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by Roger M.
November 18th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: question about:The Phantom of the Card Table
Replies: 3
Views: 207

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: 685

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: 685

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: 685

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: 6982
Views: 2045528

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: 6982
Views: 2045528

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...
by Roger M.
October 7th, 2018, 10:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Banksy art performance
Replies: 13
Views: 4179

Re: Banksy art performance

Everything that Jack mentioned PLUS a giant slot in the bottom, which one could look up into and see the shredder blades.

A total cook-up between Banksy and Sothebys ... and it did what it was supposed to do, which is garner headlines around the world.
by Roger M.
September 30th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

I agree with Carlo. Despite a fair bit of time looking, I don't see what Scott is seeing. If it was straight up Morse Code, then I think it might be something of note. But if you allow for things like the edges of cards to represent dots or dashes (where convenient), or don't account for all the vis...
by Roger M.
September 30th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Scott asked in an extremely polite fashion if folks would give him the respect of not attacking him, or declaring his findings to be "nonsense" ... presumably extended to mean that he wished to have an opportunity to respond to rational questions, if they were asked. Scott has made some sp...
by Roger M.
September 30th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Further to my above post, compounding the problem is that there are noticeably more playing cards with potential dots and dashes on them (23) than there are the 17 letters in the proposed sentence?
by Roger M.
September 30th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Well, if Scott is correct, then regardless of ones personal opinion, and regardless of how many fabricated situations one can dream up to propose as to why Houdini couldn't be Erdnase ... you've still got a major problem if Smith went out of his way to indicate (for whatever reason) in a cartoon tha...
by Roger M.
September 29th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

I see what could be construed as "lade" on the paint palate. I also see a "G" on the base the magician is standing on, but I see no other letters on that same surface. Beyond the two things above, I seen nothing else that Scott makes note of in his post. The G is obviously for G...
by Roger M.
September 29th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

In reality neither Richard or I are any more right or wrong than the other. No, in reality one of you is right and one of you is wrong. No, we could both also be wrong, or we could both also be right. Erdnase could have been a serious magician who gambled for a living, or a serious professional gam...
by Roger M.
September 29th, 2018, 2:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

There's always "degrees of wrong" I guess :) I am generally making reference though, to folks making comments that tend to at least make sense as to why they might be making them. Like Richards comment above, as I totally get where he's coming from when he states that Erdnase was a magicia...
by Roger M.
September 28th, 2018, 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Expert at the Card Table was written by a magician who knew some gambling stuff. The evidence for this is very strong. A bold statement considering we have absolutely no idea who S.W. Erdnase was! I get that folks can throw stuff at the wall to see what sticks, or that pretty much anybody can say a...
by Roger M.
September 28th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

I see what could be construed as "lade" on the paint palate.
I also see a "G" on the base the magician is standing on, but I see no other letters on that same surface.

Beyond the two things above, I seen nothing else that Scott makes note of in his post.
by Roger M.
September 22nd, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)
Replies: 28
Views: 2723

Re: Review: Reel Magic Magazine (Kozmo Magic)

I don't read "freelance internet reviews" regardless of who the author is. The freelance reviews are always devoid of any solid, experienced critique, and are essentially cut'n'paste affairs from their associated supplier/manufacturer/creators websites. And despite Enders earlier denial .....
by Roger M.
September 14th, 2018, 1:29 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)
Replies: 26
Views: 1820

Re: Review: Street Hot Rod (Magic Makers)

Matthew Field wrote:This thing is eight inches long! Where are you supposed to carry it?

I would also seriously question just how "deceptive" the paddle move is with what is essentially something getting close to the size of an actual paddle!
by Roger M.
August 22nd, 2018, 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

The description of the Eight Kings set-up should be noted as another Erdnase error. He wrote, "Eight Kings threatened to save Ninety-five Queens from one sick Knave" which should be "for one sick Knave." There is no "right" or "wrong" way to utilize the mnemo...
by Roger M.
August 7th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Not sure anybody here puts a whole lot of confidence in Olsson's work as it relates to the hunt for Erdnase. Olsson seemed to flail a bit in his efforts with Erdnase (at least those that were shared with the community) ... as if he was given a desired result up front, and asked to create a scenario ...
by Roger M.
August 5th, 2018, 6:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cool Disneyana Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Cool Disneyana Auction

I've never seen a collection in any genre that's as amazing as this one.
Some of those actual ride vehicles are ones I could have (however unlikely) ridden on as a kid.

Nows the time to win the lottery :)
by Roger M.
July 31st, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uppity Vents
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Uppity Vents

Vent'n'Dummy guys have it pretty rough these days. Thanks to Hollywood ... they're always just a spit-take away from being viewed as potential torturers of the less fortunate (murderers even) ... with either the "operator", or the dummy itself as the accused miscreant. Ahhh, if only Otto a...
by Roger M.
July 30th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: A.Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 2135

Re: A.Bandit

........ And Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz is pretty good too. I really wanted to like Strong Magic , but alas I found myself thinking "well duh" at almost every single point Ortiz made throughout the book. In reality, I found it to essentially be a high school Theater #101 course ... entr...
by Roger M.
July 26th, 2018, 4:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

EndersGame wrote:
That's a fair question, and I am happy to answer it.

