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by skmayhew
March 8th, 2020, 1:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE
Replies: 50
Views: 6219

Re: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE

SF's book very specifically has nothing at all to do with magical gambling tricks. From "Chapter 9 - Pseudo Gambling Stunts": "'Pseudo gambling stunts' add another layer of deception by incorporating magic moves and subtleties, and they often look nothing like real hustler's moves or...
by skmayhew
March 6th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE
Replies: 50
Views: 6219

Re: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE

Has the second impression corrected all spelling errors and typographical errors? From the website (at the time of this post): Only two printing typos have been corrected along with one error in the second printing. The plan is to correct all errors and grammatical issues in a Second Edition—if war...
by skmayhew
November 16th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Regal Book Coming in September
Replies: 43
Views: 10457

Re: New David Regal Book Coming in September

This book is becoming the equivalent of comfort food for me. Whenever I want to feel better about magic, I will pull this off the shelf and chow down.
by skmayhew
October 24th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 13123

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

“So to make things fair—even though it is not easy to be fair in a capitalistic society—each time I earn money from performing magic, I would have to give a portion to Ascanio’s widow, Slydini’s heirs, and many others and say, ‘Here, please, this is your portion of my success.’ “—Juan Tamariz I can...
by skmayhew
October 20th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 13123

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Not sure how to reconcile that ^ ... with this :

Brad Henderson wrote:
The venue for what he does is Instagram.

^ THAT’S an insult.

by skmayhew
October 18th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 13123

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

He seems to be pretty busy for the next few months:

https://www.ticketmaster.com/shin-lim-tickets/artist/2560538
by skmayhew
July 18th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ambitious Card Ending
Replies: 73
Views: 9488

Re: Ambitious Card Ending

In Carney 2013 (the Touches on Classics episode 1:22 ), John Carney attributes the pop-up move to Bill Simon. I've not read that attribution before--has anyone else come across it? Interesting. I think I got the idea that the move was Vernon's from one of the Carney segments in 'Spirit of Magic', b...
by skmayhew
July 17th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 222
Views: 30903

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

So... for those of you who hold XX in disdain, do you give a pass to those who SELL the secrets to tricks they didn't create? I'm pretty sure none of these guys invented sponge bunnies*: http://www.penguinmagic.com/s/sponge+bunnies+live For the record, I don't think what XX is doing is a big deal, a...
by skmayhew
July 16th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

What's left, with reduced prices: Harry Riser bundle - Secrets of an Escamoteur - https://www.magicinc.net/marlowithouttearsbyjonracherbaumer-book.aspx - Feints and Temps of Harry Riser - http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S4117 $75 - Magic on Tap - https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/card-magic/magi...
by skmayhew
July 14th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

A few more books: Harry Riser bundle - Secrets of an Escamoteur - https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/card-magic/secrets-of-an-escamoteur/ - Feints and Temps of Harry Riser - http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S4117 $85 - 52 Lovers Through The Looking Glass - https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/m...
by skmayhew
June 14th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

Combining bundles 1 & 2 for cheaper: Bundles #1 & #2 - Improvisations https://www.mymagic.com/p/card-magic/improvisations-william-p-miesel - Creative Card Magic of William P Miesel https://www.mymagic.com/p/card-magic/creative-card-magic-of-william-p-miesel - Session and 547 https://www.vani...
by skmayhew
June 12th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

A few bundles for sale: Bundle #1 - Improvisations https://www.mymagic.com/p/card-magic/improvisations-william-p-miesel - Creative Card Magic of William P Miesel https://www.mymagic.com/p/card-magic/creative-card-magic-of-william-p-miesel - Session and 547 https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/car...
by skmayhew
March 13th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

So a joke and a response to the joke have been deleted from this thread.

This is a perfect example of why predominantly old white men post to this board.

Of course this comment will be deleted soon as well. Sigh.

I think I'll go post some honest book reviews and prepare to be banned.
by skmayhew
March 13th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 22400

Re: The End Times Magazine

Jon Elion wrote:The 1st issue of The End Times Magazine was (is) OUTSTANDING!


I agree!
by skmayhew
March 7th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

the MTV VMAs have eliminated gender references completely They also have eliminated music videos from their programming. Ha! Yep, they began the process of elimination in 1992. Also occurring in 1992? The publication of Chris Kenner's Totally Out of Control and the now classic "The Five Faces ...
by skmayhew
March 7th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

As an example of progressive language use, the MTV VMAs have eliminated gender references completely from the categories. Here are the 2018 categories: 3.1 Video of the Year 3.2 Artist of the Year 3.3 Song of the Year 3.4 Best New Artist 3.5 Best Collaboration 3.6 Push Artist of the Year 3.7 Best Po...
by skmayhew
March 5th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

If I had to guess, I'd bet that the biggest thing that keeps girls/women from participating is that when they do show up at magic functions, they get treated as girls/women (for example, hit on) rather than magicians. Talk to Sara Crasson about this sometime. Also Lauren Cohen: http://explauren-lif...
by skmayhew
March 5th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Magician works. Do we say actor or do we divide the notion into actor, actress and await a deluge of genderjargon? The point is: we don't refer to actors as acting men . Because... By definition the word 'actor' is gender neutral and refers to a person who acts, male or female. By definition the wo...
by skmayhew
March 5th, 2019, 1:19 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Jackpot wrote:And it's ironic how a bunch of men get so upset when it's pointed out that their ideas may not actually be the answer to the problem.


