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by Bill Mullins
October 15th, 2002, 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaman Lance Pierce
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Shaman Lance Pierce

Matt -- Stop needling Lance. His book had me in stitches; button the other hand, it seams, my tastes are unique.

Anyone else want to pick up this thread?
by Bill Mullins
October 15th, 2002, 7:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Steel ball bearings for closeup magic ?
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: Steel ball bearings for closeup magic ?

Michael P. Lair works for Timken, a bearing
supply company. Maybe he can help.

Magic of Michael P Lair
Michael P Lair
3300 Enfield Ave NW
Canton OH 44708
330-453-6819
lair@timken.com
by Bill Mullins
October 8th, 2002, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Can anyone confirm the news today about Bernard Bilis?
Replies: 45
Views: 3004

Re: Can anyone confirm the news today about Bernard Bilis?

What's brown and wrinkled and rings a bell?

The Lunchbag of Notre Dame.

What's brown and sticky?

A stick.

This last one was in a recent newspaper article about a study to identify the funniest joke in the world. I think they got it wrong.
by Bill Mullins
October 7th, 2002, 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: The best looking magician is.....l
Replies: 59
Views: 2823

Re: The best looking magician is.....l

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Oh ... Dustin ...
Is this a sigh of . . .
Regret,
Sorrow,
or . . . Longing
by Bill Mullins
October 6th, 2002, 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stage name
Replies: 46
Views: 3715

Re: Stage name

Shawn -- Are you the person who bought out Bob LaRue's _Infinity_ magazine? The reason that I ask, is when he ceased publishing (only put out two issues after I had pre-paid for four), I tried several times to contact him for fulfillment or a refund of the other issues ($20). He never paid off, but ...
by Bill Mullins
October 4th, 2002, 2:28 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 11 Bill Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: 11 Bill Routine

Stephen Bargatze (who apparently will be featured in the next issue of Magic) has an hilarious presentation of the Kaps trick (but then, just about everything he does is hilarious . . . )
by Bill Mullins
October 4th, 2002, 2:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L publishing
Replies: 43
Views: 4115

Re: L&L publishing

Originally posted by Tim Trono: In magic we are putting these out much more rapidly as their primary function IS to teach. I take you at your word when you say this. But since they are put out so rapidly, the cynic in me thinks that they are also put out to line the pockets of Harlan, Ammar and L&a...
by Bill Mullins
October 4th, 2002, 2:16 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Thanks Tamariz, Thanks Genii
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: Thanks Tamariz, Thanks Genii

His web page:

http://home.earthlink.net/~jimkrenz/

His email address (from said web page)

Krenz@mac.com
by Bill Mullins
October 3rd, 2002, 7:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L publishing
Replies: 43
Views: 4115

Re: L&L publishing

Originally posted by Scott: They are not movies guys, they are teaching videos. If your watching them like a movie, you're going to be disappointed. All true, but a well produced lecture note (like Daryl's Millenium tour) is much easier to work from and read than a simple set of photocopied notes. ...
by Bill Mullins
October 3rd, 2002, 7:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L publishing
Replies: 43
Views: 4115

Re: L&L publishing

Originally posted by Keven Williams: Something that some apparently don't understand also is that most magic videos aren't one shoot deals. Unfortunately, far too many videos _are_ one shoot deals. Dan Harlan lectured here last summer right after he filmed his "Packs Small Plays Big". He ...
by Bill Mullins
October 2nd, 2002, 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cellini Lecture
Replies: 31
Views: 1094

Re: Cellini Lecture

Originally posted by Danny_Hustle: I submit to you that street magic is every bit as difficult as engineering. This is such a subjective statement that anyone could argue it. So, as an engineer, I will. I spent 4 years at college plus some grad school, plus internship, plus several years as a "...
by Bill Mullins
October 2nd, 2002, 1:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: side steals
Replies: 27
Views: 3097

Re: side steals

Originally posted by Chris Wasshuber:

Perhaps I should make a little video or did somebody scream EEEEE-boooooook
Sure they screamed "EEEEE-booooook".

