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by castawaydave
December 20th, 2008, 5:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Theory 11" mentioned by columnist in "S.F. Chronicle"
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: "Theory 11" mentioned by columnist in "S.F. Chronicle"

Silly: guns and (or) butter is from econ class :^D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5puAN1PGQw

Viva Zevon
by castawaydave
December 19th, 2008, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Theory 11" mentioned by columnist in "S.F. Chronicle"
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

"Theory 11" mentioned by columnist in "S.F. Chronicle"

Columnist Mark Morford of the "San Francisco Chronicle" lists Christmas gift idea suggestions including the following: "6) Propaganda playing cards I have no idea what the hell "elite military precision" means in relation to the manufacture of a black, badass-looking deck of...
by castawaydave
December 17th, 2008, 2:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: January Genii Arrived today
Replies: 26
Views: 4878

Re: January Genii Arrived today

Arrived in Central California today.
by castawaydave
December 9th, 2008, 2:56 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 13067

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

The Bluff Pass is very handy to know... :^D
by castawaydave
December 6th, 2008, 12:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magique Calendar
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Magique Calendar

All of the images shown on the links above are in the public domain--from the theatrical poster collection of the Library of Congress. They feature nice, big scans of 100 magic posters which anyone can download and print: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?pp/v...
by castawaydave
November 28th, 2008, 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the "pop" in decks
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: the "pop" in decks

"I had two bags. I checked one and carried the other confidently past the security guards to the X-ray machine. No trouble. I boarded the plane and took my seat. "I opened the suitcase and was greeted by the strange smiles of a gross of Tally-Ho number 9's from the U.S. Playing Card Compan...
by castawaydave
November 12th, 2008, 5:20 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: If this don't beat all!
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: If this don't beat all!

Where DOES one go to find values for genuine Houdini signatures in different inks? I bought a dozen Houdini autographs--all different--from a guy I met in a parking lot; including 2 which I figure HAVE to be rare: one is in sparkly purple ink that smells like bubble gum; another is nice and bold--ve...
by castawaydave
November 11th, 2008, 10:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: If this don't beat all!
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: If this don't beat all!

Kevin: how can you be sure Houdini didn't sign that autograph with his foot?
by castawaydave
November 10th, 2008, 1:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 148030

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

How high maintenance must a date between Holly Madison and Chris Angel be? Oof. But seriously: if Holly Madison had signaled "Let's get out of here" to Keith Barry 10 minutes into the show, there's a chance HE would have left early too. --Jumps offstage, and over his shoulder, voice traili...
by castawaydave
November 5th, 2008, 11:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Obama's "Project Houdini"--election trivia tid-bit
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Obama's "Project Houdini"--election trivia tid-bit

Brief quote from an upcoming "Newsweek" article: "The Obama campaign's 'New Media' experts created a computer program that would allow a 'flusher'--the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day--to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time. They dubbed i...
by castawaydave
October 31st, 2008, 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra
Replies: 9
Views: 4604

Re: Penumbra

The info I have...

William Goodwin: 2641 South J Street, Oxnard, CA 93033-4469

wgoodwin42@hotmail.com
by castawaydave
October 28th, 2008, 1:03 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Phantasmagoria", An L.A. Art show of interest to magicians
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: "Phantasmagoria", An L.A. Art show of interest to magicians

Nathan: what was the highlight for you?

The imagery in the review seems pretty cool...
by castawaydave
October 27th, 2008, 10:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Phantasmagoria", An L.A. Art show of interest to magicians
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

"Phantasmagoria", An L.A. Art show of interest to magicians

I believe Forum readers will be intrigued by the following excerpts from an online "L.A. Times" review of "Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence", an exhibition featuring the work of 12 international artists, at USC's Fisher Museum of Art... "The original phantasmagorias were ...
by castawaydave
October 18th, 2008, 4:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Swann-Fechner Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Swann-Fechner Auction

by castawaydave
October 17th, 2008, 8:01 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: New by Tom Stone
Replies: 22
Views: 11745

Re: New by Tom Stone

Mr. Stone,

Thanks very much for posting all the recent clips which are a pleasure to watch: entertaining, instructive, humbling, and inspiring. You are a real Magician. :^D


David Cox
by castawaydave
October 15th, 2008, 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Freeman
Replies: 49
Views: 13975

Re: Steve Freeman

Anyone willing to share stories about seeing Steve Freeman perform?
by castawaydave
October 9th, 2008, 8:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT
Replies: 75
Views: 12274

Re: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT

Originally posted by Chief Genii: "As far as doing the Pass repeatedly in rapid succession for an effect: it's almost impossible because the fingers have to get back into position so quickly and that's something that really can't be hidden." It's certainly possible that during the incident...
by castawaydave
September 26th, 2008, 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The October Issue of Genii Now Winging Its Way to All Good Subscribers
Replies: 45
Views: 5905

Re: The October Issue of Genii Now Winging Its Way to All Good Subscribers

Every issue of "Genii" has it's charms, but this October issue is really great: along with the consistently excellent regular features, there's Mr. Maeda, more Mr. Giobbi, the DelGaudio Shuffle, Robert Neale, the Sam Lloyd puzzles (!): thank you very much. This, following the Zarrow, Dai V...
by castawaydave
September 25th, 2008, 12:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite 4-ace production?
Replies: 25
Views: 7486

Re: Favorite 4-ace production?

