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by Jeff Haas
January 31st, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 4322

Re: Whose Hands are These?

Vernon never wore a jacket that looked like it was made from an old couch.
by Jeff Haas
January 16th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 22
Views: 3734

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

I thought Brad's comment was a reference to a similar story, years ago, about Blackstone on Broadway, when Blackstone Jr. was taking his show there.

"And who will be playing the part of Blackstone?"
by Jeff Haas
August 30th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two great performances on "Fool Us"
Replies: 13
Views: 3477

Re: Two great performances on "Fool Us"

Use Chrome to visit the site, and it can translate from German to English. The article is surprisingly readable in translation.
by Jeff Haas
August 18th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Regal Book Coming in September
Replies: 43
Views: 10985

Re: New David Regal Book Coming in September

Wait...the last season of The Carbonaro Effect?! Nooooo!
by Jeff Haas
June 30th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!
Replies: 13
Views: 2052

Re: Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons REPRINTED!

There is a big problem with pirated books on Amazon: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/6/24/18715584/amazon-counterfeit-book-problem-nyt-project-zero Regarding Cards as Weapons, that looks like a scan of the second paperback edition - note "By the author of LEARNED PIGS & FIREPROOF WOMEN&q...
by Jeff Haas
June 1st, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 30
Views: 4857

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

I agree with Richard...the surprise is more important than the “cleanliness” of the routine, especially because having the wallet visible kind of tips the punchline.

Speaking of structuring for surprise, John Bannon has a really good card to wallet routine in one of his early hardbacks.
by Jeff Haas
April 18th, 2019, 4:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Long suspected, the truth is finally out!
Replies: 6
Views: 1467

Re: Long suspected, the truth is finally out!

At first I thought it was someone trolling...but as it went on, it didn’t seem to be the case.
by Jeff Haas
April 6th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 69782

Re: DeLand

Potter & Potter had a listing for the cereal box:
https://quickerthantheeye.com/p/adverti ... Trick-6556

Interesting to see what they all were! A couple are not just paper.
by Jeff Haas
April 6th, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 69782

Re: DeLand

I found the Blackstone Sr. TV commercial, with him demonstrating the Phantom Cards and other tricks:
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3xenjv
by Jeff Haas
April 5th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 69782

Re: DeLand

"The guy who came up with playing cards came up with 52 licenses to steal, didn't he?"

Priceless.
by Jeff Haas
December 2nd, 2018, 3:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 18900

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Tongue-in-cheek and affectionate. Seems like a fan’s tribute.
by Jeff Haas
September 29th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "King of Hearts, Come Down And Dance"
Replies: 11
Views: 1581

Re: "King of Hearts, Come Down And Dance"

Joe, that was Steve Martin back when he was on fire. He had a deliberate almost anti-comedy style that went against the standard comedy of the time. If you're not familiar with his work I can see how it wouldn't make sense to you. There was a period when Steve Martin was one of the hottest comics in...
by Jeff Haas
August 22nd, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for David Harkey's "Point of No Return"
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Looking for David Harkey's "Point of No Return"

Please email if you have one to sell.

jeffhaas (at) astound (dot) net
by Jeff Haas
May 5th, 2018, 2:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bikes and Sharpie Company in Trouble?
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: Bikes and Sharpie Company in Trouble?

From my reading of the article, what's likely to happen is that the combined company will sell off several of the brands as it tries to raise cash and straighten out its situation going forward. Time will tell if that includes Bicycle and Sharpie.
by Jeff Haas
October 4th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Daryl: Live from London, vol 2.
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Looking for Daryl: Live from London, vol 2.

Tom, I've checked Daryl's website and they have been out of the tape for a long time. There's even an old message on the Cafe where Daryl mentioned that.

Quentin - Thanks for the tip, I'll see what they say!
by Jeff Haas
October 2nd, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Daryl: Live from London, vol 2.
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Looking for Daryl: Live from London, vol 2.

This was only issued on VHS (I still have a VHS machine!) and I can't find it anywhere. Please email if you've got it:
jeffhaas (at) astound (dot) net.
by Jeff Haas
July 18th, 2017, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 21
Views: 3092

Re: The August Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

Photobucket until recently let you upload a picture on their site so it could be seen on another site for free. That is no longer free, you have to subscribe to a plan and pay for the usage.
by Jeff Haas
May 24th, 2017, 10:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Spot the magic tricks in this MST3K movie!
Replies: 8
Views: 4780

Spot the magic tricks in this MST3K movie!

No, not in the host segments - done as practical "science fiction" effects in the movie itself! Madness! It's episode #3 of the new Mystery Science Theater 3000, featuring "The Time Travelers." Let's see, what did they do? - Live android head swapping, using a table with unnecess...
by Jeff Haas
April 27th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Tony Giorgio on MST3K
Replies: 9
Views: 6747

Tony Giorgio on MST3K

I was watching the new Mystery Science Theater 3000, and the second episode features a real dud of a movie, "Cry Wilderness." IMDB describes it this way: "Bigfoot's ghost brings a boy (Eric Foster) to where his father (Maurice Grandmaison) and a hunter are mistaking Bigfoot for a Beng...
by Jeff Haas
March 8th, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Scruffy
Replies: 4
Views: 1911

Re: Scruffy

I think I have a copy of Scruffy, let me know if you're interested.
by Jeff Haas
February 3rd, 2017, 7:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Old video of Daryl on a talk show
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Re: Old video of Daryl on a talk show

Thank you, that was it!
by Jeff Haas
February 3rd, 2017, 3:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Old video of Daryl on a talk show
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

Old video of Daryl on a talk show

I saw a video clip of Daryl in my Facebook stream. It was on an old TV talk show or morning show, and he was doing material from some of his books. But now I can't find the clip, it's been overwhelmed by all the other stuff.

