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by I.M. Magician
January 21st, 2021, 4:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

I actually thought that Letterman was funny in that segment. Although I understand what you are saying Alfred and do agree to some extent, I can imagine how annoying it would be if I was on national television and the host was interfering with my performance. No doubt about it, I.M. When a host cro...
by I.M. Magician
January 21st, 2021, 3:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

I actually thought that Letterman was funny in that segment.

Although I understand what you are saying Alfred and do agree to some extent, I can imagine how annoying it would be if I was on national television and the host was interfering with my performance.
by I.M. Magician
January 21st, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

Roth is to coin magic what Vernon, Marlo and Bill Malone are to card magic. I learned my basic coin sleights by studying David back in the early and mid-nineties. My most valuable takeaway was the importance of mastering the fundamentals (still a work in progress, ha ha). It's amazing what you can ...
by I.M. Magician
January 17th, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Joe Porper
Replies: 4
Views: 911

RIP Joe Porper

I just got word that Joe Porper passed away today of covid.
by I.M. Magician
January 17th, 2021, 3:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

I am now praying that someone loving takes ownership and excellent care of his cat Neppi. If I could adopt Neppi, I surely would but circumstances do not allow for that to happen unfortunately. That is a kind sentiment, I.M. Cats are the cat's meow! And great news, Michael, your post must have done...
by I.M. Magician
January 17th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

I am now praying that someone loving takes ownership and excellent care of his cat Neppi.

If I could adopt Neppi, I surely would but circumstances do not allow for that to happen unfortunately.
by I.M. Magician
January 17th, 2021, 10:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

Thanks for both links, Brad. Robert Klein is the perfect host. Not sure how you decided that! He seemed to be stepping on David’s presentation at first and David seemed to be annoyed with him. Then, Klein calmed down and allowed David to do his presentation. At least, that is how I viewed that segm...
by I.M. Magician
January 16th, 2021, 9:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

Thanks for sharing that Alfred! It was David at an important time in his career. A young extremely talented magician making his rounds all over the place performing his magic.
by I.M. Magician
January 16th, 2021, 11:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

Has anyone seen the cause of death anywhere?
by I.M. Magician
January 15th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 49
Views: 7171

Re: RIP David Roth

How sad...he was only 68!

I had a wonderful conversation with him several years back and really appreciated having the opportunity to do so. I still think about the things we discussed that day.

He was a regular guy and a really nice guy as well as an excellent magician.

Very sad day...
by I.M. Magician
January 13th, 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Interview with David Regal
Replies: 12
Views: 1170

Re: Interview with David Regal

I agree Joe! I am also a big fan of his.

His style and clever creations are a pleasure!!
by I.M. Magician
December 31st, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Characters on "Chinese" Coins
Replies: 21
Views: 1185

Re: Characters on "Chinese" Coins

Gordon Meyer wrote:
I.M. Magician wrote:I follow you Gordon. Makes sense...

Are you speaking of the pewter Dragon Okito Box Sterling put out in a limited edition years ago?


Yes, the Dragon Okito Box (although I didn't know it was a limited edition!).


They offered that box for a short time. I have it and like it very much!
by I.M. Magician
December 31st, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Characters on "Chinese" Coins
Replies: 21
Views: 1185

Re: Characters on "Chinese" Coins

If the symbols say luck, happiness, and things like that, then there is no problem. Someone who can read them may not feel a reaction if it appears to be a souvenir type of coin. Of course, if the characters are controversial, then we have a problem and a distraction to those who can read them. If t...
by I.M. Magician
December 31st, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Characters on "Chinese" Coins
Replies: 21
Views: 1185

Re: Characters on "Chinese" Coins

I follow you Gordon. Makes sense...

Are you speaking of the pewter Dragon Okito Box Sterling put out in a limited edition years ago?
by I.M. Magician
December 30th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Characters on "Chinese" Coins
Replies: 21
Views: 1185

Re: Characters on "Chinese" Coins

I have seen this discussed before. My feeling is this... The characters on the coin used for magic do not have to say anything really. If it does, it should be something clean and innocent. The spectator should be focused on the effect and not the characters on the coin. If they choose to fixate on ...
by I.M. Magician
November 18th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pitch DVD/Book course
Replies: 30
Views: 13139

Re: Pitch DVD/Book course

Several variables determine how many decks you can sell. The demo itself, the patrons, and so on. The problem with demoing is that many will watch to be entertained with no intention of buying one. They don’t want to perform it but just want to watch you do that. If you don’t believe me, just ask al...
by I.M. Magician
September 6th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 93
Views: 18876

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: 617

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: 3917

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: 3917

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: 3917

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: 1901

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: 1863

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: 1592

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: 1592

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: 6021

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: 462

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: 634

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: 5492

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: 1165

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: 1538

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: 6005

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: 769

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: 769

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: 4791

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: 4791

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: 4791

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: 4791

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: 68928

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: 68928

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!

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