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by Ted M
December 31st, 2016, 4:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 7551

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

How about an article on the Marlo vs Vernon rivalry that existed, if not directly between them, then at least among their acolytes? Recap the controversies around Tilt, et al... Maybe with a twist: Ask a handful of prominent Marlo students to praise Vernon, with real substance. Similarly ask the Ver...
by Ted M
December 31st, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!
Replies: 30
Views: 7551

Re: Hey, We're Reprinting The Vernon Touch!

This is great. If Vernon is to remain valued, it's necessary to stimulate the old-timers' memories and educate the younger generation about him. How long has it been since the last Vernon feature in Genii? Richard, is this the book whose pages you waved at the camera in More Genii Speaks a month or ...
by Ted M
December 12th, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Denny's Magic Shop in Las Vegas Has Changed Hands
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: Denny's Magic Shop in Las Vegas Has Changed Hands

From the link:

"NEW LOOK, NEW OWNER, NEW ATTITUDE."

What does that mean?
by Ted M
December 12th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Kudos for John Gustaferro
Replies: 3
Views: 2836

Re: Kudos for John Gustaferro

Magicana is in good hands with John G.

The Harapan Ong effect he printed in the December issue, Direct Triple Prediction, has worked great for me.
by Ted M
December 5th, 2016, 9:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 5844

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

Richard Kaufman wrote:Crickets ...
But I will have a full write up in the February Genii.

Hooray!

I was wondering why there were no details in your post.

I await with anticipation!
by Ted M
November 30th, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lennart Green
Replies: 19
Views: 6996

Re: Lennart Green

It's so good to see Lennart Green healthy and back in action:

https://www.facebook.com/paco.rodas.5/p ... 1055464222
by Ted M
November 20th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

Richard Kaufman wrote:I stopped drawing in the early 1990s. After drawing 10,000 hands I was done.

That's fair.

Whose work drawing hands do you admire today?

(How many people are still actively drawing hands? I know Tony Dunn is. Who else?)
by Ted M
November 20th, 2016, 12:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Final Magic Magazine
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: The Final Magic Magazine

You illustrated your Berglas book, yes? [checking shelf...]

Hmm, wait, no, Earle Oakes did that one.

What's changed? Is it lack of time due to Genii, or other?
by Ted M
November 18th, 2016, 5:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail
Replies: 11
Views: 1978

Re: The December Digital Issue of Genii is Now Online and in the Mail

Wow, the Harapan Ong effect in Magicana looks fantastic. Bravo to John G for taking over the reins there!

Loved Jon Racherbaumer's in-depth analysis of David Blaine's performance for Jimmy Fallon and the Roots. That was a terrific audio column.
by Ted M
November 17th, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: iGenii Jumps to a New HTML System

Wow! Reading Genii digitally has never been this easy. Response is snappy. This is lovely. Congrats, and thanks for this major upgrade! Minor question: When I do a search, my list of search results appears. Each entry in the results list shows a thumbnail page image at left, a page number in the cen...
by Ted M
November 17th, 2016, 12:26 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: December 2016 Genii Magazine!
Replies: 1
Views: 717

December 2016 Genii Magazine!

So what's in the December issue of Genii?
by Ted M
November 9th, 2016, 1:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Fulves "Aftermath"
Replies: 20
Views: 3830

Re: Fulves "Aftermath"

I think the point is that, at least in this case, there's really no excuse for an uninformed seller.
by Ted M
November 6th, 2016, 10:35 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato
Replies: 58
Views: 24833

Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Here's an extensive review from a poster at the Magic Cafe:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... &forum=110
by Ted M
October 31st, 2016, 9:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Happy Halloween you Bunch of Coconuts from The Chief Genii
Replies: 10
Views: 2301

Re: Happy Halloween you Bunch of Coconuts from The Chief Genii

Richard Kaufman wrote:I have tried EVERY kind of peeps they make, because that's the kind of die-hard peep fan I am. Damn proud of it, too.

