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by Craig Matsuoka
February 5th, 2011, 1:50 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Flawed Scratch Ticket Systems
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Flawed Scratch Ticket Systems

Heads up, mentalists! Mohan Srivastava found your Grail, but he won't drink from it. More on his lottery-breaking discovery here:

Story on Wired
by Craig Matsuoka
December 10th, 2008, 9:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spooky Effect
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Spooky Effect

Well, this is a pleasant surprise. Nicely done. I dont speak this performers language, but I do understand the audience reaction. Astonishment is our lingua franca, after all. Yes, hes using my trick Kinetink, but Hiro Sakai deserves full credit for the basic idea. He was the first to transform this...
by Craig Matsuoka
April 16th, 2008, 4:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jimi Hendrix gets shuffled
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Jimi Hendrix gets shuffled

Neato! Thanks for posting that Alan.

So...anyone want to take a shot at turning this thing into the best "Sam the Bellhop" routine ever?
by Craig Matsuoka
March 25th, 2008, 6:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: MATHEMATICAL THREE CARD MONTE
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: MATHEMATICAL THREE CARD MONTE

"Long Range Telepathy" by Sam Schwartz and "Time Zoned" by Fr. Cyprian can both be found in Karl Fulves's Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets.

Fulves noted that although the Schwartz routine was published in the sixties, it was created around a decade earlier by someone else.
by Craig Matsuoka
March 1st, 2006, 8:01 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour

The founder's room scene was full of collectible goodies like a huge book filled with samples of their old cards. It would be great if they published it. I also thought it was interesting to learn how they make their own cardstock by laminating the layers together. For some reason, that was a surpri...
by Craig Matsuoka
February 27th, 2006, 5:19 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour

Originally posted by mikie: So, TIVO would let you skip this whole show you're saying? :rolleyes: Nah. Just activate the undocumented Ratzenberger filter. Enter "7385400808" into your remote control and Tivo will digitally replace all pixels of ol' Cliffy with those of Jessica Alba.
by Craig Matsuoka
February 27th, 2006, 3:51 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour

Tomorrow night (February 28), The Travel Channel re-airs an episode of "John Ratzenberger's Made in America" in which he visits the United States Playing Card factory in Cincinnati.
by Craig Matsuoka
February 21st, 2006, 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need contact info for Jeff Busby
Replies: 16
Views: 4749

Re: Need contact info for Jeff Busby

I've got the manuscript. Jeff, check your email.
by Craig Matsuoka
January 14th, 2006, 5:11 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Bamboo Stick Thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 4613

Re: Bamboo Stick Thing?

Google "Nankin-Tamasudare". It's not very well known in the west, so there aren't many opportunities to see it performed as stage entertainment. Even here in Hawaii, where we have a large Japanese population, few are familiar with it. So, it'll be a bit of a treat for us when the Japan Nan...
by Craig Matsuoka
January 12th, 2006, 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eng Coin Vise
Replies: 37
Views: 8662

Re: Eng Coin Vise

Originally posted by Todd Lassen: I just had a vision of the whole thing pulling apart at the pins Hey, you had the same nightmare I had! Youre right about the questionable physical integrity of only four pins. Im hoping theres a mechanical engineer reading this who can give me a better idea of whe...
by Craig Matsuoka
January 10th, 2006, 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eng Coin Vise
Replies: 37
Views: 8662

Re: Eng Coin Vise

Thanks for reviving this thread guys. I'm still interested in building one of these things. In fact, I was talking to James Riser about this over a year ago but I got busy with other projects and neglected to follow through. My apologies to Jim for being out of touch for so long (I haven't forgotten...
by Craig Matsuoka
November 30th, 2005, 2:05 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Hoffmann's Modern Magic a Classic?
Replies: 23
Views: 1503

Re: Hoffmann's Modern Magic a Classic?

Originally posted by David Alexander: Perhaps the other titles involved royalties. I have no idea if any of his subsequent contracts survived. According to Roland Winder, it appears that Hoffmann was able to leverage much better deals for himself after the success of the first book. There were 15,8...
by Craig Matsuoka
November 17th, 2005, 7:17 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Conjuring Arts Research Center Site
Replies: 41
Views: 8948

Re: Conjuring Arts Research Center Site

By the way. To the ones charged with the Herculean task of cataloging, my hat's off to you.

You poor, poor souls.
by Craig Matsuoka
November 17th, 2005, 7:06 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Conjuring Arts Research Center Site
Replies: 41
Views: 8948

Re: Conjuring Arts Research Center Site

WOW!!!

Thanks for posting that link, Richard.

Since it's giving me a bad case of "rock fever", I must now go and chant our unofficial state motto, "Lucky we live Hawaii" one hundred times.

