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by Andy Hurst
September 17th, 2002, 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mr. Gadfly Surprise
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: Mr. Gadfly Surprise

Originally posted by Terry Terrell: Thats true Steve, except that Jon R. kept everyone updated on the old GEMINI board. Neither Richard nor Jon stonewalled/ignored people who had subscriptions and asked about the next issue. Big difference. Obviously I don't know if you were 'ignored' but as far as...
by Andy Hurst
September 10th, 2002, 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mr. Gadfly Surprise
Replies: 11
Views: 939

Re: Mr. Gadfly Surprise

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Is the mag kaput? I spoke to Aaron Smith the other night. His 'personal situations' are evened out now and he intends to continue with Mr Gadfly. It's going to be quarterly instead of 6 issues a year. I'm sure we will hear more soon. Andy P.S. I also got my bac...
by Andy Hurst
September 9th, 2002, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!
Replies: 140
Views: 12530

Re: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!

Originally posted by Andy Leviss: Andy, theft is theft, minor or major, it's still theft. That's not the only thing about your message that concerns me, however. Of more concern is your analogy of a person's creation, which he's put lots of hard work into developing and refining, to trash. This is ...
by Andy Hurst
September 9th, 2002, 8:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!
Replies: 140
Views: 12530

Re: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!

Guess I should have said 'steals your trash from your front yard' and not 'house broken into'. I didn't say it's not a crime, but even the police worry less about some crimes than others. If a crime has been commited, I guess we can all look forward to the court case. It just amazes me that other ri...
by Andy Hurst
September 9th, 2002, 1:52 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Final Exam Book Test by Harvey Berg
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: Final Exam Book Test by Harvey Berg

I hope this post isn't too off topic. I know the original question was about Bergs book test, and although I'm sure we could all name our favorite and turn this into a 'which is the best book test' thread, I wanted to make mention of Val Andrews Unfaked Book Test which is available directly from him...
by Andy Hurst
September 9th, 2002, 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A MESSAGE ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND OPERATION OF THE GENII FORUM
Replies: 34
Views: 2318

Re: A MESSAGE ABOUT THE PURPOSE AND OPERATION OF THE GENII FORUM

The only requirement is that you remain relatively civil in your discourse.
Phew! Lucky it's only 'relatively' or I'd have probably been booted a long time ago ;)
by Andy Hurst
September 9th, 2002, 1:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!
Replies: 140
Views: 12530

Re: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!

Well Ryan is right to be confused then. This is what Richard Kaufman posted way back when this long thread started (about half way down the first page I think). I have just received another e-mail from Charles Gauci with the information that someone named Gurlitz has ALSO ripped off his effect "...
by Andy Hurst
September 5th, 2002, 9:40 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Problems w/ L&L Publishing DVDs?
Replies: 25
Views: 1923

Re: Problems w/ L&L Publishing DVDs?

When I first played the Sankey DVD's on my Windows machine there was some weak sound spots (using Windows Media Player), so I installed the DVD player software that came with my drive and the sound was fine. I don't know diddly about iMac, but is there an alternative software DVD player you could tr...
by Andy Hurst
September 4th, 2002, 10:43 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Problems w/ L&L Publishing DVDs?
Replies: 25
Views: 1923

Re: Problems w/ L&L Publishing DVDs?

Volume 3 of the Jay Sankey set would not play in either my computer or my DVD player, the other two volumes were OK. I got a replacement of the volume and it plays in my DVD player, but in the computer I usually have to insert the disc and take it out and put it back in a few times before it will pl...
by Andy Hurst
August 29th, 2002, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!
Replies: 140
Views: 12530

Re: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!

Originally posted by Ben Harris:
With due respect, the method is pre-dated by Uri Geller.

Cheers

Ben Harris
So everyone's wasted a week discussing a sad puzzle and it's don't belong to Charles or the mystery man? Uggg.
by Andy Hurst
August 28th, 2002, 2:12 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: John Edward, Crossing Over
Replies: 133
Views: 17116

Re: John Edward, Crossing Over

Originally posted by Ralph Bonheim: I'll be charitable and presume that I must not have been clear. The "we" you should count me out of are those of "us" who are "not really" bothered by the flim-flammery of TV evangelists. My apologies I misunderstood what you meant t...
by Andy Hurst
August 27th, 2002, 9:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!
Replies: 140
Views: 12530

Re: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!

Originally posted by Geno Munari:
I am disappointed.
Boohoo. :rolleyes:
by Andy Hurst
August 27th, 2002, 8:43 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: John Edward, Crossing Over
Replies: 133
Views: 17116

Re: John Edward, Crossing Over

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ralph Bonheim: Uh-huh. Like the thousands some cancer patients have paid to have Phillipine psychic surgeons remove chicken-gut "tumors" from their bodies, sans incision? I'll give you Phillipine psychic surgeons, they are as dangerous as the religious faith hea...
by Andy Hurst
August 27th, 2002, 8:34 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: John Edward, Crossing Over
Replies: 133
Views: 17116

Re: John Edward, Crossing Over

I don't believe Mr Edwards is 'a real psychic'. But.. Ethics? Any service or product is worth what people are prepared to pay. Just because he gets paid more for his performances doesn't make him less ethical than those who do palm reading after their shows to pull in extra money. People like Lee Ea...
by Andy Hurst
August 26th, 2002, 8:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!
Replies: 140
Views: 12530

Re: Has Charles Gauci Been Ripped Off? Your Input Please!

