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by PressureFan
May 19th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 33
Views: 1981

Re: How will magic change after COVID?

Magicians will still lick their fingers.
by PressureFan
May 16th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Ancient Mouse
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Ancient Mouse

It's Mark Lewis's first pitch item.
by PressureFan
May 15th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Voodoo Needle review
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Voodoo Needle review

Ah! That's why I didn't see the review.
by PressureFan
May 1st, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: dry hands
Replies: 36
Views: 6320

Re: dry hands

This might be of interest for those with dry hands. I’ve been growing my beard back during the Covid 19 pandemic. (At least I’m not being idle.) My mustache has a mind of its own and mustache wax has never helped because the beeswax is too soft at skin temperature. I found a mustache wax made with p...
by PressureFan
April 27th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase photographer ?
Replies: 43
Views: 2514

Re: Erdnase photographer ?

"If Figs 17 and 18 were based on photographs, the camera would have had to have been embedded in Erdnase's chest, like Tony Stark's arc reactor."

I assume M. D. Smith was in his vest pocket.
by PressureFan
April 21st, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Roulette with playing cards
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Roulette with playing cards

Thanks. I've already checked that out on the Conjuring Archive, it's not the source I recall as I've never owned it. It looks like the Hex Squared book is all magic trick applications. The item I'm looking for is only for playing roulette, there is no trick involved. It's just for playing roulette w...
by PressureFan
April 21st, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Roulette with playing cards
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Roulette with playing cards

Somewhere in my library I have instructions on how to play roulette with a deck of cards. It’s not a magic trick. I’ve looked over the years and haven’t had any luck finding it. Here’s what I recall; Certain cards are removed from the deck and the remaining playing cards are laid out in a grid, prob...
by PressureFan
April 14th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0

Maybe it was a Frisbyterian church. They believe that when you die your soul goes up on the roof and you can't get it back down. -old joke.
by PressureFan
April 11th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Royal
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Covid Royal

Drat. Enjoy the movie version:
https://youtu.be/sYNhKuxqWcE
by PressureFan
April 11th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Covid Royal
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Covid Royal

I try to make several of these a week.
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipO ... IFyNG4hoo4

Stay safe, half in the bag.
by PressureFan
April 4th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0

Thank you Bill! Wonderful! Those instructions are perfect. I assume I have them right.
The oration on potato peeling. What fun silliness. Thanks again.
by PressureFan
April 4th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0

Jack, thank you for that. I haven’t seen it before and I should have, I’ve looked over the years. It's a better looking, easier, and logical version than what I imagine from Martin’s description. The fingers walking action are easier and more illustrative.
by PressureFan
April 4th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0

Q, thank you for the reply! I don’t see the method Martin describes. He writes: “It begins with the little fingers linked, one palm up, the other down.” I read this to mean the hands must be back to back. Here’s my interpretation; https://youtu.be/rke7fwyQDE4 I’ve shown my handling to many people ov...
by PressureFan
April 4th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Here’s The Church Here’s The Steeple 2.0

How do you do the second half of the Here’s the Church, Here’s the Steeple finger rhyme? The rhyme is; “Here is the minister going upstairs, And here is the minister saying his prayers.” Martin Gardner writes of it in his Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic, page 201. He says it is “a finger action too ...
by PressureFan
March 29th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 209
Views: 29075

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

When I was bartending I'd do a single cup routine with whatever coffee cups they used. If the kitchen had chowder cups sometimes I'd do a three cup routine. I would ball up three cocktail napkins in front of the patrons and had a few fourth balls and a lime load or two stashed strategically behind t...
by PressureFan
March 26th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coronavirus Impact on Magicians
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: Coronavirus Impact on Magicians

A friend of mine rents out carnival games, bounce houses, etc. His business has dropped off completely.
I suggested he rent out his dunk tank filled with Purell hand sanitizer.
by PressureFan
March 10th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cardistry: Please Go Away
Replies: 93
Views: 8224

Re: Cardistry: Please Go Away

Thank you Bob!
by PressureFan
February 27th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Does anyone here speak French?
Replies: 43
Views: 4740

Re: Does anyone here speak French?

Come an' tie my shoe, seafood plate.
by PressureFan
February 17th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: A new method for crystal ball reading
Replies: 10
Views: 10091

Re: A new method for crystal ball reading

I still have my Mike Rogers Crystal Ball. Mike sent it to me as a bonus when I ordered his dice stacking set.
by PressureFan
February 12th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top Change Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 4292

Re: Top Change Effect

Fechter's Be Honest What Is It.
by PressureFan
February 11th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND
Replies: 40
Views: 5345

Re: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND

A deck of Aviators.

The Art of Switching Decks by Roberto Giobbi.
by PressureFan
February 4th, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Crimp Magazines 1-36
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: The Crimp Magazines 1-36

What's a good price for sludge? I have crates of it.
by PressureFan
February 2nd, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: How does the tarot work?
Replies: 18
Views: 2177

Re: How does the tarot work?

A recent Ouija session revealed the following spirit message from The Magician of the Golden Dawn;

Regarding tomes nonfiction,
There’s simply no contradiction.
Be you sane or manic,
Pious, satanic,
You really must read Tarodiction.
by PressureFan
January 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Help with Credit
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Re: Help with Credit

A look at it in the intro to Blacke's Magic at 0:17;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0jiuG9A04
by PressureFan
January 30th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to find Childhood Optical Illusion Book. Any Idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: Trying to find Childhood Optical Illusion Book. Any Idea?

I think they're called ambiguous images. This might be of interest. Years ago a friend showed me a few vintage booklets of a comic strip that can be turned upside down: The Upside Downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Muffaroo. Reprinted here; The Upside Down World of Gustave Verbeek: Complete S...
by PressureFan
November 22nd, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: On The Slant
Replies: 37
Views: 5655

Re: On The Slant

I'd never seen anyone else do it until I saw Skinner do it at the 1995 Las Vegas Close-up Classic. It was wonderful.
by PressureFan
November 21st, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: On The Slant
Replies: 37
Views: 5655

Re: On The Slant

Bruce Elliott's "Classic Secrets of Magic", eyeball on the palm cover, was my first magic book. I was around 10 years old too. My older brother grew tired of it and let me have it. He bought it at Jack & Jill's Joke Shop in Boston. My first real trick was from it, Sack's Spotted Sorcer...
by PressureFan
November 5th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: JFK Half Dollar with 3D Head
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: JFK Half Dollar with 3D Head

Didn't the routine involve using a straw to 'inflate' the coin?
by PressureFan
November 2nd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

Re: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin

What silliness. Obviously you haven't heard the word of the Flying Spaghetti Squash.
by PressureFan
August 29th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Two great performances on "Fool Us"
Replies: 13
Views: 3314

Re: Two great performances on "Fool Us"

I thought Tom was done performing in the U.S.
by PressureFan
August 8th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 214
Views: 60707

Re: Royal road to card magic

He was sold at a Psychic Fair.
by PressureFan
February 27th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33818

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

That's the reference.

PressureFan
by PressureFan
February 27th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 240
Views: 33818

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

I'm a diceperson!

PressureFan
by PressureFan
May 2nd, 2017, 8:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Penny punch
Replies: 46
Views: 11265

Re: Penny punch

I love the penny punch. You must have sold a lot of them. Mine is #2001.

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