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by I.M. Magician
November 16th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 155
Views: 14357

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

The last time I met Madhi's dog it was urinating all over the Toronto public transportation system. I am not which is the lesser of the two evils. Internet exposure or urinating canines. It’s not that nice dog’s fault if it wasn’t trained properly. What’s unfortunate is that the dog was not nurture...
by I.M. Magician
November 16th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mindreading kit on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 221

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: 155
Views: 14357

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: 98
Views: 6458

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: 4104

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: 2414

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: 203

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: 40
Views: 4255

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: 80
Views: 5967

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: 80
Views: 5967

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: 40
Views: 4255

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: 2090

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: 40
Views: 4255

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: 40
Views: 4255

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: 40
Views: 4255

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: 155
Views: 14357

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: 9479

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: 2325

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: 2325

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: 2325

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: 1083

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: 2647

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: 5624

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: 9779

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: 792

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: 1363

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: 50883

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: 50883

Re: DeLand

Alright...who took the “d” from the word surprised in my comment above? :o Put it back NOW! :( :lol:
by I.M. Magician
April 6th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 50883

Re: DeLand

Like most of us, I own a few of those tricks but not the actual ones which came in the cereal box. On a good day, I can make them look pretty good myself! :D I wouldn’t be surprise if someone out there has a stack of those boxes unopened in storage somewhere. Unlikely perhaps but you never know. Tha...
by I.M. Magician
April 4th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 50883

Re: DeLand

So the Dollar Deck will be mailed to those who bought the Deluxe Edition shortly? Is that correct?
by I.M. Magician
April 3rd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9259

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

Thank you for sharing that with us Mark. I completely agree with everything you said and feel very bad for any animals forced to perform for the entertainment of humans and at the cost of their comfort and freedom to live as they are meant to live. With all of the new laws and discussions to make th...
by I.M. Magician
April 2nd, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9259

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

So I am thinking two things (Great, I am thinking again!)... First, after all the previous interaction between Roy and that tiger, Roy needed someone to tell him that the tiger wasn’t behaving normally? Oy! His empirical experience should have told him that! Second, I think it’s extremely safe to as...
by I.M. Magician
March 31st, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9259

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

For me, there is a difference between wanting to know who wrote a book and why a tiger was in a bad mood. Being curious about who Erdnase was is quite different than why a tiger decided to act in a certain way. The later can be explained by experts about tiger behavior. Finding out who wrote somethi...
by I.M. Magician
March 30th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 9259

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

What happened was inevitable. When they were performing all of those shows, my concern was with the audience. I always wondered what would stop any of the tigers from running out into the audience and attacking them. Were any precautions taken to protect the audience? It’s unnatural to have tigers r...
by I.M. Magician
February 9th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Home made okito box and Boston box!
Replies: 19
Views: 3001

Re: Home made okito box and Boston box!

First, I really do not understand why explaining your props is so important. The way I have always seen it is that your audience is waiting to see the cool things you do with your magic props. There are exceptions such as introducing ordinary household items but other than that, they understand that...
by I.M. Magician
February 6th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 50883

Re: DeLand

Richard Kaufman wrote:
I.M. Magician wrote:Try performing the Phantom Card Trick for a group of outspoken teenagers and then see what happens.


I have no desire to perform anything for a group of outspoken teenagers!


:D
by I.M. Magician
February 6th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 50883

Re: DeLand

I also feel that the lines are too dark and don’t understand why they weren’t printed with the same light gray edges used for the card that came with the December issue for the Eureka Card Trick. That card was perfect! Please keep in mind that just because your spectators don’t say anything about th...
by I.M. Magician
January 28th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for versions of Anverdi's Enchanted Ring
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: Looking for versions of Anverdi's Enchanted Ring

I am reviving this thread because I am still looking for any and all versions of the Anverdi Enchanted Ring.

If you have one or more of them for sale or trade, please PM me. I would certainly appreciate it! I am attempting to build my collection of these.
by I.M. Magician
January 24th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Choosing a wallet
Replies: 17
Views: 1642

Re: Choosing a wallet

Is anyone familiar with the Leathercraft brand 5” by 3 1/2” Himber Wallet? If so, can you please evaluate it as far as quality, looks, and ability to be convincing as nothing more than a regular wallet?

I only have use for a standard back pocket size wallet.

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