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by John M. Dale
August 26th, 2015, 12:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2
Replies: 145
Views: 39419

Re: Penn & Teller: Fool Us - Season 2

The thing that caused me a bit of concern about his performance here, however (to echo one of Sam M.'s comments) was the pre-selected/pre-seated spectator. But my concern is not whether or not that this had anything to do with the method per se. My concern is simply that it was so out of place/unus...
by John M. Dale
August 16th, 2015, 12:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionist Squad
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: The Illusionist Squad

Fair enough. I hadn't thought of that angle.

JMD
by John M. Dale
August 15th, 2015, 6:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Illusionist Squad
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: The Illusionist Squad

Hi, Tim, I know this is going to sound a bit confrontational, so I apologize in advance. But, given your outspoken opinions regarding rip-off magic copies and intellectual property (which I generally agree with), I'm curious about the "Illusionist Squad" logo at the end of the video. It's ...
by John M. Dale
August 13th, 2015, 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7600
Views: 2321704

Re: ERDNASE

It's funny how, with 50,000 source words and over a century to look at them, we can't figure out who Erdnase was, but you can spot M.ark L.ewis after only a few posts. You're not implying that ML is currently lurking around here are you? Certainly not as a "performer"? Surely, since he is...
by John M. Dale
March 15th, 2015, 9:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coin Board
Replies: 23
Views: 10532

Re: Coin Board

Here you go, Bill: 1/2 dollar size http://midwestmagic.net/shop/item.aspx?itemid=4003 & https://www.daytonamagic.com/panel-board-penetration-i-007c.html Quarter http://midwestmagic.net/shop/item.aspx?itemid=4066 This looks like a pitch version at $4.50: http://www.showbizmagic.net/magic.html (MI...
by John M. Dale
November 20th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Whose Illusion is This? I think We All Know
Replies: 74
Views: 22265

Re: Whose Illusion is This? I think We All Know

Wow, this guy is really creative. He also designed this: http://www.morphsuits.com/falling-head-costume & this: http://www.morphsuits.com/severed-hand-rahat-costume

:roll:

JMD
by John M. Dale
November 14th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Pepper's Ghost art toy
Replies: 23
Views: 6353

Re: New Pepper's Ghost art toy

If you're ever in San Francisco:
http://www.giantcamera.com

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 10th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii problem
Replies: 31
Views: 8575

Re: iGenii problem

6 posts above yours: At the moment, the existing app does not download the multimedia. A new version of the app will be coming in a month or two that will take care of that. The company (and it's a large one!) never had a customer request an app before that downloads all the media with it because of...
by John M. Dale
May 3rd, 2014, 3:27 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Looking for ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 4674

Re: Looking for ideas

Your welcome. Glad to be of service, brody. Bid is only 10 bucks at the moment. Wunderbar has served me well. I have a friend that is absolutely convinced that it has to be done with magnets. I've done it literally inches from him at least 6 times & it blows him away every time. Best money I've ...
by John M. Dale
May 2nd, 2014, 2:23 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Looking for ideas
Replies: 17
Views: 4674

Re: Looking for ideas

Steve Dusheck's Wunderbar might interest you. The included routine meets the parameters that Tom described (IMHO). By coincidence, there is on on eBay right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281321543222?redirect=mobile (I have nothing to do with this listing, BTW.) You'll need a small ring (like a 6&quo...
by John M. Dale
May 1st, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum suggestion
Replies: 29
Views: 5927

Re: Forum suggestion

You guys haven't used a Mac in a while. The option to use a 2 button mouse with a Mac has been supported since 1997 &, since 2005 with the introduction of the Mighty Mouse, all Mac mice have the option to use right click.

JMD
by John M. Dale
April 24th, 2014, 4:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician on Britian's Got Talent
Replies: 24
Views: 6342

Re: Magician on Britian's Got Talent

Different type of "Reality" show but here's the straight poop from someone who's been there, done that;
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bustle/i- ... 23714.html

Just in case anyone still believes any of this stuff has any relationship with real reality.

