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by RogueMD
October 27th, 2010, 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Undergound?
Replies: 72
Views: 14667

Re: The Undergound?

Interesting discussion. I read somewhere the recommendation that for every "new" book you buy, go back and re-read (or read!) TWO "old" books you already have. I'm sorry I don't recall who wrote that (I "thought" it was Darwin Ortiz, but in light of the present discussi...
by RogueMD
January 14th, 2010, 8:08 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Martin Nash DVDs
Replies: 15
Views: 4858

Re: Martin Nash DVDs

This is a re release of VHS originally produced by Videonics begin of the 80' and the 3 DVD's include the 6 original VHS. What I find specially interesting in the original Videonics production is that they did not choose for the now traditional format: trick/explanation/trick... Here you see the co...
by RogueMD
September 16th, 2008, 12:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling
Replies: 79
Views: 8829

Re: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling

David Thomas wrote:Alright Michael, you keep worshiping Harry and Richard in the mean time, OK? Do you know everything Michael? No, you don't, so please stop posting ignorant comments that no one pays attention to.


Not a problem MR. Thomas...my point has been made.

Michael
by RogueMD
September 15th, 2008, 11:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling
Replies: 79
Views: 8829

Re: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling

[/quote- David Thomas] ...we all have different opinions on things...[/quote] Not all opinions are created equal. The weight of an opinion is based on the strength of the expertise. Harry Loraine and Richard Kaufman have extra-ordinary expertise in these matters...as do many others. Knowing that you...
by RogueMD
September 15th, 2008, 6:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling
Replies: 79
Views: 8829

Re: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling

Of course I also knew everything when I was 14.

It took me many years to forget it all...

Michael
by RogueMD
August 30th, 2008, 9:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Can someone explain to me what is the effect of Joe Karson's world fastest card trick?
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: Can someone explain to me what is the effect of Joe Carson's world fastest card trick?

Jonathan Townsend wrote: pack? There seem to be two items around using that name.


At least two is right. I believe Eugene Burger also has an effect by the same name. I'm not familiar with Joe Carson's effect.

Michael
by RogueMD
August 23rd, 2008, 9:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Tons of DVDs - Almost all are new/sealed
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Re: FSH: Tons of DVDs - Almost all are new/sealed

Hi James.
I'll take the Gazzo Cups and Balls DVD if still available.
Thanks
Michael
by RogueMD
August 22nd, 2008, 8:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carney Workshop in Los Angeles
Replies: 7
Views: 1304

Re: Carney Workshop in Los Angeles

Please Mr Carney...
Consider doing this Workshop on the East Coast...please...!
I know Virginia is very hospitable...;)
Just thinking out loud.
Michael
by RogueMD
August 11th, 2008, 9:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

"Chameleon Sandwich" by Doug Conn.
I open one of my sets with this AWESOME effect!

Michael
by RogueMD
July 30th, 2008, 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Free e-book of Expert at the Card Table for You
Replies: 38
Views: 24416

Re: Free e-book of Expert at the Card Table for You

Wonderful!
Thank you Richard.

Michael
by RogueMD
July 29th, 2008, 10:32 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Loomis/Riser Micro Chop Cups and Routine
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: Loomis/Riser Micro Chop Cups and Routine

Richard Kaufman wrote:I'll second Glenn's endorsement of Riser's new punch gimmick. :)


I have his "old" punch gimmick which didn't really leave anything to be desired; what are the changes with the "new" gimmick?

Michael
by RogueMD
July 8th, 2008, 5:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Tommy Wonders- Ring, Watch and Wallet-Mint, New in box F/S on eBay
Replies: 37
Views: 8117

Re: Tommy Wonders- Ring, Watch and Wallet-Mint, New in box F/S on eBay

I have been following this thread with a great deal of interest as Tommy Wonder happens to be my all time favorite magician. With regards to his props from his books; I never considered building some of the more elaborate effects simply because I don't have the "know-how" and presumably, t...
by RogueMD
July 5th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: August Issue of Genii Will Be Late
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Re: August Issue of Genii Will Be Late

Sorry for your loss Richard.

