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by Joe Mckay
January 24th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 30350

Re: The Jerx Year Three

A lot of people are overlooking the serious issue of the extreme (and insane) lengths the Magic Cafe were planning on going to in order to pull down his old blog.
by Joe Mckay
January 24th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 30350

Re: The Jerx Year Three

All this talk about sexual predators reminds me of my favourite piece of comedy magic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNQ6_1GCVVA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRxAkNvnxhI
by Joe Mckay
January 24th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 30350

Re: The Jerx Year Three

As for Andy's blog. Something that has become clear to me is that Andy gets more excited when he hears feedback from people who have performed his work, and are in a position to offer interesting feedback. And perhaps further suggestions. Here is a quote from his blog: This year was really the firs...
by Joe Mckay
January 24th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 30350

Re: The Jerx Year Three

If people want to attack Andy - that is fine by me. Andy is more than capable of defending himself. And I am more than capable of sticking up for him as well since whilst he has been involved in a number of feuds/controversies over the years - it is clear to me that his behavior has been reasonable ...
by Joe Mckay
January 24th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 30350

Re: The Jerx Year Three

One other thing. Would it be possible to lock this thread? Year Three of The Jerx is finished. And hopefully Year Four will be starting soon. If magicfish wants to attack Andy he can start a new thread specifically for that purpose. Rather than clutter this one up. Andy feels there is too much discu...
by Joe Mckay
January 24th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 30350

Re: The Jerx Year Three

magicfish appears to have a grudge with Andy. He probably has some kind of connection to The Magic Café. It is all very confusing. But I just want to remind people that Andy & me are two different people. This is something else magicfish appears to be confused about. magicfish is also (deliberat...
by Joe Mckay
January 16th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

Cheers, Jonathan! I used the start of the quote you gave to carry out a search on google. I then came across the quote from the book on a different forum: "When I asked Bob why he’s still a magic buff his answer, in part, was “I know the usual rationale for magic interest is related to ego, but...
by Joe Mckay
January 16th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

My favourite quote is by Bob Farmer. It is buried away in Best of Friends - Volume 3 by Harry Lorayne. It is something along the lines of magic consisting of a series of events which make sense in order, but appear magical when presented in another order. I have probably butchered this quote. Any ch...
by Joe Mckay
January 13th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years
Replies: 31
Views: 3957

Re: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years

Here is a fun illusion by Charles Waller called Transmogrification.

It appeared in Greater Magic, GENII and the Mark Wilson Book of Magic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KzXMhKUuI4
by Joe Mckay
January 13th, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years
Replies: 31
Views: 3957

Re: Gerald Deutsch's Perverse Magic: The First Sixteen Years

Charles Waller was very interesting. I never understood why his work is not discussed more often. I first heard about his work after Jeff Busby reviewed one of his books in an old newsletter advertising a mixture of old & new books. He said he was the Paul Harris of his day, and that was more th...
by Joe Mckay
January 9th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

He probably meant this to be taken in a very straightforward way. A bit like when comedians talk about the rule of three. Sure there are exceptions. But even then - you can usually find a way to make it fit the rule if you want to force the point.
by Joe Mckay
January 8th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen
Replies: 44
Views: 2470

Re: Most unusual effect you’ve ever seen

Does anyone know which is the best method to learn?
by Joe Mckay
January 7th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Larry Jennings "one ahead"
Replies: 27
Views: 2694

Re: Larry Jennings "one ahead"

I first came across this quote in Jennings '67.

It is a very interesting quote. Both smart & stupid at the same time. I often find myself mulling over it.
by Joe Mckay
January 2nd, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians and their pseudoscientific spells
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: Magicians and their pseudoscientific spells

A lot of people fell hard for the fake explanations provided by Derren Brown.

Including a lot mentalists. Which is pretty funny. Andy over at The Jerx had a post on this once.

