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by M. Yandorf
August 4th, 2009, 8:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Diagonal Palm Shift
Replies: 18
Views: 4612

Re: Diagonal Palm Shift

Very well done!
by M. Yandorf
July 26th, 2009, 2:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon's Three Shell Game routine
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Dai Vernon's Three Shell Game routine

Do you know for sure if there is such a routine? I don't know if Vernon has a specific routine, but I assume he must have had one. - He carried a, "Three Shell Game" set in his close up case. - He demonstrated the shell game on his 1971 instructional video which seen at the end of the Cer...
by M. Yandorf
July 26th, 2009, 2:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon's Three Shell Game routine
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: Dai Vernon's Three Shell Game routine

Joe Pecore wrote:I believe Vernon teaches the three shell game on the old "Dai Vernon's Secrets of Magic" (with Bruce Cervon) tape.


On the video Vernon demonstrates a, "kick steal" that's all. There's no routine taught.
by M. Yandorf
July 25th, 2009, 8:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon's Three Shell Game routine
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Dai Vernon's Three Shell Game routine

Is there any record of Dai Vernon's routining of the, "Three Shell Game?"

Maybe in one of Cervon's notebooks? Maybe?
by M. Yandorf
July 19th, 2009, 12:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Vernon book, poor indexing
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

Re: New Vernon book, poor indexing

Quick question: was the paper this new compilation printed on the nice glossy paper of the reprint of "The Dai Vernon Book of Magic" or the cheaper paper of the "Malini and his Magic" reprint? The new Vernon compilation is printed on standard white paper. The Malini book re-prin...
by M. Yandorf
July 19th, 2009, 12:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Vernon book, poor indexing
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

Re: New Vernon book, poor indexing

For the complainers on this thread - have you bothered to take your complaints to Louis? Or is complaining on a public forum your only way of doing something? Conjecture of L&L's business practices is worthless without specific insight which no one but Jim Sisti or Steve P. apparently have. Don...
by M. Yandorf
July 19th, 2009, 12:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Vernon book, poor indexing
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

Re: New Vernon book, poor indexing

Bob Farmer wrote:This all suggests that some industrious lad should prepare a small pamphlet which would include and index of the book and a table of contents and a pagination concordance.


It would not work because of the way the book is set up, for example there are seven page 20's.
by M. Yandorf
July 18th, 2009, 12:51 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Vernon book, poor indexing
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

Re: New Vernon book, poor indexing

Jonathan Townsend wrote:I don't understand this commentary about a work that's already published


I hope that my comments may be helpful to:
#1- People who are interested in buying this book.
#2- Publishers who are considering similar projects in the future.

Who knows?
by M. Yandorf
July 17th, 2009, 8:33 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Vernon book, poor indexing
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

Re: New Vernon book, poor indexing

The scrapbook section is fantastic, without a doubt. The photos of Vernon's close up case and the collection of his silhouette cuttings are amazing! I'm just used to books with normal pagination. I guess without normal pagination an index and master table of contents would be impossible which explai...
by M. Yandorf
July 17th, 2009, 12:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Vernon book, poor indexing
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

Re: New Vernon book, poor indexing

I need to qualify my 1st post. First of all... - The book has NO master table of contents. - The book has No index. Some of the individual books retain their original pagination, some do not. There is no overall pagination for the book. For example the last page in the book has a page number of, &qu...
by M. Yandorf
July 17th, 2009, 12:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Vernon book, poor indexing
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

Re: New Vernon book, poor indexing

The book binding is excellent especially for a 2.5" thick book. Excellent quality binding, it lays flat with ease. Did L&L just slap together a bunch of books to make one big one? Yes! But they did more than that... L&L also discontinued some of the individual books. For example L&L...
by M. Yandorf
July 16th, 2009, 9:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: New Vernon book, poor indexing
Replies: 54
Views: 6702

New Vernon book, poor indexing

I just received the new L&L Pub Vernon book, "The Essential Dai Vernon." It's a great, of course but.... The book has no overall table of contents. The book has no index. The table of contents for each section lacks page numbers. For example it reads, "Chapter Five - Three Ball Tr...
by M. Yandorf
July 11th, 2009, 1:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tetra Deck by Magic Makers
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Tetra Deck by Magic Makers

