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by Bill Mullins
December 5th, 2002, 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Magic From The Camirand Academy
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: New Magic From The Camirand Academy

"Control Freak" was the name of Aaron Fisher's first video tape.
by Bill Mullins
December 4th, 2002, 10:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Teller and Penn in newest HP commercial
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Teller and Penn in newest HP commercial

The spot is for HP Multimedia computers; the waiting room is filled with acts/entertainers which could conceivably appear on your computer. Another short interplay has Teller sitting next to a man in convict stripes, wearing a ball & chain. This person is in black and white (everything else is i...
by Bill Mullins
December 4th, 2002, 3:23 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Balls for the cups and balls
Replies: 46
Views: 2813

Re: Balls for the cups and balls

Thanks very much. As with many subjects, I know just enough to be wrong.
by Bill Mullins
December 4th, 2002, 9:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Balls for the cups and balls
Replies: 46
Views: 2813

Re: Balls for the cups and balls

This discussion is bringing to mind the metallurgy classes I took 20 years ago. It's scary how much one can forget. but, I think I remember that annealing allows stresses to dissipate, by allowing large crystals to form in the metal. Doesn't quenching tend to reverse this process? What if a soldered...
by Bill Mullins
December 3rd, 2002, 11:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Upccoming Cellini Lecture
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Upccoming Cellini Lecture

The Huntsville Magic Club is hosting Cellini for a lecture on Thursday, 5 Dec., 7:00 pm. Come learn about Street magic from a legend. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://hometown.aol.com/magiclecture/cellini.html">http://hometown.aol.com/magiclecture/cellini.html</a><!-- m --> Location: Bill ...
by Bill Mullins
December 3rd, 2002, 7:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need more help from you veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Need more help from you veterans

The Dover edition of Expert Card Technique is pretty cheap, and available through any big bookstore (they may even have it on the shelf). It has a pretty good explanation of a two-card push off. Simon Lovell's first book, and his notes on second dealing, both describe a way to learn a two card push ...
by Bill Mullins
December 2nd, 2002, 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: contacting memebers
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: contacting memebers

Bruce Barnett, moderator of the Electronic Grymoire, used to send out regular membership lists. Then spammers started using it for mailing lists, and ruined it for everyone. The same thing would most likely happen with an address list of Genii Forum members.
by Bill Mullins
November 28th, 2002, 12:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Balls for the cups and balls
Replies: 46
Views: 2813

Re: Balls for the cups and balls

Originally posted by Harold Cataquet: This was easy given the two half magnets, but sadly he never made them, Half magnets? I thought if you break a magnet in half, you get two smaller magnets, each with a north and a south pole. If you've invented a magnetic monopole, the Nobel Committee would lik...
by Bill Mullins
November 27th, 2002, 12:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: It takes two...
Replies: 15
Views: 1050

Re: It takes two...

I've been following this and the closed Cellini thread with much interest for several reasons (we're hosting Cellini next week being one of them, having booked him through John Luka with no minimum attendance specified or required). I book most of the lectures for our club, and am the closest to a &...
by Bill Mullins
November 27th, 2002, 8:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THE MOST AMAZING CARD TRICK EVER FINALLY REVEALED
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: THE MOST AMAZING CARD TRICK EVER FINALLY REVEALED

Originally posted by cheezymagic:
Sounds Kewl.
Dear Magical, Dan, Cheezy, Roney, TraceyG401, or whoever you are, welcome back.

We've really missed your scintillating posts during the few short hours you were deleted.
by Bill Mullins
November 27th, 2002, 7:27 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Erdnase historical questions
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Erdnase historical questions

I always believed this was an "editorial we". Certainly it would be appropriate for this style of writing (somewhat formal and reserved) from this era.
by Bill Mullins
November 26th, 2002, 3:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Townsend
Replies: 51
Views: 12135

Re: Jonathan Townsend

Originally posted by Aaron Shields: In 1951, Elsworth Lyman published a grip called the Cloyes Palm. This grip is the same as the conventional lateral palm, except that the corner closest to the palm is shifted down to between the third and fourth fingers, rather than the second and third. From p. ...
by Bill Mullins
November 26th, 2002, 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: SUJBECT CHANGE: The New James Bond Movie Rocks!
Replies: 49
Views: 2615

Re: SUJBECT CHANGE: The New James Bond Movie Rocks!