Not everybody's style, but I get very good reactions with Gregory Wilson's "Straight A's" from his "Pyrotechnic Pasteboards" dvd.
by castawaydave
September 24th, 2008, 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The October Issue of Genii Now Winging Its Way to All Good Subscribers
Replies: 45
Views: 5905

Re: The October Issue of Genii Now Winging Its Way to All Good Subscribers

Greetings: The October issue arrived in Central California today.
by castawaydave
September 23rd, 2008, 9:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bill Nagler vs Brad Henderson - suing for writing a negative review
Replies: 37
Views: 14279

Re: Bill Nagler vs Brad Henderson - suing for writing a negative review

Dr. Nagler's website is like reading one of those horrible HORRIBLE columns Larry King used to write for USA Today.
by castawaydave
September 19th, 2008, 2:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lawyer beats Black Magic...(Criss gossip, don't read if you don't dig gossip.)
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: Lawyer beats Black Magic...(Criss gossip, don't read if you don't dig gossip.)

Mai-ling's post on a different thread reminded me of a Michelangelo quote; Mr. Stott's post above, reminded of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKTDRqQtPO8
by castawaydave
September 19th, 2008, 1:53 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Magic Castle Junior Society
Replies: 67
Views: 11262

Re: Magic Castle Junior Society

"If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all." --Michelangelo
by castawaydave
September 13th, 2008, 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pseudonyms
Replies: 32
Views: 3844

Re: Pseudonyms

BaconLover420, your pseudonym makes me think you might like: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8539491447292805079&vt=lf&hl=en">http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... t=lf&hl=en</a><!-- m --> PS: Does "420" mean the same thing in O...
by castawaydave
September 12th, 2008, 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Who am I???
Replies: 27
Views: 4160

Re: Who am I???

Brother John Hamman.
by castawaydave
September 10th, 2008, 4:49 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: How to fold an Origami Magic Rose Cube
Replies: 4
Views: 10013

Re: How to fold an Origami Magic Rose Cube

Hello Edwin:
Thankfully, when you play the 1st video clip, the titles say "How to Make a Magic Rose Cube (The Valerie Vann Thingy)"
by castawaydave
September 9th, 2008, 6:54 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: How to fold an Origami Magic Rose Cube
Replies: 4
Views: 10013

How to fold an Origami Magic Rose Cube

Just found this, and believe some here would probably like it as well:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to- ... Rose-Cube/
by castawaydave
September 6th, 2008, 1:38 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Dean's Shoppe
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Dean's Shoppe

Easy amigo. I will PM you and try to explain my attempt at "humor"...
by castawaydave
September 6th, 2008, 12:02 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Dean's Shoppe
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Dean's Shoppe

--Forgive him Mr. Aguilar (at 14) he knows not what he's done! -------------------------- Mr. Thomas: You are spot on about Mr. Dill, and very lucky for the chance to cultivate a friendship with such a gentleman--known to one and all as being Damned Good. Listen to him and you'll do alright. --His s...
by castawaydave
September 5th, 2008, 8:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT
Replies: 75
Views: 12274

Re: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT

Once upon a time, Michael Weber was standing 3-4 feet away, casually holding a face-up deck of cards in his hands. Without seemingly "doing anything", bing-bing-bing: the card at the face kept visibly changing in a blink. --The "picture" would just "click" and suddenly,...
by castawaydave
September 4th, 2008, 5:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: four letter word goes mainstream?
Replies: 12
Views: 2434

Re: four letter word goes mainstream?

The 1994 edition of the Compact O.E.D. at hand has "frickle: (1681) a basket for fruit that holds about a bushel", but no "frick". "Frig"--a euphemism for you know what..."Frack" and "Frak" don't mean what you think... To my surprise (never knew the ...
by castawaydave
September 2nd, 2008, 8:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about "Bill in Lemon" routine
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Question about "Bill in Lemon" routine

You are right about kids' reactions, Richard; it is one of those timeless little bits, like "orange peel teeth", that never fails. It isn't a "fooler" for sure, but it has certainly surprised adults as well. Sometimes during quiet afternoons at the bar, people idly chatting would...
by castawaydave
August 30th, 2008, 3:47 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's time of death on Halloween 1926
Replies: 21
Views: 3769

Re: Houdini's time of death on Halloween 1926

You got me Kevin: I should have said "practically lunchtime"...

--But please note that I did say "almost midnight" because we are certainly in agreement that Halloween is much sexier than November 1st... :^D
by castawaydave
August 30th, 2008, 12:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Contacting Houdini's Ghost?
Replies: 11
Views: 1744

Re: Contacting Houdini's Ghost?

At 1:26 pm this afternoon, Houdini's spirit asked if I'd post a couple things for him: First, he said he "STILL really freaking HATE(S) phony psychic S.O.B.s"; and, "When I come back, I'm sure-as-hell contacting James Randi before I ever call a schmuck like Kim Dennis!". P.S. He ...
by castawaydave
August 29th, 2008, 11:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini's time of death on Halloween 1926
Replies: 21
Views: 3769

Re: Houdini's time of death on Halloween 1926

Chief Genii asked: "...of what possible importance is it what exact moment Houdini died?" I wondered: if one was to stage a Houdini seance around Halloween, what would be the historically accurate time; the optimal time to attempt contacting his spirit? Definitely wanted to do better than ...
by castawaydave
August 27th, 2008, 11:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: culling - the frustration mounts!
Replies: 43
Views: 7219

Re: culling - the frustration mounts!

Thank you for the link Mr. Gerdes; and thank you Mr. Cummins. Now THAT is an informative post.
by castawaydave
August 27th, 2008, 3:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: culling - the frustration mounts!
Replies: 43
Views: 7219

Re: culling - the frustration mounts!

Originally posted by Irving Quant: "This will give you that fraction of a second for your brain to get the image, process that it's the card you need, and tell your fingers to cull." Well put. --Also remember not to stare at your hands when you do the move. Glimpse desired card in spread, ...

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