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by Ted M
December 6th, 2019, 10:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Taxi!
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Taxi!

Looks like you could ride the LAX Flyaway shuttle from the airport to Hollywood & Vine for 8 bucks. Then you're 1.2 miles from the Castle.

https://www.flylax.com/en/flyaway-bus
by Ted M
November 30th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: HUGE SALE AND PARTY!
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: HUGE SALE AND PARTY!

Thank you for the party invitation 2000 miles from my home.

Maybe a global forum on the WORLD WIDE Web is not a sensible place to post this?
by Ted M
November 24th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?
Replies: 49
Views: 2011

Re: Who is THE Expert on Self-Working Magic?

Between The Trapdoor and 11 volumes of Semi-Automatic Card Tricks , Steve Beam has edited about 1.5 shelf feet of self-working tricks. He's spent multiple decades focusing on this specialized branch of card magic, analyzing it, naming its components, searching out rich strains of it in other countri...
by Ted M
November 23rd, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour
Replies: 34
Views: 1563

Re: Vernon Farewell Lecture Tour

When and where is the next story time? Please sign me up.
by Ted M
November 2nd, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Today I Will Meet The Great Pumpkin

Will you be publishing the Pumpkin's book?
by Ted M
September 29th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 2846

Re: Interesting Erdnase Reprint Kickstarter Campaign

Chris, the rest seems pretty close to my eye, but the 3D index differs jarringly and jumps out as aberrant.
by Ted M
September 8th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: An Interview with Magical Consultant Michael Close on Penn & Teller: Fool Us!
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: An Interview with Magical Consultant Michael Close on Penn & Teller: Fool Us!

Thanks for posting this.

I found other items of interest elsewhere in your blog as well. Danke!
by Ted M
September 6th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Giant Consignment Sale TOMORROW! (Friday 9/6/2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Giant Consignment Sale TOMORROW! (Friday 9/6/2019)

Is there an online component to this sale?
by Ted M
August 15th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2910

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

"[...]we see a lot of magic, and when we get back home, we try to reconstruct it or think of what we saw, and we get all the effects mixed up, and can’t remember which was which. If you see a lot of magic in an evening, it’s very hard to cull out the different effects when you get home." V...
by Ted M
August 15th, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Poll: P & T's "Honor System"
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

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

I tried it both ways. Frankly, "the box was gimmicked" wasn't exactly a thunderous revelation. It was supposed to be underwhelming. It's supposed to show the audience that magicians' secrets are often banal, that choosing not to know the workings can be more interesting and textured and e...
by Ted M
August 14th, 2019, 11:46 pm
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2910

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

Lupe is repeatedly frustrated by being unable to remember the tricks. Yet that's the whole point of Harris III's presentation. As she writes: "Harris III spoke next and the title of his presentation was “The Story of Magic”. His talk can be summed using Maya Angelou’s quote: “People will forget...
by Ted M
August 14th, 2019, 12:29 am
Forum: Convention Reports
Topic: MAGIC Live 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2910

Re: MAGIC Live 2019?

Lupe Nielsen has a nice long writeup:

https://nnmagic.com/magic-live-2019-lup ... on-review/
by Ted M
July 29th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

Thanks, Quentin!

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by Ted M
July 28th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

Q.Kumber,

Could you possibly post the photo? I'd love to see it!
by Ted M
July 27th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

I'm told that Bob Lund's American Museum of Magic in Marshall, MI has "some very nice (and some very LARGE) posters" of Suzy Wandas as well.
by Ted M
July 27th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

These Wandas posters are on the ceiling at Abbotts.

Photos courtesy of BJ Mallen:
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by Ted M
July 23rd, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!
Replies: 14
Views: 1559

Re: The August issue of Genii Has Hit the Hot Pavement!

I'm pretty sure there's a Wandas poster on the ceiling in the showroom at Abbott's in Colon, MI.
by Ted M
July 2nd, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is Revizzit still working?
Replies: 11
Views: 2091

Re: Is Revizzit still working?

When Revizzit fizzles out, what paid-for content will people be losing?
by Ted M
May 22nd, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The June Issue of Genii is Now Alive and Well!
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Re: The June Issue of Genii is Now Alive and Well!

Piedrahita is indeed excelente and I look forward to reading the article.

Genii just ain't Genii without book reviews, but Kainoa Harbottle's reviews are worth waiting for. I hope for a double dose of book reviews next month.
by Ted M
May 22nd, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Awesome Minneapolis convention is a month away!

I'm very much looking forward to it. My wife bought us tickets. John Gaughan's column is her favorite part of Genii.
by Ted M
April 27th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 35
Views: 7789

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

Trust, once lost, can take a long time and a lot of effort to rebuild.

