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by Tom Frame
March 31st, 2015, 11:52 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Willman's Sleight of Mouth
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Justin Willman's Sleight of Mouth

Justin Willman's Sleight of Mouth, billed as a "comedy magic special event," airs on Comedy Central on Monday, April 6. Check it out!


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by Tom Frame
March 5th, 2015, 7:06 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 41313

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Thank you, Scott.
by Tom Frame
March 5th, 2015, 8:38 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 41313

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Thanks for your positive feedback, Andrew.
by Tom Frame
March 4th, 2015, 3:35 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 41313

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

You're welcome, Tom. I'm happy to hear that my reviews were helpful.
by Tom Frame
March 3rd, 2015, 11:55 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 41313

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Thanks Richard, Joe, Matt, Erdnasephile and AJM!
by Tom Frame
March 2nd, 2015, 8:35 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 41313

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

You're welcome, Chris. Thanks for your kind words.
by Tom Frame
March 2nd, 2015, 3:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ed Alonzo on The Late Late Show
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Ed Alonzo on The Late Late Show

Ed Alonzo will be performing on The Late Late Show on Friday, March 6th on CBS. Check him out!
by Tom Frame
March 2nd, 2015, 3:34 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 41313

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Hi Michael, Thanks for your interest in Framework. I've finished writing the book and all of the photographs are done. I've placed my order for 15,000 gaffs for one of my effects. I'm currently waiting to get the manuscript back from one of my proofreaders. Once I receive it, I'll give it one final ...
by Tom Frame
March 2nd, 2015, 2:47 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum
Replies: 96
Views: 41313

Re: Welcome to Our New Online Review Forum

Writing obsessively detailed product reviews takes considerable time and doesn’t leave me with much cognitive bandwidth or energy to focus on my own creative pursuits. It’s become a chore and it’s just not much fun anymore. So, after 6 years and 215 reviews, I am resigning from my role as product re...
by Tom Frame
February 28th, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!
Replies: 5
Views: 1872

Re: Do NOT Download Any Files from "Genii"!

I'm another unhappy recipient of the Max Maven Weight Loss Scam Spam.
by Tom Frame
February 28th, 2015, 12:49 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: pouring tea
Replies: 5
Views: 2142

Re: pouring tea

What a skillful, lovely, hallucinatory performance! Thanks Bill.
by Tom Frame
February 17th, 2015, 4:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay
Replies: 154
Views: 30112

Re: Alaskan Poker by Ricky Jay

I don't care for Ammar's presentation. It makes a fine bit of sleight of hand seem like a sporting event or a contest. I haven't watched the clip, but after the Aces roll out, that's when you spread the deck to show that the cards are now facing all one way. Then, after a pause, is when you spread ...
by Tom Frame
February 15th, 2015, 2:42 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The SS Adams Vanishing Half Dollar & their other classics
Replies: 30
Views: 6245

Re: The SS Adams Vanishing Half Dollar & their other classic

I.M.:

Mine is brass, and it sports a lovely patina gained through decades of use.

Thanks for letting me know that I didn't purchase it from Adams.
by Tom Frame
February 15th, 2015, 10:50 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The SS Adams Vanishing Half Dollar & their other classics
Replies: 30
Views: 6245

Re: The SS Adams Vanishing Half Dollar & their other classic

Back in 1973, the Adam's Finger Chopper is the first magic prop that I bought, at the tender age of 13. A couple of years later, I decided that I was "too cool" to use it and sold it for a buck at some magic club auction. I still hate myself for that impulsive, narcissistic decision. I pur...
by Tom Frame
February 7th, 2015, 9:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Justin Flom on The Late Late Show
Replies: 0
Views: 505

Justin Flom on The Late Late Show

On Tuesday, February 10th, Justin Flom will perform on The Late Late Show. The episode airs at 12:35 a.m. Pacific time on CBS. Check it out!
by Tom Frame
February 6th, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Now Taking Orders for the Tenyo Book
Replies: 47
Views: 20625

Re: Now Taking Orders for the Tenyo Book

Richard,

What a delightful surprise to hear that Alan Parsons contributed an essay! Very cool!

