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by MJE
October 29th, 2014, 11:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay's Congress of Wonders
Replies: 109
Views: 22726

Re: Ricky Jay's Congress of Wonders

[quote="Bob Farmer"]I'm organizing a Congress of Blunders at the Motel 6 in Albany. etc... Bob- I know a guy who knows a guy who claims to be a direct descendant of the inventor of "French Toast" up there. Since he works right across the river in the train station, I bet he could...
by MJE
June 24th, 2014, 12:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Altman on Letterman
Replies: 8
Views: 2542

Re: Jeff Altman on Letterman

Great job under some of the worst conditions. Guess I was still expecting a kicker going back to the original 7 bit, though.
by MJE
June 23rd, 2014, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Do people still wear watches?
Replies: 42
Views: 8733

Re: Do people still wear watches?

I saw Blackstone (Junior) do the bit several times, and the only reason I didn't find it a low point in the show was that, for whatever reason, I always knew those involved. That includes the shirt steal. I guess I can't look at that performance objectively, but I do find a pickpocket routine in a m...
by MJE
June 23rd, 2014, 11:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!
Replies: 32
Views: 7263

Re: A Little Old Fashioned Racist Magic ... for Kids!

Wow....just wow.....

But it is part of our history and culture. To hide it is a lie. On the other hand, I bet someone can't wait to get it out of his house!
by MJE
April 19th, 2014, 11:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Turning Tricks" - Denny and Lee
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: "Turning Tricks" - Denny and Lee

[quote="erdnasephile"]I somehow missed this when it first was posted, but here is a humorous short film by Scott Alexander about the great Denny Haney and his shop. It's fun to watch, especially if you've never been to the shop before, and it features Puck and Bill as well. Wow.....I hired...
by MJE
April 19th, 2014, 10:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 154
Views: 32517

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

Michael Close wrote:It's easy to get by the filters when you make up your own dirty words, you flurging schnatz.


Know what? I have HAD it with you mother flogging, Schnatzing..........rrrrrr......OK. You win. I'm exhausted.
by MJE
April 19th, 2014, 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Mob
Replies: 2
Views: 2240

Magic Mob

Well, I could not figure out how to start a new topic, so, I figured this made sense. Maybe not, but onward I go... I could not help notice what a bang-up "Record Store Day" was today. There are still folks like us who like to cruise the aisles. I know........I know. It's old hat. So, here...
by MJE
April 19th, 2014, 8:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 154
Views: 32517

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

Richard Kaufman wrote:he also informed me that I used profanity that snuck by their filter, for which I am quite proud.


Well done, sir.
by MJE
April 19th, 2014, 4:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: British Pathe' releases 85,000 films on You-Tube
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

Re: British Pathe' releases 85,000 films on You-Tube

[quote="Ian Kendall"]I'm curious how long some of these clips will stay up, especially if YouTube has a policy on showing actual death. In the collection called 'Disasters captured on film' or similar, there are a fair few examples of Darwinism in action. Oh, you can get away with all kind...
by MJE
April 19th, 2014, 3:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 154
Views: 32517

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

It was surprising to see the Vancouver Ring website seems to indicate that the lecture is(was) still on for tonight. Steve, did you leave your mother's deathbed to go do a lecture? Now, that really isn't fair. Although it often doesn't seem like it, Canada is "out of the country." Well......
by MJE
April 16th, 2014, 10:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 90
Views: 18988

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

Brad Henderson wrote:wondering if I am the only person on this forum to have never seen an episode of Dr Who


Nope.
by MJE
April 16th, 2014, 3:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rob Zabrecky Dances with the Dead
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: Rob Zabrecky Dances with the Dead

It involves horror and dead people.


Sounds like fun. Most of my favorite actors are dead people, so I look forward to this!
by MJE
April 16th, 2014, 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 13663

Re: Magicians stealing

Interesting topic. Regarding the Disney coloring book prop made and sold by someone, it sounds pretty legal. It's simply reselling an existing item. But..... What about PERFORMING the effect for a paying audience? A Disney character being presented in a live show (be it a costume, or even a drawing)...
by MJE
March 26th, 2014, 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Live Update from the MAGIC magazine convention in Las Vegas!
Replies: 14
Views: 3558

Re: Live Update from the MAGIC magazine convention in Las Ve

John Signa wrote:Actually the MAGIC Live from 13 years ago!


Arrrrgghhhh.......never mind.....

