Search found 803 matches

by Steve Hook
May 16th, 2010, 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?
Replies: 50
Views: 7799

Re: Whatever Became of the Genii Forum?

...even it if means putting some ideas out in the middle of a thread on a card index product which is advertised as "totally impromptu". *Disclaimer: This is a comment about discussions in general, not the trick "Q", which already has a thread elsewhere. I'm only using "Q&q...
by Steve Hook
May 16th, 2010, 4:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe
Replies: 56
Views: 9701

Re: Criss Angel Believe

Thanks, Jan. You are an excellent writer.
by Steve Hook
May 16th, 2010, 12:12 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Q . . . Any Card, Any Where.
Replies: 35
Views: 3292

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

Goat: Congrats on being your usual knowitall, negative self. "Everyone is saying this is overpriced"? From other indications, this is a painstakingly well-made product, which many people seem to be very happy with. Oddly, all the negative comments in this thread have come from people who d...
by Steve Hook
May 10th, 2010, 10:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Don't Forget To Point book by Flicking Fingers
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Wanted: Don't Forget To Point book by Flicking Fingers

Anybody else have a copy to sell Mike?

The guy in Raleigh already sold his. Sorry, Mike.
by Steve Hook
May 10th, 2010, 4:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Street Magic - Offer?
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Street Magic - Offer?

Donald C. wrote:Please know we are not trying to make this seem like an advertisement, more as useful information.



Run that by me again.....?

-
by Steve Hook
May 1st, 2010, 12:19 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Maine may tax magishes
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Maine may tax magishes

Lawmakers in Maine are going after children's entertainment to make a little extra money for the state. A bill proposing a 5% state tax on a slew of things, including comedians, clowns, jugglers, ventriloquists, petting zoos, paintball and even haunted hay rides will be voted on this summer and wou...
by Steve Hook
April 23rd, 2010, 2:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Marvin Kaye CATALOG OF MAGIC
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Marvin Kaye CATALOG OF MAGIC

Excellent resource. Fun read. Definitely worth more than $7 postpaid IMHO.
by Steve Hook
April 16th, 2010, 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for all published info on Card Warp
Replies: 165
Views: 37717

Re: Looking for all published info on Card Warp

You're slippin', Townsend.

Only 19 (!) posts so far TODAY.

;-)
by Steve Hook
April 8th, 2010, 9:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Reverse Flipper/Acrobat gaff
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Reverse Flipper/Acrobat gaff

An interesting thing I found while doing a search on Bill's Ask Alexander site for "reverse flipper coin" The ONLY article that came up was Steve Hook's 'Was not was (silver)' which at first made me laugh. Then I got a little paranoid. And that was not me in one of the two black Crown Vic...
by Steve Hook
April 8th, 2010, 1:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Reverse Flipper/Acrobat gaff
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Reverse Flipper/Acrobat gaff

Craig: With all due respect, there's no need to post that you don't know something. And the question didn't imply that using this type of gaff would necessarily leave you ending a routine with something dirty. Regardless, this would be a useful prop to make a coin appear (via transposition for insta...
by Steve Hook
March 25th, 2010, 11:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Paul Chosse
Replies: 13
Views: 5485

Re: Paul Chosse

If you've never read these anecdotes, do yourself a big favor and go hit 'em right now: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewforum.php?forum=168&5">http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... orum=168&5</a><!-- m --> Start with "Hey,Dan, here it is....
by Steve Hook
March 11th, 2010, 6:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A bit more formal introduction.
Replies: 54
Views: 6975

Re: A bit more formal introduction.

David Kiel: Based on your posts, I can now safely use the expression, "Now I've heard it all." And based on your statement that you are going to proceed to sell the knockoffs of John Cornelius's pen, I can tell you, I wouldn't touch your magic business with a ten foot pole. Continued succe...
by Steve Hook
February 6th, 2010, 9:40 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Shameless Plug!
Replies: 9
Views: 2188

Re: Shameless Plug!

