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by Eric Rose
March 3rd, 2006, 12:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1588

Re: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour

Never mind, Craig - I just checked and I must have entered 7385400809 instead of 7385400808. Instead of getting Jessica Alba I got Robert Albo...
by Eric Rose
March 3rd, 2006, 12:23 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 1588

Re: Tivo Alert: USPC Factory Tour

No, they didn't mention magic, but if you were watching you saw one of those oh-so-prolific black closeup pads with the yellow lines and cards on the corners. Odds on favorite it came from Haines House of Cards five blocks down the street from USPC. Oh, and Craig, that TIVO code didn't work right. I...
by Eric Rose
February 23rd, 2006, 12:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Help with Marlo Effect
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: Help with Marlo Effect

Ah, Brian, invoking my library again? Hmmm. Well, sadly, a fellow offered me more than I could refuse for the Marlo's Magazines so they went off to a collector in France. However, Expert Card Conjuring is right here next to the other Sharpe books. Give me a call, Brian and we'll come up with a time ...
by Eric Rose
February 23rd, 2006, 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to right good*
Replies: 43
Views: 2842

Re: How to right good*

Originally posted by John LeBlanc: For a number of years I conducted technical interviews for a top headhunter group. There were lots of brilliant programmers who lost out on six-figure positions because they didn't find it worth the effort to communicate appropriately for the corporate world. But ...
by Eric Rose
February 9th, 2006, 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this guy for REAL???
Replies: 24
Views: 1807

Re: Is this guy for REAL???

I agree, Pete. The only exception I can imagine would be a "full time semi" truck driver.
by Eric Rose
February 9th, 2006, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mr. Bryant is SCARY!
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Mr. Bryant is SCARY!

Never, never, underestimate Mr. Bryant. I am blessed to live just a stone's throw from him. Well, actually it's about 45 miles, but I'm working on my arm. We spent some time together about 6 months ago and he fried me with a couple handlings.

And yes, Steve, I'm STILL working on that project...
by Eric Rose
February 7th, 2006, 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: One Hundred By Warlock Arrives!
Replies: 19
Views: 2064

One Hundred By Warlock Arrives!

I received One Hundred By Warlock about an hour ago and just spent the past hour enjoying several of the writeups. Great ideas, clear descriptions and those classic Patten illustrations! Very nice cloth hardback cover - looks fantastic and quite appropriate next to Warlock's Way and Peter Warlock's ...
by Eric Rose
February 2nd, 2006, 3:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: airport security..
Replies: 44
Views: 3255

Re: airport security..

Don't try to screw with the TSA - they have access to federal prosecutors, prisons and weapons. Magic isn't worth that. You mentioned traveling internationally. Remember that when you are traveling in another country you are subject to their laws. Don't assume that you won't go to jail just because ...
by Eric Rose
January 31st, 2006, 2:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Spectator Teaches the Balducci
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Spectator Teaches the Balducci

I was playing in a euchre tournament last week when the topic of magic and David Blaine comes up. A fellow asks me if I know how Blaine levitated - I beg off saying that I've never really watched him but I know a lot of people liked it. Suddenly another guy at the table jumps up and says "I thi...
by Eric Rose
January 31st, 2006, 2:05 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: This is Not A Game
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: This is Not A Game

Thanks for posting. I'm always glad to see someone taking the time to think through their magic. You've obviously done that.

Is the author's name really "Dave Dave?"
by Eric Rose
January 30th, 2006, 5:37 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BUYER BEWARE ON EBAY
Replies: 37
Views: 2003

Re: BUYER BEWARE ON EBAY

I have a friend whose mother was part of a shill scam. She and some of her ebay friends were contacted by a seller who was sending them a percentage for shilling up the bids. He said they got nailed and booted. She couldn't see how what they were doing was wrong...
by Eric Rose
January 25th, 2006, 2:19 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Flim-Flamagic: Bulletin!
Replies: 16
Views: 6086

Re: Flim-Flamagic: Bulletin!

That blasted paged caused me to go through Magicana about 20 times looking for a reference. I finally went back and reread Richard's page more closely and found the reference to Mr. Farmer. I was definitely left beaten and bleedin' from that exercise. Looking forward to the routine - I'm sure it wil...
by Eric Rose
January 22nd, 2006, 3:05 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Photos from History Conf.
Replies: 35
Views: 2139

Re: Photos from History Conf.

