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by Roger M.
May 10th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2628

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

I think a lot of folks are wise to this somewhat common internet scam. It's certainly been pointed out before here on the Genii Forum, indeed the behavior is identical across multiple magic forums. The postscript was removed from his Genii posts, but it remains on his Cafe posts: "Want me to wr...
by Roger M.
April 19th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: airshipmagic.com HAVE STOLE A DESSIGN OF CUPS
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: airshipmagic.com HAVE STOLE A DESSIGN OF CUPS

You could likely do two things to improve your situation: 1) Get some assistance from somebody who can help you edit your posts - so as to make your thoughts (and point) much clearer. 2) STOP dealing with Airship Magic completely, as it seems every single time you interact with them you apparently w...
by Roger M.
April 14th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 8396

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Can someone please explain to me what is going on in this thread? Las Vegas is Crumbling = Celine Dion = Justin Bieber = Canadian musicians = Rush = Bob = Rush band members (which, by extension includes Bob) = Neil Peart (greatest drummer in the world) = Motorcycle/Life books = Neil wrote a book ca...
by Roger M.
April 12th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 8396

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Better than Robert M Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ? Very different. Neil’s first book is (unfortunately) born of profound tragedy ... which affects the reader deeply. The motorcycle, and his endless ride are what literally allow him to continue to live his life. It’s not a lig...
by Roger M.
April 12th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 8396

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

I'm kidding of course.
Alex and Geddy I plain old love.
Neil ... well, Neil I worship - not just for his chops, but for what he's persevered through in his life and come out the other side. I read and re-read his books ... best motorcycle/life books out there.
by Roger M.
April 12th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 8396

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Rush too .... those metal-heads ... right Bob?
by Roger M.
April 10th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 8396

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Sometimes directors of shows get overly affectionate with a specific technology, and that technology goes on to form the foundation of their show. In the case of Fuerza Bruta, the major technology infecting the show is aerial rigging of human beings ... flying people if you will. The problem though ...
by Roger M.
April 1st, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 8254

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

This latest news on Roy's accident seems to have stirred (at least among magicians) a number of varying responses. If anything, it seems only to indicate that the original "official" explanation(s) as to the cause of the accident were (and still are) somewhat unpalatable, if not completely...
by Roger M.
March 30th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: New Magic Magazine: The Learned Pig by Marko
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: New Magic Magazine: The Learned Pig by Marko

I'd not give my email address again to Marko even if he was giving away free magazines.
The old Learned Pig website fiasco was the worst, years long spam infestation I've ever experienced, perpetrated on my prime, paid, lifelong email address.
by Roger M.
March 12th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20029

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

I feel we have already achieved a prime example of just how "dead" you can beat any given topic before it shuffles its mortal coil.
by Roger M.
February 27th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on the Science of Magic
Replies: 40
Views: 3064

Re: More on the Science of Magic

One of the strongest illusions in magic is created with the El Torero devise which is essentially a $3 toy. Where is the misdirection in this trick? .....I suspect any thinking person would look at that and assume the "blade" simply moves quickly in the opposite direction than it appears ...
by Roger M.
February 22nd, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20029

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Has there ever been a women magician who was (either accidentally or intentionally) called a "cardman" either verbally to their face, or after the fact in print? I didn't think so. You're a man, and you're good with cards ... go ahead and call yourself a cardman, it's really only a few int...
by Roger M.
February 21st, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20029

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

I'm glad this thread was dragged up from the depths again ... the subject matter is absolutely riveting, and I was still confused about the entire issue ... even a little bit panicy as to what to call a (gulp!!) cardman in 2019.
by Roger M.
January 28th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andrew Wimhurst
Replies: 19
Views: 2460

Re: Andrew Wimhurst

Look up the user ASW on the Magic Cafe.
Last active January 13th, 2019.

Certainly still talking about magic and magicians, don't know if he's still working as one.
by Roger M.
January 28th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 1590

Re: monte toss exposed

The hype has absolutely nothing to do with working the short con, so who cares if the hype is exposed?
by Roger M.
January 25th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22915

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Literally nobody else on earth cares what any one person thinks of The Jerx ... not a single soul. Let it go, simply don't read The Jerx , and move on with life. If other folks praising The Jerx bothers you, don't read their praise ... and once again move on with life. People feeling compelled to po...
by Roger M.
January 25th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22915

Re: The Jerx Year Three

........... I read it. I've read them all. You're read all of "Andy's" posts? To what end? Re-reading your posts in this thread, it seems you had been a regular visitor to "The Magic Circle Jerk" as well, and read all of those posts. Normally when I find myself reading something...
by Roger M.
January 25th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22915

Re: The Jerx Year Three

It's funny that "The Aristocrats" was brought up above. Do we excoriate Penn for producing the movie, or Eric Mead and Jay Marshall for their participation in the film? As intended by the very purpose of the joke itself, the assorted versions told in the film FAR out do anything "Andy...
by Roger M.
January 24th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22915

Re: The Jerx Year Three

..... horrific things this guy has publicly written...... ......I don't need a new trick so badly that I'll overlook violent mysogeny . Recommending this deviant's thoughts on magic is highly repugnant . I will censor it as it is beyond vile and evil . I'm not a big "Andy" fan, but neithe...
by Roger M.
January 24th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22915

Re: The Jerx Year Three

So .... Richard deleted a post and noted that he did so because the post made little sense, was difficult to understand, and was somewhat inappropriate. Rather than leave well enough alone, magicfish decided to respond to Richards deletion by then linking to the contents of the post Richard had just...
by Roger M.
January 24th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 22915

Re: The Jerx Year Three

The posts from January 23rd on in this thread make no sense.