Right after they screamed "Oh no, not another post from Wasshuber plugging his frigging"
by Bill Mullins
October 1st, 2002, 3:32 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Orson Welles
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Orson Welles

Interesting picture of Orson Welles.

http://www.lileks.com/institute/publicity/welles.html
by Bill Mullins
September 29th, 2002, 8:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: The Pass

There are three types of magicians:

Those who can count, and those who can't.
by Bill Mullins
September 29th, 2002, 10:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Pass
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: The Pass

Also see Jay Sankey's "Sankey-tized" video tape
(vol 2 in the two-tape version).

Ken Krenzel had a Videonics tape that was re-released by L&L, but I don't know which one it is.
by Bill Mullins
September 28th, 2002, 8:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Complete File of Genii (1936 - 2001) on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Complete File of Genii (1936 - 2001) on eBay

About half the time when I email the seller asking what the reserve price is, they'll tell me.
by Bill Mullins
September 28th, 2002, 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Glen David Gold on NBC Today show
Replies: 19
Views: 1005

Re: Glen David Gold on NBC Today show

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer: There are few real interviews on broadcast television. The highly paid prop dolls are handsomely paid precisely for their ability to make the banal seem timely and forgettable. Most "interviews" are really product-placements accompanied by blurb babb...
by Bill Mullins
September 26th, 2002, 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Malone Article
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Bill Malone Article

Originally posted by John Blaze:
That's not the best part, in Joshua's column, he refers to the event of including a gimmicked card in the magazine, as a "milestone
Playboy did this some time ago. New Excuse: "But honey, I only bought it for the Gaffed Cards!!"
by Bill Mullins
September 26th, 2002, 11:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: A MESSAGE ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND OPERATION OF THE GENII FORUM
Replies: 34
Views: 2223

Re: A MESSAGE ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND OPERATION OF THE GENII FORUM

Sometimes it is appropriate to close a thread; sometimes (hopefully less often), it may be appropriate to boot off a member. But I hope that deleting a thread altogether doesn't happen again, and that those threads which have been deleted will be restored (but remain closed, if necessary). This foru...
by Bill Mullins
September 18th, 2002, 8:14 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: I was happy to see...
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Re: I was happy to see...

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
The Eagle Regal strikes again.
Eagle Regal? You sure it's not Seagull or Beagle Regal??
by Bill Mullins
September 17th, 2002, 10:18 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: the best mentalisem shows
Replies: 42
Views: 7921

Re: the best mentalisem shows

Originally posted by Craig Browning: I know for fact John Riggs stated that he does PSYCHIC Readings and yet, I'm not seeing folks pounce on him and attempt to tear him apart as they have me. That is where I get the whole "double-standard" thing. Craig -- in another topic you said you are...
by Bill Mullins
September 17th, 2002, 1:55 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii
Replies: 136
Views: 38047

Re: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii

Troy Hooser's most recent set of lecture notes, "Silver Surf II", is full of folding coin stuff.
by Bill Mullins
September 13th, 2002, 8:54 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: the best mentalisem shows
Replies: 42
Views: 7921

Re: the best mentalisem shows

Originally posted by John Riggs: So I don't look down on magicians. I love magic if it's well done. I can vouch for that. John Riggs did a heck of a job for us when we hosted the SEAM convention in 1998, he's a regular at the Winter Carnival in Gatlinburg, and he and Troy Hooser were sharing and co...
by Bill Mullins
September 13th, 2002, 8:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Award Winning Magic of John Cornelius
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: The Award Winning Magic of John Cornelius

It also shows up on Magicsmith's page.
by Bill Mullins
September 13th, 2002, 2:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: F. O. Harrell
Replies: 0
Views: 112

F. O. Harrell

I'm looking for information on "Magician and Musician" F. O. Harrell. My dad recently got for me (at a flea market) a combination throw-out card/ticket for a show of his. It is blank-backed, shaped like a bridge-sized playing card, and the front says: "F. O. HARRELL/MUSICIAN/AND/ MAGI...
by Bill Mullins
September 12th, 2002, 3:26 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Ron Bauer
Replies: 28
Views: 2346

Re: Ron Bauer

I recently got to meet Rick for the first time, and see him perform. (at the recent Nashville Festival of Magic). He has a unique personality on stage, and his act is like none I've ever seen. You may take issue with his Genii Forum posts, but don't for a minute believe he isn't a heck of a performe...
by Bill Mullins
September 12th, 2002, 3:19 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii
Replies: 136
Views: 38047

Re: A Loaded Question for the Readers of Genii

Maybe you should ask for volunteers to go
to Paris, instead of compiling the Genii Index. . .
by Bill Mullins
September 4th, 2002, 8:35 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Updating Book Prices
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Updating Book Prices

Originally posted by Michael Canick: Note that an appraisal gives you an idea of the value/worth of the book(s). It is not the same thing as an offer to buy. When I used to work for a rare comics dealer, we would offer to pay 40 - 60% of our planned selling price for things we thought we could turn...
by Bill Mullins
September 4th, 2002, 8:23 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: K.L.?
Replies: 18
Views: 1565

Re: K.L.?

