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by Leo Garet
May 31st, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: John Mendoza
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: John Mendoza

Years ago he wrote both reviews and articles on general stuff in Bob Long’s magazine. Always interesting. I think he did some demming too in Bob’s shop. I had some brief correspondence with him back then. Snail mail, of course, this was deep in the last century. All I recall in slightly more recent ...
by Leo Garet
May 2nd, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 3880

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

But you won’t. It has nothing to do with the issue of exposure per se, but the feckless and obsequious nature of the magic community. We decide what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ more often based on our relationship to the people doing the thing, than the issues surrounding the thing itself. Strike out th...
by Leo Garet
May 2nd, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 3880

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

Joe Lyons wrote:Ok, I’ll bite.
Do you want a Masterclass with Penn? Or Teller?


Neither.
by Leo Garet
April 22nd, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 5730

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

Interesting new book announced from The Miracle Factory. https://www.miraclefactory.net/product/annemann/ I have to find reasons not to buy a good magic book rather than the other way round. I always feel underserved by the magic book industry since I have money in hand but nobody to give it to! I'...
by Leo Garet
March 30th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 8419

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

Nor "distasteful".
by Leo Garet
March 28th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Great magic shops - Past and present
Replies: 46
Views: 13685

Re: Great magic shops - Past and present

Mister Farmer, Sir...

Was this during the Pat Page era?

When I managed a visit or two in the late 70s, he'd been and gone.
by Leo Garet
March 12th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20690

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Brad Henderson wrote:Or we have proven how intractable some types of people can be. I think it stems from fear of seeing their monopoly on culture wane.


Indeed we have. Indeed it is.
by Leo Garet
March 9th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anthony Brahams R.I.P.
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Anthony Brahams R.I.P.

Sad news. I used to see Anthony at conventions back in the long ago. I don’t recall where we first met; possibly at one of the Jack Hughes Wizard Weekends in King’s Lynn, Norfolk in the late 70s. But I do clearly remember bumping into him at one of the Cambridge conventions in the early 1980s. I had...
by Leo Garet
March 7th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20690

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

If you were ever wondering how hard it is to effect change in the world, here we are, trying to improve the representation of half the human population in our art form, and our first step is to try to get people to stop using outdated, sexist language. We do not ask this because we think it is the ...
by Leo Garet
March 6th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20690

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Card expert says far more about the person and what they do than cardman/men ever will. The former addresses their relationships with cards and conveys a qualitative element of that relationship. MAN says nothing about the relationship of the person to cards and conveys no information about the qua...
by Leo Garet
March 6th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Bob Farmer Gets BAOTY Award

Bob Farmer wrote:Leonard: Close except it was at a crossroads at midnight and no fiddle-related myths were involved.

Not even a hint of fiddling with cards?
by Leo Garet
March 6th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20690

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Richard Kaufman wrote:It is neither inaccurate or irrelevant if it is applied to a man or men.

on the button.
by Leo Garet
March 5th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7158
Views: 2130701

Re: ERDNASE

I didn't read the article. Did it conclude Edward Galloway wrote Shakespeare? People that believe that the plays were written by Shakespeare are Stratfordians, since Willie the Shake was from Stratford-upon-Avon. If you credit them to Devere, the Earl of Oxford, you are an Oxfordian. If you believe...
by Leo Garet
February 27th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20690

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Charlie Miller was a Diceman.
by Leo Garet
February 27th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20690

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

webbmaster wrote:I have seen cardist or cardiste I think. But why not learn some coin tricks and maybe a rubber band trick and call yourself a "sleight-of-hand artist" which I like because it has 'artist' in it. You can still include card tricks.


Or learn some coin tricks and call yourself a coinman.
by Leo Garet
February 26th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 120
Views: 13912

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Al Schneider wrote:Perhaps this thread should ask the question what works best in the various venues of magic performances.

Perhaps not this thread, but another thread with this in mind is not a bad idea. I think.

All magic is conditional after all.
by Leo Garet
February 26th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20690

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Will this do?
Dexworker.

Decks Worker is okay, if a bit clumsy. Dexworker, however is a new word and should, perhaps, be cherished as such.
by Leo Garet
February 9th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 15165

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

Who knows why audiences react or respond the way they do. I'm always wary of magicians who offer guarantees of reaction. Tell the funniest joke in the world to five people... Number One will laugh his socks off. Number Two will laugh openly. Number Three will chuckle audibly. Number Four will smile....
by Leo Garet
February 9th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Home made okito box and Boston box!
Replies: 19
Views: 2562

Re: Home made okito box and Boston box!

When you are sitting or standing two or three feet from someone, I can certainly understand the need to explain odd things you bring into play. Indeed. Which is why I believe the original idea was that the Okito boxes were passed off to audiences as pill boxes, familiar items at one time. And not s...
by Leo Garet
February 7th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magician accused of sexual assault
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Magician accused of sexual assault

Bill Mullins wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:Wasn't dueling still legal at that time?


This wasn't a duel. It was a good old country ass-whooping.

It seems to have been a bit more than that, but to return to my original query, it seems odd, from today's perspective anyway, that Anderson didn't find himself back in court.
by Leo Garet
February 6th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magician accused of sexual assault
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

Re: Magician accused of sexual assault

Did Anderson face any charges on this matter, I wonder? Certainly should have done by the sounds of things.
by Leo Garet
February 4th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 15165

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

Regarding Scarne.
Generally agree. It is perfunctory, but what was the requirement? Did the film folk merely want a nuts and bolts dem? I suspect they did.

