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by Curtis Kam
October 11th, 2001, 11:34 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Dollar sized Chinese Coins
Replies: 17
Views: 3227

Re: Dollar sized Chinese Coins

I feel your pain. Getting dollar sized "chinese" (perhaps the term "Chinoise" would be more accurate) is getting tougher. However, the following sources are still good, as far as I know: (please let me knopw if I'm misinformed) They sell a nicely designed coin made from pewter at...
by Curtis Kam
September 1st, 2001, 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who is member number 1?
Replies: 23
Views: 2299

Re: Who is member number 1?

Pete, maybe you know already know this and consider it a "red herring" but have you seen who designed this site?
by Curtis Kam
September 1st, 2001, 3:47 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite Lectures You Have Attended
Replies: 43
Views: 5400

Re: Favorite Lectures You Have Attended

Pete, thanks for reminding me. Without a doubt, Tommy Wonder's lecture has got to be the best combination of technical brilliance, theatrical insight, years of experience, and just plain Inspiration that exists in the magic lecture universe. Were I in charge of such things, I would have Mr. Wonder d...
by Curtis Kam
August 29th, 2001, 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who is number six?
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: Who is number six?

If you know the show, you know.

#2 changes every episode

Who is number One?

You are Number Six.

Be seeing you.
by Curtis Kam
August 29th, 2001, 12:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mental Magic
Replies: 52
Views: 9648

Re: Mental Magic

This is rapidly becoming something other than the mental magic thread it started out as. However, I'm happy plunge ahead, so long as someone remebers to go back and clean up after we're through. Re: Magic and Meaning, bravo, Mr. Duncan. I believe magic has the meaning the artist decides to give it. ...
by Curtis Kam
August 20th, 2001, 3:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Card Routine
Replies: 27
Views: 2699

Re: Your Card Routine

What happenned to my reply? It just sort of vanished. I'll try again, and perhaps Richard can piece it all together: I just wanted to drop a note to Gerald, I love the "All Backs" app. I use it in a similar way in a fairly common situation (here in Hawaii) where you are performing for peop...
by Curtis Kam
August 11th, 2001, 8:08 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 5193

Re: Favourite coin sleight

Zoink-- Your original question caused me to stop and ponder for a lot longer than I care to admit. It's tough enough to decide on a workable definition for "favorite", let alone pick a winner. Still, in the spirit of the post, I'd say: Albert Goshman's false-toss retention pass. Where lear...
by Curtis Kam
August 4th, 2001, 10:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite non-cliche trick
Replies: 36
Views: 3742

Re: Favorite non-cliche trick

Okay, perhaps a more constructive reply, more in the spirit of Doug's initial post. Fave effects with props you don't need to buy in a magic store: Bottle caps...........as done by Goshman Cigarettes............as eaten by Mullica Marker ink........as animated by Martin Lewis A board with a hole.......
by Curtis Kam
August 4th, 2001, 10:26 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite non-cliche trick
Replies: 36
Views: 3742

Re: Favorite non-cliche trick

Okay, Okay, I'll say it, because no one else has. Color changing knives, all right? Maybe Doug should have just excluded these from the get-go, they've got to be one of the most cliche "noncliche" effects.
by Curtis Kam
August 3rd, 2001, 10:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Magazine's convention
Replies: 17
Views: 2985

Re: Magic Magazine's convention

Dustin, if it will make you feel any better, I live in Hawaii, so I won't be able to go to the Magic Convention OR David Copperfield. (gotta work) Howzabout you give me a call when you're here and tell me how David did? Or at least to go have a drink and watch one of the hidden legends of close up w...
by Curtis Kam
August 2nd, 2001, 11:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favorite non-cliche trick
Replies: 36
Views: 3742

Re: Favorite non-cliche trick

Speaking of Bannon's "Shriek" I think you might like my VooDoo Curse, which is a presentation and slight refinement of "Shriek" that allows you to do the whole thing with a (essentially) signed cigarette paper. Our moderator shot the routine for possible inclusion in the Looking ...
by Curtis Kam
August 1st, 2001, 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 6283

Re: Future Articles

I agree with Eric, the story of Francis F. Carlyle needs telling from a biographical POV. The book that was done on his magic may have recorded his methods, but from what I've heard of him, it was only in the context of his personality that the real lessons were learned. As I understand it, Mr. Carl...
by Curtis Kam
July 31st, 2001, 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Future Articles
Replies: 66
Views: 6283

Re: Future Articles

There are a few people I'd like to know more about, not the least of which is (I think this is his name) Norman Houghington, who seems to have been a regular contributor to Hugard's, who had an interesting touch on just about everything. For instance, I use his version of the "Rabbit ear" ...
by Curtis Kam
July 30th, 2001, 7:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Townsend
Replies: 51
Views: 11525

Re: Jonathan Townsend

Well, thanks one and all for the enthusiastic responses. Perhaps this will prompt the consideration of a "collected works" book from one of the more respected and insightful publishers of quality magic literature? Towards that end, I have about 10 years of correspondence, and most of the f...
by Curtis Kam
July 30th, 2001, 5:29 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Too-Perfect Theory
Replies: 48
Views: 5146

Re: Too-Perfect Theory

Regarding TPT, (and I haven't seen the issue yet) has anyone noticed the contrast between the position Tommy Wonder takes in his essay in The Books of Wonder, (i.e. that he'll take the road Rick Johnsson wouldn't, and will pursue an effect until it is perfect) and his utilization of the TPT to impro...
by Curtis Kam
July 28th, 2001, 6:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jonathan Townsend
Replies: 51
Views: 11525

Re: Jonathan Townsend

I couldn't help but comment on the JT thread. Eric, it's good to hear you've got new work on the "visible coins across" real development in that area is sorely needed. It's also interesting that you've got Jonathan's original handling. Maybe we should compare notes. I've got what appears t...

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