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by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Search engine
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Search engine

And you can buy that issue HERE.
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My New Book Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Can Be Preordered Now
Replies: 18
Views: 1458

Re: My New Book Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy Can Be Preordered Now

The enormous Larry Jennings book you've been waiting for. A new Royal Road to Card Magic, Jennings style. Over 120 Tricks / Over 120 Sleights and Techniques / 1,400 Photographs Improve your basic card handling New ways to do the sleights you think you know Learn amazing tricks No Passes, No Culls, N...
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2348055

Re: ERDNASE

Complicated indeed.

David does not even give a mention to Sarah on the page where he thanks a few people "for their input and tolerance during my very intense creation period of this book".

Cold!
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?

Efendi ...
Where did you get that Okito box with the dragon lid?
Pretty cool!
by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: How Do You Organize and Store Your Magic?

Efendi Kwok wrote:Too bad it's blocked, thus I can't see the beauty

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by Brad Jeffers
September 16th, 2020, 12:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine
Replies: 50
Views: 1581

Re: Looking for al Stranger miracle poker machine

... I think I'll track down a suitable calculator and see what I can do. There are hundreds of TI-85s for sale on Ebay. Could someone who has one of these graphics calculators and the users manual; and who has a thorough understanding of how the Fitch Cheney card trick works; be able to program the...
by Brad Jeffers
September 11th, 2020, 1:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks

While Mr. Skinner based his presentation on Peter Samelson's original, the handling is completely different and bears little relation to Mr. Samelson's routine. The notes do not contain Mr. Skinner's presentation or his timing. You can see Skinner perform Samelson's Invasion of the Bodysnatchers on...
by Brad Jeffers
September 7th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 93
Views: 16483

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

I seem to have some of this PDA stuff as well. PDA - a small handheld device equipped with a microprocessor that is used especially for storing and organizing personal information ... personal digital assistant Public display of affection Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a condition in which the d...
by Brad Jeffers
September 2nd, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3295

Re: New David Blaine Event

JFox wrote:38 years ago, Larry Walters didn't need all of that...He just did it.
HERE is an interesting interview with Lawnchair Larry Walters from 1982.
It includes videotape of his compelling version of 'Ascension'.
by Brad Jeffers
September 1st, 2020, 1:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: Interupption of Service on Monday August 31

About half of all my posts are now blank.
Not just recent posts, but those going back for years.
When I try to post with a quote it says,"Your message contain too few characters" and it will not allow me to post.
I hope all this will be fixed.
by Brad Jeffers
August 31st, 2020, 2:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 1963

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

HERE is the Wizard Product review of your DVD from ten years ago.
by Brad Jeffers
August 27th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2038

Re: 3MW

Barden wrote:To this point this has to be the quintessential forum thread
You could have saved yourself a lot of time and effort and just said it's the QFT.
We would've figured it out.
by Brad Jeffers
August 26th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2038

Re: 3MW

Kent Gunn wrote:I detest obscure acronyms.
I'm with Kent on this one.

I will however point out that 3MW is not an acronym, but an example of that equally detestable form of abbreviation, the initialism.

I mean FBI is okay.

NBC or CBS - sure.

And we all know what a CD or a DVD is.

But 3MW :?

Really?!
by Brad Jeffers
August 24th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks

Nine effects from the repertoire of Michael Skinner The first of these nine effects is ... "INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS - Michael's brilliant "wild card" routine that is a superb study into how Skinner thought...every single aspect of this trick is explained...and learn a handling...
by Brad Jeffers
August 22nd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Survey on magic principles
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: Survey on magic principles

This survey makes the (common) assumption that all magicians are the same when in reality it should be conducting some basic checks into the quality of the responses given. The survey asks the questions ... What level of experience do you have as a magician? Are you member of any formal magic socie...
by Brad Jeffers
August 21st, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Survey on magic principles
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: Survey on magic principles

So card manip acts, box pointing illusionists, rope magicians all have opinions on these two forces completely as valid as people who’ve spent thousands of hours considering or using them? With regards to Vernon's Five Card Mental Force ... If you were to limit the survey participants to only those...
by Brad Jeffers
August 14th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3295

Re: New David Blaine Event

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by Brad Jeffers
August 5th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 4262

Re: Multum im Parvo

by Brad Jeffers
August 5th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 4262

Re: Multum im Parvo

Richard Kaufman wrote:The set Stephen Frye uses is 5 glasses, not the 4 that are currently sold. I think 5 is much better.
That is a Mephisto-Huis set.
Andy Martin will have one up for auction on the 19th of this month.
by Brad Jeffers
July 30th, 2020, 2:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New coin move?
Replies: 54
Views: 2808

Re: New coin move?

Just don't show it to Penn & Teller! ;)
by Brad Jeffers
July 23rd, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?
Replies: 17
Views: 1076

Re: Tabman tables Tennessee, are they still in business?

