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by John Bodine
September 28th, 2010, 7:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: Erdnase

Thanks Leonard, i guess by thoughts i meant any new thoughts or leads on this. In my haste i clearly left the intent out.

i'd also be interested in any developments from Todd Karr and Dick Hatch!

-johnbodine
by John Bodine
September 28th, 2010, 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: Erdnase

Anyone seen this work by Richard Wiseman? Thoughts?

http://www.richardwiseman.com/erdnase.html
by John Bodine
May 12th, 2010, 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: Erdnase

Sebastien, it's a very complicated ecosystem and with 100 million active users and an equal number of items on the site policing is complicated. That being said, people are working on these problems every day. PM me if you have any questions or suggestions, i am always looking for ideas and now hold...
by John Bodine
April 30th, 2010, 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: Erdnase

Regarding the listing that sold this week, eBay does not have the resources to police every listing to ensure what is pictured is what is as described, that is the sellers responsibility. 100 million listings makes that a pretty difficult task. In this case, if the buyer receives the item and realiz...
by John Bodine
March 25th, 2010, 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gathering for Gardner
Replies: 8
Views: 2198

Re: Gathering for Gardner

Someone please say hello to Dale Seymour for me, he's taken with him a wonderful large piece of art.

-johnbodine
by John Bodine
March 17th, 2010, 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: Erdnase

Jonathan's inquiry as to whether or not other magicians are mentioned is a valid direction to pursue. i would also add it would be worth looking at names who might have been associated with Todd Karr's candidate or perhaps known gamblers of the time/place. As for legit, i think Jonathan was referrin...
by John Bodine
December 4th, 2009, 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: ERDNASE

Curious to know if there has been any thought put into the use of acorns on the spine and front of the book. Was this stylized acorn (pair) common? Has anyone come across other books, magic or otherwise, using this acorn? Perhaps from the same original printer? Finally, there are two of these embell...
by John Bodine
December 4th, 2009, 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cost of Erdnase when it first came out?
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Cost of Erdnase when it first came out?

Perhaps worth noting is the fact that this first advertisement cost the submitter $4 and was apparently available through Vernelo & Company 282 Michigan (Hilliar) as no contact information was provided for reaching the author. The second ad, half the size of the first at 1/8 of a page contained ...
by John Bodine
November 15th, 2009, 2:57 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Starting up my old blog
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Starting up my old blog

It looks nice in that video. As for the change, most don't carefully read the description in Erdnase. Getting into the effect is equal in importance to the mechanics of the change. It should also be noted that Erdnase does not claim credit for this change. Erdnase, near as i can tell, takes credit f...
by John Bodine
September 11th, 2009, 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: ERDNASE

Just a few thoughts on the illustrations and how things may have come to be, please note that i am nowhere near the scholar others in this thread are; these are simply some of my thoughts on this matter. Let's start with the Preface, here he states his PRIMARY motive, he needs the money. Perhaps the...
by John Bodine
July 24th, 2009, 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: ERDNASE

Curious to know how thoroughly anyone has looked for a possible candidate in Canada. i imagine that's already been checked out but thought i'd post in case...

-johnbodine
by John Bodine
July 1st, 2009, 3:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Auction of Master Craftsman & Collector Leslie C. Smith of Owen Magic Supreme
Replies: 31
Views: 5068

Re: The Auction of Master Craftsman & Collector Leslie C. Smith of Owen Magic Supreme

$1800 would be about $2350 after the Buyers premium and sales tax. The Jay Marshall copy in the July of 2008 sold for $2800 plus premium, seems the pullback in the economy is impacting everybody.

Based solely on the images, the Jay Marshall copy was in better shape but images can be deceiving.
by John Bodine
February 20th, 2009, 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: ERDNASE

Although there are other shifts that might be more natural in their handling, i think it's very important to study how one might get into and out of position for each of the shifts described in the book. The author did not always go into detail about when a particular shift might be more effective. ...
by John Bodine
January 16th, 2009, 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aficionado of a Private Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 3895

Re: Aficionado of a Private Collection

i organize in the same way as Mr. Gunn, alpabetical by performer/creator and if it's a general book on magic then by author. The challenge i found with organizing by subject were the books spanning subjects, a book on cards and coins for example. Byron Walker organizes a bit differently. Everything ...
by John Bodine
October 1st, 2008, 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7176
Views: 2203127

