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by Brian Morton
January 4th, 2005, 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Breather Crimp ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1096

Re: Breather Crimp ?

You saw Martin Nash talk about it, but never heard about his Infinity Crimp? Oy!

Much more versatile than the Breather, and you can put in and take the work out of a borrowed deck.

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
January 4th, 2005, 6:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So when -- if ever -- is it okay to expose magic?
Replies: 29
Views: 1118

Re: So when -- if ever -- is it okay to expose magic?

To save a life 71% (39)

I'm sorry, but if I can save a life by giving away the Tossed-Out Deck, I'm blowing it to hell. Hoy can take it up with me in the afterlife. If he can find me.

Sheesh.

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
January 4th, 2005, 2:18 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Best Card DVD's out there
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: Best Card DVD's out there

My suggestion: buy DVDs for learning sleights, and stick to books for the tricks themselves. Me, I like Daryl's set, plus Allan Ackerman for the advanced stuff. However, I am still a book person. I just know that there's quite a few moves that I've read about (Bill Goodman's "Two-Ton Transpo,&q...
by Brian Morton
December 20th, 2004, 1:52 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: David Roth Expert Coin Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

Re: David Roth Expert Coin Magic

I've been performing Gertner's "A Familiar Ring" for about two years now, and it is one of the most remembered pieces of magic I do when laymen talk to me upon later meetings. As a shell coin routine, it is perfectly motivated, mind-blowing and not too technically demanding while still bei...
by Brian Morton
December 20th, 2004, 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Haaa-Leee-Wooood
Replies: 19
Views: 1685

Re: Haaa-Leee-Wooood

Wow -- Paul, that's good to know. I used to stay at the Highland Gardens (because of Lisa Gehm), but the last time I was there (November-December of 2002), things had gone way downhill.

I guess I'm not going back.

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
December 17th, 2004, 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Haaa-Leee-Wooood
Replies: 19
Views: 1685

Re: Haaa-Leee-Wooood

Dustin:

$109 a night in any major metropolis in America is cheap.

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
December 17th, 2004, 8:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Howard Schwarzman
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Howard Schwarzman

Laura and Howie were their own vaudeville act. Back in 1997, my wife and I flew up to Hank Lee's Cape Cod Conclave with them in Howie's twin-engine Piper Cherokee, and she was the only person who could really zing Howie back better than anyone we met that entire weekend. She was a sweetie, and I'll ...
by Brian Morton
December 7th, 2004, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Faro Shuffle detail
Replies: 26
Views: 5360

Re: Faro Shuffle detail

I use Bikes exclusively, more or less (Bees for gambling) and I get the boxes of 12 that they sell at Costco. I've gotten some wildly different decks when it comes to quality -- on the whole, I'd say that about 65-70 percent are fine, with the remaining 30 percent anywhere from semi-useable to total...
by Brian Morton
December 7th, 2004, 5:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 1MagicShop.com??????
Replies: 47
Views: 2804

Re: 1MagicShop.com??????

Damn, Nathan -- beat me to it! Shop real stores, folks!

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
December 7th, 2004, 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dirty Thieves!
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Dirty Thieves!

I've performed at a Renaissance festival for the last six years, and one of the mainstays of my act is the Miser's Dream. Up until this past year, I used half dollars, and I used to allow for the fact that kids would try to reach into the bucket and snatch one or two, often not bringing them back (w...
by Brian Morton
December 3rd, 2004, 8:45 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Enforcability of a Non-compete clause?
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: Enforcability of a Non-compete clause?

Hey, Pete...

Ivanovich recently had some computer troubles (as in, his got stolen), but he'll be posting re: the non-compete as soon as he can get his account set up again...

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
December 3rd, 2004, 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bill Malone Super Secret Lecture- Midwest Magic
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Bill Malone Super Secret Lecture- Midwest Magic

I've been to Tim Felix's Midwest Magic, and it definitely is that kind of place and more; the last time I walked in there (at three in the afternoon on a Friday, no less), David Parr and Eugene Burger were hanging out. Tim is also a great guy and a hell of a raconteur. And, as Nathan and I know, Den...
by Brian Morton
November 28th, 2004, 8:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Baltimore this upcoming weekend...
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Magic in Baltimore this upcoming weekend...

