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by PapaG
October 20th, 2015, 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 58329

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

The Jerx is hands down the best new magic content on the web. Andy's thinking and presentations are leaps ahead.

And the blog is as funny as f@@@.
by PapaG
September 5th, 2015, 12:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books on Riffle culling/stacking
Replies: 13
Views: 3048

Re: Books on Riffle culling/stacking

The real work on this has never been printed. I saw Jennings cull and stack four Aces from a shuffled deck with no suspicious fiddling and quickly and casually. Well bloody well publish it then please! Will this find its way into the Jennings books? And, the perennial question, how close are they t...
by PapaG
June 10th, 2015, 9:22 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: This is utterly brilliant
Replies: 21
Views: 6160

Re: This is utterly brilliant

Jonathan Townsend wrote:+1 to the columnist notion

Still reeling from the Elmsley Count observation. All four cards? Just four cards? Still face down?



What was the Elmsley Count observation?
by PapaG
May 19th, 2015, 6:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New EATCT book by David Ben
Replies: 69
Views: 23608

Re: New EATCT book by David Ben

It's the first of three volumes? Can you give us a rough overview of how the books are going to be divided?

On a side note, is the Dad Stevens book still in the long grass or will some of that material make it into these volumes?
by PapaG
March 26th, 2015, 3:57 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection
Replies: 198
Views: 83601

Re: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection

[censored] is Bansky a common thief.
by PapaG
March 7th, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cups and Balls ala Count Arthur Strong
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Re: Cups and Balls ala Count Arthur Strong

Going to see his stage show in a few months. Off topic but I think Linehan has really emasculated Delaney's creation. The radio show is/was pure genius.
by PapaG
March 3rd, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green is Seriously Ill
Replies: 8
Views: 5252

Re: Lennart Green is Seriously Ill

Indeed it is.
by PapaG
January 1st, 2015, 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: No Love for Magicians?
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

Re: No Love for Magicians?

Very interesting read. Thanks for posting.
by PapaG
November 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Say You? JP Vallarino's Wild Card
Replies: 53
Views: 15582

Re: What Say You? JP Vallarino's Wild Card

I never tire of hearing laymen say 'do that again!'.
by PapaG
November 2nd, 2014, 9:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What Say You? JP Vallarino's Wild Card
Replies: 53
Views: 15582

Re: What Say You? JP Vallarino's Wild Card

Do you think that is a magician or layman's point of view?
by PapaG
August 27th, 2014, 12:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!
Replies: 127
Views: 21111

Re: Get Out Your Money: The Hollingworth Collection is Here!

Of all the products to accuse of overhype and it is what is in effect the collected works of Guy Hollingworth that gets singled out as an example....

Would still like a list of actual new content though.
by PapaG
August 2nd, 2014, 10:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller's Fool Us -- US broadcast
Replies: 10
Views: 2936

Re: Penn & Teller's Fool Us -- US broadcast

I can't stand it. Reduces magic to a puzzle.
by PapaG
July 6th, 2014, 1:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green is Seriously Ill
Replies: 8
Views: 5252

Re: Lennart Green is Seriously Ill

Lennart's breathtaking card magic was what got me hooked.

Wishing Lennart a speedy recovery.

Mark
by PapaG
June 18th, 2014, 2:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 13860

Re: Smoothini on AGT

@shattererdorbit
Quite. Intentional or not, it definitely all added to the impact.
by PapaG
June 18th, 2014, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smoothini on AGT
Replies: 58
Views: 13860

Re: Smoothini on AGT

Approaching the judges at their desk was a really smart thing to do. It brought an intimacy that would have been completely lacking if a spectator had been asked up onto the stage (which would look a bit hokey and 'here we go again, another bloody magician'....) It also put Smoothini on the same lev...
by PapaG
June 16th, 2014, 10:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes
Replies: 61
Views: 19218

Re: New from Kaufman and Company: The Skinner Tapes

Any further details on the contents of the discs?
by PapaG
June 6th, 2014, 3:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!
Replies: 44
Views: 14174

Re: The Return of Stephen Hobbs!

GlennWest wrote:Bumping this in case anyone missed it. Hobbs is posting some terrific stuff!


Quite. The stuff is great. And incredibly generous of him.
by PapaG
June 6th, 2014, 2:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 18325

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

As far as Jennings, I am not writing the books simultaneously. "EZ" has been 99% written for several years. Only about 150 page of "Tough" have been written. Sorry, my mistake. I thought I remembered you saying in an an older post that working on 'Takes It Easy' inevitably leads...
by PapaG
June 6th, 2014, 12:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Exposure in Boing Boing
Replies: 23
Views: 5956

Re: Exposure in Boing Boing

Jonathan Townsend wrote:They seem to like magic

from today: http://boingboing.net/2014/06/06/magic- ... death.html

:)



Maybe a touch over-egged, but still very nice. Amazing how some thoughtful patter can transform a simple trick into a piece of entertainment.
by PapaG
June 6th, 2014, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 18325