Re: ERDNASE

Getting back to the illustrations for a moment, Mr. Erdnase references the illustrations in his writing, and should he have had the book finished at the time he hired Mr. Smith wouldn't it be likely that he knew in advance what positions he wanted illustrated? This would certainly make the process g...
by John Bodine
February 22nd, 2006, 11:08 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cheetah's Handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Cheetah's Handbook

Cheetah's Handbook Volume 2: Another Bite of the Cherry Just over a year ago the first of what we hope to be several ebooks of original magic appeared on the scene as The Cheetah's Handbook. Quantities of the ebook were limited and the first sold out quite quickly. This year we've put together a big...
by John Bodine
February 1st, 2006, 7:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: BUYER BEWARE ON EBAY
Replies: 37
Views: 2008

Re: BUYER BEWARE ON EBAY

eBay spends and enourmous amount of time and money combatting fraud, be it counterfeit items, shill bidders, unscrupulous sellers, etc. To say that the company doesn't care is simply incorrect. The fact of the matter is that some percentage will always slip by when dealing with large numbers. As men...
by John Bodine
December 23rd, 2005, 4:14 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Hofzinser's Multiple Top Change
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Re: Hofzinser's Multiple Top Change

Charlie Miller also mentions a multiple card top change in his Lecture Notes from Magic Inc. No description of the move is given, but it is mentioned as part of the method in his thought of cards across.

johnbodine
by John Bodine
December 11th, 2005, 5:26 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Great Card Control
Replies: 39
Views: 2741

Re: Great Card Control

Dan and Dave Buck have a control that also looks very similar. So much convincing going on it seems.

johnbodine
by John Bodine
September 28th, 2005, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New eBay scam
Replies: 13
Views: 1370

Re: New eBay scam

Please forward all phishing scams to <!-- e --><a href="mailto:spoof@ebay.com">spoof@ebay.com</a><!-- e --> or <!-- e --><a href="mailto:spoof@paypal.com">spoof@paypal.com</a><!-- e -->. eBay and PayPal work very closely with many ISP's and as a result, when we receive these spoof emails the ISP's b...
by John Bodine
August 18th, 2005, 5:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: S,W.E shift -help.
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: S,W.E shift -help.

I would add that it is my belief that the original top packet should move backward and then under the original bottom half. The right hand should not move at all during the shift. At least that's my interpretation and as I understand it, this will make the shift much more deceptive. Howie Schwartzma...
by John Bodine
June 21st, 2005, 5:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Perfect Magic Club?
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: The Perfect Magic Club?

I will add another... In the South Bay (40 minutes South of San Francisco) there is another group. Every Friday night we gather at the same location, one of the members homes. His garage has been converted into a small theater, seating 30 comfortably, more can fit if they don't mind standing. Backdr...
by John Bodine
June 21st, 2005, 4:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Which ebay for very rare Tenyo items.
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Which ebay for very rare Tenyo items.

Well, it's a bit more complicated than clicking "Available Worldwide". Short answer, post on ebay.com, you will get more views and probably realize a higher price. Dutch listings (or German, or Chinese, or Italian, or Spanish, etc) won't show on the US site as they are in a different langu...
by John Bodine
May 10th, 2005, 7:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Docc Hilford Lecture - San Jose, CA - 5/11/05
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Docc Hilford Lecture - San Jose, CA - 5/11/05

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 Docc Hilford Lecture - San Jose, California IBM Ring 216 Cost: $30 for non-members Docc Hilford is a master of the bizarre, the scary and the mystical. One of his best selling books is the "Band of the Hand" containing a generous helping of bizarre, scary, daring ma...
by John Bodine
April 25th, 2005, 6:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Would he please just go away?
Replies: 30
Views: 1632

Re: Would he please just go away?

Pete, send me a private message, I'll find out who else you can contact and see what strings I can pull.

john bodine
by John Bodine
April 5th, 2005, 7:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: John Carney Workshop in San Francisco, April 7
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: John Carney Workshop in San Francisco, April 7

John Carney will also be lecturing in Palo Alto on Monday, April 11th at 7:30. Cost is $30 at the door. First Lutheran Church From 101: Take the University Ave. exit WEST towards Stanford; Turn LEFT onto Middlefield Rd. (a mile or so, a traffic signal just before University Ave. becomes commercial);...
by John Bodine
March 28th, 2005, 6:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cool Klutz Tricks at Wendys
Replies: 8
Views: 463

Re: Cool Klutz Tricks at Wendys

I'm thinking Wendy's must have included a really nice version of the Finger Chopper trick as part of this series, or at least that's what one person was thinking.
by John Bodine
March 7th, 2005, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close San Jose Lecture on 3/9
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Michael Close San Jose Lecture on 3/9

Michael Close will be lecturing in San Jose, that's in the Silicon Valley for those not in the know, this Wednesday, March 9th, at 7:30. Full details can be found at Ring 216 If you are in the area, don't miss this opportunity to learn from someone who has performed for real people! John Bodine
by John Bodine
February 24th, 2005, 6:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Old books on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Old books on eBay

I have no financial interest but I noticed these weren't in the magic section and might be missed by many collectors.


