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by Edward Pungot
February 9th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DVD Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: DVD Sale

Ox-tail Special
5 for $33 post paid

"It's much like riding an ox in search of the ox."
--Po-chang
by Edward Pungot
January 22nd, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Mark Wilson
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Re: RIP Mark Wilson

I met Larry Jennings that night, and mustered up the courage to do a trick for him at the bar. It's an old packet trick called "You must Have Been Drinking." I doubt it fooled him, but he said he liked it and that he’d never seen it. I love that trick, and still perform it to this day. Th...
by Edward Pungot
January 22nd, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Mark Wilson
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Re: RIP Mark Wilson

I remember being around 9 years old visiting family in the Philippines and watching reruns of the Magic Circus on some obscure Filipino television station on hot, humid, summer afternoons. Fast-forward back to the temperate states to my early teens, and I receive my junior membership card in the mai...
by Edward Pungot
January 18th, 2021, 12:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DVD Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: DVD Sale

strangeness minus 3
Fiedler DVD has already been sold along with F for Fake and the Bob White DVD. thanks.
by Edward Pungot
January 17th, 2021, 8:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: DVD Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 431

DVD Sale

All Prices Include Media Mail Shipping Within the United States Via PayPal $6 Each Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. 2-Disc Widescreen Edition. 2004. Director: Alfonso Cuarón. Music by John Williams. Physical Magic Consultant: Paul Kieve. The Illusionist. 2006. Director: Neil Burger. Music b...
by Edward Pungot
January 3rd, 2021, 7:47 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Tony DeLap: A Retrospective
Replies: 0
Views: 826

Tony DeLap: A Retrospective

by Edward Pungot
January 3rd, 2021, 7:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Faro trick suggestions?
Replies: 47
Views: 2872

Re: Faro trick suggestions?

by Edward Pungot
December 4th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Probabilistic Combinatorics
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Probabilistic Combinatorics

What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear 2006 Michael Starbird https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/what-are-the-chances-probability-made-clear.html Discrete Mathematics 2009 Arthur Benjamin https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/discrete-mathematics.html Math & Magic 2018 Arthur Benjami...
by Edward Pungot
December 4th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Probabilistic Combinatorics
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Probabilistic Combinatorics

The Mathematics of Making a Mess
(an introduction to random walk on groups)
10.13.2020 Persi Diaconis
https://math.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/seminars/ps/index?action=show&id=5928?action=show&id=5928&lang=en
by Edward Pungot
November 25th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii
Replies: 14
Views: 1814

Re: Here's Johnny (Carney) on the December Issue of Genii

The magic word is levity.
I see it as a very clever book test and play on words. John is the master of the light-hearted approach. Looking forward to the new book.

https://carneymagic.com/product/sleights-and-insights/
by Edward Pungot
November 21st, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Probabilistic Combinatorics
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Probabilistic Combinatorics

A COURSE ON PROBABILISTIC COMBINATORICS 09.25.2020 Persi Diaconis [ see abstract ] http://pco20.combgeo.org/schedule/ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ant5nK18HqM http://pco20.combgeo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Diaconiis_Slides_1.pdf http://pco20.combgeo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Diaconis_Slid...
by Edward Pungot
November 17th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic City
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Magic City

I've been there a couple of times with a magician friend of mine in person (pre-covid). He let us rummage through his old inventory. Although he doesn't carry any new items. If you live around the area (Paramount,CA) I think you're better off going in person as the owner's online catalog isn't compl...
by Edward Pungot
November 17th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Genii Magazine May 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: WTB: Genii Magazine May 2020

Go-To Genii Back-Issue Mark-Down Sites https://www.penguinmagic.com/s/Genii+magazine https://www.mjmmagic.com/store/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=Genii+magazine (I think what Jack was trying to say is the one you REALLY want is the Vanish Magic Ma...
by Edward Pungot
November 15th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 199
Views: 104163

Re: The Works

Personally, I don't care much for the zodiac mystery. I'm more of a Murakami fan myself. What I've done instead is replace the Sunday astrology section of the crosswords page with a picture of an old typewriter with a white coffee mug with black coffee set to the right of it. The typewriter has a wh...
by Edward Pungot
November 8th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 199
Views: 104163

Re: The Works

Edit: I think "permutation #" is a better fit than "iteration #" in the above post. Also, there are some interesting "mixing" procedures that can be incorporated into the second part of the routine (London/Weber). Check out Verbal Magic (Tamariz 17-20, 139-141). If usin...
by Edward Pungot
November 7th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 199
Views: 104163

Re: The Works

Here is an example for getting into, out of, and tied to E.G. Brown's "Spelling Trick." You talk about combinatorics and 10! (factorial). To get their head around this, you tell them to pull out there cell phone's calculator function and have them work out the simple calculation, explainin...
by Edward Pungot
November 7th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How do you use magic to communicate an idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: How do you use magic to communicate an idea?

On the other hand Teller's point is valid too and I think other magicians also talk and demonstrate the aesthetic phenomenon (i.e. David Ben's art book recommendations). Think color changes, coin tricks, and Teller's trick with the ball. Nature and natural settings also brings this about as well and...
by Edward Pungot
November 7th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How do you use magic to communicate an idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: How do you use magic to communicate an idea?

Often your non-magic interests serve as conversation starters and lead-ins to your magic tricks. Most patter in magic is unfortunately devoid of anything. If you use your outside interests to frame your tricks, your magic becomes more intellectually engaging. But your post already seems point this o...
by Edward Pungot
November 5th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 199
Views: 104163

Re: The Works

Tearable Just Tearable!
https://www.amazon.com/Rustic-Loyalty-Reward-Cards-Coffee/dp/B079DSZYFL

Displays and Easily Rearranged on the Surface of the Outer Wallet
(also works well with Vernon's handling of E.G. Browns "Spelling Trick" found in the Vernon Touch column)
by Edward Pungot
November 5th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 199
Views: 104163

Re: The Works

On the backside of the crosswords page are 2 sudoku grids. If you scan this page and photoshop out the numbers, you have 2 blank grids ready to perform Jim Steinmeyer's "Triumph Sudoku" found in his book Technique & Understanding.
by Edward Pungot
November 4th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: The Tenyo Tricks for 2021
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: The Tenyo Tricks for 2021

If I could only choose one, I would get the Blur.
by Edward Pungot
November 3rd, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mister Roboto
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Mister Roboto

Still a long ways away from passing the Turing Test. They should resurrect Abe Lincoln.
https://la.disneyresearch.com/publication/realistic-and-interactive-robot-gaze/
by Edward Pungot
October 30th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Strange Power
Replies: 1
Views: 583

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: 1196

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: 1196

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: 1196

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: 1145

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: 674

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: 3406

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: 3406

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: 3406

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: 3406

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: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Amusing Slydini

by Edward Pungot
October 17th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 199
Views: 104163

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: 1060

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.

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