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by J-Mac
January 24th, 2020, 11:03 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Help with a recent reference please
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: Help with a recent reference please

Jon Lovick's book "Switch", a comprehensive reference on the $100 bill switch?

Jim McGowan
by J-Mac
June 14th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 30
Views: 6837

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

For triple split coins, Ike and Morgan, Jon Jurney makes excellent ones. https://www.jjmagiccoins.com/

Jim
by J-Mac
March 3rd, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Blackface
Replies: 21
Views: 4317

Re: Blackface

While admittedly offensive in today's world, were these magicians considered offensive in their time? If not then I'm not sure why it's "cringe inducing". If these were done in the present time of course they would be offensive. But if they weren't at that time, then I'm not sure. Anyone k...
by J-Mac
January 6th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sucker Punch Split Issues. Anybody else?
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Sucker Punch Split Issues. Anybody else?

Apply some clear PTFE tape to one side of each split chip. No one can see it but the chips will separate easily. Available at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/CS-Hyde-Optically-Silicone-Adhesive/dp/B000REI90W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546753346&sr=8-1&keywords=cs+hyde+clear+ptfe+tape Jim
by J-Mac
August 4th, 2018, 12:45 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Slydini's material
Replies: 34
Views: 7458

Re: Slydini's material

There is also "The Master of Misdirection" by D. Angelo Ferri (aka Dennis Barlotta).

The book is all on Slydini and is written by a long-time student of his. I believe it is only available as an ebook.

Jim
by J-Mac
August 9th, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your Go to Trick or Routine
Replies: 64
Views: 9087

Re: Your Go to Trick or Routine

Al Schneider's Classic Matrix. Hasn’t let me down yet. :)

Jim McGowan
by J-Mac
May 28th, 2017, 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Two rules I won't violate again
Replies: 6
Views: 2355

Re: Two rules I won't violate again

And I watch the DVDs and/or online videos once, then again while taking detailed notes. Then I use the notes to write up my own "written instructions". Just give me written instructions to start; adding a video or two certainly won't hurt as supplements, but I do wish that written instruct...
by J-Mac
August 23rd, 2016, 12:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardtoon - magic exposure
Replies: 33
Views: 6534

Re: Cardtoon - magic exposure

Sad to say, but as soon as someone puts their magic knowledge on the market for sale, it is exposed for all time. And there is no way around that. Just perform your magic well and entertain the heck out of your audiences and that is about the best you can do. But you're not going to stop the exposur...
by J-Mac
May 6th, 2016, 6:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 52
Views: 15916

Re: Laypeople

I generally use the term, "spectators".

Jim
by J-Mac
May 6th, 2016, 12:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 52
Views: 15916

Re: Laypeople

Unsuspecting victims... :twisted:

Jim
by J-Mac
April 15th, 2016, 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14986

Re: This Wonderful Forum!

Dougini wrote:I love this place! All my favorite people are here! Mark Lewis, Jim Riser, and others long banned from The Cafe. Everything works great now! Great job Richard!

Doug

Hi Doug. Did you go and get yourself banned too?

Jim
by J-Mac
March 21st, 2016, 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14986

Re: This New Blue Board

Thanks Richard.

Jim
by J-Mac
March 21st, 2016, 10:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14986

Re: This New Blue Board

No, all cookies are accepted. Weird!

Jim
by J-Mac
March 21st, 2016, 1:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14986

Re: This New Blue Board

One small annoyance I am seeing here is that I am logged out each time I close the browser (Firefox). Have to login again every day.

Anyone else seeing this?

Jim
by J-Mac
February 23rd, 2016, 2:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thumb Tip Magic
Replies: 13
Views: 10166

Re: Thumb Tip Magic

"Steve Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic" has mostly uncommon uses of thumb tips. Buy about a gross of them 'cause you'll be cutting a lot of them up.

Jim
by J-Mac
October 27th, 2015, 12:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Coin Routines
Replies: 115
Views: 27471

Re: Favorite Coin Routines

I thought I deleted that. How were you able to access it? For the record that little idea comes from an old Sphinx idea but resurrected in "The Magician's Handbook by Robert Parrish". It does make the move twice as deceptive. I think you should keep the left hand still rather than move it...
by J-Mac
October 25th, 2015, 1:40 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Ten Years ... !
Replies: 14
Views: 12470

Re: Ten Years ... !

Congratulations Dustin, and thank you for your writing. Keep it coming!

Jim McGowan
by J-Mac
October 23rd, 2015, 1:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Coin Routines
Replies: 115
Views: 27471

Re: Favorite Coin Routines

performer, I'm interested in that "tiny simple thing". Please do tell.

Thanks!

Jim
by J-Mac
July 4th, 2015, 12:27 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Buddy Ebsen's French Drop
Replies: 9
Views: 2725

Re: Buddy Ebsen's French Drop

Don’t know where Val Kilmer might have picked that up, but I believe that Ricky Jay and Michael Weber were consultants on "The Prestige".

Jim
by J-Mac
July 3rd, 2015, 11:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin Board
Replies: 23
Views: 10512

Re: Coin Board

Just ordered two of the quarter size at Midwest Magic using the link provided above by John Dale.

Thanks John!

Jim
by J-Mac
June 22nd, 2015, 1:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM vs RUSSIA
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: FISM vs RUSSIA

The Facebook link in the original post is now dead, but I found this page which is basically a letter to FISM members from "Mikhail Izotov", whoever he is.

http://maginventions.com/dear-the-members-of-fism/

Jim
by J-Mac
June 22nd, 2015, 1:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Manicures?
Replies: 9
Views: 2475

Re: Manicures?

