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by Joe Lyons
February 28th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Psychology of Forcing according to psychologists.
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Re: Psychology of Forcing according to psychologists.

Great story and trick, Chet.

I'm sorry for your loss.
by Joe Lyons
February 28th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mark Wilson Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 1551

Mark Wilson Auction

Saw this on a different thread and I thought it deserved some advertisement.

Brad Jeffers wrote:Mark Wilson is auctioning off many of his props and illusions this weekend.
A John Gaughan built Jarrett Tube is among the items for sale.
Here's the catalog.
by Joe Lyons
February 27th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: Discuss Steve Forte's Book "Gambling Sleight of Hand" HERE

Christopher1979 wrote:Many are mentioned but what I was referring to was a Jonathan Green gambling book from 1857

Green is mentioned in the Britland and Gazzo book Phantoms of the Card Table.

He was named as father of the gambling expose.
by Joe Lyons
February 27th, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Does anyone here speak French?
Replies: 43
Views: 4897

Re: Does anyone here speak French?

I am using my multilingual psychic powers.

It is a positive review of Mark’s book!
by Joe Lyons
February 25th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

by Joe Lyons
February 25th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Jonathan Townsend wrote:As a distraction... were Houdini and Twain traveling in the same area around 1900?


Hmmm.

No Houdini matches here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3196/3196-h/3196-h.htm

Or here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3197/3197-h/3197-h.htm
by Joe Lyons
February 24th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Richard Turner article
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: Richard Turner article

Richard Turner on Tim Ferris
by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22564

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Bill Mullins wrote:He already has a $300 bid. And that doesn't even include buyer's premium.

Current bid = $560.

That buyer’s premium will be at least $260...
by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 109
Views: 10251

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

Paco Nagata wrote:It is cheaper, and you can do ANY magic!

Very true Paco.

If you're lucky (crazy?) enough to do this for a living, you can do it with a deck of cards.
by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: A White Sport Coat
Replies: 7
Views: 2221

Re: A White Sport Coat

Bob Farmer wrote:Not a Parrothead! Before Jimmy there was Marty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD8MnvyAi6I

Wow, forgot he did that early pop stuff.

Growing up in Texas, breaking horses and riding rodeo, I was more into his gunfighter stuff.
by Joe Lyons
February 23rd, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News

Mr. Ben: thank you for the thoughtful response. Admittedly, initially when I saw the length of your post I thought my God, I am taking the man away from the Vernon bio part two for something I casually remarked. Then I quickly realized that you are more interested in the etymology of the phrase than...
by Joe Lyons
February 22nd, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22564

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Bill Mullins wrote:Then I need to write them a sternly-worded letter.

:D
by Joe Lyons
February 22nd, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News

I couldn’t tell, though, was [David Ben] calling Houdini or Jesus Christ a fictional character? I think he was quoting GBS as having said so. Background on the quote. David Ben and Julie Eng with Mr. Slaight’s patronage have been awesome for magic. I’m familiar with the quote. Not that it matters, ...
by Joe Lyons
February 22nd, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book
Replies: 158
Views: 22564

Re: Announcement regarding new Steve Forte book

Bill Mullins wrote:He already has a $300 bid. And that doesn't even include buyer's premium.

I’ve never paid a buyer’s premium on eBay.
by Joe Lyons
February 22nd, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: David Ben on Art, the Internet, Magicians and Fake News

Nice article and interview as you would expect from Mr. Ben.

I couldn’t tell, though, was he calling Houdini or Jesus Christ a fictional character?
by Joe Lyons
February 21st, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

I can't answer your question, but to me the biggest problem with Hoffmann as a possibility is his published annotations of Erdnase (available in the old Gamblers Book Club edition). I gave away my copy years ago, so can't quote you any examples, but his notes made it clear that he really didn't und...
by Joe Lyons
February 21st, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Has anyone ever run TEATCT and a couple of Hoffmann books through modern stylometric software? The reason I ask: Here are some quotes about Hoffmann previously posted, forgive me for not posting all of the authors names: "First of all, stay tuned for Martin Breese's upcoming CD-ROM release of ...
by Joe Lyons
February 20th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 109
Views: 10251

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

Now, if you don't mind my asking, What attracts you to magic? When I was a colt? Watching the handsome and dapper magicians and their impossibly beautiful assistants perform baffling acts - then discovering I, too, could have this super human power (and beautiful women?) if I only read the right bo...
by Joe Lyons
February 20th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Has anyone ever run TEATCT and a couple of Hoffmann books through modern stylometric software?
by Joe Lyons
February 20th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: What Attracts You to Magic?
Replies: 109
Views: 10251

Re: What Attracts You to Magic?

performer wrote:since Americans can't spell English properly anyway.

No, but we can discern cookies from biscuits, fries from chips and cigarettes...

Besides, you’re an American now, old boy, shouldn’t you be singing O Canada?
:)
by Joe Lyons
February 18th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club
Replies: 71
Views: 5048

Re: Kudos to Blackpool Magic Club

Ian Kendall wrote:But, we'll all be back next year, even if it's only for one day (which, I have found, is the best way to do it).

