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by David Nethery
July 22nd, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Ok. Smoothing mole hills over . (mountains are over-rated).

Done .

Be happy.
by David Nethery
July 22nd, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Yes, I'm sure most who riff on the famous "Keep Calm ... " meme do have scruples about copyright on the typeface and layout . (at the risk of completely obscuring the message they intend to convey ... ??? )
by David Nethery
July 22nd, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Mmmm ... maybe ... ? That might put a kind face on it. If that's what it was , I missed it . (because it didn't follow the established look and typeface of the "Keep Calm ... " meme. ) https://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-do-magic-84.png Can't imagine any rational person havin...
by David Nethery
July 22nd, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Maybe if people wore masks from the outset we would be starting to get through this nonsense by now, but apparently too many people responded to simple solutions emotionally rather than rationally and now it’s clearly taking a toll on you. Brad, rationally , why do you think anyone needs to wear ma...
by David Nethery
July 22nd, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Directives ? Sez who ? Who is in such an exalted position of authority to be issuing " directives " ? Two invitations would be ok, I guess ... "I'd suggest you do this ..." would be ok . But the one suggestion ( "wear a mask" ) has absolutely no relation to the second ...
by David Nethery
July 22nd, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Wear a mask to chat in Genii Forum ? Why ?

Richard , what is this ? This has been in the last two issues of Genii. Why ? https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vT05lhw1WJI/XxjUVOua4kI/AAAAAAAADCA/mGT4r63StDskJqfIgo3Qa9kVsdJq-SZzgCPcBGAsYHg/s1600/Masked_Magician.jpg Seriously ??? Why would you suggest than anyone needs to wear a mask to chat on the Genii...
by David Nethery
July 19th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 4340

Re: Multum im Parvo

by David Nethery
July 12th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multiplying Balls - Vernet VS Fakini
Replies: 29
Views: 34392

Re: Multiplying Balls - Vernet VS Fakini

One more thing about the (foam rubber) practice balls: these tend to be off-white , therefore it is best to paint both the balls and the outside of the shells with the same whitewall tire paint so you get a good match. Don't paint the inside of the shell with the whitewall tire paint , it may tend t...
by David Nethery
July 11th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multiplying Balls - Vernet VS Fakini
Replies: 29
Views: 34392

Re: Multiplying Balls - Vernet VS Fakini

the dark horse is the old Ireland Golfballs with the metal shell (see Ade Duval's routine on tape) They are currently made by Loftus. The balls are okay (not as nice as the Ireland), but the plastic shell really doesn't work well. Too thick. James Riser has a PDF on how to make a metal shell . http...
by David Nethery
June 8th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 51
Views: 29091

Re: Genii Archive Question

"Perhaps you can right click and open in a new window." First, he's on a Mac, so right clicking isn't really an option. Secondly, it doesn't work on Windows either; the result page gives an error. It works on Mac to right-click : When I right-click on the search result I get the option of...
by David Nethery
June 8th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Genii Archive Question
Replies: 51
Views: 29091

Re: Genii Archive Question

The problem I still have with the search engine for the archive of past issues is that it's impossible to click BACK to the search results after you click on one of the search results, which means you have to start an all new search . For example: let's say I enter the search term : "U.F. Grant...
by David Nethery
May 19th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s
Replies: 51
Views: 3226

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

Thank God I did not post any of the Tom Stone videos I have....:-) Hahaha, I don't think that would have been a problem. It is only when they don't moderate the comment field. My first step is to simply contact the uploader and in a cordial way ask them to moderate the comments or turn the comments...
by David Nethery
May 14th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: My magic videos from 70s. 80s and 90s
Replies: 51
Views: 3226

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

Looks like I got my 3rd copyright strike and my youtube account got blocked... Well, that's a shame. You are not profiting financially from posting these old videos , but these things have educational/historical value for magicians. Most of the people who were ever going to view these videos are ma...
by David Nethery
May 5th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 51
Views: 10234

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

This is an old thread (from 2006) so the original link to the clip from the MGM film "Starlit Days at the Lido" is no longer working ... here's the clip in question , on a current link (as of May 5, 2020 ) on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AGL3tdw0T8
by David Nethery
May 13th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 45
Views: 11162

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

I'm very glad to read that you are re-publishing 'Greater Magic' (and I'm also looking forward to the Magicana book ) . Any idea of what the price will be for the two volumes of 'Greater Magic' ? I want to start saving up now. ( I am still kicking myself that at a time when my cash flow was limited ...
by David Nethery
September 12th, 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Must-Have Features of a Deck of Your Dream
Replies: 18
Views: 3069

Re: Must-Have Features of 'Ideal' Trick Deck

cardlover wrote:What are the MUST-HAVE features the 'ideal' trick deck should contain to be suitable for most spectacular tricks? Any thoughts and deck examples based on your experience are welcomed!