Thanks A LOT.
by Craig Matsuoka
November 7th, 2005, 8:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Items for Sale: Some OOP and HTF
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Items for Sale: Some OOP and HTF

If you are seriously interested in purchasing anything on this list, please contact me by email at: http://img324.imageshack.us/img324/1627/myemail1qw.gif I will only accept U.S. Post Office money orders. Sorry, no Paypal, checks, or non-US orders. However, if Ive done business with you before, I mi...
by Craig Matsuoka
October 28th, 2005, 7:08 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Not Magic but...
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Not Magic but...

Now you've got a great reason to paint a giant six of diamonds on your roof.
by Craig Matsuoka
October 24th, 2005, 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hofzinser
Replies: 38
Views: 2380

Re: Hofzinser

Originally posted by Richard Hatch: I don't believe there is any documentation indicating that Compars used the sleight and taught it to Alexander Whatever happened to the letter from Compars to Alexander that Christian found in the Bob Lund collection? The letter is said to describe the sleight an...
by Craig Matsuoka
October 23rd, 2005, 11:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Whaley's Who's Who in Magic-Ltd. Edition
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: FS: Whaley's Who's Who in Magic-Ltd. Edition

I made a photo and memorabilia index for this book a while ago. If anyone is interested in downloading a copy, visit one of the following links. Each link will expire after 25 downloads or 7 days (whichever comes first). Whaley Photo and Memorabilia Index Alternate Link #1 Alternate Link #2 You are ...
by Craig Matsuoka
October 9th, 2005, 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Help to I.D. someone
Replies: 9
Views: 824

Re: Help to I.D. someone

Keane was one of the twelve founding members:
Al Baker
Cardini
Arthur Finley
Paul Fox
S. Leo Horowitz
G.W. Hunter
J. Warren Keane
Nate Leipzig
Max Malini
Charlie Miller
Garrick M. Spencer
Dai Vernon
by Craig Matsuoka
August 24th, 2005, 3:37 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Francis Scott Key
Replies: 1
Views: 345

Francis Scott Key

A newspaper article from 1957 asserts that Reginald Scot is an ancestor of Francis Scott Key. This piece of trivia took me by surprise, as I had never seen this mentioned anywhere before. Does this information appear in magic literature anywhere? If so, I would appreciate it if someone would post a ...
by Craig Matsuoka
August 8th, 2005, 8:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: The Earl Nelson Video Workshop #1 & 2 (Very hard to find)
Replies: 0
Views: 262

FS: The Earl Nelson Video Workshop #1 & 2 (Very hard to find)

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8455/earl7wf.jpg The Earl Nelson Video Workshop I have two Earl Nelson NTSC VHS titles for sale: Highlights of Variations, and Highlights from the Workbook. If youve been around, you know how incredibly scarce these are. This package consists of three VHS tapes and ...
by Craig Matsuoka
March 8th, 2005, 12:03 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Healing Touch - Need Beta Testers
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: The Healing Touch - Need Beta Testers

This is my review of Tanner Wilsons The Healing Touch (beta version). Please forgive my tardiness, but I needed time to think carefully about the merits of the product before posting anything. It wouldnt be fair to potential buyers, nor Tanner, for me to rush out a snap opinion. Ive been in magic fo...
by Craig Matsuoka
March 3rd, 2005, 8:48 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: The Healing Touch - Need Beta Testers
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: The Healing Touch - Need Beta Testers

Okay, I'll bite. Collecting T&R card routines is one of my guilty pleasures.

Although I feel the market is currently glutted with versions of the piece-by-piece t&r card, I'm willing to take a look at what you have.

My email address is in my profile.
by Craig Matsuoka
February 11th, 2005, 1:51 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Famous magicians
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Famous magicians

A few more: Arsenio Hall Barbara Stanwyck Carroll Baker Coach Lou Holtz Jackie Gleason Jason Alexander Jimmy Stewart Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Joseph Cotton Lewis Carroll Neil Patrick Harris Ray Bradbury Richard Himber Robert Lansing Tallulah Bankhead This list is getting depressing. Where are all ...
by Craig Matsuoka
February 8th, 2005, 7:45 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: JAM AUCTIONS
Replies: 75
Views: 31696

Re: JAM AUCTIONS

There's an amusing U.K. commercial playing on this site that pokes some fun at jam auctions:

Click here to see commercial

Does anyone know if it's an accurate portrayal?
by Craig Matsuoka
January 27th, 2005, 12:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 10348

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

TIVO ALERT: TV Land will replay the 60 Minutes episode tonight at 10 pm (8pm and 11pm in Hawaii). Don't miss it! Check your local tv schedules to confirm the time. It includes an outtake of Johnny performing Psychic Stop. I don't think that part was shown last night on 60 minutes, so it'll be a spec...
by Craig Matsuoka
December 29th, 2004, 9:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stars and Hexes
Replies: 26
Views: 2179

