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by Jeff Haas
December 10th, 2009, 1:27 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Looking for Jon Allen's Destination Box VIDEOTAPE
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Looking for Jon Allen's Destination Box VIDEOTAPE

You posted the same thing on the Magic Cafe, then copied it and pasted it here without editing it. "...here on the Cafe" is what gave it away.
by Jeff Haas
December 7th, 2009, 8:30 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: A Last Look at Magicana 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Re: A Last Look at Magicana 2009

David, it's been a terrific year. Thanks for all the work on the column!
by Jeff Haas
November 26th, 2009, 1:11 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Bob Nelson's Secret Invention
Replies: 15
Views: 3512

Re: Bob Nelson's Secret Invention

Wow, I had no idea there were "B" batteries. I had wondered why they skipped from A to C.
by Jeff Haas
November 20th, 2009, 2:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ouch ... Dude, That Hurt!
Replies: 32
Views: 4480

Re: Ouch ... Dude, That Hurt!

I know what he's thinking..."Those sissy magicians with one spike hidden under a paper cup!"
by Jeff Haas
November 14th, 2009, 8:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Staple Trick Goes Wrong
Replies: 11
Views: 2147

Re: Staple Trick Goes Wrong

Anyone see "Drag Me To Hell"?
by Jeff Haas
November 1st, 2009, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: THIS is the day
Replies: 38
Views: 6163

Re: THIS is the day

Our area seems to be increasing in what people do for Halloween. We visited FIVE amazing displays in people's front yards...three of them were walk-through haunted houses, one was a house that was covered with stuff (sort of like a magician with too many props on stage, but these were mad scientist ...
by Jeff Haas
October 30th, 2009, 1:22 pm
Forum: Children's Entertainment
Topic: Why Do Kids Crave Magic?
Replies: 21
Views: 4675

Re: Why Do Kids Crave Magic?

What's also interesting about the Slate article is the writer's inability to describe what happened in some of the tricks.
by Jeff Haas
October 14th, 2009, 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Williamson Spoof
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Re: David Williamson Spoof

Damn Tom, I wish you'd been at MAGIC Live - that would've killed.
by Jeff Haas
October 9th, 2009, 1:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gary Ouellet Genii Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1459

Re: Gary Ouellet Genii Issue

I didn't recognize David without his glasses.
by Jeff Haas
October 2nd, 2009, 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Story Telling Deck Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: Story Telling Deck Advice

Sort of like "The Trick That Can't Be Explained" but with jokes.
by Jeff Haas
September 17th, 2009, 11:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Korem's UDT
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: Korem's UDT

Wasn't this, or something similar to it, covered in his book?
by Jeff Haas
September 17th, 2009, 11:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card
Replies: 27
Views: 7521

Re: On Tommy Wonder's Tamed Card

I've always thought the significant thing about this routine is that it is based on a part of Tommy's performance character. He reveals that he's obsessive-compulsive and asks the audience to indulge him as he has to deal with it.
by Jeff Haas
September 17th, 2009, 1:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Get Killed now on DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Penn & Teller Get Killed now on DVD

I saw it in the theater when it came out.

There are worse movies.
by Jeff Haas
September 14th, 2009, 2:44 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Great letter on Roger Ebert's site
Replies: 4
Views: 1433

Great letter on Roger Ebert's site

Roger Ebert's website not only has his movie reviews, but attracts some great responses from readers (at times, including Richard Kaufman). Here's one letter discussing the "Suspension of Disbelief" as it applies to movies. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://rogerebert.suntimes.com...
by Jeff Haas
September 13th, 2009, 1:05 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Dental Dam
Replies: 62
Views: 30853

Re: Dental Dam

It's also become one of the most popular tricks to demo for the public. At my local county fair, there was a booth that's a travelling magic shop. This trick went over bigtime, along with Nickels to Dimes, Svengali Decks, Glorpy, and the Professor's Nightmare.
by Jeff Haas
August 31st, 2009, 4:57 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Bottom Feeders Hurt the business
Replies: 10
Views: 3349

Re: Bottom Feeders Hurt the business

Bob, P&H do no screening of the magicians they book. They will book almost anyone who will accept their fee. I assume that when your technical training companies create a quote for clients, they already know what staff they have available and what they can deliver; they don't sell a class and th...
by Jeff Haas
August 30th, 2009, 9:26 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Bottom Feeders Hurt the business
Replies: 10
Views: 3349

Re: Bottom Feeders Hurt the business

Philip & Henry understand marketing on the internet. They have figured out how to get good search rankings on Google, and what to put in their ads, and how to talk to clients on the phone, to get people to call and book with them. After accepting a booking for a show, if they don't have a magici...
by Jeff Haas
August 30th, 2009, 9:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sneak in Magic Live 09
Replies: 32
Views: 3596

Re: Sneak in Magic Live 09

Brad Henderson wrote:David Williamson humping a silk caddy in a dessert is funny.


Um, Mr. Williamson was in the DESERT. Not jumping out of a cake.

But that would have been funny, too.
by Jeff Haas
August 27th, 2009, 8:23 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Looking for information on an effect involving 4 cups one on top of a nail.
Replies: 43
Views: 6998

Re: Looking for information on an effect involving 4 cups one on top of a nail.

