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by Gordolini
February 1st, 2008, 8:58 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Best Magic Magazine Of All Time
Replies: 58
Views: 16319

Re: The Best Magic Magazine Of All Time

Chris - But I thought Card Cheats are Conjurors. Conjurer (also Conjuror) - a person who practices legerdemain; juggler. Legerdemain - 1. sleight of hand 2. trickery or deception Therefore Card Cheats who practice sleight of hand and trickery or deception are Conjurors.. Just having some fun with ba...
by Gordolini
January 30th, 2008, 3:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Visit Little Egypt
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Visit Little Egypt

Dustin - Thank you for reminding us of this excellent site. I check it out occassionally but it had been awhile. Of particular interest to those that have inquired about the "Rakanakus Cut" from Cervon's Castle Notebooks in another thread but do not own the book - it just so happens that t...
by Gordolini
January 28th, 2008, 10:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75606

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Jim - I see that Mallakite had had earlier posted: "PS: There's a really good false cut called the Rakanakus Cut by Vernon on page 71 that keeps the whole deck in the same order, I fooled myself when I first did it" Going from memory, Vernon's name is written next to the title of the cut w...
by Gordolini
January 28th, 2008, 4:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75606

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

I noticed that one of the first entries from December 1964 records Marlo's name and a description of what I believe is Marlo's Miracle Aces. Does the description and the timing match the publication of Faro Controlled Miracles? (I do not own)
by Gordolini
January 26th, 2008, 7:22 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Magic Takers
Replies: 50
Views: 10836

Re: Magic Takers

Or what Sonny Corleone might say today to sum up: "Bada Bing BAMMO!"
by Gordolini
January 24th, 2008, 5:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Galt House Sold Out, Alternate Hotel Now Available
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Re: Galt House Sold Out, Alternate Hotel Now Available

I hope to see you guys there - looks like this could be quite an event.
by Gordolini
January 24th, 2008, 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: A question for Richard
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: A question for Richard

Sal - I am volunteering a guess that the numbering scheme is a preventive measure to solve the issue of the name change problem on historical posts (posts are associated by registration number and if a number was reused, then your name would show up on any older post with that same number. We have b...
by Gordolini
January 22nd, 2008, 6:45 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Happy Birthday Jon
Replies: 13
Views: 2007

Happy Birthday Jon

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to Jon Racherbaumer.
by Gordolini
January 18th, 2008, 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 18810

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

tedski - a few other name swaps - note the impact in the celebrated Erdnase thread:

Craig Chamberlain (formerly Jason England)
Jim Maloney #5 (formerly Matt Field)

I think Richard went to Sam's Club to buy a case of Pepto...

Best Wishes, Gordon
by Gordolini
January 18th, 2008, 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 18810

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

I see this has already been noted in another thread about the glitches...I did not realize the impact until now. Wow
by Gordolini
January 18th, 2008, 4:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 18810

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Richard - We may have a problem... I noticed that Chris Aguilar posted an observation that a previous post in this same thread is under a new name. Same has happened to me. I just looked at the Michael Close new book thread - and Mark Jensen's name is displayed instead of Michael Close... It appears...
by Gordolini
January 17th, 2008, 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 19412

Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Received Genii on Wednesday in Louisville. "After the Shuffle" kept me up last night...great stuff
by Gordolini
January 17th, 2008, 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 18810

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Was this Groundhog Day or deja vu all over again...
by Gordolini
January 17th, 2008, 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 18810

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Happy to be here. I was wondering what is the most important sleight of the 20th century....
by Gordolini
March 27th, 2003, 10:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Frank Simon's Versatile Card Control Book/DVD
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Frank Simon's Versatile Card Control Book/DVD

"What is an "Easter Egg"? - The term "Easter Egg", as we use it here, means any amusing tidbit that creators hid in their creations. They could be in computer software, movies, music, art, books, or even your watch. There are thousands of them, and they can be quite entertai...
by Gordolini
August 20th, 2002, 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Book Question
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Book Question

If the book is face up on a table, then the printing on the spine should be from top to bottom to read easily.
by Gordolini
December 28th, 2001, 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.
Replies: 26
Views: 3068

Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Tom, at the risk of stating the obvious, the Genii Forum provides an excellent outlet for different views and opinions, expert and less so, current and topical, already. Perhaps this is an invitation to encourage more topic starters on these web pages?
by Gordolini
December 28th, 2001, 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.
Replies: 26
Views: 3068

Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Jon's posts are always highly anticipated and thought provoking. Keep 'em coming. :p
by Gordolini
October 24th, 2001, 2:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Restaruant Magic, openers and closers
Replies: 21
Views: 2826

