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by erlandish
September 29th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: contact for Magicana?
Replies: 2
Views: 3313

Re: contact for Magicana?

Thank you sir!
by erlandish
September 29th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: contact for Magicana?
Replies: 2
Views: 3313

contact for Magicana?

Hi guys, I was wondering if it'd be possible to get the contact information for Magicana and/or Jonathan Friedman? I had a Magicana submission that was accepted in 2018 but I think was lost sometime in the transition between Magicana editors. I totally understand, that's cool, not salty, but there's...
by erlandish
January 27th, 2014, 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Selling off a domain name
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

Re: Selling off a domain name

Richard, thanks for the prompt response.

When you say a firm price, does that mean a price listing plus "or best offer" would be inappropriate here?
by erlandish
January 27th, 2014, 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Selling off a domain name
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

Selling off a domain name

Don't want to step on any toes, so I'm not going to actually list the domain name itself until I've got verification from the mods here at Genii that it's ok to do so. Anyways, it took long enough, but I'm in the final stages of getting off the internet (insofar as magic is concerned -- I'm keeping ...
by erlandish
September 12th, 2012, 10:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge
Replies: 39
Views: 6734

Re: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge

Hi guys, it's Andrew. I'll keep this brief, since I'm basically getting off the internet. Anybody who needs to know what happened can go here: http://weeklymagicfailure.blogspot.kr/2012/09/farewell.html There's some discussion further down the page about who might be behind it all. No comment. The w...
by erlandish
January 4th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The really odd things one finds on the Cafe
Replies: 38
Views: 8806

Re: The really odd things one finds on the Cafe

Bill Mullins wrote:The only solution is for Acer to get medieval on him with a pair of pliers. (which is a metaphor for "write him a strongly-worded email")


Funsway is fringe. Acer should give him as much thought as he would used kleenex.
by erlandish
November 17th, 2010, 4:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com
Replies: 126
Views: 29778

Re: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com

"What is your point? I am going through my library and have yet to find a poker or protection resource that even mentions Norman Beck." I don't know that's necessarily the best metric for figuring out who's an expert and who's not in this particular instance. It might work for something w...
by erlandish
September 5th, 2009, 3:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians who hate magicians!
Replies: 96
Views: 18783

Re: Magicians who hate magicians!

Richard Kaufman wrote:Jonathan, sometimes I just have no idea what you're writing about.


Only sometimes? You got me beat.
by erlandish
July 31st, 2009, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 25726

Re: Cylinder & Coins

There was a huge discussion about this over at Magic Video Depot, and through the debate, about six different reasons for using a feint came up. 1) To manipulate tension and relaxation, which can create good timing for a sleight. Tension is raised at the moment of the sleight, things are shown innoc...
by erlandish
July 30th, 2009, 5:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cylinder & Coins
Replies: 94
Views: 25726

Re: Cylinder & Coins

Incidentally, I'm sorry that neither you nor John seem to like the feints in the routine. I think the proper understanding of, and intelligent use of feints is as useful now as it was in Robert-Houdin's time. They are not just to fool magicians. I think Michael Vincent's work, as one example, shows...
by erlandish
July 13th, 2009, 3:36 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Tamariz...the new Vernon?
Replies: 25
Views: 2544

Re: Tamariz...the new Vernon?

Didn't Tamariz himself refer to Ascanio as Spain's answer to Vernon?
by erlandish
June 28th, 2009, 2:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 24955

Re: Card To Wallet

For card to pocket? Yes. For card to wallet? No. For card to wallet - Yes! ...snippity... Just my opinion. Glenn, you missed my point. I'm not saying that one cannot go searching through the pockets and pull out the wallet amongst a whole other bunch of stuff, and to reveal the card from the wallet...
by erlandish
June 28th, 2009, 3:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 24955

Re: Card To Wallet

I wonder, do you get that the point of this idea of pulling several items out of the pocket before you get to the wallet is to demonstrate that the wallet was hard to reach and therefore to highlight the impossibility of the card appearing in the wallet? For card to pocket? Yes. For card to wallet?...
by erlandish
June 27th, 2009, 4:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 24955