Thanks for posting the information.

Michael
by RogueMD
July 5th, 2008, 11:34 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 37290

Re: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman

As a practical matter, books are MUCH more convenient as well. Using the proverbial "desert island" scenario...DVDs wont get you very far...one trick or not. I happen to be a bibliophile and so am naturally prejudiced in such matters; non withstanding, magic "BOOKS" will always b...
by RogueMD
July 1st, 2008, 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Coin Gaffs
Replies: 18
Views: 3157

Re: Coin Gaffs

I would add another vote for Todd; though I dont have the specific gaff you refer to, I have several other items made by him.
As mrgoat says..."Class work"!
Michael
by RogueMD
June 26th, 2008, 3:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card/Coin Magician - Not BEST, but most INNOVATIVE ???
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: Card/Coin Magician - Not BEST, but most INNOVATIVE ???

Gaetan Bloom may fit your requirements.

Michael
by RogueMD
June 21st, 2008, 5:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Gazzo Street Cups (and more)
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: FS: Gazzo Street Cups (and more)

Hi John-

I'll take these if still available!

Michael
by RogueMD
June 3rd, 2008, 7:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Floating the [censored] Dolls
Replies: 52
Views: 6186

Re: Floating the [censored] Dolls

Now, can we get back to the Dolls? Yes indeed! My wife and I were actually very impressed with Kim...there was a lot more to her than initially met the eye! My wife was impressed with her "chutzpah" and she really seemed to be a "genuine" person...glad to see she was that way wi...
by RogueMD
June 3rd, 2008, 5:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Floating the [censored] Dolls
Replies: 52
Views: 6186

Re: Floating the [censored] Dolls

Kudos go out to Todd for his floating [censored] and his wonderful books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obviously some individual who became lost on his way to the Magic Cafe. Finis. Ok...that me made me laugh! I hope this forum remains large enough for divergent opinions...tho...
by RogueMD
June 2nd, 2008, 7:49 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Reduction and Blatant Bonus offer
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: Reduction and Blatant Bonus offer

Otherwisethe Doctor and his nurse will send this freakishly stunning coin set to a unique place where all beautiful coins can live together in peace and harmonya plastic tub in my garage. [image]http://uhhuhokay.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/tzcoins1.jpg[/image] Cue "The Twilight Zone" musi...
by RogueMD
June 1st, 2008, 10:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Biro's birthday!
Replies: 13
Views: 1936

Re: Biro's birthday!

Boldog szletsnapot! (Happy Birthday)

Michael

(PS. I hope "Biro" is Hungarian...)
by RogueMD
May 31st, 2008, 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who is wesley james
Replies: 139
Views: 36842

Re: who is wesley james

"Justices cited a 1940 ruling that said someone couldn't be convicted of aggravated robbery while trying to recover gambling losses."

Sounds like a law that needs to be changed...

Michael
by RogueMD
May 28th, 2008, 9:38 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Good Venues for Close-up magic lectures
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Re: Good Venues for Close-up magic lectures

Mr Kosby-

Sorry I cant comment on the question you posed but I wanted to say how awesome it is to see you here on this forum!

I am definitely a "fan" of your work and would travel quite far to see your lecture. Do you have an itinerary?

Thank you...and welcome!
Michael
by RogueMD
May 28th, 2008, 9:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gaffed To The Hilt Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 2675

Re: Gaffed To The Hilt Cards

Neil Lester made mine...highly recommended!

http://www.cardsbymartin.com/

Michael
by RogueMD
May 22nd, 2008, 4:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Replies: 57
Views: 6857

Re: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Good to hear, Richard.

With it being the 4th film... I was a bit apprehensive.