Recently I purchased the "Tetra Deck" by Magic Makers. It's nice, but... It advertises as, "Extra 4 gaff cards included!" <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.magicmakersinc.com/decks/tetradeck.html">http://www.magicmakersinc.com/decks/tetradeck.html</a><!-- m --> ???? ...
by M. Yandorf
July 8th, 2009, 10:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: steve shufton okito coin box
Replies: 13
Views: 2463

Re: steve shufton okito coin box

It's a great box for certain moves, a bad box for other moves. I own it. The pros: The box is noticeably larger than any other Okito box, including the Lassen box. The large-ness gives it increased visibility which means you can work farther away from the spectator. The box's size means the rim of t...
by M. Yandorf
June 26th, 2009, 3:58 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Watch Out for this link: WWW.BIZARREFUN.COM
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: Watch Out for this link: WWW.BIZARREFUN.COM

Yes indeed! After I got my refund from BIZARREFUN.COM I ordered the jumbo coins from that eBay vendor and I had an excellent transaction!
by M. Yandorf
June 25th, 2009, 12:55 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Watch Out for this link: WWW.BIZARREFUN.COM
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Watch Out for this link: WWW.BIZARREFUN.COM

Here's a link to watch out for: http://WWW.BIZARREFUN.COM They sell an enormous selection of Jumbo Coins: http://www.bizarrefun.com/Products%20FAH1800.htm Beware of this vendor! - The vendor did not respond to e-mails about my purchases. - Overcharges for shipping. - The vendor did not ship my items...
by M. Yandorf
June 25th, 2009, 3:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

there are no figures for illegal downloads. Here you go: From the BBC: "An estimated 1.67m people download illegal film or TV files, compared with 570,000 last year, the British Video Association's survey found" "The loss to the UK video industry was calculated as 45m in 2003 DVD sal...
by M. Yandorf
June 24th, 2009, 1:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Don't forget live shows...
There is money to be made by selling CD's, but the real money is in the live shows.

I'm a professional musician and let me tell you the real money is in live shows. I'm happy to give away free CD's it's great promotion.
by M. Yandorf
June 23rd, 2009, 12:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

This is going to be my final post/response about Tower. The wiki quote says it all, and it is footnoted: "Tower Records entered bankruptcy for the first time in 2004. Factors cited were the heavy debt incurred during its aggressive expansion in the 1990s, growing competition from mass discounte...
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 8:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

What do we do to make magic products less attractive to bootleggers Continuing with the music analogy... The band Tool decided to package their CD's with very innovative packaging. One CD has a stereoscope built into the cardboard case. Some of their CD's featured lenticular images on their covers....
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 8:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

So far you've added nothing of value to this discussion. Can we get back on topic? I am trying to show how dangerous bootlegging is to business. I don't want the magic video industry to vanish like the Tower stores did. If people can get the videos for free they will not purchase videos, and publis...
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 7:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Terrence wrote:Here's an interesting cite re Tower and CD prices...




Yes indeed, nine years ago Tower was guilty of price fixing.
No need to worry any more because they have closed all their stores.
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 7:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Jonathan Townsend wrote:One could just as well note that when cigarettes became more expensive Tower Record stores


What?

Tower did not sell ciggarettes.

Tower sold music.
When people figured out how to get free music they stopped purchaing it at Tower.
When Tower stopped selling music it closed.
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 6:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Believe what you want, but I challenge you to find one ipod without bootlegged music on it. I don't understand how bootleg music will help the music industry. I don't understand how bootlegging magic videos will help the magic instructional video industry. When music bootlegs became more popular Tow...
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 5:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Piracy is just another extreme version of the American 'free market' ( if something is cheaper elsewhere, just take advantage of it ????? What? Piracy is not part of the legitimate free market just ask the Somali National Petroleum Company (SNPC). Don't you care if publishers can recoup their costs...
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 4:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Steve Wozniak and Jobs are benefiting from illegal p2p. Citation needed. That's some claim. No citation is need, ask anyone who has an ipod, but if you insist here you go: http://weblog.ipcentral.info/archives/2005/11/ipod_piracy_1.html "The amount of downloading from file-sharing networks is ...
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 4:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Now I ask all you p2p enthusiasts an open question:

How will p2p benefit the magic DVD industry?
Go ahead, support your case. Tell me how bootleging will improve the state of magic instructional videos. I'd really like to know how stealing will help.
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 4:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Evidence that P2P lead to the demise of Tower: Here's a wiki quote: Tower Records entered bankruptcy for the first time in 2004. Factors cited were the heavy debt incurred during its aggressive expansion in the 1990s, growing competition from mass discounters, and internet piracy.[3] Here's another ...
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 4:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

So, piracy of jazz is not to blame for the closure of Tower Records brick and mortar stores. I never said, "piracy of jazz." There is very little jazz piracy especially compared to rock and country. I said: - p2p let to Tower's problems - Tower stores are closed - Blue note, verve, Fantas...
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 3:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

How many ipods would have been sold if people could only PURCHASE music for it?

Steve Wozniak and Jobs are benefiting from illegal p2p.

How many people would purchase Comcast or Fios if not for p2p? Do normal computer users really need 16Mb/s for anything besides downloading massive files?
by M. Yandorf
June 22nd, 2009, 3:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

mrgoat wrote: to blame imagined piracy of jazz music via P2P for the closure of Tower Records is silly at best.


I guess it's a coincidence that as Kazza, Limewire, and torrents increased in popularity Tower went out of business?
by M. Yandorf
June 21st, 2009, 10:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

Tower Records of Northeast Philadelphia also sold Ellusionist decks! This was really cool, because I could simply by a deck with cash, no need for shipping charges and waiting time. And don't forget about damaged cause by shipping and poorly packed items.
by M. Yandorf
June 21st, 2009, 10:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

The Borders jazz selection is nothing compared to what Tower used to stock: lot's of "best of" CD's. It's a real joke. The people who worked at the jazz counter in the 2 stores in Philadelphia were very kind. Brick and mortar stores offer instant gratification for the listener. What could ...
by M. Yandorf
June 21st, 2009, 9:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

I can't help but think of Tower Records. Tower was the only franchise music store to have a substantial jazz department. Best Buy or Walmart have nothing pertaining to substantial jazz. Tower Records was THE place where Blue Note Records, Riverside Records, Atlantic Jazz, Verve Records, ect... could...
by M. Yandorf
June 21st, 2009, 9:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

David Alexander wrote:The fact that Demonoid and Pirate Bay exist to facilitate the "sharing" of copyrighted material seems beyond dispute


Excellent point.
by M. Yandorf
June 21st, 2009, 3:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 102081

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

If one mobster calls another mobster to order a "hit" is the phone company to blame? If Ted Kaczynski sends a bomb through the mail should we prosecute the mailman? Sites like Pirate Bay and Demonoid do not have any files on their servers. They are a conduate to connect people, like the ph...
by M. Yandorf
June 21st, 2009, 3:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ageing Coins with Bleach?
Replies: 15
Views: 8231

Re: Ageing Coins with Bleach?

I just now tried bleach...
It definitely darkened my coin, but it will take a lot trial and error to simulate natural darkening.
by M. Yandorf
June 21st, 2009, 3:13 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What makes a quiet expanded shell?
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

What makes a quiet expanded shell?

From my experience there is one factor that makes a shell quiet, and it's not Teflon tape. I am referring to a normal expanded shell, or a non-expanded shell; sliding half shells (i.e. Slippery Sams) are another story. Anyway... The sound of de-shelling and re-shelling a coin is made from the coin s...
by M. Yandorf
June 16th, 2009, 11:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garicia's magic words, "Blotto Orientales" meaning
Replies: 23
Views: 2502

Re: Frank Garicia's magic words, "Blotto Orientales" meaning

Kent Gunn wrote:"those pushy New York Jews."


It's different because a Jews are not a race, there are white Jews, black Jews, ect... even Chinese Jews. Just ask Michelle Obama her cousin is a Rabbi, Capers Funnye at the Beth Shalom Bnai Zaken Congregation of Chicago, Illinois.
by M. Yandorf
June 15th, 2009, 7:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Giving Garcia and Kaufman proper credit
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Giving Garcia and Kaufman proper credit

My mistake, sorry, the illustrations look very Kaufman-like.

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