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by Edward Pungot
October 30th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Strange Power
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Strange Power

And Other Problems for Magicians by Jim Steinmeyer Including "The Dog & The Hoop" A Lecture on Inspirations and New Ideas in Conjuring The Dog & the Hoop The Stapled Card * Lessons With Napkins Frozen Confetti Voodoo Economics Expecting a Coincidence Strange Power The Five Senses P...
by Edward Pungot
October 29th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Three-faced
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Three-faced

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Funny thing is that if you lift your hand and other people look they might see a different coin :)


A Chinese coin would be funny.
Or a huge block of ice on the table under a hat.
by Edward Pungot
October 29th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Three-faced
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Three-faced

Revision: The final resting position of the coin on the hand or the table is finalized. The eyes are just there to confirm the outcome. The superposition is simply a temporary state in the mind until an observation is made. Gravity has the final say.
by Edward Pungot
October 28th, 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Three-faced
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Three-faced

It's interesting that when in flight the coin is literally in a superposition state and remains so theoretically until the observer looks.

What if you don't look?
by Edward Pungot
October 26th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Steinmeyer in Popular Mechanics
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Steinmeyer in Popular Mechanics

It's raining cats and dogs. Curious Impuzzibilities https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S29351 Virtual Impuzzibilities https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S29946 The current issue of Penguin Magic Monthly (Sept. 2020) has a nice bonus insert utilizing two loyalty cards based on an effect in Curious Impuzzibil...
by Edward Pungot
October 20th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Last Magic Trick of Orson Welles
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: The Last Magic Trick of Orson Welles

My first but by no means last encounter with Orson Welles was on the I Love Lucy show where he did the Broom Suspension with Lucy. I grew up watching all those episodes on television. And of all those morning and afternoon reruns, the one that had a lasting imprint on my young mind was the Orson spe...
by Edward Pungot
October 19th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pieces of Strange
Replies: 25
Views: 3052

Re: Pieces of Strange

The copyright clause is the trickiest part with Weber material.
by Edward Pungot
October 19th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pieces of Strange
Replies: 25
Views: 3052

Re: Pieces of Strange

Sorry for "shouting." Just copy and pasted.
The patter would have to be tweaked a bit.
by Edward Pungot
October 19th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pieces of Strange
Replies: 25
Views: 3052

Re: Pieces of Strange

HIDING THE ELEPHANT: HOW MAGICIANS INVENTED THE IMPOSSIBLE AND LEARNED TO DISAPPEAR
by Edward Pungot
October 19th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pieces of Strange
Replies: 25
Views: 3052

Re: Pieces of Strange

Strange Secrets (p.17)
+
Curious Impuzzibilities (p.19)
by Edward Pungot
October 19th, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Amusing Slydini
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Amusing Slydini

by Edward Pungot
October 17th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 194
Views: 96606

Re: The Works

A Lubor Lens can be placed in front of the Tower Suites card without taking any extra wallet space. The two fit snugly together. A bit of lateral thinking hijacking by way of the lenticular lens: If you wear eyeglasses, the arm of the frame can be balanced over the middle phalanges of the fingers of...
by Edward Pungot
October 14th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Another magic and Psychology article but this time... animal psych,
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: Another magic and Psychology article but this time... animal psych,

No one talks about the "rights" of plants and trees. They have their alkaloids in their defense against magic books and playing cards. I guess it pays to be at the top of the food chain.
by Edward Pungot
October 13th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 194
Views: 96606

Re: The Works

Suite Life Addendum
B-Side: Girl w/ a Pearl Earring
(Address/Zip/Tel.)
Beauty/Familiarity/Mystery
(Tracy Chevalier)
by Edward Pungot
October 11th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Interview
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Copperfield Interview

With Jeff McBride, Lawrence Hass, & Tobias Beckwith (Sept. 14, 2020)
https://vimeopro.com/user21422866/msmc-482
by Edward Pungot
September 29th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?
Replies: 89
Views: 4171

Re: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?

Tape the crib within the pages of Magic for Dummies for easy reference.

Then toss them a rubber banded one-way deck.
by Edward Pungot
September 29th, 2020, 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7655
Views: 2376555

Re: ERDNASE

It must be interesting flipping through a familiar text in a foreign language. It's like watching a foreign film without the subtitles. The brain reverts back to a childlike state of wonder.
by Edward Pungot
September 28th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?
Replies: 89
Views: 4171

Re: Is Persi Diaconis Having Us On?

Bob Farmer wrote:Alternate methods for doing this not using the Diaconis stack do not advance the solution, unfortunately.


But it does help take the blinders off the workhorse.

Ed Marlo's "A Miracle With Cards"
(Ibidem No.8. p.147).
by Edward Pungot
September 27th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kind of negative, but here it is.
Replies: 17
Views: 2033

Re: Kind of negative, but here it is.

Death is the great equalizer.
If it's any consolation, we all make it into the obituaries. Mortality is the deadline to procrastination.

