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by I.M. Magician
September 6th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 93
Views: 16483

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Hey Joe: I just wanted to point out that during the pandemic, stress, frustration, anger, and other undesirable feelings are magnified. I think it is safe to say that it happens to everyone to some degree so please keep that in mind. Sometimes, it is beneficial to step outside of yourself and take a...
by I.M. Magician
September 3rd, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Salute to Magic. Thurs. 9/3
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Salute to Magic. Thurs. 9/3

Fun hour. Thank you for bringing that to us!
by I.M. Magician
September 2nd, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3295

Re: New David Blaine Event

Perhaps I forgot to mention the extreme temperature but was just an oversight.

Less reliable aircraft? Not so sure about that!

Overall, it was a fascinating event I suppose. Something you don’t see everyday huh?

After several hours past, I have soften my view somewhat. That happens sometimes...
by I.M. Magician
September 2nd, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3295

Re: New David Blaine Event

For those who are criticizing those who are criticizing the event, please consider this... Movies, plays, books, and other things are reviewed and criticized by those who can’t do those things all the time. One purpose of this forum is to express thyself within acceptable limitations determined by R...
by I.M. Magician
September 2nd, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New David Blaine Event
Replies: 42
Views: 3295

Re: New David Blaine Event

When it was over, I had to take out my copy of Peggy Lee singing Is That All There Is and play it. Sheesh! If there was any tension, it was the preparation leading up to the event and not the event itself. Anyway, when you have a child like he does, you should NEVER take unnecessary risks in my opin...
by I.M. Magician
August 24th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free
Replies: 18
Views: 1385

Re: Watch The Magic Castle Awards Show For Free

What a wonderful hour that was! So much great talent there and nice to see that so many who deserve awards received them. Well presented in all aspects and great to watch! I am on my fourth go at it...lol. I will say that perhaps the tribute to those we lost should have been saved for the very end. ...
by I.M. Magician
August 11th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disney's Magic Camp
Replies: 20
Views: 1293

Re: Disney's Magic Camp

Looks like it was created for a young audience rather than us magicians so may be very entertaining for that viewer set.

In essence, it was not made to please us but instead, children who have their own entertainment requirements.
by I.M. Magician
August 4th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP John Mendoza
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: RIP John Mendoza

There were two distinct things about John’s routine which were so perfect for me. First, his competence. He was just really good! And when he would lift a cup at the very end of his routine and a large pile of pennies poured out, it was truly magical. Second, John’s casual manner was perfect! You we...
by I.M. Magician
August 3rd, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP John Mendoza
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

Re: RIP John Mendoza

It was one year ago when I contacted John in hopes of getting his thoughts on Cups and Balls. I wanted to know his favorite brands, etc. in preparation for purchasing a set. He was very helpful and gave me lots of insight into what he likes, dislikes, and why. His patience with my many questions was...
by I.M. Magician
July 24th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Multum im Parvo
Replies: 45
Views: 4262

Re: Multum im Parvo

All the Multum im Parvo sets I've seen look plastic, cheap, ugly, undeceptive, or a combination of. I'm thinking of trying to fashion or manufacture a decent set, but thought I'd ask if nice sets exist that I might be able to find or purchase. Or has anyone ever made their own, and has advice to of...
by I.M. Magician
July 24th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Asi Wind's Gypsy Queen available again
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Asi Wind's Gypsy Queen available again

Yet another selected card reveal but I do like it. High price may generate unauthorized copies so, in the long run, it may be better to charge a reasonable price and not have to worry about affordable copies showing up. Is that really a $50 trick? If the price was what I consider to be reasonable, I...
by I.M. Magician
July 10th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Ash, Chicago Magic Dealer and Magician has Died
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Mr. Ash, Chicago Magic Dealer and Magician has Died

