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by Pete McCabe
September 9th, 2019, 2:19 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)
Replies: 11
Views: 5513

Re: Video of Schrodinger's Coin (Pete McCabe)

It's nice to have a thread like this pop up after 8 years. FYI David Acer gets credit for the name. I have one of the Blackout coins, which I bought for this trick. It's great—the beveled edge is a big plus. This trick got the best reaction I've ever received. (Keep in mind I am not a pro.) Standing...
by Pete McCabe
August 29th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Ebook from Michael Close
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: New Ebook from Michael Close

Michael Close wrote:The good news is, my new ebook isn't about the Assumptive Trinities.
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by Pete McCabe
August 21st, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 40
Views: 3406

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

Richard,

Murphy's shows a Copag 310 deck for sale right now—is it the "old" one? Any way to tell when the new ones come out?
by Pete McCabe
August 21st, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who invented this control?
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Who invented this control?

I think you read this in a book (or magazine) by Karl Fulves but I don't remember which one. I have seen "Floating Key" used in several places. Bannon has a trick with a floating key in one of his books. I think I've read something by Racherbaumer with the same name. Dave Solomon's name s...
by Pete McCabe
August 21st, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: P & T's "Honor System"
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Re: Poll: P & T's "Honor System"

At the time—this was at least 15 years ago—I had no idea that I would ever have an opportunity to see it again. YouTube did not exist. But I don't like to suggest that this was some great achievement. I know the secrets of lots of magic tricks. One more or less is just not that big a deal. The self-...
by Pete McCabe
August 21st, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Who invented this control?
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Who invented this control?

I've also seen this kind of thing called a "Floating Key", so that might be worth looking for also.
by Pete McCabe
August 15th, 2019, 4:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: P & T's "Honor System"
Replies: 14
Views: 1564

Re: Poll: P & T's "Honor System"

I saw it live and kept my eyes closed. I haven't watched the episode of FU, but I am looking forward to finally seeing it. This piece came up when I interviewed Teller for Scripting Magic. Pete Let’s take “Honor System.” In 1975 you had the concept of the audience keeping their eyes closed. What did...
by Pete McCabe
August 8th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5475

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Joe,

BTW, your comment that connections isn't true creativity is wrong. That's exactly what creativity is.
by Pete McCabe
August 8th, 2019, 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5475

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

How many mice does it take to screw in a light bulb? Two.
by Pete McCabe
August 4th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Regal Book Coming in September
Replies: 13
Views: 2797

Re: New David Regal Book Coming in September

I helped proofread the book. Highest recommendation.
by Pete McCabe
July 13th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Hokasen
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

Re: Hokasen

I've had Clown loaches, Kuhlie loaches, and Skunk loaches in my fish tanks over the years. But I don't think I've ever seen a fish for sale just called "loach." In a travelogue, Michael Palin visits a restaurant in Japan that has been owned by the same family, in the same location, for 600...
by Pete McCabe
July 13th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces
Replies: 23
Views: 4736

Re: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces

In Drawing Room Deceptions, in the chapter on the clip, Hollingworth describes how to ditch the gaffs used in the ace assembly, using the clip.
by Pete McCabe
July 9th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Handing the spectator a knife question
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Handing the spectator a knife question

Plus if you travel with a knife, airport security is another potential problem.
by Pete McCabe
July 6th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Floating Aces - Cervon
Replies: 19
Views: 2374

Re: Floating Aces - Cervon

This is not heresy. It's just common sense. This is heresy: Jazz Aces is a bad plot. I've seen it done at least 10 times, always by excellent performers, and it's always confusing. Halfway through there is a pile of three cards, where the aces are gathering, and two other face down aces on the table...
by Pete McCabe
July 3rd, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Impossible Crime Fiction
Replies: 14
Views: 1451

Re: Impossible Crime Fiction

For anyone on this board who is interested in exploring this genre, I suggest you check out The Great Merlini, the collected stories of Clayton Rawson. "Off the Face of the Earth" is one of my very favorite mystery short stories, mostly because the solution is so perfectly suited to a stor...
by Pete McCabe
July 3rd, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Revizzit still working?
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Is Revizzit still working?

It just goes to show that regardless of the platform, if you buy from someone with integrity like John Carney, he will take care of you.
by Pete McCabe
June 30th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces
Replies: 23
Views: 4736

Re: DEREK DINGLE'S Slow Motion McDonald's Aces

For anyone who pulls down their copy of the Complete Dingle, it seems to me that the illustrations on page 94 are misnumbered; one is two and two is one.
by Pete McCabe
June 25th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Devin Knight's baby gag
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Devin Knight's baby gag

That is the best advertisement I have ever seen on the Genii Forum.
by Pete McCabe
June 24th, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card
Replies: 27
Views: 7443

Re: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card

I am currently playing around with the color changing glue and I think it is worth pursuing for this routine. It is very much easier to apply consistently than wax or any glue stick, and performs very similarly. The question is how does its performance last over many performances, which I can't ever...
by Pete McCabe
June 15th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18816

Re: The Pass

erdnasephile wrote:Hi, Pete:
Here's the reference:
"Convincing Tilt" (Daryl Martinez), The Last Hierophant, pg 39 (June, 1979)

