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by Joe Lyons
February 9th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 186
Views: 19983

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

I’ve got a bit I do with a wedding ring. I talk about the magical properties of a piece of metal worth a few hundred dollars that becomes priceless when a few words are spoken over it. I then ask if I can trust them to hold it for me. Between the time misdirection and their mind only being able to h...
by Joe Lyons
February 8th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1756

Re: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan

I think what Thomas is looking for, is this: A face-up fan with the whole deck (minus the Aces) is held in the left hand. All four Aces are inserted and left out-jogged in different positions in this fan. The fan is squared, and the Cutting the Aces procedure is begun. Yes,Denis, that’s the idea I ...
by Joe Lyons
February 7th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Origins of Miscalling a card
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Origins of Miscalling a card

Origins, who knows. It looks like it goes back to The Vanishing Pair in Four Full Hands by Charles Jordan 1921. Which is also in Hugard's Encyclopedia of Card Tricks and other books.
by Joe Lyons
February 7th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan
Replies: 12
Views: 1756

Re: Vernon's Cutting the Aces: Set up from a face up fan

It was from an idea by Irv Weiner, I’m not sure it’s been in print.
by Joe Lyons
February 7th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Georges Melies
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: Georges Melies

MagicbyAlfred wrote:PS I would have been remiss if i forgot to mention that Georges Melies was also a magician.


He also purchased the Theatre Robert-Houdin from Emile’s widow and produced de Kolta and other shows. “Marvellous Melies” by Paul Hammond is a nice biography of his life.
by Joe Lyons
January 27th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 30360

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Ted M wrote:This is a test of the emergency spelling assistance system:
M-I-S-O-G-Y-N-Y: Misogyny.
Thank you.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled argument.


Thanks Ted.
It was bothering me but I didn’t want to be labeled a malorthographobe.
by Joe Lyons
January 20th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 186
Views: 19983

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

MagicbyAlfred wrote:
Only caveat - I gotta say, I'm still not a fan of Vernon's false explanation, which ironically, is a true explanation of an important sleight - the finger_ _ _ m.


I agree. I am not a fan of explanations in general, much less one that exposes an actual sleight.
by Joe Lyons
January 20th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 186
Views: 19983

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

I believe it was Martin Lewis.
by Joe Lyons
January 12th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Untouched
Replies: 38
Views: 3639

Re: Untouched

The lecture notes appear to be still available here - https://www.daryl.net/product_detail.php?cat_id=10&id=504.
by Joe Lyons
January 6th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: A Poker Con
Replies: 9
Views: 1942

Re: A Poker Con

Hopefully he will maintain a sizeable presence in the third season before they write his character off. It is a perfect show for him.
by Joe Lyons
January 6th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cardini and the ABC Murders
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: Cardini and the ABC Murders

Having read every Christie book, no one touches Albert Finney in the part



I beg to differ, Richard, David Suchet does an excellent job in the series.
by Joe Lyons
December 31st, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bicycle playing card quality
Replies: 33
Views: 3491

Re: Bicycle playing card quality

Goo Gone should work.
by Joe Lyons
December 31st, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What did you receive for the holidays?
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: What did you receive for the holidays?

What a perfect way/place to spend a Sunday afternoon!
by Joe Lyons
December 28th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards
Replies: 37
Views: 2733

Re: Contemporary Presentation For Rising Cards

Curious if anyone would care about this. Actually, I would appreciate input on this. I am presently constructing a rising card deck. It is computerized. Technology is such today that it is feasible. There would be two tiny motors in the deck. There would be a 40 megahertz computer in the deck. Ther...
by Joe Lyons
December 28th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What did you receive for the holidays?
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: What did you receive for the holidays?

Santa brought Game Changer by Jason Ladanye, which is a beautiful book, but the best present was the self-purchased Deluxe Deland book which arrived on Christmas Eve.
by Joe Lyons
December 28th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What did you receive for the holidays?
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: What did you receive for the holidays?

Leonard Hevia wrote:Great story Alfred! You could have also picked The Two Lovers card. When she turns it over as her free? selection, you ask: Us?


If memory serves it worked for James Bond with a one way deck in Live and Let Die.....
by Joe Lyons
December 26th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 53151

Re: DeLand

Evan Shuster wrote:Were all deluxe editions shipped priority? I don't seem to have anything due for delivery.


No, UPS.
by Joe Lyons
December 24th, 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 53151

Re: DeLand

The deluxe edition landed in Texas today.

Beautiful.

