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by Steve Mills
December 29th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorization
Replies: 33
Views: 2231

Re: Memorization

While Mr. Tamariz does not recommend it, I used the Peg system. (In my opinion, his conceptual method is similar to the Peg system.) I memorized Mnemonica in four days, which is much quicker than the 15 to 30 days he estimates. ....... Lorayne's Ageless Memory is now available in Kindle format for ...
by Steve Mills
December 20th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P Al Cohen
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: R.I.P Al Cohen

I didn't know Al, having only seen him a couple of times at conventions. Always friendly and upbeat. The first time I saw him he vanished a coin using the simplest of pulls and I believe the coin was attached with some sort of stickum. Pure magic in his hands. It's probably still around here somewhe...
by Steve Mills
December 20th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorization
Replies: 33
Views: 2231

Re: Memorization

While Mr. Tamariz does not recommend it, I used the Peg system. (In my opinion, his conceptual method is similar to the Peg system.) I memorized Mnemonica in four days, which is much quicker than the 15 to 30 days he estimates. ....... Lorayne's Ageless Memory is now available in Kindle format for ...
by Steve Mills
December 9th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Ramsay Trilogy
Replies: 0
Views: 693

The Ramsay Trilogy

I posted the Ramsay Trilogy and Diverting Card Magic by Andrew Galloway on eBay. I thought there may be some interest here.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154236444590?ul_noapp=true

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by Steve Mills
November 17th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Joseph Schmidt
Replies: 11
Views: 1417

Re: Joseph Schmidt

I have not picked up a pen since 1994 and don't miss it one bit. I've heard you talk about the ongoing back pain. Sounds ugly. Those of us that "grew up" on Kaufman illustrated books certainly think you will never be equalled. Something great went away the day you laid down the pen for th...
by Steve Mills
October 21st, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Garrett Thomas on Fool Us
Replies: 12
Views: 6542

Re: Garrett Thomas on Fool Us

Garrett's statement to Penn was "it is an absolutely normal ring".

I'm confused.
by Steve Mills
August 24th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What happened to Black Fox Magic and Trading Company?
Replies: 24
Views: 7849

Re: What happened to Black Fox Magic and Trading Company?

I wonder if this is the same James Clark that used to sign his posts at the Magic Cafe as James Clark, MBA President, Blacks Magic Group, Inc. I recall him quite well. He was President and CEO of the James Clark, MBA fan club. I believe he was involved with a short lived, failed magazine called Str...
by Steve Mills
July 30th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 10940

Re: Fool US

I find it very interesting that dozens of performers presenting brilliant, original, creative, entertaining COMMERCIAL performances produced a dozen or so comments on this board, but the idea that P&T might have vaguely exposed the 101 of magic secrets has produced dozens of outraged posts very...
by Steve Mills
June 1st, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 33
Views: 2525

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

This crowd is so predictable.
by Steve Mills
May 14th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s
Replies: 51
Views: 4004

Re: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s

The ghost of Jeff Buzzbee!
by Steve Mills
March 6th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE
Replies: 49
Views: 7897

Re: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE

My set did not survive the USPS Department of Abuse and Mangling. They have been most gracious dealing with it.
by Steve Mills
January 9th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 36112

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

Mr. Stone, you have an abrasive, disrespectful, off-putting manner of interacting with people on this Forum - aside from the fact that you are either ill-informed or have a profound misunderstanding of U.S. copyright law. But i will not argue with someone who obviously knows-it-all... Certainly not...
by Steve Mills
January 1st, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 109
Views: 11254

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

performer wrote:



This may have had something to do with that............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og6gVihE5uA[/quote]

Actually, he had the grown up Murray at a recent show. Pretty cool.
by Steve Mills
January 1st, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 109
Views: 11254

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

.... There is nothing worse in magic than a performer looking smug and self satisfied at the end of a trick. Especially if he mystified no one. I'm not sure the word "fool" is at fault. I've been involved with magic in one way or another over 60 years. That means absolutely nothing, excep...
by Steve Mills
December 31st, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 109
Views: 11254

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

OK, I'll say it. I enjoy fooling people. All the other touchy feely stuff is important, I guess, but I enjoy performing a good magic trick.
by Steve Mills
October 20th, 2019, 10:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 15650

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

^ Excellent point. Mr. Henderson's initial posts in this thread were, to be kind, provocative. He has been backing away from his initial tone as the thread has progressed. It's too bad that he has alienated many, what he has written since then makes sense. Believe me, life is better when he's on &q...
by Steve Mills
September 26th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Nestor Hato on Fool Us
Replies: 9
Views: 4219

Re: Nestor Hato on Fool Us

Camera tricks. If memory serves me well, Nestor's trick was marketed some ten years ago under the name of "Nestorized". The DVD was directed by Jean-Luc Bertrand, who also directed some other nice DVDs such as David Stone's and Yannick Chrétien's. Just curious. Was this already sold out o...
by Steve Mills
September 23rd, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copag 310 Slimline cards
Replies: 11
Views: 3737

Re: Copag 310 Slimline cards

rpmagicshop wrote:They also have a gaff deck to use along with these decks.