How is the deluxe edition different than the regular edition, and how much does it cost?
by Tom Frame
February 2nd, 2015, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Manipulation Game
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

The Manipulation Game

Tonight at 7:00 pm, the Discovery Channel airs The Manipulation Game with Derren Brown. In this episode, Derren attempts to make a whole town lucky, whatever that means. Another episode airs next week at the same time. In that installment, Derren attempts to persuade someone to confess to a murder t...
by Tom Frame
January 31st, 2015, 10:22 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Bob Cassidy Drunk Train Wreck
Replies: 44
Views: 16791

Re: Bob Cassidy Drunk Train Wreck

Richard Kaufman wrote:I also note that Mr. Cassidy has not denied the main issue.


Perhaps he is in denial of the main issue.
by Tom Frame
January 26th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: This Thursday on SyFy
Replies: 2
Views: 969

This Thursday on SyFy

On Thursday the 29th, we’ll be treated to not one, but two magic programs on the SyFy channel. First up, at 7:00 Pacific time, is the premiere episode of the second season of Wizard Wars , with Penn and Teller and Company. At 8:00, we have the premiere of Close Up Kings . To paraphrase the promo, th...
by Tom Frame
January 22nd, 2015, 5:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Birthday Jon Racherbaumer
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: Happy Birthday Jon Racherbaumer

Happy birthday Jon! I hope your day is brimming with mirth and magic.


- Boswell
by Tom Frame
January 22nd, 2015, 9:05 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection
Replies: 198
Views: 72842

Re: One Man's View of The Hollingworth Collection

Well done, Leonard!
by Tom Frame
January 14th, 2015, 3:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Troy: Street Magic
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Troy: Street Magic

Troy: Street Magic premiered on the Syfy channel last night. I recorded the episode but I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. The eponymous Troy is a twenty-something Brit named Troy Von Scheibner. I’ve never heard of him. The series was originally broadcast on BBC channel 4 from February 11, 201...
by Tom Frame
January 9th, 2015, 3:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Patrick Harris on Freakshow
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Neil Patrick Harris on Freakshow

So, what did you think of the episode? I thought it was very good. Neil’s character is a delightfully disturbing addition to the show. His creepy conjoined carnal coupling brings new meaning to the term double-header!

Your thoughts?
by Tom Frame
January 6th, 2015, 12:06 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: MirACAAN by Dorian Caudal
Replies: 33
Views: 18856

Re: MirACAAN by Dorian Caudal

Let's see if he sends it to me for review....
by Tom Frame
January 1st, 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 2014 in Review
Replies: 21
Views: 8283

Re: 2014 in Review

Thanks Dustin! A great review, as always.
by Tom Frame
December 27th, 2014, 9:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?
Replies: 33
Views: 8458

Re: What Magic Item did You Get for the Holidays?

Martin Lewis's reissue of Ken Allen's "Die-Namic" and Julio Montoro's "Pocket".
by Tom Frame
December 22nd, 2014, 4:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Patrick Harris on Freakshow
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Neil Patrick Harris on Freakshow

Oh joy! Neil Patrick Harris will join FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show for the final episodes of the season, beginning on January 7th. In the trailer for the upcoming episode "Magical Thinking," Harris’s character is shown seducing conjoined twins Bette and Dot Tattler (Sarah Paulson...
by Tom Frame
December 20th, 2014, 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ghost Ship
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Re: Ghost Ship

Beautiful, trippy stuff Eoin! Thanks for sharing.
by Tom Frame
December 17th, 2014, 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cannibal Cards bibliography: request for help
Replies: 26
Views: 10269

Re: Cannibal Cards bibliography: request for help

Randy Wakeman had a Marlo-inspired version that appeared on one of his VHS tapes. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name of the effect or the tape.
by Tom Frame
December 17th, 2014, 4:36 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Voices by Jeff Prace
Replies: 0
Views: 3072