That's not irony, Alanis.
by skmayhew
February 20th, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andrew Wimhurst
Replies: 20
Views: 3219

Re: Andrew Wimhurst

Bob Farmer wrote:He seems to be a very vocal and perhaps obsessed supporter of another magician. Better not to ever mention that other magician except in glowing terms.


Ha! I hope Ortiz is well.
by skmayhew
January 25th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 237
Views: 37433

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I wonder what magicfish thinks about all of this.
by skmayhew
November 30th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Well, the votes have been counted and it's official! The term that will replace 'cardman' in the lexicon is.... Cardwoman!! Usage notes: 1) Plural: Cardwomen. 2) Cardwoman and it's variants are gender neutral and imply nothing beyond an interest or facility in card table artifice. Examples: "La...
by skmayhew
November 28th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

It's amazing how hard some will work not to understand something fairly plain. I believe Peter's point, which he has stated repeatedly, can be succinctly put this way: When writing about a specific person, it's appropriate to use whatever term best describes them . Charlie Miller therefore could ap...
by skmayhew
November 27th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 32621

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Roger M. wrote: ... when I want to know what women think about something...


Ha!
by skmayhew
October 23rd, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 6308

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

Jason Ladanye wrote:But does it have a poker deal?


Well, no, but my linking rings routine does.
by skmayhew
October 22nd, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!
Replies: 43
Views: 6308

Re: Here's one of the strongest effects from GAME CHANGER!

There is a head to head high card cutting routine in my book. It uses a regular deck and can begin with a legitimate spectator shuffle.
by skmayhew
October 6th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

Everything is sold. Thanks!
by skmayhew
October 5th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

This will be the last for awhile, I think: Prop: Tarantula 2 - Trick by Yigal Mesika - $40 - https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/close-up-magic/tarantula-2/ Books: Applesauce - Patrick Redford - $30 - https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/magic-books/applesauce-patrick-g-redford/ Less Is More ...
by skmayhew
October 4th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

What's left:


Props and 1 book:
Double Cross - Trick by Mark Southworth - $25
Tarantula 2 - Trick by Yigal Mesika - $50
Applesauce - Patrick Redford
All together for $65
by skmayhew
October 4th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

What's left: Props: Double Cross - Trick by Mark Southworth - $25 Tarantula 2 - Trick by Yigal Mesika - $50 Both together for $60 1 book (reduced a bit): Dominatrix (hard back) - Tyler Wilson - $45 Free stuff with purchase (still waiting to hear from a couple people): Buy one of the above books, and...
by skmayhew
October 4th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

What's left: Props: Double Cross - Trick by Mark Southworth - $25 Tarantula 2 - Trick by Yigal Mesika - $50 Both together for $60 1 book (reduced a bit): Dominatrix (hard back) - Tyler Wilson - $45 Free stuff with purchase (still waiting to hear from a couple people): Buy one of the above books, and...
by skmayhew
October 3rd, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Crazy price reductions! Plus free stuff!

First adding a couple things I bought after a few beers. I like beers: Double Cross - Trick by Mark Southworth - $25 Tarantula 2 - Trick by Yigal Mesika - $50 Both are unused. Crazy Reductions: The Art of Switching Decks - Roberto Giobbi - $55 Dominatrix (hard back) - Tyler Wilson - $55 Blomberg La...
by skmayhew
October 1st, 2018, 7:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: A few good books, a few good prices

*** SOLD *** Card Devilry - J K Hartman - $20
by skmayhew
October 1st, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A few good books, a few good prices
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

A few good books, a few good prices

Seller: Steve Mayhew 4616 North 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407 Phone: 253 279 1589 E-mail and Paypal to: magic dot steve at yahoo dot com Everything is postage paid in the US. *** SOLD *** Hidden Agenda - Roberto Giobbi - $30 *** SOLD *** Stand-Up Card Magic - Roberto Giobbi - $35 The Art of Switchin...
by skmayhew
June 6th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Carson Passes Away
Replies: 73
Views: 12470

Re: Johnny Carson Passes Away

and in the celebrities who were better at magic than you might expect department: there is an episode of ive got a secret or what’s my line (i think it was a gary moore show) where milton berle does a card trick for the panel. super fast pass if i recall. Here is the Berle clip: https://www.youtube...
by skmayhew
July 23rd, 2015, 12:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steve Mayhew DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 11083

Re: Steve Mayhew DVD

Thanks for all the DVD orders! I also have two copies of my book, "Mayhew: What Woment Want" , left. $35 postage paid in the US $45 outside of the US. Paypal to magic.steve@yahoo.com but check to make sure I have one available first. Thanks! Here are some review snippets that I copied from...
by skmayhew
July 16th, 2015, 2:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Labyrinth is Coming!
Replies: 81
Views: 21943

Re: Labyrinth is Coming!

Hobbs authorized and published the reprints. He also did a reprint for me of a single routine for the purpose of selling it at lectures.

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