From what I can tell, the gaff cards are regular and not slimline. Am I reading that correctly?
by Steve Mills
September 9th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magicflix
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Re: Magicflix

Magicflix isn't the worst idea ever, but I can't imagine the breadth/longevity of such a service would be long lasting. I suspect they'll get decent initial signups followed by a marked decline in memberships over a few years time until it's no longer cost effective to run the service. The propriet...
by Steve Mills
August 26th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steve Cohen profile
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

Re: Steve Cohen profile

Very woke!
by Steve Mills
August 25th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 93
Views: 18653

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Ian Kendall wrote:Brad, just stop. You're making yourself look even more of an arse.


Impossible!
by Steve Mills
June 18th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 30
Views: 7720

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

The coins sold by Mark Mason are very nice.

I believe they are made by Bob Swadling. The shell work is particularly impressive, I think.
by Steve Mills
June 17th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six
Replies: 7
Views: 2993

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six

Am I getting jaded or did they, basically, mail that one in?
by Steve Mills
June 16th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 4259

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

I picked up one of Lorayne’s audio books for a recent trip. He was the reader and it was surprisingly effective. It was, I believe, his memory for old people book. I’m old and found it good. I think even you kids would find it worthwhile.
by Steve Mills
June 15th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 30
Views: 7720

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

Always a fan of Todd Lassen and have a number of his coins. My last order sat for 14 months and was never filled. I gave up and went to Schoolcraft and got a great custom set in a few weeks. Jamie appears to be the last great craftsman in the business.
by Steve Mills
June 7th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi
Replies: 17
Views: 2654

Re: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi

Coming to every deck of cards you buy in the future:

Made in China

Anybody want to bet against it?
by Steve Mills
May 3rd, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 74
Views: 35639

Re: reading vs video

Videos tend to expose the performer, both as a person and as a performer. This craft, if you will, is loaded with self important, pompous jackasses and watching them on video can only serve to confirm that and make what they say completely meaningless. Having said that, if one takes the time to weed...
by Steve Mills
March 25th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 45
Views: 9434

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

My name is Mahdi. Not Mahadi. Also, it seems from the discussion that no one understands or is interested in what I wrote about. Almost every single response is completely irrelevant to what's happening with the Youtube algorithm. It is just a good reminder for me to give up on trying to have intel...
by Steve Mills
March 12th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 37788

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

It’s somewhat pathetic that looking forward to the death of those in disagreement is the ultimate conclusion here.
by Steve Mills
March 8th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Dusheck Passes
Replies: 16
Views: 3529

Re: Steve Dusheck Passes

When reading magic forums, it's pretty easy to forget how many good, humble people are among us.

He was one of them.

R.I.P., Steve
by Steve Mills
February 21st, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 44
Views: 14722

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

What's an "iso"? I know this was answered, but I doubt it was clear why I find this important. An iso is an image of a dvd and can be played as a virtual dvd by most programs like VLC just like a physical DVD. Over a network you can use Kodi to play the file. This way, you have full acces...
by Steve Mills
February 20th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 44
Views: 14722

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

This wonderful set is currently on sale at Vanishing inc. for only $25! https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/magic-dvds/technical-toolbox/ A small word of warning. The set I got from them was computer burnt and not factory pressed. It's their product and they can do as they please and I was told...
by Steve Mills
February 11th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 13078

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Leaving potential future customers a feeling of being gouged is never a good thing.
by Steve Mills
February 9th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 74
Views: 28541

Re: The End Times Magazine

The flippant dismissal of pre-paid commitments (by you, and by too many others) damages the magic marketplace for everybody. When you decide to take people's money, you have the obligation to say what you mean and mean what you say. I also didn't subscribe and I'm not sure that is even germane. My ...
by Steve Mills
January 27th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 240
Views: 49250

Re: The Jerx Year Three

The Burnaby Kid wrote:And THAT is how you kill a conversation!


Seemingly!
by Steve Mills
November 27th, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 37788

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Those trying to constantly show how woke they are have problems, from my perspective.
by Steve Mills
October 31st, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne
Replies: 6
Views: 5216

Re: Review: And Finally! by Harry Lorayne

Steve Bryant wrote:Loved the book. My two cents are at Little Egypt Magic:

http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic.html


Steve, always enjoy and appreciate your reviews.

I was interested in this summary. I kind of felt you were a little lukewarm towards it. Obviously, I misinterpreted the review.
by Steve Mills
October 24th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 7289

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

What am I missing here? I'm just an old, nobody hobbyist, but I rarely see this kind of vitriol directed at a trick that I see here. Even on The Genii Forum. This trick was whizzed on within nanoseconds of the original post. Yeah, I get a little tired of the OP always hawking something any time I se...
by Steve Mills
July 31st, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Repertoire by Asi Wind
Replies: 1
Views: 2383

Repertoire by Asi Wind

The review in Genii said this was being reprinted.

Any of you well connected insiders have any poop on this?

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