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by I.M. Magician
May 24th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 43
Views: 2250

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: 555

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: 438

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: 5178

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: 615

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: 615

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: 3851

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: 3851

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: 3851

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: 3851

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: 211
Views: 58404

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: 211
Views: 58404

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: 1012

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: 222
Views: 30812

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: 100
Views: 12849

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: 6837

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: 4254

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: 345

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: 8702

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: 86
Views: 15281

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: 86
Views: 15281

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: 8702

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: 2985

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: 8702

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: 8702

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: 8702

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: 222
Views: 30812

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: 11513

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
by I.M. Magician
June 11th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2599

Re: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards

No I haven’t handled them. Why are they so much in demand if they don’t handle very well? Because when a lot of us were starting we saw these in use by cool magicians. Then lee Asher managed to build a little cult of interest around them that made younger generations interested. Their rarity made t...
by I.M. Magician
June 11th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2599

Re: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards

No I haven’t handled them. Why are they so much in demand if they don’t handle very well?
by I.M. Magician
June 11th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards
Replies: 20
Views: 2599

Re: Modern Authorized Jerry's Nugget Cards

I read that this new edition won’t be identical to the originals but updated for modern times and tastes. Doesn’t that mean that only the back design and perhaps the faces will be the same? So...anyone desiring those good old decks won’t be getting them. Correct? Just trying to understand the purpos...
by I.M. Magician
June 10th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Kaufmnan Wows Them in London
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: Mr. Kaufmnan Wows Them in London

Did Richard perform a variety of effects from the Mystery and Madness deck? If so, it would have been a good idea to film it for video release so those who purchased the book could see what the effects contained within look like in action.
by I.M. Magician
May 6th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elizabeth!
Replies: 15
Views: 2888

Re: Elizabeth!

Is it just me? I find the Got Talent shows are just unbearable to watch. Even with a good act, the stupidly scripted, awfully acted inserts of the judges and audience kill any appreciation I might have had. It's really at the first grade level. Good luck to Elizabeth, and here's hoping she gets to ...
by I.M. Magician
April 29th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dental Dam Coin Penetration
Replies: 47
Views: 6010

Re: Dental Dam Coin Penetration

Dental dam comes in a variety of thicknesses and too thick is no good. The new material out there these days is no good as well. It must be good old fashioned dental dam. The powder version works just fine. So, here is a summary... 1- the thinner the better 2- the color should be black 3- if it has ...
by I.M. Magician
April 12th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 10468

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Bill Marquardt wrote:For what it is worth, Las Vegas is pretty much the bowling capital of the world. I'd rather go bowling than to stand for a show.


Bill:

When you go bowling, do you produce your bowling ball from a briefcase? :D
by I.M. Magician
April 10th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not David Copperfield ...
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Not David Copperfield ...

Thanks for sharing that!

For me, the satire of Copperfield going on too long itself went on too long. Five minutes would have done the trick. When the Doug Henning character showed up, it lost my attention.

Still fun to watch...
by I.M. Magician
April 9th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Carbone on Tenyo
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

Re: Carbone on Tenyo

Thanks for sharing that link to Angelo’s article. He is right on and certainly someone eligible to comment on Tenyo due to his rich history in Tenyo magic. Not only because of his Tenyo knowledge but because he has created some terrific Tenyo released effects. “What’s Next” which is an older and dis...
by I.M. Magician
April 6th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 65311

Re: DeLand

A bunch of classics there such as ANTI-GRAVITY, RING AND COIL, PHANTOM CARD TRICK and more!

I wonder if the cereal is still fresh... :shock:
by I.M. Magician
April 6th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 65311

Re: DeLand

Alright...who took the “d” from the word surprised in my comment above? :o Put it back NOW! :( :lol:

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