Once again, if you're in the DC/Baltimore area today and enjoy close up and stage magic, I'd love for you to come out and see my show, "Lies, Big & Small." Tickets are available at the door, and if you want to buy them online, you still can via the link in the post above. The show is a...
by Brian Morton
November 25th, 2004, 8:29 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: COINMAGIC by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Re: COINMAGIC by Richard Kaufman

Okay, maybe it's too much turkey and wine, and I'm stoopid, but I'll bite: Richard: why is drawing coin magic illustrations harder than card ones? (preparing to be slapped down harder than a tyro in a Max Maven lecture*) (*this is an in-joke among four people at a Max Maven lecture in Baltimore) bri...
by Brian Morton
November 23rd, 2004, 10:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: You won't believe this
Replies: 69
Views: 4003

Re: You won't believe this

Pete's right -- remember, it's just a card box! I regularly perform Jay Sankey's "Paperclipped" at the end of a cards to pocket routine. When I take off the paper clip and stick it in my pocket, nobody goes, "Hey -- lemme see that paperclip!" If you treat ordinary objects as ordi...
by Brian Morton
November 22nd, 2004, 11:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic in Baltimore this upcoming weekend...
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Magic in Baltimore this upcoming weekend...

An agent once told me, " Every performer hates their promo tape." This happens to be the case with me and mine. Another friend, a working pro now living in San Francisco, also told me, "Don't have a tape of the venues you're working -- have a tape reflecting venues you would like to b...
by Brian Morton
November 6th, 2004, 2:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who came first?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Who came first?

Look out -- there's a girl with an umbrella on the loose out to bust your kneecaps.

But if I know Pete, he'll take her with a grain of salt.

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
November 6th, 2004, 8:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who came first?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Who came first?

He was pretty at the Shell Game, though.... :eek:

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
November 5th, 2004, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who came first?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Who came first?

Yeah! What he said! Take not the name of the Salt Girl in vain!

:D

brian (born at U of Chicago Hospital) :cool:
by Brian Morton
October 22nd, 2004, 8:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Paul Green's The Classic Force on DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Paul Green's The Classic Force on DVD

Unsolicited plug: Paul Green's The Classic Force Rocks Hard! Two years ago I wanted to learn the classic force. Combine this video, the Gertner manuscript ("Forcing A Card In The Classical Manner") and the section in Card College, and you have everything you need. (Except a few hundred wil...
by Brian Morton
October 22nd, 2004, 10:15 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bro. John Hamman material...
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Bro. John Hamman material...

Thanks, Doug!

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by Brian Morton
October 21st, 2004, 8:39 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bro. John Hamman material...
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Bro. John Hamman material...

Keep 'em coming!

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
October 20th, 2004, 8:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2004 LVMI Schedule UPDATED
Replies: 40
Views: 2117

Re: 2004 LVMI Schedule UPDATED

Network specials?

Robert Gallup, "Extreme Magic," Fox.
Sigfried & Roy, two specials, ABC.
Lance Burton, two specials, NBC
Harry Anderson, one special, CBS
Rudy Coby, two specials, FOX....

and those are just off the top of my head....

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
October 19th, 2004, 11:49 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Bro. John Hamman material...
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Bro. John Hamman material...

Okay, I'm asking for suggestions. I recently acquired the giant multi-DVD set of the Bro. John Hamman work taped by Richard Kaufmann, Head Genii, and put out by Geno Munari. I was never able to get a copy of the Hamman book, but from all that I heard, he did some great stuff, so that (and the great ...
by Brian Morton
October 12th, 2004, 8:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Searching for World's Greatest Magic
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Searching for World's Greatest Magic

Responded via e-mail.

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by Brian Morton
October 8th, 2004, 11:49 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Penumbra Summer Extra
Replies: 42
Views: 5528

Re: Penumbra Summer Extra

Richard, you ain't right....

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by Brian Morton
September 9th, 2004, 8:12 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card to wherever - the time in between
Replies: 29
Views: 1283

Re: Card to wherever - the time in between

Sammy Haydn wrote: Magic has always been a wholesome entertainment suitable for the entire family and this type of thing is utterly degrading and disgusting. So, let me look back through the history books ... hm, there was Bosco, who used to fire a bird out of a blunderbuss and catch it on the point...
by Brian Morton
August 31st, 2004, 4:19 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The Card Sword . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: The Card Sword . . .