RogueMD
by RogueMD
May 22nd, 2008, 11:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Out of Position Elmsley Count(OPEC)
Replies: 19
Views: 3225

Re: Out of Position Elmsley Count(OPEC)

Richard Kaufman wrote:I've never used an OPEC count and never written up a trick requiring it. Is it widely used?


Not sure if it is widely used...it also appears in Randy Wakeman's books.

RogueMD
by RogueMD
May 22nd, 2008, 10:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Out of Position Elmsley Count(OPEC)
Replies: 19
Views: 3225

Re: Out of Position Elmsley Count(OPEC)

Marlo Magazine Vol. 3 (if memory serves) is the first reference along with its first application.

RogueMD
by RogueMD
May 22nd, 2008, 9:04 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Out of Position Elmsley Count(OPEC)
Replies: 19
Views: 3225

Re: Out of Position Elmsley Count(OPEC)

Thank you for sharing.
Was there a question in there?
RogueMD
by RogueMD
May 20th, 2008, 5:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books For Sale - Elmsley, Daryl, Dingle, Ortiz, Jennings, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Re: Books For Sale - Elmsley, Daryl, Dingle, Ortiz, Jennings, etc

Hi Adrian-

I would be interested in both the Mendoza books and the Daryl Ambitious Card Omnibus if still available.
Let me know.
Thanks.
RogueMD
by RogueMD
May 18th, 2008, 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who is wesley james
Replies: 139
Views: 36842

Re: who is wesley james

The OP did not ASK for advice on what books to start with or how to study anything but by implication, Erdnase; his agenda is his own. He asked a straightforward question about a DVD set and whether he should buy it over another. With respect to him and his intelligence, that is the question that sh...
by RogueMD
May 17th, 2008, 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who is wesley james
Replies: 139
Views: 36842

Re: who is wesley james

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by RogueMD
May 16th, 2008, 4:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!
Replies: 42
Views: 5851

Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Mazal tov, Richard!
I always hated counting tricks anyways....
Have a great birthday!
Michael
by RogueMD
May 16th, 2008, 3:17 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Jack Parker Reloaded
Replies: 7
Views: 3650

Re: Jack Parker Reloaded

Jack Parker is the Man! So many wonderful ideas. On in and under is one of my favs. Agreed.. his "angled-after burner" sleight has lots of applications, one i use a lot.. I believe Jason Alford should be credited with this sleight...Jack liked the move and found many applications in diffe...
by RogueMD
May 7th, 2008, 8:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rudy Coby is back
Replies: 78
Views: 14497

Re: Rudy Coby is back

Great to see such a tremendous talent "back in the fold" so to speak! One of the two best memories I have of my membership at the Magic Castle was being selected to "assist" Rudy Coby on-stage during one of his performances...I laughed so hard my eyes were tearing...so impressive...
by RogueMD
April 22nd, 2008, 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 28
Views: 6108

Re: Penumbra

I didn't know that Richard....
That gives me new insight into Michael Ammar's character.
Thanks for the history.
Michael
by RogueMD
April 22nd, 2008, 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 28
Views: 6108

Re: Penumbra

Win indeed!
Any time you have something new from Ernest Earick it is a very good thing.
Oh yeah...and all those other cool guys...to numerous to name!
Michael
by RogueMD
April 21st, 2008, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic of Japan
Replies: 11
Views: 2868

Re: Magic of Japan

Charles-
well done again...you continue to set the bar higher and higher for the performance of close-up magic.
Thank you.
Michael
by RogueMD
April 6th, 2008, 9:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Poor Charlie
Replies: 18
Views: 3924

Re: Poor Charlie

Tomas-

Thank you for your kind offer...PM sent.

Gary-

Definitely interested...PM also sent.

Michael
by RogueMD
March 31st, 2008, 7:53 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: For the collectors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: For the collectors?

I know you are bidding on this Mr. Stone so, out of respect to you, I will be refraining from bidding on this auction.
(But there are 7 more in existance...I make no more promises...!)
Michael

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