When I was in Chicago years ago, I went to Magic Inc. and had a visit with Jay Marshall and them walked over to Ash’s Magic. He was a nice guy who took the time to talk to me and then took me to that garage chock full of stuff. In fact, his shop was chock full of stuff. Lots of fun going through it ...
by I.M. Magician
May 24th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 55
Views: 4624

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

For me, the red flag is at one point, Darren has a subtle facial expression which tells you it’s a gag. He was struggling to keep a straight face. Watch it again carefully and you will see that moment I am referring to which speaks volumes. And oh...a stunt like this follows the profile and offbeat ...
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ancient Mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: Ancient Mouse

Oh boy! What did he do now may I ask?
by I.M. Magician
May 16th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lookig for David Regal card trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Lookig for David Regal card trick

Sounds to me like the method should be obvious and no need to track it down.

A little pre-show prep and “ force the issue” should do it, no?
by I.M. Magician
February 11th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND
Replies: 40
Views: 5455

Re: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND

Book: How To Survive on a Desert Island

Deck: The Alexander deck so I can spend as much time as needed to locate all of those special markings supposedly on the backs which they refused to reveal along with the deck.

And...plenty of top quality chocolates! I love top shelf chocolates!
by I.M. Magician
February 8th, 2020, 12:21 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a Mikame Final Penetration
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Looking for a Mikame Final Penetration

Still looking.
by I.M. Magician
February 1st, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for a Mikame Final Penetration
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Looking for a Mikame Final Penetration

If you have a Mikame Final Penetration in brand new or like new condition and complete as issued and are willing to sell it or trade it, please PM me.

Thanks everyone!
by I.M. Magician
January 13th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magician with animals
Replies: 23
Views: 4052

Re: Magician with animals

Oy! No...make that double oy!!
by I.M. Magician
January 13th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magician with animals
Replies: 23
Views: 4052

Re: Magician with animals

Try holding and petting a squirrel or REAL LIVE mouse. Don’t forget to get your rabies shots first and don’t expect to sell any.
by I.M. Magician
January 13th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magician with animals
Replies: 23
Views: 4052

Re: Magician with animals

I LOVE squirrels! I think they are the acrobats of the animal world! I can hardly believe the things they can accomplish. Tightrope walking across telephone wires, climbing up trees faster than greased lightning to escape from dogs etc; Nope. I am all in favour of squirrels! I used to feel exactly ...
by I.M. Magician
January 13th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magician with animals
Replies: 23
Views: 4052

Re: Magician with animals

It is my feeling that animals should be treated in the very best way possible at all times. We have no agreement with insects and most of them are trouble so no holds barred on the vast insect community. Now squirrels (and a few other animals) can be destructive little suckers so they may be an exce...
by I.M. Magician
November 25th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 212
Views: 62098

Re: Royal road to card magic

In that case, I’ll have an unsigned copy. That is, if you get to release it. Doesn’t sound very promising huh? Here you go again with that goodbye cruel world stuff. If you really are ill, tell us what the problem is. Otherwise, CUT IT OUT! You had some of us very concerned about you the last time y...
by I.M. Magician
November 25th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 212
Views: 62098

Re: Royal road to card magic

Mark...while you are in contact with Hugard and Braue, please ask them if they would please somehow sign my copy.

Many thanks!
by I.M. Magician
November 16th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter

When I was very young and saw the ad for "Nickels to Dimes" on the back of a comic book, I assumed it was real, not a trick. Recently, I've been told it is a trick and there's no real profit to be made. I assume there are people who will read the Kickstarter ad and assume it is for real m...
by I.M. Magician
November 16th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 32852

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Two things if you please. First, I have been saying for many years that stealing/exposing magic secrets is the world’s second oldest profession(s) and there is little to nothing you can do about it. Maybe sad but true. Second, I am wondering how your doggie is doing Mahdi? Hopefully, the fella is do...
by I.M. Magician
October 15th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 14309

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

So he can work a huge room for AGT but not the Vegas venue?

Someone please explain that to me?

