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by Gordon Meyer
December 31st, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Characters on "Chinese" Coins
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: Characters on "Chinese" Coins

I.M. Magician wrote:I follow you Gordon. Makes sense...

Are you speaking of the pewter Dragon Okito Box Sterling put out in a limited edition years ago?


Yes, the Dragon Okito Box (although I didn't know it was a limited edition!).
by Gordon Meyer
December 31st, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Characters on "Chinese" Coins
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: Characters on "Chinese" Coins

I have seen this discussed before. My feeling is this... The characters on the coin used for magic do not have to say anything really. If it does, it should be something clean and innocent. Unless your audience happens to speak Chinese, in which case it will be an unavoidable distraction. (Just as ...
by Gordon Meyer
December 5th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Charlie Miller Book
Replies: 62
Views: 11483

Re: Charlie Miller Book

You could do us all a favor by posting where to find in the missing page in the archives. (Presuming you've done that.) I'll just print it out and insert it into the book.
by Gordon Meyer
October 6th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Amaze
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Re: Amaze

Ferdinando is an amazing performer and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's very interesting to think about magic from this perspective, rising above the types of things that usually occupy a magician's thoughts. (I bought my printed copy from Amazon.)
by Gordon Meyer
September 29th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: List App
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: List App

If a spreadsheet database (ie:AirTable) looks like it would work for you, also investigate TapForms or Numbers for iOS. (The latter being free from Apple.)
by Gordon Meyer
September 20th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rawson and Merlini
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Rawson and Merlini

And Penzler has wonderful hardbound (and paperback) editions of the Rawson's "Death from a Top Hat" and "The Headless Lay" books for sale at his bookstore's website. I highly recommend the Mysterious Bookshop as a visit or online shopping site.
by Gordon Meyer
September 15th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 2284

Re: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz

I've not only looked at the document, I've read it twice. This is the third forum I've seen it referenced. Disagree with me by all means, but please don't tell me what I (apparently) have or have not done. "Seminal?" is all you wrote. If you don't know what the word means, look it up. If ...
by Gordon Meyer
September 15th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 26
Views: 2284

Re: The Magic Researcher - History on The More Things Change by Jerry Sadowitz

"Seminal"?


Apparently you haven't looked at the document. Read the 2nd paragraph.
by Gordon Meyer
September 8th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Conceit & Instantiation in Magic - Harry Anderson
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Re: Conceit & Instantiation in Magic - Harry Anderson

It would be useful if you cited which lecture notes you are referring to.
by Gordon Meyer
August 31st, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Simon Coronel / Magic Puzzle Kickstarter
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Simon Coronel / Magic Puzzle Kickstarter

I'm a backer too. The silence seems to have started about the same time as one of the principals of the enterprise stepped down after a surge of sexual assault and racist accusations from staff at his other company. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8456565/Cards-Against-Humanity-founder-Max-...
by Gordon Meyer
August 11th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disney's Magic Camp
Replies: 20
Views: 1735

Re: Disney's Magic Camp

It's a "Pitch Perfect" spin-off so it will probably get a large audience just from the halo effect.
by Gordon Meyer
July 19th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?
Replies: 19
Views: 1882

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

Tabby Crabby passed away in 2011. I don't know if the family (or anyone else) continued with the business though. See https://geniimagazine.com/wiki/index.php?title=Tabman
by Gordon Meyer
June 30th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cirque du Soleil
Replies: 9
Views: 981

Re: Cirque du Soleil

Reports say they have nearly a billion dollars of debt. Not a typo — BILLION. Yowza.
by Gordon Meyer
June 15th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?
Replies: 78
Views: 4619

Re: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?

As a professional writer, I agree that the only way to help avoid these mistakes is to hire a professional editor. However, to Richard's point about resources, I would cynically add that the extra expenditure is hard to justify from a cost::benefit perspective. That is, the magic market as a whole c...
by Gordon Meyer
June 11th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Sites Showing as Not Secure
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Magic Sites Showing as Not Secure

Add the "s" to "http" (resulting in "https") to remove the warning if it bothers you (if you're just browsing around and not submitting your credit card, I wouldn't sweat it).
by Gordon Meyer
May 29th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 33
Views: 2459

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

(Except I do still use a Kennedy for my black humor “I do a killer impression of Lee Harvey Oswald. Wanna see it?” version of Karate Coin if it’s someone who’s old enough to know who JFK is.)


Too soon, buddy, too soon.
by Gordon Meyer
February 2nd, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 23866

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

A wonderfully talented artist friend of mine offers limited editions of his work. If asked, he will happily tell you "The number is limited to how many I can sell."
by Gordon Meyer
January 21st, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London
Replies: 27
Views: 3198

Re: Sad News from Davenport's Magic in London

I was there this past July and the arcade was filled with homeless people and debris. There were at least 3 passed out addicts literally in front of Davenports. I wish I was exaggerating, but I’m not. They deserve a much better location.
by Gordon Meyer
April 26th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 35
Views: 9369

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

I wonder how much this book differs from the DVD of PDFs called "Annemann's Enigma." That was available for years form the Miracle Factory, but seems to have disappeared from their catalog.
by Gordon Meyer
February 16th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 12880

Re: The Magic Rainbow

A week or so after a new smartphone is released there is inevitably a "teardown analysis" posted online where some supposed expert has gone through the cost of all the chips, screws, and other components and determined how much each costs. Then they add it all up and declare that the total...
by Gordon Meyer
October 10th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2407

Re: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?