It seems stupid to keep the name secret, why wouldnt the creator want his name on his trick if its his? Or maybe he realizes that it's just a trick (actually its a puzzle at best), and not a very good one at that?
by Andy Hurst
August 16th, 2002, 9:24 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Which Wallet trick should i buy?
Replies: 26
Views: 1342

Re: Which Wallet trick should i buy?

Well I for one am glad I've read this thread. For years I used a wallet called "The Double up" wallet which was put out by the Supreme Magic Co. I had featured the card to wallet in my stand up act for at least 5 years and the routine always worked really well for me, and because of the wa...
by Andy Hurst
August 5th, 2002, 4:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ramsay Memorial Gardens
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

Re: Ramsay Memorial Gardens

I used to live in the UK and unless the law is different in Scotland, children and minors are allowed in pub gardens.

And since I am posting... Beer Garden or regular garden - I don't think it matters. It can still be a memorial. Times change.

Andy.
by Andy Hurst
July 14th, 2002, 8:24 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Jeff Sheridan's gripe about cards
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Jeff Sheridan's gripe about cards

It's interesting that we've all become so accustomed to Bikes quality drop, accepting 1 in 7 decks will be unusable, etc that we just toss it aside and don't worry about it. So sure, gripes and shouts from a few will achieve nothing, but I do wonder what would happen if every time we had a duff deck...
by Andy Hurst
July 14th, 2002, 8:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Complete Walton
Replies: 14
Views: 1372

Re: The Complete Walton

And if you're discussing Roy Walton, don't forget Cascade. I generally avoid 'packet' type tricks, but Cascade is one effect I've been using for years and wouldn't like to take out of my close up repertoire.

Andy
by Andy Hurst
June 30th, 2002, 10:49 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Deep Astonishment
Replies: 88
Views: 8980

Re: Deep Astonishment

The tips on their web site are maybe something they should hide and give the url to people who bought the effect because if you take the effect description, you already know the 'The anywhere deck' and you read those tips... it's not a long stretch to figure out what the 'improvements' are that have...
by Andy Hurst
June 28th, 2002, 4:19 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Deep Astonishment
Replies: 88
Views: 8980

Re: Deep Astonishment

Originally posted by Steve Hook: What ever happened to www.deepastonishment.com ? :confused: Steve H I don't think its happened yet. I saw their ad in Genii and soon got very annoyed because its mis-leading. It implies when it says "Ask your favorite dealer for..." that some of them might...
by Andy Hurst
June 27th, 2002, 11:57 am
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Fountain Society Autome
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Fountain Society Autome

Thanks for taking the time to post that excellent tip, I am going to pick up a copy of that book at the next opportunity.

Andy.
by Andy Hurst
June 10th, 2002, 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Signed Cards
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: Signed Cards

Originally posted by Carl Mercurio:
nearly all my card tricks involve the spectators signing their cards.
What effects are you doing? I can't imagine doing a whole set where in almost every trick I had the card signed.
by Andy Hurst
June 3rd, 2002, 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Publishing rules
Replies: 37
Views: 3874

Re: Publishing rules

Thank you Matt for a good level headed look at all of this. I've never been lucky enough to have met Wesley James in person, but I've read many of his posts and talked to him on numerous occasions in the magic talk chat room. I'd agree that he is one of the best read and knowlegable magicians and on...
by Andy Hurst
May 30th, 2002, 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 'Re-Pop' - Resealing Pop Can. Best of all, it's free...
Replies: 86
Views: 10131

Re: 'Re-Pop' - Resealing Pop Can. Best of all, it's free...

Originally posted by Tim Ellis: This is an ethical issue Steve & Steve. I'm soooooooooo sad you would prefer to skirt around it by bringing up side issues instead. Well said! Mr Fearson chooses to skirt around with side issues because he knows that he's ethically wrong. If you say something he ...
by Andy Hurst
May 30th, 2002, 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 'Re-Pop' - Resealing Pop Can. Best of all, it's free...
Replies: 86
Views: 10131

Re: 'Re-Pop' - Resealing Pop Can. Best of all, it's free...

Steve, I slammed you where you deserved it. Reputationmakers hasn't worked out yet, maybe it never will, it got pulled for a number of reasons and as and when I might have something to offer it may come back into play. I'm certainly not going to steal someone elses ideas and sell them from there jus...
by Andy Hurst
May 30th, 2002, 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 'Re-Pop' - Resealing Pop Can. Best of all, it's free...
Replies: 86
Views: 10131

Re: 'Re-Pop' - Resealing Pop Can. Best of all, it's free...