I'm a little surprised that Richard though it appropriate to publish a "how to" guide for carrying contraband through airport security. I travel a dozen or more times a year, and don't want it any easier for people to get weapons into airplanes (not that I think that it would be that hard ...
by Bill Mullins
September 4th, 2002, 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Forum For Subscribers Only?
Replies: 23
Views: 962

Re: Forum For Subscribers Only?

Etiquette, grammar, and Count Basey -- there's something to be said for standards.
[/QB]
I'm sure John meant "Count Basie" when he was writing of minimal standards above . . . .

Sorry, couldn't resist.
by Bill Mullins
August 28th, 2002, 3:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Shocking Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Shocking Magic

Penn & Teller's books have some of this stuff.
by Bill Mullins
August 28th, 2002, 1:43 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Odd Comment Made In Book Review
Replies: 3
Views: 831

Re: Odd Comment Made In Book Review

Bill Kalush, in the "Secret Sessions" videotape, lays some claim to the effect. I believe it is also published under his name in L.I.N.T (Luka in New Tops) by John Luka, so it may be in New Tops magazine as well.
by Bill Mullins
August 28th, 2002, 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Al's Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: Al's Magic

While in DC, remember that Barry's Magic shop is just off the Wheaton metro stop (or take the beltway to Georgia ave, and go north), and the wonderful Denny & Lee's is just up the road in Baltimore.
by Bill Mullins
August 25th, 2002, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mel Gibson interested in magic?
Replies: 83
Views: 5693

Re: Mel Gibson interested in magic?

Originally posted by MaxNY: Brother of? Lawer of? I used to work in this nightclub (1980's) and this guy who used to enjoy my walk-around antics worked at a videostore, and use to chuckle as Kevin Bacon (who lived on a farm nearby) would rent his own movies. So you are two degrees of separation fro...
by Bill Mullins
August 21st, 2002, 9:23 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Mystical Mumbo-Jumbo
Replies: 33
Views: 2878

Re: Mystical Mumbo-Jumbo

Originally posted by Matthew Field: Jamy is an actual member of the group of self-appointed skeptics who enjoy puncturing some of the more ludicrous folk out there -- the John Edward worshippers, for example. Edward and the Skeptics are both, ultimately, harmless. I always thought of a skeptic (sma...
by Bill Mullins
August 20th, 2002, 8:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sanada routines???
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Sanada routines???

Dan Garrett's got a couple ideas with them, but I don't know which notes they are in.

Jay Scott Berry has improved the Sanada gimmick; I'm pretty sure his work is in his "Illusioneering" notes.
by Bill Mullins
August 20th, 2002, 8:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Penny trick
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Penny trick

Also a version in John Rogers' (he of the wooden cigars) lecture notes.
by Bill Mullins
August 18th, 2002, 2:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: half dollars no longer good?
Replies: 46
Views: 2559

Re: half dollars no longer good?

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
"Hinkey"? What the heck is that?
The next time the TVLand channel runs a "Dragnet" marathon, watch a few episodes. Sgt. Friday used to refer to things as "hinkey" a lot.
by Bill Mullins
August 16th, 2002, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Stevens Magic Emporium
Replies: 121
Views: 20530

Re: Stevens Magic Emporium

Originally posted by Jim Riser: So, Pete, to avoid a repeat of the chair problems, please clarify what "rights" Stevens Magic legally owns. The use of the word "legally" raises the standard of proof a notch. Most of what magicians claim (and recognize) as "rights" (ano...
by Bill Mullins
August 16th, 2002, 7:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Which Wallet trick should i buy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1170

Re: Which Wallet trick should i buy?

"Which Wallet Trick should I buy?"

You shouldn't buy a wallet trick; you should
buy a Paddle Trick.

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