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by Joe M. Turner
March 11th, 2008, 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Forum is Back Online!
Replies: 65
Views: 8876

Re: Genii Forum is Back Online!

Hmm. I'm using Vista and Firefox. It seems to be a comment to indicate the end of the Marshall Brodien book's Amazon ad.

In my "view source" all other <!-- comments show in green. This one doesn't. Is there something amiss with the comment coding?
by Joe M. Turner
March 11th, 2008, 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Forum is Back Online!
Replies: 65
Views: 8876

Re: Genii Forum is Back Online!

I'm seeing an HTML comment "end marshall" on each page. On this page it appears to the right of the last post in the thread.

(EDIT: Even after I posted, it appears on my screen next to the post above mine. Strange. Perhaps it's in a column on the right of the screen?)
by Joe M. Turner
February 1st, 2008, 1:30 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Best Magic Magazine Of All Time
Replies: 58
Views: 15897

Re: The Best Magic Magazine Of All Time

Originally posted by Pete McCabe: I remember reading somewhere that a magician could do a great show with perfect sleight-of-hand, etc., and you could follow with nothing more than a stacked deck, and the audience would think you were the better magician. If anyone can remember this I'd love to kno...
by Joe M. Turner
January 24th, 2008, 3:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Product Reviews in Genii
Replies: 44
Views: 5877

Re: Product Reviews in Genii

Originally posted by Dustin Stinett:
Then perhaps you post those reviews here.
Dustin
Good idea. I'll be glad to start putting some comments about the rest of the pile on here and see how that goes.
by Joe M. Turner
January 24th, 2008, 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Product Reviews in Genii
Replies: 44
Views: 5877

Re: Product Reviews in Genii

I have to confess -- I'd hate to lose my copies of some of the really bad ones even if I didn't get to review them in the magazine. Some of them are really treasures for the future!
by Joe M. Turner
January 24th, 2008, 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Product Reviews in Genii
Replies: 44
Views: 5877

Re: Product Reviews in Genii

As Richard knows and all of you are discussing, there is simply more DVD material released than there is available space to write meaningfully about everything. Factors such as impact, value and risk inevitably come into play. I don't presume to do Richard's job. He is the ultimate editor, of course...
by Joe M. Turner
January 20th, 2008, 2:28 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Assistance requested: Magic Castle visit
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Assistance requested: Magic Castle visit

As coincidence would have it, I have also just been contacted by an acquaintance (client & friend) whose 12-year-old son is extremely interested in magic and would like to go to to a show on Sunday. Is there a way for members to escort guests directly into the Castle for shows on Sunday, or is i...
by Joe M. Turner
January 17th, 2008, 12:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 17698

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Glad to be back. Again.
by Joe M. Turner
February 24th, 2006, 7:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shenanigans in Atlanta
Replies: 24
Views: 1156

Re: Shenanigans in Atlanta

Treating this thread as a mini-blog... The February show was last night, and it was my best yet in terms of performance strength. Customer reviews continue to be positive. I am told by my PR consultant that two local publications want to do articles on the show, and "Good Day Atlanta" has ...
by Joe M. Turner
January 30th, 2006, 4:23 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: What's the big Bottom Palm?
Replies: 34
Views: 2911

Re: What's the big Bottom Palm?

Michael Close has some excellent thinking on palming (particularly palming from the bottom or center of the deck) on his video "The Power of Palming," which is a resource worth consulting. At 4F last year, England's David Jones demonstrated one-handed bottom palm (created by a friend of hi...
by Joe M. Turner
January 24th, 2006, 7:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shenanigans in Atlanta
Replies: 24
Views: 1156

Re: Shenanigans in Atlanta

Next show is this Thursday, Jan 26, 8pm. Interesting trivia: former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell bought 3 tix this afternoon. Thank you, Lance Pierce, for putting Earl South in touch with me. He and his wife will also attend on Thursday. For this month, we are back in my original choice of room; a beau...
by Joe M. Turner
January 15th, 2006, 6:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Forum Revealing Passwords to Magic Sites
Replies: 88
Views: 9059

Re: Magic Forum Revealing Passwords to Magic Sites

I don't visit that site often enough to get banned. I used to go there, but my opinion of that site has dwindled significantly over time, along with my opinion of the IBM's association with it. I thought about moderating there once years ago, but you couldn't pay me to do it now. It does seem to bec...
by Joe M. Turner
January 9th, 2006, 6:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday
Replies: 34
Views: 3376

Re: Sad News: Alex Elmsley Died Yesterday

His books and videos are treasured gems in my library. I regret very much not having had the opportunity to meet him in person.

Much sympathy to the family and other close friends...

