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by Silly Walter
February 23rd, 2009, 11:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Sanders, live!
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Bob Sanders, live!

Sorry. I was thinking of Spammaster Bob Bowden. Bob Sanders is a talented magician.
by Silly Walter
February 21st, 2009, 3:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bob Sanders, live!
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: Bob Sanders, live!

One of my favorite effects of Bob Sanders is "Spectator's Inbox Gets Flooded With Junk Emails".
by Silly Walter
January 16th, 2009, 8:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Hand mucking
Replies: 18
Views: 5067

Re: Hand mucking

Hand Mucking for Dummies is a great book.
by Silly Walter
January 15th, 2009, 7:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 83043

Re: Josh Jay

Almost every working pro that I know owns and have read Strong Magic. Some of them have stated that they do not agree with everything Mr. Ortiz wrote but they still were able to use quite a bit of the techniques taught in the book (especially scripting their routines). I do remember some of the magi...
by Silly Walter
January 9th, 2009, 1:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 83043

Re: Josh Jay

Richard Kaufman wrote:One day I'll write a long piece critiquing Strong Magic called "Weak Magic." Until then, I've said plenty.


Is it going to be called "The Magic Of Jamy Ian Swiss"?
by Silly Walter
January 8th, 2009, 6:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 83043

Re: Josh Jay

Richard Kaufman wrote:...

As for your comment about Strong Magic, I would take most of what you read in there with a grain of salt. It's a book for amateurs.


What book would you recommend for professionals like you and I?
by Silly Walter
January 6th, 2009, 1:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Pedophile
Replies: 22
Views: 3716

Re: Another Pedophile

What gets me is how the magic community usually "knows" what's going on but prefers to turn a blind eye rather and pretend it's not happening rather than do anything about it. Very true. It almost gets to be a running joke amongst magicians as to who is doing what. Granted it isn't limite...
by Silly Walter
January 4th, 2009, 9:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2008: The Year in Review
Replies: 11
Views: 7109

Re: 2008: The Year in Review

Wow. We lost a lot of great people in magic this year. I also hope 2009 is better for everyone.
by Silly Walter
December 20th, 2008, 8:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 83043

Re: Josh Jay

Brad Henderson wrote:...I have no idea who you are, but I'll wager dollars to donuts that I can teach Geoffrey Rush a trick and he will wipe the floor with your ass...

Brad


LOL.

That's funny on so many levels.
by Silly Walter
December 19th, 2008, 7:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 83043

Re: Josh Jay

Had I been caught in that situation, I would have probably looked up at Kathy and said something like, "Sweatshop matron says what?" God only knows what I would have said when the lady grabbed me. Good job Josh. I like when people make up fictitious scenarios about what they would do if t...
by Silly Walter
December 19th, 2008, 7:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 83043

Re: Josh Jay

It amazes me that people bitch all the time about the disingenuous L&L audiences but are offended when a TV host acts like a real audience member... I agree. What makes anyone think that Kathy Lee Gifford would have acted any differently if she were a customer at a restaurant or a guest at a pa...
by Silly Walter
October 16th, 2008, 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steve Freeman
Replies: 49
Views: 13941

Re: Steve Freeman

There is no incumbency on the part of any magician, amateur or professional, to share his knowledge with anyone, especially with people who seem to think it is their right to have information presented on demand. Amen. For some reason, many magicians think because they share the same hobby as I do ...
by Silly Walter
October 15th, 2008, 7:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 16864

Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

Vraagaard wrote:...

Brent Brauns Torched and Restored has some great moments also with a different MO.

Best regards

Jan


I am glad you brought this one up. Brent Braun's routine is wonderful even though it isn't a one piece at a time restoration. I haven't used it but I am pretty sure it plays very well.
by Silly Walter
October 8th, 2008, 9:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?
Replies: 88
Views: 16864

Re: What is your favorite torn and restored card effect?

The one Kenton Knepper does on his video. LOL. I'm kidding, that's like the worst one ever.

I do like Danny Garcia's effect Torn. I had teh same reaction Paul Harris did.
by Silly Walter
October 8th, 2008, 7:11 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best card to wallet routine?
Replies: 26
Views: 4263

Re: Best card to wallet routine?

