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by chetday
April 28th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 15125

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

performer wrote: Who is Ronnie McLeod?

Isn't he the guy Trump put forward to head the Veterans Administration? My sources tell me he does a mean strike style bottom deal.
by chetday
January 11th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

Q: How do you get a one-armed stoner out of a tree?

A: Wave.
by chetday
December 26th, 2017, 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 26346

Re: Ennobling Magic

Brad Henderson wrote:jack for the win


I don't know about that, Brad. At least for this thread, I think Mark may end up with the win because of his various asides, interesting stories, and advantageous poking to keep things stirred up.
by chetday
December 24th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!
Replies: 46
Views: 3805

Re: The greatest female magician I have ever seen!

Her performances and character appear to me to owe quite a bit to the Silent Hill video game series.
by chetday
December 22nd, 2017, 4:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 93
Views: 6281

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Al Schneider's "Matrix" almost always generates a great response. Ditto for "Poker Player's Picnic." I personally hate sponge ball routines because I almost choked on one once while doing a variation of a sword swallowing bit, but I think Richard's right in putting it at the top ...
by chetday
December 15th, 2017, 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?
Replies: 54
Views: 5667

Re: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?

Gerald, I learn a lot from your Perverse Magic Thread. Thank you. Mark, I also learn a lot from your posts and get more chuckles from your sense of humor than I do from watching old episodes of The Little Rascals. Thank you. I treasure The Royal Road and return to it often. As the greatest cardman i...
by chetday
December 15th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 26346

Re: Ennobling Magic

My personal sense of morality forces me to pose the following question to perhaps generate new substance and insights to this most remarkable philosophical discussion:

Is Brad lying because he fails to capitalize the first word of his sentences?
by chetday
November 29th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

Re: Coin(s) through Transparent Silk References Please

Here's a link to Al Schneider's "Osmosis":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S9pavdVRKw
by chetday
November 1st, 2017, 11:22 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's secret straitjacket escape
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Houdini's secret straitjacket escape

Great reading. Thanks for posting the link and for your website.
by chetday
October 27th, 2017, 12:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!
Replies: 19
Views: 2388

Re: The November Issue of Genii is Now Live Online with David Blaine!

Richard, a few comments about this month's issue of Genii... Jon Racherbaumer's article on David Blaine was just plain great. I read it last night before going to bed and will read it again this afternoon because it deserves multiple readings to thoroughly sound its depth. Jon and David's work here ...
by chetday
March 14th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle
Replies: 180
Views: 34846

Re: Daryl's Death at The Magic Castle

To go into a little more depth on these matters I would say that a person is hurt not so much by what happens as by their opinion of what happens. In other words it is not the situation that is important so much as how you perceive that situation. Your opinion of that situation. And your opinion is...
by chetday
January 30th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: LARRY HORAYNE Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 2730

Re: LARRY HORAYNE Blog

Chris, though it hasn't been updated since 2013, I very much like Nick Pudar's blog entries as well as his Stackview software, which I find quite useful and interesting for work with stacked and/or memorized decks. The site can be found at http://stackview.com/.
by chetday
January 26th, 2017, 2:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Did Mr. Minch foresee the future?
Replies: 22
Views: 3255

Re: Did Mr. Minch foresee the future?

My painfully obvious theory on the topic at hand is that reading preferences have much to do with age. As a little background: I've been working part-time on the Internet with computers since 1985 and full-time since 1999, so one would think that after 30+ years as a computer nerd I'd be used to rea...
by chetday
December 28th, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 12525

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

Just ordered a copy. Five left now.
by chetday
August 25th, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Some Problems Across Our Websites
Replies: 12
Views: 2205

Re: Some Problems Across Our Websites

No problems logging in and no problems viewing magazines. Using PC with Windows 7 and Chrome browser.
by chetday
August 20th, 2016, 10:41 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 20475

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

My copy arrived today and I'm anxious to dig into it. Looks great! Thanks, Richard, for creating this one.
by chetday
August 17th, 2016, 1:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ebay - Paul Harris: The Art of Astonishment Vol 1 (signed/numbered)
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: Ebay - Paul Harris: The Art of Astonishment Vol 1 (signed/numbered)

The good news, then, is that Richard's memory isn't shot!
by chetday
July 15th, 2016, 11:54 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 16996

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

I put my order in a few days ago. Sure looking forward to this latest creation, Richard.
by chetday
June 26th, 2016, 11:07 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pitch DVD/Book course
Replies: 22
Views: 6555

Re: Pitch DVD/Book course

Mark, thank you for the helpful response. I'm going to ponder all this for a bit and also do some research on available places where I could try my hand at pitching. My fear after reading your most recent post is that I'd have to spend a lot of time in the car to get to venues where there would be s...
by chetday
June 24th, 2016, 5:10 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pitch DVD/Book course
Replies: 22
Views: 6555

Re: Pitch DVD/Book course

Mark, I've been thinking for years about demoing and trying to sell magic worms at flea markets as well as in front of lady lingerie shops, but up until I retired didn't have the time to give it a go. With that said, I wouldn't mind supplementing the pauper's retirement income the old lady and I are...
by chetday
January 22nd, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, It's Racherbaumer's Birthday!
Replies: 8
Views: 2413

Re: Hey, It's Racherbaumer's Birthday!

Happy birthday, Jon. Here's wishing you twenty more good years, minimum.
by chetday
December 4th, 2015, 2:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are the best books to find no sleight card tricks?
Replies: 23
Views: 4528

Re: What are the best books to find no sleight card tricks?

Jon Racherbaumer's Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields has several of my very favorite non-sleight of hand tricks.
by chetday
June 19th, 2015, 3:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Using the Aronson Stack
Replies: 11
Views: 2903

Re: Using the Aronson Stack

Visit [url]stackview.com[/url] for an excellent software tool that helps magicians who are into memorized decks. Also, although it hasn't been updated for a long time, I still consider the "Musings" blog at the above site interesting and quite useful for memorized deck material and ideas. ...
by chetday
May 21st, 2011, 5:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)
Replies: 128
Views: 38359

Re: Mickey Silver's Coin Retention Vanish (Silver's Ultimate Vanish)

Some wonderful videos of Mickey Silver practicing can be found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/SweenSpiciouS

I just spent half of today watching this man's remarkable magic. Wow!
by chetday
May 20th, 2011, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: eBooks: The Transition REALLY Begins
Replies: 39
Views: 6112

Re: eBooks: The Transition REALLY Begins

I think age has a lot to do with this. I bought a Kindle several months ago and downloaded a lot of free classic novels from various sites on the web, but I've yet to purchase any material for the Kindle. I mean, seriously, I can go to Amazon and buy a paperback novel for less than the price of the ...
by chetday
December 17th, 2010, 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: January 2011 issue
Replies: 20
Views: 4407

Re: January 2011 issue

My issue arrived in North Carolina today. Thanks for another great issue, as well as for the freebie monte/case.
by chetday
June 12th, 2010, 3:16 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Time-Warp Wallet - Jon Racherbaumer -June
Replies: 66
Views: 11634

Re: Time-Warp Wallet - Jon Racherbaumer -June

I received my Time Warp Wallet this past week and am very happy with it, just as I am with all the purchases I've made from Dave Solomon.
by chetday
September 25th, 2008, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine - Death Dealer
Replies: 101
Views: 17514

Re: David Blaine - Death Dealer

I like the way Blaine's personality has opened up over the years. He was so much more relaxed in this special than in the early ones, especially in the way he let himself enjoy the reactions of his spectators for his close-up work. For me, the close-up magic made the show worthwhile, though I have t...

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