JMT
by Joe M. Turner
January 4th, 2006, 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Show Must Go On
Replies: 33
Views: 2555

Re: The Show Must Go On

I think part of "the show must go on" mentality is simply that professionals deliver what is promised to the client. When I was in the corporate world, "the show must go on" was certainly just as meaningful regarding our deliverables as it could possibly be regarding a theatrical...
by Joe M. Turner
December 26th, 2005, 9:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 11699

Re: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel

Just want to point out -- for clarity -- that not everyone who is born again is of a mind to suggest that a magician who fools them is in league with the devil... similarly, not everyone who isn't born again is of a mind that Christians are ignorant or to be ridiculed. I'm sure we all have both war ...
by Joe M. Turner
December 25th, 2005, 2:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 11699

Re: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel

I think the "angle" on this program was that a Christian illusionist was interested in the miracles of Christ and decided to explore what might have been involved in performing them via illusion. The illusionist and the consultant "solved" the problems using modern illusion metho...
by Joe M. Turner
December 25th, 2005, 9:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 11699

Re: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel

Okay, fine. Merry Christmas, or not. Good grief. If we want to discuss (argue?) about religion and Christian apologetics, this is certainly not the forum. I have some recommended reading for those actually interested in examining the case for miracles as opposed to bashing them. All these arguments ...
by Joe M. Turner
December 25th, 2005, 4:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 11699

Re: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel

Due to family comings and goings, I was unable to watch more than about 20 minutes. I got the impression that the 3 hours were actually 3 showings of the same one-hour episode. The part I saw was fine. Brock Gill is an evangelist -- and obviously Andre Kole is, too -- but they did a fair job of pres...
by Joe M. Turner
December 23rd, 2005, 7:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel
Replies: 34
Views: 11699

Re: Andre Kole Walking On Water - Discovery Channel

If I'm not mistaken, Brock Gill is actually the host and primary illusionist on the show. Brock is one of the most popular illusionists currently working in evangelical Christian ministry. The youth pastor at my church tells me that Gill is very good and that he's speaking at a youth conference next...
by Joe M. Turner
December 20th, 2005, 5:38 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wine bottle production - Ammar, Hooser or Bob Read
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Wine bottle production - Ammar, Hooser or Bob Read

Originally posted by John Carney:
Even if you don't do it Bob's way, study it for the construction of the routine, including how he motivates the position of his hands for the steal.
Thanks for the homework assignment and the tip!

JMT
by Joe M. Turner
December 20th, 2005, 2:52 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Wine bottle production - Ammar, Hooser or Bob Read
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Wine bottle production - Ammar, Hooser or Bob Read

I love doing the bottle production. I have performed the Read and Stone versions, using various covers (a balloon, a pocket square, a fountain of silks, a sheet of newspaper, etc.). If your clothes and your, umm, physique do not produce enough friction to hold the bottle in place, you may have exper...
by Joe M. Turner
November 21st, 2005, 7:07 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Have you met any great characters in magic???
Replies: 73
Views: 5990

Re: Have you met any great characters in magic???

Harry Lorayne has to be in the list somewhere -- bigger than life character.

Regarding the future... Tony Picasso is one of the most intense characters I've met in magic.

One of the greatest fictional characters in magic: Mr. Mysto!
by Joe M. Turner
November 17th, 2005, 6:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shenanigans in Atlanta
Replies: 24
Views: 1156

Re: Shenanigans in Atlanta

Next show: December 29, 8pm.
by Joe M. Turner
November 16th, 2005, 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: P&T Sink to New Low
Replies: 43
Views: 2465

Re: P&T Sink to New Low

I disagree with a certain element of Mr. Snap's commentary and reasoning, in that I think there is a legitimate difference between 1) misunderstanding or even trivializing a religious icon or persona out of ignorance, and 2) blatantly and purposefully mocking a religion or belief from a position of ...
by Joe M. Turner
November 11th, 2005, 12:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Shenanigans in Atlanta
Replies: 24
Views: 1156

Shenanigans in Atlanta

Last night I premiered my one-man show, Shenanigans , at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. I did two performances - 7pm and 9pm - and the hotel was pleased. I expect to have a monthly schedule for now, and perhaps it will become more frequent as time rolls on. With good promo ( such as this small...
by Joe M. Turner
November 6th, 2005, 1:00 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Atlanta Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 3914

Re: Atlanta Magic

OFFICIAL WORD: HARVEST 2005 WILL **NOT** HAPPEN Despite their intent to produce the Harvest this year, Diane Maney recently told Ken Scott (who then passed along the word to me) that she has spent an unexpected amount of time taking care of her parents and dealing with business issues. Therefore, th...
by Joe M. Turner
November 6th, 2005, 10:50 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Atlanta Magic
Replies: 6
Views: 3914

Re: Atlanta Magic

When will you be here? My one-man show is at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta on Thursday, November 10. I'll also be performing at my regular restaurant gig on Friday & Saturday. Email for details on those. There are frequent Monday night gatherings at various pubs around town; don't have details about w...
by Joe M. Turner
November 1st, 2005, 2:06 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh
Replies: 15
Views: 2804

Re: The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo NY/Edinburgh

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by Joe M. Turner
October 21st, 2005, 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield to 'magic' a girl pregnant?
Replies: 12
Views: 678

Re: Copperfield to 'magic' a girl pregnant?

