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by Richard Kaufman
August 25th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5494

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

Ian, I have a terrible memory and am atrocious at math. So there.
by Richard Kaufman
August 25th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5494

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

But you can understand, Ian, why they think that. Well, perhaps you don't understand that! :)
by Richard Kaufman
August 25th, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Ebook from Michael Close
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: New Ebook from Michael Close

Mr. Charming has departed the building.
by Richard Kaufman
August 24th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Larry Jennings New Book?
Replies: 186
Views: 104655

Re: Larry Jennings New Book?

No he isn't. :)
by Richard Kaufman
August 24th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5494

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

It's both a gift and a burden.
by Richard Kaufman
August 22nd, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Al KJoran's Legacy
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: FS: Al KJoran's Legacy

Please include all of your information as required by the rules of the Marketplace.
by Richard Kaufman
August 20th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript
Replies: 23
Views: 2359

Re: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript

If such a letter exists, that would not end speculation. The person who wrote the letter may have been fibbing, or the person who claimed to be Erdnase may have been fibbing. Who knows?
by Richard Kaufman
August 20th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The September Issue of Genii Has Magically Appeared
Replies: 0
Views: 452

The September Issue of Genii Has Magically Appeared

https://i.imgur.com/gpNpvih.jpg Subscribe to Genii today for as little as $35 for one year, and receive digital access to every back issue of Genii and MAGIC magazines at no extra charge: http://www.geniimagazine.com On the cover of Genii this month is Tom Gagnon, a man of many talents. Now in his ...
by Richard Kaufman
August 20th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

Re: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?

It will be discussed in the Jennings books, but the most essential element is that your misdirection is vertical, not horizontal.
by Richard Kaufman
August 19th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript
Replies: 23
Views: 2359

Re: Erdnase and the Voynich Manuscript

I pay for the Washington Post!
by Richard Kaufman
August 19th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

Re: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?

If you perform for small groups of people who are standing, then hands at waist level is good.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?
Replies: 12
Views: 1691

Re: Is there a method similar to this double lift turnover?

That Double Lift certainly looks David Ben's.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Tom Gagnon e-issue
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Tom Gagnon e-issue

Seeing Tom in person will make your head hurt.
by Richard Kaufman
August 18th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Tom Gagnon e-issue
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Tom Gagnon e-issue

The 20th.
by Richard Kaufman
August 17th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5494

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

I can only speak for myself as an Aspie. I do what I like to do (that includes work), watch what I like to watch, go where I like to go, and socialize with people I know and am comfortable with. That's how I've learned to live with it and not go nuts. It helps immensely to have a sainted and underst...
by Richard Kaufman
August 16th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 187
Views: 60024

Re: The Works

The bonus effect will be released as the final item, I believe.
by Richard Kaufman
August 15th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2521

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

Thank you, Professor.
by Richard Kaufman
August 15th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2521

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

In order for people to remember specific tricks, you can only do TWO, tops. Each with entire different and crystal clear plots.
by Richard Kaufman
August 14th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2521

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

Bill, your comments are interesting because at least three other people told me the close-up was fantastic. But I can understand the fire alarm causing a ruckus.
by Richard Kaufman
August 13th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: P & T's "Honor System"
Replies: 14
Views: 1569

Re: Poll: P & T's "Honor System"

Snort.
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 25
Views: 3261

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Good memory!
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Genii Convention Final Schedule is Here
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Genii Convention Final Schedule is Here

You can still sign up for the three workshops here: http://www.geniiconvention.com Wednesday October 2 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Extra Charge Workshop with Hector Mancha 3:00 pm: Registration Opens 3:00 pm-10:00 pm Dealers Open DINNER: Open Schedule 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm Tom Gagnon LECTURE 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm...
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Here are The Performers For the 2019 Genii Convention!
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: Here are The Performers For the 2019 Genii Convention!

I think this is about complete. You can still sign up for the three workshops here: http://www.geniiconvention.com Wednesday October 2 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Extra Charge Workshop with Hector Mancha 3:00 pm: Registration Opens 3:00 pm-10:00 pm Dealers Open DINNER: Open Schedule 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm Tom G...
by Richard Kaufman
August 12th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps
Replies: 20
Views: 2431

Re: Ron Burgundy On Stephen Colbert talking about Fred Kaps

More likely one of his writers is a magic fan.
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lance Burton - TeePee No More
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Lance Burton - TeePee No More

Joe, I think it's safe to say that you are not "woke" yet.
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75017

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

It's not all in Tarbell. That's nonsense, too.
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?
Replies: 25
Views: 3261

Re: Dai Vernon on the "mem deck"?

Maybe Vernon used a stack but just never talked about it.
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75017

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Joe, you are just wrong. I would go read the books about and by Vernon if I were you.
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75017

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Joe, Brad is right. Your statement is idiotic. It's also indefensible.
by Richard Kaufman
August 11th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75017

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

I think they were a disappointment because Vernon, Cervon and Jennings are kinda' overrated. A book of unpublished ideas from the likes of Alex Elmsley, Jerry Sadowitz or Roy Walton would be far more exciting. That's a preposterous thing to say and it says more about you than the people on which yo...
by Richard Kaufman
August 10th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75017

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

Yes, there are lots of people deciphering it. But they're not talking about it.
by Richard Kaufman
August 10th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1
Replies: 311
Views: 75017

Re: Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks Volume 1

The Castle Notebooks were an information dump. They were literally dumped on the market, without the care and work necessary for readers to appreciate what's in them. They were grotesquely overpriced to begin with, so that colors people's perception of their value. Are they worth it? Absolutely. But...
by Richard Kaufman
August 9th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 40
Views: 3428

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

Chet, old Tahoes have aged out. Sell them.
by Richard Kaufman
August 9th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 40
Views: 3428

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

Are you referring to the 310, Chas? I didn't find them to be thick at all. They are a new version of the 310.
by Richard Kaufman
August 9th, 2019, 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 40
Views: 3428

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

Nothing will ever be as good as the Tahoes. But these are pretty damn good. Certainly better than any Bicycle Deck I've touched in 20 years.
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Premium Quality Playing Cards
Replies: 40
Views: 3428

Re: Premium Quality Playing Cards

At MAGIC Live I spoke with the people in charge of Cartamundi, and they handed me a new version of their 310 deck, which Murphy's will shortly make available in the US.
This is the BEST deck straight out of the box I've ever used. Soft, buttery, smooth. Doesn't buckle or pop. I highly recommend it.
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspergers and Magic?
Replies: 80
Views: 5494

Re: Aspergers and Magic?

I can barely do simple addition. Figuring out the tip at a restaurant is a major challenge. When I was single, my dates thought it was cute.
by Richard Kaufman
August 8th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 150
Views: 23231

Re: Royal road to card magic

I think I banned Mark again.

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