Suzanne:

Verrrry nice routine...and a wonderful ending.

Thanks for posting it.

Steve H
by Steve Hook
February 6th, 2010, 8:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Steinmeyer on radio Tues night/Wed morning
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: Jim Steinmeyer on radio Tues night/Wed morning

Magic Newswire wrote: [the] show that he did in 2008. Thoroughly enjoyable. You can listen here: http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/steinmeyer-jim/7195


Vickers: I believe you have to be a paid member of Coast to Coast AM to be able to listen to (stream or download) old shows.
by Steve Hook
February 6th, 2010, 2:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jim Steinmeyer on radio Tues night/Wed morning
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Jim Steinmeyer on radio Tues night/Wed morning

Depending on where you live, the 2/9 10pm Pacific Time Coast To Coast AM show will feature: Guest(s): Jim Steinmeyer Tuesday February 9, 2010 Historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer will discuss his new work on author and researcher, Charles Fort, the namesake of "Fortean" phenomena, and h...
by Steve Hook
February 5th, 2010, 3:56 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dealing a 2nd via cut corner of top card on deck
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: Dealing a 2nd via cut corner of top card on deck

Thank you, Joe, Jonathan, Bob, and Denis!
by Steve Hook
February 4th, 2010, 10:03 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dealing a 2nd via cut corner of top card on deck
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Dealing a 2nd via cut corner of top card on deck

Karrell Fox had a presentation that used the method of dealing a 2nd by way of the top card having all or part of the outer right corner cut away.

Does anyone know the original published source for this method of dealing a 2nd? Is it Karrell Fox?

Thanks!

~ Steve H
by Steve Hook
January 16th, 2010, 9:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Experience The Rhythm of Magic in New Theater
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Experience The Rhythm of Magic in New Theater

Best wishes for a great show, Keith.

The set looks very cool. Clean design!

Steve
by Steve Hook
January 15th, 2010, 10:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magicians Head to Haiti
Replies: 25
Views: 3172

Re: Magicians Head to Haiti

And bravo again!
by Steve Hook
January 13th, 2010, 3:37 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Another Tsunami Ripoff
Replies: 11
Views: 2332

Re: Another Tsunami Ripoff

Bob Farmer wrote:There is a longer thread on this over at the Magic Cafe. There, most of the posts paint me as the bad guy for criticizing Ng's choice of title (perhaps these people have no respect for creativity).



Bob:

Actually nearly all of the writers do support you, not Ng.
by Steve Hook
January 4th, 2010, 10:40 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Little Man Demo
Replies: 52
Views: 8428

Re: Little Man Demo

Didn't Janet say "No batteries required"?

But aside from that, Chief Genii, we'll still never agree about publicly discussing methods. It just seems "cheap". Isn't there 1000% more to be gained from discussing plots and uses?

Tomayto, tomahto I guess.
by Steve Hook
January 1st, 2010, 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy 84th Birthday to Louie #1 Chinese Magician!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2942

Re: Happy 84th Birthday to Louie #1 Chinese Magician!!!!

Happy Birthday, Louie! I always enjoy hearing stories about your magic life. More in 2010?
by Steve Hook
December 28th, 2009, 2:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: More on the Hindu Rope Trick with Video
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: More on the Hindu Rope Trick with Video

Ad copy for that guy's new book:

KID SHOW KROWD KONTROL

"Comes complete with bamboo crowd-beating sticks!"

"Also included: Funnel water routine sure to get your name in the local press!"

.
by Steve Hook
December 17th, 2009, 11:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Massive List of $10 and up DVD's (& CDs) for Sale! Magic, Mentalism, Kids, Close-up & MORE
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: Massive List of $10 and up DVD's (& CDs) for Sale! Magic, Mentalism, Kids, Close-up & MORE

DVDs received yesterday in excellent condition. Thanks for the excellent service, Ruben.

