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by David Scollnik
July 1st, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163334

Re: ERDNASE

June 9, 1900. Census time. Edwin S. Andrews (age 41); Dorothea Andrews (age 33); Ethel Andrews (age 10); and William E. Andrews (age 6) are all lodgers at 1750 Stout Street, Denver, Colorado. Edwin is a travelling agent for the RR. He was born in Minnesota and his parents were born in Pennsylvania....
by David Scollnik
August 18th, 2013, 1:21 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2013
Replies: 27
Views: 11356

Re: MAGIC Live 2013

Here’s my take on my first ever “MAGIC Live!” (for those who give a hoot): Complaint Dept. : (We’ll just get this part out of the way early, because it’s relatively short): I think it’s kind of messed up that you cannot see all of the lectures due to overlapping schedules. I know I’m not alone in t...
by David Scollnik
June 9th, 2013, 11:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Brett Daniels Duped by Bar Girls - Bizarre Story
Replies: 5
Views: 1312

Re: Brett Daniels Duped by Bar Girls - Bizarre Story

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/18/3188818/russian-mafioso-in-south-beach.html After life on the lam for a year, Russian mobster Alec Simchuk surrendered to U.S. authorities and cut a plea deal, admitting that he imported a beguiling brand of “bar girls” to South Beach to swindle male customers a...
by David Scollnik
May 31st, 2013, 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday
Replies: 72
Views: 11706

Re: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday

Yesterday I received my May and June issues here in Calgary, Canada. April is still taking its sweet time.
by David Scollnik
December 7th, 2012, 3:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues
Replies: 22
Views: 3804

Re: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues

The publishers of The Dandy, D C Thomson, are based in Dundee, Scotland. I do remember Whizzer and Chips, however my favourites comics were: - The Topper The Beezer Shiver and Shake (another 'two titles wrapped into one' comic.) Cheers Andrew My 'uncle' the trashman, here in Canada, used to do a pi...
by David Scollnik
November 1st, 2012, 1:46 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Thick of It
Replies: 0
Views: 479

The Thick of It

If anyone cares about and tracks such things, Malcolm Tucker made a quick reference to the Magic Circle in Episode 6 of the latest (4th) series of The Thick of It. He says in passing: "And I could get drummed out of the Magic Circle for showing you this." No clip of that minor scene up on ...
by David Scollnik
May 14th, 2012, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "The day my neighbour ate a worm"
Replies: 0
Views: 323

"The day my neighbour ate a worm"

A cute magic story from my local (national) daily paper:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/fac ... le2430347/
by David Scollnik
April 23rd, 2012, 9:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 102797

Re: Hank Lee

His family can be running the business and sending out the emails. You assume Hank is doing it, but you don't know that. The family is probably using a pre-existing e-form of some sort which is why it may appear as if Hank is still doing it. I don't know, because I'm not on the mailing list and hav...
by David Scollnik
April 16th, 2012, 6:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee
Replies: 425
Views: 102797

Re: Hank Lee

"The opera ain't over 'till the fat lady sings" was a phrase coined by the late Dan Cook, a San Antonio sportscaster for many years. Apparently US sports presenter Ralph Carpenter used it before Dan Cook. However, someone else may well have used it before him. Bill Morgan (Southwest Confe...
by David Scollnik
March 1st, 2012, 6:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Santiago Wills on Q on CBC
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Santiago Wills on Q on CBC

This episode of Q on CBC talks about why magicians are distressed that tricks of the trade are being explained on the internet. It is an interview with Santiago Wills. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Radio/Q/Full_Episodes/1475592661/ID=2203118111">http://www.cbc.ca/vide...
by David Scollnik
February 29th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Dobson has been manipulated
Replies: 105
Views: 24512

Re: Wayne Dobson has been manipulated

simonhughes wrote:Word on the street is that the WPR will be back in 2 weeks but not sure who will be in the hot seats.

Good news ... Blammo is still there!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQb-jlLzIUw
by David Scollnik
February 23rd, 2012, 12:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Ursula Martinez imitator...
Replies: 14
Views: 2343

Re: An Ursula Martinez imitator...

I was in Sydney this week, and saw a vaudeville / circus sort of show called La Soiree at the Sydney Opera House. Sort of a cirque de soleil show, put on by an Australian-based group called La Clique. Anyway, imagine my surprise when I saw that Ursula Martinez was listed as one of the performers. Un...
by David Scollnik
February 10th, 2012, 1:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wayne Dobson has been manipulated
Replies: 105
Views: 24512

Re: Wayne Dobson has been manipulated

So, is the next WPR being conducted soley by Blammo?

