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by PressureFan
March 2nd, 2021, 4:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?
Replies: 34
Views: 1503

Re: Opinions on Derren Brown quote?

Flutter Fetti, Butterflies Tissue -Multicolor
I purchased 3 pounds of cast-off/reject butterfly confetti. I had no idea what a huge amount that was!
by PressureFan
March 1st, 2021, 2:41 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians come to life!
Replies: 31
Views: 1398

Re: Magicians come to life!

I think it depends on the image. It worked for me on Charlie McCarthy (weird), Mona Lisa, George Washington, the King of Hearts (neato), and Alfred E. Newman.
by PressureFan
February 28th, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians come to life!
Replies: 31
Views: 1398

Re: Magicians come to life!

Now, here's creepy. I've had a mannequin for about 25 years and to see its face animate is almost too much. Her name is Paris, after the plaster. We may have to break up. She just has to give me time to pack.
by PressureFan
February 28th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magicians come to life!
Replies: 31
Views: 1398

Re: Magicians come to life!

Peter, thanks for sharing. This is wild. I've been doing old family photos, especially youthful photos of my grandparents. It's really pretty touching to see the photos animated. I did one of Malini. I tried to do one of Si Stebbins but the photo wasn't good enough. If you want to see something a bi...
by PressureFan
February 20th, 2021, 11:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 61
Views: 11867

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

What kind of crimp? Is it in the book?
by PressureFan
January 24th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Transfer Move
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Re: Vernon's Transfer Move

Here are the masters hands: Vernon Revelations, Volume 8. The Hand Washing Move.
by PressureFan
January 24th, 2021, 2:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Transfer Move
Replies: 17
Views: 783

Re: Vernon's Transfer Move

I think he demonstrates it in the Revelations videos. He tells a story of having a card palmed in his right hand and being introduced to someone. He transferred the card to the left palm and shook hands. He had no idea how he did it and had to reconstruct the method. Being natural in the moment.
by PressureFan
January 22nd, 2021, 2:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Mark Wilson
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: RIP Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson absolutely started my magic interest. I watched the Magic Land of Allakazam faithfully in the early 60’s. I got to meet Mark many years later at a magic convention. I also sat and chatted with Bev Bergeron at a convention banquet. He was excited to bring back his “Water Act”.
by PressureFan
January 21st, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP David Roth
Replies: 41
Views: 5152

Re: RIP David Roth

Kmarr the Discount Magician fixed Letterman with the Jigsaw. Hilarious.
by PressureFan
January 5th, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Happy Hindu Shuffle!
Replies: 23
Views: 1661

Re: Happy Hindu Shuffle!

You're right, it draws suspicion. Maybe if it were out-jogged and stayed in view as you shuffle off. Shuffling off could be like continuing to spread the cards after a classic forced card is taken.
by PressureFan
January 5th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Happy Hindu Shuffle!
Replies: 23
Views: 1661

Re: Happy Hindu Shuffle!

I’ve enjoyed toying with this. Seeing the different card faces go by is similar to a face up false overhand shuffle in The Impostress Princess Expanded. (I can’t believe I found the reference in my notes right away.) I don’t know if this is of value or not but I pull the face down force card onto th...
by PressureFan
December 30th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Characters on "Chinese" Coins
Replies: 21
Views: 1048

Re: Characters on "Chinese" Coins

There are eight interesting characters on Marriage Coin Charms. No translation needed.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_coin_charm
by PressureFan
December 18th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: R.I.P Al Cohen
Replies: 18
Views: 1929

Re: R.I.P Al Cohen

My sympathies to Al's family. Once at a magic convention I caught the act of some funny fellow named Pernell Zorch. As I recall he did a straightjacket escape. Later in the dealers room Al Cohen sold me a nickel plated live game trap. You know the one, you reach in and it smashes down on your finger...
by PressureFan
November 20th, 2020, 12:39 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Jacket Pants Transpo Backwards Whistling
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Jacket Pants Transpo Backwards Whistling

Who was this magician? In the 90’s at an SAM convention I saw a magician take off his tuxedo jacket with tails and set It aside. He took off his pants and put them aside. Then he put on the jacket that were now pants. He picked up the pants and they were a jacket. Topper Martyn comes to mind but I d...
by PressureFan
November 18th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Discoverie of Witchcraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: The Discoverie of Witchcraft

I'm not seeing pages 297 and 298.
by PressureFan
November 16th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Squeakee the Balloon Dog
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Squeakee the Balloon Dog

Another job lost to automation.
by PressureFan
November 10th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: ZOMBIE Hand-Little Hand New Version
Replies: 6
Views: 794

Re: ZOMBIE Hand-Little Hand New Version

“You’ve seen zombies before.”
“But this one is eating my popcorn!”
by PressureFan
November 3rd, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Crunch by me
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Crunch by me

Kracko the Magician.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM8gBfNeKX8

It's so much fun learning to use it again.
by PressureFan
October 25th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Amazing Randi
Replies: 35
Views: 2904

Re: RIP Amazing Randi

It must be cursed.
by PressureFan
October 25th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Amazing Randi
Replies: 35
Views: 2904

Re: RIP Amazing Randi

For those who don't already know, Randi's Milk Can poster has Harry Houdini spelled out in Morse code along the seam.
by PressureFan
October 16th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 31
Views: 4544

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

Stop lookin'. I found it. It was hiding between Kenner's Totally Out of Control and Arcade Dreams by Racherbaumer. That's the first place I should have looked.
Any idea what price the final issue of Magic Magazine #301 would fetch?
One owner, only lost once.
by PressureFan
August 31st, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews
Replies: 28
Views: 2699

Re: Online reviews PropDog and Wizard Product reviews

I think it has something to do with members that are on a foes list.
by PressureFan
August 3rd, 2020, 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic at wakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: Magic at wakes?

What Would Jethro Did?
by PressureFan
August 3rd, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 31
Views: 4544

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

Bummer. I went to my notes on Chad's Checkers and found I hadn't finished them. I do that a lot.
by PressureFan
August 3rd, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive
Replies: 31
Views: 4544

Re: Most Issues of MAGIC Magazine are Now Live in the Genii Archive

I can't find the final issue of Magic Magazine in the Genii Archive. Magicmagazine.com posted: "A complete file of all 301 digital issues is available for purchase from Lybrary.com. Also, the collection is available for browsing with your subscription to Genii Magazine or Ask Alexander." I...
by PressureFan
May 19th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How will magic change after COVID?
Replies: 33
Views: 2525

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: 1120

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: 748

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: 6947

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: 3591

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: 625

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: 625

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: 1434

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: 605

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: 605

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: 1434

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: 1434

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: 1434

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: 1434

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 ...

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