I am a huge fan of Darwin Ortiz's Dream Card. It's an incredible effect.
by Silly Walter
October 8th, 2008, 7:07 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: DelGaudio Shuffle
Replies: 58
Views: 23141

Re: DelGaudio Shuffle

That is really really nice. I don't perform any in the hands shuffles other than faro shuffles but that's almost too good not to learn. Nice.
by Silly Walter
October 3rd, 2008, 3:27 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT
Replies: 75
Views: 12264

Re: THE BEST EXECUTER OF THE TWO HANDED SHIFT

There are a lot of card guys that can do a really good classic pass. I could name at least a dozen guys off of the top of my head and some have already been mentioned.
by Silly Walter
October 2nd, 2008, 10:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Truth about Alain Nu
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: The Truth about Alain Nu

Where did you see Alain perform? I enjoyed the specials he did a few years ago on TLC (I believe it was called the Mysterious World of Alain Nu).

I have also had the pleasure of meeting Alain a couple of times and he is a very nice guy.
by Silly Walter
September 18th, 2008, 8:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling
Replies: 79
Views: 8883

Re: Marlo/Benzais Poker Deal Handling

What is the difference between the clip I saw and Harry Lorayne's Poker Deal?

Maybe Benzais added the second deal to the Marlo/Gardner/Benzais/Sid/Marty/Kroft Poker Deal.

As someone pointed out earlier - nothing new.
by Silly Walter
September 4th, 2008, 4:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: riffle stacking
Replies: 148
Views: 41695

Re: riffle stacking

I might as well be talking to a wall. This reminds me of another thread in the magic cafe where I showcased a jog shuffle cull and a group of people climbed all over the jog shuffle video saying all sorts of things about how it wouldn't work in a card game. And how I shuffle the deck several times ...
by Silly Walter
September 3rd, 2008, 10:35 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: riffle stacking
Replies: 148
Views: 41695

Re: riffle stacking

Good call, Glenn. You really should take the time you were going to use to post and spend it practicing the Bruno shuffle.

Just my opinion !!!!
by Silly Walter
September 3rd, 2008, 7:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: riffle stacking
Replies: 148
Views: 41695

Re: riffle stacking

If for some reason you decide to reshoot the video, you may want to zoom in on the cards at the very end because I had a very difficult time telling one hand from the other. I saw a couple of picture cards on hands 3 and 4 and I am pretty sure you probably had the winning hand but it was very blurry...
by Silly Walter
August 26th, 2008, 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New evil on the block
Replies: 36
Views: 5460

Re: New evil on the block

Walter, I'm curious - why would you think that stealing magazines is "awesome"? Because I don't have to pay for them. I mean, duhhhh. Do you work for free? If you do, please come to Dallas - I have lots of work that could use our attention. I would love to but unfortunately I have been to...
by Silly Walter
August 26th, 2008, 6:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New evil on the block
Replies: 36
Views: 5460

Re: New evil on the block

Sorry for the late response, I was reading free magazines. Now that I am finished I will confirm that I was being 100% sarcastic and I figured since 99% of my posts reflect the same kind of sarcasm that it is pretty obvious that I was joking. Richard Kaufman - Chief Genii. I do accept your apology a...
by Silly Walter
August 17th, 2008, 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: New evil on the block
Replies: 36
Views: 5460

Re: New evil on the block

I can't wait until this site gets going. Free magazines are awesome.
by Silly Walter
August 7th, 2008, 8:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sleights and effects named after their inventors
Replies: 65
Views: 9968

Re: Sleights and effects named after their inventors

double lift - Steve Doublelift

Faro shuffle - Ernie Faro

boomerang Card - Cliff boomerang Davis

Coins Across - Alex Across

Shank Shuffle - Herb Zarrow
by Silly Walter
August 6th, 2008, 11:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale
Replies: 25
Views: 7398

Re: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale

Jeff McBride has a piece he adapted from it. And you can see it on one of Eugenes tapes to boot. The Gifts of Life is the name of it if memory serves me. Alton I love Jeff and I love Eugene but that stupid ass 5 gifts of life trick was one of the worst pieces of [censored] I have ever had to sit th...
by Silly Walter
July 26th, 2008, 9:54 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale
Replies: 25
Views: 7398

Re: Life, Death, and Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale

This book is crap. I can't believe anyone would actually think it would be entertaining to recite one of the many painfully embarassing presentations from the book to a lay audience.
by Silly Walter
June 27th, 2008, 2:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 42476

Re: Revelation has landed

Bob Farmer wrote:DVD: pictures move. Book: pictures no move.