I agree with Dick. This is a trick that falls into the category of, "I'm stupid and I'm going to prove it!" Dustin's ideas about making it Nickelodeon-gooey are fun, but the whole point of those sketches is that people get slime dumped on them! (Especially adults.) Maybe it should be inver...
by Jeff Haas
August 8th, 2009, 2:44 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine
Replies: 69
Views: 15348

Re: Russ Stevens - Shape of My Heart Routine

Here's another approach to the same kind of routine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0hAUN4bYVk

It's not a magic act, but there's a reference to magic in it.
by Jeff Haas
July 16th, 2009, 1:10 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Video of Pete McCabe's "Double Stuff"
Replies: 9
Views: 3353

Re: Video of Pete McCabe's "Double Stuff"

Mr. Fluffles is safe from the Canadian Cat Stuffer!
by Jeff Haas
July 5th, 2009, 9:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants
Replies: 72
Views: 23772

Re: Scarlett Opens a New Magic Show in Vegas With Nude Assistants

I don't see the appeal of nudity in a Vegas show anymore. Don't these people have the internet?
by Jeff Haas
July 5th, 2009, 1:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Michael Jackson and "The Lean"
Replies: 10
Views: 4417

Re: Michael Jackson and "The Lean"

John, how the hell do you know that?!
by Jeff Haas
July 3rd, 2009, 1:04 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 24765

Re: Card To Wallet

Why does all this remind me of Harpo Marx?
by Jeff Haas
June 22nd, 2009, 6:37 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Lost and Found by Cory Chapin
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Lost and Found by Cory Chapin

I just realized what niche Cory Chapin fills: He makes tricks that work the way people THINK magic is supposed to work. You know, with an Inspector Gadget-like holdout up your sleeve and running down your leg. "It's gotta be something really complicated!"
by Jeff Haas
June 15th, 2009, 5:59 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown - A Personal Insight
Replies: 8
Views: 2438

Re: Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown - A Personal Insight

Dick, If you look on the left of any post, you will see that under the poster's name is "Loc:" which is where they are located. So I see that you are from Fairfax Station, VA (Metro DC). Lucas Reed's info shows that he's from Spain. Damien noticed this and complimented him on his command o...
by Jeff Haas
June 15th, 2009, 4:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 24765

Re: Card To Wallet

It all depends on what the routine is. The wallet is just another impossible location. What I've found most card guys do is get one of each type...envelope loading (LePaul), no envelope (I have one and I forget the name), no palming (Mullica) and then pick the one they need for the routine. It's lik...
by Jeff Haas
June 12th, 2009, 9:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician needed (pro bono) in S.F. on June 19 for a prom for teens with cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Magician needed (pro bono) in S.F. on June 19 for a prom for teens with cancer

Jeff, if you don't find anyone online, give Misdirections Magic Shop a call. Joe Pon is tied into the local community of magicians, he should be able to help you out. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.misdirections.com/contact.html">http://www.misdirections.com/contact.html</a><!-- m -->
by Jeff Haas
June 9th, 2009, 4:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?
Replies: 454
Views: 101680

Re: Why do people think it's okay to upload magic DVDs?

I think that Theory 11, Dan & Dave, Joshua Jay and others are already building the magic equivalents of iTunes.
by Jeff Haas
May 12th, 2009, 12:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?
Replies: 33
Views: 6531

Re: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?

What were the Costco/Sam's Club line? Were they different than the regular ones you see in the drug store?
by Jeff Haas
May 7th, 2009, 3:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: O/T UK's 64% income tax on top theatre professionals
Replies: 21
Views: 2574

Re: O/T UK's 64% income tax on top theatre professionals

You put them on the shelf next to your Mickey Mouse glasses.

And if you can't tell the difference between them, save a buck and buy your prescription eyeglasses online.
by Jeff Haas
May 6th, 2009, 4:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: O/T UK's 64% income tax on top theatre professionals
Replies: 21
Views: 2574

Re: O/T UK's 64% income tax on top theatre professionals

Slightly off-topic...there are online sources for glasses that are considerably less expensive than brick & mortar shops. See this blog:

http://glassyeyes.blogspot.com/
by Jeff Haas
April 22nd, 2009, 5:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini's Infinite Escapes
Replies: 1
Views: 1503

Houdini's Infinite Escapes

A new cell phone game just became available on Verizon Wireless, Alltel, Cricket, and MetroPCS: Houdini's Infinite Escapes. Home page for the developer with screenshots is here: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://pressokentertainment.com/game_houdini_infinite_escapes.html">http://pressokente...
by Jeff Haas
April 13th, 2009, 7:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle
Replies: 352
Views: 85558

Re: Riffle Shuffle Work Using The Triumph Shuffle

Pete McCabe wrote:Or just do a poker deal, and then you "start the betting" by putting up a watch which, it turns out, belongs to one of the spectators.


Paging Bob Farmer...
by Jeff Haas
April 3rd, 2009, 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is this trick?
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

Re: What is this trick?

Sounds similar to "Against All Odds" in Cardshark.
by Jeff Haas
April 2nd, 2009, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trash Magic Movie Coming Out
Replies: 17
Views: 2770

Re: Trash Magic Movie Coming Out

Serial killer + Grizzled cops + [Unusual subject] = Movie
by Jeff Haas
March 23rd, 2009, 8:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ace Brand Playing Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Re: Ace Brand Playing Cards

You can always set up an account on a site like Photobucket, upload your pictures there, and then put the URL in your posting here.
by Jeff Haas
March 11th, 2009, 8:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician says he shipped himself from NY to Vegas
Replies: 23
Views: 3868

Re: Magician says he shipped himself from NY to Vegas

I don't understand why people are upset with this guy for pulling off an outrageous stunt. How is editing video to give the impression that he was in the crate different than using a mirror box or an identically-dressed double?
by Jeff Haas
March 4th, 2009, 5:14 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Geoffrey Latta
Replies: 47
Views: 15358

Re: Geoffrey Latta

As someone who had only known Geoff Latta through "Coinmagic", I finally got to see him work for the first time at an LVMI a few years ago.

He really was that good.

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