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by Richard Kaufman
August 16th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: USPS The Art of Magic Stamps & More

The release at MAGIC Live was done in advance. Everything should be available on the USPS website shortly if not already.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 8:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn Interview on Vulture
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Penn Interview on Vulture

This is a great quote, and not something I've seen discussed before. "What does it say about magic that the two most famous magicians in the country are David Blaine and David Copperfield?" "Penn: First of all, magic is hard and David Blaine and David Copperfield are good at what they...
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 28
Views: 1458

Re: Slydini's material

The Gaetan Bloom version of Slydini's Linking Pins is the best version. By far. It's on the market.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: domino magic
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: domino magic

Tenyo put out a trick called ESP Domino many decades ago. You can find it described in Tenyoism.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 370
Views: 173253

Re: Perverse Magic

Thanks, Jerry! It's been a wonderful contribution to both magic and our Forum.
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: WANTED: Person well versed in Adobe Illustrator who is willing to work quickly
Replies: 0
Views: 275

WANTED: Person well versed in Adobe Illustrator who is willing to work quickly

Looking for someone very conversant with Adobe Illustrator who can work quickly on a secret project. It will be a lot of tedious work that has to be done in a short period of time. The pay won't be worth all of your work, but it's a great project and your name will be on it. Email me at moobooks@ver...
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2018, 3:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Thurston in Smithsonian Article
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Thurston in Smithsonian Article

Thanks for posting. The second bit of video footage is great!
by Richard Kaufman
August 7th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 59
Views: 6214

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

I've had some brief contact with Dave Forrest. He's been having a rough patch for the past year. I can't say more than that, other than to add that he is not engaged in some nefarious plot.
by Richard Kaufman
August 5th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cool Disneyana Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Cool Disneyana Auction

That guy has the greatest Disney theme park collection on earth. Spent a huge amount of money on it.

But not for me. Gave that nasty habit up!
by Richard Kaufman
August 4th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 28
Views: 1458

Re: Slydini's material

performer wrote:Good for him. Can they be examined?


Mark, sometimes you don't know what you're talking about. I did Slydini's pin routine for years. No one ever asked to examine the pins.
by Richard Kaufman
August 4th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Request for MAGIC Live 2018 Updates please

Advanced convention report: The dealer room will be very busy on the first night and less busy thereafter. Friends you meet on the first day or two you will not see again. There are a lot of events on the schedule and some are better than others. One of the two stage shows will be better than the ot...
by Richard Kaufman
August 4th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 28
Views: 1458

Re: Slydini's material

I think some of that stuff later ended up in Chronicles.
by Richard Kaufman
August 1st, 2018, 11:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2021 goes to Canada!
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: FISM 2021 goes to Canada!

John, I believe he's referring to the number of people who have preregistered already.

The Canadian dollar is so weak, that the registration price is probably one of the lowest for a FISM.
by Richard Kaufman
July 31st, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 63
Views: 2740

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

I think Charlie did many Double Lifts. The one he used in life may well not be the one he did on that film.
by Richard Kaufman
July 31st, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Repertoire by Asi Wind
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: Repertoire by Asi Wind

Yes, being reprinted. September or October, perhaps?
by Richard Kaufman
July 31st, 2018, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uppity Vents
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Uppity Vents

In today's New York Times there's an article about a ventriloquist convention in Kentucky. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/arts/vent-haven-ventriloquist-convention.html?hpw&rref=arts&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well The ...
by Richard Kaufman
July 30th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 63
Views: 2740

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

Joe, there are few instances where you can do that kind of separation during most uses of the Elmsley Count.
by Richard Kaufman
July 30th, 2018, 3:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts
Replies: 63
Views: 2740

Re: The Jerx on Natural Double Lifts

It's nonsense. We are not laymen, nor are we pretending to be. Sometimes not understanding what Vernon meant by "be natural" leads to essays like that. No, some laymen don't use their left thumb. We are not laymen. At a bare minimum, we are expert card handlers. So, like a professional dea...
by Richard Kaufman
July 30th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme

No, that is not the impromptu method (and why would it be?).
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB New Stars of Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: WTB New Stars of Magic

Good luck!
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Friedman to Take Over "Magicana" in February 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Jonathan Friedman to Take Over "Magicana" in February 2019

It's a hard job that takes a lot of time. You must remember that "Magicana" used to contain just one trick, and the rest was commentary. When I bought Genii, without thinking I just ported over what I had done for the first years in MAGIC magazine, in my column "Inner Workings." ...
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: The Replete Card Link - Sixten Beme

For those even mildly curious, this is a GREAT effect, and there is an impromptu method included that does not require the you-know-what in order to prepare the cards.
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books by Fox, Tappan, Schlutz, Lorayne, Smith...
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Books by Fox, Tappan, Schlutz, Lorayne, Smith...

