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by Bill Mullins
March 20th, 2003, 11:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: bootleg mcbride videos
Replies: 6
Views: 305

bootleg mcbride videos

I just received the following spam, sent through ebay: To member: wdmullins From member: oakleywarehouse -------------------- hi. are you interested in purchasing jeff mcbride art of card manipulation 3 cd set from me for $20 plus $5 for shipping. these cd's you can playback on your computer. I boug...
by Bill Mullins
March 19th, 2003, 9:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Rubber Glove Tricks
Replies: 17
Views: 1583

Re: Rubber Glove Tricks

Cards from colon
by Bill Mullins
March 19th, 2003, 8:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Other magic boards
Replies: 60
Views: 3450

Re: Other magic boards

Vanilla wafers with peanut butter are the best cookies. Period.
by Bill Mullins
March 18th, 2003, 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: E-Libraries...
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: E-Libraries...

Originally posted by Steve V: Then there are the books that are in the public domain. Folks who produce them are always saying they don't owe royalties and anyone can produce them, thus can't anyone distribute them? Steve V Not necessarily. Say Lybrary.com does an ebook of a public domain magic boo...
by Bill Mullins
March 17th, 2003, 3:25 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Best reference to learn riffle pass
Replies: 21
Views: 2530

Re: Best reference to learn riffle pass

Jay Sankey's Sankey-tized vol 2. is also a good source. Ken Krenzel has a tape solely on passes, originally from Videonics and recently re-released. The Jim Swain tapes cover passes in all their forms.
by Bill Mullins
March 17th, 2003, 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EBooks......Again!!??
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: EBooks......Again!!??

I obviously picked the wrong topic to make my point in, and I'd like to retract my post above.

Sorry, Chris, and other members of the forum.
by Bill Mullins
March 17th, 2003, 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: EBooks......Again!!??
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: EBooks......Again!!??

Chris -- I say this with the least amount of antagonism that I can muster -- the next time an opportunity to brag on ebooks comes up, please pass. Either send the person a private email, or just do a post with a reference to your web page. I realize that Simon did ask the question, and that he didn'...
by Bill Mullins
March 14th, 2003, 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: left handed or right handed?
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: left handed or right handed?

There are three types of people in the world:

- People who can count

- People who can't
by Bill Mullins
March 13th, 2003, 1:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Tale of the Buzbee for sale!
Replies: 43
Views: 2367

Re: The Tale of the Buzbee for sale!

Several years ago Busby released a lecture tape of Derek Dingle and two tapes of Larry Jennings, all called "The Paris Sessions", because they were taped at Duvivier's Le Double Fond nightclub. The relevance of this to any discussion of Jeff Busby and Intellectual Property is that the tape...
by Bill Mullins
March 13th, 2003, 1:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Tale of the Buzbee for sale!
Replies: 43
Views: 2367

Re: The Tale of the Buzbee for sale!

Jim -- I would like to get copies of that stuff -- it was very interesting. Email me at bill.mullins@ws.redstone.army.mil and I'll send you a fax number.

Thanks,

Bill
by Bill Mullins
March 13th, 2003, 12:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: He strikes again
Replies: 51
Views: 2783

Re: He strikes again

Brad -- could you please post the fable on the Genii Forum? This was too good to be lost to the eBay ether.
by Bill Mullins
March 13th, 2003, 12:22 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The Tale of the Buzbee for sale!
Replies: 43
Views: 2367

Re: The Tale of the Buzbee for sale!

