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by Jonathan Arturo
February 15th, 2010, 8:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon
Replies: 44
Views: 7330

Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Perhaps Kevin Bacon can give up the tile to his famous game and call it the 6 degrees of Criss Angel
by Jonathan Arturo
February 15th, 2010, 8:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon
Replies: 44
Views: 7330

Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Richard Kaufman wrote:No, and I assume you mean the wrestlers, right?


That is correct, I know his acting skills are on par with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Macho Man, etc. He should fit right in!
But then again that might be insulting the acting careers of some of the wrestlers.
by Jonathan Arturo
February 15th, 2010, 6:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon
Replies: 44
Views: 7330

Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Do you think that Angel can hang with the acting talents of the Raw stars.
by Jonathan Arturo
January 15th, 2010, 10:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Fitch/ Kohler holdout
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Fitch/ Kohler holdout

Does anyone use a kohler holdout, I am thinking about getting my hands on one. I was hoping that someone can give me any draw backs or benefits of using one. I am more concerned with any drawbacks. I use a a holdout for quite a bit of my walk around work, I believe it is the Jack Miller type, and I ...
by Jonathan Arturo
January 9th, 2010, 5:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite table openers
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Favorite table openers

One of the things I have found hard to come up with are ways to open at a table in my walk around work. I have used many of the standard approaches such as asking if they dropped a coin purse and pulling a wand from inside, asking if they dropped this knife on the floor, etc. So I was thinking that ...
by Jonathan Arturo
January 3rd, 2010, 7:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: To wand or not to wand?
Replies: 52
Views: 7410

Re: To wand or not to wand?

So has this topic switched to using a pointer as a magic wand? I guess I can see that I am sure many of have used a Sharpie or a pen. So that is one vote for the wand based on the fact that it is a pointer and not the typical magic wand...,right? I hope my joking sarcasm did translate through this p...
by Jonathan Arturo
January 3rd, 2010, 1:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: To wand or not to wand?
Replies: 52
Views: 7410

Re: To wand or not to wand?

Being a fan of the use of the wand myself I found your story quite humerous myself. The magic wand is so imbedded in the image of what a "magician" is it almost seems as if its a badge not unlike a police officer would carry. One good aspect about a wand is that if you really want to peopl...
by Jonathan Arturo
December 29th, 2009, 8:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Most Powerful Card Tricks
Replies: 27
Views: 5756

Re: Most Powerful Card Tricks

I have one I would like to add, it is an effect called Premonition Outdone. I don't know who it is by but it is very strong!
by Jonathan Arturo
December 24th, 2009, 10:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Magic Menu
Replies: 185
Views: 39429

Re: The Magic Menu

Magic menu
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....I know oh great here we go again, just kidding!

I am a fan of the original and am sure the new will be every bit as good!
by Jonathan Arturo
December 24th, 2009, 9:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best "card to wallet" wallet???
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Best "card to wallet" wallet???

One of the first card to wallet ideas I used before I could buy one of those top end models was a simple double back card. Hmmm...maybe I should go back to that routine!
by Jonathan Arturo
December 22nd, 2009, 7:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best "card to wallet" wallet???
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Best "card to wallet" wallet???

I know that The Swoppper by T.A. Waters is not a card to wallet in its truest form but it has some very good ideas. It can be used for a a very good card to wallet routine inspite of this!
by Jonathan Arturo
December 14th, 2009, 6:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cascade Control
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Re: Cascade Control

Card Finesse' II has a very good description of the mechanics of the move. This is where I learned it from. It is really a strange type of thing just as I was about to throw in the towel on learning this move (I guess maybe saying throw the deck is a better visual of my frustration) It started to f...
by Jonathan Arturo
December 7th, 2009, 7:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cascade Control
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Re: Cascade Control

No I have not I have heard of them but really never checked their stuff out.
by Jonathan Arturo
December 4th, 2009, 9:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tango Ultimate Coins
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

Re: Tango Ultimate Coins

Thank you for the advice I will try a set!
by Jonathan Arturo
December 4th, 2009, 9:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cascade Control
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Cascade Control

I have recently began working on a cascade control from Charlie Miller. I am finding a challenge, which is nice! Sometimes it is great to find a move you have to work hard to get right. I think in this case it will pay off vastly! I was hoping perhaps there were others that do it and could give me s...
by Jonathan Arturo
November 23rd, 2009, 5:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A bit more formal introduction.
Replies: 54
Views: 7364

Re: A bit more formal introduction.