JMD
by John M. Dale
March 14th, 2014, 2:27 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Himber Linking Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 6785

Re: Himber Linking Rings

Ok, my last post got crickets. One more try. Anybody know anything about the Himber Rings sold by Magic Methods?

JMD
by John M. Dale
March 10th, 2014, 12:11 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Himber Linking Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 6785

Re: Himber Linking Rings

Looking for a moderately priced signet style Himber Ring (David Regal's are beautiful but I'm just feeling out a routine and they're out of my price range for this purpose.) Jerry Metzner lists one on his Magic Methods Online site that looks like the ones Bruce Kalver used to sell. Anyone have any i...
by John M. Dale
March 9th, 2014, 11:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hustling America
Replies: 5
Views: 3066

Re: Hustling America

The first three full episodes can be viewed here: http://www.channel5.com/shows/hustling-america/episodes Maybe you can in Florida, but they're blocked here in California. But I can see the first two episodes here, http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/hustling-america/ , since I subscribe ...
by John M. Dale
January 10th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Totally and utterly OT.
Replies: 26
Views: 5981

Re: Totally and utterly OT.

Congrats Goat! Did you post this on A.M.S.? Ray might send you a box of high quality Australian cigars. :D
(Sorry to confuse anyone. This is sorta, kinda an inside joke.)

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 19th, 2013, 11:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: USDA and Magicians
Replies: 1
Views: 904

Re: USDA and Magicians

I'm guessing that the Feds would be all over Gali-Gali if he was doing his cups & baby chicks routine in the current era. :shock:

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 10th, 2013, 12:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copying & plagiarising another's act
Replies: 22
Views: 3021

Re: Copying & plagiarising another's act

Ok, Tom Moore, let me get this straight. You feel that Tom Mullica's current Red Skelton tribute act is artistically & morally reprehensible?

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 26th, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Himber Linking Rings
Replies: 13
Views: 6785

Re: Himber Linking Rings

Maybe one of the rings shown on: http://technical-articles.hooverandstro ... ble-rings/

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 21st, 2013, 12:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Camp Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 5019

Re: Magic Camp Movie

This isn't Mark, is it? I get a weird Lewisish vibe for some reason, or maybe it's just the Bourbon talking.

JMD
by John M. Dale
March 16th, 2013, 1:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: a brand new idea in magic
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Re: a brand new idea in magic

You guys are lightweights. I made it to 2'15". Would somebody who watched the whole thing care to post a precis? (That was a "teaser?" Jeez, I'd hate to watch the whole thing...) I watched the whole thing (yes, I have slightly masochistic streak) and my summary is that the bold new r...
by John M. Dale
March 10th, 2013, 10:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: “Magic Outlaws”
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: “Magic Outlaws”

Well, I'm 4 minutes into the first episode that I recorded and I'm already a bit disappointed. The coin vanish to spec's pocket with no contact with the spec ("Oh, when did he touch me?"), I can accept since misdirection doesn't fool the unblinking eye of the camera (and, of course, there'...
by John M. Dale
November 22nd, 2012, 2:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU
Replies: 55
Views: 8160

Re: The BIG DOUBLE 75th Anniversary Issue of Genii is On its Way to YOU

Santa Clara, CA, yesterday, 11/21.

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 19th, 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 11107

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Arrived here in Santa Clara, CA, yesterday.

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 6th, 2012, 2:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dave Williamson & Murray
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Dave Williamson & Murray

by John M. Dale
August 23rd, 2012, 11:05 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Juggling Barkeep...
Replies: 16
Views: 2697

Re: Juggling Barkeep...

Here you go, Dustin. I'll save Goatboy some time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvHC5NklwYM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sfbTVFt7vU&feature=relmfu

Ben is quite talented.

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 28th, 2012, 9:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Final five
Replies: 34
Views: 5026

Re: Final five

Gonna invite James Randi to attend and give us a review?

