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by John M. Dale
June 7th, 2011, 12:24 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 284170

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Richard Kaufman wrote:If I could improve postal service in the United States, then I would have mastered something far more valuable than The Berglas Effect!


ABAAM?

Any Book At Any Mailbox?


JMD
by John M. Dale
June 2nd, 2011, 10:51 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 284170

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

Mr. Berglas arrived today in Santa Clara, CA & scared the crap out of me when he jumped out of the back of the book. (I think he wanted the funky eyewear that I was trying on after finding them in the book.)

JMD
by John M. Dale
May 24th, 2011, 12:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Books vs. Dvd
Replies: 14
Views: 3052

Re: Books vs. Dvd

Awwww! Poor Kendall! Do we need to plan a benefit for him? I'm sure, being magicians and all, we can surely put something together for this noble cause.

JMD
by John M. Dale
May 14th, 2011, 6:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii is Now Online and On its Way to Your Mailbox
Replies: 27
Views: 4869

Re: Boris Wild in my mailbox

I started to challenge you, Richard. I just went to Ask Alexander &, at the moment, the May issue is still at the direct link after login. However, the June issue is in the "Archive."

Excellent issue as usual!

JMD
by John M. Dale
May 10th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss on Mr. Deity
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss on Mr. Deity

In light of Penn being mentioned, here's a previous episode in which Mr. Deity discusses seeing Penn & Teller's show.

JMD
by John M. Dale
March 4th, 2011, 1:50 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Interesting Dollar Bill folds
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Re: Interesting Dollar Bill folds

Thanx, Bill!

I literally laughed out loud on #8.

JMD
by John M. Dale
February 22nd, 2011, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Houdini Feature in DIE WELT
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Houdini Feature in DIE WELT

Deutlish, maybe?

JMD
by John M. Dale
January 24th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week
Replies: 44
Views: 10449

Re: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week

Arrived here in Santa Clara, CA today.
by John M. Dale
January 17th, 2011, 2:04 pm
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Dan and Dave, Coming home.
Replies: 10
Views: 2554

Re: Dan and Dave, Coming home.

I was served rabbit at somebody's home in Paris for dinner. Wasnt told in advance what it was, and it tasted sort of like chicken ... but I knew it wasn't. I can't enjoy rabbit--to me there's not much different between eating a rabbit or eating my cat. From what I understand, while there is a certa...
by John M. Dale
January 10th, 2011, 11:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Cape
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: The Cape

I was disappointed that he didn't make a block of ice appear and his accent was nothing like I'd been lead to believe. :grin:

Actually, I thought it wasn't bad for an original superhero gig. Believable in a comic/graphic novel way. We'll see if it has legs and can maintain the quality.

JMD
by John M. Dale
January 7th, 2011, 9:25 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: The Cape
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

The Cape

I was just watching this promo for a new superhero show premiering this Sunday on NBC. The hero is trained by a weird circus troupe. At 1:12, you can see the name of the troupe: "Max Malini's Fantastic Oddities and Amazements" A random coinkydink or does the creator (Tom Wheeler) have a se...
by John M. Dale
December 28th, 2010, 5:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Revelation(s) Editions…
Replies: 35
Views: 7486

Re: Revelation(s) Editions…

Okay, I'll chime in, but if there exists a tune called Pissing in the Wind, that's probably what I should be humming to myself as I write this, because it seems that most collectors don't really care much about bibliography. "Pissin' in the Wind"; Jerry Jeff Walker; Album Name: "Ridi...
by John M. Dale
December 22nd, 2010, 3:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Triumph II
Replies: 29
Views: 5803

Re: Triumph II

OMFG! ROTFLMFAO!

Thank you, Kent. I am truly in awe.

JMD
by John M. Dale
December 16th, 2010, 11:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Gallium melting spoons
Replies: 15
Views: 3436

Re: Gallium melting spoons

Ok, I'm going to weigh in here. Being an Environmental Engineer, I have a bit of knowledge about heavy metals. Let's start with a definition: "Heavy metals" are chemical elements with a specific gravity that is at least 5 times the specific gravity of water. Gallium has a specific gravity ...
by John M. Dale
December 16th, 2010, 8:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Counting Down ...
Replies: 52
Views: 8733

Re: Counting Down ...

