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by Doug Thornton
November 28th, 2016, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Broadway's "The Illusionists - Turn of the Century"
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Broadway's "The Illusionists - Turn of the Century"

http://www.theillusionistslive.com/turnofthecentury/the-show The show has its official opening tomorrow - Tuesday, November 29 at 7 PM, but there were previews that began this past Friday. I was working in the Palace Theatre box office and got to see the 3 o'clock matinee Friday. More on that in a b...
by Doug Thornton
November 15th, 2016, 6:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: David Blaine on TV - this week
Replies: 6
Views: 3326

Re: David Blaine on TV - this week

Reminder - it's tonight. ABC, 10 PM.
by Doug Thornton
October 25th, 2016, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You Were a MAGIC Magazine Subscriber, You Can Roll it Over to Genii
Replies: 17
Views: 3471

Re: If You Were a MAGIC Magazine Subscriber, You Can Roll it Over to Genii

Fantastic news! Thank you Stan and Richard.

Will MAGIC 360 be available?
Also, when "rolling over" can we buy one of the add-ons, including the soon-to-be-released mega book that was teased in More Genii Speaks?
by Doug Thornton
October 21st, 2016, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: SEO Magic Has the First Four New Tenyo Tricks Available to Ship Now
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: SEO Magic Has the First Four New Tenyo Tricks Available to Ship Now

Other merchants have all 8 items. I sent a message to Daisuke Seo to find out if they'll have the other 4.
by Doug Thornton
October 16th, 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Contest
Replies: 14
Views: 5488

Re: Contest

I'm not married - yet. (There's still hope.)
BUT - I'm all for a happy marriage so I have sent my entry. Thanks for the inspiration!
by Doug Thornton
October 15th, 2016, 4:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!
Replies: 18
Views: 7398

Re: Perpetual Puzzle - I like this!

A variation ("Puzzling Chocolate") :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thQYEyB7-Wk (Meir Yedid video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-efK0vFxvK0 (SEO Magic video)
by Doug Thornton
October 5th, 2016, 8:11 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Uri spills the beans??
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Uri spills the beans??

David Copperfield, when he was in "The Magic Man" in Chicago, with Uri and Omar Sharif:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whfXsR1YDbk
by Doug Thornton
October 4th, 2016, 8:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 6111

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

If you'd rather not wait for the day of a show (going to TKTS, as Roger M mentioned), get on the TheaterMania email list. They keep you up to date on discounts. http://www.theatermania.com/ And if you ARE in NYC or nearby on the day you're hankering for some live theatre you can try for a lottery (a...
by Doug Thornton
September 21st, 2016, 10:28 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 48
Views: 29276

Re: The Secrets of So Sato

Is the disc in the DVD player or in the computer?
Try the computer.
by Doug Thornton
September 21st, 2016, 1:10 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Remembering the SS Adams Company
Replies: 32
Views: 9201

Re: Remembering the SS Adams Company

As with the Smoke From Fingertips, I liked the smell of Testor's glue, but I was putting together models like the Apollo Lunar Module. I remember - in the 60's - when you needed a permission note from your parents to purchase Testor's glue (because kids were sniffing it). Fortunately, Vinny, who own...
by Doug Thornton
September 14th, 2016, 7:47 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 9465

Re: Super Sized Silly just arrived !!!

Ditto everything that magicrobharv said.
It's an excellent book.

magicrobharv wrote:The mail carrier just came by and Holy Guacamole Batman !!! Super Sized Silly is now in my hot little hands! I pre-ordered, so I got the extra trick and gimmick.


What are the extra trick and gimmick? i didn't see those.
by Doug Thornton
September 14th, 2016, 1:59 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: America's Got Talent 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14171

Re: America's Got Talent 2016

Hello again. Tonight's the final show - live from Hollywood! There are strong contenders in the category of singing as well as variety acts. I wish there could be a winner in both categories. Will it be The Clairvoyants? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHSTGOpLEgw Jon Dorenbos? https://www.youtube.c...
by Doug Thornton
September 11th, 2016, 11:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: On MeTV
Replies: 4
Views: 2199

Re: On MeTV

Meir Yedid's "Magic Times" can keep you busy with magic on TV.

http://www.magictimes.com/
by Doug Thornton
September 4th, 2016, 12:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Fool Us
Replies: 24
Views: 9297

Re: Penn & Teller Fool Us

The plot thickens.
Next week there are new shows Wednesday AND Friday. :o

And I am happy about that.
:D
by Doug Thornton
September 2nd, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Fool Us
Replies: 24
Views: 9297

Re: Penn & Teller Fool Us

It looks like there's another new episode tonight - Friday @ 9 - in the New York market.
by Doug Thornton
August 31st, 2016, 8:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: America's Got Talent 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14171

Re: America's Got Talent 2016

Tonight - after the recap of last night's show - is the show with results of last night's vote. Eleven acts will be reduced to 5 while next week there will be another 11 reduced to 5 for the Final Ten. On the results show tonight --- 9 - 10 pm, Eastern time, NBC --- the stars of "The Illusionis...
by Doug Thornton
August 31st, 2016, 12:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Fool Us
Replies: 24
Views: 9297

Re: Penn & Teller Fool Us

David Moore wrote:I know we're not supposed to tip on this forum, but can someone tell me why Alyson Hannigan wears the same dress every show?


So they can edit acts from various shows into any combination, in any order.
by Doug Thornton
August 28th, 2016, 11:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 9639

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

Coach Lou Holtz performed Gene Anderson's newspaper tear tonight. If you missed it, it's repeated @ 1:30 AM eastern time.