Re: Card To Wallet

For what it's worth, there's nothing preventing one from producing the wallet first in that bit of comedy business. Huh? That's the way I do it, and it still plays just as strong. The really good opportunities for the comedy come from the nature of the things you produce from your pocket anyways. I...
by erlandish
June 27th, 2009, 4:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 24955

Re: Card To Wallet

Actually, Bill's analysis feels right to me. And yeah, I do perform this for a living for real people. To me, the major selling point is the speed of the load versus the time it takes to reveal the card afterwards. It's all about the unclasping and the unzippering, and if the question they ask is &q...
by erlandish
March 16th, 2009, 10:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph
Replies: 308
Views: 69259

Re: Triumph

Longitudinally split double-face/double-backed cards would allow for the fans and spreads, but if Kent says he ain't usin' no gimmicked cards, we gots to believe him. Looks great. A method presented itself pretty quickly based on what's in the video. So, there's at least one way of doing this ungim...
by erlandish
October 10th, 2008, 10:19 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Ackerman & Erdnase
Replies: 21
Views: 9398

Re: Ackerman & Erdnase

I'm willing to bet everybody's just waiting for the Smiling Mule to speak up.
by erlandish
August 24th, 2008, 8:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Carney's Book of Secrets Reprint
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: Carney's Book of Secrets Reprint

Alas?
by erlandish
August 20th, 2008, 1:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven and his "Celebraca-hangover"
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: Max Maven and his "Celebraca-hangover"

Awesome. Thanks very much. Hope you get another interview with him soon.
by erlandish
July 13th, 2008, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 11101

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

Ted, You know, I just checked, and a lot of genii's old threads are available on archive.org. This is venturing off-topic, but if you point out which threads you want to have updated, it might be possible to do something about it. And yes, I know, this observation almost totally invalidates what I w...
by erlandish
July 13th, 2008, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 11101

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

On the contrary, I find the idea that you can be edited after publication a wonderful asset of interwebs publishing. If we're talking about cosmetic/style changes, then I agree. If we're talking about the substance of the content, though, I really very much disagree. It's just too easy to rewrite o...
by erlandish
July 13th, 2008, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 11101

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

One of the real downsides of this is the lack of a proper historical record. I've noticed that journalism standards online have gotten pretty shoddy, with some news websites (CNN included) putting up whatever they like, and then altering it later on. It's a real hit to accountability.
by erlandish
June 26th, 2008, 4:53 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Are you using Hold Out?
Replies: 18
Views: 8215

Re: Are you using Hold Out?

Aw man.

I know about 20 words in Spanish, and three of the most interesting ones will get me banned from polite discussion...
by erlandish
June 25th, 2008, 7:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: George Carlin Passed Away Today
Replies: 41
Views: 5218

Re: George Carlin Passed Away Today

Darren Lawbuary wrote:Lenny Bruce, Bill Hicks, George Carlin...............

And then there were none...................

R.I.P


Yup. Doug Stanhope has a lot of pressure on him...
by erlandish
June 13th, 2008, 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magicpedia suggestion
Replies: 14
Views: 1553

Re: Magicpedia suggestion

Embedded videos have the same data relationship that hotlinked images do, meaning that the bandwidth comes straight from Youtube rather than being used up through Genii. I've got a Youtube video on my webpage and I've noticed that it doesn't use up any of my site's bandwidth in the stats. The only i...
by erlandish
May 27th, 2008, 12:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: who is wesley james
Replies: 139
Views: 36969

Re: who is wesley james

Richard Kaufman wrote:No, it's not Tony Giorgio.


