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by Jack Shalom
May 16th, 2018, 2:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection

New-York Historical Society June 15, 2018-September 16, 2018 "Summer of Magic: Treasures from the David Copperfield Collection features highlights from the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts, the incomparable trove of magical historical artifacts from the Emmy Award-winning ...
by Jack Shalom
May 15th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P.T. Selbit
Replies: 20
Views: 745

Re: P.T. Selbit

Jose Antonio Gonzales Campos, I believe, from Panama. Went by the handle of Marko.
by Jack Shalom
May 13th, 2018, 10:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice
Replies: 45
Views: 3399

Re: Worthwhile Kickstarter Campaign for Great Chop Cup Set Done with Dice Cups and Dice

Investors even in a failed project have the right to know the truth about what went wrong. Until that happens at a minimum, it's a scam.
by Jack Shalom
May 12th, 2018, 1:35 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin
Replies: 96
Views: 26737

Re: The Fate of The Magic of Robert Harbin

I just started reading Early Harbin. Man, that was one clever, out of the box (sorry) guy. Usually methods turn out to be humdrum in magic; but his were the kinds of methods that I fantasied as a kid.
by Jack Shalom
May 12th, 2018, 12:12 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Buster and Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Buster and Magic

You may be interested to view a 15 minute Buster Keaton short called Mixed Magic where Buster plays a magician's assistant. This seldom screened short was made in 1936 after Keaton's silent movie heyday.

https://jackshalom.net/2018/05/12/mixed-magic/
by Jack Shalom
May 11th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)

Ricky Jay, Thought Card Across (Warning: none of the spectators are wearing bikinis):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgqXdnwIoQM
by Jack Shalom
May 11th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Review: Naked Strange (Paul Harris)

Similar non-gaffed versions from Edward Brown, Bruce Bernstein, and Greg Chapman, though I don't believe any bikinis were involved.
by Jack Shalom
May 5th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

Since Bill's pseudo-science knowledge is so dishonest I suggest for anybody who is genuinely interested in this subject to read for example this article http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~vmp93/Conference_pub/WACV2016_CFP.pdf What you will learn is that recognizing profile images from frontal images is a ...
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE
Replies: 18
Views: 1588

Re: The Genii Convention 2019: Date CHANGE

And a terrific version of "All The Things You Are."
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

Erdnase doesn't explicitly say that he is "keeping some secrets which are not his to disclose". Here is the passage: "We do not claim to know it all. Many professionals have attained their success by improving old methods, or inventing new ones; and as certain artifices are first dis...
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater
Replies: 31
Views: 2178

Re: Greater Magic to Become Even Greater

Wow. What a year for magic books.
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

Describing the method, the technique, the "move" is only a matter of accurately explaining how to manipulate the deck. I'm not saying that some folks might find that a challenge. But it is not the masterful process of making things out of whole cloth. Moving the goal posts here. We're not...
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2018, 1:06 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1522

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

That's the interesting part, at least to me. Will the books sell at the retail price, or will they decide they can't wait until July?
by Jack Shalom
May 1st, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint
Replies: 29
Views: 1522

Re: EBay item: The Magic of Johnny Thompson/Mint

It's at $298 with 5 days to go.
Now it gets interesting...
by Jack Shalom
May 1st, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

from a writer's point of view, that the magic routines required more time and effort to compose, simply because they were fancier. This is nonsense. It's very difficult to write precise technical instructions involving sleight of hand well. Among modern writers, Richard does it well, Stephen Minch ...
by Jack Shalom
April 29th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

Chris, I have to say, I thought you were going to have more with the facial recognition contention; but for me those photos and diagrams are not convincing evidence at all. The people in the photos don't look alike, and even then, your proportion argument doesn't pan out. I think your have some stro...
by Jack Shalom
April 29th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Curry - The Sliding Knot
Replies: 29
Views: 1301

Re: Paul Curry - The Sliding Knot

stooge?
by Jack Shalom
April 29th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 117
Views: 13981

Re: New John Thompson Book

I was given the secret of how to become very, very, very rich publishing magic books by someone who had already done it. He gave me the secret on his deathbed


How to get a million dollars through magic publishing:

First, start off with two million...
by Jack Shalom
April 25th, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Michael Close's "The Paradigm Shift" Volumes One and Two Available Now
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

Re: Michael Close's "The Paradigm Shift" Volumes One and Two Available Now

Thanks, Michael. I somehow missed the embedded video factor in the advertising material. That's certainly a plus for the ebook format. It sounds like a wonderful set of books.
by Jack Shalom
April 24th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Michael Close's "The Paradigm Shift" Volumes One and Two Available Now
Replies: 21
Views: 2882

Re: Michael Close's "The Paradigm Shift" Volumes One and Two Available Now

I wonder if there is any chance that there will be print versions of this--either soft cover or hardback?
by Jack Shalom
April 21st, 2018, 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

AJM wrote:Jack

Many thanks for adding that random YouTube video to my post.

