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by magicfish
August 30th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with a glimpse reference please
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Help with a glimpse reference please

Perhaps J.K. Hartman's Knuckle Jog could be applied here.
by magicfish
July 20th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18566

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

"Not easy otherwise to find much coverage of that issue in one place."
Don't equate accuracy, quality, or legitimacy to something because it may be the only game in town.
Anyway, back on topic.
by magicfish
July 19th, 2019, 12:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18566

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

I've said it before but, does this guy really think his ideas are original? Does he think he is telling us something we don't know.
Gratuitous profanity aside., just getting through a paragraph is excruciating.
by magicfish
July 19th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18566

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Jack Shalom wrote:I strongly recommend The Jerx's series on exactly this issue. It begins here:

http://www.thejerx.com/blog/2019/6/23/c ... tonishment

Just read it.
Drivel.
by magicfish
July 16th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18566

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

"Even though she was still fooled by the trick, that remark  ought to scare the daylights out  of any thinking magician. It did me.  It also made me reconsider the conventional bromide that you  should strive to do magic in the spectators' hands. Tain't  necessarily so..."  John Bannon, DM...
by magicfish
July 14th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18566

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

performer wrote:I really wish I could find that lukewarm evaluation of the theory that tricks done in the hand are better. I swear it was Eugene Burger who wrote it. I am going to keep looking.

John Bannon I believe.
I'll try to find the reference when I'm home.
by magicfish
July 7th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Floating Aces - Cervon
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Re: Floating Aces - Cervon

I’ve heard it is a very good book.
@Bob, Interesting. I’ll dig out my
Pabulars.
I’ve been dreaming about how this looked in Cervon’s hands for decades. I may have to look into the dvds.
by magicfish
July 4th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Floating Aces - Cervon
Replies: 19
Views: 2375

Floating Aces - Cervon

Gents, I have always loved the Elevator Card plot. Martin Nash's Ups and Downs has been a favourite impromptu effect for many years. I have always been intrigued by Cervon's Floating Aces. I have played with it off and on for decades. I'm wondering if anyone here performs it, or has performed it, or...
by magicfish
June 27th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics
Replies: 23
Views: 2464

Re: Reviews on books regarding Mnemonics

The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne.

Hands down.
by magicfish
January 30th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic in Print- Finally!
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Perverse Magic in Print- Finally!

My copy has just arrived!
What a beautiful Hardcover this is.
A high quality publication!
Now to dive in....
Ohhhh baby.
by magicfish
January 28th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Nah bro, you guys go ahead, Imastick around and smash the Charlie Miller Pinata for the Bloggers to ponder and comment on. They'll think I know the real work. Ahem, C-ck B-lls...We're Streaking! How's my shock value? Have I won at least Townsend yet. ? The others are low hanging fruit. Love you Jona...
by magicfish
January 27th, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I'll make it so nouveau even Swiss and Ben will be scared to give me a poor review.
Off to Chuck E Cheese for more scientific data on the Kennedy Center fellas, Its on me tonight!
by magicfish
January 27th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

If you can do one thing for me, just please, for the love of Odin please, don't ever mention Jay Marshall in the same breath as an anonymous gutter-snipe who profits from the misappropriation of one of the greatest publications in the history of our art by Theo Annemann and fills it with filth. Ouc...
by magicfish
January 27th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

"Some people like a sharp mustard." - Equating the use of verbal, physical abuse and objectification of women to present magic, as an acquired taste , like a sharp mustard, is in equally poor taste. Ah, man? Now you're going to make me lose sleep tonight. Fiddlesticks. It's possible to en...
by magicfish
January 27th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Andrew wrote: "Regarding the r-rated stuff" - my kids watch R-rated stuff, this stuff is beyond x-rated. "Some people like a sharp mustard." - Equating the use of verbal, physical abuse and objectification of women to present magic, as an acquired taste , like a sharp mustard, is...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 11:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 17273

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

I don't perform the Cups & Balls, but I still have a recommendation. You see - I am a big fan of Peter Kane. And as part of my study of his work I discovered a very clever cups & balls sequence he put together. The construction is sneaky. Tommy Wonder was a big fan of it as well and he teac...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The end of a magic institution
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: The end of a magic institution

I never understood a word of it (as it was in French) but I watched it all the way through and loved every second of it.
Thanks for reminding us of it Joe.
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 17273

