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by Richard Kaufman
February 22nd, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rachel Colombini
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Rachel Colombini

She's most definitely not dead. I spoke with several people who saw her, and I saw the photograph firsthand.
by Richard Kaufman
February 22nd, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

More Genii Speaks video is not up yet.
by Richard Kaufman
February 22nd, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

Of course it's subjective, but it's still an excellent guideline. By the way, this is what Karl Fulves wrote in Methods with Cards (1975): In putting together the routines and ideas that go into the making of these manuscripts, the intent is to strive for novelty of effect, method or handling. Yes,...
by Richard Kaufman
February 22nd, 2018, 2:35 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

Every "requirement" in this rule is subjective, and thus has no substantive meaning. Each of these items is subjective (that is, based upon an individual's opinion): 1. Different from what has come before. 2. To the extent that it resembles any previous tricks, it should be superior to the...
by Richard Kaufman
February 22nd, 2018, 11:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 7
Views: 221

The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

http://i.imgur.com/3uapwWH.jpg The March issue of Genii is now live online and in the mail. In addition to all 80 years of Genii, we now offer all 25 years of MAGIC magazine in our online digital archive. A mere $35 will buy a digital subscription that will now officially take you the rest of your ...
by Richard Kaufman
February 21st, 2018, 11:04 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Darwin's Rules (?)
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Darwin's Rules (?)

And the so-called requirement is nonsense.
by Richard Kaufman
February 21st, 2018, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Videos in the March Issue Now Live
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Videos in the March Issue Now Live

Just got back from a week in England last night, so just managed to get all but one of the videos in the March issue embedded a few minutes ago. They are all live now except for Genii Speaks, and the Genii will not Speak until tomorrow because I have three hours in the dentist chair this afternoon!
by Richard Kaufman
February 13th, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Lawyers specializing in the public domain?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Lawyers specializing in the public domain?

Anything prior to 1923 is public domain.
You can do searches online back to a certain year, for the rest you have to go to the copyright office and do the search in person.
by Richard Kaufman
February 11th, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Chinese Bit
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: The Chinese Bit

I don't know how many times we have to repeat this, but tricks are ideas and they cannot be copyrighted. Only the written, photographed, or videoed expression of the trick may be copyrighted. So, there is no copyright to own in order to make a trick. A company might say they own the "rights&quo...
by Richard Kaufman
February 11th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

The issue with the bra trick is not that it shows a bra, but that it is embarrassing to the female volunteer. Ditto for the version with panties. There are times when I know the trick will go over well. I had a friend who was one act in a drag show. You knew it was going to be a crazy crowd. So I su...
by Richard Kaufman
February 11th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Is this our Randy Pitchford?
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Is this our Randy Pitchford?

Randy is the CEO of Gearbox Software. They make video games, including Duke Nukem, Borderlands, and others.
by Richard Kaufman
February 9th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

Look it up: Teatro Zinzanni.
by Richard Kaufman
February 9th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Roy Walton
Replies: 44
Views: 10195

Re: Roy Walton

The one time I went to Glasgow Roy was not at the shop!

I later met him in 1997, I think, when we both were awarded fellowships at the AMA Awards Banquet. We were seated together and did a few things under the table. He was extremely modest and BOY OH BOY was he incredibly good with cards.
by Richard Kaufman
February 9th, 2018, 10:34 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Voronin what a wonderful comedy act!

He also likes to do the bra trick ... er, he used to like to do the bra trick.
by Richard Kaufman
February 9th, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini Decks Now Available
Replies: 14
Views: 1094

Re: Cardini Decks Now Available

Yes, times have changed.
by Richard Kaufman
February 9th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini Decks Now Available
Replies: 14
Views: 1094

Cardini Decks Now Available

A joint project between Art of Play and Pitchford Entertainment, Media, and Magic, only 2,500 beautiful replicas (in poker size) of Cardini's cards have been reproduced and are available here for only $15 a deck.
https://www.artofplay.com/collections/p ... /peau-doux
by Richard Kaufman
February 8th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

If the MAGIC tab appears and disappears, then they must be working on it.
by Richard Kaufman
February 8th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 20460

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

I did not say that it wouldn't be a while, merely that he was back at work on it.
by Richard Kaufman
February 8th, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

Just looked on my iPad. All issues of MAGIC are there (except for a few) and all open with no problem. I just about 25 random issues from different years.
by Richard Kaufman
February 7th, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Corner Rounder Playing Card Gambling Cheating
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Corner Rounder Playing Card Gambling Cheating

Does that mean you can use it for cheating in "dead" games?
by Richard Kaufman
February 7th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

How odd. MAGIC is no longer showing up on my browser either.