Imagine the state of magic 1000 years from now. If you can manage the quantum leap and report back to us, you'll have a cover story worthy of our attention.
by Edward Pungot
September 12th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: More on Bob Cassidy
Replies: 17
Views: 9288

Re: More on Bob Cassidy

The author of Sherlock Holmes was a fairy and a temporary friend of Houdini.
by Edward Pungot
September 6th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Thoughts On the Concept of Time in Magic
Replies: 25
Views: 1192

Re: Thoughts On the Concept of Time in Magic

Regarding the Walton/Freeman "Time Trick." Check out the Nov. 2000 Michael Skinner issue in Genii Magazine. On page 25 you will find "Skinner's Time Trick Finesse" where the concept of the extended pause is mentioned, along with other presentational considerations such as how Ski...
by Edward Pungot
September 6th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Thoughts On the Concept of Time in Magic
Replies: 25
Views: 1192

Re: Thoughts On the Concept of Time in Magic

Jon Racherbaumer has a compilation manuscript on time related effects available as a PDF download at lybrary.com titled Timely Trickery (2018). Jon sweeps the magical literature with an emphasis on card tricks, including historical non-card precursors such as the one already cited by Bruce Elliott (...
by Edward Pungot
September 5th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Thoughts On the Concept of Time in Magic
Replies: 25
Views: 1192

Re: Thoughts On the Concept of Time in Magic

There are youtube clips floating around of Asian magicians doing non-linear close-up card tricks. They have a surreal, aesthetically pleasing quality about them. Tom Stone posted a few of these clips many years ago on his facebook page. Jerry Sadowitz published his "Backward Card Trick" in...
by Edward Pungot
September 1st, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Amazing Geometric Vanish - MAGIC magazine
Replies: 20
Views: 32024

Re: Amazing Geometric Vanish - MAGIC magazine

Dollar Bill Geometric Vanish http://celebrationofmind.org/assets/dollar-bill-geometric-vanish-with-Martin-Gardner.pdf How to Perform https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=RQrgkwc4H7Q Math Behind the Magic https://youtu.be/ijTdRBK_wX4 Geometric Vanishes https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-h0A...
by Edward Pungot
August 25th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2443

Re: 3MW

Long Walks + Podcast + WWWD?

I guess it would be like taking an hour long stroll along the beach while listening to an engaging conversation about a topic that interests you.
by Edward Pungot
August 25th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3MW
Replies: 36
Views: 2443

3MW

Part 1 https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/magic-from/episode-61-a-conversation-oAcGNgR5dMb/ Part 2 https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/magic-from/episode-62-a-conversation--7Q4DuibKc6/ Part 3 https://www.listennotes.com/fr/podcasts/magic-from/episode-63-a-conversation-vS9CWcPE3hX/
by Edward Pungot
August 24th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: A question about Michael Skinner's Notebooks

Nine effects from the repertoire of Michael Skinner. Forward by John Carney.
https://www.lybrary.com/the-magic-of-michael-skinner-p-922211.html
by Edward Pungot
August 23rd, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rubinstein -OR- Giacomo?
Replies: 16
Views: 1920

Re: Rubinstein -OR- Giacomo?

Yes
by Edward Pungot
August 23rd, 2020, 12:33 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Stephen King on Propless Mentalism
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Stephen King on Propless Mentalism

"Casting Out Nines" (in disguise) with Remainder 8 Martin Gardner Translation "If all the digits in a given number are added, then the digits in the sum added, and this continued until only a single digit remains, that digit is known as the digital root of the original number." &...
by Edward Pungot
August 21st, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Stephen King on Propless Mentalism
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Stephen King on Propless Mentalism

Magic of 8 Martin Gardner 1. Write down a number. 2. Write down 8. 3. Multiply the first number by 8. ------------------------------------------------------- 4. Add the three numbers together. 5. Sum the digits until you have a one digit number. Explanation Arthur Benjamin 1. P 2. 8 3. 8P ----------...
by Edward Pungot
August 20th, 2020, 1:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool US
Replies: 136
Views: 9877

Re: Fool US

by Edward Pungot
August 18th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Stephen King on Propless Mentalism
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Stephen King on Propless Mentalism

Excerpt from Stephen King's
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
New York: Pocket Books, 2000.

http://www2.southeastern.edu/Academics/Faculty/scraig/king.html
by Edward Pungot
August 6th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Carl Rosini Card Transposition
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Carl Rosini Card Transposition

Jim Steinmeyer has a few nice presentational and management touches that gives a justification for the prop in conjunction with the cards. It can be found in his lecture notes Artificial conclusions . It's item number 7 in the notes: "the allergic Card trick." With the current restrictions...
by Edward Pungot
August 3rd, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic at wakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Magic at wakes?

WWJD?
by Edward Pungot
August 3rd, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: "Primes"
Replies: 29
Views: 1509

Re: "Primes"

The academic paradigm and that of magicians are so fundamentally different from each other. Analog (continuous) vs Digital (discrete) Magic Rainbow vs Unweaving the Rainbow Waves vs 0110010 It's like the old saying about comedy: When you dissect it, the magic dies. But there is also magic to be fou...

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