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 23rd, 2012, 8:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collectors Workshop Billiard Ball Set Deluxe
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Collectors Workshop Billiard Ball Set Deluxe

Well, it was crickets in January in response to my question. Here's a bump to see if anyone has an opinion now:

Does anyone have a knowledgeable opinion of the Owen Billiard Ball set, the Collectors Workshop Billiard Ball Set Deluxe and Mikame Craft set compare to each other?

Thanx,
JMD
by John M. Dale
June 7th, 2012, 10:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paper balls over the head
Replies: 22
Views: 3800

Re: Paper balls over the head

Thanx for the recommendation, Jeffrey. I haven't laughed that hard in a while.

Here's a link. Steve's version is an excellent example of taking an effect and making it fit their persona.

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 4th, 2012, 11:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle's Junior Society: Thrash Lab Video
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Magic Castle's Junior Society: Thrash Lab Video

Stumbled across THIS.

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 4th, 2012, 10:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: BLATANT RIP-OFF
Replies: 121
Views: 16909

Re: BLATANT RIP-OFF

Brad Henderson wrote:Damien


Be very careful. You may have just earned a new name: "Bred" (or maybe "Brid")

Just ask "Stove" :grin:

JMD
by John M. Dale
May 23rd, 2012, 4:38 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dean Martin doing card sleights?
Replies: 11
Views: 2427

Re: Dean Martin doing card sleights?

Dean's former partner Jerry Lewis played a magician in a movie (Geisha Boy) and had his name on a magic book. Wonder if the two of them "sessioned" on the road? If you're referring to The Jerry Lewis Book of Tricks and Magic (my first magic book purchase BTW), I'm not convinced Jerry had ...
by John M. Dale
April 25th, 2012, 12:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Before Using Fanning Powder on Your Cards, You Should Read This
Replies: 11
Views: 2234

Re: Before Using Fanning Powder on Your Cards, You Should Read This

As part of my day job an environmental engineer, I have to read a lot of Material Safety Data Sheets that are similar to this Occupational Safety and Health Guidelines. To me this is the important part: * Summary of toxicology 1. Effects on Animals: Zinc stearate has low acute toxicity in experiment...
by John M. Dale
April 12th, 2012, 1:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Congratulations to Doc Eason (again)!
Replies: 6
Views: 1822

Re: Congratulations to Doc Eason (again)!

Who are JC Sum and 'Magic Babe' Ning (they got 55% of the votes, versus just 17% for runner-up David Copperfield!)? Here you go Richard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw-QjBw6tw8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZEq0ec-vIM&feature=relmfu (This video has they're "Sawing a Women in Half on a...
by John M. Dale
February 13th, 2012, 10:23 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss Article
Replies: 55
Views: 18111

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Article

But he is steadfast in his conviction, like our President G.W. Bush, who never did call his electorate "merkins." No, that would be mrgoat. (Spelling it "merkans" would alleviate some of the misunderstandings about pubic wigs, BTW) Wow, who unlocked the coffins on these two afte...
by John M. Dale
February 7th, 2012, 10:01 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Source for Belly Strippers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2215

Re: Source for Belly Strippers?

Daniel Z,

I get a 404 warning when I click the card deck image link but the " TWO custom decks of cards" text link works but for some reason is scrolled to the middle bottom of the page which is blank. Scroll up & the info is all there.

JMD
by John M. Dale
February 2nd, 2012, 11:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee - Customer Service Gone Bad
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Hank Lee - Customer Service Gone Bad

Some years ago I ordered "Steve Dusheck's Wunderbar" which to this day is advertised by name on Hank Lee's website here . I received "The Wonderful Bar" poorly made in India. The IT looked like nylon thread you could buy in a fabric store. I questioned Hank by email and he respon...
by John M. Dale
January 29th, 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collectors Workshop Billiard Ball Set Deluxe
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Collectors Workshop Billiard Ball Set Deluxe

Thanx for the offer, enargos. If they were red we might have a deal.

JMD


P.S. Referring back to my original question, does anyone know how the Owen Balls compare to the Collectors Workshop or Mikame Craft Balls?

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