The extras are very nice.
by Joe Lyons
December 22nd, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 53151

Re: DeLand

Come on! It made it to Ireland before Texas!
Ok, my wife says I need more patience....
by Joe Lyons
December 3rd, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Mysterious (?) Vernon book
Replies: 2
Views: 907

Re: Mysterious (?) Vernon book

Looks like this one.
by Joe Lyons
December 3rd, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: David Copperfield bought "My Favorite Martian" spaceship

No “Out of this world”?
by Joe Lyons
December 3rd, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 15647

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Some good stuff on Ricky here.

Also Riser, Vernon and who knows? I just started searching...
by Joe Lyons
November 29th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 15647

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Brad Henderson wrote:i was at that show. Went to dinner with him and my friend Richard Garriott after. Great memory



Not a bad way to spend an evening....
by Joe Lyons
November 28th, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cyber Monday is HERE!
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: Cyber Monday is HERE!

From Genii: Here is the info about the decks. Please make payments via PayPal to moobooks@verizon.net: • We are offering a special Deck Set. This includes all four decks plus uncut sheets from all four, signed, numbered, and ltd to 100. There are only 30 of these remaining. The cost is $145, plus po...
by Joe Lyons
November 28th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25043

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Anyone else expecting Graham Chapman to appear and close this topic because it has gotten too silly?
by Joe Lyons
November 28th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 15647

Re: Ricky Jay Death

I first watched Ricky Jay’s “Deceptive Practice” in Austin when he presented it at the Alamo Drafthouse in 2013. I just watched it again and had forgotten how good it was. The old Vernon and Miller footage was especially fun to see. Like all of the truly greats Ricky not only had mad skills but he w...
by Joe Lyons
November 28th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."
Replies: 56
Views: 10751

Re: 'I never saw a U-Haul following a hearse."

Not having the resources of a Copperfield or an Albo, I wonder sometimes if I shouldn’t sell my current collection and purchase one item at a time. I could then, after reading the book or studying the apparatus, take a photo and add it to an album and consider that my collection. It would enable me ...
by Joe Lyons
November 26th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cyber Monday is Coming, Part Two
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Cyber Monday is Coming, Part Two

Probably so, no worries, Richard’s a busy man. I ordered some extras today while they’re available. Can’t wait for the book!
by Joe Lyons
November 26th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25043

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Brad (Jeffers),
This one seems to be an expert on gender studies.
by Joe Lyons
November 26th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 15647

Re: Ricky Jay Death

The New Yorker is making its Profile on Ricky available: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1993/04/05/secrets-of-the-magus?mbid=nl_Daily%20112518&CNDID=15956272&utm_source=nl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20112518&utm_content=&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=Daily%20112...
by Joe Lyons
November 26th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cyber Monday is Coming, Part Two
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Cyber Monday is Coming, Part Two

Richard, any Cyber Monday deals on extra decks for those of us who purchased the deluxe volume?
Thanks,
Joe
by Joe Lyons
November 25th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Hef's AMA membership card
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Hef's AMA membership card

Yes, but if I buy it can I use it?
by Joe Lyons
November 25th, 2018, 8:29 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25043

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Novelty doesn’t necessarily equal quality. Hip Hop music is the most popular genre today. I will continue to enjoy Country, Rock and Sinatra. (No offense to the Hip Hop fans, to each his or her own). Also cognitive choice doesn’t equal fear. Gender defined pronouns simply impart more information. Oh...
by Joe Lyons
November 25th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25043

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Second the motion.
by Joe Lyons
November 25th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25043

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Gotta go with Bill on this one. Diction is the spice of communication.
And what about needing more female magicians. We’d like to see more magicians that are.....magicians?
by Joe Lyons
October 5th, 2018, 8:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collectible Books and Book Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Collectible Books and Book Tests

Servais Le Roy sold
Berglas Effects - sold
Benson By Starlight - sold

Thanks,
Joe
by Joe Lyons
October 2nd, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collectible Books and Book Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Collectible Books and Book Tests

Hello, I'm selling a few doubles in my collection plus a couple of book tests on Ebay. Servais Le Roy starting bid - $75 Berglas Effects - first edition - starting bid - $75 Benson By Starlight - starting bid - $175 Secret Ways of Al Baker Deluxe #78/100 - starting bid -$295 Secret Lexicon and Shake...
by Joe Lyons
September 5th, 2018, 7:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller
Replies: 20
Views: 2259

Re: Penn & Teller

Producer credits aren’t always meaningful. Recent Vanity Fair article: Vanity Fair: Natalie, I saw that you have an executive-producer credit on the film, as well as an acting credit. What has your relationship with this project been like over the years? Natalie Portman: I do? [Laughs] That’s awesom...
by Joe Lyons
August 26th, 2018, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand
Replies: 42
Views: 4293

Re: Now Taking Orders for My New Book on Theodore DeLand

Joe Lyons wrote:Richard, can you please confirm you received my paypal for a deluxe edition?

Thanks, Joe


Got it,
Thanks,
Joe

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