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by Gordon Meyer
October 10th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Why don't you attend local magic clubs?
Replies: 6
Views: 803

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: 31
Views: 10598

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: 1971

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: 2352

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: 838

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: 2220

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: 2313

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: 31
Views: 7212

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: 2271

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: 2367

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: 8140

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: 8946

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: 98
Views: 21374

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: 1794

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: 3995

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: 3216

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: 1616

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: 1397

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: 43
Views: 21219

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. :)
by Gordon Meyer
December 7th, 2016, 3:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Documentary
Replies: 90
Views: 13664

Re: Magicians Documentary

I rented it and watched on iPad during a recent flight. Of all the magician documentaries, I found it to the most interesting. It also had the fewest cringe-worthy moments (Jan footage notwithstanding). I recommend the movie, but I'm not sure a lay person would enjoy it as much.
by Gordon Meyer
November 29th, 2016, 5:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

Re: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

JFox wrote:Selfishly, I wish that some of Penn's "clues" would be more subtle.


The word "subtle" in reference to Penn is oxymoronic. :)
by Gordon Meyer
October 28th, 2016, 5:13 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 43
Views: 21219

Re: Genii Archive Question

Are there any plans to extend the PDF lybrary version past 2012?
by Gordon Meyer
August 21st, 2016, 2:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stan Allen's BIG announcement ... MAGIC Mag is closing
Replies: 24
Views: 6132

Re: Stan Allen's BIG announcement ... MAGIC Mag is closing

http://www.magicmagazine.com/w/legacy/ for those that don't have the link to the announcement. I guess the pledge never to resell MAGIC "in any form" precludes a bound reprint or ebook of all the issues. Hmmm, that's not my reading of the sentence. What I read is that MAGIC won't be sold ...
by Gordon Meyer
June 30th, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicana's "The Magic Palace" on-line exhibition
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

Re: Magicana's "The Magic Palace" on-line exhibition

This is really great. Thanks, Magicana!
by Gordon Meyer
June 26th, 2016, 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVD Backup Strategy
Replies: 27
Views: 8227

Re: DVD Backup Strategy

Mac users interested in this should investigate "DVDremaster". I use it to convert DVDs for watching on my iPad, but it also has settings that preserve the original format and menus.
by Gordon Meyer
June 23rd, 2016, 6:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Secrets of a Peurto Rican Gambler and For Your Entertainment Pleasure!
Replies: 23
Views: 6901

Re: Secrets of a Peurto Rican Gambler and For Your Entertainment Pleasure!

Funny, I devoured these books in my youth. Not saying I mastered any of it, but I worked on every routine. Then I got a copy of Harry Lorayne's Quantum Leaps and felt completely completely over my head.
by Gordon Meyer
June 20th, 2016, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Secrets of a Peurto Rican Gambler and For Your Entertainment Pleasure!
Replies: 23
Views: 6901

Re: Secrets of a Peurto Rican Gambler and For Your Entertainment Pleasure!

Some of my favorite books, and definitely a big influence when I was young. I'm also a bit sorry to see them come out again, but the work here by Daryl, and the great writing by Minch, do deserve a new audience.
by Gordon Meyer
June 5th, 2016, 9:10 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 3841

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

Or, it could have been the actor who had seen someone do that act, which he used to inform his character.
by Gordon Meyer
June 5th, 2016, 9:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: About Randy Pitchford, the New Owner of Genii
Replies: 7
Views: 2137

Re: About Randy Pitchford, the New Owner of Genii

Ha! The article's use of "Frisco" was really grating on my nerves until I realized they were talking about some town in Texas, not San Francisco. The site does a pretty good of assuming you already know where the center of the universe is. :)
by Gordon Meyer
May 20th, 2016, 4:27 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Great glasses for Poker Sized Cards
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

Re: Great glasses for Poker Sized Cards

Good tip, thank you.
by Gordon Meyer
May 12th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 12911

Re: The Lowdown

The final issue of Antinomy?
by Gordon Meyer
May 4th, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: To legally buy used Precursor PDF
Replies: 46
Views: 10011

Re: Wanted: To legally buy used Precursor PDF

There's another very interesting question that's getting lost. Is it legal/ethical to resell a PDF that you have purchased? In the digital world outside of magic there is usually an agreement that would answer that question with a big fat "no" because you're technically not buying anything...
by Gordon Meyer
March 10th, 2016, 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 13717

Re: This New Blue Board

Aha! Active Topics is in the site navigation, not the board navigation. Hidden plain sight. Thank you, Bill.
Sing along with me..."one of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong..."
by Gordon Meyer
March 10th, 2016, 12:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 13717

Re: This New Blue Board

I came here to bemoan the loss of Active Topics. But apparently it's here, just hiding. For the life of me, I can't find it. Is it a button? A word link? Where? I feel like such an old man... Thanks.
by Gordon Meyer
December 16th, 2015, 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Bryant hits 20 years!
Replies: 10
Views: 2921

Re: Steve Bryant hits 20 years!

Agreed! Steve's site is an all-time favorite with trusted reviews and news.
by Gordon Meyer
August 16th, 2015, 6:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 73932

Re: Magic in BoingBoing

I think it's fair to describe those who stick with magic after they are exposed to it as being 'called to it'. No need to get all religious about it. But I feel like that obscured my point. Call it what you want (pun intended), I feel no obligation to encourage others to learn magic. So saying that ...
by Gordon Meyer
August 15th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 73932

Re: Magic in BoingBoing

Unless your a magic dealer (or publisher), why is it a goal to attract new people to magic as a hobby? I don't understand this sentiment, outside of the obvious commercial interests. I have no desire to convince or extol the merits of the hobby/pursuit. You're either called to it, or you're not. I d...
by Gordon Meyer
June 23rd, 2015, 6:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 73932

Re: Magic in BoingBoing

If someone shows an interest in magic, I'm all for leading them to water so they can drink. I disagree that's what he did with the post about one-way decks. I think our differing perspectives are that I believe one should express an interest in magic before being taught, whereas I think your perspec...
by Gordon Meyer
June 22nd, 2015, 10:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 105
Views: 19270

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

Thanks for the clarification, Richard. I meant relatively cheaper to produce, but my preference for hardcovers is clearly showing trough.


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