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by Terry
May 1st, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 147
Views: 45519

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

H. Sawa has a fun routine with patter about the trains in Japan. Joe Cole published some of his work - also looks fun. But if you want to play outside the usual box try Bob Farmer's Mojo Boogie Box routine. :) Rumor has it Curtis Kam is tipping some of his coinbox work in his current lecture. There...
by Terry
April 1st, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Great magic shops - Past and present
Replies: 46
Views: 14335

Re: Great magic shops - Past and present

Bob Hutching's Magic Shack, Griflet Rd, Jacksonville, FL was my very first magic shop (1976) and where I spent many Saturdays (1981-early 90's). Bob was an ex-New Yorker who was fun to hang around. I also got to help him build his nightclub tables and one of the best guillotines I've owned. Due to c...
by Terry
April 1st, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Custom Deck!
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: New Custom Deck!

Bill Mullins wrote:" Jay Jay the Jet Plane Playing cards that feature my initials AND a jet plane."

Those aren't your initials. They are Jerry Lewis's.



HEY LADY!
by Terry
December 26th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pete Biro - R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 1740

Re: Pete Biro - R.I.P.

One of the best things about the decades old Stevens Magic Gemini BBS was the verbal back and forth between Pete and Mike Rogers. I guess the "discussions" can continue again.

R.I.P.
by Terry
April 17th, 2018, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 5265

Re: The Genii Grants All Wishes: The Genii Convention 2019

We've registered once again.
by Terry
February 4th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 22835

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

According to other discussions, David & Julie have been working to get the Johnny Thompson book out early this year.

I am waiting for Vernon Vol2 as well. The first volume was excellent.
by Terry
January 15th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 47
Views: 9118

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Waiting for Geoff Latta's book announcement.
by Terry
November 25th, 2017, 6:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dealt: Richard Turner
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Dealt: Richard Turner

The movie is fantastic.

It shows the human side vs the image of the card cheat.

Kudos to Richard, Luke & team!
by Terry
November 12th, 2017, 10:12 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Bob Koch's Sticks
Replies: 8
Views: 4881

Re: Bob Koch's Sticks

Got to play with these at the Genii Convention and they are very nice.

While he didn't go into exact detail, Bob did explain how he made them which adds to the value for the money.
by Terry
November 8th, 2017, 2:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Heidi Larsen Has Died
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: Heidi Larsen Has Died

R.I.P.
by Terry
October 26th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Center Dealing - Finding the Center
Replies: 15
Views: 2021

Re: Center Dealing - Finding the Center

Jason England also has a video on the Center - https://store.theory11.com/products/center-deal-jason-england
by Terry
October 12th, 2017, 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Convention
Replies: 46
Views: 8821

Re: Genii Convention

My first Genii Convention and it was stellar. David Ben and Tom Gagnon exchanging moves/ideas outside the Legend's Room on Thursday morning. Since he's my favorite mentalist and not being biased, Max Maven was entertaining as always. Saturday show - Guy Hollingworth's manipulation act was outstandin...
by Terry
September 13th, 2017, 2:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rachel Colombini...
Replies: 9
Views: 3392

Re: Rachel Colombini...

According to SAM Facebook page, she has passed away - https://www.facebook.com/groups/SAMcompeers/
by Terry
September 13th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Family Idea for Genii Convention
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Family Idea for Genii Convention

My nephew, who lives in Jax, FL tipped us off on an attraction in Orlando - https://discoverycove.com/

The shark swim has limited availability to 2 times per day - 11:30 and 12:00.

Give them a call to make your reservation as the website is a little slow.
by Terry
September 11th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Bill Bixby The Magician
Replies: 23
Views: 4269

Re: Bill Bixby The Magician

Received mine on Saturday and am into the 2nd disc. Had forgotten many of the episodes.
by Terry
August 10th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Pogue on why products fail.
Replies: 6
Views: 2968

Re: David Pogue on why products fail.

There was a meme that said upgrades would happen the day after you buy your version.
by Terry
August 9th, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78
Replies: 46
Views: 8971

Re: Eugene Burger Has Died at 78

Huge loss to the magic community.

First experienced Eugene at a 90's Florida State Convention in Miami. He was on a discussion panel and if memory serves, was wearing a Harley Davidson t-shirt. I thought he was a biker.
by Terry
July 21st, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 36412

Re: Jennings 67

Was he performing for magicians or for laymen? Oh, and I just realised something. When you say he had the "largest hands" do you mean "rounds of applause" or the actual physical size of his hands? I may possibly have misunderstood you. Larry was performing for a group of us at t...
by Terry
July 21st, 2017, 3:05 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 36412

Re: Jennings 67

Richard Kaufman wrote:Like so many good magicians, Jennings was someone you really need to see in person. But the Paris tapes are the best he made.


