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by Jack Shalom
June 11th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us Season Six

Great news, thanks.
by Jack Shalom
June 7th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi
Replies: 17
Views: 1989

Re: USPCC Purchased by Cartamundi

Coming to every thing you buy in the future:

Made in China
by Jack Shalom
June 3rd, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic on TV
Replies: 8
Views: 1047

Re: Magic on TV

"won by a pensioner war veteran singing in front of a backdrop of poppies."

Never underestimate them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ03N532sX4
by Jack Shalom
May 10th, 2019, 2:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2728

Re: What are your favourite tricks from Roberto Giobbi's Card College 1 & 2?

That Echo, Homing Card Plus, Really Wild Nine Card Trick.

I generally don't care for the presentations given, however.
by Jack Shalom
May 6th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Elizabeth!
Replies: 15
Views: 2416

Re: Elizabeth!

Is it just me? I find the Got Talent shows are just unbearable to watch. Even with a good act, the stupidly scripted, awfully acted inserts of the judges and audience kill any appreciation I might have had. It's really at the first grade level. Good luck to Elizabeth, and here's hoping she gets to s...
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 147
Views: 42859

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

Oh, you’re gonna hate my routine then. I tell ‘em that it’s an Okito Box from a magic store.


That could be intriguing...the backstage view as Andy at the jerx might put it.
by Jack Shalom
May 2nd, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?
Replies: 147
Views: 42859

Re: Best Okito Box and Routine...Your opinion?

A long time ago, RK wrote: "Okito made his original coin box from a pill box: a natural pre-existing object that people would recognize. NOW--what do you think your box SHOULD look like? The answer is ... nothing special, nothing unusual. No dragon!" That is why I have rarely been impresse...
by Jack Shalom
May 1st, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Master Class with Penn & Teller
Replies: 30
Views: 3882

Re: Master Class with Penn & Teller

So people can no longer offer magic classes of their own material or material in the public domain? Or Brad are you saying that the whole exposure fear is largely nonsense?
by Jack Shalom
April 29th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years
Replies: 24
Views: 2823

Re: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years

I notice that Lulu has a 15% off sale until May 2nd with promo code ONEFIVE.
by Jack Shalom
April 27th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years
Replies: 24
Views: 2823

Re: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years

Thank you, Doug. Much appreciated.
by Jack Shalom
April 26th, 2019, 11:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years
Replies: 24
Views: 2823

Re: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years

M.U.M , the official magazine of the Society of American Magicians, just published a rave review by Norman Beck of Jerry's book in its new May issue. Here's the first paragraph: "This book is not like any magic book I have — and that is a good thing. I liked it very much and will have it for a...
by Jack Shalom
April 26th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Brainwave deck - your favourite presentation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Re: Brainwave deck - your favourite presentation?

See Pop Haydn in his Chicago Surprise notes.
by Jack Shalom
April 23rd, 2019, 2:42 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

I think it depends. I agree with Kickstarter.... been burned too many times. I think Kickstarter is fundamentally different from pre-order in the implicit and explicit contract being made with the consumer. If a book is advertised as a pre-order, then I expect to get the book in a reasonable time f...
by Jack Shalom
April 22nd, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dental Dam Coin Penetration
Replies: 47
Views: 4886

Re: Dental Dam Coin Penetration

Thanks, Brad. I first saw this as a kid about 1960, when my next door neighbor, whose father was an amateur magician, showed it to me.
by Jack Shalom
April 21st, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Thanks, Kent. I've pm'd you.
by Jack Shalom
April 21st, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mystic Descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 3780

Re: Mystic Descendant

From what I can tell, Ron's mentalism website is no longer up, but I don't know what his plans are for the magazine.
by Jack Shalom
April 21st, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 30
Views: 5730

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

I can send you my address, Joe...
by Jack Shalom
April 20th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View: Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot rerelease
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: One Man's View: Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot rerelease

Hi, nice review. Many thanks. Could you describe the basic effect(s) in the routine?
by Jack Shalom
April 19th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: Chompy - More magic from the Fun Shop

Does Chompy make house calls? How might we in Chompless villages like NYC obtain a visit with the toothy one?
by Jack Shalom
April 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 8514

