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by PapaG
April 10th, 2013, 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW JIMMY GRIPPO'S VIDEO(S)
Replies: 9
Views: 3494

Re: NEW JIMMY GRIPPO'S VIDEO(S)

Beautiful. Having only seen the Orson Welles footage, great to be able to watch this. Love the respect and affection the host Merv Griffin shows towards the art. No doubt a different era.

Thanks for the share.

Now, whatever happened to the Grippo book....
by PapaG
March 12th, 2013, 1:36 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Books I'm Currently Working On
Replies: 11
Views: 15039

Re: Books I'm Currently Working On

Awe Man.... No Mr. Jennings Takes it easy?


.... you beat me to it.
by PapaG
March 3rd, 2013, 2:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Just want to apologise to Tom Stone for a couple of posts earlier.

Clearly I wasn't paying close enough attention to what was going on the MB forum.

Everything he referred to was happening in the public domain and no private confidences were betrayed.
by PapaG
March 2nd, 2013, 1:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Correct me if I'm wrong Brad. Has the original poster actually destroyed any surprises? I thought he was commenting on tricks that you'd already received. If he has access to future items before you then you have a point about surprises being 'destroyed'. And your ridiculing of the movie analogy wou...
by PapaG
March 2nd, 2013, 1:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Maybe it should have remained in private. Mark, Since you have read the thread on the Bunny, you will know that I have tried to conduct myself with restraint, often in the face of insult and abuse. The exchange of messages with Mike pushed that restraint to the limit, and I chose to remove myself f...
by PapaG
March 2nd, 2013, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Do not argue with an idiot they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. Mark Twain

P!ss in the wind mate. I'm taking the advice given earlier. Bye bye.
by PapaG
March 2nd, 2013, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Maybe it should have remained in private.
by PapaG
March 2nd, 2013, 12:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

That's pretty sick Tom. I like your books and work. Don't destroy the respect I have for your authorial voice.
by PapaG
March 2nd, 2013, 12:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Please do not conflate what I said with some bullsh!t patriotism.

As the late great Bill Hicks said, 'It's a round world last time I looked...'
by PapaG
March 2nd, 2013, 10:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

But maybe you will answer the question alec is afraid to: given no one is required to join, and there is a money back guarantee so their is no one to protect, what good comes of exposing the material paid for by others, others who are having fun performing tricks not google-able by every Tom dick a...
by PapaG
March 1st, 2013, 1:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

On a positive note, just renewing my Genii subscription. With the access to the archives and online features, this has to be, without doubt, the best bang for the buck in magic.
by PapaG
March 1st, 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

No secrets or methods have been tipped. Someone wasn't pleased with what they got for their money. You were. How does that spoil your 'fun'? To use your analogy, if you went to see a film would the fact that someone else didn't enjoy it and gave it a poor review destroy your 'fun'? You need everyone...
by PapaG
February 28th, 2013, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

This is pure kobe fillet.
by PapaG
February 28th, 2013, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets: Crediting
Replies: 13
Views: 1224

Re: Real Secrets: Crediting

The Marlo Dictum.
by PapaG
February 27th, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35979

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

Some background: Magic Bunny appears to be administered by Michael Jay, who has a habit of calling people who post things he doesn't like "retards." Michael Jay is a complete tosser. He has no idea about magic. See if you can find some of his performance videos. he makes Mark Lewis look g...
by PapaG
February 12th, 2013, 9:40 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: prominent blog praises Sleights of Mind
Replies: 37
Views: 5678

Re: prominent blog praises Sleights of Mind

Great post Paul.
by PapaG
January 19th, 2013, 10:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcement of a Secret Project
Replies: 192
Views: 27236

Re: Announcement of a Secret Project

What's happened to the book of Japanese magic that was close to completion?
by PapaG
January 17th, 2013, 5:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wonderball
Replies: 125
Views: 25300

Re: Wonderball

Dustin Stinett wrote:(Oh, and did anyone notice the 13 minute video of Slydini on the same page?)

Dustin


Stunning.
by PapaG
January 3rd, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Tonzi Scheme
Replies: 12
Views: 1652

Re: Tonzi Scheme

I think it's effective and people are over thinking it. I'm sure it all flies past laymen.
by PapaG
January 3rd, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 4289

Re: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually

Ted M wrote:
PapaG wrote:Just reading the Tamariz issue....

Which one?

Jan 1995 ?
Oct 2002 ?
Nov 2010 ?

Thanks to: http://geniimagazine.com/magicpedia/Juan_Tamariz


2002 - the one with the trick from Flamenco...
by PapaG
January 3rd, 2013, 8:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 4289

Re: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually

Just reading the Tamariz issue....