If that's the case, I will bet that no colour changing deck type tricks will be reviewed.
by David Scollnik
November 1st, 2011, 11:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dove Banned
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: Dove Banned

A few more details here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.levisparkx.com/tag/bernard-poston/">http://www.levisparkx.com/tag/bernard-poston/</a><!-- m --> "He told a Saint Paul Pioneer Press reporter that he lost the phone number of the untrained employee who offered to take care o...
by David Scollnik
October 13th, 2011, 2:23 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Mexico City
Replies: 13
Views: 2768

Re: Mexico City

I was in Mexico city for a 3 day conference, along with perhaps 100 other people, a few years back. I swear, nearly half of us became ill from the food and / or drink. And most of us were forewarned, and very careful. It was comical how bad it was. I thought I would be okay eating only in good resta...
by David Scollnik
June 30th, 2011, 12:47 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 279624

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

I received a regular edition of the book today, here in Calgary, Canada. Apparently it was shipped to me by DHL. The commercial invoice was dated 6/28/2011 and the contents were described as "Kaufman Book - Trackable Replacement Copies" whatever that means.
by David Scollnik
June 18th, 2011, 7:41 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 279624

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

It's a rotating strike (e.g., city to city). Mail is still going through. Just slower.
by David Scollnik
June 18th, 2011, 5:14 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 279624

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Anyone in Canada receive their copy yet (given the mail strike and all)?
by David Scollnik
June 6th, 2011, 2:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stunt gone Wrong - Atlanta Motor Speedway
Replies: 6
Views: 2152

Re: Stunt gone Wrong - Atlanta Motor Speedway

There's a better video at the bottom of the article at this page:

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/vi ... 0110603-es
by David Scollnik
May 24th, 2011, 2:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richie Magic sets world record
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Richie Magic sets world record

A New York magician lived up to his nickname, "The Human Ashtray," by stuffing a record number of lit cigarettes into his mouth to send an anti-smoking message to children. Richie Magic, 55, of Scarsdale, N.Y. extinguished 70 smokes on his tongue in 60 seconds on May 19, setting a new worl...
by David Scollnik
April 8th, 2011, 1:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 15805

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

I purchased a copy of the book from Mark Lewis directly (from his website). I don't know the fellow, never met him, or talked to him previously. But he was quite the conscientious little book seller, packaged it nicely, sent me an email when it shipped, etc. I have not finished reading the book yet ...
by David Scollnik
April 3rd, 2011, 8:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Pops Corn
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: Criss Angel Pops Corn

Too bad the 'frozen' Orville Redenbacher popcorn was out before David Blaine was doing his own frozen thing. Imagine the commercial tie ins we missed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVV43BB3wiM
by David Scollnik
February 7th, 2011, 2:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Stupidity of Scientists
Replies: 91
Views: 17615

Re: The Stupidity of Scientists

If you recall the Monty Hall door problem, the odds shift in your favor by 50% ( well from 30 to 60 percent to be precise ) when you switch after he shows you one of the three places the prize is not. That reminds me of this quantum con: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080505072755.htm
by David Scollnik
January 30th, 2011, 12:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Homeland Security & Overseas Mail
Replies: 16
Views: 4016

Re: Homeland Security & Overseas Mail

Even just on a micro-level - the bulletin boards are flooded with US customers all claiming non-receipt of merchandise from overseas. The sellers send out a replacement shipment which also gets delayed. Irate buyers get their bank to issue a chargeback for non-receipt - the seller loses not only th...
by David Scollnik
January 27th, 2011, 11:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Book!
Replies: 72
Views: 15805

Re: Mark Lewis Book!