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Thank you, Tom.
by Jack Shalom
April 15th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 8514

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Do Penn and Teller own their theatre?
by Jack Shalom
April 14th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2120

Re: WANTED. MARLOS MAGAZINE VOL. 4

Wow. That's a pretty eyebrow-raising price. Not saying they're not worth it, just curious as to how rare. Any estimate as to how many were printed?
by Jack Shalom
April 11th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7158
Views: 2131014

Re: ERDNASE

by Jack Shalom
April 6th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 181
Views: 42925

Re: DeLand

Not The Laughing Elephant! Exposure!

Seriously, it's amazing how good he makes these warhorses look.
by Jack Shalom
April 1st, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 8423

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

For specific details, take a look at the document Bill posted. Lots of testimony from lots of people.
by Jack Shalom
March 31st, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident
Replies: 68
Views: 8423

Re: THR Story Re: Roy's Accident

Who would ever give insurance in a situation where there is no barrier between the audience and the cats? It sounds crazy to me.
by Jack Shalom
March 31st, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Noel Heath's ACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1951

Re: Noel Heath's ACE

Wonderful. He reminds me of a young Tom Stone with the chops of Lennart Green.
by Jack Shalom
March 31st, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Hugh Laurie
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Hugh Laurie

Hugh and Stephen do a magic trick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph0xUQCPuOc
by Jack Shalom
March 22nd, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Memorized Deck Question
Replies: 22
Views: 2390

Re: Memorized Deck Question

IIRC Doug Dyment's Mindsights booklet contains a trick with a similar plot, "The Immoderate Deception."
by Jack Shalom
March 21st, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What is going on here?
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: What is going on here?

Richard Kaufman wrote:Al, ignore the boobs.

Doesn't that belong in the cardman thread?
by Jack Shalom
March 19th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 20700

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

What Jon said. It's way beyond magicians at this point. See latinx
by Jack Shalom
March 17th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 10012

Re: The Magic Rainbow

I’m an open book so there is no need for her to spy on anything.

Who do you think has been reading your Tamariz?
by Jack Shalom
March 15th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés
Replies: 45
Views: 5956

Re: Youtube LINKING Performances & Exposés

Thanks, Mahdi. From your description, part of it is like Amazon's "people who read this book also enjoyed/ordered..." But the transcript analysis was new to me. Holy Batscript--I never noticed the transcript button before. And the frame by frame visual analysis--a few years ago I would hav...
by Jack Shalom
March 12th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The End Times Magazine
Replies: 72
Views: 13185

Re: The End Times Magazine

Ryan has just offered a free pdf of one of his publications to subscribers as a way of bridging the gap while he attempts to get the rest of the numbers out. I think this is a fair way to proceed and I thank him.
by Jack Shalom
March 9th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Thompson Passes
Replies: 20
Views: 3577

Re: Johnny Thomson Passes

Oh my goodness. That's awful.
by Jack Shalom
March 8th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Re-sale of digital media
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Re-sale of digital media

Would I have to destroy my own copy if I sell it? Can i sell it more than once?
by Jack Shalom
March 8th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Marketing Riddle Magic Book
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Marketing Riddle Magic Book

I think most magicians would not necessarily see how this would work in their acts. Maybe you could provide some examples of what you're offering?
by Jack Shalom
March 8th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Not so secret anymore, huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 2961

Re: Not so secret anymore, huh?

When did it become innovative to pour wine into new hairstyles? It’s funny how those who believe they discovered the new path never consider if they headed further into magic or away from it. And if you get a tattoo of your secret club on youe hand, can you really be upset that people find out abou...
by Jack Shalom
March 8th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7158
Views: 2131014

Re: ERDNASE

Bob,

Does Erdnase use PALMING OFF a card, as opposed to just PALMING a card, anywhere?
by Jack Shalom
March 8th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Re-sale of digital media
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Re-sale of digital media

Very interesting. I really see good arguments on both sides of this. I don't know how I would rule on this if I were a judge, or what I think the best outcome would be, whether I be seller or consumer. I'd love to hear people's opinions.

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