Cheers

Andrew

LOL. that was pretty random. No idea how that got there.
by Jack Shalom
April 21st, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

I have no idea who Erdnase was. (I don't particularly care as I, and most of us, have more important things to worry about.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRRKJiWSSM But I know he wasn't Gallaway... I don't think anyone can predict that with accuracy. Perhaps tomorrow a Gallaway diary will turn ...
by Jack Shalom
April 21st, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

Perhaps he was exactly one smoot tall:

https://www.ahdictionary.com/word/searc ... ubmit.y=23
by Jack Shalom
April 20th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cellphone magic
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Cellphone magic

It's a sticky subject...
by Jack Shalom
April 20th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Farmers in the Lybrary
Replies: 18
Views: 1298

Re: Farmers in the Lybrary

I enjoyed Bob's Cyclops impromptu cups and balls routine.
by Jack Shalom
April 19th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cellphone magic
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Cellphone magic

So, my question for the group is: what's the best way to present tricks involving cell phones without causing the audience to jump right to a tech method


Have them end up in the guts of a dead fish?
by Jack Shalom
April 18th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

The expert linguist with decades of experience in the authorship attribution area Dr. Olsson thinks Gallaway writes very much like Erdnase, as do several who have posted here to this forum. I would think that an expert linguistic analysis would also need an expert understanding of the work being in...
by Jack Shalom
April 17th, 2018, 11:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

I agree that Erdnase must have had prior writing experience; but the lack of available writing evidence doesn't disqualify a candidate--it may just mean that that evidence hasn't been found yet. But until it *is* found, candidates such as E.S. Andrews must be further down the list of candidates in m...
by Jack Shalom
April 15th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

Here's something of potential interest to everyone here... There's a new version of Erdnase out by Joe Crist with photos of his hands vs the old illustrations. It looks really great. In his foreword, he tells a story about Erdnase that he heard from his teacher Joe Artanis whose card teacher was ap...
by Jack Shalom
April 6th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New John Thompson Book
Replies: 117
Views: 13981

Re: New John Thompson Book

Arrived in Brooklyn today. Beautiful photos and layout.
by Jack Shalom
March 26th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

Pretty interesting background for all of this:

Authorship Attribution

by Patrick Juola
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Duquesne University,

http://www.mathcs.duq.edu/~juola/papers.d/fnt-aa.pdf
by Jack Shalom
March 25th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

I once read that one of the most difficult things for an author to change is his or her paragraphing style. I have no idea if this is true. Has anyone done any analysis of this with regard to Erdnase? Do you mean with paragraphing style how long (how many words or how many sentences) a paragraph is...
by Jack Shalom
March 25th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6749
Views: 1991378

Re: ERDNASE

I once read that one of the most difficult things for an author to change is his or her paragraphing style. I have no idea if this is true. Has anyone done any analysis of this with regard to Erdnase?
by Jack Shalom
March 11th, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gimmicked Three Card Monte vs. Real
Replies: 133
Views: 4230

Re: Gimmicked Three Card Monte vs. Real

Submitted for your approval: Garrett Thomas's Stand Up Monte.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Ct3Dm8Boc

I'm a big fan of it.
by Jack Shalom
March 3rd, 2018, 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DelGaudio's Quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 817

DelGaudio's Quiz

Yesterday, card magician Derek DelGaudio appeared on NPR radio's quiz show, Ask Me Another , where his quiz category was…playing cards. Derek answered questions like, "One of the four Kings' faces is different from the other three: which, and why?" But it was the final question that was th...
by Jack Shalom
March 2nd, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Hacking the Lottery
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Hacking the Lottery

Very entertaining read. Thanks.
by Jack Shalom
February 25th, 2018, 11:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Himber - GENII issue?
Replies: 46
Views: 2113

Re: Richard Himber - GENII issue?

Richard Kaufman wrote:At this point, I don't think a cover story on Richard Himber would be of sufficient interest to most readers to justify the work involved.


Richard, just wondering: does the circulation of the magazine vary from month to month based on the cover, or is it pretty consistent from month to month?
by Jack Shalom
February 22nd, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: The March Issue of Genii is Now Live Online

My print issue actually arrived before this announcement. That's the first time that's happened for me.

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