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by flynn
February 18th, 2009, 4:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

My point exactly, David. Criss is Zsa Zsa. Here's some analogy for you. You guys remind me of teenagers hating on homecoming royalty. You guys are too funny, going on two pages now, not wanting to know who's bigger. And DC is DC because he's a big name in the magic biz and unfortunately for all the...
by flynn
February 18th, 2009, 1:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

David Vamer wrote:BTW, Zsa Zsa Gabor has been "famous" for 40 years. that doesn't make her a better actress than Kate Blanchette.


Weak.

Maybe a better comparison would be Barry Manilow and Jay Z. Wayne Newton's got staying power too doesn't he?
by flynn
February 17th, 2009, 6:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

I can't help but post some more on this topic. Criss paid his dues. If he was a milli vanilli fake he would've got busted at the club level. When he escapes from boxes with cameras fixed on him its the same thing as using sheets and fake silloutes. Copperfield probably also uses more stooges than Cr...
by flynn
February 16th, 2009, 8:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings Distributraction
Replies: 14
Views: 4790

Re: Larry Jennings Distributraction

Cool. thanks for the list. I'm getting Neo Classics maybe next week. Waiting for Takes it Easy, hope it comes out before springs over.
by flynn
February 16th, 2009, 4:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

I knew some lame ace was gonna compare Criss success with vanilla ice or mc hammer. They were around for what, a year? You probably liked them because they were not popular than Aerosmith at the time. I'm done here. My second and last post was probably the only posts I should've posted. I dont want ...
by flynn
February 16th, 2009, 12:06 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Larry Jennings Distributraction
Replies: 14
Views: 4790

Re: Larry Jennings Distributraction

How many books does LJ have? I know of Jennings 67 and Classic Magic of Larry Jennings. Why is it at his website he's got others? Are those just lecture notes?
by flynn
February 16th, 2009, 12:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

So is that why most everybody associates magic with Criss Angel now days? Post what you want. DC is DC because of his popularity and right now Criss Angell is more popular than DC and bigger than DC was at this point in his career. One of the weakest argument, and funniest, for DC by a poster here w...
by flynn
February 14th, 2009, 6:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

He arrived at the right time just when media broadcasting started rolling. All the publicity gave him a bankroll to do whatever he imagined like doing in his shows. Ok so he's perfected the dreamscape magic theatere presentaion but its still a magic show.
by flynn
February 14th, 2009, 3:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

Criss Angel's been around for almost a decade now which is about how long Hennings run was. So he's no magician du jour. And what did Copperfield do to bring the art to a new innovating level? Yea hes been doing his thing since the eighties, doing what other greats before him were doing already. The...
by flynn
February 14th, 2009, 12:45 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Anyone Get their Set of True Astonishments Yet?
Replies: 44
Views: 12441

Re: Anyone Get their Set of True Astonishments Yet?

I never liked the changing of the method for the the last ace that travels. I use different methods for each of the three aces that joins the AS. The first method I stick with the invisible palm. The next ace I use a transpo effect. And for the final ace I use many different vanishes depending on wh...
by flynn
February 13th, 2009, 3:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

He's got a good radio show too.
by flynn
February 12th, 2009, 7:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

I couldnt understand J Townsend post either but at least I knew the words he was using. :D
by flynn
February 12th, 2009, 7:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

You being naive is funnier. Every time I perform magic or tell someone that I do magic Criss Angel gets a mention. Even with the older folks. I've asked many adult which magician they've heard of or know of it's Criss like 10 to 1 over everybody else. The others that get a mention is almost even be...
by flynn
February 11th, 2009, 10:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

The next David Copperfield? Criss Angel's already knocked him off the pedastal. Unless Criss fizzles out the crown is his to keep. A HA HA HA. . .thanks, I really needed a good laugh. . . You being naive is funnier. Every time I perform magic or tell someone that I do magic Criss Angel gets a menti...
by flynn
February 11th, 2009, 5:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who will be the next David Copperfield?
Replies: 132
Views: 26343

Re: Who will be the next David Copperfield?

The next David Copperfield? Criss Angel's already knocked him off the pedastal. Unless Criss fizzles out the crown is his to keep.
by flynn
February 9th, 2009, 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best Quote
Replies: 184
Views: 51255

Re: Best Quote

"The method is merely the vehicle with which you get to the effect, and you want to make the method as short as possible."

Mike Maxwell in the introduction to "The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings".
by flynn
February 8th, 2009, 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Cups and Balls

I like the ones that look like little kegs that have the concave bottom. The traditional goblet look, copperor bronze, like Johnson's cups. I'll get used ones as long as its not too scuffed up and no dents. I don't do any fancy handling with them. I do routines petty much like any other routines i.e...
by flynn
February 7th, 2009, 1:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Those Richard Turner Cards...
Replies: 13
Views: 2505

Re: Those Richard Turner Cards...