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

....and 'Tough' - you are writing them simultaneously, right? ;)
by PapaG
June 6th, 2014, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015
Replies: 90
Views: 18325

Re: Hold On! Second Genii Convention Coming in Oct. 2015

Robert Meisch wrote:Also, Could this be the debut party for Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy?
-Robert


I like your thinking.
by PapaG
May 2nd, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Lodestones
Replies: 13
Views: 15368

Re: Lodestones

Lodestones is one of the best things about Genii. Even with the occasional inaccurate drawing of drawers.
by PapaG
April 23rd, 2014, 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 13664

Re: Magicians stealing

At the risk of breaking taboos and straying into the realms of common sense for a minute: why the hell shouldn't Paul Daniels sell films of his own performances? I don't mean legally, I mean morally and ethically. I have lawyers on all sides of the family, it's not the legal issue I'm thinking of. ...
by PapaG
March 31st, 2014, 5:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

I don't judge ethics by those standards. But surely you must be able to distinguish speculation from divination? It must be very strange living a life with absolutely no guage of verisimilitude. I can't imagine the difficulty you have with the most simple of tasks. This has all been said before in t...
by PapaG
March 31st, 2014, 5:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Sorry, you've lost me there mate. What exactly is your question?
by PapaG
March 31st, 2014, 5:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Yes I do. Anyone who disagrees with me is mentally ill. I am the true source of reality. And I have the power to heal. I'm thinking of starting a cult. A nominal subscription fee of course.

I'll give you a discount.
by PapaG
March 31st, 2014, 4:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

what of all the sincere psychics out there? people who believe they have the gift because many in their lives have told them so? Yes, there are lots of mentally ill people in the world. it's one thing to claim that the snake oil is medicine, but should we shoot the doctor who gives the patient the ...
by PapaG
March 31st, 2014, 2:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

want people to stop listening to psychics - give them something more than ridicule, derision, and disillusionment. Because right now, that's all your side seems to be offering. I am not claiming, or have ever claimed in this conversation, that the problem is that people listen to psychics. Even Con...
by PapaG
March 31st, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

I just hope you never hold public office.
by PapaG
March 31st, 2014, 12:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Now that IS an ad hominem fallacy. How anyone can be blind to the immorality of pretending to be able to find a lost passenger plane through 'psychic' powers is beyond me. These people's relatives are presumably DEAD. Do you really need an argument? The level of blind obsequiousness and tasteless 'i...
by PapaG
March 30th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

And you must have been on the beer.
by PapaG
March 24th, 2014, 6:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 32383

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Magic Fred, P.T. Widdle and Tom Pilling: I have nothing more to add to what's been said other than to say I wholeheartedly agree with you.
by PapaG
September 16th, 2013, 1:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Michael Skinner/Cups & Balls/Tonight Show
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

Re: Michael Skinner/Cups & Balls/Tonight Show

Effortlessly entertaining and charming. Thanks for pointing out the footage Dustin.
by PapaG
June 10th, 2013, 11:01 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Ways of Seeing ▲ John Berger
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Ways of Seeing ▲ John Berger

It's a great book too.
by PapaG
May 24th, 2013, 1:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Do you agree with Tamariz?
Replies: 30
Views: 9399

Re: Do you agree with Tamariz?

I'm paraphrasing but Ken Krenzel, on his Pass video, says something along the lines of 'no one has ever learnt to perform a good-looking pass only from a book'.
by PapaG
May 14th, 2013, 6:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What American Idol has to do with magic
Replies: 24
Views: 3158

Re: What American Idol has to do with magic

Obviously I'm not the target audience. The problem is that society is conditioned by what it is exposed to. It becomes conditioned to hear everything Autotuned. Not surprisingly that means that over time, anything that is not pitch perfect becomes jarring to the average listener. It is a vicious cir...
by PapaG
May 14th, 2013, 4:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What American Idol has to do with magic
Replies: 24
Views: 3158

Re: What American Idol has to do with magic

Problem? For whom? For me. As a producer, musician and lover of music. Most of the artists I love would never have even been signed, let alone have had any mainstream exposure, in this 'American Idol' culture. And those that did would have been forced to be AutoTuned to within an inch of their live...
by PapaG
May 14th, 2013, 10:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What American Idol has to do with magic
Replies: 24
Views: 3158

Re: What American Idol has to do with magic

Today's 21st Century culture values instant, superficial flash over depth and substance. That is the problem.
by PapaG
April 13th, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Should you still use material that you've sold?
Replies: 127
Views: 9437

Re: Should you still use material that you've sold?

Just for the intellectual exercise - what about sport? As an example, it is widely regarded that Pakistani spin bowler Saqlain Mushtaq invented a delivery known as the 'doosra'. If, as you are saying, it is exactly the same process, no matter what area, is his innovation also covered by copyright an...
by PapaG
April 11th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW JIMMY GRIPPO'S VIDEO(S)
Replies: 9
Views: 3494

Re: NEW JIMMY GRIPPO'S VIDEO(S)

If I'm reading that other thread correctly, the real work on the Grippo index hasn't ever been fully tipped. Is this correct?

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