Location, location, location. There are several good clubs in the Chicago area, but they focus their activities to be convenient to suburb dwellers.
by Gordon Meyer
August 14th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Psience
Replies: 32
Views: 13468

Re: Psience

Edward - Destiny's Disciple is by Al Mann. (Page 1607 Magick). I'm not seeing the Lucky Numbers connection, did you perhaps mean a routine by Dunninger of another name?
by Gordon Meyer
July 30th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: A.Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 5579

Re: A.Bandit

I don't think Teller is referring to McBride. (The "drums" reference might fit, but not "long-winded".) I think Teller is constructing a straw man and not referring to any performer in particular, in order to make his point. And let's not miss his point by trying to find the goss...
by Gordon Meyer
June 23rd, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: You Tube exposure.
Replies: 70
Views: 6280

Re: You Tube exposure.

You're fooling yourself if you think that the CEO will ever see your long letter, or if you think she would care one bit if she did. She has a legal responsibility to further Google's business model (Google owns YouTube) and it has nothing to do with hiding legal information from users. A better, bu...
by Gordon Meyer
April 3rd, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Ghost Stories Carpe Diem
Replies: 1
Views: 5192

Re: Ghost Stories Carpe Diem

Thanks for the head's up! I enjoyed LUCAS MACKENZIE but somehow kept forgetting to pick up the other.
by Gordon Meyer
March 16th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Digital Sphinx
Replies: 11
Views: 8864

Re: Digital Sphinx

I have the Lybrary edition and I'm quite pleased with the quality of the scans. I'd prefer to have paper, but lack the space for a complete file. I'd have to order a whole new bookcase. :)
by Gordon Meyer
February 20th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Close Up Practice Mirrors
Replies: 35
Views: 10586

Re: Close Up Practice Mirrors

Altho I only have one, I've found this table mirror from Ikea to be very usable and inexpensive.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10182189/
by Gordon Meyer
February 15th, 2018, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"
Replies: 39
Views: 14269

Re: Michael Weber's "Do Your Homework"

In the July, 1993 issue of MAGIC magazine - Michael Weber did something unusual with his product review column. Instead of reviewing the latest books - he recommended books that were published 40-50 years earlier that he felt more magicians should be familiar with. Alas, this issue is missing from ...
by Gordon Meyer
November 5th, 2017, 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Devilish
Replies: 21
Views: 3346

Re: Devilish

Well, be sure to view it thru the cultural lens of that time period (such as you are able). What you see as a reference to Satan today might have been just been an imp to earlier folk. (Akin to a fairy or elf.) Likewise, religious viewpoints shift, and even if seen as a devil it's not necessarily tr...
by Gordon Meyer
September 15th, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Strange Brew
Replies: 19
Views: 2836

Re: Strange Brew

I'm not much of a coffee drinker. Are there considerations for the beverage, such as wine or soda, other than being opaque?
by Gordon Meyer
August 29th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 10950

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

I discussed this change in viewpoint with Eugene and, as I recall, there were a couple of important nuances involved. First, coming up with one's own presentation can be an obstacle, for many students, to working on the trick. If you use the creator's presentation, you can start performing it sooner...
by Gordon Meyer
August 20th, 2017, 11:38 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?
Replies: 54
Views: 26613

Re: Tarot cards that feel like playing cards?

It appears the Arcana tarot deck might not have been mentioned yet in this thread.

https://deadonpaper.com/collections/pla ... arot-light
by Gordon Meyer
July 18th, 2017, 2:30 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
Replies: 99
Views: 42990

Re: The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox

Bob's post-sale addenda include more great material than some books do in their entirety. Thanks for the updates, sir.
by Gordon Meyer
July 18th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Pogue on why products fail.
Replies: 6
Views: 4181

Re: David Pogue on why products fail.

Ironically, Pogue's "missing manual" series fell into the very same Upgrade Paradox trap, eventually becoming parodies of themselves.
by Gordon Meyer
June 29th, 2017, 4:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine
Replies: 25
Views: 5003

Re: Mike Close Resigns as Editor of M-U-M magazine

I like how in the job posting there are a bunch of requirements (50 hours a week, etc) but comparatively little mention of compensation or benefits.
by Gordon Meyer
March 9th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Himber Wallet Recommendation
Replies: 11
Views: 9693

Re: Himber Wallet Recommendation

I don't know if they are still available, but David Solomon's "Time Warp Wallet" is well worth looking into.
by Gordon Meyer
March 6th, 2017, 5:31 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: San Francisco Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 3910

Re: San Francisco Airport

No, just one ticket. You can transfer between terminals once you're in one.

The Ouija exhibit is fantastic. So many boards, and the text/history portions are interesting. Definitely worth perusing if you're able.
by Gordon Meyer
February 6th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Houdini poster sets record price at auction
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Re: Houdini poster sets record price at auction

There are fine art moving services that deal with high-value and hard to move paintings, sculptures, and so on. The poster is huge, and framed, so it seems like a logical guess.
by Gordon Meyer
December 7th, 2016, 3:09 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 51
Views: 30558

Re: Genii Archive Question

I hope that at some point you'll provide the newer issues in PDF for offline use. Look at this way, you get to sell them to me all over again if you do this. :)

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