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by Joe Lyons
January 21st, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Too Perfect Theory
Replies: 171
Views: 13450

Re: The Too Perfect Theory

Leo Garet wrote:
Meanwhile, I love the sound of alliteration in the morning.


Sound like victory?
by Joe Lyons
January 18th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?
Replies: 22
Views: 3694

Re: Film Version of "In & Of Itself"?

Bill Duncan wrote:I would pay good money to see that film.

You would have to.

It’s $1270 for a film badge. :)
by Joe Lyons
January 16th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Wenii Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 5537

Re: Wenii Magazine

A few headings and/or columnists for those who haven't seen it: The Wenii Sqeaks Is Version Touched Harry Hujuini - The Missing Link by Walter Gibbon Knights in the Magic Closet Paula & Vase by Paul Unborne Impossible Table Pass by Fred Narlo The Reel Jerks by Pete Borrow Grand Theft Psychic by ...
by Joe Lyons
January 15th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Wenii Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 5537

Wenii Magazine

Finally picked up a copy of Wenii magazine.

I just started it and am already laughing out loud.

Richard you should get permission to include this in the digital Genii archives.
by Joe Lyons
January 8th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 32854

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

I just want to know if you think what these people are doing is wrong. It depends on whether they have permission from Gordon, Snoop and the estate of Julia Childs (we're still discussing magic, right?). If not then yes. Something I'm not sure you're considering is that magic is unique, unlike othe...
by Joe Lyons
January 8th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 32854

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Like these people? Anyone of us could post any number of immoral and/or illegal links with millions of views including those of stolen magic products. That’s what I meant by people confusing ubiquitousness with appropriateness. What’s your point? Have you come over to the correct way of thinking? :)
by Joe Lyons
January 7th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 32854

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Joe, one of the reasons I returned to this forum under my real name was to avoid using personal insults when having discussions, something I didn't entirely adhere to when I was posting anonymously. I'm disappointed that you are using them, real name or not. Mr. Ross you are correct, I shouldn't ca...
by Joe Lyons
January 6th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks
Replies: 219
Views: 32854

Re: Magic Community in TOTAL SILENCE as Youtube Magician EXPOSES Hundreds of Magic Tricks

Obviously, I'm getting too old for this @#$%^&. I feel like I'm trapped in a bad production of the emperor's new clothes. 1) Legitimately purchases a marketed trick, performs it, then explains/teaches it on video.. The very definition of theft in our field. What if I bought a copy of Drawing Roo...
by Joe Lyons
January 1st, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2019 In Review
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: 2019 In Review

Thanks Dustin!

Love these recaps.

Seems like I just finished reading the one for 2018...
by Joe Lyons
December 31st, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Long and the Short of It
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: The Long and the Short of It

Kudos to Michael Close.

That’s a great title.
by Joe Lyons
December 30th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

Re: The History of Ringo

David Regal wrote:Thanks for this. A great trick indeed. And yes, the ring vanish that Copperfield did was the Ringo vanish.


It looked like the description in Tannen’s. Of course the hourglass finish was straight out of “Steel and Silver”.
by Joe Lyons
December 28th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Book(s) of the Year
Replies: 22
Views: 3385

Re: Book(s) of the Year

I’ll include DeLand, though it arrived very late last year.
by Joe Lyons
December 21st, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The History of Ringo
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

Re: The History of Ringo

David Regal wrote:The Walt Rollins Ringo has a different plot than the Bruno Ringo.


Isn’t this:

https://youtu.be/SWumbkjE9zo

Bruno’s plot?
by Joe Lyons
December 21st, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: It's not magic but....The Far Side
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: It's not magic but....The Far Side

MagicbyAlfred wrote:
Joe Lyons wrote:Image


Is it a lynching gone awry - or the least deceptive levitation illusion of all time?


Either way... the caption works ;).
by Joe Lyons
December 20th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: It's not magic but....The Far Side
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: It's not magic but....The Far Side

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by Joe Lyons
December 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Mike Rogers Version of the Homing Card
Replies: 10
Views: 2078

Re: Mike Rogers Version of the Homing Card

Somewhere on the forum I posted a detailed history and analysis of the gaffed three-card monte which explains the advantages of the Rogers' routine over the Skinner routine. Here it is: https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=51132&p=348165&hilit=Monte#p348165 It’s a great ...
by Joe Lyons
December 3rd, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Gestures and Flourishes
Replies: 115
Views: 10907

Re: Magical Gestures and Flourishes

MagicbyAlfred wrote:He felt that libraries provide a broader spectrum of information than a conventional school.


So did Dr. Eliot and he included Twain’s “Jumping frog” as one of his Classics.

I recently purchased the complete set of Harvard Classics on Apples book store for $1.

I feel smarter already.
by Joe Lyons
December 2nd, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Gestures and Flourishes
Replies: 115
Views: 10907

Re: Magical Gestures and Flourishes

performer wrote:It doesn't sound as if he held onto his books very long! I still have books on magic that I have owned for fifty years or more!


I don’t know about Impromptu, the original Stars of Magic book he still had when he passed...
by Joe Lyons
December 1st, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Gestures and Flourishes
Replies: 115
Views: 10907

Re: Magical Gestures and Flourishes

performer wrote:I actually have a book he once owned.


