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by castawaydave
August 26th, 2008, 11:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olympic Gold
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Olympic Gold

Sadly, "Soo's" ten assistants will also have to return their medals, despite continued claims that they never helped "Soo" do anything whatsoever. Below: An informal shot from happier times, capturing a light-hearted moment shared with the boss: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href...
by castawaydave
August 26th, 2008, 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olympic Gold
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Olympic Gold

Originally posted by mai-ling: "ya think?" Yes! Who knew that "pretending" to be Asian isn't the same as actually "being" Asian? (Note to Mr Steinmeyer: there may be a book in such a story...) SO: am I to infer that even though I feasted on mu shu pork and honey walnut ...
by castawaydave
August 25th, 2008, 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Olympic Gold
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Olympic Gold

The press box has just received word that a magician representing China has been disqualified. Results of tests on his A and B samples just came back and prove with 99.99% certainty that Chung Ling Soo is NOT currently, nor has he ever been even a little bit Chinese... In other news: I'm not a betti...
by castawaydave
August 25th, 2008, 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Olympic Gold
Replies: 20
Views: 2722

Re: Olympic Gold

Though he wasn't ALWAYS "fast"--Houdini might also get the gold in the Steeple Chase (grueling event with barriers that need to be surmounted and water)... Decathlon Gold: Mike Skinner (for mastery of wide-ranging disciplines during his legendary streak at the Castle) Winning Relay team: W...
by castawaydave
August 23rd, 2008, 7:36 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Spring Bills...
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: Spring Bills...

Paul: The "N. Y. Magic Symposium Collection #2" includes a routine called "Oralgami" in which Patrick Martin describes a simple, one-piece wire clip/holder for securing spring flowers until wanted. Something similar to the above, slightly customized for your bills, might work.
by castawaydave
August 21st, 2008, 12:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51
Replies: 44
Views: 17761

Re: Geoff Latta has Died at Age 51

R.I.P., Mr. Latta.


This last year has been F***ed up.
by castawaydave
August 14th, 2008, 12:42 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers
Replies: 14
Views: 7514

Re: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers

From the August 8th Wall Street Journal (Page W1): [As the following review is from a time-sensitive link, I have copied and pasted entire text.] Documentary 'Man on Wire' Hits the Heights Frenchman's '74 Feat At Twin Towers Is Tale Of Passion and Joy: "High drama hardly begins to describe &quo...
by castawaydave
August 12th, 2008, 6:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Poof! Scientists Closer to Invisibility Cloak"
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: "Poof! Scientists Closer to Invisibility Cloak"

Originally posted by Jeremy Newton: "...it will look like a haze or a 'shimmer' in the air..." --or like "the Predator"...? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.vvork.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/predator.jpg">http://www.vvork.com/wp-content/uploads ... edator.jpg</a>...
by castawaydave
August 11th, 2008, 12:39 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Magic Apple's "Day of Lectures"
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: Magic Apple's "Day of Lectures"

cardmechanic: you will have a blast.

P.S. If you get the chance, ask Daryl to show you his effect called "Out of Body Experience" (mentioned in your thread about "sandwiches"). Your eyes will pop out (in a good way)... :^D
by castawaydave
August 10th, 2008, 5:49 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?
Replies: 26
Views: 5264

Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

"Out of Body Experience" by Daryl
by castawaydave
August 6th, 2008, 12:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about "Bill in Lemon" routine
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Question about "Bill in Lemon" routine

On page 296 of "Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic" is the ancient gag where a paper napkin, formed around a lemon, rolls along a bar or table top like a ghost/crab. (--Mr. Gardner calls it a "bug"...) Does anyone know if that bit has ever been combined with "Bill in Lemon"...
by castawaydave
August 5th, 2008, 4:07 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Nature Neuroscience article on magic
Replies: 6
Views: 2605

Re: Nature Neuroscience article on magic

Thank you for those links gentlemen: very good!
by castawaydave
August 2nd, 2008, 12:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century (?)
Replies: 105
Views: 46213

Re: IBM/SAM: The Convention of the Century (?)

Reading Craig Mitchell's, then Dustin's, and now MaxNY's reviews of the convention has been great. Many thanks gentlemen. [Max: en fuego. "Boy, there is something "kicker" about making hundreds of fish suddenly appear in a tank of water...because they all swim in lots of directions, k...
by castawaydave
July 31st, 2008, 9:35 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Frederick Braue
Replies: 32
Views: 12984

Re: Frederick Braue

Very cool, Deven.

I read that Fred Braue died in 1962 which was just before my time. Did you get to know him?

Are you a magician?
by castawaydave
July 31st, 2008, 4:05 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: look for job
Replies: 3
Views: 2109

Re: look for job

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman on a completely unrelated thread, "Is that supposed to be a joke?"...
by castawaydave
July 30th, 2008, 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed
Replies: 71
Views: 11424

Re: August Issue of Genii has been Mailed

August issue arrived today in California's Central Valley: looks good!
by castawaydave
July 25th, 2008, 5:13 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers
Replies: 14
Views: 7514

Re: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers

You must not miss the little preview video clips that are with the article:

http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/452047/ ... e/trailers

Ahh...so great.