-MJ
by MJE
March 26th, 2014, 10:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The April issue Of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 25
Views: 4828

Re: The April issue Of Genii is Now Live Online

Ian, no prize. We have added our new Associate Editor Mr. Dustin Stinett as a proof reader beginning with our May issue and the few typographical errors you sometimes find will now hopefully be a thing of the past. I love spotting typos. Gives me a feeling of superiority. While I have great respect...
by MJE
March 26th, 2014, 10:52 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Riddle
Replies: 21
Views: 5922

Re: Riddle

To get to the other side?

-MJ
by MJE
March 26th, 2014, 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Egg Bag History
Replies: 39
Views: 12600

Re: Egg Bag History

[quote="Brad Jeffers"][
Guy Fawkes is this guy


Oh......OK.....

-MJ
by MJE
March 26th, 2014, 10:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Blaine Deconstructed
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: David Blaine Deconstructed

Turned on the TV only to see what looked like a top change in progress. Turns out David Blaine was filmed doing some magic for the TMZ cameras. The host was speaking with someone via remote who was then attempting to point by point, move by move, deconstruct the trick he had performed. I only caugh...
by MJE
March 26th, 2014, 10:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32382

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

You are reaching. Geller didn't simply state his opinion. He offered to help, using the "remote viewing" ("It works by people sending their mind through space and time") technique. "I have been asked to help. I believe in remote viewing. Can you help me? Can you please try ...
by MJE
March 26th, 2014, 10:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32382

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Somehow I think the point here, at least my point, has become obscured. I think Geller is the greatest close-up magician of the last 50 years. Why? Because people believe he does real magic. Isn't that what being a magician is all about. It has nothing to do with telling fortunes, or psychic surger...
by MJE
March 26th, 2014, 9:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32382

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Brad Henderson wrote:do you judge them by the number of sequins on their coat or how many orben lines they use in their act?


Well, yeah.....if he wants to be Pope.

-MJ
by MJE
March 25th, 2014, 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Live Update from the MAGIC magazine convention in Las Vegas!
Replies: 14
Views: 3558

Re: Live Update from the MAGIC magazine convention in Las Ve

Looks like MAGIC beat everyone to the punch this month. Yeah, Richard....I know, I know....we perhaps shouldn't compliment it, but I still like it. I used to enjoy it back when it was more of a newsletter thing, even. But LR, MUM and Genii (my favorite, OF COURSE!!!!) hasn't gotten here yet. So, my ...
by MJE
March 25th, 2014, 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who owns copyright on Magic and Showmanship?
Replies: 16
Views: 6389

Re: Who owns copyright on Magic and Showmanship?

Why in the world would Dover be interested? Had to be some kind of package deal, like Hallmark got several years ago with the Hal Roach film library. I'm sure they have no interest in issuing Nelms in book form. Maybe as a Kindle or likewise edition, but that means someone has to type it out. Go for...
by MJE
March 25th, 2014, 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New member looking for Paul Tosi
Replies: 16
Views: 5217

Re: New member looking for Paul Tosi

Hello! I recall people raving about Tosi's coins during the 13 or so years I lived in the Orlando area. I only saw his actual product once (that I know of...), and it was excellent. Now, if I could only find my old pal Zelig Hammer from NY (Catskills area) who made the best shells in the biz..... I ...
by MJE
March 25th, 2014, 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Egg Bag History
Replies: 39
Views: 12600

Re: Egg Bag History

Hey, Guys.... I've been to a few Guy Fawlks (spelling?) Days celebrations. It comes with being married to a Brit, I guess. She's a real sweetheart, but she doesn't always have the story right. I had no idea that he was involved with the Egg Bag! Are you "Guys" serious, or is it just more t...
by MJE
March 24th, 2014, 12:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32382

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

No, it does not bother me that Geller doesn't announce he's a magician before he does a magic trick. It's a performance choice. If you would read my earlier posts in this thread, you'll see that I said that I felt he stepped over the line regarding what he said about the missing airplane. I think i...
by MJE
March 23rd, 2014, 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know?
Replies: 7
Views: 3701

Re: Does anyone know?

There were between 75 and 100 people at Andruzzi's Invocationals. They were great fun until the end, when we literally watched him drink himself to death. A pity. He was a very talented man who had much to offer magic. Yeah, maybe there were that many. Probably with going to so many big conventions...
by MJE
March 23rd, 2014, 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii digital content
Replies: 16
Views: 5978

Re: Genii digital content

I'm with kevinm on this one, I think it would be great to offer a digital only subscription to US customers as well. I've been debating on renewing due to the thought of piling up more magazines but Genii is such a great publication that I think I'm going to renew just for the digital issues. Do yo...
by MJE
March 23rd, 2014, 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know?
Replies: 7
Views: 3701

Re: Does anyone know?