Todd Karr is at the very beginning of that road. There's a long way to travel.
by Ted M
April 22nd, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory
Replies: 35
Views: 7789

Re: A new book on Annemann - The Miracle Factory

I look forward to buying the book when it is published. However... I will never preorder anything fro pm Todd Karr. His last book was about ten (or more) years past his promised delivery. He kept making new promises he never kept. ...I will not pre-order anything from Todd Karr. Todd Karr took $40,0...
by Ted M
April 12th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...
Replies: 57
Views: 9900

Re: The Vegas dream is crumbling ...

Better than Robert M Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance?
by Ted M
March 21st, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TODD KARD IS MISSING????
Replies: 1
Views: 752

Re: TODD KARD IS MISSING????

If you're trying and failing to spell Karr, maybe you're using the wrong address...
by Ted M
March 11th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Listen to Johnny Thompson!
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: Listen to Johnny Thompson!

Here is the correct link to Dodd's broken wand page for Johnny Thompson. It contains links to 3 podcast interviews with him.

Thanks for these, Dodd.

I was likewise glad for your Bob Cassidy episode under similar circumstances a year ago.
by Ted M
March 10th, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Johnny Thompson Passes
Replies: 20
Views: 4004

Re: Johnny Thompson Passes

When folks we admire die, might we take an extra second or two to make sure we spell their name right in the thread title?
by Ted M
March 5th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 68646

Re: The Works

I chose to skip The Works, since I previously subscribed to Weber/Trono's Real Secrets and felt that project did not deliver what its advertising promised.

Like I said, it's useful to document these broken promises for the purpose of evaluating future purchases.
by Ted M
March 4th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: The Works
Replies: 189
Views: 68646

Re: The Works

3-in-1 seems to fail to deliver on this promised element: "Every month you will learn a piece of strong, practical mentalism you can start performing immediately. In addition you'll receive a “catalog style” description of the effect that will be taught the following month giving you a month of...
by Ted M
March 4th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25041

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Mostly those who recognize that women are people, and that magic is populated by more people than just men.
by Ted M
February 27th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award
Replies: 14
Views: 2129

Re: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award

Finally, ads pay for magazines and Vanish Magazine is a free resource to the magic community. Most magicians like to see what's out there in terms of products and so for many that's really a good thing. If Vanish Magazine isn't for you then of course you don't have to subscribe but of course we'd l...
by Ted M
February 24th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Magic Rainbow
Replies: 88
Views: 11044

Re: The Magic Rainbow

Steve Bryant has a lightly evaluative chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the book's contents in this month's Little Egypt Magic:

http://littleegyptmagic.com/magic_february2019.html
by Ted M
February 23rd, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award
Replies: 14
Views: 2129

Re: Vanish Magazine / The Goat Award

I downloaded a copy of Vanish a while back and didn't get very far reading it. The writing was flat-out terrible and not worth the time to read. It was clearly just an excuse to distribute advertising. This sort of dumbass "award" just puts Vanish even more clearly in the same bin as Tony ...
by Ted M
February 21st, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 25041

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Those who prefer cards as their magic prop of choice are card handlers or card workers. Amateurs might be card enthusiasts. Those who delightedly focus on the sleights are card mechanics. Those who place more importance on the effect's presentation are card magicians. A scant few are card artists. H...
by Ted M
February 17th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "The Magician" needs a star...
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: "The Magician" needs a star...

He needs a star on the Walk of Fame about as much as he needs a Tony Hassini Merlin award for Magician of the Decade: 1970s.
by Ted M
February 17th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 5407

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

- Chapter on memdeck magic - If Max isn't going to publish a whole book on the Gilbreath principle, could he write a chapter on it for this book? - Torn & Restored Card, 10 Card Poker Deal, ACAAN need some strong representation - Pineapple Surprise does not need representation - Chapter on Verno...
by Ted M
February 17th, 2019, 1:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming
Replies: 43
Views: 5407

Re: A New Edition of Greater Magic is Coming

Can you talk more about your large-scope vision for this? Are you channeling John Northern Hilliard to create a new Greater Magic for the 21st century? Greater Magic 2020, as it were? A giant tome collecting the very best of conjuring development of the past 80 years? (Plus reformatting Greater Magi...
by Ted M
February 14th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor
Replies: 27
Views: 6358

Re: The Big Book of Rising Cards by Claude Klingsor

Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive also points to a McComb routine called "Again They Rise" in Gene Anderson's Newspaper Magic (p 81). Description of that one: "Deck of cards dropped into newspaper, three selections rise out of newspaper"

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