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by John M. Dale
January 27th, 2012, 10:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Collectors Workshop Billiard Ball Set Deluxe
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Collectors Workshop Billiard Ball Set Deluxe

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a set of Mikame Craft Billiard Balls to replace a set I previously had. In the mean time I ran across the Collectors Workshop Billiard Ball Set Deluxe that has a similar look. Can anyone give me their opinion of how they compare?

JMD
by John M. Dale
January 5th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question About Knock Offs - Extractor
Replies: 10
Views: 1837

Re: Question About Knock Offs - Extractor

Are you implying that the Rolex I got on eBay for $99 might be fake?

JMD
by John M. Dale
January 2nd, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Tarantula Spider nesting?
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Re: Tarantula Spider nesting?

Ahh, spider silk as IT. Might be a little hard to harvest for this project, but there apparently is a way.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/spider-silk/

I suspect it'll be a bit pricey.

JMD
by John M. Dale
December 8th, 2011, 1:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mr. Loonybits
Replies: 28
Views: 2991

Re: Mr. Loonybits

sprongshift wrote: [img:left]http://www.denofgeek.com/siteimage/scale/800/600/136250.png[/img] Who needs a shirt when you've got Mr. T


But can he link a ring on ANY of those chains????


JMD
by John M. Dale
December 2nd, 2011, 4:22 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: A Word About MORE POWER TO YOU
Replies: 10
Views: 3717

Re: A Word About MORE POWER TO YOU

If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask, like this one I recently received via email: "R U going to put MORE POWER TO YOU out on DVD?" The answer, of course, is that we'll be putting it out on VHS first, then laserdisc, then DVD. WHAT??!!! No blu-ray??!!!! how do U expect me...
by John M. Dale
December 1st, 2011, 11:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.
Replies: 23
Views: 6405

Re: Need help with gimmick production/design but trust no one.

The Kaps book is listed as in stock here for $17.95. Theres a copy of the Elmsley book on eBay here for the next 22 hours, at the time of this writing, (no bidders yet starting at $75) but it doesn't look as if they ship anywhere except here in the States (Since there are no bids so far, perhaps an ...
by John M. Dale
November 23rd, 2011, 1:02 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eating Glass, Bed of Nails, etc
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: Eating Glass, Bed of Nails, etc

Brad Henderson wrote: 1) And what is the name of your act? . . .


The Aristocrats!

JMD
by John M. Dale
November 18th, 2011, 12:02 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Theory11s New T&R // Restored by Lloyd Barnes
Replies: 40
Views: 7932

Re: Theory11s New T&R // Restored by Lloyd Barnes

Awww, Pete. You didn't bite. :(

Was my question in response to your arcane post too arcane? :confused:

JMD
by John M. Dale
November 17th, 2011, 10:32 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Theory11s New T&R // Restored by Lloyd Barnes
Replies: 40
Views: 7932

Re: Theory11s New T&R // Restored by Lloyd Barnes

Hey, Pete, if The Professor uses the Center Deal during the card game, he sure doesn't talk about it, does he? (Honk!!)

;)

JMD
by John M. Dale
November 17th, 2011, 10:26 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Theory11s New T&R // Restored by Lloyd Barnes
Replies: 40
Views: 7932

Re: Theory11s New T&R // Restored by Lloyd Barnes

Hmmm. Hadn't thought of that, Richard. Wasn't fishing for the method, I just happened across it a couple of days ago & mrgoat's comment about edits in a the OP's T&R vid brought it to mind. Looked a bit Too Perfect for my tastes & I just was curious about other's thoughts. Personally, I ...
by John M. Dale
November 17th, 2011, 8:50 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Theory11s New T&R // Restored by Lloyd Barnes
Replies: 40
Views: 7932

Re: Theory11s New T&R // Restored by Lloyd Barnes

Speaking of recent T&R's anyone care to comment on this?

JMD
by John M. Dale
November 15th, 2011, 10:31 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: OMG!
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: OMG!

Your link in the last post doesn't work correctly (the link in the original post does work.) Looks like the URL for the text link is the same as the text itself instead of the full URL like it is in the first post.

JMD
by John M. Dale
October 29th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Disecto gone wrong?
Replies: 22
Views: 3231

Re: Disecto gone wrong?

I heard a follow-up to the original story.

Apparently, when they found the "elaborate homemade guillotine", a female police officer accidentally backed into the device.


Disaster!!! :/

(Let the groaning begin.)

JMD
by John M. Dale
October 23rd, 2011, 2:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ageing Coins with Bleach?
Replies: 15
Views: 8672

Re: Ageing Coins with Bleach?

If anyone is still interested in this topic, check out Cool Tools Liver of Sulphur gel. There are a couple of videos showing how to use it. I've played with it and with practice you can probably get good results. I found it tough to get a realistic look but I was trying to match some other naturally...
by John M. Dale
October 16th, 2011, 4:13 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)
Replies: 7
Views: 2824

Re: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Thank you, Gordon!!

JMD
by John M. Dale
October 16th, 2011, 12:52 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)
Replies: 7
Views: 2824

Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Since updating to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), I've been unable to view Genii at Ask Alexander. Each page I try to view, downloads as a separate PDF instead of appearing in its frame in Safari. Thinking this was a Safari glitch, I tried Firefox and it displays "Click here to download plug-in" but...
by John M. Dale
October 10th, 2011, 8:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Best rising card gimmick?
Replies: 36
Views: 9144

Re: Best rising card gimmick?

Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlYC0o52wj4&feature=related FWIW, I think there are better seemingly impromptu gimmicked card rises--Gary Plant's comes to mind. If you want something that's somewhat similar to Kundalini rising, but much more versatile, try this: http://www.youtube.c...
by John M. Dale
October 5th, 2011, 3:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Did Houdini's sister live until 1982?
Replies: 24
Views: 2942

Re: Did Houdini's sister live until 1982?

Does everybody know about Joan Crawford's role on the old Batman series? _____________________________________________________________ No, Patrick - do tell! Joan Crawford was never on the old Batman TV show. John Crawford was and apparently a typo in a book about the show that changed the "h&...
by John M. Dale
September 27th, 2011, 1:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: if the pass were invented today ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3373

Re: if the pass were invented today ...

(In my best Elvis impression)

Thankyouverymuch.

My work here is done.

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 27th, 2011, 12:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Cat playing the shell game
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Cat playing the shell game

Sucker? He was right 2 out of 3 times. I've never seen a human do that well.

Plus, the Chief Genii says that cats are the masters of testing misdirection.

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 27th, 2011, 12:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!
Replies: 29
Views: 4644

Re: The October Issue of Genii says "BOO"!

And Santa Clara, CA today, too.

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 27th, 2011, 12:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: if the pass were invented today ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3373

Re: if the pass were invented today ...

I humbly bow to your obviously superior semi-alliterative adjective slinging adeptnitude, Eminence.

"Crepuscular"? Now that's one I HAVE to add to my vernacular vocabulary.

Thanx!!

Is PayPal okay for the secret download site?

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 26th, 2011, 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: if the pass were invented today ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3373

Re: if the pass were invented today ...

Oh, oh, wait...a two handed fire production.


Remington Firearms.

Are you groaning yet?

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 26th, 2011, 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: if the pass were invented today ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3373

Re: if the pass were invented today ...

Or maybe a self-resetting move that's called the Remington Repeater?

Or perhaps a new turnover shift called the Remington Revolver?

JMD
by John M. Dale
September 16th, 2011, 8:54 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Question about Blackstone Jr.
Replies: 44
Views: 11110

Re: Question about Blackstone Jr.

I can second that, Richard. Having dabbled in magic for waaaay too long, it's hard to watch it without automatically going into "I know how that's done" mode instead of experiencing the wonder. I saw Harry live a few years before he passed and it was no different until he did the light bul...
by John M. Dale
August 24th, 2011, 2:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7651
Views: 2369515

Re: ERDNASE

How cool! You did manage to find the caps key. And, to think, I thought you were being facetious. Silly me.

JMD
by John M. Dale
August 23rd, 2011, 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Old trick, new presentation
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: Old trick, new presentation

It's a bit more than a new presentation. I'm guessing that "Mythbusters" isn't shown in the UK or that you're not a fan. I like the irony of you posting this to a magic forum since they used a trick to fake it.

JMD
by John M. Dale
August 19th, 2011, 12:28 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Hadji Ali
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Hadji Ali

Watching it gave me heartburn. :eek:

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 30th, 2011, 6:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Supernaturalist on Discovery Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

The Supernaturalist on Discovery Channel

Apparently this was originally broadcast a month ago, but I ran across a repeat of it today. Wow :o , what an amazing investigation into the supernatural!! I can hardly believe Dan White was able to find this totally un-staged exhibition of Buddhist meditative powers. :confused: Anyone else with me ...
by John M. Dale
July 29th, 2011, 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7651
Views: 2369515

Re: ERDNASE

Let the games begin!!!!

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 20th, 2011, 11:15 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 286152

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

I don't know if Mr. Berglas is a southpaw, but if you do the fans in your left hand they will be reverse fans that don't show the indices (unless your using a left-handed deck or one with indices on all four corners. I might be a little difficult for a spec to choose one if he can't see the indices....
by John M. Dale
July 14th, 2011, 10:02 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 286152

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

Most humble apologies, my liege. I will attempt to hold my tongue.

The Berglas book is a beautiful work and will keep me busy for the foreseeable future absorbing and applying the knowledge therein. Accept my profound thanks for making this opportunity possible.

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 14th, 2011, 9:07 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 286152

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

mrgoat wrote:Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.


Stop copying me Goat! http://www.geniimagazine.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=36365&Number=248217#Post248217

(I always pride myself with my originality in dealing with the french race.) :cool:

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 14th, 2011, 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: July issue of GENII
Replies: 23
Views: 5919

Re: July issue of GENII

Gordon Meyer wrote:It also helps if you wave a dead chicken around the room, counter-clockwise.


COUNTER-CLOCKWISE???? So, that's what I've been doing wrong all these years.

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 11th, 2011, 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Google+ [off topic]
Replies: 23
Views: 3726

Re: Google+ [off topic]

Thanx for the offer, Damian.

hardeen AT comcast DOT net

JMD
by John M. Dale
July 1st, 2011, 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!
Replies: 94
Views: 16285

Re: Magic pet peeves.. stir things up!

Who I am is irrelevant. I will not give my name to do the fact that I may be judged in future competitions by the very same people who disagree with me on my posts on this board. That may unfairly influence judging decisions. What is important is that I have an opinion that Id like to express in a ...
by John M. Dale
June 10th, 2011, 9:46 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card Stars for the 2010's
Replies: 47
Views: 6220

Re: Card Stars for the 2010's

Dustin Stinett wrote:Me too.


You're disqualifying yourself or agreeing with Richard? :confused:

JMD
by John M. Dale
June 9th, 2011, 10:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Deception with Keith Barry
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Deception with Keith Barry

Anyone seen this show on Discovery? Any comments?

JMD
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: 286152

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: 286152

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

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