Originally posted by bill mullins:
Was it just me, or did this Bond film pay homage to several of the previous ones?
It wasn't just me. The internet movie database lists homages to each of the preceding Bond movies:

http://us.imdb.com/Trivia?0246460
by Bill Mullins
November 26th, 2002, 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: SUJBECT CHANGE: The New James Bond Movie Rocks!
Replies: 49
Views: 2615

Re: SUJBECT CHANGE: The New James Bond Movie Rocks!

Just saw the new Bond movie last night. Some thoughts: Madonna couldn't act her way out of a wet paper sack. She's done something in the last couple of years to emphasize the gap in her teeth, and it looks like she may have had some plastic surgery on her nose. The computer generated effects were mo...
by Bill Mullins
November 25th, 2002, 3:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Daniel Garcia's Torn
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Daniel Garcia's Torn

I saw Daniel do the TR card at the Atlanta Harvest convention last week. (he wasn't even a registered attendee, just showed up and hung out in the lobby). It is killer. He has a video to sell, but apparently has spent the last couple of weeks getting jerked around by his duplication service, so he d...
by Bill Mullins
November 25th, 2002, 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jewish Magicians
Replies: 75
Views: 26762

Re: Jewish Magicians

Add Moses to the list.
by Bill Mullins
November 25th, 2002, 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic book questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1385

Re: Magic book questions

1. I hope no one thinks poorly of David Stone from my post above (i.e., compares him to other exposers of recent memory). His statement to me was made off-handedly, and I may have misinterpreted it. While his English is much better than my non-existent French, our time together was filled with me no...
by Bill Mullins
November 20th, 2002, 11:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Rocks
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: Rocks

Saw Tom Mullica lecture in Nashville in 1997. He did the frog version.
by Bill Mullins
November 20th, 2002, 10:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic book questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1385

Re: Magic book questions

As a point of comparison: We (Huntsville) just hosted David Stone for a lecture. I was his taxi while in town, and we got to speak a fair amount. He mentioned that his two coin magic tapes had sold a total of 17,000 copies. This is partly due to the fact that he marketed them to lay people while he ...
by Bill Mullins
November 19th, 2002, 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jewish Magicians
Replies: 75
Views: 26762

Re: Jewish Magicians

I think that Lee Asher could be added to the list.
by Bill Mullins
November 18th, 2002, 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Joe M. Turner
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Joe M. Turner

I just got back from the Atlanta Harvest of Magic, a small convention put together every year by Diane Maney. Of special interest to Genii readers is the close up contest, which was won by Genii's own Joe M. Turner. Guests were Robert Bengel, Joshua Jay, Troy Hooser, John George, Jeff McBride, Sylve...
by Bill Mullins
November 17th, 2002, 2:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Al Roker & Matt Lauer as Siegfried & Roy
Replies: 37
Views: 3698

Re: Al Roker & Matt Lauer as Siegfried & Roy

Originally posted by Kendrix: Anyone can lose weight very simply if they burn more calories than they take in. Are you overweight? This sounds like a simplistic statement from someone who has never struggled with the problem, or watched a loved one struggle with it. Some peoples' metabolisms, for w...
by Bill Mullins
November 17th, 2002, 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: History Of Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: History Of Magic

Magical Past Times is (was??) good. Too bad it hasn't been updated in so long.
by Bill Mullins
November 16th, 2002, 12:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ignoring Harry Potter
Replies: 33
Views: 2381

Re: Ignoring Harry Potter

Originally posted by Nicholas J. Johnson: Also, as another magician once said to me "Hey! Coca Cola isn't paying me to advertise their products!" Stephen King doesn't get paid to do advertisements either, but he mentions brand names from time to time. A does of reality offsets and emphasi...
by Bill Mullins
November 16th, 2002, 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Books on card sleights
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Books on card sleights

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
You can do so much with a Gemini Count ...
Maybe so, but it always looked, well, goofy to me. Why reach into the middle of a packet to show one of just a few cards?

