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by Daniel Z
March 21st, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: More on magic and science
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: More on magic and science

a review in the Journal of the British Psychological Society of Gustav Kuhn's recent book. https://tinyurl.com/y6kuze6j
by Daniel Z
March 16th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 45
Views: 6860

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

While I'm sure he didn't delve into the mechanisms involved (algortihms, etc) weren't similar concerns and the idea of trying to get Youtube onboard raised on this forum some time back by the inimitable Mark Lewis. I believe he was suggesting an appeal to the CEO or some other power at Youtube. I sh...
by Daniel Z
March 9th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7174
Views: 2194858

Re: ERDNASE

Re: ERDNASE by Bob Coyne » 09 Mar 2019 08:06 For reference, here are the gambling-oriented terms that Sanders employed in his writings: on the square, "make good," faro, poker, shell game, roulette, cassino (misspelled same way as Erdnase), palmed off. In addition, we know from letters/di...
by Daniel Z
March 5th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 65965

Re: The Works

I'm a happy customer of Real Secrets, Psience and The Works. It seems to me that participating in ventures such of these carries certain, I would have thought, well understood risks, including delays, and even the premature demise of the project. On the other hand I certainly understand and sympathi...
by Daniel Z
March 5th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick
Replies: 37
Views: 4156

Re: What Do You Think Would Do The Trick

I'm sure I'm far from alone in having learned Bruce Elliot's Dr. Sack's routine from Classic Secrets of Magic. That was long ago and I'm sure I haven't done it in forty years or more. However, a few years back I had the pleasure of Bob Sheets showing me how it should be done, including a unique turn...
by Daniel Z
March 3rd, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: More on magic and science
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

More on magic and science

More on magic and science this time from Wired UK https://www.wired.co.uk/article/magic-neuroscience
by Daniel Z
March 1st, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award

I'm not sure but I think Bob's Tsunami had that kind of "picturesque" ad. I don't know if he used that style before but if I'm right Tsunami came out a year before Sienfeld started to air -- which would give Bob bragging rights on this. Bob, do I have this right?
by Daniel Z
March 1st, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award

I think rather it was Peterman whose ads adopted the Farmeresque approach.
by Daniel Z
March 1st, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23834

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Depends where you are apparently. This today from the BBC under the headline: Feminine Job Titles Get Go-Ahead In France. "Decades after other French-speaking countries adopted feminine names for professions, the official guardians of the language in France have also backed the change." If...
by Daniel Z
February 26th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Clown Bertram of Clacton
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Clown Bertram of Clacton

Great story. Thanks.
by Daniel Z
February 25th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on the Science of Magic
Replies: 40
Views: 3446

Re: More on the Science of Magic

Gustav Kuhn is not just an emminent scientist (and a very good guy), but also a student of magic since his youth. He and his colleagues figure prominently in our (Reel Time Images') documenterary on science and magic. This project barely touches on the no doubt interesting question of how science, e...
by Daniel Z
February 14th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sub Rosa: New book by Ariel Frailich
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: Sub Rosa: New book by Ariel Frailich

I have been remiss in not posting something about Ariel’s latest publication. I was shamed into action by Quentin's thoughtful and thorough review. My excuse for not posting earlier isn't I believe not unreasonable however — I haven’t read it. Three years ago though he gave me a version of the Sub R...
by Daniel Z
January 28th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 2066

Re: monte toss exposed

I think you are quite right Brad. In this particular case I really wasn't exposure that upset me, an issue that I think is overblown in any case. Rather I was irritated at the fact that the scene gained nothing from it. Had they done the same thing without exposing anything it would have remained an...
by Daniel Z
January 28th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 2066

Re: monte toss exposed

I agree with those that feel this exposure like exposure in general has no lasting or serious impact. This has been proven again and again. I remember reading (in the Phoenix?) about the horrified response to the Camel cigarette exposures. Though it is irritating to many of us it didn't matter then,...
by Daniel Z
January 27th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: monte toss exposed
Replies: 28
Views: 2066

monte toss exposed

I just discovered that season Two episode 5 of Netflix' series Marvel's The Punisher begins with an (irritating) demo of, and discourse on, three card monte and ends revealing the (hype) toss adding insult to injury. Please restrain your criticisms of my choice in viewing matter.
by Daniel Z
January 25th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 29127

Re: The Jerx Year Three

NASA was set up by a literal Nazi war criminal. I never let the truth get in the way of a good story. But seriously - Wernher von Braun was evil. And he was the most important person in the early days of NASA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun You are pretty much wrong on all counts. ...
by Daniel Z
January 18th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Bammo 666
Replies: 10
Views: 1560

Re: Bammo 666

I understood your motto was non serviam.
by Daniel Z
January 18th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Bammo 666
Replies: 10
Views: 1560