Agreed.

I did like the DVD of Larry at Louis' house too.
by Terry
July 20th, 2017, 2:42 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 36412

Re: Jennings 67

Mark, I can testify that Larry was a great performer in person. I was fortunate to meet him at Joe Steven's convention at the Tropicana (1989?). He had some of the largest hands I've seen and a very low key performing style. With certain exceptions, video has a way to dull the viewers senses, at lea...
by Terry
July 16th, 2017, 8:55 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Jennings 67
Replies: 86
Views: 36412

Re: Jennings 67

Agreed Brad. The only time I met Bruce was at the 1992 Salt Lake City IBM Convention and he was very generous to me. I asked him what he thought the best magic book published was. Without hesitation he said, "The Royal Road to Card Magic. It has things in it that would get past most of the guys...
by Terry
May 29th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What a Magician Can Teach You About Being More Successful
Replies: 0
Views: 783

What a Magician Can Teach You About Being More Successful

This podcast was posted on the Art of Manliness website http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/05/23/podcast-306-magician-can-teach-successful/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29&mc_cid=b10de6fd5b&mc_eid=600117e6af
by Terry
January 28th, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Did Mr. Minch foresee the future?
Replies: 22
Views: 3772

Re: Did Mr. Minch foresee the future?

Chetday, you and I had similar life experiences. My dad worked for IBM and we moved every 5 years. Started as Systems Operator on IBM Sys34 mainframe in 1983, moved into application development and now Manager of Security Operations for Commonwealth of KY. While I do like ebooks for subjects I don't...
by Terry
January 20th, 2017, 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Power of Wonder
Replies: 0
Views: 1781

The Power of Wonder

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/01/19/podcast-271-power-wonder/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29&mc_cid=0293eac0f5&mc_eid=600117e6af Show Highlights What is wonder? What causes wonder? Why wonder is the least-...
by Terry
January 19th, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Vai on How to Unlock Your Unique Creative Potential
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Steve Vai on How to Unlock Your Unique Creative Potential

I enjoy these insights into successful artists ideas about creativity and wanted to share them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTKxXlxDsPo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnW69ADTaNo
by Terry
December 8th, 2016, 10:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elf on a Shelf Magician
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Elf on a Shelf Magician

by Terry
November 18th, 2016, 2:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available
Replies: 62
Views: 15273

Re: Vanni Bossi Book Now Available

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by Terry
November 11th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An L & L Bombshell?
Replies: 100
Views: 13478

Re: An L & L Bombshell?

I am scanning books for almost two decades. I have built my own scanning machines and also used automatic book scanners that cost a quarter million dollars. Currently I use three different machines. Chopping off spines is something we almost never do, because scanning technology has advanced to a p...
by Terry
October 18th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mahdi's Book Club
Replies: 28
Views: 6020

Re: Mahdi's Book Club

On JC Wagner's interview with Dodd Vickers' Magic Newswire, JC noted that the Professor got after Bruce Cervon for his performing persona at the time. He could be very brash and "holier than thou". Bruce took it to heart and changed. I got to meet and talk with Bruce at the Salt Lake City ...
by Terry
October 10th, 2016, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?
Replies: 37
Views: 7141

Re: Norman Beck's Column in Oct MUM: Opinions?

Paul Newman explained why he stopped signing autographs - he was standing at a urinal taking care of business when a guy walked up and asked for an autograph right there. Inappropriate to say the least. Elvis Presley never refused to sign an autograph or pose for a picture. His attitude was one of g...
by Terry
September 30th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live
Replies: 14
Views: 4287

Re: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live

Registered wife, son and myself. Taling advantage of convention hotel price to get there Sunday before and take in some of the local attractions before convention begins.
by Terry
September 23rd, 2016, 11:20 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: GHM Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 3334

Re: GHM Magic

by Terry
September 20th, 2016, 7:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Life’s Work: An Interview with Penn Jillette
Replies: 3
Views: 1178

Life’s Work: An Interview with Penn Jillette

Really insightful article

https://hbr.org/2016/10/penn-jillette
by Terry
August 2nd, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo of Abb Dickson Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Photo of Abb Dickson Needed

Richard,

Gary Bartlett may be able to help you. He is on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/garyebartlett
by Terry
August 2nd, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: card college DVD's and list of card tricks for newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 15128

Re: card college DVD's and list of card tricks for newbie

performer wrote:All you really need is the Royal Road to Card Magic.


That was the advice Bruce Cervon gave me at the 1992 IBM Convention in Salt Lake City.
by Terry
July 19th, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion on The CW, July 22, 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: Masters of Illusion on The CW, July 22, 2016

Sounds like a good show, especially with the Copperfield clone not being on it.

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