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by GlennWest
February 17th, 2015, 1:10 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 154
Views: 29996

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

Nice little reference piece that credits Ron Ferris with the roll over move:

http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Roll-Over_Aces
by GlennWest
February 6th, 2015, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 105
Views: 20302

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

I hope Tom starts talking about Pippi Longstocking again. That's always fun.
by GlennWest
February 6th, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 105
Views: 20302

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

Richard Kaufman wrote:That's old news. It happened while the show was in New York.


Was it reported in Genii?
by GlennWest
February 6th, 2015, 12:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?
Replies: 105
Views: 20302

Re: Half Half Man ... Your Thoughts?

This is exciting: https://halfhalfman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/The-team-illustration-01-v3-1200w.png Some real heavy hitters here. It's almost like this is magic's Avengers vs. Justice League (Theory 11) (I'm surprised that Derek D isn't part of the team.) Word is that Helder and Derek have h...
by GlennWest
December 21st, 2014, 6:04 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Tommy Wonder on Tom Stone
Replies: 63
Views: 19533

Re: Tommy Wonder on Tom Stone

I continue to marvel at Joe's ability to plunge Tom Stone and Brad Henderson into existential crisis mode.

Spectacular, Joe!

And I'm with you with regard to Tommy Wonder's presentations - they are childish at best.
by GlennWest
December 6th, 2014, 6:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Vintage Ricky Jay
Replies: 8
Views: 2702

Re: Vintage Ricky Jay

Here's a version of the plate trick with a gimmick:

http://books.google.com/books?id=fxbRAg ... te&f=false
by GlennWest
November 14th, 2014, 6:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Pepper's Ghost art toy
Replies: 23
Views: 6148

Re: New Pepper's Ghost art toy

Bill Mullins wrote:GlennWest -- the viewer is for: making sure your eye is in the right place relative to the mirror, original, and copied drawing; and for (possibly) correcting the left-right (or up-down) flip that a mirror gives.


I was considering the mirror to be part of the viewer, but I gotcha. Thanks.
by GlennWest
November 14th, 2014, 4:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Pepper's Ghost art toy
Replies: 23
Views: 6148

Re: New Pepper's Ghost art toy

Despite the ad copy, the image isn't projected. If it were projected, you wouldn't need the viewer.
by GlennWest
November 9th, 2014, 2:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Live magic is on the rise ... the Supernaturalists
Replies: 48
Views: 13458

Re: Live magic is on the rise ... the Supernaturalists

I think the poster makes it pretty clear this is a parody of a magic show. We've got: 1) An upside down guy, for no good reason. 2) The two guys on the left holding hands. 3) The whole right side is a tribute to Zoolander 4) A hot chick with an Adam's Apple At least I hope it's a parody. http://i586...
by GlennWest
November 6th, 2014, 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 30546

Re: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please

It's hilarious that Banachek jumped in to defend Hobson.

Reminds me of Joran van der Sloot's impassioned defense of OJ.
by GlennWest
November 4th, 2014, 1:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23842

Re: DelGaudio Sez

lol @ Jackson Pollock et al All of modern art was an unwitting stooge for the CIA during the Cold War. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html I guess you don't have to be magician to get away with tricking people. Ha! Poor Brad. He tries so hard.
by GlennWest
November 3rd, 2014, 7:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23842

Re: DelGaudio Sez

Tom Stone wrote:It was neither "art" nor magic until some random performer showed it to someone else?


Right.

Potential magic, but not magic.

Magic takes place in the mind of the observer and requires an observer who is not the doer.

No external observer, no magic.
by GlennWest
November 3rd, 2014, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23842

Re: DelGaudio Sez

You are pushing into areas which I have often wondered about. Is it possible to have art without an audience to experience it? Is the process enough - even if it goes forever unseen? Art doesn't require an audience. Magic does. If magic doesn't fool, then it isn't magic. No audience, no one to fool...
by GlennWest
November 3rd, 2014, 3:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23842

Re: DelGaudio Sez

Joe got under Tom's skin, I'd say.
by GlennWest
November 3rd, 2014, 2:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23842

Re: DelGaudio Sez

@Richard: Agreed.

I'm trying to understand if the intention of the 'performer' (craftsman, artist, etc.) is important.

A chef can be a chef without ever intending to fool anyone.

Can a magician be a magician without ever intending to fool anyone?
by GlennWest
November 3rd, 2014, 2:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23842

Re: DelGaudio Sez

Typically the chef and the musician aren't trying to fool you.

Is it possible to be a magician if you don't intentionally fool at least one person?
by GlennWest
October 17th, 2014, 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 30546

Re: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please

mrgoat wrote:
It's like asking how chris rock is less offensive than al johnson.



