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by Ted M
February 9th, 2011, 11:28 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Picky about mentalism
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Re: Picky about mentalism

So, is your middle name "Handcuff"?
by Ted M
February 7th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Colorful Bicycle joker ?
Replies: 19
Views: 6760

Re: Colorful Bicycle joker ?

According to this thread at the Cafe, the color jokers have so far been found in Canada (locale unspecified) and in Indiana.

Where did you discover yours?

[img:center]http://magicmatt.ca/images/nonwebsite/newjoker1.jpg[/img]
by Ted M
February 6th, 2011, 11:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Various Magic Bookets List 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: FS: Various Magic Bookets List 1

Hi Todd,

I have emailed you twice re: Turn of a Friendly Card, so far without response.

Please contact me at kinbote@charter.net or PM me here at Genii.

Thanks!

- Ted
by Ted M
February 5th, 2011, 12:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Castle Review on Huffington Post
Replies: 53
Views: 10743

Re: Castle Review on Huffington Post

I'm amazed this reviewer says she's been to the Castle 8 times and has never seen a female magician. Amazing? Hardly. On page 12 of the Feb 2011 Genii I see just one woman performer listed at the Magic Castle for the whole month of February: Mystina in the week of Feb 7-13, sharing the Palace of My...
by Ted M
February 2nd, 2011, 10:04 am
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Works of William Larsen: 3 vols were planned...
Replies: 7
Views: 2945

Re: Works of William Larsen: 3 vols were planned...

A little sleuthing may suggest a reason why books 2 and 3 did not reach publication. 3000 copies of Book 1 were printed in 1977. It was reasonably handsome, but not lavish. It had 221 pages. The price was $35, equivalent (according to this cool inflation adjustment website ) to $129.87 in 2010. Book...
by Ted M
February 1st, 2011, 2:46 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Works of William Larsen: 3 vols were planned...
Replies: 7
Views: 2945

Works of William Larsen: 3 vols were planned...

Can anyone tell us a story about magic publishing history? From the introduction to The Mental Mysteries and Other Writings of William W. Larsen, Sr : This is intended to be the first volume of a three volume matched set. This is by far the most commercial, I know, as it contains twenty-five of the ...
by Ted M
February 1st, 2011, 2:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Locating Tom Stone
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Locating Tom Stone

Tom I received your message but I have been unsure if my reply was ever received. I am having trouble with the message function on the Forum. Jonathan The PM Reply function here at Genii is broken. You need to start a fresh PM every time. Question for the admins: If PM Reply can't be fixed, maybe i...
by Ted M
January 27th, 2011, 12:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Being Sunk by a (False) Transfer
Replies: 70
Views: 11171

Re: Being Sunk by a (False) Transfer

Greater Magic references so we can all follow along:

1. A Coin Vanish, Dai Vernon (retention/persistence of vision), p. 666
2. The Chapender Vanish ("illusive"), p. 667
3. The Illusive Coin Pass (T.J. Crawford section), p. 717
by Ted M
January 19th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: P&T Fool Us
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

Re: P&T Fool Us

Dustin, would you suggest we all download pirated L&L DVDs? How do you know they haven't been posted to the interwebs by L&L as "viral marketing"? If you know L&L hasn't done so (and do you have a policy statement to that effect?), well maybe Alakazam has. In the absence of aff...
by Ted M
January 19th, 2011, 9:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Magic Poster Book from Dover With DVD on Amazon
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: New Magic Poster Book from Dover With DVD on Amazon

Nice find!

Thanks for the heads up.
by Ted M
January 19th, 2011, 12:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week
Replies: 44
Views: 10325

Re: February Issue of Genii Should Start Arriving this Week

Arrived here in Madison, WI on Tuesday Jan 18th.

Whets my appetite for the Thurston book!
by Ted M
January 14th, 2011, 6:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FS: Coin Magic and DesTROYers (AUTOGRAPHED) and 1st Ed. Slydini and more!
Replies: 16
Views: 3067

Re: FS: Coin Magic and DesTROYers (AUTOGRAPHED) and 1st Ed. Slydini and more!

Chief Genii, you have a heart the size of Kansas.

signed,

an admirer
by Ted M
January 12th, 2011, 12:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!
Replies: 24
Views: 5554

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!