Voices by Jeff Prace

Voices (DVD & Gimmicks) by Jeff Prace $24.95 Running time: 87 minutes Available at: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/close-up-magic/voices/ As a psychotherapist, I’ve treated many psychotic patients suffering from auditory hallucinations, aka voices. Naturally, my nostrils flared when I ...
by Tom Frame
December 3rd, 2014, 10:04 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn Jillette's Street Cred
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Penn Jillette's Street Cred

Penn travels the country to find the best street performer and reward them with a $10,000 tip. The show premieres tonight at 6:00 PST on the Travel Channel. Check it out.
by Tom Frame
November 12th, 2014, 5:42 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Ye Olde Magic Mag by Marco Pusterla
Replies: 1
Views: 4429

Ye Olde Magic Mag by Marco Pusterla

Ye Olde Magic Mag, Issue 0 (Digital magazine) by Marco Pusterla (Free!) 8 pages, 12 photographs Available at: http://yeoldemagicmag.com Lovers of magic’s rich history, take heed! Marco Pusterla has launched, “the first fully digital magazine dedicated to the history of magic and to magic collecting...
by Tom Frame
October 31st, 2014, 6:45 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Library Legerdemain by Michael Manchester
Replies: 0
Views: 3287

Library Legerdemain by Michael Manchester

Library Legerdemain (Book) by Michael Manchester $25.00 Paperback, 107 pages, 164 photographs Available at: http://www.librarylegerdemain.com As I’ve stated many times, I love the sight and smell and feel and sound and taste of a real book. I suspect that Michael Manchester shares my passion becaus...
by Tom Frame
October 24th, 2014, 7:28 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Peter Pellikaan??
Replies: 22
Views: 9038

Re: Peter Pellikaan??

Holy high-heeled Hoover! That's one of the most amazing card effects that I've ever seen!

We definitely saw two backs. What the hair-raising hell happened to them??

I bow deeply and drool.
by Tom Frame
October 17th, 2014, 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please
Replies: 141
Views: 30688

Re: Identity of this "Camp/Gay" magician please

TheLovelyDebbie wrote: I joined 2 days ago and registered under my own name


You're a man and your real name is The Lovely Debbie?
by Tom Frame
October 4th, 2014, 10:38 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Greek Deal - Work in Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: Greek Deal - Work in Progress

Work in progress or not, that looks great!
by Tom Frame
October 3rd, 2014, 3:26 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Shooting Star Control by Jeff Prace
Replies: 4
Views: 4424

Shooting Star Control by Jeff Prace

Shooting Star Control (Download) by Jeff Prace $5.95 Running time: 4.5 minutes Available at: http://shop.dananddave.com/magic-tricks/shooting-star-control.html Jeff Prace is back with this cool card control that was originally published in Magic magazine several years ago. It looks like this: A par...
by Tom Frame
September 26th, 2014, 11:29 am
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Intuition ACAAN by Brad Ballew
Replies: 2
Views: 3841

Re: Intuition ACAAN by Brad Ballew

Aw shucks. Thanks Bob.
by Tom Frame
September 25th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Intuition ACAAN by Brad Ballew
Replies: 2
Views: 3841

Intuition ACAAN by Brad Ballew

Intuition ACAAN (Video download and four PDFs) by Brad Ballew $9.95 Running time: 57 minutes Available at: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S18588 Brad Ballew is the latest in a seemingly endless procession of card conjurors to offer his method for performing ACAAN. For your dough, you receive a video...
by Tom Frame
September 20th, 2014, 9:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder on Dutch TV
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

Re: Tommy Wonder on Dutch TV

For the final transformations, I love how Tommy walked over to the pile of Sevens, putting himself between the cards and the goofy, knuckle-walking host, who obviously planned to examine the cards. Tommy finished the effect, grabbed the cards and spirited them away. Bravo!

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