000 I got some USPC plastic WPT(world poker tour)plastic cards for christmas last year. I'm pretty sure the plastic bicycle cards in magazines ads are the same but mine's a bee style print. The ace and jokers are bee's. To me they're not good for sleights. They shuffle and cascade very well though. ...
by flynn
February 3rd, 2009, 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Cups and Balls

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not in the "happily made of money" category thats for sure so I wont be getting Sherwood cups anytime soon. I remember John Mendoza talking about his cups costing over a couple grand. But I'm looking for nice copper or bronze cups that I can get for around o...
by flynn
February 3rd, 2009, 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Cups and Balls

Who makes the best cups? I need to retire my aluminum lemon loader and get something that will take larger loads.
by flynn
February 3rd, 2009, 2:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: RNT2 PF Chick Cups and Jumbo Street Cups
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: FSH: RNT2 PF Chick Cups and Jumbo Street Cups

Very nice cups. The Bronze one is a looker lol.
by flynn
January 31st, 2009, 12:08 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Abra-Obama
Replies: 46
Views: 8738

Re: Abra-Obama

Its all in the approach.
by flynn
January 27th, 2009, 11:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TV REMINDER :: Master of Illusion :: Episode 4
Replies: 11
Views: 2410

Re: TV REMINDER :: Master of Illusion :: Episode 4

Yea last nights show was the best I've seen so far of all the Masters of Illusions episodes. Fielding West's experience showed last night. That four card reveal involving four audience member looks like a good way to chew up minutes. The baloon guy has a good routine worked out also. The street perf...
by flynn
January 25th, 2009, 4:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Coin gaff set combo deal here
Replies: 27
Views: 3004

Re: Coin gaff set combo deal here

Good luck Mr. Vance I hope everything works out for you.
by flynn
January 25th, 2009, 1:26 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Another Murphy thing
Replies: 21
Views: 7071

Re: Another Murphy thing

I always wondered how the neck cracker was always on the list. Or in these trying times items that cost around a hundred bucks.
by flynn
January 23rd, 2009, 2:38 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: BoM: Hiding the Elephant by Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 35
Views: 25978

Re: BoM: Hiding the Elephant by Jim Steinmeyer

I for one didnt know about some of the behind the scenes stuff with the magicians like the rivalrys and animosities with one another. I know some magic history enough to know what was already going on in the book and this book made everything alot clearer. Even if your a magic history buff it was we...
by flynn
January 23rd, 2009, 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now on its Way to You
Replies: 37
Views: 7702

Re: February Issue of Genii Now on its Way to You

It's the Cigarette through Quarter, exactly as you know it, with the same gimmick. He just presented it as "psychic" mind power causing the solid cigarette to penetrate through the solid coin. PRESENTATION. I see what you mean. Like mentalist's presentation for bending spoons. Larry Jenni...
by flynn
January 23rd, 2009, 3:43 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magician Themed Supernatural and CA ref
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: Magician Themed Supernatural and CA ref

That Criss Angel character's presentation for CTW was hillarious.
by flynn
January 21st, 2009, 9:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TV REMINDER :: Master of Illusion :: Episode 3
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: TV REMINDER :: Master of Illusion :: Episode 3

I missed the first 40 minutes didnt get to see the birdcage guy but remember him from the last show when he did the silks, he is pretty funny. His chops is average but his presentation and showmanship is very good for his age especially.
by flynn
January 18th, 2009, 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now on its Way to You
Replies: 37
Views: 7702

Re: February Issue of Genii Now on its Way to You

Can you tell us Mr. Maric's effect for the psychic cigarette thru coin?
by flynn
January 17th, 2009, 9:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 82780

Re: Josh Jay

Right on. I hope he does well with his book. I wish he would come out to Phoenix sometime. Lectures hardly ever happen out this way. The last one was Lossander I think.
by flynn
January 17th, 2009, 9:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hi All.
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: Hi All.

Thanks for the info. And welcome Razamabaz, lots of good info around here. Look around sometime.
by flynn
January 17th, 2009, 2:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masked Magician making a COMPLETE Ass of himself
Replies: 22
Views: 3343

Re: Masked Magician making a COMPLETE Ass of himself

What other close up effects were revealed?
by flynn
January 17th, 2009, 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hi All.
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: Hi All.

I didnt know Roy Walton was still a dealer. Does he have a website?
by flynn
January 17th, 2009, 2:35 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Jinx Publications
Replies: 12
Views: 4681

Re: New Jinx Publications

The 13 part series on Anneman I liked reading too. For some reason I always thought he shot himself.
by flynn
January 17th, 2009, 2:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 82780

Re: Josh Jay

What effect or effects did he do?
by flynn
January 17th, 2009, 1:17 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Jinx Publications
Replies: 12
Views: 4681

Re: New Jinx Publications

For those who own this book, what else are some of your favorite effects or routines from this book? Still havent gone thru this book thoroughly yet. So far I've seen some pretty cool coin ef fects and some effects Cyril's used in his show. Harry Lorayne's "Out of my Control" is one I like...
by flynn
January 15th, 2009, 2:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 82780

Re: Josh Jay

I guess disparity can't formulate his own opinions or thought for himself deciding wether the book was good or not. Somebody on a thread on the internet had to tell him. Just because someone does'nt like a certain product don't mean others do. Even if its the person pushing the product. I can and h...
by flynn
January 14th, 2009, 7:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 12891

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

I watched closely Paul Wilson and Larry Jennings doing passes on video today. Paul Wilson does his like he's ditched all the methods suggested by books. His left thumb breaks contact with the deck and with the right index finger applying pressure from on top. Everythings exposed it seems, like there...
by flynn
January 13th, 2009, 9:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite Pass/card control
Replies: 82
Views: 12891

Re: Favourite Pass/card control

I see what you mean about keeping your first finger out of site I need to work on that. I assumed the action of my left fingers were undercover with my right hand and with the tilting action, but I can see my finger locking around.

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