Maybe he should specialize in lectures for the magic clubs. Then everything will be nice and cozy for him.
by I.M. Magician
September 24th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...
Replies: 30
Views: 7164

Re: Best Quality Gimmicked Coins ?...

Is Sterling still in business? They had some nice affordable products years ago such as their $1.35 trick. They had a very limited offering of products if I recall correctly but some were just fine. I was working with my Johnson Magna Box today and dropped the lid which resulted in a tiny blemish. N...
by I.M. Magician
September 15th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Casting A Chinese Curse
Replies: 10
Views: 4463

Re: Casting A Chinese Curse

That is disgusting. I think the Chinese Curse should apply to anyone who buys these phony boxes. Isn’t that a bit harsh? What if someone buys it not knowing it is a copy of Craig’s box? I certainly didn’t buy it or even know about it until it was posted here and wouldn’t but others may have and jus...
by I.M. Magician
September 3rd, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Magic Wagon Majestic Die Penetration
Replies: 0
Views: 402

Wanted: Magic Wagon Majestic Die Penetration

If you have a Magic Wagon Majestic Die Penetration which is complete as issued and in new or like new condition and you are willing to trade it or sell it, please PM me.

Thanks everyone!
by I.M. Magician
August 10th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 43
Views: 9112

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

I was thinking about what Christopher said earlier in this thread about a deck not looking suspicious. There are so many novelty back decks being sold everywhere nowadays that many are used to seeing them. If you still feel that a regular looking back is best, then the standard Superiors I mentioned...
by I.M. Magician
August 8th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 93
Views: 16483

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Please indulge me for a brief moment. Everyone has something. No one is by any means perfect. Aspergers is just one of many things that people have. I have known and spent a great deal of time with quite a few people who were diagnosed with Aspergers and I found that they have difficulty with mathem...
by I.M. Magician
August 7th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 93
Views: 16483

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Michael Close wrote:Question: How many magicians does it take not to get a joke.

Answer: Apparently, all of them.


I can personally verify that. I occasionally offer humor here on the forum and nothing... :roll:
by I.M. Magician
August 7th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 43
Views: 9112

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

Those Fox Lake decks were hard to handle and always used to clump together. I have never used them but I know they used to make many gaffed decks, and I have had a few pass through my hands. I worked in a magic shop in the sixties and seventies and all of the gaffed decks we carried such as Mental ...
by I.M. Magician
August 7th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.
Replies: 14
Views: 3123

Re: Madame Zolta gives a history lesson.

Kent...I always enjoy your demos. You are indeed a good magician and a very clever fella!

My problem is with that accent. I have narrowed it down to 56 possible countries at this point. :lol:
by I.M. Magician
August 7th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 43
Views: 9112

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

It's funny the selection of quality cards we have now, and can pick and choose. I'm sure a lot of the classic effects were created with cards we wouldn't use today. Anyone know what the quality was like of those older decks? How old are you referring to? From what I have seen generally, older decks...
by I.M. Magician
August 6th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 43
Views: 9112

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

That is not the deck I was speaking of. I mentioned the standard Superior deck. Take another look for those. The back design has a more typical look.
by I.M. Magician
August 6th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 43
Views: 9112

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

Have you tried a deck of SUPERIOR BRAND? Conjuring Arts put them out and I like how flexible (not stiff) they are. Best described as an excellent everyday standard deck which handles well. The back design is just okay looking and nothing special IMHO. They are reasonably priced and are sometimes on ...
by I.M. Magician
July 30th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 32852

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

For many years, I have had a short and simple to the point statement concerning magic secrets which goes like this...

Once you know the secret, it’s not a trick anymore.

That sums it up!
by I.M. Magician
July 2nd, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: You bastards!
Replies: 33
Views: 11818

Re: You bastards!

performer wrote:Then I am using a knock off. Not as good as the original Tenyo product but good enough. I have no idea who produced it.


What...a knock off? Tell them to knock it off... :D

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