Bill
by Bill Mullins
November 15th, 2002, 6:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Townsend
Replies: 51
Views: 12135

Re: Jonathan Townsend

Actually, Jonathan Townsend is a drawing made by
Steranko, come to life.

Like the brooms in Sorcerer's Apprentice.
by Bill Mullins
November 14th, 2002, 1:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Al Roker & Matt Lauer as Siegfried & Roy
Replies: 37
Views: 3698

Re: Al Roker & Matt Lauer as Siegfried & Roy

I have a close relative who underwent this surgery 2 months ago, already lost over 50 lbs. Yes, it is serious stuff. Fatalities during surgery are about 1 - 2%. He had to undergo fairly intensive counseling and psychiatric consultation before he could have the surgery. It was nearly a year from when...
by Bill Mullins
November 13th, 2002, 9:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Townsend
Replies: 51
Views: 12135

Re: Jonathan Townsend

Steranko has spent much of the past 35 years as an artist, and then publisher. He made a huge impact on the graphics-art style of comics with his work on Nick Fury, Captain America, and a couple of other titles at Marvel comics in the late 1960s. He continued with paperback covers, posters, and othe...
by Bill Mullins
November 11th, 2002, 1:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Darwin Ortiz's new card book
Replies: 99
Views: 10125

Re: Darwin Ortiz's new card book

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: He is so disgusted and fed up with the entire process by the time each one is finished that he swears he will never write another. Reminds me of the attitude of the guy who published "Richard's Almanac", then "The Looking Glass", then picked...
by Bill Mullins
November 5th, 2002, 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Snoopy's creator liked magic!
Replies: 20
Views: 1184

Re: Snoopy's creator liked magic!

For another nice memory of Schulz,
see:

http://www.povonline.com/COL280.htm
by Bill Mullins
October 25th, 2002, 7:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Melinda Saxe
Replies: 61
Views: 12465

Re: Melinda Saxe

My wife and I were watching TV one night, and she had the remote control, flipping through channels. Normally, when she lands on something Magic, she'll stop long enough for me to watch and see if I'm interested. She's not so much into magic herself, but indulges me. Well, this particular night, she...
by Bill Mullins
October 23rd, 2002, 11:28 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: The Mentalism of Alan Nguyen (Alain Nu)
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Wanted: The Mentalism of Alan Nguyen (Alain Nu)

I bought a copy of the Labyrinth at Barry's Magic Shop, Wheaton, MD about a year ago.
by Bill Mullins
October 20th, 2002, 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: EBay User trying to buy pirate copies
Replies: 27
Views: 1438

Re: EBay User trying to buy pirate copies

Originally posted by Mark Johnson: You may think you are buying legit videos if they are the originals, but have you stopped to think that you are buying the original after the crook has made his copy for himself and his friends? If it's not in the original plastic sealant, (and efen that can easil...
by Bill Mullins
October 18th, 2002, 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?
Replies: 81
Views: 5363

Re: Has Juan Tamariz visited anyone's home yet?

Tell him "Mi Casa es no su casa!!"
by Bill Mullins
October 17th, 2002, 3:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Index
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Genii Index

Notes and Observations from Compiling the Genii Index: 1. Jamy Ian Swiss reviews more books than the other guys. That's okay; he knows more words than the other guys. 2. David Oliver and Danny Orleans share trick review duties. If one of them drops out, then Darwin Ortiz should expect a call. Or Don...
by Bill Mullins
October 15th, 2002, 2:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Estate sale
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: Estate sale

my email bounced -- please send the list

Bill Mullins
bill.mullins@ws.redstone.army.mil
by Bill Mullins
October 15th, 2002, 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaman Lance Pierce
Replies: 7
Views: 639

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: 807

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: 3165

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: 3159

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

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Oh ... Dustin ...
Is this a sigh of . . .
Regret,
Sorrow,
or . . . Longing

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