This just goes to show the value of a "marquee trick." This is a term that Joshua Jay uses in his recent DVDs -- he attributes it to Lance Burton -- but the idea is old and powerful. Like the song says, "Let's give 'em something to talk about." (Interestingly enough, Bonnie Raitt...
by Joe M. Turner
October 18th, 2005, 6:50 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Atlanta Harvest 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3297

Re: Atlanta Harvest 2005

OFFICIAL WORD: HARVEST 2005 WILL **NOT** HAPPEN Ken Scott just got off the phone with Diane Maney; despite their intent to produce the Harvest this year, she has spent an unexpected amount of time taking care of her parents and dealing with business issues. Therefore, there will NOT be a 2005 Harves...
by Joe M. Turner
October 17th, 2005, 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?
Replies: 95
Views: 9376

Re: Has Dr. Hofzinser Arrived at your House Yet?

Just received mine in Atlanta today, October 17.
by Joe M. Turner
October 2nd, 2005, 5:43 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Atlanta Harvest 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 3297

Re: Atlanta Harvest 2005

Just FYI - that link is about the 2003 Harvest. Diane Maney always puts this thing together at the last minute. I don't know how she does it. We all usually find out about it with a flyer in the mail sometime in mid October. Sometimes there are still performers "To Be Announced" even later...
by Joe M. Turner
September 24th, 2005, 7:09 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cornelius' cousin
Replies: 21
Views: 2016

Re: Cornelius' cousin

That was a great trip! I think Tony and Julie Eng were also with the Zarrows, as Tony was on the show at MNM that evening.

Thanks for reminding me of that, Matt!

JMT
by Joe M. Turner
September 22nd, 2005, 6:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Cornelius' cousin
Replies: 21
Views: 2016

Re: Cornelius' cousin

This is a great idea for a thread! I was working at Geno Munari's close-up theatre in Atlantic City in August. A gentleman approached me after one of my shows and asked if I knew the Zarrow shuffle. I told him yes, I had used it in the show. Turns out this man was Herb Zarrow's nephew! I told him Mr...
by Joe M. Turner
September 17th, 2005, 10:14 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Visible Card Changes?
Replies: 68
Views: 4033

Re: Visible Card Changes?

While we're discussing color changes, I just wanted to share a personal gripe about the first method in Erdnase. I hated this approach for a color change when I first saw it. It seemed patently obvious that the next card down was being slid back and then replaced on the face. My displeasure came as ...
by Joe M. Turner
September 15th, 2005, 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GUILLOTINE
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: GUILLOTINE

I purchased a small guillotine illusion about a year ago to add to certain of my programs, but I purposely avoided using it -- or any other body-part chopping type of effect -- while the terrorists were engaged in that spate of horrible beheadings. While those have now fortunately abated, I have sti...
by Joe M. Turner
September 5th, 2005, 5:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief
Replies: 25
Views: 1397

Re: Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief

Yes, Doug has checked in via The Second Deal web site. He is in Lake Charles, Lousiana.

JMT
by Joe M. Turner
August 30th, 2005, 2:46 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Color changing silks Need Help!
Replies: 31
Views: 3018

Re: Color changing silks Need Help!

I've opened with half-dyed in a lot of my parlor shows -- no patter, just done to music. I use one large palmo and 3 silks. "Accidentally" show that I have 2 scarves... then do the half-dyed thing to finish. I may be switching soon to a larger custom version that I had done and which will ...
by Joe M. Turner
August 26th, 2005, 12:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cogitations finished?
Replies: 80
Views: 9980

Re: Cogitations finished?

I remember getting SEVERAL emails over the past weeks that if we wanted material from Cogitations, we should download and save it now.

JMT
by Joe M. Turner
August 26th, 2005, 5:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cogitations finished?
Replies: 80
Views: 9980

Re: Cogitations finished?

I got an email today -- C1 is done, no C2 to follow, and he's leaving the magic world for "personal reasons."

I have no idea what, why, etc. I enjoyed meeting Steven in May and reading C1. My email to him this morning bounced right back.

JMT

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