The Racherbaumer trick is pretty nifty. The audio/video content is a neato-keen bonus and very enjoyable, but my brain nags at me that it appears to be completely non-indexed material. A year from now, how will we be able to find Jon R explaining that nifty trick, or your performance of DeLand's Dup...
by Ted M
January 4th, 2011, 11:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted to Buy: Pabular bound volumes
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Wanted to Buy: Pabular bound volumes

Thanks for the responses. I have procured a set!
by Ted M
January 4th, 2011, 2:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted to Buy: Pabular bound volumes
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Wanted to Buy: Pabular bound volumes

Anybody need some cash to pay off holiday bills?

I'm looking to buy the Pabular volumes published by Magico. If you're not using yours, please drop me a PM here or an email to kinbote@charter.net

Thanks,

Ted McManus
Madison, WI
by Ted M
January 2nd, 2011, 2:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Expert Card Technique
Replies: 51
Views: 11868

Re: Expert Card Technique

That would be fascinating!
by Ted M
December 29th, 2010, 11:33 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "Shattering Illusions" back in print
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

Re: "Shattering Illusions" back in print

Publishers might want to consider how the existence of a strong secondary market helps them by aiding some fraction of their customer base to buy the books they publish, knowing that some nontrivial portion of that money spent can later be recovered in time of financial need. I would buy far, far fe...
by Ted M
December 17th, 2010, 4:11 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss Back on Craig Fergusson's Late Late Show this Week
Replies: 42
Views: 5961

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Back on Craig Fergusson's Late Late Show this Week

" When a performance is over, what remains? Fun can be forgotten, but powerful emotion also disappears and good arguments lose their thread. When emotion and argument are harnessed to a wish from the audience to see more clearly into itself then something in the mind burns. The event scorches ...
by Ted M
December 16th, 2010, 3:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Gallium melting spoons
Replies: 15
Views: 3351

Re: Gallium melting spoons

From the front page of that george-eby-research website: Finally, after 30 years of research, George Eby completes the research showing that strong zinc lozenges are indeed the long awaited cure for the common cold. Read about it in this late 2009 article, the latest word on the cure for the common ...
by Ted M
December 15th, 2010, 3:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NEW Flash Contest: Aaron Fisher's "The Revolution" DVD
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: NEW Flash Contest: Aaron Fisher's "The Revolution" DVD

To what email address should entries be sent?
by Ted M
December 14th, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Follow the Leader
Replies: 17
Views: 3503

Re: Follow the Leader

Funkytek, follow Denis Behr's link to (a) learn the answer to your question and (b) learn about a fantastic reference tool.
by Ted M
December 14th, 2010, 1:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Getting Magic Stuff for the Holidays?
Replies: 47
Views: 6509

Re: Anyone Getting Magic Stuff for the Holidays?

Thanks Don for the heads up on this new, smaller and slightly slimmer edition of the Circus book. I think I'll be ordering one. Here's a roundup of the various editions: 2008 edition: Title: The Circus: 1870-1950 Hardcover: 670 pages ISBN-10: 3822851531 Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.3 inches S...
by Ted M
December 13th, 2010, 5:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Counting Down ...
Replies: 52
Views: 8637

Re: Counting Down ...

Richard Kaufman, albeit in different thread wrote:I wish I could announce the publication of "Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy" on Tuesday, but alas that won't be the case. What's coming will effect and be of value to many more people than the pool of potential customers for that book.


So tantalizing!
by Ted M
December 13th, 2010, 2:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jamy Ian Swiss Back on Craig Fergusson's Late Late Show this Week
Replies: 42
Views: 5961

Re: Jamy Ian Swiss Back on Craig Fergusson's Late Late Show this Week

This Craig Ferguson guest schedule lists Jamy Ian Swiss as appearing on Wed Dec 15, along with musical guest Nick Lachey.
by Ted M
December 11th, 2010, 11:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Getting Magic Stuff for the Holidays?
Replies: 47
Views: 6509

Re: Anyone Getting Magic Stuff for the Holidays?