RK, The Digital Genii is fantastic! It's great to be able to get a jump on the physical mag. I did notice a minor issue in the ad for Jamie Ian Swiss's "Shattering Illusions." (I hope this doesn't come across as picking nits; I only mention it in case you can and wish to fix it.) The link ...
by John M. Dale
December 10th, 2010, 10:17 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Coin Cup Sound Gimmick - link request
Replies: 29
Views: 5246

Re: Coin Cup Sound Gimmick - link request

Jonathan,

I haven't seen them for a while but I've see greeting cards that have very small digital recording devices built into them (so you can record a short greeting) that might be adaptable for your purpose if you got two. The fidelity may not good enough tho.

JMD
by John M. Dale
November 27th, 2010, 12:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com
Replies: 126
Views: 29749

Re: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com

Yes, but I came here for an argument!!

JMD
by John M. Dale
October 21st, 2010, 7:51 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: dry hands
Replies: 36
Views: 6300

Re: dry hands

Regarding Chamberlain's Golden Touch, has anyone checked out their "New Scent" version? How does it compare to the original? The original scent has never bothered me but I've seen some complain about it.

JMD
by John M. Dale
October 21st, 2010, 12:29 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini: Art and Magic at the Jewish Museum
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: Houdini: Art and Magic at the Jewish Museum

I already have September 26, 2011 - January 15, 2012 entered in my calendar for the San Francisco exhibition of this at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

JMD
by John M. Dale
October 3rd, 2010, 9:24 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale Here TARANTULA by Yigal Mesika- CHEAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1623

Re: For Sale Here TARANTULA by Yigal Mesika- CHEAP

I'd like to chime in here & give Mike kudos for taking this action. I had offered to purchase this item at the last price he posted & he apparently discovered the it might not be authentic in the midst of our transaction. He was kind enough to alert me of the situation & we mutually agre...
by John M. Dale
September 25th, 2010, 4:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: reference needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: reference needed

"Perfect-ten Paper Clip Paradox" in Paul Harris's The Art of Astonishment, Book 3, is the same gambit routined as a series of vanishes. No history or crediting though.

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 21st, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Stunning New Dollar Designs
Replies: 16
Views: 3247

Re: Stunning New Dollar Designs

Richard Kaufman - "Sexual harassment? You're joking. No one would even know what it was if you didn't tell them."

Unless you don't have a table, and make the mistake of asking, "Madam, would you mind holding my scrotum for a moment."

Jonathan may have a point. ;)

JMD
by John M. Dale
August 17th, 2010, 9:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Larsen Legacy
Replies: 296
Views: 48260

Re: Magic Castle Larsen Legacy

Nice looking castle listed for sale on e bay, under Commercial Real Estate for sale (perhaps someone can post a link ) [color:#FF0000][Link added as requested][/color] 3 story, 10 000sq feet, in Ely, Minnesota. Only $199 000. Well, this one's for rent, not for sale, and would probably need some exp...
by John M. Dale
July 24th, 2010, 11:48 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: dry hands
Replies: 36
Views: 6300

Re: dry hands

another good option is using hemp cream. you used to buy it from bed, bath and beyond. they used to have an entire line of hemp products. chapstick, body cream and hand cream (maybe other stuff). i read that hemp really does help dry cracked skin. And I've used it especially around the cracked skin...
by John M. Dale
July 12th, 2010, 8:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: two Books here and a schoolcraft set
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: two Books here and a schoolcraft set

Is the flipper set soft or uncirculated?

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 15th, 2010, 12:54 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 284170

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

When does the "Pre-Pub" Sale begin? My Credit Card is ready.