Does anyone have a link?
by Jeff Haas
August 24th, 2016, 8:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardtoon - magic exposure
Replies: 33
Views: 6620

Re: Cardtoon - magic exposure

Also, don't forget the huge amount of content, or just "stuff", that is pouring out of all media all the time now. There is just too much TV, too many movies, books, music, plus your friends and acquaintances sharing things on social media... Magic is going to get lost in the shuffle, even...
by Jeff Haas
March 16th, 2016, 3:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 9927

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

So I just saw the Uri segment - OMG, what a painful thing to watch. You can almost see the gears spinning as he thinks, "I'm f*cked."

It's also amazing to see the pacing of the overall show back then. Nobody seems in any sort of hurry.
by Jeff Haas
July 14th, 2015, 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Coin in Vue Lighter
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

Re: Coin in Vue Lighter

I think I saw that once at a convention.

For anything collectible like this, set up an alert on ebay. Just search for "Vue Lighter" there and then click the "Follow this search" link at the top of the results. Then log in every now and then to see what people have listed.
by Jeff Haas
January 13th, 2015, 5:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nudity in Magic
Replies: 58
Views: 14731

Re: Nudity in Magic

Michael Carbonaro - Shaving Dream
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os2uw8uyc7s
by Jeff Haas
September 19th, 2014, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Naked Magicians Close-up Magic Show opening in Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

Re: The Naked Magicians Close-up Magic Show opening in Vegas

I clicked on the link.

Sadly, Dustin, you are mistaken.
by Jeff Haas
September 1st, 2014, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In
Replies: 42
Views: 13029

Re: Houdini Bio-Pic Reviews Start Rolling In

I would say that that SF Gate's review is "mediocre". Look at the Little Man in his seat at the top of the review...he's not clapping or jumping out of his seat, he's just sitting up. It's a 3 on a scale of 5. Here's a guide to the images: http://austinkleon.com/2008/09/19/the-little-man/
by Jeff Haas
August 4th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NFL Football...
Replies: 8
Views: 2292

Re: NFL Football...

Just call it what it really is:

Spreadsheet Football.
by Jeff Haas
April 26th, 2014, 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 11237

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

Richard, I figure at some point (Five years? Ten?) it will become impractical to do print magazines, and along with newspapers, it'll all be digital..on some kind of thin-as-paper tablet.
by Jeff Haas
April 25th, 2014, 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii
Replies: 45
Views: 11237

Re: Magic Magazine Digital versus Genii

It's starting to work this way for many print magazines. I now get free digital access to both Wired and MAKE magazines with my subscription. The day when magazines stop being printed on paper at all is a little closer.
by Jeff Haas
April 16th, 2014, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vent George, of Otto and George, Dies
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Vent George, of Otto and George, Dies

He was on one of the episodes of Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular" and both killed and shocked the room. They had to bleep a bunch of what he said. Funny!
by Jeff Haas
April 15th, 2014, 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 13708

Re: Magicians stealing

It sounds like "Sketch-O-Magic" by David Garrard, which is still for sale by the publisher, Sammy Smith:
http://www.spsmagic.com/products/sketch-o-magic

My PDF of Michael Close's reviews from MAGIC shows Mike reviewed it in February, 1998. He recommended it.
by Jeff Haas
April 8th, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 90
Views: 19416

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

Pete - I remember a Rita Rudner joke about that. Something about how she brought home a new wastebasket in a bag, then she immediately threw the bag away in the new wastebasket.
by Jeff Haas
January 22nd, 2014, 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone having serious problems with the weather?
Replies: 10
Views: 3531

Re: Anyone having serious problems with the weather?

Bag Balm is also worth trying. I found it at my local Walgreen's.

http://www.bagbalm.com/
by Jeff Haas
December 20th, 2013, 1:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The End of Paper Currency in the UK
Replies: 28
Views: 4584

Re: The End of Paper Currency in the UK

I guess it's back to Playing Card in Lemon then. Good use for the Intercessor gaff.
by Jeff Haas
December 7th, 2013, 10:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Card Tricksters" Go To Prison
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: "Card Tricksters" Go To Prison

Yet they let the balloon twisters go free.
by Jeff Haas
October 5th, 2013, 11:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Oliver Breathes Easier
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: David Oliver Breathes Easier

That's great to hear!
by Jeff Haas
September 8th, 2013, 10:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: how cool is this new toy
Replies: 22
Views: 5070

Re: how cool is this new toy

Richard, this is connected to Mark Setteducati...there might be an interesting article in it.

Jeff
by Jeff Haas
August 30th, 2013, 7:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: James Swain books
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Re: For Sale: James Swain books

Don't Blink is sold.

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