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by Jack Shalom
May 24th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 43
Views: 2238

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Penn might have been a better guess:

https://www.cameo.com/browse/more/magicians
by Jack Shalom
May 24th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 100
Views: 12849

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

"I find it hard to believe that the effect could be performed in front of a live theater audience" I had exactly the same feeling as I watched him live on the stage at TAOM (not the lecture, Brad). But he did. So unless someone knows for sure, I'll remain skeptical of those kinds of commen...
by Jack Shalom
May 24th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 43
Views: 2238

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

In order for it to be true, you would have to ascribe the original Magic Circle Jerk to Derren as well, and that doesn't fit in quite as well. Andy clearly wrote both, but Derren makes no mention of it at all. That should be a red flag. Exactly. If you've been following Andy for a long time, there ...
by Jack Shalom
May 24th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big Announcement from The Jerx
Replies: 43
Views: 2238

Re: Big Announcement from The Jerx

Not Derren. Andy's an American.

Good gag, though.
by Jack Shalom
May 21st, 2020, 12:40 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Buster and Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: Buster and Magic

Jerry Zolten gave me permission to post a photo of his one sheet from the Keaton film. I think you'll enjoy it:

https://jackshalom.net/2020/05/21/poster-boy/
by Jack Shalom
May 12th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cardmen's Get Together
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Cardmen's Get Together

Here's something remarkable I just stumbled on.

Richard Turner, Steve Forte, Jason England, Ron Conley, Damien Neman, Michael Weber and other card and magic greats--together.

Posted by Richard's son:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwf89TDN7F4
by Jack Shalom
May 11th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic is not theater
Replies: 42
Views: 1459

Re: Magic is not theater

It's a shame, Joe, to write off centuries of oral and written wisdom and experience about how to make what happens in the space between an audience and performer entertaining and electrifying. And in the last century and a half some excellent advice on how to achieve a level of verisimilitude in one...
by Jack Shalom
May 10th, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Karan Singh
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Karan Singh

Wonderful. Thank you
by Jack Shalom
May 3rd, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Help - Anyone familiar with this?
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Help - Anyone familiar with this?

Well, if the mentalist had a "helpful" index card with a hole cut out of it, which the spec moved around at random while his eyes were closed...
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you have a book listed on Lulu--important
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: If you have a book listed on Lulu--important

Bill, the book is not under my name. It's Gerald Deutsch's book, which I prepared for him. Last week, unlike this week, it wouldn't even turn up in a search. This week it turns up in the search, but the cover and info are no good. And all the previous links posted are busted. At a minimum they shoul...
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If you have a book listed on Lulu--important
Replies: 2
Views: 389

If you have a book listed on Lulu--important

Just a heads up for anyone who has a Lulu book being sold on Lulu--make sure you check the status of your account! Here's some not so great news: I recently found out that Lulu has totally re-vamped their system with "improvements." They re-did their whole website, and in the process screw...
by Jack Shalom
May 1st, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Lord of Misrule or Punch & Judy in the Nude
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: The Lord of Misrule or Punch & Judy in the Nude

That was fantastic. Thank you. How could children of all ages not be entertained by that? Quentin, how much of that script is traditional? Would any Punch and Judy show have basically the same script--or just the familiar characters? I'm recalling shows I've seen with maybe more marital material bet...
by Jack Shalom
May 1st, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: The Magic of Charles Sanders Peirce
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: The Magic of Charles Sanders Peirce

And More... Diaconis, P. & Graham, R.L. The Solutions to Elmsley's Problem. (2007). Math Horizons 14: 22-27. PDF. https://statweb.stanford.edu/~cgates/PERSI/year.html#07 "A deck of size 52 recycles after 52 in shuffles. We are embarrassed to report that we first learned this by actually sh...
by Jack Shalom
April 28th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Carisa Hendrix is on the Cover of Genii's May Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: Carisa Hendrix is on the Cover of Genii's May Issue

Not yet in Brooklyn where I usually get it quite quickly. But of course we all understand that these are different times.
by Jack Shalom
April 22nd, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 27
Views: 9342

Re: Magic Magazine

Richard, if you look at this thread, you'll see that there was never a definitive announcement that it was now working properly on all platforms. And it's easy to overlook the dropdown menu. I suspect some, as I did, have only just become aware of how to access it. Anyway, thanks for setting this up...
by Jack Shalom
April 21st, 2020, 12:51 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Magic Magazine
Replies: 27
Views: 9342

Re: Magic Magazine

I recently stumbled upon the archive of MAGIC Magazines, and it seems to be functional. On FireFox on my Mac, I clicked on the most recent Genii issue, then clicked on ISSUES on the right. You'll see a bunch of Genii covers with the words "Genii Magazine" on top. But it's a drop down menu;...
by Jack Shalom
April 16th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: For chapped hands.
Replies: 23
Views: 1902

Re: For chapped hands.