"Now get this straight - you steal Richard's hotel key and I'll shortsheet his bed."
by Eric Rose
January 16th, 2006, 7:15 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon
Replies: 51
Views: 33624

Re: BoM: Milo & Roger by Arthur Brandon

This is one of the few magic books that I've ever picked up and read straight through in one sitting. I just had to know what was going to happen next. Oddly, one of the others on this short list was the aforementioned "A Life Among the Secrets." I suggest to any magicians out there - and ...
by Eric Rose
January 13th, 2006, 6:42 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Embree Manufacturing Co. ??
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Embree Manufacturing Co. ??

The pitch for Embree's Kopeefun (and several related Kopeefun newsletters) are included in "The Compleat Pitchman" by Don Boles, copyright 1972 by Pinchpenny Press. The pitch starts out: 'Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house, Not a creature was stirring- Not even a mou...
by Eric Rose
January 11th, 2006, 8:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martinka problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: Martinka problem

I've never had any problems with any auctions. Always very smooth and professional.
by Eric Rose
January 8th, 2006, 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who is David Britland ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1048

Re: who is David Britland ?

You're, welcome. :)
by Eric Rose
January 8th, 2006, 3:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who is David Britland ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1048

Re: who is David Britland ?

Originally posted by Euan: You shouldn't put a comma before the word 'and' Richard. ;) Euan Euan, that comma is commonly omitted in the UK and commonly used in the U.S. For a more detailed review of the practice, check out the chapter "That'll do, Comma" for information on the "Oxfor...
by Eric Rose
January 4th, 2006, 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Show Must Go On
Replies: 33
Views: 2858

Re: The Show Must Go On

I read once that Lou Costello performed (either radio or tv) a few hours after his young son drowned in a pool. He left immediately after performing and Bud Abbott announced to the audience what a professional Costello was. I've always had mixed feelings about that story. I wonder where Mrs. Costell...
by Eric Rose
January 4th, 2006, 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Show Must Go On
Replies: 33
Views: 2858

Re: The Show Must Go On

Originally posted by Peter Marucci:


So why MUST the show go on?

Because I spent the advance portion of the check a month ago... :(
by Eric Rose
December 21st, 2005, 1:20 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Contracts for Magicians
Replies: 13
Views: 3985

Re: Contracts for Magicians

Originally posted by Jeffrey Cowan: Do the smart thing: take your draft contract to an experienced lawyer in your home state (preferably AV rated) and have him/her review it and supplement it. For less than $500 in most instances, you'll end up with a contract that reflects your jurisdiction's law ...
by Eric Rose
December 8th, 2005, 10:52 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Magicana 2005 Comes to an End
Replies: 7
Views: 1927

Re: Magicana 2005 Comes to an End

Originally posted by David Acer: Many thanks to: MIKE ALLEE ANDY BAROCH GORDON BEAN RAFAEL BENATAR EUAN McCALL BINGHAM DERREN BROWN DARYL DEREK DINGLE MATTHEW DOWDEN STEVE DRAUN ALEX ELMSLEY BOB FARMER KARL FULVES CAMILLE GASTINE J.N. HOFZINSER GUY HOLLINGWORTH JACKY KAHAN RAY KOSBY YANNICK LACROIX...
by Eric Rose
November 25th, 2005, 1:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mysterious book
Replies: 183
Views: 56254

Re: Mysterious book

I received my copy and immediately set to reading it. A few pages in I realized what I was reading and became absolutely giddy. I could barely wait to turn the next page. I can honestly say it was one of the most inspirational reads I've done in ages. It thoroughly invigorated me. Thank you, Mssrs. ...
by Eric Rose
November 18th, 2005, 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One man's response to piracy...
Replies: 20
Views: 1122

Re: One man's response to piracy...

Just a quick update - after a few days of the fun, Ed went ahead and let ebay know about the violation. The seller's auctions with FuntymeMagic.com content were pulled. Oh, and Mr. Aguilar - I don't know what is more disturbing - the fact that the ****** picture exists or that you know it's name.......
by Eric Rose
November 11th, 2005, 12:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shenanigans in Atlanta
Replies: 24
Views: 1304

Re: Shenanigans in Atlanta

Congratulations!

It's nice to have some good news....


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by Eric Rose
November 11th, 2005, 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: One man's response to piracy...
Replies: 20
Views: 1122

One man's response to piracy...