I saw Pumpkin Spice Peeps -- those too?
by Ted M
October 28th, 2016, 12:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: a modern day witch hunt here in America
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: a modern day witch hunt here in America

Ha!

Love the depth and breadth of knowledge here.
by Ted M
October 28th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: a modern day witch hunt here in America
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: a modern day witch hunt here in America

The news story's tone was indeed moderate, not alarmist. But Brad mentioned a facebook thread where things are apparently a bit more panic-stricken... I participated in a face book thread involving members of that community. They seriously believe that the magic tricks that were performed were the w...
by Ted M
October 25th, 2016, 3:58 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: If You Were a MAGIC Magazine Subscriber, You Can Roll it Over to Genii
Replies: 17
Views: 3148

Re: If You Were a MAGIC Magazine Subscriber, You Can Roll it Over to Genii

Joe Mckay wrote:
Sometime in early 2017 we will be adding the entire archive of MAGIC magazine (all 301 issues) to our online service.

Wow! Great news!

The best magazine in magic just got even better.

Wow.

That is fantastic.
by Ted M
October 21st, 2016, 11:21 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Dai Vernon
Replies: 50
Views: 11541

Re: Dai Vernon

Out of the blue, Eugene Burger showed me the Berg Knot in the dealers room at NYCAN in 1997, and cited Pallbearers Review as his source.

Thanks for reminding me of that encounter!
by Ted M
October 19th, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: November Issue of Genii Now Live Online and in the Mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: November Issue of Genii Now Live Online and in the Mail

Loved Max's audio column.

And of course I'm intrigued by that giant manuscript that will become a subscriber bonus...

With 21 video/audio elements, could there be an index of the links all on one page, not unlike the table of contents or advertisers' index?

It would be really useful.
by Ted M
October 19th, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Tale of Multimedia Angst
Replies: 20
Views: 4371

Re: A Tale of Multimedia Angst

It's about clear communication.

"Limited" is frequently interpreted in various ways, so it's best to clarify when choosing to market with that term.
by Ted M
October 19th, 2016, 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Tale of Multimedia Angst
Replies: 20
Views: 4371

Re: A Tale of Multimedia Angst

Yes. And since that difference is so large, a publisher would be well advised to make the extent of the "limited" situation very clear before taking money from one's customers.
by Ted M
October 14th, 2016, 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18213

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

The burden to start a new thread about the Conjuring Arts Book Club should not be on Mahdi. He already did that. This was that thread. His post was fully about the topic in the subject line, the Conjuring Arts Book Club. Other people added 90+ way-off-topic posts to Mahdi's thread, lit it on fire an...
by Ted M
October 13th, 2016, 4:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mesika v. Penguin
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: Mesika v. Penguin

I stand corrected on use of the term "patent" in that Yigal has a registered trademark on the name Loops® (as I understand it). Yigal purchased the full rights for production and distribution of Loops®. Beyond a registered trademark (which youtube alone, via video after video, shows is ma...
by Ted M
October 13th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mesika v. Penguin
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Re: Mesika v. Penguin

> and how he patented the name "Loops"

If a person talks about patenting a name, that person demonstrably has no clue about patents.
by Ted M
October 11th, 2016, 10:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18213

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

My neighbors are reaching over my fence and eating tomatoes from my plants.

This is wrong, so I am posting to the Genii forum about it.

Thank you for your attention.

If it continues, I shall post more. Stay tuned.
by Ted M
October 4th, 2016, 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Conjuring Arts Book Club
Replies: 113
Views: 18213

Re: Conjuring Arts Book Club

This is great.