How many conventions have one day passes?

Could be a reason for its success.
by Joe Lyons
February 13th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away

The Oscar segment honors film actors, not TV actors. Conrad's career was almost entirely in television, except for a few pedestrian films. No, I remember them memorializing TV actors also. From Rolling Stone magazine: "The Academy includes an annual In Memoriam segment on the Oscars telecast, ...
by Joe Lyons
February 12th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top Change Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 4345

Re: Top Change Effect

PressureFan wrote:Fechter's Be Honest What Is It.

You're right - it sounded like Daley.

You can find it in Magician Nitely.
by Joe Lyons
February 12th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Top Change Effect
Replies: 37
Views: 4345

Re: Top Change Effect

Doc Daley's Last Trick
by Joe Lyons
February 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away
Replies: 15
Views: 2683

Re: Orson Bean hit by 2 vehivles and passes away

Brad Jeffers wrote:Robert Conrad, who died Saturday

Damn
by Joe Lyons
February 10th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND
Replies: 40
Views: 5460

Re: A BOOK, A DECK OF CARDS & A DESERTED ISLAND

Bob Farmer wrote:Perhaps the solution is to ask which book would you prefer to be reading before being run over by a car.

Bob’s got a point. I’d give up my career and magic for an island like that.

But to stay in the spirit of things, an Elite deck and Greater Magic.
by Joe Lyons
February 9th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

performer wrote:I have always been baffled as to why anyone cares who the hell Erdnase was...............

Who loves a mystery more than magicians?
by Joe Lyons
February 7th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 4162

Re: Whose Hands are These?

BTW does anyone know what that awesome table color change at 5:09 is called, who created it, and a source(s) of where to find the handling? Marlo's circular change? I also don't think it's the Eidetic one, but looks more like The Circular Change , which does not start with a double on the table. Ri...
by Joe Lyons
February 6th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whose Hands are These?
Replies: 35
Views: 4162

Re: Whose Hands are These?

MagicbyAlfred wrote: BTW does anyone know what that awesome table color change at 5:09 is called, who created it, and a source(s) of where to find the handling?

Marlo's circular change?
by Joe Lyons
February 5th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Carlo, folks, how do you distinguish writing of that time from specific authorship? The editor of The Sphinx plays American and writes his own Sharps and Flats in first person... then offers the Modern Magicians Handbook? Sorry Jonathan, I do not understand what you are asking. I believe he's askin...
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Hilliar was not a sleight of hand expert whereas Erdnase most certainly was. I do not think it was Hilliar. Pretty sure I’ve read about Hilliar being good at coins and cards and stood in for Thurston’s Card act once. I’ll try to find it. Mahatma named him second only to Downs in coin manipulation. ...
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

performer wrote:Hilliar was not a sleight of hand expert whereas Erdnase most certainly was. I do not think it was Hilliar.

Pretty sure I’ve read about Hilliar being good at coins and cards and stood in for Thurston’s Card act once. I’ll try to find it.
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

There seems to be something confusing going on... Both (William) Hilliar and (John Northern) Hilliard are being discussed here, if I am not mistaken. So who is the more likely candidate out of these two unlikely ones? Thank you! I brought up Hilliar as an uneducated dart throw, because of his ties ...
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Hypersonic Sound (Audio Spotlight) - thought projection or seance?
Replies: 14
Views: 5812

Re: Hypersonic Sound (Audio Spotlight) - thought projection or seance?

There are apps for your phone to aid in something like this. Be careful using it with children, though, they can hear pretty high frequencies. In fact I think Penn and Teller had a gag like that with children a few years ago.
by Joe Lyons
February 4th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Well, obviously his candidate is Hilliard, that’s the only person who matches all the clues. It’ll be interesting to see the evidence. Hilliard does seem to fit what's been revealed (well known figure; magic notebooks; look of the hands). I don't recall hearing any arguments for Hilliard being Erdn...
by Joe Lyons
February 3rd, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Well, obviously his candidate is Hilliard, that’s the only person who matches all the clues. It’ll be interesting to see the evidence.
by Joe Lyons
February 3rd, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Erdnase = Far Bomber?
by Joe Lyons
February 3rd, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Richard Kaufman wrote:I happen to know the candidate's work extremely well. This is what gives me my insight.


Ok, so Hilliard or DeLand?
by Joe Lyons
February 3rd, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

Denis Behr wrote:Hilliar was already discussed in The Man who was Erdnase, I believe.


Yes, Whaley thought he ghosted it for MFA.

Karr must have a big name in mind for Denis to find it fascinating and Richard to declare it preposterous.
by Joe Lyons
February 2nd, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7634
Views: 2350784

Re: ERDNASE

OK, having spent the last couple of days contemplating the meaning of the words Limited Edition and the last couple of minutes preparing wings for the bowl game and failing Zig Zagger's memory test, I ask you: who do you think Karr's candidate for Erdnase is? He claims it is "not the colorful c...

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