Jolly Roger wrote:I understand that sales are being handled by Snap Illusions. Incidentally, I am still waiting for my free copy that was promised!!! JR

The book is available for purchase on ML's website.
by David Scollnik
December 10th, 2010, 5:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Lecture Cursed by Porn
Replies: 13
Views: 3064

Re: Magic Lecture Cursed by Porn

"Also, should always do a complete walk through of the presentation using the final equipment setup, especially when using a provided computer." I absolutely agree BUT, unfortunately, that is often simply not possible on over crowded campuses with over loaded class rooms and with over book...
by David Scollnik
November 21st, 2010, 8:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 32764

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

Penn's blog post was so long ago, it hardly seems relevant to today's situation (what they are doing now is way beyond what they were doing in 2002). Still, if one reads it then one might as read the follow-up: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.pennandteller.com/03/coolstuff/penniphile/...
by David Scollnik
November 19th, 2010, 12:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 32764

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

I always found it ironic? / curious? / odd? to see stories like that in the Toronto Sun (I am a former Torontonian and used to read the Sun semi-regularly). In this case, the columnist in the article appearing in the Toronto Sun is outraged that someone is objectifying women. But then scroll down to...
by David Scollnik
November 16th, 2010, 4:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 32764

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

Apparently this declaration applies to all countries shipping to the U.S., not JUST Japan: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20101117a5.html">http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ ... 117a5.html</a><!-- m --> However, it also sounds as though these packag...
by David Scollnik
November 16th, 2010, 3:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 32764

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

Drudge is presently linking to a story about the TSA. This one: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Amid-airport-anger_-GOP-takes-aim-at-screening-1576602-108259869.html">http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/polit ... 59869.html</a><!-- m --> Basically, airpor...
by David Scollnik
November 10th, 2010, 2:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fire aboard David Sandy's "Magic Cruise"
Replies: 50
Views: 9316

Re: Fire aboard David Sandy's "Magic Cruise"

Change in plan, according to the latest reports: The ship was moving again Tuesday night after the first of several Mexican tugboats en-route to the stricken liner began pulling it toward San Diego, where it was expected to arrive Thursday night, Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement. The tugboa...
by David Scollnik
October 17th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: CNN: Will Physical Books be Gone in Five Years?
Replies: 21
Views: 3274

Re: CNN: Will Physical Books be Gone in Five Years?

June 30, 1975, issue of BusinessWeek predicts the paperless office by 1990.

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ ... 547942.htm

Still waiting on that.
by David Scollnik
October 17th, 2010, 12:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: November Issue of Genii Features Juan Tamariz!
Replies: 22
Views: 4348

Re: November Issue of Genii Features Juan Tamariz!

Sounds great. Can't wait.
by David Scollnik
October 11th, 2010, 7:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: wyrick 'rips off' harary on ellen
Replies: 90
Views: 17946

Re: wyrick 'rips off' harary on ellen

Re: Ryan Matney "I thought you were required to give your real name when you registered for this forum. I was. So, Richard should know whether that is Wyrick or not." MagicLaw has been posting at the Magic Cafe since Mar 22, 2010. So if he is Wyrick, he really planned this out long in adva...
by David Scollnik
October 5th, 2010, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Just Had a Good Idea for a Trick ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Just Had a Good Idea for a Trick ...

One of the owners of Penguin magic developed / marketed a mentalism trick using lenticular images a year or two back. Unfortunately, I do not recall the name of the effect. Pretty sure no paddle was involved, though. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.dimension-corp.com/clients.htm">http...
by David Scollnik
October 2nd, 2010, 2:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels Running Before Dancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Paul Daniels Running Before Dancing

Too bad the video does not include the interaction with the judges. What was with the 'don't give up your day job tasting sausages' crack to the gay judge Craig Revel Horwood? Apparently, not what it seemed: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/842802-paul-daniels-sausage-ad...
by David Scollnik
October 2nd, 2010, 10:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Daniels Running Before Dancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Paul Daniels Running Before Dancing

It aired this week. Paul Daniels' dancing was not judged as being all that good overall but the host and at least two of the judges seemed very friendly with him, and Daniels appeared to be a fan favorite / popular contestant. The show made the most of his life in magic, and included clips of his pa...
by David Scollnik
September 21st, 2010, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trouble getting on Magic Cafe
Replies: 62
Views: 11851

Re: Trouble getting on Magic Cafe

My earlier hunch (see above) was correct. Direct from the Cafe's Tech Help Area: You were not scammed. The site was temporarily restricted and required a special log in to bypass the restriction. The username and password you entered went nowhere, it was simply checked against the restriction userna...
by David Scollnik
September 21st, 2010, 7:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trouble getting on Magic Cafe
Replies: 62
Views: 11851

Re: Trouble getting on Magic Cafe

Earlier in the day, before there was this popup problem, the pages at the Cafe were being improperly displayed (html code was being displayed, instead of normal page headers and so on). There was also a problem going on with posting new posts. I was assuming (still am until the Cafe says otherwise) ...

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