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by Richard Kaufman
March 17th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Any Blackpool Highlights ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

Re: Any Blackpool Highlights ?

Unbelievable!
by Richard Kaufman
March 16th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 26
Views: 2424

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

There is no "start." That boat sailed long ago.
The internet is the wild west, and that's not going to change anytime soon, if at all.
Mahdi's analysis may be correct, but it's irrelevant to the reality of the situation.
by Richard Kaufman
March 15th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 26
Views: 2424

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

I genuinely don't believe that YouTube is going to sit down with magicians, a tiny group of people. Guns are a huge issue, with millions of people on both sides of the issue. Hundreds of millions. Facebook doesn't give a crap about a group of 10,000 people.
by Richard Kaufman
March 15th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 26
Views: 2424

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

My point is, Mahdi, that there is nothing we can do about it.
by Richard Kaufman
March 15th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 87
Views: 8636

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Stokes, you are not a book publisher. I listed all the people who needed to get paid for work on the Tamariz book in an earlier post. The smaller part of the cost is the printing of the actual book. But you wouldn't know that since you're not a publisher.
by Richard Kaufman
March 15th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 26
Views: 2424

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

Mahdi, and your point is?
by Richard Kaufman
March 14th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Custom Made Gaffed Cards, for as little as $2.50
Replies: 20
Views: 7619

Re: Custom Made Gaffed Cards, for as little as $2.50

Bill, this is an old thread. The post above yours was made in 2010. I think you'll more information if you Google it.
by Richard Kaufman
March 13th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

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. I found the jo...
by Richard Kaufman
March 13th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

So is the term cardwoman not correct? Would a woman find that offensive? Perhaps we should ask a woman. Are there any women here on the forum reading this that would like to have their say? There must be some that read this and shake their heads. The term "cardwoman" is not incorrect, it'...
by Richard Kaufman
March 12th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: WTD: Martin Gardner's Skeleton Key

I believe that is included in my book "Martin Gardner Presents."
by Richard Kaufman
March 9th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Dusheck Passes
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Steve Dusheck Passes

If anyone knew Steve well enough to write an obituary for Genii, I would be glad to receive it.
Contact me at moobooks@verizon.net
by Richard Kaufman
March 8th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

Yes. Deck Set is $170 postpaid in the US
Dollar Decks not sold separately


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by Richard Kaufman
March 8th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Marketing Riddle Magic Book
Replies: 9
Views: 820

Re: Marketing Riddle Magic Book

Give examples!
by Richard Kaufman
March 8th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Re-sale of digital media
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: Re-sale of digital media

You should be able to resell anything you've paid for.
Magic vendors are trying to go streaming only to prevent this.
I won't pay for anything I can't own.
by Richard Kaufman
March 8th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!
Replies: 17
Views: 2669

Re: Set of Four DeLand Decks and Uncut Sheets Now Available: Only 100!

Yes. This morning I received an email from Cartamundi that they are finished and will be shipped to me early next week.
Once they arrive, we have to begin the process of collating the decks and uncut sheets and packing them in tubes.
We will begin mailing as soon as possible.
Thanks for your patience.
by Richard Kaufman
March 7th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

My guess is that Vernon wrote "New York Card Expert" because it sounded impressive to be a card expert in New York.
by Richard Kaufman
March 7th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2771

Re: Not so secret anymore, huh?

Yup, a while book.
by Richard Kaufman
March 7th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Brad, you are being willfully obtuse.
by Richard Kaufman
March 6th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

I AM A CARDMAN.

Now buzz off.

You, Brad, stop yelling please.
by Richard Kaufman
March 6th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Blackface
Replies: 20
Views: 1646

Re: Blackface

Blackface in minstrel shows was a popular form of entertainment. I'm sure some people cringed at the time, but more people seemed to enjoy it.
It is, most certainly, "cringe-inducing" now.
by Richard Kaufman
March 6th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2771

Re: Not so secret anymore, huh?

