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by Jim Roberts
July 20th, 2011, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Borders update
Replies: 34
Views: 4230

Re: Borders update

The worst thing to happen to Waldenbooks was being taken over by Boarders. They disappeared from the Columbia area 2-3 years ago so we now have Books-A-Million and Barns and Noble. After the take over I noticed that they began pushing the "other stuff". Visiting there became like, "Oh...
by Jim Roberts
July 9th, 2011, 2:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Crap, Crap, and More Crap: eBooks
Replies: 29
Views: 5284

Re: Crap, Crap, and More Crap: eBooks

I guess I better get to work then ;)
by Jim Roberts
July 6th, 2011, 11:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Crap, Crap, and More Crap: eBooks
Replies: 29
Views: 5284

Re: Crap, Crap, and More Crap: eBooks

e-books. The new vanity press
by Jim Roberts
February 27th, 2011, 7:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blackpool / FISM Controversy?
Replies: 23
Views: 7341

Re: Blackpool / FISM Controversy?

Sounds like people either did not read the rules, or read them and said, "Naaa, they would never do that". Having not been to Blackpool, perhaps some could tell me if this is a new aspect to the competitions at that gathering.
by Jim Roberts
February 6th, 2011, 8:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle Review on Huffington Post
Replies: 53
Views: 10900

Re: Castle Review on Huffington Post

As reviews go, it was more than a little lacking. Actually, to call this piece a review is generous. It was little more than a few general mild insults.
By the way, the rack of lamb was great.
by Jim Roberts
January 5th, 2011, 8:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Surrealistic promo for magic club
Replies: 13
Views: 3329

Re: Surrealistic promo for magic club

I like that
by Jim Roberts
January 13th, 2009, 7:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion
Replies: 24
Views: 6866

Re: Masters of Illusion

I had to do a double-take when I read what mai-ling wrote, mainly because I fell asleep myself and she appears to be young enough to be my daughter. I think it's a format problem. The hit and out pacing was almost metronome-like. Perhaps giving performers longer segments rather than trying to see ho...
by Jim Roberts
January 11th, 2009, 10:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL LEAVING BELIEVE?
Replies: 47
Views: 11313

Re: CRISS ANGEL LEAVING BELIEVE?

Well, there's always this guy:
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=8zGb4UghXHo
by Jim Roberts
January 11th, 2009, 7:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CRISS ANGEL LEAVING BELIEVE?
Replies: 47
Views: 11313

Re: CRISS ANGEL LEAVING BELIEVE?

rkosby wrote:Isn't that web site a complete satire? I mean Majudoe?


I really hope so
by Jim Roberts
September 16th, 2008, 8:02 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Visiting the Seattle-Tacoma area
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Visiting the Seattle-Tacoma area

Unfortunately our trip got pushed back to October 9-12.
by Jim Roberts
September 9th, 2008, 11:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!
Replies: 88
Views: 13917

Re: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!

Actually I have seen them yank videos for specious 3rd party complaints based on copyright issues (which often turn out to be a mask for political differences, but that is a subject for another forum)
by Jim Roberts
September 9th, 2008, 7:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!
Replies: 88
Views: 13917

Re: THIS CHICK HAS RIPPED OFF CHRIS HART'S ENTIRE ACT!

If memory serves, the late John Ritter dubbed the Dutch Magic Unlimited, "The Hanson's of magic". Now Hanson may have been silly and trite but they were at least original. "The Milli-Vanilli of magic" might have been more appropriate. It's bad enough when the local hack who never...
by Jim Roberts
September 6th, 2008, 8:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING
Replies: 169
Views: 28127

Re: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING

Opei, to tell the truth, for me this stopped being about the closing of SAMTalking after a month had lapsed That act was only a symptom. What has followed has been weeks of nonresponses, possible misrepresentations (I say possible because it could be a case of people simply repeating what they heard...
by Jim Roberts
September 5th, 2008, 1:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING
Replies: 169
Views: 28127

Re: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING

Like I said on another forum, I wasn't a math major, but something is not adding up here. And add to that, it ain't faring well in the smell test either
by Jim Roberts
August 21st, 2008, 2:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING
Replies: 169
Views: 28127

Re: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING

mormonyoyoman wrote:Don't forget -- We're coming up on the 30-day lunarversary of the abrupt closure of SAMtalking. Will there be celebrations? Will games be played and refreshments served?

*jeep!
--Grandpa Chet

Celebrations only by those responsible
by Jim Roberts
August 20th, 2008, 8:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING
Replies: 169
Views: 28127

Re: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING

What amazes me is the opposition to even raising the question of, "why?". If you regard what those who are questioning the action as a waste of time, well it's our time to waste. Since those complaining are dues paying members of SAM they are well within their rights to question that actio...
by Jim Roberts
August 11th, 2008, 11:18 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Visiting the Seattle-Tacoma area
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Visiting the Seattle-Tacoma area

Oddly enough, that is when we plan to be there. I'll be in touch as the plans get a little more firm
by Jim Roberts
August 10th, 2008, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magiccafe?
Replies: 13
Views: 2478

Re: Magiccafe?

Still working fine as far as I can tell
by Jim Roberts
August 7th, 2008, 7:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of the MASKED MAGICIAN
Replies: 17
Views: 3714

Re: The Return of the MASKED MAGICIAN

My personal suggestion - don't watch. Don't discuss. It's not worth it to me. If someone asks me about him, I shrug. If someone insists on an opinion, I refer to him by him given name which is Leonard Monatono and let them know I think he's a nuisance and not worth my time. I will then start talkin...
by Jim Roberts
August 4th, 2008, 7:43 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Visiting the Seattle-Tacoma area
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Visiting the Seattle-Tacoma area

It looks like around mid September when we visit our son at Ft. Lewis
by Jim Roberts
August 4th, 2008, 4:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING
Replies: 169
Views: 28127

Re: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING

I think this year's retention rate is going to be very interesting to follow.
Jim
by Jim Roberts
July 30th, 2008, 6:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING
Replies: 169
Views: 28127

Re: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING

In all fairness I need to mention that I received an email from President Kalver. It was in response to the email I was informed had bounced. To all who received the message that your email was undeliverable, check and see if there is not a response. This does not explain why we were getting bounce ...
by Jim Roberts
July 30th, 2008, 5:39 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mystery Photo
Replies: 23
Views: 4212

Re: Mystery Photo

"Tonight's opening is made possible through the generous checks of Mrs. Claypool. I am sure the strains of Verdi will be returning to us tonight just as Mrs. Claypool's checks will be returning in the morning"-Otis B. Driftwood
Sorry, couldn't resist.
by Jim Roberts
July 30th, 2008, 3:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING
Replies: 169
Views: 28127

Re: CLOSURE OF SAMTALKING

Since joining SAM in May, I have found SAMtalking an enjoyable place to read and post when I feel I can add to a discussion. The closing of the forum is disconcerting in and of itself. What I am finding even more disturbing is the fact that an email address was provided ostensibly to receive comment...

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