Search found 3892 matches

by erdnasephile
January 18th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Roth's Slot Box Out In Out please
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Help with Roth's Slot Box Out In Out please

In a complete 180 from Alfred's excellent question in another thread, I have a question about a routine that uses the antithesis of an ordinary object. That is: Roth's Slot Box version of Out In Out. If you have some facility with this routine and would be willing to entertain a technical question, ...
by erdnasephile
January 13th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Something GREAT Coming from Al Schneider
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Something GREAT Coming from Al Schneider

Richard Kaufman wrote:Yes, Al always provides a video.


Awesome! :D
by erdnasephile
January 12th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: Untouched

Thanks for the reference, Evan. Also, Q, thanks for the Paul Green tip--just looked up the routine--I actually like it a little better than Daryl's. It needs another prop at the end, but Ted Lesley (and others) have created a more innocent looking one that I think would be even better than Paul's or...
by erdnasephile
January 12th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Something GREAT Coming from Al Schneider
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Something GREAT Coming from Al Schneider

Sounds exciting! Will there be a video of the routine in the digital issue? (I hope so---I love to be fooled before reading the articles!)
by erdnasephile
January 12th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: Untouched

I dug out my notes: I saw him do this in a lecture in June, 1988 in St. Louis. From the Den Haag lecture notes: " There was a time when this was the effect I would teach laymen who expressed a real interest in learning how to do a trick. I don't do this any more, because I have since come to th...
by erdnasephile
January 11th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: Untouched

The most common way I've seen people blow this type of effect is by showing their thinking. That is: the one hitch in Daryl's routine is the occasional need to do a card displacement, which isn't always dealt with well by inexperienced performers. (In a lecture one time, Daryl said that if it happe...
by erdnasephile
January 11th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: GeniiOnline is BACK and Online!
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: GeniiOnline is BACK and Online!

Mr. Ross: Thanks! I was just about to ask a woodworker friend of mine to see if he could carve one of these.
by erdnasephile
January 11th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 1500

Re: Untouched

The most common way I've seen people blow this type of effect is by showing their thinking. That is: the one hitch in Daryl's routine is the occasional need to do a card displacement, which isn't always dealt with well by inexperienced performers. (In a lecture one time, Daryl said that if it happen...
by erdnasephile
January 10th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?
Replies: 20
Views: 534

Re: What magical demonstrations have truly impressed you?

Richard Turner from a distance of about 3 feet.
by erdnasephile
January 9th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

In Jennings' chosen specialty, close-up card magic, the person I always think of when talking about being "ahead" is Brother John Hamman. I remember almost laughing out loud myself when he announced with a sly grin that the effect he just smoked us all with was actually set up about 20 min...
by erdnasephile
January 9th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great list of books
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Great list of books

Hello! Just sent you an email regarding purchasing

The Complete Walton Volume 1 (2012)

Thanks!
by erdnasephile
January 8th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen
Replies: 44
Views: 1429

Re: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen



Thanks for posting! That's a free download of the method as well! Cool!
by erdnasephile
January 7th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen
Replies: 44
Views: 1429

Re: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen

Wasn't Weber the first person to demonstrate a practical solution to the boomerang band effect? (i.e., I thought the method published in Magicana was non-viable, and Weber figured out a way to actually do it). Possible source: An Omni magazine profile of Weber.
by erdnasephile
January 7th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: http://www.airshipmagic.com/ CHEATERS??
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: http://www.airshipmagic.com/ CHEATERS??

Is this the person to whom you are referring? https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/vie ... pic=670660

I think his company is also on ebay if you wish to contact him by alternative means:

https://www.ebay.com/usr/mjj_magic_mfg? ... 7675.l2559
by erdnasephile
January 6th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Masked Singer Magic connection
Replies: 0
Views: 149

The Masked Singer Magic connection

The very first singer ("The Peacock") on the premiere of the new show, "The Masked Singer" has a magic connection...

https://www.fox.com/watch/54074345bfce9 ... fb673a41a/
by erdnasephile
January 6th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Glasgow Connection
Replies: 28
Views: 1361

Re: The Glasgow Connection

Back on point: Thank you, Matt for the plug. Mr. McColl's push-through really looks good and I'm going to acquire a copy.
by erdnasephile
January 6th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Glasgow Connection
Replies: 28
Views: 1361

Re: The Glasgow Connection

I can't help but wonder why there is such a dichotomy between people in Britain and Holland, on one hand, and Canadians, on the other. .. It would appear to be something cultural or societal. But what accounts for those differences, I have no idea. Could be good grist for a Sociology study or thesi...
by erdnasephile
January 5th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 173
Views: 44495

Re: The Works

Thanks!
by erdnasephile
January 4th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 173
Views: 44495

Re: The Works

I noticed there was no ad for the next effect included this time. Does this mean it's the final issue? (I seem to recall somewhere the number '18' issues promised?)
by erdnasephile
January 1st, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

Thanks--that makes perfect sense.