Yeah!

http://earlyaviators.com/ealjohns.htm
by GlennWest
October 16th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 30546

Re: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please

At 255:

http://star-currency.forbes.com/celebri ... es?page=10


He just beats out Jon Favreau.
by GlennWest
September 24th, 2014, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 22014

Re: hank lee out of jail

Hank Lee did put on a great convention year after year.
by GlennWest
September 23rd, 2014, 6:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: hank lee out of jail
Replies: 78
Views: 22014

Re: hank lee out of jail

billmccloskey is to this thread, as Chris Aguilar is to the Hollingworth thread.
by GlennWest
September 19th, 2014, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AGT Winner!!! A MAGICIAN Mea Culpa
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

Re: AGT Winner!!! A MAGICIAN Mea Culpa

This is great. Among other good qualities, he has a huge amount of poise. I haven't seen this mentioned, but in the Ambitious Card sequence when he's working for Heidi, he accidentally loses the selected, signed card. The sequence starts at around 2:15. He ends up with the Ace of Spades in his mouth...
by GlennWest
September 16th, 2014, 1:54 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection
Replies: 198
Views: 71126

Re: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection

billmccloskey wrote:I think anyone dropping that kind of dough has earned $150 worth of right to whing all he wants.


Has the whinger in question dropped the dough?
by GlennWest
September 16th, 2014, 12:57 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection
Replies: 198
Views: 71126

Re: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection

Max Maven wrote:So, Damian, as you Brits so quaintly put it, stop whinging.


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=whinge
by GlennWest
September 12th, 2014, 2:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: $550 book
Replies: 43
Views: 16462

Re: $550 book

Sadly, and this is almost always true, if anyone wants to know how the trick is done all they have to do is read the comments on YouTube. And while $550 might be a lot for a single book, the total amount of profit that Mr Philpott can realize, even if he sells them all, is fairly small - only $20,00...
by GlennWest
September 12th, 2014, 1:16 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Cramp Vol. 1, #1 by Dale A. Hildebrandt
Replies: 15
Views: 7776

Re: The Cramp Vol. 1, #1 by Dale A. Hildebrandt

I'm not clear why this stuff is for sale on Lybrary.com
by GlennWest
September 12th, 2014, 12:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steve Mayhew DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 10950

Re: Steve Mayhew DVD

Curtis Kam wrote:I think I get why you like it. That reads like a Siamese cat reviewing a Rubik's Cube.


Ha!
by GlennWest
September 8th, 2014, 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The green room...
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: The green room...

If you're a card guy, there's a pretty good Jazz Aces thread going on over there right now: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=563466&forum=2&start=0 Seems like the Genii Forum used to have some threads like that one, but I think there are too few people to sustain them h...
by GlennWest
September 5th, 2014, 4:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Xeroxed Marlo Magazine: What would you do?
Replies: 37
Views: 10928

Re: Xeroxed Marlo Magazine: What would you do?

The originals I've seen were all numbered (as in "10 of 500"). If the page indicating the number was intentionally left out, that would indicate the copier knew what he was doing was unauthorized. Also - it seems that if the copy were recent, the copied cover would be in full color. Why co...
by GlennWest
September 5th, 2014, 12:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 5424

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

Good point E - Daryl's routine is great.

Also from that era is another classic twisting routine, Harris' Bizarre Twist.
by GlennWest
September 4th, 2014, 1:19 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces
Replies: 14
Views: 5424

Re: Three Handlings--Twisting the aces

Hi Swamy,

In case you haven't seen this, Stephen Hobbs has some interesting work on twisting the aces in his Technical Toolbox:

http://www.stephenhobbstechnicaltoolbox.com/

Weeks 19 and 20.
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 18672

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

That's a shame.
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 142066

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Coming soon from the wilds of Canada Are you planning a book launch for such a major project? In general, where are you in Canada? Although it's not a subject of great interest to me, I can't help but feel some national pride. Good luck. You're kidding, right? http://www.geniimagazine.com/magicpedi...
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 7:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 18672

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

I'd like to request that Brad Henderson jump in with his comments on the video. He's usually pretty good about keeping us all on topic.
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 457
Views: 142066

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

Michael Close wrote:Bob Farmer is to book publishing as Zeno is to foot races.


That's damned funny.
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 7:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 18672

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

Rick Ruhl wrote:Until anything is proved in a court of law, the correct word is 'alleged' act. Any other word can be potentially libelous to the poster.

There are two sides to every story, and what lies in the middle is the real truth.

I believe, this is the case here.


Well said.
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 6:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 18672

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

Firstly, you need to see a doctor and check your ears . Secondly, I am not making an accusation, I am stating facts. We get it. You can't prove that what you are saying is true. And we understand that you are embarrassed to be called out on it, so you respond with an emotional attack. Perfectly pre...
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 18672

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

...and then the followup of beginning to market his innovations under her name, without credits or permissions. Again...can you prove this? I asked if you had any doubt on the honesty of those who got scammed. Reply to that first. You remember they made a DVD set before all ruckus? They described t...
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 18672

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

Tom Stone wrote:...and then the followup of beginning to market his innovations under her name, without credits or permissions.


Again...can you prove this?
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 5:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 18672

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

Dustin Stinett wrote: We decided that his comments about Char (but not necessarily those about him) were such that we thought it would be best to delete the thread.


I'm hoping you'll do the same thing here.
by GlennWest
September 1st, 2014, 5:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion
Replies: 81
Views: 18672

Re: Charlotte Pendragon's World of Illusion

That doesn't make Charlotte a villain any more or less than Jonathan. No, it is the scamming and theft that makes her a villain. Speaking of that, I saw a guy who says he originated the Tony Sagittarius character at a comedy club recently. He's touring the Canada/US comedy circuit for the next few ...

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