DVD: people talk. Book: people no talk.

DVD: need TV. Book: no TV.

DVD: no need move lips. Book: move lips when read.


Thank you for weighing the pros and cons of each for me. If you read what you wrote out loud you will sound like Tarzan.
by Silly Walter
June 27th, 2008, 12:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation has landed
Replies: 123
Views: 42476

Re: Revelation has landed

How does this book compare to the Wesley James DVD's?
by Silly Walter
June 18th, 2008, 8:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Fun Shop Cups and Balls
Replies: 22
Views: 6087

Re: The Fun Shop Cups and Balls

That was a nice routine Kent. You got me on a couple of the loads.
by Silly Walter
June 12th, 2008, 10:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Vanishing sock
Replies: 18
Views: 3257

Re: Vanishing sock

I'm not sure if this is the same premise but I saw Derek Delgaudio perform a routine recently at The Magic Castle involving socks. He had two separate piles of different colored socks....each colored pair separated into those two piles. In the end, one sock was missing leaving it's colored mate all...
by Silly Walter
June 12th, 2008, 5:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What is your favorite close-up effect you read about FIRST in Genii?
Replies: 9
Views: 1811

Re: What is your favorite close-up effect you read about FIRST in Genii?

Another effect I found that was good for awhile but basically led to my thinking more about the thumb tip and structuring an effect was David Williamson's 'an envanishment and mysterious re-appearance of a quantity of salt' in the Magicana in May 1991 vol 54 #7 - David sold this effect at his lectu...
by Silly Walter
June 5th, 2008, 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: who is the lecturer YOU want to see
Replies: 22
Views: 5680

Re: who is the lecturer YOU want to see

Richard Kaufman wrote:Some of the folks listed in this thread by others are already dead and just don't know it.


Who are these people? I can have a word with them if you like?
by Silly Walter
June 5th, 2008, 3:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Crossword puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: Magic Crossword puzzle

Hi Larry. That is very kind. Thanks for taking the time, it'll give me something to do on the ride home. Perhaps several rides home.
by Silly Walter
June 4th, 2008, 10:42 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Magic Crossword puzzle
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: Magic Crossword puzzle

Nice but I am more into word searches and junior jumbles. Any chance of you making up one of those?
by Silly Walter
June 4th, 2008, 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Library Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2485

Re: Library Question

Interesting thread as I am moving into a new home at the end of June. While I do not have a large collection I still would love to have quick reference. I remember reading a thread not to long ago regarding the best way to move a book collection. Would someone please send the link regarding such? O...
by Silly Walter
June 4th, 2008, 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Library Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2485

Re: Library Question

After many years I am finally moving my home office to a newly built studio. I am putting all my books, magazines, lecture notes and DVD's in one place. I have some ideas on organizing the books (Dewey Decimal, Alphabetical, Subject) but was wondering what other folks do to organize your libraries?...
by Silly Walter
June 4th, 2008, 12:48 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Tony Gerard's FFFF 2008 convention pictures are up !
Replies: 4
Views: 2904

Re: Tony Gerard's FFFF 2008 convention pictures are up !

Excellent photos, as always. Hopefully Tony had time to enjoy the performances as well while he was documenting them. Not to sound mean but have you noticed that some of the 4F regulars are getting fat? Now, I could stand to drop a few pounds, so I am not ruling myself out but some of the guys in th...
by Silly Walter
May 30th, 2008, 6:59 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Removing double-stick tape?
Replies: 11
Views: 1980

Re: Removing double-stick tape?

I usually buy a new deck of cards. Problem solved. Just my opinion.

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