Thanks to Jim Sisti for this news; he has certainly fought the good fight over the years. Jim -- is the story of your cups and the correspondence between you and your lawyers and Busby still on your site? The last time I looked, I didn't see it. Perhaps Brad (or anyone who is trying to sell Paul Fox...
by Bill Mullins
March 12th, 2003, 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: member search
Replies: 7
Views: 671

member search

Is there any way I can:

search for a posting by a particular member without knowing that member's number

search for a posting by a person who is no longer registered

Find out if a particular name is a member
by Bill Mullins
March 9th, 2003, 11:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Black Envelope
Replies: 24
Views: 2520

Re: The Black Envelope

Just picked up "Semi-Automatic Card Tricks" (vol 1) from Steve Beam at Gatlinburg this weekend. The Martini trick is in there, and originally appeared in Beam lost lamented magazine, The Trapdoor.
by Bill Mullins
March 7th, 2003, 4:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: fox cups
Replies: 32
Views: 1743

Re: fox cups

Again, don't get me wrong. I'm not defending Busby or his position. I think he is misguided, and from what I read, mistaken about his ownership of "Paul Fox" as a trademark. Just trying to interpret his (and I use the word loosely) logic.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
March 6th, 2003, 9:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: fox cups
Replies: 32
Views: 1743

Re: fox cups

If you read Busby's explanations on his "About Me" webpage, they almost make sense (assuming that he does, in fact, own "Paul Fox" as a trademark, which others have disputed here on the Genii Forum and other places). To maintain a trademark you have to vigilantly defend your owne...
by Bill Mullins
March 6th, 2003, 9:11 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ricky Jay on NPR
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Ricky Jay on NPR

Did anyone tape his appearance on "City Arts and Lectures" from about a year ago? Their web site doesn't have archives of previous shows.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
March 5th, 2003, 2:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: fox cups
Replies: 32
Views: 1743

fox cups

How long before Busby gets these pulled???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tegory=427
by Bill Mullins
March 5th, 2003, 9:07 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Disco card magician
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Disco card magician

Originally posted by pepka:
I bet RK was quite the boogiemeister in the 70's.
Check out his picture on the cover of the Gene Maze book he did.
by Bill Mullins
March 2nd, 2003, 9:19 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Impossible Objects
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Impossible Objects

Originally posted by Thomas Wayne: The wonder box intrigues me the most; I can imagine a routine wherein the four sides of the outer "shell" are numbered and different objects are pulled out (and replaced) depending upon which side is up. Why take something as sublime as one of these obje...
by Bill Mullins
March 2nd, 2003, 9:18 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Impossible Objects
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Impossible Objects

Originally posted by Thomas Wayne: The wonder box intrigues me the most; I can imagine a routine wherein the four sides of the outer "shell" are numbered and different objects are pulled out (and replaced) depending upon which side is up. Why take something as sublime as one of these obje...
by Bill Mullins
March 1st, 2003, 3:08 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: snowstorm presentation
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: snowstorm presentation

Originally posted by Mark Johnson: I think it would be very dependent on the news of the day and the socioeconomic makeup of the audience. If they're all Iranians then I think you have a great idea. The average westerner probably doesn't give a hoot about the crimes Iraq did to Iran during that tim...
by Bill Mullins
March 1st, 2003, 3:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The worlds most atmospheric magic shop?
Replies: 26
Views: 1550

Re: The worlds most atmospheric magic shop?

The first time I was in Denny and Lee's in Baltimore, a pig walked up and sniffed my ankle. Scared the crap out of me.
by Bill Mullins
March 1st, 2003, 2:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: APB on green bikes.....
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: APB on green bikes.....

I've been told that the Green (and black) bikes are avaiable in some PX/BX (post exchange/base exchange) on military bases. You have to be active or retired military to buy stuff there.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
February 28th, 2003, 10:13 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Crimp
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Re: Crimp

Originally posted by RobD: Checked the Crimp for the answer the Q at the top: Issue no.52 is the one. He believes that it was Robert Frederick Foster, and the issue contains a great deal of info as researched by Richard Hatch. Rob Thanks for the help. I bought this issue when Hatch carried it new, ...
by Bill Mullins
February 28th, 2003, 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2052152

Re: ERDNASE

If the book wasn't published for money, then why was it published? Not for vanity or to establish a name for the author, the pseudonym precludes that. Not as a public service to protect the sheep from being fleeced -- it isn't written from that perspective, nor does it seem to have been marketed tha...
by Bill Mullins
February 26th, 2003, 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 6987
Views: 2052152

Re: ERDNASE

Has anyone tried to look up the copyright registrations for either the book or the illustrations at the Library of Congress? Might be some interesting information there (these forms were, for example, the first hard evidence that "Richard Bachman" was in fact Stephen King.
by Bill Mullins
February 24th, 2003, 11:52 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: D Lite not so bright !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1783

Re: D Lite not so bright !!!