I think their whole rap about "Magic is dead" is utter bollocks.
by Richard Kaufman
March 6th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steven Youell is in a bad place
Replies: 11
Views: 3226

Re: Steven Youell is in a bad place

I had to ban him from here a few times. Bi-Polar would certainly explain his behavior.
by Richard Kaufman
March 6th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2771

Re: Not so secret anymore, huh?

The members of The 52 are pretty steamed about this. It's supposed to be a secret.
by Richard Kaufman
March 6th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

It is neither inaccurate or irrelevant if it is applied to a man or men.
by Richard Kaufman
March 5th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 87
Views: 8636

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Richard, as I noted earlier there are a lot of fingers in the pie on a book like this that have to be paid.

The printer.
The editor and designer.
The translator.
The artist.
The business.

That's five entities which need to get paid.

No one is making a mint on this book.
by Richard Kaufman
March 5th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

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 . The magic equivalent of "actor" is "magician." There have been mostly "cardmen" and few "cardw...
by Richard Kaufman
March 5th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Academy of Magical Arts Award Nominations for 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Academy of Magical Arts Award Nominations for 2018

Congratulations to the nominees! Winners will be announced on May 4 at the ceremony at The Magic Castle. CLOSE-UP Armando Lucero Bebel Brian Gillis Garrett Thomas Hannibal STAGE Carisa Hendrix (Lucy Darling) Jeff Hobson Lindsay Benner Piff the Magic Dragon Steve Valentine PARLOUR Arthur Trace Chad L...
by Richard Kaufman
March 4th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 179
Views: 47518

Re: The Works

Ted, if you were to count the number of times a well-intentioned person in magic stated they would publish something on such and such date, and was late (sometimes a few years late), it would be a very long list. I would be on that list myself! Generally, I give a pass to people who are late but act...
by Richard Kaufman
March 2nd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor
Replies: 27
Views: 5068

Re: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor

Al, the closest thing to what you're talking about are the old windup decks, or the deck with the reel inside for the Haunted Pack. Jeff Sheridan used to do the latter and it looked great (he did it on the street).

I don't believe anyone is selling or using anything like you are building.
by Richard Kaufman
March 2nd, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2754

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

In at least one instance, DeLand used the name of one of his co-workers at the mint as a company name!
by Richard Kaufman
March 1st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award
Replies: 15
Views: 1493

Re: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award

Most definitely.
by Richard Kaufman
March 1st, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Packet trick creator info requested
Replies: 37
Views: 2754

Re: Packet trick creator info requested

I believe that the first person to recreate "Twisting the Aces" in this manner (rather than a card turning face up, the turned card is shown face down and thus masquerades as all the Aces at different times) is Karl Fulves. It's a rotten idea because the magic which occurs is through infer...
by Richard Kaufman
February 28th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

The word "actress" has fallen out of use. Both male and female are now referred to as "actors."
by Richard Kaufman
February 28th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: A Magic Mount Rushmore?
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: A Magic Mount Rushmore?

I believe a billionaire and about 20 years would be required.

It took 14 years to carve Mt. Rushmore.
by Richard Kaufman
February 27th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Geoff Latta book
Replies: 55
Views: 9667

Re: Geoff Latta book

I have started using O'Keefe's hand stuff. It comes in a green tub or tube. Tom Gagnon turned me on to it and it's great.
by Richard Kaufman
February 27th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 227
Views: 16970

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Derek Dingle referred to himself as a "sleight of hand artist." I believe his business card had that expression printed on it.
by Richard Kaufman
February 27th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTD: The Book of Thirty-One by Toto
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: WTD: The Book of Thirty-One by Toto

Toto is a Japanese magician who has his own magic bar in Tokyo. He works at The Magic Castle once or twice a year.
by Richard Kaufman
February 27th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts
Replies: 40
Views: 3329

Re: Allan Slaight Chair for the Conjuring Arts

It's so easy for an editor to pick a photo that makes a magician look like an idiot. Poor Amos Lefkovitch.
by Richard Kaufman
February 26th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Next Gen Coloring Book?
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Next Gen Coloring Book?

I have that. It's a Bernard Bilis item.

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