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by Bob Farmer
June 22nd, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Demon Trap
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Demon Trap

Understood. I've been their.
by Bob Farmer
June 22nd, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Demon Trap
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Demon Trap

Is that the high school principal or some other guy?
by Bob Farmer
June 22nd, 2021, 12:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanilla Ice and magician who steal material
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Vanilla Ice and magician who steal material

Breaking down the individual elements of a trick, and claiming that since they were all known beforehand, nothing new had been created is a stupid argument. It is the new combination of elements, the whole being bigger than the sum of its parts, that matters. Years ago, I submitted a trick to an IBM...
by Bob Farmer
June 21st, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Mind Reader Encephalonic Dossier
Replies: 0
Views: 131

The Mind Reader Encephalonic Dossier

The Mind Reader Encephalonic Dossier is now available. Two completely different, leading-edge, thought-reading methods that allow you to know the cards they are thinking of, all with regular decks that can be examined. All new material. Throw out your expensive, one-trick pony gaffed decks and take ...
by Bob Farmer
June 12th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii Features the Nazi Kalanag on the Cover
Replies: 56
Views: 6232

Re: The June Issue of Genii Features the Nazi Kalanag on the Cover

Recently, the program for Kalanag's close-up show for Hitler surfaced. The effects performed using Reichcycles cards were: 1. Munich Opener. 2. Triumph ("of the Will" version). 3. Master Race Assembly. 4. The Four Jackboots. 5. Three Card Bernard Montgomery (Monty). 6. The PaSS. 7. Himmler...
by Bob Farmer
June 11th, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii Features the Nazi Kalanag on the Cover
Replies: 56
Views: 6232

Re: The June Issue of Genii Features the Nazi Kalanag on the Cover

The scariest thing in that issue is the picture of Kalanag performing for Hitler. There must be some long lost promo material that this was used in (post WWII). I can't imagine the caption that was used, but maybe, "D-Day was not the first time der Führer got fooled."
by Bob Farmer
June 9th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii Features the Nazi Kalanag on the Cover
Replies: 56
Views: 6232

Re: The June Issue of Genii Features the Nazi Kalanag on the Cover

For a related topic, see: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unholy-alliance-peter-levenda/1130737398 And to add to Andrew's lyrics, when I was playing in Sandy Wilson and The Bluesjammers, we used to do "Wild Thing" in German because in German it's hilarious (in English it's just stupid): R...
by Bob Farmer
June 6th, 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Cliff Green's Professional Card Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 2669

Re: Cliff Green's Professional Card Magic

And after the Bammo Flim-Flam CONglomeration!
by Bob Farmer
June 5th, 2021, 7:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sending good thoughts to Max Maven
Replies: 42
Views: 4171

Re: Max Maven out of surgery

A member of my family had somewhat similar brain surgery and recovered just fine. Good luck, Max.
by Bob Farmer
June 2nd, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sending good thoughts to Max Maven
Replies: 42
Views: 4171

Re: Sending good thoughts to Max Maven

Ditto, best of luck, Max.
by Bob Farmer
May 31st, 2021, 10:05 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic Library Books
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Re: Magic Library Books

What's New In Magic by Walter Gibson. I think I wore out the library copy. It's a great book and I now have my own copy.
by Bob Farmer
May 22nd, 2021, 8:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Lord of Misrule or Punch & Judy in the Nude
Replies: 14
Views: 2475

Re: The Lord of Misrule or Punch & Judy in the Nude

Quentin's performance is truly amazing but for most magic the mechanics/method are not amazing--they are usually disappointingly simple and their exposure leaves an audience thinking they are dumb for not seeing it in the first place. Deception is at least 75% psychological and that's something that...
by Bob Farmer
May 15th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic Library Books
Replies: 16
Views: 3131

Re: Magic Library Books

One of the best, which I eventually purchase, was Greer Marechal's, Magic For The Millions.
by Bob Farmer
May 14th, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ernest Angley
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Ernest Angley

Prayed and preyed.
by Bob Farmer
May 13th, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Sealed Milk Pitcher
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Re: Sealed Milk Pitcher

All of this is in aid of some new ideas I've come up with using the milk pitcher principle, a Phantom Tube and some silks, a combination that has not been used before.
by Bob Farmer
May 13th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Sealed Milk Pitcher
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Re: Sealed Milk Pitcher

Alternately, I'm looking for a sealed milk glass. I did find this one: https://www.magictricks.com/milk-glass-sealed.html However, if you watch the video, the design is all wrong. The top of the glass is obviously sealed with a plastic insert. The insert should have been placed deeper in the glass.
by Bob Farmer
May 12th, 2021, 9:56 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Sealed Milk Pitcher
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Sealed Milk Pitcher

Does anyone have a source for a sealed milk pitcher? I have Googled without success. There are sealed glasses but they are too small for my requirements.
by Bob Farmer
May 11th, 2021, 8:50 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ernest Angley
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: Ernest Angley

His toupee lives on.
by Bob Farmer
May 6th, 2021, 8:26 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Trick I.D. Required
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: Silk Trick I.D. Required

Spellbinder: I am interested. Where do I find The Wizards' Journal? Okay, I have made the routine mentioned above, even simpler. Using three "Milk Tumblers" is a lot of trouble. Now I'm working with a milk pitcher (magic) and an LED puck stuck to the side of the Phantom Tube. Pour in milk ...
by Bob Farmer
April 30th, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic
Replies: 65
Views: 6909