Re: Restaruant Magic, openers and closers

Thats what I mean. Dingle didn't perform with the wet deck to show off in any manner, but the fact that he could just do his little routine with a damp deck shows how skilful the guy is. However, you have noticed Richard and you were impressed, so how much more would a lay audience appreciate the gu...
by Gordolini
October 23rd, 2001, 12:50 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Restaruant Magic, openers and closers
Replies: 21
Views: 2826

Re: Restaruant Magic, openers and closers

"He would wipe the dirty and wet bar with a WET rag, then plop the deck onto it and do the routine perfectly. Am still amazed by it." That is skill at it's foremost. however, with reference to another post - don't you think that this sort of detail is lost on the layman? How many of his s...
by Gordolini
October 23rd, 2001, 12:43 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: If you had to do one trick; which one would it be
Replies: 43
Views: 2459

Re: If you had to do one trick; which one would it be

Chris, Paradigm Shift is a packet trick. You produce a plastic wallet and from one side pull out a pack of cards. Show them all to be the same - i.e. 4 Ace of Hearts - and then place them on the table. You produce another pack of cards from the wallet and show them all to be 4 A of H. Then taking a ...
by Gordolini
October 12th, 2001, 11:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The "finger-perfect" question
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: The "finger-perfect" question

I think the points made above illustrate just how much a magician can get away with whilst performing to a lay audience. Indeed, there has been many a time where I have struggled to maintain a pinky break and virtually been forced to insert my pinky into the break. How obvious? But the strange thing...
by Gordolini
October 12th, 2001, 11:37 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: If you had to do one trick; which one would it be
Replies: 43
Views: 2459

Re: If you had to do one trick; which one would it be

Without sounding as if I'm constantly plugging this trick, I'd have to say "Paradigm Shift". The double kicker ending blows them away.
by Gordolini
October 11th, 2001, 11:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mental card tricks
Replies: 46
Views: 5027

Re: mental card tricks

Brian, Don't know if this is still applicable, but Pit Hartling, a German magician performs a supeb mentalist card trick in his video, "Little Green Lecture". I can't remember the name of the trick, however the gist of it is this: The magician riffles through a deck of cards facing the spe...
by Gordolini
October 7th, 2001, 12:06 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The Jinx Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

The Jinx Magazine

I have recently purchased a set of magazines called "The Jinx". Each copy is usually just 4 pages and is printed more like a newspaper. It was produced and edited by Theo Anneman and I believe it was printed by Davenports of London - although I could be wrong as there is a lot of refrences...
by Gordolini
August 29th, 2001, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Archives
Topic: Does anyone care about an Andrus book after 3 videotapes?
Replies: 18
Views: 43009

Re: Does anyone care about an Andrus book after 3 videotapes?

I would have to agree with Jon and others about a kind of "biography" about Jerry Andrus. It would let us all peer into the mind of this great man. In his videos you get the odd snippet about how he comes up with his ideas and inventions, but a more detailed account would be fascinating.
by Gordolini
August 26th, 2001, 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: simple question
Replies: 27
Views: 2230

Re: simple question

When I started performing magic it was because I loved watching peoples faces when I pulled off the final move. We all experience "that look" and it is an amazing feeling to know that it was your months of practise and skill that caused it. I get a tremendous buzz watching a spectator's fa...
by Gordolini
August 25th, 2001, 1:55 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks
Replies: 120
Views: 30179

Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

A-ha Avon, you spotted the deliberate mistake!! ;)
by Gordolini
August 25th, 2001, 7:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 5209

Re: Favourite coin sleight

I'd just like to add to this very interesting thread that I handle coins like an elephant wearing boxing gloves, blindfolded, in a dark room!!

I must agree with an earlier comment "Scotch & Soda" is the one for me, or even better, "Coin Unique". ;)
by Gordolini
August 25th, 2001, 7:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best Non-Gaffed Packet Trick - Marketed
Replies: 45
Views: 4832

Re: Best Non-Gaffed Packet Trick - Marketed

Roy walton has published a great trick in his two volume trick books, "The Complete Walton". The trick is called "Oils and Queens" and was shown to Roy by Jerry Sadowitz. The effect is as follows: 8 indifferent spot cards are shown - red, black, red, black... Then one pile of 4 c...
by Gordolini
August 25th, 2001, 6:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks
Replies: 120
Views: 30179

Re: Now Let's Try: Best GAFFED Packet Tricks

Up until recently my favourite packet trick was "NFW" by Gary Freed. I loved the reactions it got with the spectators. However, I always felt uncomfortable about allowing the specs to handle the cards afterwards. 9 times out of 10 I got away with it, but there was always that one person wh...

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