HERE is what the Tabman Erdnase Train Table looks like. It's a 26" x 26" hard backed close up pad.
It looks very nice - but I'm not a fan of the square shape.
by Brad Jeffers
July 16th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 8843

Re: Fool US

I just watched the most recent episode entitled Teller Talks!!!
Any opinions about Teller's teaching of the French Drop?
by Brad Jeffers
July 16th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: amateurs and professionals
Replies: 14
Views: 2160

Re: amateurs and professionals

"Every professional was once an amateur."
by Brad Jeffers
June 29th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?
Replies: 78
Views: 3616

Re: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:So few of us have the gift of language.

Is that what you call it!?
by Brad Jeffers
June 29th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?
Replies: 78
Views: 3616

Re: Why is editing so bad in magic publications?

Although Merriam and Webster are not members of this esteemed Forum ... Alfred, For two reasons, the opening line of your post could be slightly improved by substituting Funk and Wagnalls for Merriam and Webster ... A. It sounds somewhat better to the ear, as we are all familiar with the term Funk ...
by Brad Jeffers
June 18th, 2020, 10:38 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 34653

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

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by Brad Jeffers
June 11th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Tarot Day By Day
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Tarot Day By Day

Here is something in reference to the Paul Green version that I posted a while back ... An alternative to using the L&L product is to make your own using the Fortune-Telling Birthday Book , which can be purchased at Barnes & Noble, and upon which the Fortuneteller's Book of Day's is based. I...
by Brad Jeffers
May 28th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3469

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

MagicbyAlfred wrote: I prefer the count Peter used in that presentation to the necktie second that was apparently adopted later.

So do I.
by Brad Jeffers
May 28th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on initial Wild Card display
Replies: 87
Views: 3469

Re: Opinions on initial Wild Card display

Some time back there was a video on the net of Peter doing the routine for his director, or acting coach. He performed the routine and she gave some notes. It was wonderful. Here is a link to that video ... https://youtu.be/8N3cacfqhpA?t=88 You'll note that he was using the Hamman count in those ea...
by Brad Jeffers
May 11th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is not theater
Replies: 42
Views: 1911

Re: Magic is not theater

Magic doesn't need to hear from Aristotle ever again. There are four causes - Matter, Form, Agent, and End - which will be represented here by the four aces ... https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/05/27/world/27ARISTOTLE/27ARISTOTLE-articleLarge.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp&disable=upscale
by Brad Jeffers
May 3rd, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s
Replies: 51
Views: 3189

Re: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s

Fun to see Ricky Jay doing the vanishing birdcage!
Thanks for posting these.
by Brad Jeffers
April 30th, 2020, 12:44 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: split manipulation tecnique who created?
Replies: 22
Views: 5038

Re: split manipulation tecnique who created?

From the Nov 4, 1914 issue of the New South Wales Police Gazette ... Sydney --- A warrant has been issued by the Children's Court Bench for the arrest of a man known as "Ardo the Frogman," but whose correct name is said to be Cash, charged with failing to make adequate provosion for the pa...
by Brad Jeffers
April 26th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: "Watch" the hell!...
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: "Watch" the hell!...

Andy did an excellent job with this one. My favorite of his FAQ about the Stack Watch was this ... The cards on the bezel. They’re in an order I don’t know. So if someone says the Jack of Clubs, I’m just supposed to stare at my watch, scanning my eyes around until I find it? Oh, of course not. That ...
by Brad Jeffers
April 26th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: "Watch" the hell!...
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: "Watch" the hell!...

It's a clever idea.

Yes!

It's both clever and dumb simultaneously.

A rarity in most fields of endeavor, but not so uncommon in the creation of items for sale magicians.

We love clever!
by Brad Jeffers
April 25th, 2020, 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase photographer ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2675

Re: Erdnase photographer ?

The majority of the drawings could not have been traced from photographs. If photographs were used, why should we automatically assume that Smith would trace them. Why wouldn't he just draw freehand what he saw in the photos, the same as if he were drawing "from life". In fact, wouldn't t...
by Brad Jeffers
April 15th, 2020, 12:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8840

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

Chris10 wrote:I found this switch in a pamphlet entitled Aces High by S. Leo Horowitz and Dr. Jacob Daley.

You can get a pdf of this pamphlet HERE.
by Brad Jeffers
April 13th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8840

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

Jonathan, With cards in hand I tried to follow your instructions but could not make heads or tails of it. Richard, you are a master at writing technical instructions. Perhaps you could do a slight rewrite of Jonathan's post so that I might understand it. Or maybe it's all perfectly clear and I'm jus...
by Brad Jeffers
April 11th, 2020, 3:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Mark Wilson
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Happy Birthday Mark Wilson

Just thought I'd send out a happy birthday wish to Mark Wilson who turns 91 today!
by Brad Jeffers
April 10th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: "Let me show you a trick"
Replies: 13
Views: 1413

Re: "Let me show you a trick"

It seems to work pretty well for THIS GUY.
by Brad Jeffers
April 9th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best McDonald's Aces Routine
Replies: 165
Views: 8840

Re: Best McDonald's Aces Routine

Is the bit where you use the Stuart Gordon turnover and then steal out the card in print there? Dingle doesn't use that vanish in the routine described in the Dec 2004 issue of Genii. He does however use it in his Slow Motion MacDonald's Aces , as written up in The Complete Works . I would be inter...

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