The issues of MAGIC are all there in the App. Go to the three dots in the black bar at the bottom right. Tap that. At the top you will see a drop down menu to chose either Genii or MAGIC.
by Richard Kaufman
February 7th, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 20
Views: 1118

Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

Just a note to let all Genii readers know that we have finally, after many delays beyond my control, have almost all 25 years of MAGIC magazine live in our archive. Enjoy and subscribe.
www.geniimagazine.com
by Richard Kaufman
February 6th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Legends weren't flawless...
Replies: 135
Views: 15851

Re: The Legends weren't flawless...

I personally have not seen a Walton handling that starts with two un-torn cards.
by Richard Kaufman
February 6th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: U.F. Grant - a creative genius!
Replies: 55
Views: 2287

Re: U.F. Grant - a creative genius!

Bob, is that the trick which can only be performed by a virile man?
by Richard Kaufman
February 5th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electronic Book [Reference] Burning
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Electronic Book [Reference] Burning

I'm trying awfully hard to figure out what a "Magical Horse****" is!
by Richard Kaufman
February 4th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A beginners guide to the Blackpool Magic Convention
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: A beginners guide to the Blackpool Magic Convention

An excellent article with the most important details. The Genii will be there!
by Richard Kaufman
February 4th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Future of Magic Collectibles?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: The Future of Magic Collectibles?

Here's what it will look like: packed in crates and boxes in an offsite facility, seen by no one. Museums can only afford to keep a tiny percentage of their holdings of fine art on display, so what do you think would happen with magic? At least with David's museum, a visit can sometimes be arranged....
by Richard Kaufman
February 4th, 2018, 1:25 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Future of Magic Collectibles?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: The Future of Magic Collectibles?

David has not "hoarded an inconceivable amount of unique items." He does not "hoard." "Inconceivable" means that the amount cannot be counted or understood, which is false. Plenty of people go to David's museum. David is far from the only person with a large collection ...
by Richard Kaufman
February 4th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 20460

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

David is currently back at work on Vol.2 of the Vernon bio.
by Richard Kaufman
February 2nd, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 20460

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

Both books are in process. I believe they have already been written.
by Richard Kaufman
January 31st, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Coin Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: Coin Magic

All I can tell you is that neither is a first edition. That one had a white dj and black cloth.
by Richard Kaufman
January 30th, 2018, 11:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 5542
Views: 1946972

Re: ERDNASE

I'm sorry, but if you are going to present someone as a candidate to have been S.W. Erdnase, then you're going to have to CONVINCE a lot of people. That's part of the deal.
by Richard Kaufman
January 29th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Coin Magic
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: Coin Magic

White dustjacket precedes red dustjacket.
by Richard Kaufman
January 26th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz
Replies: 40
Views: 19088

Re: THE CRIMP, Jerry Sadowitz

Jerry is a mentally ill idiot. Your description of the issue of The Crimp he had with him at International Magic is reason enough to consider him a tasteless fool.
by Richard Kaufman
January 24th, 2018, 2:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 35
Views: 3668

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

That sounds good, Dominic. I hope we can get a copy for review in Genii.

Just remembered that I have two more books scheduled for release this year. One is a very exciting project from a "name" that I can't reveal yet. The second is a book of original packet tricks by Hideo Kato.
by Richard Kaufman
January 23rd, 2018, 10:25 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Please allow issues to be grouped by year
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: Please allow issues to be grouped by year

There's no way I can change that. Sorry!
by Richard Kaufman
January 21st, 2018, 4:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: February Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

He's not dancing, more bobbing as if looking around in the forest for guys with torches. Have you seen "Bride of Frankenstein" recently? I highly recommend it.
by Richard Kaufman
January 20th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The New Houdini Chronology (Wild About Harry)
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: The New Houdini Chronology (Wild About Harry)

What a massive project? Do you think you'll ever fill in all the years?

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