We've long used coconut oil to cook with at our house--it's very good when you want to cook at high temperatures. But to me, at least, it does have an odor--coconut-like, unsurprisingly.
by Jack Shalom
April 9th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Escapology , spectators still beliving nowdays it' s really a dagerous performance ?
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Escapology , spectators still beliving nowdays it' s really a dagerous performance ?

Yes, I think it's still very entertaining. I think the average spec's attitude is, "Of course, he's going to get out alive, but it is dangerous and maybe he'll mess up." I think the spec doesn't understand that the danger is not what s/he thinks it is.
by Jack Shalom
April 9th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: "Let me show you a trick"
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: "Let me show you a trick"

Both are fine. Bread and roses. The more miracles, the less miraculous.
by Jack Shalom
April 6th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: ShareMagic: Live event on April 5th
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: ShareMagic: Live event on April 5th

Really enlightening. The feeling is like the internet before it became the internet.
by Jack Shalom
April 6th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DaOrtiz
Replies: 13
Views: 12219

Re: DaOrtiz

Dani's half hour lecture on "expectation" during the online Vanishing extravaganza yesterday was really great. No clowning, just really deep analysis. What a magic thinker.
by Jack Shalom
April 4th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Take a Deep Breath
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: Take a Deep Breath

by Jack Shalom
March 31st, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 209
Views: 28245

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

Here is a performance using the "Ickle Pickle Chalice" chop cup at Ricardos in Santa Rosa, CA, where I had the privilege to work for 3 and 1/2 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVaZ8evyG6o "You couldn't have palmed a lemon!" I really like how you use their incomplete knowle...
by Jack Shalom
March 26th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full video of Teller's Macbeth
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Full video of Teller's Macbeth

Full video of Teller's acclaimed production of Macbeth, complete with interview:

https://www.folger.edu/video-macbeth-folger-theatre
by Jack Shalom
March 25th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Allan Slaight Covid-19 Relief Fund
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Allan Slaight Covid-19 Relief Fund

Thanks for doing this.
by Jack Shalom
March 22nd, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Best Illusion ever!!
Replies: 48
Views: 11725

Re: Best Illusion ever!!

by Jack Shalom
March 20th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Issue of Genii Goes Live Tomorrow Morning (March 20)
Replies: 1
Views: 789

Re: New Issue of Genii Goes Live Tomorrow Morning (March 20)

What a pleasure to wake up to this. I had been feeling down about the current events, but there was Genii and Richard, on time as always. After the Apocalypse occurs and we're all wiped out, I'm convinced the only thing remaining will be the cockroaches, some lizards, and Richard turning out the nex...
by Jack Shalom
March 19th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Read My Book CardWorks for Free!

Thanks very much, Richard.
by Jack Shalom
March 19th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hermetic Press Stylebook
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: Hermetic Press Stylebook

Thanks Stephen and Tom. It's a great, compact resource.
by Jack Shalom
March 18th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Indulgence with Lucy Darling
Replies: 27
Views: 2352

Re: Indulgence with Lucy Darling

I thought she was great at the Genii Convention. She was quick on her feet and a wonderful host as well as a highlight worthy act. As to "inauthenticity" --that's the whole joke. It's a great, funny character. Her audience knows she's playing this sexually suggestive character, but she doe...
by Jack Shalom
March 17th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Interesting articles on False Solutions
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: Interesting articles on False Solutions

Really interesting, thanks. "Although many misdirection principles involve manipulating spectators’ attentional and perceptual strategies, some of the most effective techniques involve manipulating reasoning, i.e., how the spectators subsequently interpret what they have just seen." What's...
by Jack Shalom
March 12th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: International Women’s Day 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 5498

Re: International Women’s Day 2020

Arguing among people who already agree...


Evidently not.
by Jack Shalom
March 11th, 2020, 12:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Two items of interest at popular prices
Replies: 0
Views: 1610

Two items of interest at popular prices

1) Jerry O'Connell Small Plus Wallet: One of the strongest effects in magic: Object (ring, a signed card) to an envelope in a zipped compartment in the wallet. No palm feature. Brand new, unopened, never used. https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/8783 (The new version does not come with a DVD, but links t...
by Jack Shalom
March 5th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Smithsonian on magic posters
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: Smithsonian on magic posters

Enjoyable article. Thanks.
by Jack Shalom
February 25th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 21823

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Arrived here in Brooklyn.
by Jack Shalom
February 16th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2309492

Re: ERDNASE

not excitable, enthusiastic, or chatty as Erdnase seems to be.


Whether Erdnase is all these things is impossible to know from a book. They're words. Writers are not their characters.
by Jack Shalom
February 10th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND
Replies: 40
Views: 5178

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

Probably ECT. So much in there that I've told myself, well maybe one day when I have the time...

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