A clean, fool-proof method of switching out the gimmicked deck for an ungimmicked deck.

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by David Nethery
September 1st, 2015, 11:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Roth on this week's Penn and Teller show
Replies: 91
Views: 19392

Re: David Roth on this week's Penn and Teller show

It's David freaking Roth , man. What the **** would he have to be nervous about? Serious question. Simple answer: Everyone can have an off night. It happens. He might have been off because, as Richard suggested , he was given less time than he had originally prepared for. Who knows ? Here's the thi...
by David Nethery
August 6th, 2015, 9:20 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Online interface is buggy
Replies: 8
Views: 7119

Re: Online interface is buggy

The print limitation is purposefully imposed so only one page can be printed out at a time. Ok, your house , your rules . BUT with the one-page-at-a-time limitation could you ask the programmers to make it so the default marquee value is set to include the full page area, rather than have to manual...
by David Nethery
August 5th, 2015, 10:20 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 28119

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

Fascinating article. Thanks for posting it. These two paragraphs from the end of the article are telling: The film’s director, Justin Weinstein, says he’s aware of this very different perspective on the Carlos Hoax. But, he says, his documentary is not strictly a work of journalism. Rather, like Ran...
by David Nethery
August 4th, 2015, 5:09 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Online interface is buggy
Replies: 8
Views: 7119

Online interface is buggy

I recently re-subscribed and what got me to do it was the online digital access to all issues of Genii past and present. (although I am planning to adjust my subscription by paying the higher rate to also start receiving the physical magazine again ... the digital archives are great for accessing ol...
by David Nethery
July 31st, 2015, 9:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 39675

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

One thing that stands out is P & T's obvious respect for all the magicians and their magic. They and the Fool Us staff went out of their way to make everyone look good. Everything from the effusive praise/encouragement to t he oblique references to methods ("Wheaton") to avoid needles...
by David Nethery
July 26th, 2015, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norm Nielsen's floating violin ripped-off
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Re: Norm Nielsen's floating violin ripped-off

Lupe Nielsen wrote this on Facebook in response: "Mr. Simard contacted Norm about a year ago to ask for permission. In reality Norm was indifferent about this because there is nothing one can do about it, as people will do what they want. He was not comfortable with it, but it is not a floatin...
by David Nethery
July 25th, 2015, 8:59 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Cresey Mouth Coils...Gone Forever?
Replies: 4
Views: 3057

Re: Cresey Mouth Coils...Gone Forever?

This was the official announcement earlier this year: Dear Valued Customers, As of April 30, 2015 we have shut down manufacturing of all Cresey products for the foreseeable future. This is not a permanent termination of our products. It is an indefinite hiatus to take time and figure out how to, mor...
by David Nethery
July 25th, 2015, 6:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norm Nielsen's floating violin ripped-off
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Norm Nielsen's floating violin ripped-off

This is really disappointing to see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=l5_up-peenQ#t=178 Starts around the 2:58 mark. Sad thing is the guy has some good performing chops. He can do better than to rip-off Norm Nielsen. Changing it from a violin to a ukulele doesn't make it...
by David Nethery
July 4th, 2015, 5:29 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: May 2013 issue not in archives
Replies: 6
Views: 6433

Re: May 2013 issue not in archives

Hi, Richard , It's back now , so go figure ... I'd have thought it might just be a glitch with my own browser or computer, except I also saw someone else report it here and also on the Big Green forum , so it wasn't just me. I'm on a Macbook Pro, Mac OS 10.9 , using both Chrome and Firefox (earlier ...
by David Nethery
July 4th, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: May 2013 issue not in archives
Replies: 6
Views: 6433

Re: May 2013 issue not in archives

magicthree wrote:Don't see that issue listed in the archive


Same thing here: I can't see the May 2013 issue . I tried clearing my cache and reloading the page of which shows the index of all issues , but it's not there. (this happened Saturday morning , 11:45 am EST , July 4th, 2015. )
by David Nethery
May 23rd, 2010, 5:37 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)
Replies: 15
Views: 5653

Re: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)

Official website is up:

http://www.lillusionniste-lefilm.com

The movie will be distributed in North America by Sony Classics.
by David Nethery
March 28th, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

Re: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill

I'd rather see the the trick offered with permission than knocked off and sold under a different name by folks looking to make a quick buck on a good item. Absolutely. That's why I asked who owned the rights. I would not buy it if it were a knock-off. But if Steven's Magic (or any other dealer) get...
by David Nethery
March 27th, 2010, 3:52 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

Re: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill

Will this ever be available again from Stevens or anyone else ?