Subscribing to Genii has to be the best deal in magic.
by PapaG
January 2nd, 2013, 3:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually
Replies: 35
Views: 4289

Re: FINALLY! All Genii Back Issues Can Now Be Accessed Individually

An amazing resource. Many thanks to all those involved in the project.
by PapaG
December 31st, 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Horrible Wallets
Replies: 59
Views: 9386

Re: Horrible

The _point_ of a card to wallet (or any object to impossible location, for that matter) is that the final destination should be in play for as little time as possible. If you change this around, you are just providing more possible solutions, often to the dilution of the effect. Hmm... One of the b...
by PapaG
December 19th, 2012, 3:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon Video Notes
Replies: 21
Views: 2801

Re: Bruce Cervon Video Notes

I was referring to your assumption, not the idea of a book based on video footage.
by PapaG
December 19th, 2012, 3:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon Video Notes
Replies: 21
Views: 2801

Re: Bruce Cervon Video Notes

Wrong.

Alpen wrote:a project is currently underway to transcribe those notes into a new book.

Alpen
by PapaG
December 19th, 2012, 9:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon Video Notes
Replies: 21
Views: 2801

Re: Bruce Cervon Video Notes

That's great news: but why are the videos not made available, rather than having them transcribed? To see Bruce Cervon perform technically advanced sleight of hand it probably better than reading the description off a book, I think. Precisely. Why put all that effort in? You could get a major magic...
by PapaG
December 19th, 2012, 9:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More iPad magic
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: More iPad magic

That was superb. As it progresses, witness the male spectator becoming more withdrawn and visibly disturbed.
by PapaG
December 7th, 2012, 9:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues
Replies: 22
Views: 3958

Re: The Collapse of Printed Media Continues

My favourite strips as a kid were any written and drawn by the demented and brilliant Leo Baxendale and Ken Reid. Both stalwarts of DC Thompson publications in the 70s.
by PapaG
November 20th, 2012, 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Double Anniversary Issue
Replies: 68
Views: 10840

Re: Double Ani Issue

Not to sidetrack the original topic, but can someone refresh my memory as to the name of the Steranko move as 'rechristened' by Marlo....
by PapaG
November 18th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Double Anniversary Issue
Replies: 68
Views: 10840

Re: Double Ani Issue

I don't know if Steranko was a great "card magician" since I never saw him do a trick (nor has anyone else I know). However, he was a creative card magician and a great graphic artist. Yes. I meant in terms of his inventiveness. It's a real shame there is no footage of him performing that...
by PapaG
November 17th, 2012, 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Double Anniversary Issue
Replies: 68
Views: 10840

Re: Double Ani Issue

Two things struck me reading this marvelous issue - what a great card magician Steranko was and what a great loss Earl Oakes passing is to the magic community.
by PapaG
October 29th, 2012, 11:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Apocalypse
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Derren Apocalypse

It's probably because previously the BBC was found to be involved in telephone phone-in 'sharp practice' and there was public furore. The public institution now needs to be seen to be squeaky clean.
by PapaG
September 10th, 2012, 9:24 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: The COMPLETE Darren Brown
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: The COMPLETE Darren Brown

I believe he was previously a Darren but decided to do 'a Roald'.
by PapaG
June 1st, 2012, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: L&L Publishing eBooks
Replies: 271
Views: 35875

Re: L&L Publishing eBooks

So we'll be seeing The Berglas Effects in ebook-form for $20 in a few years time?
by PapaG
April 5th, 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Books For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Rare Books For Sale

After much deliberation I'm selling the following (all books are as new): Greater Magic - Kaufman Edition - 200 + postage Derren Brown - Pure Effect and Absolute Magic - 200 + postage (only selling as a package) Road Hustler - Kaufman edition - 100 + postage Mark Papa 92 Lordship Park London UK
by PapaG
December 25th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii
Replies: 30
Views: 3713

Re: Merry Christmas from the Chief Genii

Merry Christmas one and all.
by PapaG
December 13th, 2011, 11:49 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Alan Alan
Replies: 19
Views: 5064

Re: Alan Alan

Not really.
by PapaG
December 13th, 2011, 11:34 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Alan Alan
Replies: 19
Views: 5064

Re: Alan Alan

As a seven year old, excited to come down to London to visit a proper magic shop for the first time, his attitude almost put me off magic for life.
by PapaG
June 16th, 2010, 11:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: International Trailer for "The Illusionist"
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: International Trailer for "The Illusionist"

Belleville Rendezvous was a superb animated feature. Even with the conjuring theme put to one side, if this new film has half the imagination it'll be worth watching.
by PapaG
April 9th, 2010, 12:58 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: This is the "Berglas Effect"?
Replies: 75
Views: 11182

Re: This is the "Berglas Effect"?

For some reason this came to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQoPcUXyf3g

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