Re: Stars and Hexes

Im also anxious to know what Stampede looks like. So far, no one seems to have actually seen it yet. As an X-Con owner, Im hoping that Roccos stamps are not attached to the same utility device as Reeds gimmick. Thats what would physically differentiate the two systems. The advertising doesnt offer u...
by Craig Matsuoka
November 27th, 2004, 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hot Tip: New Crayola Markers
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Hot Tip: New Crayola Markers

Getting back to the erasable pens, I just tried marking some dollar bills. It works great! If you ever need to return an initialed bill in unmarked condition, these pens are the perfect thing.
by Craig Matsuoka
November 27th, 2004, 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hot Tip: New Crayola Markers
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Hot Tip: New Crayola Markers

Originally posted by Glenn Farrington: Great tip! Will the color wonder fingerpaint mark a card? The description it has on the site says it can only paint on the "special" paper it comes with. Have you tried it? Unfortunately, you can't mark cards with it. But you can use the special pape...
by Craig Matsuoka
November 26th, 2004, 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hot Tip: New Crayola Markers
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Hot Tip: New Crayola Markers

I found a very cool new product from Crayola you should all know aboutor maybe not. Its a marker that can be erased with any ordinary rubber pencil eraser. Sort of like the old PaperMate Erasermate pens, except these look and work just like a typical childrens coloring marker. But thats not the cool...
by Craig Matsuoka
November 5th, 2004, 9:45 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: New Book: The Man Who Killed Houdini
Replies: 1
Views: 496

New Book: The Man Who Killed Houdini

Whatever became of J. Gordon Whitehead, the McGill student who punched Houdini in the gut? The Man Who Killed Houdini (Montreal:Vehicule Press) deals with this question and was reviewed in the Toronto Star (Oct. 30, p.J04): Click here to see Toronto Star article It hasn't shown up on Amazon.com yet,...
by Craig Matsuoka
November 3rd, 2004, 7:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: nne, Great Ovette, Zooey Bluey (?)
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: nne, Great Ovette, Zooey Bluey (?)

Originally posted by Jim Creighton: In the late 1940s, when I was 11 or 12, I went into a sideshow on the midway at the Missouri State Fair and saw a dwarf magician do a burned-and-restored bill effect...I can't recall the name. Zooey Bluey rings a bell, but perhaps that's someone else entirely? If...
by Craig Matsuoka
July 2nd, 2004, 11:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: You gonna use that advertising card?
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: You gonna use that advertising card?

Originally posted by Curtis Kam: I have recently realized that if an advertising card could magically come to life, it would exhibit the same annoying behavior of a pop-up ad. That's brilliant. Curtis is certainly living up to one of our mottos here: "When life hands you Spam, make Spam musubi...
by Craig Matsuoka
June 15th, 2004, 8:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SHADE Release
Replies: 28
Views: 2272

Re: SHADE Release

Paul Wilson posted about this earlier. See this thread- <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://geniimagazine.com/forum/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=000925">http://geniimagazine.com/forum/noncgi/u ... 0;t=000925</a><!-- m --> Quote: "Incidentally - the ZAP change IS indeed Bob ...
by Craig Matsuoka
June 7th, 2004, 12:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Calling Mr Regal
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Calling Mr Regal

Originally posted by David Regal:
Now, even while working I feel like I'll never work again. This is a strange TV season.
I'm also disappointed with the direction things are going. Good comedy writers deserve better than this.

I hope you'll never have to find work writing for reality shows.
by Craig Matsuoka
June 6th, 2004, 6:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic - The CIA Connection
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Magic - The CIA Connection

Here's another article about him:
Click Here
by Craig Matsuoka
June 3rd, 2004, 11:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Wild West Tech
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Wild West Tech

Tivo alert. The "Gambling Tech" episode will broadcast Friday 3am on the History Channel. It features re-enactments with period costumes and props. You'll see stories about: Crooked River Boat Gambling Kepplinger Holdout Push Through Shuffle Three Card Monte Card Marking Shiners Faro (the ...
by Craig Matsuoka
June 3rd, 2004, 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help With Crediting?
Replies: 35
Views: 1938

Re: Help With Crediting?

Originally posted by David Acer:
The method is so devious, however, that I actually wrote the effect up for CHANNEL ONE,
I know it's wrong to fish for methods, but somebody's gotta ask. Does it involve a DeKolta poo?
by Craig Matsuoka
June 3rd, 2004, 4:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Impromptu long short deck - have i invented something?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Impromptu long short deck - have i invented something?

If you're looking for more applications of the principle, there was one on the Marlophile website called "IMPROMPTU MIRROR-PEEK DECK". Don't know what happened to the site, but the trick archive page is still in Google's cache:

Click here to see cached page

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