I have a couple as well, Gardner’s Impromptu and Stars of Magic. One has the ownership signature Jos Bemelman and both have the address stamped in.
They bear evidence of serious study.
by Joe Lyons
November 29th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Gestures and Flourishes
Replies: 115
Views: 10907

Re: Magical Gestures and Flourishes

Charm. Fred Kaps was dripping with it. Tommy Wonder, a widely acknowledged modern master, used all sorts of gestures and flourishes. He was charming as hell. If you had described Milo and Roger’s act to me before I saw it, I would tell you it wasn’t my cup of tea. But I saw it and I was charmed, as ...
by Joe Lyons
November 29th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fred Keating
Replies: 23
Views: 2561

Re: Fred Keating

Max Maven wrote:The recently posted clip was new to me, and my guess is that it was a short subject, not part of a full-length movie.


He was in a short called “Illusions” in 1929 directed by Murray Roth.
Perhaps that was it.
by Joe Lyons
November 26th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?
Replies: 49
Views: 2856

Re: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?

Leo Garet wrote:I don't know if it's got a name these days, but the Jumping Rubber Band was shown to me by a schoolmate.


That’s one of the first tricks I learned as well. Don’t know where I picked it up, it was in The Magician Monthly by Stanley Collins, with variations in Conjuring Melange as well as Tarbell.
by Joe Lyons
November 26th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magical Gestures and Flourishes
Replies: 115
Views: 10907

Re: Magical Gestures and Flourishes

Granted, it can appear corny. It also can set in the spectator’s mind that the magic happened after the dirty work was done, thus making an effect seem more magical.
by Joe Lyons
November 24th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Shell protectors for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Shell protectors for sale

Traditionally, the tortoise has been attributed mystical powers by the Chinese. Perhaps a deeper aesthetic is at work here.
by Joe Lyons
November 23rd, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour
Replies: 34
Views: 3005

Re: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour

I’ll buy the book.
by Joe Lyons
November 21st, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 52
Views: 16777

Re: Laypeople

MagicbyAlfred wrote:I actually have a couple of tricks where the spectator becomes the magician


Do we need yet another word for the laity that perform a trick without knowing how?
by Joe Lyons
November 16th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 51
Views: 8709

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

Omg Joe! You found it! Thank you! Vernon gave it to Jennings and BJ must have sold it off at auction. This is the wand we see in the Dai Vernon Book of Magic. I hope it was David Ben who won it. Your welcome. It would also be interesting to know where the Daley and Bertram wands mentioned in the au...
by Joe Lyons
November 15th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon Cups: Myth?
Replies: 51
Views: 8709

Re: Vernon Cups: Myth?

Leonard Hevia wrote:We know that Bill Taylor purchased Vernon's silver engraved cups from BJ, Jennings' widow. Did he also obtain Vernon's silver wand? Does anyone know the fate of that wand?


Here’s one:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/10 ... rom-vernon
by Joe Lyons
November 6th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 51
Views: 10222

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

Richard Kaufman wrote:It is NOT Wandas.


I suppose I shouldn't believe everything I read. ;)

Joan Brandon?
by Joe Lyons
November 6th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube
Replies: 51
Views: 10222

Re: Cute blonde does cig. manipulations on YouTube

It's Wandas.

This is covered in Genii July 2017 page 14.
by Joe Lyons
November 6th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic, Typewriters & Classical Music
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Magic, Typewriters & Classical Music

Great stuff.

When I think of the planning and practice that went into some of these seemingly facile pieces of comedy it hurts my head.
by Joe Lyons
November 1st, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Shahade "Shady" Mansur
Replies: 5
Views: 2959

Re: Shahade "Shady" Mansur

Well as my daughter reminds me, "The heart wants what it wants".

This may be his grandson if you want to get in touch.
by Joe Lyons
October 31st, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!

erdnasephile wrote:Uh...that's BOARDgames, gentlemen! ;)


:oops: It helps when I read the original post.

I like the nail gun reference.
by Joe Lyons
October 31st, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sniffing Out Houdini
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Re: Sniffing Out Houdini

Dustin Stinett wrote:Anyone else receive this email today?


Yes.

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by Joe Lyons
October 31st, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin

Linus wrote:There are three things I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.


;)

Happy Halloween Richard!
by Joe Lyons
October 31st, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: P & T and Zombies, Oh My!

Richard Kaufman wrote:There's millions in role playing games! I'm in the wrong profession.

As evidenced by Richard Garriot and the latest Genii owner.
by Joe Lyons
October 31st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas
Replies: 103
Views: 14310

Re: Shin Lim cancels in Vegas

Twain and Harper Lee used dialect purposefully to convey information about age, education, income level, and regional prejudice and superstition.

I am afraid Kent, Robert and perhaps others think that you are conveying something with your neglect to capitalize, intentional or not.
by Joe Lyons
October 27th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Mike Porstmann
Replies: 5
Views: 5127

Re: Mike Porstmann

You’re welcome Bob.

If that doesn’t work you might try Chris Wasshuber at Lybrary.com. I noticed he sells some of Mike’s material there.
by Joe Lyons
October 27th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Mike Porstmann
Replies: 5
Views: 5127

Re: Mike Porstmann

His contact info from this site in 2014:

Mike Porstmann
Salzburger Str. 18, 85221 Dachau, Germany
mike.porstmann@magic-gambling.de
Phone +49 (0) 8131 82793

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