Ray Eden says: How do you like the El D[u]co sword? I took a look at it on the site, and it seems quite nice. One drawback is that it appears to be later than Medieval Times. I'll look into the non-gimmicked methods that you mentioned. Can you offer any sources that I could start checking into? Well...
by Brian Morton
August 31st, 2004, 6:38 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: The Card Sword . . .
Replies: 18
Views: 935

Re: The Card Sword . . .

After having worked with what is widely considered to be one of the better card swords made today (El Duco) for the last six years, and seeing what "real" swords go through in fight choreography (one of my best friends is a fight choreographer for the Maryland Renaissance Festival) I can t...
by Brian Morton
August 17th, 2004, 8:25 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Untouchable Props
Replies: 24
Views: 1710

Re: Untouchable Props

Eesh.

No thimbles. No Square Circle. No Temple Screen. No feather flowers. No spring flowers. No Zombie.

::shudder::

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
June 25th, 2004, 5:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Totally Hidden Extreme on TV
Replies: 63
Views: 3186

Re: Totally Hidden Extreme on TV

NBC 6.6/12 Special: T.H.E.M.: Episode #1 4.3/8, Special: T.H.E.M.: Episode #2 4.3/8 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CBS 5.2/9 60 Minutes 5.8/11 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOX 4.2/8 That 70's Show ...
by Brian Morton
April 11th, 2004, 4:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: World's Best Cups & Balls Performers?
Replies: 73
Views: 7464

Re: World's Best Cups & Balls Performers?

Richard Kaufman said of Ricky Jay's "52 Assistants":
I can't recall the name of the theater, but it's at the END of the year.
The show is to be at the Studio Theatre, which is at 13th at P NW. The Studio's website says the show will be coming in the fall of 2005.

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
February 27th, 2004, 8:41 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Life Savers
Replies: 30
Views: 20571

Re: Book of the Month: Life Savers

David Groves writes: n 1991, T.A. Waters pointed me in the direction of the final trick in the book, whose name I don't recall (One to Five? Five to One?) but which involves a five-dollar bill that is twisted into an origami ring and then turns into a one-dollar bill. T.A. advised me that it was gre...
by Brian Morton
February 8th, 2004, 8:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: SfS: Fast & Loose Notes & Chains
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: SfS: Fast & Loose Notes & Chains

Andrew:

Put me down for the chain. Where do I send the dough? My e-mail address is in my profile.

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
February 2nd, 2004, 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depressing depiction
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Depressing depiction

Well, as well as being a market competitor of Dick Steiner, I also happen to be a columnist at the paper that made that unfortunate crack. And I have to say that Nathan is correct. Considering that many practitioners of the act maintain themselves as entertainers of the most trivial nature, we get w...
by Brian Morton
January 23rd, 2004, 9:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: sick and tired of flatulent magic reviews - www.25offmagic.com
Replies: 103
Views: 16307

Re: sick and tired of flatulent magic reviews - www.25offmagic.com

Does the world really need something that tells you less instead of more?

If I'm going to spend my money on something, I want a review of someone who has spent more than the time it takes to write one sentence on thinking whether it is good or not.

Just my .25 worth (plus tip).

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
January 23rd, 2004, 6:30 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: One handed palm
Replies: 30
Views: 2833

Re: One handed palm

Wow, Richard, thank you. [earnestly]

Now I don't feel like a dork -- I've never been able to do that thing, and I was starting to feel like I'm the last guy picked at kickball.

brian :cool:
by Brian Morton
November 25th, 2003, 8:02 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Full Set: Tamariz Books and Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Full Set: Tamariz Books and Videos

Just a reminder, folks: Tamariz's Sonata, The Magic Way, the Five Points in Magic and all three of his videos are here on eBay for a few more hours. Hard to imagine that you'll ever see all of these together for sale again anytime soon...

Ultimate Tamariz Combo

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by Brian Morton
November 25th, 2003, 7:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Full Set: Tamariz Books and Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Full Set: Tamariz Books and Videos

Just a reminder, folks: Tamariz's Sonata, The Magic Way, the Five Points in Magic and all three of his videos are here on eBay for a few more hours. Hard to imagine that you'll ever see all of these together for sale again anytime soon...

Ultimate Tamariz Combo
by Brian Morton
November 20th, 2003, 1:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Full Set: Tamariz Books and Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Full Set: Tamariz Books and Videos

A Tamariz bonanza: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2205069418&ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:US:1">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :B:LC:US:1</a><!-- m --> After a long amount of thought, I've decided to sell my whole collection of Tam...

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