"the Desert thing" as you call it ceased to exist several years ago. I believe that eventually there will be a combined IBM/SAM Convention every summer, but the committees for the individual organizations havem at the moment, only agreed to do one every third year. I predict they won't ev...
by MJE
March 23rd, 2014, 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copentro
Replies: 17
Views: 6020

Re: Copentro

[quote="Fredrick"][quote="MJE"] Dante is featured on two DVDs from Miracle Factory. He has two spots on the You Asked For It discs. There is also Dante's Mysteries a film he made in Sweden in 1930. Thanks for the tip, Frederick! I've enjoyed Miracle Factory releases, so I'm sure ...
by MJE
March 23rd, 2014, 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copentro
Replies: 17
Views: 6020

Re: Copentro

[quote][/quote]Dude, "A Haunting We Will Go" is far from Laurel and Hardy's worst film. I defy you to sit through "Atoll K." Richard- Yeah, OK....maybe....but at least they were the main characters in their own film.....unlike most of the Fox stuff....BUT, You wanna see something...
by MJE
March 23rd, 2014, 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reviewers needed for new release
Replies: 17
Views: 5658

Re: Reviewers needed for new release

I watched the "demo." I didn't see anything being demo'd. I saw a guy (Mark?) take a card out of a wallet and put a card into a wallet. That's it.

Am I missing something?

-MJ
by MJE
March 23rd, 2014, 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone know?
Replies: 7
Views: 3701

Re: Does anyone know?

You know that the '14 will be a combined convention, right? Which is likely the future of these gatherings, anyway. I can't imagine that the '15 will be all that hot if they go it alone, and not at all due to poor planning. Both groups put GREAT effort into these events. Dealers are finding it harde...
by MJE
March 22nd, 2014, 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: To tell before or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 2080

Re: To tell before or not?

Isn't that rather standard in "cups & balls" and other classics, though? Certainly, in a chop cup or monte routine (magic; not con) the specs have an idea of what is about to happen. Without asking the question, they anticipate a vanish or a manifestation. Right? Final loads excluded, ...
by MJE
March 22nd, 2014, 11:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copentro
Replies: 17
Views: 6020

Re: Copentro

The Bulingame cone thing is pretty well documented, although I haven't seen it referenced anytime lately. Unfortunately, I know very little about Dante. Except for variations on established equipment, was he really terribly original in his presentation? Sadly, his best-ever showcase was within Laure...
by MJE
March 20th, 2014, 11:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Dropped
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: Dropped

There but for the grace.... http://grantland.com/features/anthony-gatto-juggling-cirque-du-soleil-jason-fagone/ I am reminded of Vernon, Bobby Fisher... Juggling is, indeed, pretty cool. I'd like to learn it one day. But Bobby Fischer? Or, does your misspelling mean another Bobby who I'm not aware ...
by MJE
March 20th, 2014, 11:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Marty Hahne - Rabbit vs U.S.D.A.
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: Marty Hahne - Rabbit vs U.S.D.A.

Hey, pubicity never hurts. It got him in the news, didn't it?

OK, OK....stupid law, but if it gets ink....

-MJ
by MJE
March 20th, 2014, 11:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32382

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

I believe Geller sued Randi for libel and won the case. That's what I meant about keeping quiet. I do think that Geller didn't win. Could be wrong. As I understand it, it was costly for Randi due to the legal fees involved, rather than a judgement or settlement. That does run into money. I know fir...
by MJE
March 20th, 2014, 10:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32382

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

sorry. there used to be a member here called glenn bishop who used 'just my opinion' in every single posit he made. it was just a reference to him is all![/quote]

Oh. So, we can shake hands and be pals now, right?

-MJ
by MJE
March 20th, 2014, 10:44 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: iGenii: All pages not downloading
Replies: 10
Views: 8788

Re: iGenii: All pages not downloading

Yeah, I've had problems, as mentioned on another thread, of getting the "Inernet connection required" message. I think it's a Apple issue rather than a Genii issue. At home, we're wireless and modernized to the hilt. Everything works fine. On the road.....well, not so much. Still....pretty...

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