Originally posted by R. Romiski:
First go to Radio shack and ask for the brightest Led's they sell. Be sure to get led and not light emiting diodes.
An "led" is a _L_ight _E_mitting _D_iode -- they are the same thing.
by Bill Mullins
February 24th, 2003, 11:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uri defends Michael on Larry
Replies: 42
Views: 1874

Re: Uri defends Michael on Larry

Horace, if you want to explore the presumption of innocence, you'd sound a lot more credible if you found an example who was not so obviously, as Norm MacDonald used to put it, a homosexual pederast.
by Bill Mullins
February 24th, 2003, 10:37 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Was Vernon a success
Replies: 91
Views: 8059

Re: Was Vernon a success

What's really shocking (and many magicians have been working hard to keep this secret "underground", but I'll spill it), is that Vernon made his money selling Amway.
by Bill Mullins
February 24th, 2003, 8:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: placing card second from top
Replies: 28
Views: 1744

Re: placing card second from top

Haven't seen The Paper Engine yet, but his sleight "The Illusion Control" is a sort of bluff pass/Tilt from the front of the deck. Very nice. It is in his video "Control Freak" and his notes "The Sleight Album", and may be in the last Apocalypse reprint volume.
by Bill Mullins
February 22nd, 2003, 11:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uri defends Michael on Larry
Replies: 42
Views: 1874

Re: Uri defends Michael on Larry

The Smoking Gun has a copy of what is purported to be the original complaint of the boy:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/mjdec1.html
by Bill Mullins
February 21st, 2003, 3:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cardman, coinman and mentalist jokes.
Replies: 29
Views: 1687

Re: Cardman, coinman and mentalist jokes.

Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
What's the difference between the Boy Scouts Of America and your local IBM Ring?
Siegfried and Roy wouldn't be allowed to join the scouts.
by Bill Mullins
February 21st, 2003, 3:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cardiste
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: The Cardiste

Another citation: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/463490.html">http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/463490.html</a><!-- m --> Go to the upper right corner and click "PDF" to read the paper. These guys maintain that the trick was invented in 1950 in a book called "...
by Bill Mullins
February 21st, 2003, 1:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cardiste
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: The Cardiste

An interesting article from a mathematics journal on this subject.

http://people.brandeis.edu/~kleber/Papers/card.pdf
by Bill Mullins
February 20th, 2003, 12:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gilbreath Principle
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Gilbreath Principle

Also check out Max Maven's Videomind videotapes, and Steve Mayhew's "Angels may Shuffle but the Devil Deals the Cards" notes. The latter includes a poker deal in which a spectator can riffle shuffle the deck.
by Bill Mullins
February 19th, 2003, 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks for the Ross Bertram Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1667

Re: Thanks for the Ross Bertram Issue

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
Bryon Walker (and others I am sure) have copies of Playboy with Frances Willard within its pages!
Was Frances Willard a Playboy model? When? Which issue(s)?
by Bill Mullins
February 18th, 2003, 4:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: krenz
Replies: 3
Views: 334

krenz

Is Jim Krenz still involved in magic? The last I knew, he moved to LA to be more actively involved in the production of Genii. Then the Larsens up and sold the magazine to someone . . . .
by Bill Mullins
February 18th, 2003, 10:09 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Unshuffling
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Unshuffling

I'm looking for references to taking a deck or packet of cards in no particular order, and putting them into order -- to "Unshuffle" a deck, to borrow Paul Gertner's term. These moves can be done overtly, or surreptitiously (in the guise of shuffling, or otherwise casual handling). I'm awa...
by Bill Mullins
February 18th, 2003, 9:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WANTED: Martin Nash Trilogy
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: WANTED: Martin Nash Trilogy

Hades announced some time ago that they were reprinting them.

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