Steve H
by Steve Hook
December 14th, 2009, 3:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No Freakin' Way now available in the App Store
Replies: 20
Views: 3785

Re: No Freakin' Way now available in the App Store

Goat: Carl just got back from Europe, has a show today in Orlando, and is heading out to the Caribbean Thursday. My guess is that he and his wife are probably squeezing in some Christmas shopping and he's not had time to check up on your posts as often as he would like. Another guess is that he'll b...
by Steve Hook
November 30th, 2009, 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A suggestion for Richard Kaufman
Replies: 15
Views: 4229

Re: A suggestion for Richard Kaufman

Richard: I prefer the hardcopy of the magazine but I also vote for an index, preferably a searchable (.pdf) index. Maybe you could offer the index to subscribers only. Then again........this old lover of newspapers now does 90% of newsgathering via the Web. But that's done as quickly as possible and...
by Steve Hook
November 26th, 2009, 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aaron Fisher's One-Hand Popover move DVD and contest
Replies: 10
Views: 3270

Re: Aaron Fisher's One-Hand Popover move DVD and contest

Thanks for the heads-up, Irving.
by Steve Hook
November 1st, 2009, 3:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TV Show With a Crime-Solving Magician Coming?
Replies: 3
Views: 832

Re: New TV Show With a Crime-Solving Magician Coming?

Thanks, Richard.
by Steve Hook
October 30th, 2009, 10:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Chris Korn Coin under Card?
Replies: 8
Views: 2363

Re: Chris Korn Coin under Card?

Jonathan Townsend wrote:what's a Koin? or a Kard?


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
by Steve Hook
October 23rd, 2009, 3:31 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben Interview
Replies: 36
Views: 5397

Re: David Ben Interview

He seemed to agree that I was just as much a genius as his father. Naturally I heartily agreed with him... ...The post was not supposed to be funny. I was merely reporting the facts. Your memory is as faulty as your knowledge of physiology. I did indeed support your tongue-in-cheek posts. As far as...
by Steve Hook
October 23rd, 2009, 2:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: David Ben Interview
Replies: 36
Views: 5397

Re: David Ben Interview

I was chattering away to Vernon's son Derek some time ago. He seemed to agree that I was just as much a genius as his father. Naturally I heartily agreed with him. I shall be meeting David this morning and will inform him of that fact. Mark (or whoever wrote this): I've supported Mark Lewis in the ...
by Steve Hook
October 19th, 2009, 9:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Manipulating the "Race Card"
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Manipulating the "Race Card"

by Steve Hook
October 10th, 2009, 11:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: My website is up
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: My website is up

Looks like it's Stevens Magic that's having trouble. Half their website is unreachable.
by Steve Hook
October 10th, 2009, 12:53 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube
Replies: 27
Views: 8920

Re: List of Magicana Tricks On Youtube

David: Your posts providing these links have been most interesting. Thanks! I do have a suggestion: Since you decided to redo the list each time you added a performance, and since it's a minor chore to find the added performances amongst each new list, would it be possible for you to highlight the t...
by Steve Hook
September 16th, 2009, 10:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Waiting for Number Three ...
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Waiting for Number Three ...

Unfortunately, we have to add Mary Travers of Peter, Paul, and Mary to the list.
by Steve Hook
August 23rd, 2009, 2:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Please read
Replies: 33
Views: 4182

Re: Please read

As Click and Clack would say, "Bo-o-o-o-gus!"
by Steve Hook
August 23rd, 2009, 1:47 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: "Thought-Full Telepathy" by Chuck Hickok
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: "Thought-Full Telepathy" by Chuck Hickok

Thank you, Joe and Dick!
- Steve
by Steve Hook
August 22nd, 2009, 11:12 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: "Thought-Full Telepathy" by Chuck Hickok
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: "Thought-Full Telepathy" by Chuck Hickok

Is that the correct link, Dick? Not working here.

Go to advanced search