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Well, I just went to the link Steve Fearson posted as www.magicsucks.com and was treated to a blank screen which reads, "Coming soon, the Best of Genii." Huh? How nice of Mr Fearson to host a site dedicated to Genii. I presume he will actually be usin...
by Andy Hurst
May 30th, 2002, 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 'Re-Pop' - Resealing Pop Can. Best of all, it's free...
Replies: 86
Views: 10131

Re: 'Re-Pop' - Resealing Pop Can. Best of all, it's free...

Damn, I hate this. I actually agree with Richard Kaufman on something ;-) I used to respect Fearson and his work, now I think he's a theiving s*****g (saved Richard an edit there). Fearsons floating card which he boasts as 'a new method' is not his, the whole folding bill thing was ridiculous, not s...
by Andy Hurst
May 30th, 2002, 6:19 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Mr. Gadfly
Replies: 44
Views: 4615

Re: Mr. Gadfly

Originally posted by David Eldridge:
I just learned that thanx to this thread Mr. Gadfly recieved to NEW subscriptions!
Well that proves one of two things.

1) It's true that there's no such thing as 'bad publicity'

or

2) There are 2 (or to) magicians who are insane.

Andy
by Andy Hurst
May 29th, 2002, 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Busby is a piece of slug s**t
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: Busby is a piece of slug s**t

Originally posted by Todd Ziegler: Please correct me if I am wrong, don't you own what you buy? What is Busby's argument? I would think you could do anything you wanted to whatever you own. The only exception to this would be to sell copies that you made yourself. -T So you would think. Actually wh...
by Andy Hurst
May 29th, 2002, 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blaine copies Paul Zenon
Replies: 44
Views: 9218

Re: Blaine copies Paul Zenon

Originally posted by Oofty Goofty: I've seen all of Blaine's specials and a tape of one of Zenon's specials and I agree that they can't be compared. Blaine's were entertaining and Zenon's put me to sleep. But perhaps the fault lied in the cultural differences between the English audience and the Am...
by Andy Hurst
May 29th, 2002, 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Blaine copies Paul Zenon
Replies: 44
Views: 9218

Re: Blaine copies Paul Zenon

Originally posted by John Blaze: All right! I'll be the one to ask: What the f*** is a tax disc?! In the UK, you pay Road Tax and to prove you've got it you get a paper disc with the expiry date on it and have to display it in the window of your car. It goes in the same position as a vehicle inspec...
by Andy Hurst
May 28th, 2002, 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Blaine copies Paul Zenon
Replies: 44
Views: 9218

Re: Blaine copies Paul Zenon

I've seen all the Paul Zenon specials, but despite any similar tricks that Blaine might have done, I don't think 'copying' is the word. Paul Zenons TV specials were entertaining, he has character, the magic and comedy were both great - how can Paul Zennon and Blaine even be compared? I hope the Zenn...
by Andy Hurst
May 28th, 2002, 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Busby is a piece of slug s**t
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: Busby is a piece of slug s**t

Right on! That d**k complained to Ebay about something I was selling legitimatly. He's a paranoid p***k.

So be warned... If you buy a Busby product and it turns out to be a useless pile of turd or doesn't suit you - you can't sell it on Ebay.
by Andy Hurst
May 21st, 2002, 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: May Genii in the mail!
Replies: 53
Views: 4233

Re: May Genii in the mail!

Originally posted by Dustin Stinett:
I cannot help but wonder: had Jon Racherbaumer published some Marlo card problems/challenges in the last issue of Genii, if these too would have been looked down on as “half-finished” by some?

Just a half-baked thought.

Dustin
Yes.
by Andy Hurst
April 24th, 2002, 7:56 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Quarks & Quirks
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Quarks & Quirks

Originally posted by Adam Brooks: Q+Q, IMHO, is a book more of tools than anything else. Read it as a student would receive help from a teacher, as a "I'll give you a starting point, now run with it" attitude. Is that another way of saying "It's just like the half-finished stuff he p...
by Andy Hurst
April 16th, 2002, 10:45 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: coin in bottle
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: coin in bottle

Originally posted by Martin Tordoff: I was once in a tough eastend pub when I saw an old lag doing a few bits and peices he had learnt while in the jug.One bit was sticking an empty beer bottle to the wall as if it was a static electricity stunt with a balloon.Any thoughts I used to live in the UK,...
by Andy Hurst
April 12th, 2002, 11:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: the magic secrets network
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: the magic secrets network

It's just another way of Fearson cashing in on magic exposure.
by Andy Hurst
April 10th, 2002, 12:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Splitting Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 1173

Re: Splitting Cards

Ben Harris has posted an excellent (and free) tutorial on his web site www.wowbound.com

Andy Hurst
by Andy Hurst
April 9th, 2002, 10:24 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: E-Mail videos
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: E-Mail videos

I use a camcorder into an ATI all in wonder card and use the free real-producer to do clips for magic buddies.

There are some great low-cost 'web cams' that have a high enough frame rate and plug into a USB port. Real-producer can take input from most of these.

Hope that helps a little

Andy

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