..........

Thanks for taking the time to answer.
by Roger M.
July 26th, 2018, 2:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Updated and Expanded Edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic Video
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: The updated and expanded edition of Oz Pearlman's Born To Perform Card Magic video

Would it be possible for you to clarify for us if you have any sort of business arrangement , or if you have (or will) receive financial compensation from either Oz Pearlman, or the DVD production company for your multiple (very similar) posts to multiple magic forums making reference to the DVD ......
by Roger M.
July 24th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Folks really need to let the "he needed the money" thing go for good. It was a sarcastic statement, made as a passing joke by the author. Anybody reading that comment in the context of the sentences that surround it should get that immediately. Even in 1902, anybody selling a book for $2 b...
by Roger M.
July 1st, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 15
Views: 1806

Re: Gravity Holdout

Ahhhh, I should make clear that I wasn't denigrating anybodies product, or belittling the technological advancement of any given magical device. What I said what that ... at heart ... all gravity hold-outs are basically Jack Millers hold-out at their core (a true statement if there ever was one). I ...
by Roger M.
June 30th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gravity Holdout
Replies: 15
Views: 1806

Re: Gravity Holdout

I get that there may be injection molding, metal machining, etc on these contemporary hold-outs ... but ultimately they're all still the fishing weight, clothespin, and bit of string that Jack Miller imagined (and sold for $10.00) all those years ago. I you bought his book, and built one yourself .....
by Roger M.
June 22nd, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

I've got a couple of dozen assorted K.C. Card, Drake, Firefly, Powner, Frost, etc editions in good to mint condition ... and I'd not value a single one of them at more than $100.00 ... indeed most (if not all) are worth between $35.00 and $85.00. I've long considered Jason's estimates of assorted EA...
by Roger M.
June 9th, 2018, 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: RE: Re: ERDNASE

rrath1 wrote:I know of two that will no longer post here. Both deeply invested with money in the subject. When it's time. Waiting on announcements.


So much drama ... but no loss.
by Roger M.
June 9th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Unfortunately Roger M. (or whoever your name is) ......Errrrr, it's Roger M. If you'd like to know my last name, tell me why you need it and I'd be glad to message it to you. Otherwise no need to doubt my name ... that is of course unless you've got nothing of value to contribute to the conversatio...
by Roger M.
June 9th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: RE: Re: ERDNASE

rrath1 wrote:......
Buy it.
Sent from my LGUS995 using Tapatalk


LOL ... I wouldn't buy a newspaper or a hotdog from you nut-jobs! :lol:
by Roger M.
June 9th, 2018, 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

rrath1 wrote:The information is the first time anybody knows where M.D. Smith is buried...


Really, would you care to elaborate?

In the absence of a detailed explanation, it would appear that you're:
    ridiculously uninformed
    lying
    simply crazy

The floor is now yours ...
by Roger M.
June 8th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Why is the Marshall Smith info posted next to a photo of someone else's grave? That pic is used for a few "Smiths", presumably ones without a photo of the actual stone. Look a little lower on the page and you'll see the same photo, for a different Smith. Scott Lane is involved ... that's ...
by Roger M.
June 8th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: magic forums using reCAPTCHA v1 MUST upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: magic forums using reCAPTCHA v1 MUST upgrade

To be clear, it's the forum page of 52 Plus Joker, which is: http://www.playingcardforum.com/index.php?action=register I know these guys frequent the Genii Forum, and I know some Genii Forum members are frequent posters to the Tenyo Forum (Richard!). Not mission critical ... but it would be nice to ...
by Roger M.
June 8th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: magic forums using reCAPTCHA v1 MUST upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 460

magic forums using reCAPTCHA v1 MUST upgrade

For those magic forums that use reCAPTCHA v1, please wake up ... IT NO LONGER WORKS , and you can't get any new members!! It's been non functional since the middle of March 2018. A couple of forums I've tried to access, like 52Plus Joker and the Tenyo Magic Forum seem not to realize that when new re...
by Roger M.
June 7th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

Bob Coyne wrote:.......The unhelpful response was "that's why you have to buy it."


It sounds too much like a scam.
by Roger M.
June 7th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

From the description in the ebay blurb, it would seem to be an item that could be sold, and then re-sold again and again ... endlessly.

It's seems to be little more than some information and a few photos ... and the seller is making no claims of exclusivity.
by Roger M.
June 6th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6982
Views: 2045528

Re: ERDNASE

I don't specifically recall reading about it, and haven't done a search for it ... but is Smith's gravesite anything "secret"? Smith died in 1973 at 100 years old - I'm convinced he told Gardner everything he could remember ... so this ad makes very little sense unless the guy is auctionin...

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