Viva Philippe Petit!!
by castawaydave
July 25th, 2008, 4:24 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers
Replies: 14
Views: 7514

N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers

Below is the link for a non magic article in today's N.Y. Times. --Not "magic" but certainly "magical" given the awe a certain feat inspired: One morning in 1974, a chap called Philippe Petit did one of the coolest, ballsiest, most amazing "stunts" EVER, when he walked ...
by castawaydave
July 24th, 2008, 12:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 3
Replies: 13
Views: 4473

Re: IBM SAM Day 3

Thank you Craig:
Your reports are appreciated.

--What has been the highlight for you so far?
by castawaydave
July 22nd, 2008, 9:19 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "

Heh heh...

I figured you heard it, you're the boss!

--Was trying to remind potential listeners out there in cyberspace not to be distracted by my digressions and click the link.

Good interview... :^)
by castawaydave
July 22nd, 2008, 12:31 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "

I WAS lucky. ------------ NOTE: Listen to the Banachek interview! <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cdn2.libsyn.com/skepticality/081_skepticality.mp3?nvb=20080722041711&nva=20080723041711&t=0233682f06c1af01f5c29">http://cdn2.libsyn.com/skepticality/081 ... 1af01f5c29</a><!-- m -->
by castawaydave
July 21st, 2008, 11:48 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "

I exaggerate for effect (a little)...

--But it IS True: For 20 years, have enjoyed relating tales of the many laughs, the adventures survived, and the generous hospitality received during a memorable week in Roswell GA.
by castawaydave
July 21st, 2008, 9:12 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "

My pleasure, but all I did was pass along a link. --Thank YOU Derek, for the cool shows you put together. [Aside: For one week years ago, I had MUCH F-U-N in Roswell Georgia(!) --adventures I'd love to recount, as I remember the place fondly...but this is a "family" forum... ;^D] Please ke...
by castawaydave
July 20th, 2008, 3:57 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 37370

Re: Genii Speaks (July, 08)

You will be interested in this other thread... :^D
by castawaydave
July 17th, 2008, 6:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Audio Interview with Banachek on "Skepticality; Official Podcast of 'SKEPTIC magazine' "

Below is the link to a podcast from Michael Shermer's "SKEPTIC Magazine", described as follows: "Lori Lipman Brown and Banachek Continuing from last weeks interviews recorded at the Amazing Meeting 6 conference, Derek & Swoopy talk with secular lobbyist Lori Lipman Brown and her f...
by castawaydave
July 17th, 2008, 1:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dai Vernon
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Dai Vernon

"Dai Vernon: A Biography; ArtistMagicianMuse/1894-1941" by David Ben.
by castawaydave
July 16th, 2008, 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum text size.
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: Forum text size.

Indeed! For Mac users: hit the command key (with the apple and the "squiggly thing") and + or -
by castawaydave
July 15th, 2008, 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Best Books
Replies: 25
Views: 7603

Re: Best Books

I move Jonathan gets "King of Pith" put under his name a la "Dark Fascist Overlord".
by castawaydave
July 12th, 2008, 8:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card/Coin Magician - Not BEST, but most INNOVATIVE ???
Replies: 13
Views: 2790

Re: Card/Coin Magician - Not BEST, but most INNOVATIVE ???

Originally posted by Bill Duncan: "I'm puzzled as to why no one has mentioned Jay Sankey".

I thought the same thing as I went down the list (and what a great list) then you beat me to it. :^D

--So, speaking of exceptionally clever dudes, I'll add Guy Hollingworth.
by castawaydave
July 12th, 2008, 12:00 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Brief review of new Houdini movie "Death Defying Acts" from Slate
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Brief review of new Houdini movie "Death Defying Acts" from Slate

Following is a brief review of "Death Defying Acts", a forthcoming movie starring Guy Pearce as Houdini, with Catherine Zeta-Jones:

http://www.slate.com/id/2195137?nav=wp
by castawaydave
July 10th, 2008, 9:57 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Professor
Replies: 256
Views: 120285

Re: The Professor

That's well put, Dustin.
by castawaydave
July 9th, 2008, 4:42 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 37370

Re: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman

Hi James: --Above was merely "2 cents worth" trying to explain why some might prefer books over one trick dvds: "facile" perhaps, but not "silly"... :^D --indeed, you re-framed my point for me in that flimsy t.v. shows usually don't compare to great movies...just as one...
by castawaydave
July 9th, 2008, 3:44 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 37370

Re: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman

I agree with mrgoat:

It's not about "price" it's about relative "value".

Can anyone name a combination of one-trick dvds that together (totaling $65) can compare to the wealth of information/teaching in, i.e., the "value" of say, "Revelation"?
by castawaydave
July 6th, 2008, 7:47 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: crystal method card
Replies: 32
Views: 9205

Re: crystal method card

Thanks for including the crystal card Richard; they are neat things, and it has been fun to play with one. Originally posted by gberard: "I'm probably a bit paranoid but it appears to me that you can tell the card looks a little different with the gaff in place." No, not paranoid: there is...
by castawaydave
July 6th, 2008, 11:11 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Addictive NON-MAGIC Music Site
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Addictive NON-MAGIC Music Site

I'm often a bit slow.

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