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by AMcD
May 29th, 2015, 4:14 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 214
Views: 143931

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

French, Serbian? Geez, now it becomes interesting :D
by AMcD
May 14th, 2014, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 158
Views: 35702

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

Well, welcome to the club I'd say! I've been banned myself several times from the MC but I think I hold a few records of the kind. - Been banned without posting! This is top of the top if you ask me. - Banned after been insulted (and heavily, with a lot of profanity!)... without me answering! - Stil...
by AMcD
May 14th, 2014, 2:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stevens Control
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: Stevens Control

Hi all. I just ran across this thread (no one told me it existed and I don't visit genii on a frequent basis), therefore, sorry for the late answer. 1. As I don't explain/detail on the video which technique I use, I don't know how David can infer I'm incorrect. Above all, considering the speed I'm s...
by AMcD
September 26th, 2013, 11:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...
Replies: 15
Views: 3459

Re: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...

I didn't mean card tricks in cheating book, I meant stand up stuff in a table book. The tricks to be performed at the table make sense, the ones that have to be done standing up don't fit "Expert at the CARD TABLE". Nice point. Never thought about that! I don't know when Vernon's evangeli...
by AMcD
September 26th, 2013, 10:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...
Replies: 15
Views: 3459

Re: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...

Why?

Because he knew a book about sleight of hand techniques devoted to card cheating only wouldn't sell. Therefore, he asked someone to write a Legerdemain part.

It didn't work either though. Until Dai Vernon shows up.
by AMcD
September 26th, 2013, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...
Replies: 15
Views: 3459

Re: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...

Some people are easily intrigued. I was just sharing an idea. I don't clearly see the need to bring me down a peg. @Bill Mullins. Thanks for your comments. I would be the first to admit that Ritter being ERDNASE because same introductory words in both works and heavily borrowings in other parts is ...
by AMcD
September 24th, 2013, 11:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...
Replies: 15
Views: 3459

Re: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...

@Bill Thanks for your comments. I agree the style of writing is quite different. That said, I don't know if you write a lot, but it's not that difficult to use different styles, it just requires practice. I couldn't do it in English, because it's only my third language and my commandment is poor, bu...
by AMcD
September 23rd, 2013, 11:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...
Replies: 15
Views: 3459

An Intriguing Fact Involving ERDNASE...

http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/temp/aifie.pdf

Just asking, don't start a war :-).
by AMcD
October 8th, 2012, 4:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A new Arcanum volume...
Replies: 0
Views: 616

A new Arcanum volume...

Hi all, I just realized I didn't warn Genii members about the release of the second volume of my series which occurred... 2 months ago! It is quite unforgivable because the first volume brought me many customers from this place. Some of them, registered to other places, have already contacted me tho...
by AMcD
June 1st, 2012, 1:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has the Real Work on John Scarne's Ace Cutting Been Tipped?
Replies: 30
Views: 5492

Re: Has the Real Work on John Scarne's Ace Cutting Been Tipped?

@jonathan,

I asked it publicly because that kind of question may be of interest for many people. I'm certainly not the only one interested by Richard's version of John Scarne's famous routine/act.

Unfortunately, like several other billions of people, I don't live in the USA.
by AMcD
June 1st, 2012, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has the Real Work on John Scarne's Ace Cutting Been Tipped?
Replies: 30
Views: 5492

Re: Has the Real Work on John Scarne's Ace Cutting Been Tipped?

I perfectly get your point, but maybe the cause is the way you plan to spread your pamphlet itself :).
by AMcD
May 31st, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has the Real Work on John Scarne's Ace Cutting Been Tipped?
Replies: 30
Views: 5492

Re: Has the Real Work on John Scarne's Ace Cutting Been Tipped?

Hi Richard,

Unfortunately not everyone can be a "Genii Convention registrant". Any possibility to get your method though?
by AMcD
May 31st, 2012, 9:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has the Real Work on John Scarne's Ace Cutting Been Tipped?
Replies: 30
Views: 5492

Re: Has the Real Work on John Scarne's Ace Cutting Been Tipped?

Assuming the descriptions in various places (Fulves' booklets, Scarne on Cards, etc.) it might be possible that he was merely blocking-off the aces. Thing is that routines are rarely what people who witnesse them claim they are. Was really the routine done how it's been described? Same for "Gam...
by AMcD
June 29th, 2011, 12:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Faro tools online
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Faro tools online

Hi all. I put online several "tools" that many faro fans may find interesting. It's an experimental page always <under construction> by nature :). I know I must add comments, help, etc. I'll do that in the future. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/code/main....
by AMcD
June 13th, 2011, 12:05 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Booklet about Riffle and Faro Stacking for Texas Hold'Em
Replies: 0
Views: 680

Booklet about Riffle and Faro Stacking for Texas Hold'Em

Hi all. After a long wait, I recently published a booklet I named "Riffle and Faro Stacking for Texas Hold'Em". It's the first volume of a series, called Arcanum, I intend to write about the moves in use around the card tables. It's 67 pages, metal binding, very good paper, etc. As a priva...
by AMcD
September 20th, 2010, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls

Well,

What about a small one about Dai Vernon?

http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/code/main.php?p=6194000
by AMcD
September 6th, 2010, 8:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls

Thanks. Some have reached 38/40, it's pretty impressive because it's not really an easy quiz... BTW, other quizzes there: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/code/main.php?p=6100000">http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/code/main.php?p=6100000</a><!-- m --> Thanks for playing!
by AMcD
September 6th, 2010, 6:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls

Yes, French. Nobody's perfect :-).

I suppose some 's are "too much"... I'd be pleased to have a good English used in the quizzes. If something is unmistakable or really hard to grasp, can you tell me?

Cordially.
by AMcD
September 6th, 2010, 5:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

Re: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls

Well, here's another one, about... Erdnase!

http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/code/main.php?p=6193000

Good luck to all!
by AMcD
August 4th, 2009, 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2450290

Re: ERDNASE

I was talking about MY thinking (about the small hands)... Your idea is just great.
by AMcD
August 4th, 2009, 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2450290

Re: ERDNASE

I don't know if such a thinking is of any value but looking at the whole set of drawings it appears that small hands have been depicted. The vast majority of figures show small hands. I've got very long fingers and I can assure you the pictures won't look the same as Smith's ones if my hands were us...
by AMcD
August 3rd, 2009, 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7734
Views: 2450290

Re: ERDNASE

Hi all. Well, to me, basically, the fact that tracking back who Erdnase was has produced no convincing or definitive evidence for one century shows that simplicity and obviousness should be avoided at all cost. This "affair" is likely to be more complicated than many think. See, about me, ...
by AMcD
July 6th, 2009, 3:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls
Replies: 8
Views: 2017

A small card magic quiz for you boys and girls

Hi all.

Dunno if it's the right place but if you have somme minutes to kill, here's a small quiz about card magic:

http://www.arnoldmcdonald.org/en/code/i ... ?p=6190000

Enjoy.
by AMcD
June 12th, 2009, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 105044

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

Well, downloading is bad, but to me the worst of all that buzz are kids explaining, unveiling, exposing and killing Magic on youtube. I can't count how many time I've been desirous to strangle one of these young morons. I don't understand their purpose. They download? Why not (many reasons bout that...

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