My letter to Santa requested: - The Collected Phil Goldstein - The Collected Max Maven - Gilbreath Opus by Max Maven - Bammo Ten Card Poker Deal Book by Bob Farmer But it was bounced back to me with "ha! ha! ha!" scrawled on it. I thought the jolly guy was supposed to use a different vowel.
by Ted M
December 1st, 2010, 1:26 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For sale: Magical Heroes by Jim Magus: a history of African-American magicians
Replies: 0
Views: 435

For sale: Magical Heroes by Jim Magus: a history of African-American magicians

Magical Heroes: The Lives and Legends of Great African-American Magicians by Jim Magus Magus Enterprises, 1995, hardcover, 229 pages Excellent condition Very out of print $75 + $3.50 media mail postage in USA Table of Contents: 6 Introduction 9 Richard Potter 31 Escape from Slavery: Henry "Box&...
by Ted M
November 30th, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magician into Black Magic Arrested for robbery
Replies: 10
Views: 1459

Re: "Black" Magician Arrested for robbery

Context, context, context. This is the middle east. "black magician" = practicioner of dark arts; a sorcerer. Here's another news story for usage examples: Court rejects death for Lebanese sorcerer "The 46-year-old Lebanese man, nicknamed "Scheherazade" [...] was arrested by...
by Ted M
November 30th, 2010, 9:56 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Interest in Magic History At All-Time High?
Replies: 32
Views: 4498

Re: Interest in Magic History At All-Time High?

While the Ottaviani/Johnston "Levitation" graphic novel may not be valued by Dustin, I'd suggest it is valuable to the field in an ambassadorial way, as a gateway work. It speaks to audiences not being reached by regular textual magic histories, and can coax them down the path for more. Wi...
by Ted M
November 21st, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Great Magic Books for Sale
Replies: 20
Views: 4333

Re: Great Magic Books for Sale

Technical note: Replying to a PM here at Genii is broken. Until the bug is fixed, you need to start a fresh PM each time.
by Ted M
November 19th, 2010, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Triumph - it Runs on Steam
Replies: 25
Views: 5921

Re: Triumph - it Runs on Steam

This is pretty smart. Steampunk is very, very hot. It's great window dressing, and a perfect fit given magic's historical popularity and prominence during the steam age.

I hope the performers and the show are good as well!
by Ted M
November 17th, 2010, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com
Replies: 126
Views: 29270

Re: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com

I am not sure how any number of publications/magic contributions he has or hasn't made, good or bad, qualifies his current approaches to my project. The more publications he has, the more questionable your research skills appear in light of your claim never to have heard of him. Given that your boo...
by Ted M
November 16th, 2010, 7:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A New Interview with Jim Steinmeyer
Replies: 9
Views: 1833

Re: A New Interview with Jim Steinmeyer

"Remote Control" in The New Invocation, issue 43, Feb 1988, p. 516.

Volume 3 in the Kaufman hardbound volumes.
by Ted M
November 16th, 2010, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 33177

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

Sometimes it takes courage to live free.
by Ted M
November 16th, 2010, 12:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 33177

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

What exactly is prevented by these procedures? (1) A passenger turning an airplane into a missile and steering it into their choice of building? or (2) The plane being blown up? #1 is major -- it can be catastrophic. But a passenger hijacker is already prevented by barring the cockpit door, and by a...
by Ted M
November 15th, 2010, 7:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New TSA Security Procedures
Replies: 177
Views: 33177

Re: New TSA Security Procedures

Barring the cockpit door already prevents that.

No plane can become a missile again. That was accomplished on September 14, 2001 by always locking the cockpit doors. Nine years ago.
by Ted M
November 13th, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Max Maven DVD - Multiplicity
Replies: 52
Views: 17141

Re: New Max Maven DVD - Multiplicity

The way I read it, he was pointing out that this complainer had a well-established pattern of petty complaints, and that it was apparently being continued here.
by Ted M
November 13th, 2010, 10:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com
Replies: 126
Views: 29270

Re: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com

Re: Viacom vs. Youtube I followed the link and read what was there. This judgment applies to a general hosting provider who lacks subject-specific knowledge which would make it aware of facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent. As an expert in the subject at hand, Mr Born ha...
by Ted M
November 13th, 2010, 7:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown, WikiPedia published 'magicians only' password
Replies: 10
Views: 6662

Re: Derren Brown, WikiPedia published 'magicians only' password

Sorry, but publishing a password which allows access for reading additional web pages is not circumvention of a mechanism preventing the illegal copying of copyrighted works. Moreover, this isn't even just a password which only works for reading those pages and otherwise has no meaning (example: pas...
by Ted M
November 12th, 2010, 9:42 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com
Replies: 126
Views: 29270

Re: www.CheatingAtTexasHoldem.com

Wow. John, if publicly accessible were the same as public domain, then pirated copies of your published works (Meant To Be..., etc) would be in the public domain. And others would be free to republish them to promote their own commercial endeavors. Maybe that helps clarify the not-so-minor failure o...

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