Just wanted to post a link here to an ebay auction I came across. The seller makes a big deal about "See the movie" clip. Well, I did, and found out that it was an unauthorized link to my buddy Ed's copyrighted demos on www.Funtymemagic.com Ed jumped into action right away and re-edited th...
by Eric Rose
November 11th, 2005, 8:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Card Concepts
Replies: 8
Views: 1654

Re: Card Concepts

Bob - I didn't realize anyone else even remembered the Patton book. I picked mine up a few years ago from a used bookstore in New Mexico for $3 - marked up from the original $2.50 pencilled in the front. The illustrations and explanations are remarkable for a mathmatical magic book. I've used the Se...
by Eric Rose
November 11th, 2005, 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Complete Walton or Dave Campbell Legacy?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Complete Walton or Dave Campbell Legacy?

I do The Smiling Mule from Complete Walton all the time. Great trick, and a great way to practice your passes. Plus, its simple enough that you can just jump into it impromptu with someone else's cards.
by Eric Rose
November 9th, 2005, 5:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mysterious book
Replies: 183
Views: 56254

Re: Mysterious book

I almost missed this one. Mr. Minch said that when I called he only had 8 copies left. Whew.

He told me just enough to keep me interested, but I ain't tippin' any of it.

Looking forward to it.
by Eric Rose
November 3rd, 2005, 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Most memorable Genii issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Most memorable Genii issues

The Earl Nelson issue is August 2001. If there aren't any back issues, blame me - I bought an extra because it was so good.

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ps - Randy, whatever you get, let me know - I'm closing in on 200, so I should get two of 'em.
by Eric Rose
November 3rd, 2005, 7:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Most memorable Genii issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1312

Re: Most memorable Genii issues

Several issues come to mind immediately - Bill Larsen Era Genii - Ted Biot issue from the early 80s because the cover is printed the same Oscar Meyer pink as the Wenii cover (See Harry Anderson's story in his book.) Middlin' Genii - The Napoleons issue for Danny Orleans article on tradeshows and The...
by Eric Rose
October 29th, 2005, 2:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: The Magic Of Billy Bishop
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: WTB: The Magic Of Billy Bishop

Whew. I actually considered buying it to make sure no lurkers shot out and sniped it from you...

Congratulations. It's a fun read.
by Eric Rose
October 29th, 2005, 9:01 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: The Magic Of Billy Bishop
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: WTB: The Magic Of Billy Bishop

There's a used copy listed at H&R.

www.magicbookshop.com
by Eric Rose
October 17th, 2005, 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 10518

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

Franklin, Indiana today.

In a word, breathtaking.
by Eric Rose
October 16th, 2005, 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strange Spectators
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Re: Strange Spectators

Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend: The second thing I noticed in the description of the performance was that the audience was not engaged to participate WITH the performer in the experience. Even if they have far-out beliefs, they still had some motivation to resist the request of the performe...
by Eric Rose
October 16th, 2005, 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strange Spectators
Replies: 18
Views: 1335

Strange Spectators

What's the strangest spectator experience you've had? Here's one I had yesterday: Was doing Cassidy's Chronologue - had just asked spectator ~ 25 year old woman, to choose any date in the year. Asked her what it was, she started telling me to read her mind. I said, "No, just tell me, I'd get it...
by Eric Rose
October 12th, 2005, 6:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: My kid's a natural!
Replies: 7
Views: 674

My kid's a natural!

Just had a very strange experience. My youngest child (6 years old) was doing tabled riffle shuffles - playing around more than anything. I was sitting there watching him. As he shuffled the halves together he inadvertently did a perfect one card cover zarrow shuffle! I was shocked. He had no idea t...
by Eric Rose
October 8th, 2005, 2:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cogitations Lives! (Until Oct. 5th, 2005 at least)
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

Re: Cogitations Lives! (Until Oct. 5th, 2005 at least)

As an early Cogitations suscriber and enthusiast, thank you and Mr. Youell for making Cogitations a wonderful, albeit brief, experience. I'm sure the decision to re-open Cogitations and the tie-in to hurricane relief will be remembered as one of the class act responses for many years to come. Thank ...
by Eric Rose
September 28th, 2005, 9:20 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Trick from Steve Forte article
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: Trick from Steve Forte article

This sounds like a variant on Four-in-Hand. Four-in-Hand is in the Curry Turnover Change Section of Close-Up Card Magic. The plot is that 4 spectators' chosen cards are shifted around on the table to confuse the spectators on their card locations. When the cards are turned over they have transformed...
by Eric Rose
September 26th, 2005, 1:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Montreal Magic Jam Manuscript
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: FS: Montreal Magic Jam Manuscript

I just received my Montreal Magic Jam notes - very good reading. Only downside I found was a very disturbing reference to a nude David Acer and a leather couch.

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