Hey Chas, care to name these expensive tools?

Jim
by J-Mac
December 27th, 2014, 12:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New
Replies: 20
Views: 6861

Re: The Real Secrets Team Returns with Something New

I received the email today also. Would be nice to know at least who is releasing them. From the description in the email, they could be very nice, and then again they could be something less. Hard to tell based on info provided.

Jim
by J-Mac
November 24th, 2014, 1:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic and a Philadelphia Eagle Player
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Magic and a Philadelphia Eagle Player

Yes, there has been at least one other posting here about Jon's story, which is both inspiring and sad at the same time. I don’t know if you have ever seen Jon perform but he is quite good in my opinion. I've seen him perform some impromptu close-up magic, and I also saw him do a show for some kids ...
by J-Mac
November 22nd, 2014, 2:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Was not sure where to post
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: Was not sure where to post

Hey Tony!

Would that be a M_F_ - related haunting?

Jim
by J-Mac
October 5th, 2014, 3:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Readers
Replies: 18
Views: 3498

Re: 34 Years of Back Issues Uploaded for Digital Genii Reade

Excellent news about the accelerated uploading of the older issues!

Thanks!

Jim
by J-Mac
September 16th, 2014, 2:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died
Replies: 16
Views: 5731

Re: Harry Lorayne's Wife Rene has Died

Condolences Harry. So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Jim McGowan
by J-Mac
July 1st, 2014, 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Perfect Retention
Replies: 56
Views: 10096

Re: The Perfect Retention

It's not a vanish... It's a simple false transfer. If you perform just that move as a vanish you're not doing anyone any good. Like any False Transfer it should be done as naturally and inconspicuously as possible so as to not draw attention to it. The vanish is what happens AFTER the false transfer...
by J-Mac
June 26th, 2014, 1:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 21043

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

You probably have, but since I was logging in to the Windows PC version using a Password Manager I didn't realize I was logging in (successfully) with my Ask Alexander username instead. On the Android I had to actually look it up in LastPass and only then noticed that it was filling in the username!...
by J-Mac
June 25th, 2014, 11:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 21043

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

I just tried the Android app earlier today. Besides the search problem and general slowness already mentioned, I noticed that you must use your email and not the username you created for Ask Alexander. Doesn’t tell you that; it just doesn’t accept the username.

Thank you.

Jim
by J-Mac
June 18th, 2014, 1:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 21043

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

Chris Aguilar wrote:
J-Mac wrote:How do I get to the issues from 1951 through 2012?

Thank you.

Jim

Richard has already noted that the other issues are in process of being uploaded.


OK - Thanks Chris. I didn't see that comment. Good to hear though. :)

Jim
by J-Mac
June 17th, 2014, 11:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 21043

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

All seems OK for me using Firefox on a Windows 7x64 box. However I am not seeing some issues. E.g., I see all of 2013 and 2014, but then nothing going back until 1950. Then I see all of the 1950 and prior issues.

How do I get to the issues from 1951 through 2012?

Thank you.

Jim
by J-Mac
May 29th, 2014, 10:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Freak Out?
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Freak Out?

Shattered, thanks for the link.

Jim
by J-Mac
May 29th, 2014, 1:28 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: A Note from Stereo about his Tenyo Blog
Replies: 23
Views: 8242

Re: A Note from Stereo about his Tenyo Blog

I don’t know how long this page will stay up, but for what it's worth here's the available webcache version in Google: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?num=100&newwindow=1&safe=off&site=&source=hp&q=cache%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.themagiccafe.com%2Fforums%2Fviewtopic.php%3F...
by J-Mac
March 1st, 2014, 2:07 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: The Badger
Replies: 8
Views: 8290

Re: The Badger

I have two of Tony's Badger wallets. While I am currently enjoying a few of his newer creations, the Badger is by far Tony's greatest wallet. LePaul feature, Mullica insert, special leather with a unique quality that makes using the Mullica feature a whole new and delightful experience. I have a gra...
by J-Mac
February 25th, 2014, 4:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Email
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Real Secrets Email

I just received an email from Real Secrets with a couple attachments.

Oddly the email is identical to one I received in August 2013 with the same attachments. Anyone else get this?

Thank you.

Jim
by J-Mac
February 23rd, 2014, 12:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: News Flash: Derek Lever has Banned Himself from Blackpool
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: News Flash: Derek Lever has Banned Himself from Blackpoo

Sure would be nice!

Of course we'd need a link to confirm. ;)

Jim
by J-Mac
February 23rd, 2014, 12:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Innercircle
Replies: 16
Views: 3129

Re: Innercircle

Mesika did not register "Loops" with the Copyright office. He did obtain a trademark for Loops. (As John Sigma mentioned above a few days ago). Here's a link to the trademark. http://www.trademarken.com/trademark/77978815?i=LOOPS-Yigal_Mesika And, yes, he does apparently go after folks who...
by J-Mac
February 12th, 2014, 1:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Aldo Colombini Suffers Catastrophic Stroke
Replies: 31
Views: 8823

Re: Aldo Colombini Suffers Catastrophic Stroke

Very sad news. My prayers are with you Also and Rachel.

Jim McGowan
by J-Mac
January 7th, 2014, 1:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RED by Craig Petty
Replies: 79
Views: 16827

Re: RED by Craig Petty

Just FYI, permission is never required in the US to record telephone conversations. (Exception for law enforcement) Only notification. If the party on the other end is notified about the recording they might say "you don’t have my permission" but that means nothing; if you don’t wish to be...

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