Old books by Seller Ladderhill
by John Bodine
February 15th, 2005, 1:55 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Old Sharper Books
Replies: 49
Views: 7249

Re: Old Sharper Books

Hmm, for those of us who speak no Russian, would anyone care to translate the comments about the mysterious author into English? Unfortunately, Google Languages doesn't include translation from Russian, perhaps I'll have to find some other service...

John Bodine
by John Bodine
January 16th, 2005, 11:17 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cheetah's Handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Cheetah's Handbook

Jamie Badman posted this elsewhere on the site but I think it's a bit more appropriate here. ----------- I'd like to briefly draw your attention to a new ebook that's been launched on The Underground Collective: 'The Cheetah's Handbook' It's a limited edition (150 copies then it's removed from the s...
by John Bodine
December 7th, 2004, 1:25 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Taking a trip to San Francisco...
Replies: 11
Views: 1021

Re: Taking a trip to San Francisco...

Every Friday night there is a gathering about an hour south of SF in Cupertino. Easy freeway access. The garage has been converted into a parlor setting of sorts, curtains, lights, sound, close-up table, only thing missing is tiered seating. In the living room adjoining there is a nice bar. Things g...
by John Bodine
November 9th, 2004, 3:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Larry Jennings' Four Card Retention
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Larry Jennings' Four Card Retention

which me might see when?...

John Bodine - eagerly awaiting the Jennings books
by John Bodine
October 29th, 2004, 5:04 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rising Cards History?
Replies: 17
Views: 1063

Re: Rising Cards History?

I'm most fascinated by this quote and [of course] he can rise any card from a pack of cards To me, when someone uses "of course" in this way it would imply that this is a standard effect, perhaps common for the time. For example, if someone were to discuss a modern conjuror they might say ...
by John Bodine
October 28th, 2004, 4:37 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rising Cards History?
Replies: 17
Views: 1063

Re: Rising Cards History?

Wow! Thanks to everyone who contributed. I wasn't really planning on writing a book on the history but now I may consider digging through what I have, what others have suggested, and anything else I can scratch up and putting it into an article of sorts, although I'm certain I don't have the resourc...
by John Bodine
October 25th, 2004, 11:52 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Rising Cards History?
Replies: 17
Views: 1063

Rising Cards History?

I'm wondering if someone out there might be able to point me in the direction of some history of the rising cards. I'm certain the effect goes way back but am not aware of any book or manuscript tracing its history and lineage. I'm not so interested in methods employed but that would also be interes...
by John Bodine
October 22nd, 2004, 2:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Close Lecture in Sacramento
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Michael Close Lecture in Sacramento

Michael, Please give me a call to discuss a lecture in the South Bay. I would also like to point out that if you lecture for Misdirections you are NOT obligated to sign the contract saying you won't lecture within a certain circumference of the shop. Although the shop would prefer you sign the contr...
by John Bodine
October 13th, 2004, 9:40 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: eBay Structure...
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: eBay Structure...

Just to let everyone know, the current structure on eBay (changed as of last night) is not the result of my question here but rather the impetus for my question and desire to change the category to suit our collective magician needs. Oh yeah, the Patches will be removed and moved into the appropriat...
by John Bodine
October 11th, 2004, 9:34 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: eBay Structure...
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: eBay Structure...

To answer one of Steve Hooks concerns, you wouldn't have to look through each of the categories if you just want to browse or search. Selecting the top level category will show everything from the sub-categories. Or of course you could search for specific items. I personally browse the main Magic ca...
by John Bodine
October 9th, 2004, 1:50 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: eBay Structure...
Replies: 11
Views: 811

eBay Structure...

eBay is constantly changing the structure and breakdown of categories, and the Magic section is no exception. I have recently spoken with the category manager about this section and he is quite interested in how best to structure the section. I personally like fewer sub-cateogories, but some would o...

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