCM moved to 2022

Do we have a room block code to ask for when rebooking?
by Brad Henderson
May 29th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 14312

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

"I find it hard to believe that the effect could be performed in front of a live theater audience" I had exactly the same feeling as I watched him live on the stage at TAOM (not the lecture, Brad). But he did. So unless someone knows for sure, I'll remain skeptical of those kinds of comme...
by Brad Henderson
May 24th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 32869

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

How much?

Or will you be giving the answer away for free over youtube ?
by Brad Henderson
May 11th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is not theater
Replies: 42
Views: 1913

Re: Magic is not theater

Joe. The excitement over sawing at that time is incomparable to the responses it receives today. Then it was a cultural trope. Today it is a cliche. Still a great trick but it does NOT resonate with audiences the way it did then. And gender roles play into that. Do you think an act where scantily cl...
by Brad Henderson
May 11th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is not theater
Replies: 42
Views: 1913

Re: Magic is not theater

And you fail to understand Mamet. Mamet is a writer. It’s not that all that symbolism isn’t in his works. It’s that he believes it’s the writers job to supply that. The actor merely needs to say the lines and realize their objectives. (And - to test those ideas in practice - a lot of people find Mam...
by Brad Henderson
May 11th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is not theater
Replies: 42
Views: 1913

Re: Magic is not theater

Joe - you’re wrong. Magic isn’t broken. Your magic is broken. Magic IS respected around the world - when done by people who present Magic in a manner worthy of respect. Right now, before the virus, there were probably more live performance venues dedicated to Magic than at any other time in recent h...
by Brad Henderson
May 11th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is not theater
Replies: 42
Views: 1913

Re: Magic is not theater

Joe, the miser dream DID speak to man’s desire to produce wealth at ease. What you were missing is that - at the time when it could headline a bill - the performer was producing coins that were easily worth a weeks salary. Now half dollars lack they same power. So it’s become a trick about audience ...

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