I have purchased many of their products. All of them were great quality, and some very original material as well. The service I recieved from them was better than most companies I have done business with. I had a problem downloading one of the instant downloads (it was an issue on my end) within 20 ...
by Jonathan Arturo
November 14th, 2009, 6:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Staple Trick Goes Wrong
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: Staple Trick Goes Wrong

I wonder if it still the "staple" of her act today. oooh that was bad!
by Jonathan Arturo
November 13th, 2009, 10:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It's Not Magic, But...
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: It's Not Magic, But...

My kids love the show, my youngest loved the Henning episode. (definatly one of the greats)
by Jonathan Arturo
November 11th, 2009, 10:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: You only had 5 minutes...What do you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 3503

Re: You only had 5 minutes...What do you do?

Cups and Balls! It encompasses every type of effect possible vanishes, productions, transpositions, etc!
by Jonathan Arturo
November 11th, 2009, 8:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Looking for collectable cups
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Looking for collectable cups

I am looking for places where I can buy collector sets of cups and balls. Not so much impossible to find sets. I am looking for Charlie Miller's, but what I would really like to find is a set of Camirand cups which are in good shape. I do not need them to have balls I am looking for just the cups.
by Jonathan Arturo
October 30th, 2009, 8:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tango Ultimate Coins
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

Tango Ultimate Coins

I am concidering getting a set of the Tango Ultimate coins. I was wondering about some reviews from people who have them. It is a toss up between that and The Illusion Coins. Could anyone give me some thoughts on the two sets so I can make up my mind as to which I should get. I do not want anything ...
by Jonathan Arturo
October 29th, 2009, 5:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Only one trick for the rest of your life!
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Only one trick for the rest of your life!

I want to thank you all for indulging me with the only one book for the rest of your life question. I would like to know now if it could only be one trick (routine, etc.)for the rest of your life what would it be? I would like to narrow this down a bit, I would like to see everyone select one from s...
by Jonathan Arturo
October 29th, 2009, 5:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best "card to wallet" wallet???
Replies: 29
Views: 7434

Re: Best "card to wallet" wallet???

On the subject of envelopes over wallet I have used that idea as well with the twist from Paul Harris (or at least it is from one of his books)using the brown paper bag. It is a very simuliar idea but with a single bag. I do have to say that The "Leveridge Wallet" is clever as well. Here i...
by Jonathan Arturo
October 29th, 2009, 5:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fred Kaps RARE VIDEO cups and balls
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

Re: Fred Kaps RARE VIDEO cups and balls

Brilliant, I loved it thanks for the post.
by Jonathan Arturo
October 26th, 2009, 8:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: If you could only perform from one book for the rest of your life
Replies: 22
Views: 3840

If you could only perform from one book for the rest of your life

I am trying to start a bit of fun with this post. I am hoping it does not turn philosophical. If you could only perform magic from one book, what book would you choose? For me I would have to say Stars of Magic! I know this is a stranded on a desert island question, but I am curiuos what others woul...
by Jonathan Arturo
October 26th, 2009, 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great wands!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Great wands!!

Great tip thanks
by Jonathan Arturo
October 26th, 2009, 7:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: I would like to introduce myself
Replies: 2
Views: 760

I would like to introduce myself

Hello I could not find a place to introduce myself so I just decided to do it here. Hello my name is Jonathan I am a close-up magician and have been for a little over 22 years. I hope to talk to many of you on the forum here!

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