Re: Your Suggestions for the New Edition of Greater Magic

Packet tricks: Roy Walton's "Cascade" and others; Max Maven's effects; and others. Perhaps a chapter on counts but with effects (as the explanations are easily found elsewhere. Math tricks.
by Bob Farmer
April 30th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Trick I.D. Required
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: Silk Trick I.D. Required

What if you took what you know now and applied it to what you were doing as a very young magician? I have been using this premise to work on several effects. Here is one. RAINBOW MILK EFFECT The magician shows three glasses of colored liquid, red, green and black. Also shown is a metal cylinder with...
by Bob Farmer
April 30th, 2021, 9:53 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Trick I.D. Required
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: Silk Trick I.D. Required

Thank you Brad.
by Bob Farmer
April 30th, 2021, 9:08 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Silk Trick I.D. Required
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Silk Trick I.D. Required

There is a silk trick with three silks. Two of them are tied together and the third one vanishes. It appears tied between the other two. What is the trick called?
by Bob Farmer
April 30th, 2021, 8:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steranko Collection
Replies: 0
Views: 2078

Steranko Collection

For sale, Steranko Collection consisting of: Genii Vol. 27, No. 3, November 1962 Steranko Issue. Mint condition. Genii Vol. 29, No. 2, October 1964 Steranko Escapes Issue. Mint condition. Steranko On Cards 1st Edition in three-ring binder, Ireland Magic Company 1960. Steranko: Graphic Narrative, Win...
by Bob Farmer
April 25th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rawson and Merlini
Replies: 18
Views: 3798

Re: Rawson and Merlini

My pal, Ron Base, a mystery writer, was doing a book promotion appearance in Florida and met Clayton Rawson Jr. who is apparently also a magician and knew my name. Ron's stuff is here:

http://www.ronbase.com/
by Bob Farmer
April 21st, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Todd Lassen????
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: Todd Lassen????

I have his card gaffing jig, which is really a wonderful piece of equipment. A true craftsman.
by Bob Farmer
April 21st, 2021, 12:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for: Ocotopus Deck by Bill Abbott
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: Looking for: Ocotopus Deck by Bill Abbott

I have some notes on the deck you might be interested in. Email me Trickmail@cogeco.ca
by Bob Farmer
April 15th, 2021, 8:39 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: World's Largest Rabbit Stolen
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: World's Largest Rabbit Stolen

Now all we need is the theft of the world's largest top hat and the circle will be closed.
by Bob Farmer
April 10th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Ten Card Poker Addendum
Replies: 9
Views: 5666

Re: Ten Card Poker Addendum

Sorry, I forgot to mention Scruffy The Tugboat.
by Bob Farmer
April 9th, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Ten Card Poker Addendum
Replies: 9
Views: 5666

Re: Ten Card Poker Addendum

HillyWelos: you've obviously misconstrued my intentions. I'm not advocating that children bet and lose; I'm advocating that children bet and win by cheating. On the occasion of my son's tenth birthday, I gave him an exquisite set of loaded dice and a deck of marked cards. By eleven he had managed to...
by Bob Farmer
April 8th, 2021, 6:03 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Law Enforcement Magicians
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Re: Law Enforcement Magicians

Thank you Max.
by Bob Farmer
April 8th, 2021, 4:29 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Law Enforcement Magicians
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Law Enforcement Magicians

I am writing an essay on law enforcement personnel who are also magicians. I find the relationship between the law, law enforcement and magic to have many interesting connections. To start off, I would like to speak to anyone who is an FBI agent because there was an ABC show, "Deception," ...
by Bob Farmer
April 7th, 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Question about ethics
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Re: Question about ethics

Chopin is no longer alive but his music is still performed.
by Bob Farmer
March 29th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Yorker cartoon caption
Replies: 24
Views: 2991

Re: New Yorker cartoon caption

The cartoon has changed but here's another caption for the magician version:

Let go of my ears pal, or so help me, I will wizz in your face.
by Bob Farmer
March 28th, 2021, 6:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New Yorker cartoon caption
Replies: 24
Views: 2991

Re: New Yorker cartoon caption

Okay dear, step one for rabbit stew: throw the bunny off the balcony.
by Bob Farmer
March 24th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magician's Library
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: The Magician's Library

I wrote a parody of one of Busby's rants. It follows. Jeff Blusterby Magic Inc. The Blowhard Building 612 Greedy Street, Bigasabus, Idaho 83873 U.S.A. Send Us Your Money, Any Way You Can (credit card, fax, telex, Compuserve, MCI Mail) Don’t Ever Call Us Again AN OPEN LETTER ABOUT PANCHO PEDRO’S RUBB...
by Bob Farmer
March 18th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jay Sankey's Stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Re: Jay Sankey's Stuff

Craig Petty just demoed this trick on Youtube and once again David Ben and I are not mentioned. David's handling is so much more magical than Jay's and it's too bad the Sankey version is the only one known.
by Bob Farmer
March 18th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown to create Invisible Man
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: Derren Brown to create Invisible Man

Tom: This stuff looks different and looks easy to work with by the videos.

https://www.ko-pro.black/product/musou-black-paint/
by Bob Farmer
March 17th, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown to create Invisible Man
Replies: 14
Views: 2752

Re: Derren Brown to create Invisible Man

There is new black art technology available:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180962748/

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