Bravo!
by Ted M
October 3rd, 2016, 11:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 5844

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

Of course Genii received comp tickets for review purposes...
by Ted M
October 1st, 2016, 10:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November
Replies: 29
Views: 5844

Re: Ricky Jay Doing Three Shows in New York at the End of November

Title: Cons, Cards and Conversation: An Evening with Ricky Jay
by Ted M
September 29th, 2016, 7:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 324: MAGIC Legacy Update Plus Garrett Thomas on "Astonishment" Part One
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Re: 324: MAGIC Legacy Update Plus Garrett Thomas on "Astonishment" Part One

Yes, the interview with Stan Allen is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Scott. Interesting nugget: Stan: "I had dinner with Randy Pitchford, who I find to be a great guy, and a sharp guy, and he shared just a *little* bit of his vision for Genii Magazine with me, and I knew instantly that MAGIC d...
by Ted M
September 28th, 2016, 3:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 14461

Re: New Karl Fulves Pubs

Has any new material in Karl Fulves' Lowdown project been published since issue 1 back in May?
by Ted M
September 27th, 2016, 2:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced: Register Now and Save $100 vs. the cost of MAGIC Live
Replies: 14
Views: 4139

Re: The Artists at the 2017 Genii Convention Announced

Wow, that's a strong lineup. Nice european contingent.

Is Dai Vernon appearing via seance?
by Ted M
September 23rd, 2016, 9:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen
Replies: 19
Views: 4226

Re: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen

CraigMitchell wrote:And now IBM SAM + Live + Genii ...

...and Abbott's 80th (and possibly final?) Get-Together
by Ted M
September 23rd, 2016, 8:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen
Replies: 19
Views: 4226

Re: Big News from MAGIC Magazine and Stan Allen

From that link... Changes to MAGIC Legacy, MAGIC Magazine, and MAGIC Live! MAGIC Legacy Stan Allen announced today that MAGIC Magazine will not be publishing the final 25 issues known as MAGIC Legacy. Unfortunately, the response was not strong enough to produce the magazines at a level befitting the...
by Ted M
September 17th, 2016, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 3703

Re: Spike in magicpedia traffic after Penn and Teller episodes

Very interesting. What kind of volume are we talking about?

Thousands of hits for the goldfish trick? Hundreds? Dozens?
by Ted M
September 16th, 2016, 7:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Question about P & L Copper Cups
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: Question about P & L Copper Cups

My copper P&L cups are lacquered (to my dismay -- I was looking forward to them developing a patina), and they look silver inside.

Per your reading, is this actual silver, or just silver-colored metal? (Would a link be available?)
by Ted M
September 10th, 2016, 3:46 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Why does this bother me?
Replies: 31
Views: 6407

Re: Why does this bother me?

Crikey. Let me amend the question: If every kid learning magic today -- whether they're learning from YouTube or from other sources -- had all of Ganson's classic Vernon books legally available as free PDFs, please describe how magic would be harmed? (My interpretation, perhaps inaccurate, of Mark L...
by Ted M
September 10th, 2016, 12:21 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Why does this bother me?
Replies: 31
Views: 6407

Re: Why does this bother me?

Serious thought experiment:

If every kid learning magic today -- whether they're learning from YouTube or from other sources -- had all of Ganson's classic Vernon books available as free PDFs, please describe how magic would be harmed?
by Ted M
September 9th, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Why does this bother me?
Replies: 31
Views: 6407

Re: Why does this bother me?

erdnasephile wrote:
Personally, I'm surprised some jerk hasn't started selling a pdf of the Harbin book.

Evidently you have not consulted google about that.
by Ted M
September 4th, 2016, 2:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale: Theatrical Close-Up, Our Magic, more
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Re: Books for Sale: Theatrical Close-Up, Our Magic, more

His username is magicapplestore, and he has no name, locattion or contact information in his user profile. I remember objecting because even though others might know his identity, I had no idea who he was, and he provided no way of knowing in his post, and yet this was deemed okay despite clear rule...
by Ted M
September 4th, 2016, 12:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Fool Us
Replies: 24
Views: 8792

Re: Penn & Teller Fool Us

It looks like there's another new episode tonight - Friday @ 9 - in the New York market. Thanks for the heads up. Nice to see Caleb Wiles on there -- I believe his trick was published in Genii, yes? That's not a good sign though, for the network to (a) mess with the established schedule and (b) bur...

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