Incidentally, Scarne does look to be a young pup, but in 1939 he would have been 36.
by Leo Garet
January 29th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 23648

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Or maybe Andy is Erdnase….

Andy, Andrew, Andrews, the clues begin.
by Leo Garet
January 26th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 23648

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Richard Kaufman wrote:I have friends, and a spouse, and a child, and a parent, with whom I agree to disagree on certain things. That's how adults get a long.

On the button.
by Leo Garet
January 26th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 23648

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Joe Mckay wrote:Cheers, magicfish.

Agreeing to disagree is a sensible way to draw a line under all this.

Have a great weekend!


Indeed, although....

Agreeing to disagree might eliminate the need for lines. Everywhere.
by Leo Garet
January 24th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 23648

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Accepting that there are limits, by and large I agree with Mister Henderson. Joe is unquestionably one of Andy’s greatest publicists. Nothing wrong with that, if it’s your thing. And I I look forward to his observations on Year Four. As for Andy’s thoughts regarding “too much discussion of magic onl...
by Leo Garet
January 24th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 23648

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I see no reason to lock the thread. RK and The Moderators (that well-known rhythm ensemble) seem to be well on top of things.
by Leo Garet
January 24th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 23648

Re: The Jerx Year Three

So .... Richard deleted a post and noted that he did so because the post made little sense, was difficult to understand, and was somewhat inappropriate. Rather than leave well enough alone, magicfish decided to respond to Richards deletion by then linking to the contents of the post Richard had jus...
by Leo Garet
January 24th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 23648

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I've deleted your post because it was extremely confusing what was quoted material and what you were writing yourself. Parts of it were certainly offensive. The tone is certainly offensive, but I’m still confused. I was expecting a link to the The Jerx. I can’t make out who’s having a go at whom on...
by Leo Garet
January 7th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Glasgow Connection
Replies: 28
Views: 1906

Re: The Glasgow Connection

Peter Duffie has the lowdown and as much background on the Scottish Mafia as anyone would like to know. Whether he feels like publishing it on open forum, is another matter. in fact he may already have done so. Going on what Peter has told me it was all good fun. And as far as I can recall, Bobby Be...
by Leo Garet
January 7th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7158
Views: 2130701

Re: ERDNASE

Chris Wasshuber is entirely correct. Wasshuber is entirely incorrect ... as he's saying the very opposite of what you're saying (and I happen to agree with you ). Faux Pas City. Oops Oops and Oops Again. You're right. I'm right. Stating it how I did meant I was wrong. I suffer from congenital Gift ...
by Leo Garet
January 6th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7158
Views: 2130701

Re: ERDNASE

I have seen and heard the phrase, "gift of gab" frequently, but I have never encountered anywhere else (to my feeble recollection), "the gift of THE gab". The addition of the second article is indeed most rare. In Magic maybe. But I doubt it. And certainly not where I live. Enti...
by Leo Garet
June 9th, 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 15746

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

I think (not having the book directly in front of me) that my letter is K. And you, Leo, are one of the people who like to make a fuss. Do you own these books? Well, thankyou Mister Kaufman for that clear cut defamation. What a vicious response to a perfectly innocuous post. If it was meant to be h...
by Leo Garet
June 9th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: R.M. Jamison's Spot Sticks
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Re: R.M. Jamison's Spot Sticks

I also wish Terry had used his own voice and not attempted Ken Brooke's version of a Yorkshire Accent.
Ken was Tyke through and through and certainly had a Yorkshire Accent, but not the Yorkshire. There is no such thing.
:)
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 15746

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

It's a very big fuss over 26 sets of books. So few people will actually get to purchase them (beyond those who already have). True enough, but people do like to make a fuss. Magicians being people (generally speaking) are seriously prone to fuss-making. It sometimes makes life interesting and often...
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 5 cool magic tricks for kids
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

Re: 5 cool magic tricks for kids

Wow! What a great idea. I would never have thought of doing magic tricks for kids. And doing them at a birthday bash, cripes, that is a barnstormer of a notion. :o
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 4146

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

No, Leo, there was nothing like that in Genii. Gulp. I know (as much as anyone with a memory as "wonderful" as mine can ever know) that I read a quite substantial article somewhere. It must have been "in another place," that is, "the other" US glossy magazine. As hinte...
by Leo Garet
June 6th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 4146

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

Bruce Geller was a magician, which could explain things. The magic influence in "Mission Impossible" comes out often...Geller once described each episode was a magic trick in itself. Indeed. Am I dreaming? I can't find the issue I think I'm thinking of, but wasn't there a recent Genii fea...
by Leo Garet
June 6th, 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Whose idea is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Whose idea is this?

Anybody ever "see" Bunny/Penguin?
I use this ambigram as sort-of proof that sometimes we see things that aren't there and sometimes we don't see things that are there.
by Leo Garet
June 5th, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 4146

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam. Two all-time favourites. Both in "High Noon," though neither was very busy. And Van Cleef didn't speak.

One of the most underrated western series for me was "The Dakotas". Elam as a gunfighter turned lawman. That made a change.

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