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by Gordolini
December 19th, 2009, 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is your worst performance mishap?
Replies: 18
Views: 6272

Re: What is your worst performance mishap?

D*ck-sterity?
by Gordolini
December 14th, 2009, 5:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 19912

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

I agree with Pete. Perhaps the audience member was not what you would typically find on an L&L video for example, but I sensed more of a baffled and stunned speechless reaction each time the effect was repeated.
by Gordolini
December 11th, 2009, 8:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Slydini - Worst trick ever?
Replies: 70
Views: 19912

Re: Slydini - Worst trick ever?

I enjoyed Tony's performance. I thought that the deliberate pacing, presentation and quirky humor (what was the name of the trick?) was a brilliant piece of misdirection that grows stronger with the repetition - similar to an ambitious card routine such as performed by Tommy Wonder. Then again, I ma...
by Gordolini
December 10th, 2009, 1:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Popular Magic Show - Closed
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Popular Magic Show - Closed

Interesting, especially to read quotes from Vernon...
by Gordolini
November 15th, 2009, 3:51 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Starting up my old blog
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Starting up my old blog

Temperance - Thank you for the tips and the video link. There seems to be a familiar tone in the writing found in the Phantom Notebooks...
by Gordolini
November 13th, 2009, 10:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon Castle Notebooks Volume 5 !
Replies: 53
Views: 11370

Re: Bruce Cervon Castle Notebooks Volume 5 !

... Mario's revolutionary card techniques... page VI
by Gordolini
September 25th, 2009, 4:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo's Slip Cut?
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

Re: Marlo's Slip Cut?

A couple more references that include the Marlo Slip Cut:

"Slippage" section in the book Marlo on Erdnase (2007)compiled by Jon Racherbaumer

and the ebook Edward Marlo's The Definitive Slip Cut (2007) by Jon Racherbaumer
by Gordolini
August 19th, 2009, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: September Issue of Genii Now in the Mail.
Replies: 32
Views: 4216

Re: September Issue of Genii Now in the Mail.

Arrived in Louisville today. Neil's card prediction from the magazine cover was fun. Looking forward to reading the rest. Thanks
by Gordolini
July 22nd, 2009, 2:55 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic on the Moon
Replies: 56
Views: 6406

Re: Magic on the Moon

Time to come back to earth...

http://tinyurl.com/6enbaq
by Gordolini
July 5th, 2009, 10:08 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Airborne question
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Re: Airborne question

Not questioning Lance, but the trick may be overexposed - even the stage host guessed that the glass would float. Damian's genii bottle theme may be terrific - just hoping the YouTube comment crowd play nice.
by Gordolini
July 5th, 2009, 9:18 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Airborne question
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Re: Airborne question

...and recently performed on America's Got Talent to a chorus of boos...?
by Gordolini
June 15th, 2009, 8:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Garicia's magic words, "Blotto Orientales" meaning
Replies: 23
Views: 2472

Re: Frank Garicia's magic words, "Blotto Orientales" meaning

From Wikipedia: "Chinaman is a term that refers to a Chinese man. Not defined as offensive by older dictionaries, its use is nowadays discouraged by Asian American organizations and others, and considered offensive by modern dictionaries. The term has been used without stated offensive intent, ...
by Gordolini
May 17th, 2009, 9:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Ryan Productions - Be warned !
Replies: 52
Views: 7389

Re: Dan Ryan Productions - Be warned !

Yes, simple...
by Gordolini
May 17th, 2009, 7:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Ryan Productions - Be warned !
Replies: 52
Views: 7389

Re: Dan Ryan Productions - Be warned !

How about basic customer service?
by Gordolini
April 1st, 2009, 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Gambit Magazine
Replies: 13
Views: 5785

Re: Gambit Magazine

Same timing for me - I was impressed with the prompt service and delivery.
by Gordolini
February 28th, 2009, 12:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Fred Robinson book
Replies: 10
Views: 2697

Re: Fred Robinson book

Just received in Louisville a couple days ago.
by Gordolini
December 23rd, 2008, 8:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 82819

Re: Josh Jay

You gotta love the reaction at the end of the Ambitious Card routine on the Fox channel clip:

One of the newscasters shouted "Are you ******** me?!?"

Great job Josh.
by Gordolini
November 6th, 2008, 9:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: History Of The Knock-Out Double Lift
Replies: 20
Views: 5315

Re: History Of The Knock-Out Double Lift

Agree
by Gordolini
November 6th, 2008, 9:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: History Of The Knock-Out Double Lift
Replies: 20
Views: 5315

Re: History Of The Knock-Out Double Lift

The Cervon description noted that there is no get ready which is also pointed out by Minch in the book Ever So Sleightly on the Nash knock out double lift, page 17, copyright 1975. From the Nash book: The basic idea was arrived at in a session between Martin and Dick Zimmerman. The double lift descr...
by Gordolini
July 23rd, 2008, 9:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: IBM SAM Day 2
Replies: 19
Views: 6073

Re: IBM SAM Day 2

The lecture on Marlo and Vernon was much anticipated and a joy to attend. Both Jon and David presented a number of pictures and film clips on the large projection screens located on each side of the stage. Jon started the lecture and shared many interesting facts and personal anecdotes. Visuals incl...
by Gordolini
July 18th, 2008, 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quote
Replies: 184
Views: 51312

Re: Best Quote

"All I ask from you is Perfection...nothing more....nothing less"
by Gordolini
July 15th, 2008, 8:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business
Replies: 70
Views: 10913

Re: Why You Should Subscribe to Genii if You Want Us To Stay in Business

Another industry indicator - the value added tactic to retain subscribers has become more prevalent today the Louisville Courier-Journal sent an early morning Thank You email and Reward notification for the first 90 responders to claim their reward for this month for being a loyal subscriber(Courier...
by Gordolini
June 30th, 2008, 9:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite trick by Harry Lorayne?
Replies: 118
Views: 23428

Re: What is your favorite trick by Harry Lorayne?

