Search found 5109 matches

by Bill Mullins
October 4th, 2001, 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rights to make my own (insert your favorite RS) deck
Replies: 9
Views: 3645

Re: Rights to make my own (insert your favorite RS) deck

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Generally, you can always make another copy of anything you buy for your own use. It's a different story if you want to make them up to sell, which can be against the law depending upon the item and who owns it. I'm no lawyer, but a person who has tried to educ...
by Bill Mullins
October 4th, 2001, 1:10 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 6353

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Originally posted by Vernon Almond:

I guess being blessed with large hands means....uummm....having large feet.


What it really means is . . . .

large gloves.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
September 16th, 2001, 5:04 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: dvd vs. tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: dvd vs. tape

Richard, I'm sorry I come across as "griping over the few extra dollars". Like many of us who pay L&L, A-1, Hermetic, Stagewright, and the Genii corp's bills, I am a hobbyist who reads/views/consumes a lot of magic product, without being a pro or even particularlly active as an amateur...
by Bill Mullins
September 15th, 2001, 1:55 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 6353

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Thanks very much.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
September 15th, 2001, 2:21 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 6353

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Can someone please tell me which issue of Genii this is in, and what is on the cover of that issue??

Bill
by Bill Mullins
September 15th, 2001, 2:14 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: dvd vs. tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: dvd vs. tape

Originally posted by Andrew J. Pinard: There is a difference in price primarily because there are additional costs accrued in production. Development of interface, indexing/chaptering, video compression, & special features are all things which add to the price of a project going to DVD in addit...
by Bill Mullins
September 14th, 2001, 7:38 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: dvd vs. tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

dvd vs. tape

Is there any good reason that a magic DVD should cost $5 more than the the same program in tape format? Does anyone know enough about the production costs to say (or give informed speculation)? Is it simply a matter of VHS is old hat, DVD is new, so the market will bear more for a tape? Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
September 10th, 2001, 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Street Magic
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Street Magic

Originally posted by Tom Cutts: Dai, Please clarify this: "(unless you are doing street magic in San Francisco, where the rainbow scarves and rainbow streamers might go over really big!)" Is it because color attracts tourists, the main audience at Fisherman's Warf and the immediate area w...
by Bill Mullins
September 10th, 2001, 6:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mental Magic
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Mental Magic

Originally posted by Tom Stone: Sorry Bill, I'm still not quite familiar with american humour, and since Jay Leno and Letterman frequently makes casual one-liners about the death penalty, I thought that this would be in the same vein. Especially since I thought that the reference would be rather ob...
by Bill Mullins
September 9th, 2001, 9:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Slydini on film or video
Replies: 11
Views: 1626

Re: Slydini on film or video

Posted by Matthew Field "I know of some Slydini footage, including films made (by Ganson?) of the Master performing in full Argentinian gaucho regalia. It has been said that a video containing this materal was marketed, underground, by a Slydini fan . . . Please don't ask me how I know this. &q...
by Bill Mullins
September 9th, 2001, 9:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mental Magic
Replies: 52
Views: 9457

Re: Mental Magic

From Tom Stone
"I'm not sure that Kitty Genovese would agree ;) "

I've often been accused of insensitivity, especially when trying to be sarcastic, or make a joke, but wow. This is a little over the top.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
September 9th, 2001, 9:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: jay, diaconis, freeman
Replies: 24
Views: 3349

Re: jay, diaconis, freeman

This is only tangentially related, but: Where else to put it??

Bob Dylan has a new album coming out. The commercials for on VH1 and other places show Dylan playing poker. The dealer is none other than ... Ricky Jay.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
September 7th, 2001, 6:10 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mike Skinner
Replies: 35
Views: 3999

Re: Mike Skinner

A quote from MB Korn
"Although, I still believe that the double lift is one of the most difficult moves to perform--and the most maligned."

It is very easy to do _poorly_. (just difficult to do well -- like playing guitar).
by Bill Mullins
September 5th, 2001, 3:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mental card tricks
Replies: 46
Views: 4884

Re: mental card tricks

Originally posted by memetical: Does anybody know if and when we (in the U.S.) are going to have the luxury of reading Tamariz's treatise on his stack? I use the Aronson stack (which I love). Is there any reason to unlearn it and prepare to learn Juan's? One reason is that Tamariz's stack can be bu...
by Bill Mullins
August 28th, 2001, 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Convention or gathering event
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: A Convention or gathering event

Well, I'm glad you did. Genii is better than ever, my favorite magazine.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
August 27th, 2001, 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Convention or gathering event
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: A Convention or gathering event

This, from the same guy who has publicly vowed never to do another magazine . . .
Bill
by Bill Mullins
August 27th, 2001, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Restaurant Act - Important Info
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

I thought it was Don Ameche . . .
Bill
by Bill Mullins
August 24th, 2001, 6:15 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Improvements!
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: Improvements!