Who has the rights to Vanni Bossi's material ? I hope they will release this again.
by David Nethery
March 21st, 2010, 5:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sid Fleischman Passes
Replies: 11
Views: 2857

Re: Sid Fleischman Passes

I am sorry to hear of his passing.

Wonderful writer.

I've always thought a film version of "Mr. Mysterious & Co." would be great.
by David Nethery
March 17th, 2010, 3:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)
Replies: 15
Views: 5653

Re: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)

If the link to the Russian website above is slow to load here is an alternative link to the same trailer on YouTube: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0I6T1RzdPk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0I6T1RzdPk</a><!-- m --> (I'll post an English trailer whenever one goe...
by David Nethery
March 17th, 2010, 1:27 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)
Replies: 15
Views: 5653

New film "The Illusionist" (no not that one , the NEW one)

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jL0PYTVd-Zs/S6EM8wQS2cI/AAAAAAAAC0o/kZvSqqTP59M/s800/Illusionist_01.jpg Here is one of the first trailers of the new animated film by director Sylvain Chomet ("The Triplets of Belleville") . [size:11pt]http://www.afisha.ru/movie/trailer/192512/[/size] The connection ...
by David Nethery
November 1st, 2008, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 148214

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

The whole Long Island Goth thing isnt just incongruous, its jarring and completely upsets one of Cirques main strengths, which is transporting you to a dream world and KEEPING YOU THERE. And its not edgy and tough and cool to swear and make genital-based jokes. It comes across as pathetic and despe...
by David Nethery
October 17th, 2008, 8:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Breaking the Magician’s Code
Replies: 91
Views: 27219

Re: Breaking the Magician’s Code

Steve V wrote: the scripting and the host, who has returned to his nastiness, need a smacking.


Biggest smack down that ol' Mitch P. could have is to appear in this crap fest.
( No real acting jobs coming in to pay the bills these days , Mitch, baby ? )
by David Nethery
October 17th, 2008, 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: November Issue of Genii Now on Its Way to You
Replies: 61
Views: 9482

Re: November Issue of Genii Now on Its Way to You

I am SO GLAD I re-subscribed .

(it was the cover story on Steve Cohen that got me back) .

Looking forward to the Ramsay material.
by David Nethery
October 1st, 2008, 11:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Rivera was on The Gong show this past Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Justin Rivera was on The Gong show this past Thursday

Hi, Justin,

I just watched the show on the Comedy Central Web site (thanks Joe Pecore for the link) .

You were really good ! Congrats. Sorry you didn't win . but I sure enjoyed your performance.
by David Nethery
September 25th, 2008, 5:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic Newswire Podcasts
Replies: 62
Views: 14541

Re: Magic Newswire Podcasts

David Thomas wrote:I would love to see an interview with:

Ricky jay
David Roth
Daryl
Paul Harris

Love the interviews Dodd keep up the great work!


Ditto on all of these and add to the list:

David Ben
by David Nethery
September 25th, 2008, 4:22 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Tomo Maeda Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 7106

Tomo Maeda Interview

Excellent interview with Tomo Maeda. I really appreciated his views about magic on TV (bottom of pg 72, top of pg. 73) Tomo: I try not to be on TV too much. I turn down 90 percent of the calls from TV stations. Genii : Why ? Tomo: I don't waste my performances. It's hard to explain ... in a Japanese...
by David Nethery
September 22nd, 2008, 4:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Lincoln Pennies and New Opportunities
Replies: 3
Views: 1012

Re: New Lincoln Pennies and New Opportunities

Good for the ol' penny , but I wish they'd put more Kennedy .50 cent pieces into circulation. A great size for coin magic , but I did a trick with one recently for a kid who was 15 and had NEVER seen one before. I had to explain what it was (not that it was a coin, but that it was actually a real co...
by David Nethery
September 21st, 2008, 2:45 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Steve Cohen Article
Replies: 26
Views: 9284

Re: Steve Cohen Article

Richard,

I also have to say I really appreciated the wonderful cover art of Steve Cohen by William Stout. (In my day job I work as an animator and character designer and I am a fan of Stout's work.)

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