I just read a rather well-thought out essay on the subject by David Malek in one of his recent books. I'm thinking I may have to change my views.
by erdnasephile
January 1st, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy New Year Fellow Forumites!
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Happy New Year Fellow Forumites!

Happy New Year! Stay safe, everybody!
by erdnasephile
January 1st, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: 2018 In Review

Dustin:
I always look forward to this and it's a particularly special treat this year because I'm awake all night at work and this is a welcome respite indeed.

Thanks again for the perfect New Year's gift to all of us!

Bravo, Sir!
by erdnasephile
December 31st, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Koran Medallion & Modern Medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: The Koran Medallion & Modern Medicine?

It is an intriguing idea, but with greatest respect, my answer would have to be No. Based on my first-hand experiences this week, I can personally verify that there are at least 3 people who will see the New Year who otherwise would not have because their condition was cured. No linguistic trickery ...
by erdnasephile
December 31st, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

Bob: Technically that should be: "Rubber cement thinner is the way to solvent".
by erdnasephile
December 31st, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

With regards to the above question about differences in the older USPCC cards, Jason England has a great article in MAGIC (in 2000, I think) with regards to USPCC that includes various facts/myths about their playing card history and manufacture. Of note, he quotes Richard Turner as stating one part...
by erdnasephile
December 31st, 2018, 3:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Dealt" on Netflix in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: "Dealt" on Netflix in UK

My sis tells me she saw it about a month ago on Netflix US.
by erdnasephile
December 31st, 2018, 2:30 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

Jason: Do you give away the deck at the end of shows? I know that Darwin Ortiz has written about that strategem and I've tried it a couple of times, but I'm not sure if it made any difference or not in the minds of the spectators. Also, I've stuck with Bikes forever because of 1) force of habit 2) a...
by erdnasephile
December 31st, 2018, 3:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

Bob Farmer wrote:Have you tried rubber cement thinner to remove the seal? I find it works with a lot of sticky stuff.


I'll give that a try--thanks!

(One thing which works well on other stickers--but not this one--is hitting the sticker with the hot air from a hair dryer).
by erdnasephile
December 30th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 28
Views: 1378

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

Since Jason asked: I also favor the Turner Bikes--I find push off DL's easier to do with them and the decks feel substantial. (I thought i was the only one who spent time eliminating that sticker--until I figured out it's easier just to change out the box for shows ;) ). However, the Bike Elites are...
by erdnasephile
December 28th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What did you receive for the holidays?
Replies: 9
Views: 630

Re: What did you receive for the holidays?

Joe Lyons wrote:Santa brought Game Changer by Jason Ladanye, which is a beautiful book, but the best present was the self-purchased Deluxe Deland book which arrived on Christmas Eve.


Yep...those presents are often the most fun! ;)
(My "From Me...to Me" gift this year was the Ousterling box set)
by erdnasephile
December 27th, 2018, 11:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What did you receive for the holidays?
Replies: 9
Views: 630

What did you receive for the holidays?

Santa brought me the Dani da Ortiz DVD set, Here and Now. Haven't cracked it open yet, but it looks cool.

What'd you get?
by erdnasephile
December 27th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Searching for Stephen Minch
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Searching for Stephen Minch

Thanks, Richard---sending email now.
Appreciate it very much!
by erdnasephile
December 27th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Searching for Stephen Minch
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Searching for Stephen Minch

Hello: I had a question about a routine from Vanni Bossi's book and am trying to locate an email from Stephen Minch to ask a question. (I'm a longtime customer of Hermetic Press, but that email is understandably out of date). If you have his current email and you would be willing to forward a short ...
by erdnasephile
December 26th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Denny Haney is seriously ill
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: Denny Haney is seriously ill

I'm going to give this thread a bump. If you haven't yet, you may wish to please consider giving Denny a hand with a real tough situation if you are able to do so: https://www.gofundme.com/denney-haney-magic-man-mentor-needs-your-magic Although I will likely never meet him face to face, I feel like ...
by erdnasephile
December 26th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pete Biro - R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Pete Biro - R.I.P.

Very sad. I used to enjoy reading his column, "The Reel Work", and he had some great props with Joe Porper and RP Wilson. My favorite story was how he nailed Johnny Thompson with his version of Card in Balloon.
by erdnasephile
December 25th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: From All of Us at Genii, To All of You, Merry Christmas!
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: From All of Us at Genii, To All of You, Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Richard! Thanks for making this forum possible and for the great publications!
by erdnasephile
December 25th, 2018, 10:58 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merry Christmas to Genii Forumites!
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Merry Christmas to Genii Forumites!

To you and yours, a very merry Christmas! Hope Santa brought you something magical!
by erdnasephile
December 22nd, 2018, 10:54 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?
Replies: 28
Views: 1892

Re: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?

With respect, often the desire to inspect can be mitigated by strong, entertaining and deceptive presentations (sometimes helped along by the impression of skill and competence). I have some experience performing for the science types. I've found the former is essential in being successful with them...

Go to advanced search