Re: Bammo 666

I got mine. You are one crazy devil Mr. Farmer.
by Daniel Z
January 12th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians of India
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Magicians of India

Probably just an example of what in the film industry, at least, was called a mid-Atlantic accent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_accent
by Daniel Z
January 10th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians of India
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Magicians of India

Great find. Thanks.
by Daniel Z
December 30th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Dealt" on Netflix in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: "Dealt" on Netflix in UK

Thanks for the heads up Matt. I just checked and it's also available on Netflix Canada.
by Daniel Z
December 24th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Eugene Burger: The Last Lesson
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Eugene Burger: The Last Lesson

Thanks for sharing these powerful memories.
by Daniel Z
December 24th, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick
Replies: 12
Views: 1022

Re: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick

And what about Poe's William Wilson? Would that fit the bill?
by Daniel Z
December 24th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick
Replies: 12
Views: 1022

Re: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick

In the book the unnamed narrator meets, and falls under the influence of Tyler Durden. Durden is his inspiration, mentor and co-conspirator. Soon after rejecting the violence of Durden's approach he is forced into realizing that they are the same person (or if you prefer Durden is his hallucination)...
by Daniel Z
December 24th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick
Replies: 12
Views: 1022

Re: William Goldman's Narrative Gimmick

would you count the approach used in the film version of Fight Club?
by Daniel Z
December 23rd, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Britland on magic, attention and deception
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

David Britland on magic, attention and deception

This is from David Britland on medium.com a short essay on what magicians, psychology and attention https://tinyurl.com/ycqx95ve
by Daniel Z
December 21st, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 50910

Re: DeLand

Received in Toronto. Thanks Richard looks amazing.
by Daniel Z
November 20th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini doc series on Science channel
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Houdini doc series on Science channel

They say: "Discovery-owned Science Channel will dig into the engineering behind iconic illusionist Harry Houdini in Houdini’s Last Secrets this January". https://tinyurl.com/ycwvcdov
by Daniel Z
November 8th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: favourite magic shops
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

favourite magic shops

33 fo the world's most enchanting magic shops, according to Atlas Obscura
https://tinyurl.com/y9r3bhow
by Daniel Z
September 11th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

And this one now on sale at Quicker than the Eye. https://quickerthantheeye.com/p/cards-70/treasury-note-magic-wallet The description reads: Himber-type wallet to hold treasury notes. Exterior of faux leather, interior with paper resembling silk cloth. Reads "Treasury Note Wallet" on exter...
by Daniel Z
September 10th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

Re: a magic wallet on kickstarter

That's very true Matt. Though got one just like it in a magic kit as a kid (well, made of vinyl or something similar).
by Daniel Z
September 9th, 2018, 10:32 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: a magic wallet on kickstarter
Replies: 13
Views: 1342

a magic wallet on kickstarter

about half-way down the page this wallet manufacturer offers a magic wallet without much explanation or context...
https://tinyurl.com/y8olhufo
by Daniel Z
August 12th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: investigation of how expectations influence perception
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: investigation of how expectations influence perception

Jonathan and Edward. Great stuff.
by Daniel Z
August 11th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: investigation of how expectations influence perception
Replies: 4
Views: 786

investigation of how expectations influence perception

Our (Reel Time Images) last documentary was on science and magic (released in Canada, US/International version is in the works). It focused on scientists using magic as a way of investigating cognition, consciousness and behaviour, not so much on the science of how magic works. That is, it looked mo...
by Daniel Z
July 29th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Declassified Government Psi Research
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Declassified Government Psi Research

Brad. I think Annie Jacobson's book is titled "Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis"
by Daniel Z
July 28th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Science of Magic Association (SOMA)
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Science of Magic Association (SOMA)

Planning ahead: The first meeting of SOMA took place in London last year. I was lucky enough to haver been there doing some filming for our documentary The Science of Magic. It looked at the work of some of these scientists who were using magi as a tool to probe consciousness, perception, cognition ...
by Daniel Z
July 24th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Other (Magic) Castle
Replies: 0
Views: 536

The Other (Magic) Castle

Article on the The Magic Castle and its twin building built by the same architect. https://tinyurl.com/y7mjd5d4
by Daniel Z
July 20th, 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: make up artist creates illusions
Replies: 0
Views: 564

make up artist creates illusions

From BBC The illusions of Mirjana Kika Milosevic. With make up (and black art) the Serbian make-up artist paints herself in different optical illusions, from skulls to twisted body parts. https://tinyurl.com/yah7rhpc
by Daniel Z
July 15th, 2018, 9:48 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Art of Palming by Adelaide Herrmann
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: The Art of Palming by Adelaide Herrmann

That's great Bill. Thanks.
by Daniel Z
June 29th, 2018, 6:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harlan Ellison
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Harlan Ellison

and that memorable ep of Twilight Zone was directed by none other than the great Alan Smithee.

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