The Impostress Princess does not have a dj, so nothing is missing.
by Richard Kaufman
July 29th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: A.Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1731

Re: A.Bandit

The first printing of the book had to be pulled before it was sold because some of the interviews had not been properly edited. Amazon was selling those for a while.
by Richard Kaufman
July 28th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Friedman to Take Over "Magicana" in February 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Jonathan Friedman to Take Over "Magicana" in February 2019

Happy to announce that Jonathan Friedman will be taking the reins of "Magicana" in Genii beginning in February. I want to thank John Guastaferro for doing a great (beyond great) job, and continuing to do a great job through our January issue.
by Richard Kaufman
July 26th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 3-D looking glass for your desk...
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: 3-D looking glass for your desk...

It appears to only show short clips, making it a very expensive toy.
by Richard Kaufman
July 25th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Online mystery tweet
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Genii Online mystery tweet

Change in management.
by Richard Kaufman
July 24th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

refurbia: you've misspelled Annemann's name in your signature.
by Richard Kaufman
July 24th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

I'm sure Criss Angel would come in last! :lol:
by Richard Kaufman
July 24th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

If you are going to enter a competition, you have to steel yourself for both criticism and a losing score, pro or not.
by Richard Kaufman
July 24th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Day Two
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

Re: FISM 2018 - Day Two

Craig does not have to join you as a competitor at FISM in order to have his opinions. He's a tough critic, but a fair one.
Professionals listen or do not listen to criticism, but they never reply to it.
by Richard Kaufman
July 23rd, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6883
Views: 2024401

Re: ERDNASE

I have extremely strong doubts about the unnamed candidate, but I assume eventually he will be named.
by Richard Kaufman
July 23rd, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6883
Views: 2024401

Re: ERDNASE

Perhaps people have just run out of things to write ABOUT ERDNASE.
by Richard Kaufman
July 23rd, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5
Replies: 36
Views: 2959

Re: Penn &Teller: Fool Us Season 5

That was great!
by Richard Kaufman
July 23rd, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 2
Views: 490

The August 2018 Issue of Genii is Now Live Online and On Its Way to Your Mailbox

http://i.imgur.com/8dZ99MQ.jpg This month’s Genii cover story tackles a tricky topic: performance art. Here we are contemplating “A.Bandit,” a duo consisting of Derek DelGaudio and Glenn Kaino. Their works of performance art often involve magic in ways both direct and peripheral. Glenn is a well-kn...
by Richard Kaufman
July 23rd, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Psychology of a Standing Ovation and Little Tricks on it
Replies: 15
Views: 2269

Re: psychology of a standing ovation and little tricks on it

Mark has been removed from this discussion.
by Richard Kaufman
July 23rd, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Psience
Replies: 26
Views: 9908

Re: Psience

After 3 years, Psience has finally come out with its last issue, a bonus for subscribers that is quite good.
It has also been announced that volume 2 is coming.
by Richard Kaufman
July 20th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Original Art by Barry Ross from Now You See it, Now You Don't for Sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Original Art by Barry Ross from Now You See it, Now You Don't for Sale!

I think all of us own and have read Bill Tarr's book Now You See It, Now You Don't!

Barry Ross was a huge influence on my own work as an illustrator.

Barry is now selling all the original artwork from the book.

I bought a piece immediately.

You can, too: https://magicartbarryross.com/
by Richard Kaufman
July 19th, 2018, 9:08 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Cincinnati Kid
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Cincinnati Kid

Ose knew nothing about cheating, and Tony Giorgio couched him throughout.
by Richard Kaufman
July 17th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Doing copper silver transpositions
Replies: 57
Views: 1934

Re: Doing copper silver transpositions

Al, I have no recollection of seeing Super Nova before, but just watched the video. Damn impressive!

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