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 2nd, 2010, 10:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Some Nice Lassen Gaffs on eBay – 3 Days Only
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Some Nice Lassen Gaffs on eBay – 3 Days Only

As a fellow Comcast customer, I find you typo to be funny, revealing, and possibly Freudian. ;)
by John M. Dale
May 26th, 2010, 11:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: T A Waters, Cy Keller, Manny Weltman, Tommy Wonder - MAGIC!
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: T A Waters, Cy Keller, Manny Weltman, Tommy Wonder - MAGIC!

The last post in this most recent update from 4/2/92 by Mr. Maven gave me that Yogi Berra "Deja vu all over again" feeling. It's amazing how little has changed. (sigh) Msg #38997 Dated 18:05:23 04-02-92 -> 39002 From: MAX MAVEN To: DAVE KNAPP (X) Re: INK I think the ethical considerations ...
by John M. Dale
May 25th, 2010, 10:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Great Video of the Late Vent Ray Alan and Lord Charles
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Great Video of the Late Vent Ray Alan and Lord Charles

:o :eek: :mad: :D :crazy: WOW!!!

JMD
by John M. Dale
May 25th, 2010, 7:46 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Japanese Magic Books?
Replies: 15
Views: 3649

Re: Japanese Magic Books?

Edwin Corrie wrote:There's also the New York Magic Symposium Collection Five, which has a good section on Japanese magic but might not be easy to find.


If you don't mind buying the whole set at this price, New York Magic Symposium Collection Five is in this eBay listing.

JMD
by John M. Dale
May 24th, 2010, 9:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mulholland's CIA Manual
Replies: 28
Views: 5495

Re: Mulholland's CIA Manual

Just saw on a commercial for "The Rachel Maddow Show" that they are gonna talk about Mulholland's Spy Manual on tomorrow's show (5/25) as part of their "Geek Week" event. Showed some B/W footage of someone in a top hat doing the multiplying candles as part of the blurb.

JMD
by John M. Dale
May 22nd, 2010, 1:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Latest on Jonathan Pendragon
Replies: 91
Views: 19710

Re: The Latest on Jonathan Pendragon

Looks like Jonathan is attempting a comeback. He's appearing at the California Magic Dinner Theatre . (July 16 & 17 - scroll to the bottom of the page.) I haven't been there in a while & have never seen Jonathan live, so there's a good chance I may go. Has anyone heard of him planning appear...
by John M. Dale
May 19th, 2010, 10:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 27306

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

Did anyone happen to notice in Jason Randal's spot on the show that, after having a card "freely" selected, he said to Dave "Sign your name on the card, and maybe a little bit on the white part so we can see it", thereby telegraphing that he already knew the card was a court car...
by John M. Dale
May 19th, 2010, 9:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Close-up Magic on Letterman
Replies: 155
Views: 27306

Re: Close-up Magic on Letterman

Here's Mullica's performance. I just recently saw this clip of Mullica & Letterman for the first time. I loved the way Tom took control of Letterman from the start. When Tom said "To save time, we'll use these." after asking Dave to open the cig pack, the look on Dave's face was price...
by John M. Dale
May 14th, 2010, 9:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Q . . . Any Card, Any Where.
Replies: 35
Views: 3378

Re: Q . . . Any Card, Any Where.

Maybe you need to practice your snark more. Snark is one of my specialties and this went by me, too.

Perhaps a real expert needs to show you how it's supposed to be done.

***PAGING mrgoat...PAGING mrgoat***

JMD
by John M. Dale
April 23rd, 2010, 12:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 45
Views: 6782

Re: Bamboo

At least the rattlers sometimes give you a warning & are pretty docile, the cottonmouths are quiet, sneaky, & aggressive.

Be careful.

JMD
by John M. Dale
April 22nd, 2010, 10:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 45
Views: 6782

Re: Bamboo

Hey, Tab,

Amazing coinkeedink, the Arkansas town I lived in had the same name. (Or so it seemed.)

Oh, just curious, cottonmouths or rattlers?


JMD
by John M. Dale
April 12th, 2010, 10:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Medical Magic and Houdini NY Post
Replies: 13
Views: 3120

Re: Medical Magic and Houdini NY Post

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me...

JMD

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