Thanks for the reference.
by Pete McCabe
June 11th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18816

Re: The Pass

Pete, you're assuming that the Depth Illusion is bullet proof in terms of convincing people that the card goes into the center of the deck. Maybe not! You may be right, but that's true of any move so I'm not sure how to use that information. You may be assuming the Pass is bullet proof, but I have ...
by Pete McCabe
June 6th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18816

Re: The Pass

A sandwich effect quickly loses its effectiveness without a Pass to trap the selection. What would the plan be without a Pass? Cut and shuffle the deck so that the mates can trap the selection? That won't work very well. How else would a face up card travel to the top in an Ambitious Card routine? ...
by Pete McCabe
June 4th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 207
Views: 18816

Re: The Pass

I don't do the pass myself, so I'm certainly not an expert. But I have not heard of doing the pass to control the card to the top, and then openly shuffling the deck. Why wouldn't you just hold a break and shuffle the card to the top? This was one of Daryl's favorite controls, and it looked very dis...
by Pete McCabe
May 30th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 30
Views: 3328

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

Of course, you can do a great routine with a Mullica wallet, where the audience will not notice the wallet coming to the deck. But you can also do a great routine with a double-back card in your wallet or anything, remove it to the deck, and double-turnover to show it’s the signed selection. To me t...
by Pete McCabe
May 29th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 30
Views: 3328

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

The whole point of magic is to produce the best effect. If a Mullica wallet is enhanced by palming, which I believe it is, who cares what the original point of the prop was?
by Pete McCabe
May 29th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John
Replies: 30
Views: 3328

Re: Question about Card in Wallet routine in The Book of John

Or you can use a gambler's cop and the Mullica wallet.
by Pete McCabe
May 21st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Key Mysteries
Replies: 16
Views: 6450

Re: Key Mysteries

Steve, I would be interested to know how you reveal the information you have acquired. How does the patient believe you acquired the information? Do you acknowledge that you acquired it secretly by a magical method, or do you present it as something you acquired by a supernatural method, or what?
by Pete McCabe
May 10th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2952

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

Endersgame, I have to say my initial reaction to this thread was very similar to Chris's. In my case, the reason I thought that was because you did not include any of your own opinions in your initial post. If you had started by giving your favorites, which you perform, and what you like about them,...
by Pete McCabe
May 6th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7165
Views: 2171061

Re: ERDNASE

Is the error that there's an extra "s" in Casino?
by Pete McCabe
May 2nd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 23491

Re: reading vs video

Kent I will be happy to argue with you, but it sounds to me like we both agree on this subject. Neither is better inherently; either can be better based on what's being learned and who's teaching it.
by Pete McCabe
May 2nd, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?
Replies: 17
Views: 5268

Re: Are they actually fooled or just being polite?

I see performances of the Linking Rings at the Magic Castle pretty regularly. Every time there are gasps of amazement and other audible reactions, during and afterwards. Meanwhile, I don't do the rings, but if I did, this is how I would close my routine. Step to the audience with two individual (non...
by Pete McCabe
May 1st, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: reading vs video
Replies: 65
Views: 23491

Re: reading vs video

Just for the record, if you ask a professional teacher like me what is the best way to learn anything, we will tell you that 1) different people learn best through different modalities, and 2) different subjects are best taught through different modalities. Anybody who says Books are better is wrong...
by Pete McCabe
April 29th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dental Dam Coin Penetration
Replies: 47
Views: 5421

Re: Dental Dam Coin Penetration

I ordered the black dam from the same person on ebay and received it.

I can not use it for the trick—the material is not nearly transparent enough. Am I doing something wrong? Been a while since I've done this trick but I remember it being pretty straightforward.

Any help?
by Pete McCabe
April 24th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Madam Zolta meets Peter Kane

Don't feel bad—no one does the Hamman count well.
by Pete McCabe
April 23rd, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A great book seller rides off into the sunset
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Re: A great book seller rides off into the sunset

Just in case you only know Richard as an honorable gentleman and bookseller, I have seen him perform at the Castle and he is also an outstanding magician. Who knew?
by Pete McCabe
April 23rd, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Cornelius Has Died
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: John Cornelius Has Died

Another sad loss. The Fickle Nickle alone is enough to assure his place at Valhalla.
by Pete McCabe
April 23rd, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 6119

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

Richard, I can't comment on what a "responsible" publisher might have done, but your recollection of what happened is accurate. The hand-written cards were reproduced at smaller than original size. I could not read any of them. What really bothers me is that I would have gladly typed them ...
by Pete McCabe
April 2nd, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2185

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

The way he uses manipulative techniques to create personality and conflict reminds me of Tommy Wonder. Outstanding.
by Pete McCabe
March 21st, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23064

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Pete, I wrote exactly what I meant. Don't pretend to read my mind. Richard, if I have misunderstood, or mischaracterized your opinion, I am sorry. Please help me to understand. Are you saying that you specifically meant to exclude women from the point you were making? In other words, are you saying...
by Pete McCabe
March 21st, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1984

Re: What is going on here?


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