I'm interested in seeing well thought out variations on sleights. When I was learning (I'm still learning, for that matter) a bottom deal, it was very helpful to read different grips, takes, etc., because the method that I use is more of a synthesis of other approaches than any single method. My han...
by Bill Mullins
August 24th, 2001, 6:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lorayne
Replies: 25
Views: 3067

Lorayne

I read here that there will be a Harry Lorayne feature coming soon. After reading the introductions in the Richard's Almanac book, I'm a little surprised. Is this strictly a business decision? Are Richard and Harry on "good" terms now? Will past injustices be addressed in the article? This...
by Bill Mullins
August 24th, 2001, 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Denny's Ad on the September back cover
Replies: 71
Views: 7248

Re: Denny's Ad on the September back cover

I liked it -- it cracked me up. If it's not for you, turn the other cheek.
by Bill Mullins
August 17th, 2001, 3:26 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 6353

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Originally posted by PaulCummins: [QB In Gary Oullett's (sorry, I *know* I spelled that incorrectly...) Fulminations column from Genii (BK)he explained Homer Liwag's false faro shuffle, which *does* use the unweaving of the packets to create a whirrr sound that simulates a cascade.[/QB] One of Mike...
by Bill Mullins
August 15th, 2001, 4:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 5031

Re: Favourite coin sleight

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer: PURELY PERSONAL PREJUDICE: I always thought that using the Muscle Pass to apparently cause "a coin to fall upward" was an odd and perhaps wasteful application of what should be used in a SECRET manner... Doug Conn, on the other hand, uses it to vanis...
by Bill Mullins
August 9th, 2001, 6:32 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Bring Back The Good Old Days
Replies: 9
Views: 1146

Re: Bring Back The Good Old Days

Originally posted by Michael Edwards:

Vernon, who wasn't exactly the Ozzie Nelson of magic,



Every now and then, you read a line that makes you back up a bit. That was one.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
August 8th, 2001, 11:34 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Too-Perfect Theory
Replies: 48
Views: 4934

Re: Too-Perfect Theory

Unfortunately, too many magicians perform to the less observant. Even though I can recognize many sleights when they are being performed (when Doc Eason lectured here, I caught the card going under the glass every time), I still enjoy the performance more when the magician tries to set up misdirecti...
by Bill Mullins
August 7th, 2001, 5:26 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Performance Videos vs Teaching Videos.
Replies: 37
Views: 9118

Re: Performance Videos vs Teaching Videos.

Originally posted by Dan Magyari:

I'll try to not make an ass of myself by contributing frivolously or too often.


Dan -- Although your post bodes well for the
forum, don't worry about making an ass of yourself -- it can be just as entertaining!!
Bill
by Bill Mullins
August 6th, 2001, 2:55 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Too-Perfect Theory
Replies: 48
Views: 4934

Re: Too-Perfect Theory

Originally posted by Josh Logan: I disagree with the "Blaine is creating false expectations"-Group. First off, his TV shows must stand against a considerable amount of scrutiny. He is scrutinized heavily by magicians and associated hangers-on -- on alt.magic, Electronic Grymoire, IBM Ring...
by Bill Mullins
July 26th, 2001, 9:33 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Books that have not been published.
Replies: 19
Views: 2562

Re: Books that have not been published.

3 or so years ago, Lennart Green lectured in Atlanta. While there, he mentioned that he had "sessioned" with Steranko as part of that particular visit to America. Later that summer, I was helping to put together the talent for the SEAM convention here in Huntsville, and emailed Steranko ab...
by Bill Mullins
July 25th, 2001, 3:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite non-cliche trick
Replies: 36
Views: 3653

Re: Favorite non-cliche trick

How about tricks based on manipulating the body? Balducci levitation, Meir Yedid's stuff, even pulling your finger in two for the four year old nephew . . . I get lots of mileage out of "breaking" my nose (actually popping my thumbnail on my teeth while appearing to push my nose sideways) ...
by Bill Mullins
July 25th, 2001, 1:54 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Kaufman's books stink!
Replies: 19
Views: 2786

Re: Kaufman's books stink!

Ever buy a book from Denny & Lee's? They
smell like cigarette smoke (but at least
they don't smell like pigs . . . )

Go to advanced search