For example, you could borrow a deck and spread the cards facing you from your left hand to the right hand under the excuse of looking for the Jokers to discard. During this action you cull the aces (spot an ace and down jog with the block of cards you have already spread. Continue to spread and dow...
by Gordolini
June 25th, 2008, 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Website Easter Egg Contest in Current Genii
Replies: 11
Views: 2481

Re: Website Easter Egg Contest in Current Genii

Did the contest end May 15 and was the grand prize winner announced?
by Gordolini
June 19th, 2008, 1:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Roger Smith's Maxi-Twist
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

Re: Roger Smith's Maxi-Twist

Try "Good Turns" by Jon Racherbaumer. I believe e-book is available on his website as part of Premium membership.
by Gordolini
May 29th, 2008, 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: June Genii arrived in mailbox
Replies: 34
Views: 6361

Re: June Genii arrived in mailbox

Received June edition today and looking forward to reading tonight. Question - I usually receive Genii much earlier in the month but apparently copies that have renewal notices included are processed later? Still, I am amazed at the consistency and quality every month. Thanks
by Gordolini
May 16th, 2008, 8:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!
Replies: 42
Views: 5772

Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Happy Birthday Richard. Perhaps I could buy you a drink when you visit Louisville. Enjoy
by Gordolini
May 7th, 2008, 12:25 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Teacher Fired for Toothpick Trick
Replies: 16
Views: 3445

Re: Teacher sacked for being a magician

I heard the encore was a disappering cigarette.... :-)
by Gordolini
May 6th, 2008, 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Discussing a Disgusting Habit—Cigarettes and Magic
Replies: 37
Views: 5343

Re: Discussing a Disgusting Habit—Cigarettes and Magic

As pointed out earlier, social norms will continue to evolve and vary by geography, cultural background, age, experiences, etc but some venues may have audiences that are more willing to accept a cigarette act or trick where cigarette smoking is not out of place perhaps some night clubs, street magi...
by Gordolini
May 6th, 2008, 7:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Trick-- "Masque"
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: Trick-- "Masque"

Swamy - I believe the book "Focus" was reprinted and is available from Hermetic Press.
by Gordolini
April 28th, 2008, 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new site
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Re: new site

taytas - If you are serious, then please consider proofreading your content before publishing: Preperation (?) ...deck of cars... (?)..really is is the second ... (?)...go on with your normal double lift routing (?)...The Espert at the Card Table (?) Forget about the reat of the deck... (?)..make th...
by Gordolini
April 16th, 2008, 10:06 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Professor
Replies: 256
Views: 110964

Re: The Professor

000 - I visit this forum on occassion and have glanced at others, and agree that finding unexepected flaws in character of our admired heros that strive for excellence( whether in magic, music, sports, business, fill in the blank) is not all that rare an affliction...
by Gordolini
April 11th, 2008, 9:25 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Spam from 'fredi magic'
Replies: 15
Views: 3399

Re: Spam from 'fredi magic'

I received spam last year from same - suspected that the source was from my Genii forum profile.
by Gordolini
March 8th, 2008, 5:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Cutting on the ace
Replies: 79
Views: 15138

Re: Cutting on the ace

A version of cutting the aces using the Charlier one hand cut is also published as "TV Aces" in Million Dollar Card Secrets by Frank Garcia. Enjoy.
by Gordolini
February 19th, 2008, 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 14561

Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Received in Louisville today. Thanks!
by Gordolini
February 8th, 2008, 4:24 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Thread About Assumptions
Replies: 13
Views: 4560

Re: Thread About Assumptions

Dustin - I believe the glitch you noted is an example of the problem that started with the new registation process. Sure hope this can be fixed.
by Gordolini
February 7th, 2008, 1:05 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 13118

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

10. Budweiser Frogs (1995) 9. Xerox Monks (1977) 8. Tabasco Mosquito (1998) 7. Electronic Data Systems Herding Cats (2000) 6. McDonalds The Showdown (1993) 5. Monster.com When I Grow Up (1999) 4. Reebok Terry Tate: Office Linebacker (2003) 3. E*Trade Monkey (2000) 2. Coke Mean Joe Greene (1979) 1. A...
by Gordolini
February 7th, 2008, 10:45 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 13118

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

Dixie Dregs
Yes
Who
Fourplay
Al Dimeola
Joni Mitchell LA Express
Doobie Brothers
INXS
Stones
Larry Coryell
No problems here!
by Gordolini
February 3rd, 2008, 4:37 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: 10 VERY best you've ever seen
Replies: 78
Views: 13118

Re: 10 VERY best you've ever seen

I have fond memories of seeing, being blown away and entertained by Albert Goshman in the 70's...

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