I will see if I can find it.
by Joe Mckay
January 2nd, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Banksy art performance
Replies: 15
Views: 5432

Re: Banksy art performance

It is widely believed that it was not a hoax.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K_Foundation_Burn_a_Million_Quid
by Joe Mckay
January 2nd, 2019, 4:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Koran Medallion & Modern Medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: The Koran Medallion & Modern Medicine?

... mislead into conflating the word "inscribed" with "engraved". Watching the clip - right before he had her look at the coin/medallion: sounds like "engraved". ?? When performing on TV he used the word 'engraved' since he felt the spectator would be too nervous to co...
by Joe Mckay
January 1st, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: 2018 In Review

What was the story with Rachel Colombini? I seem to remember reading that she had died on Facebook. Then somebody (Paul Gordon?) posted to say that he thought she was dead as well, but then was amazed to actually bump into her at a magic convention. Now - it seems she really did die. With Paul Gordo...
by Joe Mckay
January 1st, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2018 In Review
Replies: 11
Views: 1537

Re: 2018 In Review

Thanks, Dustin!

Every year I feel like I cannot move on from the previous one until I have read your yearly review.

Great as always!
by Joe Mckay
December 31st, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Koran Medallion & Modern Medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: The Koran Medallion & Modern Medicine?

This "linguistic" trick is what lay behind the eradication of Smallpox. Which - I believe - was the biggest public health success of the past hundred years. Apparently it killed over 300 million people during the 20th century. Nobody with Smallpox was cured. Instead - everyone else was vac...
by Joe Mckay
December 31st, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Koran Medallion & Modern Medicine?
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

The Koran Medallion & Modern Medicine?

We all know the brilliant bluff used in Al Koran's The Gold Medallion routine. It is the most famous piece of dual reality in mentalism. I have always been fascinated by the ingenious linguistic deception that lies at the heart of this routine. With the correct presentation it is easy to be mislead ...
by Joe Mckay
December 29th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 53145

Re: DeLand

Methods for splitting dollar bills is mentioned in the DeLand book. As it pertains to counterfeiting currency.

Well - Blake Vogt has some interesting work in this area.

https://blake-vogt.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/split-sessions-v3-bill-split
by Joe Mckay
December 29th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deaths in Magic
Replies: 71
Views: 5408

Re: Deaths in Magic

Best of luck to you, Mark!

Hospitals are horrible places. So I hope you get out of there soon.

You sold me a Svengali deck when I was 7. So you have already achieved magic immortality whatever happens! :-)
by Joe Mckay
December 29th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Pete Biro - R.I.P.
Replies: 11
Views: 1763

Re: Pete Biro - R.I.P.

This is very sad. Pete was a fount of knowledge. He always had a useful tip or fun story to add to any magic discussion. He was the ultimate amateur. But he was privy to a lot of inner circle stuff. So he was always fun to listen to. 2018 has been a very bad year for deaths in magic. I just wanted t...
by Joe Mckay
December 27th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 53145

Re: DeLand

I am loving the book so far. I just finished reading about DeLand's Fade Away Card Trick. This is the super sneaky gaff that has a palm printed on the back of it. My favourite use for this gaff is an ingenious mentalism trick by Christopher Carey. It was published in Ian Rowland's Loving Mentalism c...
by Joe Mckay
December 26th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Howie Schwarzman's Uri Geller Tape
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re: Howie Schwarzman's Uri Geller Tape

Here is a video of Uri Geller getting caught out on British TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DinkCry5KlM

Good luck with your search! Howie is still around - so it might be worth trying to email him.
by Joe Mckay
December 24th, 2018, 5:48 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 53145

Re: DeLand

It arrived in England today.

I think it is delightful that it should arrive on xmas eve. Just as Tenyoism did exactly two years ago.

Wonderful.
by Joe Mckay
December 19th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?
Replies: 28
Views: 3009

Re: Invisible Zone T-172 Handing out for Examination?

I sometimes wonder if this trick looks better without the spring in the middle?

I saw it done this way on TV once. It looked good.