(And stay tuned if you wish for the lingerie fashion show.)
by Doug Thornton
August 28th, 2016, 8:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: How was MAGIC Live?
Replies: 11
Views: 3538

Re: How was MAGIC Live?

by Doug Thornton
August 25th, 2016, 2:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Some Problems Across Our Websites
Replies: 12
Views: 2839

Re: Some Problems Across Our Websites

Working - Dell Inspiron laptop - Chrome.
by Doug Thornton
August 22nd, 2016, 11:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)
Replies: 28
Views: 9639

Re: More Johnny Carson Notes (set the DVR!)

Last minute update:

Harry Anderson is on tonight !
by Doug Thornton
August 21st, 2016, 9:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Handsome Jack's new book
Replies: 13
Views: 5129

Re: Handsome Jack's new book

Thanks for posting the website, John. Reading an email saying that it's "EXCLUSIVELY available for a limited time through Vanishing Inc. Magic" was a bit confusing, but there's nothing wrong with everyone selling it, as long as people can get it. It was cool to see Teller with a copy in hi...
by Doug Thornton
July 20th, 2016, 11:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fool Us - Season 3
Replies: 111
Views: 23825

Re: Fool Us - Season 3

performer wrote:What is an audio column?


It's available on the online version of Genii. It's Max's voice only.
by Doug Thornton
July 20th, 2016, 9:51 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: America's Got Talent 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14171

Re: America's Got Talent 2016

I won't comment on the results right now in case someone hasn't seen the show yet, but I have a few things to share. (And yes, Blake Vogt's trick was pretty good.) I like this show very much. I wish they'd edit it with less cutaways to the judges and audience. Host Nick Cannon's antics offstage are ...
by Doug Thornton
July 20th, 2016, 4:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: August 2016 Issue of Genii Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

Re: August 2016 Issue of Genii Magazine

Online. Looks great as always.
by Doug Thornton
July 20th, 2016, 1:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: August 2016 Issue of Genii Magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 2087

Re: August 2016 Issue of Genii Magazine

It has appeared as if by magic. (Best wishes to Liz.)

And hear, hear! Thank you, Richard and David, for your critique of the magic shop industry and the lack of DVDs or printed instructions for the newest products.

If they're not included, I'm not buying.
by Doug Thornton
July 11th, 2016, 4:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong
Replies: 31
Views: 7894

Re: Smash & Stab Goes Wrong

Bob Farmer wrote:The dummy is gimmicked to catch fire.


Is Criss Angel the dummy, or can you use anyone?
by Doug Thornton
July 7th, 2016, 2:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Copperfield Buys Las Vegas Home for a Record $17.55 Million
Replies: 16
Views: 4565

David Copperfield Buys Las Vegas Home for a Record $17.55 Million

Just ignore the comments after the article. (I'm surprised those people read the WSJ; perhaps they're just "celebrity seekers.")

http://www.wsj.com/articles/david-coppe ... 1467836031
by Doug Thornton
July 4th, 2016, 12:36 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 33907

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Does the DVD have performances, teaching, both?
by Doug Thornton
June 27th, 2016, 5:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Allan Slaight Awards
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Congratulations to all the recipients!
And thanks to Chief Genii Richard for this forum and his many contributions to the magic world.

(Thanks, Julie, for posting this.)
by Doug Thornton
June 27th, 2016, 2:24 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Newspaper Feature on David Copperfield and Magic in General
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Interesting Newspaper Feature on David Copperfield and Magic in General

Excellent article. Let's encourage the writer to publish it all over the world. (Any relation to you, Richard?)
by Doug Thornton
June 24th, 2016, 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DVD Backup Strategy
Replies: 27
Views: 8862

Re: DVD Backup Strategy

I'm no Luddite (or technophobe) but I'm not able to follow this discussion.

This is off-topic but connected: Is it possible to put a download on a DVD?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop.
by Doug Thornton
June 21st, 2016, 9:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: America's Got Talent 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14171

Re: America's Got Talent 2016

Magic is back in the first hour of tonight's show!

Sos and Victoria Petrosyan perform their magical quick changes and Philadelphia Eagles player Jon Dorenbos has a nice card routine.
by Doug Thornton
June 20th, 2016, 6:48 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Pitch DVD/Book course
Replies: 22
Views: 10751

Re: Pitch DVD/Book course

Anybody want to know any more about it, including the price and what it consists of?

OK, Mark, tell us more.
by Doug Thornton
June 17th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nielsen Collection Auction - Part 1
Replies: 7
Views: 2487

Re: Nielsen Collection Auction - Part 1

Hi Gabe. Do you have info on the limited, deluxe edition of the catalogs? Thanks.
by Doug Thornton
June 5th, 2016, 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)
Replies: 18
Views: 6755

Re: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)

I stand corrected.
I contacted a magic friend who was randomly chosen to participate in David's show a few years ago. He said that the agreement to keep the illusion a secret was strictly verbal.
by Doug Thornton
June 5th, 2016, 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)
Replies: 18
Views: 6755

Re: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)

"Mr Copperfield met them in a room after the show asking them not to reveal his stage secrets."

I'm certain the audience members are asked to sign an agreement to not reveal the secret.

I guess there's one in every crowd.
by Doug Thornton
June 1st, 2016, 12:49 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: America's Got Talent 2016
Replies: 31
Views: 14171

America's Got Talent 2016

The 2016 season premiere was tonight and for me it's the closest thing we'll ever get that recalls The Ed Sullivan Show. There was a two-person telepathy act called The Clairvoyants. Anyone know them? They were quite good and the judges were flummoxed. I won't get into details about methods but I wi...
by Doug Thornton
May 20th, 2016, 4:43 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Masters of Illusion" returns tonight !
Replies: 0
Views: 987

"Masters of Illusion" returns tonight !

On the East Coast - 2 shows, 8-8:30, 8:30-9pm...The CW...

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/arti ... t-20160520

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