Ha. I hate to cast you as a go-between, but is there any chance that particular anonymous poster could give a recommendation of source material to study?
by erlandish
May 26th, 2008, 5:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: who is wesley james
Replies: 139
Views: 36969

Re: who is wesley james

In that case, I blame Rounders and Ricky Jay's patter.
by erlandish
May 26th, 2008, 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: who is wesley james
Replies: 139
Views: 36969

Re: who is wesley james

"But there is not a single card feat in the whole calendar that will give as good returns for the amount of practice required, or that will mystify as greatly, or cause as much amusement, or bear so much repetition, as this little game; and for these reasons we believe it worthy of unstinted ef...
by erlandish
May 25th, 2008, 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: who is wesley james
Replies: 139
Views: 36969

Re: who is wesley james

I agree with Cugel on the application thing, although it feels weird using the word agree when we're talking about something factual rather than opinion-based. It seems pretty straightforward. If I say that the side steal can be used in an ACR phase, that's stating an application. It's not sexy and ...
by erlandish
May 6th, 2008, 8:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discussing a Disgusting Habit—Cigarettes and Magic
Replies: 37
Views: 5471

Re: Discussing a Disgusting Habit—Cigarettes and Magic

John Carney has a great routine involving wooden cigars. Great routine, none of the problems associated with actual smoking. It's not the sort of routine that you can blindly substitute cigarettes for the cigars, but that general presentational ploy seems fine to me.
by erlandish
April 19th, 2008, 12:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38936

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

A couple of recent books have done this. Tyler Wilson's Dominatricks and John Born's Matrix God's Way. I think it's the best solution, since it forces the downloader to read. Given the choice between books with demo videos and full-fledged teaching DVDs, I think the majority will opt for the DVDs.
by erlandish
April 8th, 2008, 10:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Woods Awards 2008
Replies: 50
Views: 5975

Re: The Magic Woods Awards 2008

So we've got one complaint that a book from 2006 is included, and we've got another complaint that two books from 2006 aren't included?
by erlandish
April 7th, 2008, 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A question to pros about magic theory books
Replies: 131
Views: 35119

Re: A question to pros about magic theory books

Andrew has not bothered to clarify his position on what sort of business he wants to do so we can further refine our advice to him... Sorry for neglecting to respond to that. My answer is simply that, for this thread, I'm not looking for advice. Even when it comes to the question of these books, I'...
by erlandish
April 7th, 2008, 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: A question to pros about magic theory books
Replies: 131
Views: 35119

Re: A question to pros about magic theory books

In fairness to Cugel, he's no mere amateur. He's performed professionally and he's published. I don't know if he'll state who he is for the record, but from my encounters with him elsewhere I believe that he's a big fan of dealing with arguments on their own merit. I think his observation about Glen...
by erlandish
April 5th, 2008, 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A question to pros about magic theory books
Replies: 131
Views: 35119

Re: A question to pros about magic theory books

I would point out that Seriously Silly isn't a book of theory. It's a book of practical application gleaned from countless shows. I'm not sure I totally agree. He discusses principles that can be applied to many different sorts of routines other than the ones described -- for instance, his breakdow...
by erlandish
April 5th, 2008, 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A question to pros about magic theory books
Replies: 131
Views: 35119

Re: A question to pros about magic theory books

And David, one other thing... while I understand that it might be stirring controversy, I really wish you would qualify your comment about magic theory being written too often by amateurs. A generalized statement like that taints the entirety of theory out there, and I believe it would be responsibl...
by erlandish
April 5th, 2008, 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A question to pros about magic theory books
Replies: 131
Views: 35119

Re: A question to pros about magic theory books

If there is any question about who I am because I'm posting under a pseudonym, I might as well fix that. My name is Andrew Musgrave, I'm currently an amateur getting ready to go pro full-time, although I do have some professional experience under my belt, in the form of more than about 250 shows in ...
by erlandish
April 5th, 2008, 3:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: A question to pros about magic theory books
Replies: 131
Views: 35119

Re: A question to pros about magic theory books

I must have misunderstood. Your posts thus far have been fairly critical of magic theory texts, and your development plan didn't include any of them, and in turn was critical of those whom you believe don't follow your plan. Since the discussion is about theory texts, and since you were responding t...
by erlandish
April 4th, 2008, 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A question to pros about magic theory books
Replies: 131
Views: 35119

Re: A question to pros about magic theory books

David, I'm not quite sure what you're getting at in the rest of the post, so I'm going to focus in on this bit. Unfortunately, too few want to take the time or effort, so we end up with the mass of crap you see on YouTube. Here's the funny thing. I don't believe that the junk we see on Youtube is a ...

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