But looking back, maybe it removes another throw-off from the method?
by Joe Mckay
December 15th, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rapturous performance
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

Re: Rapturous performance

Hey Mark, At the end of this video clip you can see David Williamson perform a Steve Forte idea (that was published in Channel One magazine) where he springs the cards to each of the 4 aces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brf5e49htx4 It is not exactly the same as the trick you mentioned but it is p...
by Joe Mckay
December 15th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: DeLand
Replies: 187
Views: 53145

Re: DeLand

Richard is playing Santa again! Reminds me of 3 years ago when Tenyoism started arriving on people's doorsteps just before Christmas. That year - over here in the UK - my copy actually arrived on xmas eve. That was a magical feeling. I can't wait to check out this book! Thanks again (and a million t...
by Joe Mckay
December 11th, 2018, 3:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Weber interview
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Michael Weber interview

I thought you guys might be interested in this non-magic podcast interview with Michael Weber.

https://www.ihadaconversation.com/every-dance-is-too-long-michael-weber-unedited/
by Joe Mckay
December 2nd, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: GENII column Alexander de Cova
Replies: 26
Views: 9950

Re: GENII column Alexander de Cova

Hey Alexander,

Bob Hummer has a very sneaky use for a thumb tip in his card on ribbon effect. I know you are interested in clever uses for this prop - so just wanted to give you a heads up.

I will send you the information if you are not familiar with it.

Joe
by Joe Mckay
November 27th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25037

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Do serious card women actually even exist? I don't mean a chick who performs card tricks. I mean a full on Marlophile style card nerd like you get over on The Second Deal forum? Somebody who enjoys spending hours researching and debating the ins and outs on the Shank/Zarrow shuffle controversy, for ...
by Joe Mckay
November 27th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: GENII column Alexander de Cova
Replies: 26
Views: 9950

Re: GENII column Alexander de Cova

Here is another of my favourite ideas by Alexander de Cova. You can see a video of it at the link below. https://www.lybrary.com/lager-switch-p-463985.html It is such a beautiful move. For some reason I always hit a brick wall when trying to come up with the best use for it. It so powerful that my m...
by Joe Mckay
November 25th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Death
Replies: 80
Views: 15645

Re: Ricky Jay Death

Ricky Jay was somebody I idolized when I first became obsessed with card magic. When I was 17 years old I visited London to attend a lecture at The Magic Circle given by Alex Elmsley. A lot of the magicians at the lecture headed out that night to watch Ricky Jay give a performance of his 'Ricky Jay ...
by Joe Mckay
November 25th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: GENII column Alexander de Cova
Replies: 26
Views: 9950

Re: GENII column Alexander de Cova

Hey Alex,

I was wrong about the signature in your posts not linking to your new book.

Apologies for that. I got mixed up and totally forgot the name of your new book.

Can't wait for NOTAS!
by Joe Mckay
November 25th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25037

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

cardguy/cardgal
by Joe Mckay
November 25th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: GENII column Alexander de Cova
Replies: 26
Views: 9950

Re: GENII column Alexander de Cova

Hey Alex, I am a patient guy. As a magician you get used to being patient when it comes to magic books. All I would recommend is just sending a quick update when problems occur. A small update goes a long way! :-) No need to cancel my order. I am a big fan of your work and am happy to wait for your ...
by Joe Mckay
November 24th, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: GENII column Alexander de Cova
Replies: 26
Views: 9950

Re: GENII column Alexander de Cova

Has anybody heard any more about the de Cova book?

It was supposed to start shipping at the start of September.
by Joe Mckay
November 23rd, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ring & Chain trick - Is this a new principle?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Ring & Chain trick - Is this a new principle?

Cheers, Ian.

That is an area I have yet to study.
by Joe Mckay
November 23rd, 2018, 7:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ring & Chain trick - Is this a new principle?
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Ring & Chain trick - Is this a new principle?

The principle used here is a novel one.

Does anyone know if this is a new trick? Or one that everyone (except me) already knows about?

https://www.futilitycloset.com/2018/09/08/magic-4/

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