I have no idea what's being discussed, and nothing posted since the date above is even remotely understandable (unless you happen to have read the now deleted posts I presume).
by Roger M.
January 10th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?
Replies: 20
Views: 1331

Re: Are magicians mostly universally disliked?

Unfortunately, you also have to take into account the tens of thousands of children's and restaurant magicians who may not regularly "wow" folks with their efforts. Combine the above with the untold hundreds of thousands of amateur magicians performing under-rehearsed effects for family an...
by Roger M.
January 7th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7144
Views: 2121323

Re: ERDNASE

I have the gift of gab. I got it when I kissed the Blarney stone. This is not a joke, by the way. You have highlighted the salient point Pete ... which is that the phrase is entrenched in history, such that legend has long stated that by kissing the Blarney Stone one acquires ...(wait for it) .... ...
by Roger M.
January 6th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7144
Views: 2121323

Re: ERDNASE

Any word on the proposed rumored documentary release please? There was indication earlier in 2018 (in this thread) that there might/may/would be a new candidate presented, but I've not heard anything about a serious effort aimed at releasing a documentary. Have you got a link to the proposal that y...
by Roger M.
January 6th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7144
Views: 2121323

Re: ERDNASE

Leo Garet wrote:Chris Wasshuber is entirely correct.

Wasshuber is entirely incorrect ... as he's saying the very opposite of what you're saying (and I happen to agree with you).
by Roger M.
January 6th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7144
Views: 2121323

Re: ERDNASE

Chris Wasshuber comments in his latest newsletter (which is worth subscribing to, for several reasons) that Erdnase copied tricks and descriptive language from Hoffmann's More Magic . In his latest newsletter, he continues this train of thought. Unfortunately, he bases almost his entire edition of ...
by Roger M.
December 31st, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 92
Views: 14336

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

It hasn't been removed. Forrest is the poster boy for how not to run a Kickstarter campaign. Ultimately, it looks like his website just sends you to the Kickstarter page as opposed to offering something you can put in a Cart and purchase. Still, sending people to a Kickstarter site with hundreds of ...
by Roger M.
December 21st, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Re: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?

You're still a magician, and Invisible Zone is still just a magic trick, so things like misdirection, timing and spectator management still apply, whether you choose to take it apart, or leave it assembled.
by Roger M.
December 20th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 5156

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

Jason Ladanye wrote:Here's another review of Game Changer! Enjoy:)))

https://youtu.be/KKfCy2zaT3c


YouTube reviews can be great, but it's often the comments section below the review that holds the real nuggets of wisdom.

Some of the comments don't paint the book, or its author in the best of light I'm afraid.
by Roger M.
December 19th, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Re: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?

I've always maintained that Invisible Zone is probably the best trick Tenyo ever put out (I've not seen every single Tenyo trick, so perhaps there is one better, subjective as it all might be) Done properly, at the right speed, and with just a bit of rehearsal ... it's impossible to figure out, and ...
by Roger M.
November 30th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7144
Views: 2121323

Re: ERDNASE

Apparently, not everybody is a fan: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-6114993/CRAIG-BROWN-forensic-linguists-prose-style-poor.html Regardless, for a guy whose name has been noted repeatedly in this thread, it would seem it's about time for Mr. Olsson himself to post here with his though...
by Roger M.
November 27th, 2018, 8:47 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20029

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

... when I want to know what women think about something... Ha! Indeed, editing both ends of a sentence has the potential to change the meaning (i do it myself if it suits my purpose). Quite seriously though, I'll reinforce the original thought once again. When there are questions about issues affe...
by Roger M.
November 27th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20029

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Take a rest now, and like I said ... when I want to know what women think about something, I'll ask (and listen to) women ... not some anonymous dude on a web forum PC rampage
by Roger M.
November 27th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20029

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

I like card-man, and will continue to use it. I despise being "schooled" by internet pundits who believe they have some sort of inherent positioning from which to teach me a lesson about language use. Only an idiot would ever call a women who handles a deck of cards with skill a "card...
by Roger M.
November 18th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question about:The Phantom of the Card Table
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: question about:The Phantom of the Card Table

It's included in the 2004 edition of the book I own, although it doesn't replicate the text of the original exactly.
by Roger M.
November 6th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Slow?
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Forum Slow?

Back to regular speed at 15:30 pacific time.
by Roger M.
November 6th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Slow?
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Forum Slow?

Richard Kaufman wrote:How about now?

Still quite slow on un-cached pages.
Definitely something askew in terms of its normal speed over the previous months and years.

I'll try again at work today too, where I'm on a T3 line - and a PC rather than the Mac at home.
by Roger M.
November 5th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Slow?
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Forum Slow?

The forum seems very slow these past few days?

On a Mac at home, and on my PC at work ... both very different internet providers, and completely different computers and platforms on opposite sides of town.
by Roger M.
October 17th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7144
Views: 2121323

Re: ERDNASE

The amount something sells for on eBay contributes nothing to the determination of value or potential sales price. The purchaser could very easily be the seller using their sock puppet account , indeed many sellers attempt to boost the perceived value of an eBay item by doing just this. Jason bases ...
by Roger M.
October 12th, 2018, 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7144
Views: 2121323

Re: ERDNASE

I'm not sure the idea has morphed into anything beyond one mans subjective take on the evidence. Certainly no confirmed evidence related to M.D. Smith withholding information has been forthcoming. Despite my efforts to note some of the "clues" that Scott pointed out, I simply can't see the...

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