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

David Williamson won the Gold Cups for his 2 Cup routine.
Paul Daniel's had a legendary Chop Cup
Palmer had the chicks.
Carney is sublime.
The Professor is the man.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a routine I could start with? Something to ease me in?
I love Al Schneiders.
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The end of a magic institution
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

Re: The end of a magic institution

I loved that show and I loved watching Bernard Bilis work the table.
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Cheers, magicfish. Your passion for magic comes through in everything you post. And I respect that. Hopefully we can have more productive conversations elsewhere on the forum. Agreeing to disagree is a sensible way to draw a line under all this. Have a great weekend! I look forward to it Joe. Have ...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Newspell by Martin Gardner
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Newspell by Martin Gardner

My pleasure, Mark. Keep an eye out for it. I think you'll like it.
You're a lucky man, I never got to meet Mr. Gardner. I heard a lot about him from time spent with Tom Ransom many years ago and I enjoy his books today.
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

See above. Thanks Roger. Agreed, however I didn't think I needed an invite to post here. I am a member in good standing.
I will leave this thread now.
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Andy doesn't hate women. You have to separate out humour from reality. People saying stuff to be funny is not the same as them setting out their ethical code or worldview. It doesn't matter. It's a shame you recognize racism as unacceptable but mysogeny is ok with you. Maybe andy gets away with thi...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

magicfish? If you email Andy he will happily post any criticisms you have on his site. Although he will probably comment on what you wrote and point out anything silly you say. He has done this before with other critics who have contacted him in order to vent. He is pretty relaxed about having peop...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I don’t have the time to read all the stuff I want to read. It follows that I don’t have any time to read the stuff I don’t want to read. Magicfish - you must have all the time in the world. Andrew Not all the time in the world, but a lot, yes. I don't have television. I just read. When I'm not wor...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

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 magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

People are free to read or not read. There's certainly a lot worse on the internet. I agree Richard. In fact I think the more people read it , the more I feel it will be exposed as the smut that it is. Right now his niche following of overlookers who think they are on to something exclusive and spe...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

So The Jerx writing is spiced with r-rated imagery. Consistently. It's his brand. Okay it's more Goofus than Gallant but that's his brand of Highlights. Now let's look at the framing and content. Using that ambitious card example with some text bolded. ... And, as I've said before, in my experience...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

'Smack a bitch" is common slang'

How unfortunate.
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Free to read absolutely.
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I agree but I would go further and say that it is completely unacceptable. I mean come on, smacking women in the head?
Are there actually people in 2019 willing to overlook this because they like a magic trick idea? And rather than take him to task they send him money?
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Newspell by Martin Gardner
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Newspell by Martin Gardner

Gents,
I love this quickie from Mr. Gardner. It is a speller but not a lie speller- refreshing.
I learned it from Annemann's Card Magic.
Any fellow fans of this?
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Yank a Hank by Ross Bertram
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Yank a Hank by Ross Bertram

Hey fellas,
I've been studying this lately and it appears in several different texts. Has anyone here ever used it?
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 17273

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

Yes, it is a very clever and unique routine. The patter and his byplay with the spectator are exceedingly well-suited to the moves, and his timing is impeccable. Because he used a big white chop ball, what is normally considered a close-up routine, could be performed on the stage. And he understood...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Brad Jeffers wrote:
Brad Jeffers wrote: No offense intended.
I meant to Ron Jeremy and Jerry Falwell ;)

Haha . Nice Brad!
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

None taken my friend. I will forever be proud to speak out against using magic tricks to convey mysogenist, racist, homophobic, anti semitic, or any and all hateful ideals.
It is a disgrace to the craft I've devoted my life to.
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 1:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Are you gents all familiar with his presentation for the ambitious card? I encourage you to read it. I will post a link but only with the moderators' permission. Then again, since this entire 4 page thread is about The Jerx, I'm sure I can share The Jerx issues right? See Feb.28 2018. Tell us how i...
by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

by magicfish
January 25th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

You might even like the Oct 1st 2018 entry.

Let me know if I'm breaking any rules here guys. Seriously. This is about the Jerx blog and these are from the Jerx blog.
by magicfish
January 24th, 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27096

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Are you gents all familiar with his presentation for the ambitious card? I encourage you to read it. I will post a link but only with the moderators' permission. Then again, since this entire 4 page thread is about The Jerx, I'm sure I can share The Jerx issues right? See Feb.28 2018. Tell us how in...

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