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by erdnasephile
July 1st, 2009, 3:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Despite the rumor…….original Koornwinder Kar still available
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Despite the rumor…….original Koornwinder Kar still available

Years ago, I purchased my Kars directly from Mr. Koornwinder. There is no comparison between the knock-offs and the genuine article--don't even bother with the unauthorized versions! Although I selfishly wish that he would stop making them, I recommend them wholeheartedly, and Mr. Koornwinder is a g...
by erdnasephile
July 1st, 2009, 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. Michael Jackson
Replies: 126
Views: 18553

Re: R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Most recently, there have been plane crashes with hundreds dying, bombings in the middle east, famine in Africa, economic chaos, riots and more. But, what's the main focus of the media? Bloody Michael Jackson. I agree with the sentiment, but not the analysis. It's really not the media's fault -- th...
by erdnasephile
June 27th, 2009, 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: R.I.P. Michael Jackson
Replies: 126
Views: 18553

Re: R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Some years ago I saw Frontline's brilliant analysis of the Little Rascals child abuse case. I was astounded by how a modern judicial system could issue life sentences against innocent people based on zero evidence. Most chilling was the prosecuting zealot - a beautiful trendy lawyer - who came so c...
by erdnasephile
June 24th, 2009, 11:29 am
Forum: Other Magic Publications
Topic: Antinomy
Replies: 0
Views: 993

Antinomy

To fellow Antinomy subscribers: I recently contacted Mr. Taylor, and he pointed me to this thread <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=307097&forum=228&2">http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... orum=228&2</a><!-- m --> In the thr...
by erdnasephile
June 22nd, 2009, 9:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Card To Wallet
Replies: 127
Views: 24811

Re: Card To Wallet

For walk around I do not like the set up so as a performer that doesn't like to set up so instead I would do the card to pocket or the card to deck box. Me I like to have the card signed over not having the card signed. I think that Whit Haydn's reset for his card to wallet climax to ambitious card...
by erdnasephile
June 22nd, 2009, 9:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Charlie Miller Centenary
Replies: 20
Views: 4285

Re: Charlie Miller Centenary

Mr. Ratekin is really lucky to have spent time with Mr. Riser--I truly envy you! For the rest of us: if you would like to actually hear some of Mr. Riser's stories about Mr. Miller (and other magic notables), please check out <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.sleightclubshow.com/episode...
by erdnasephile
June 22nd, 2009, 10:59 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Merv Taylor Locking Key
Replies: 0
Views: 181

WTB: Merv Taylor Locking Key

I am interested in acquiring a genuine Merv Taylor Locking Key (8 inch) with 2 matching Merv Taylor single stainless steel rings.

If you have these rings (or a set that includes these rings) in great condition that you would considering selling, please PM me.

Thanks!
by erdnasephile
June 21st, 2009, 2:31 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Charlie Miller Centenary
Replies: 20
Views: 4285

Re: Charlie Miller Centenary

I was told that several of Charlie's "friends" stopped a book that was in the works some years ago. . . I remember reading about this as well--one side of the incident was mentioned in "Thaumaturgist #13"--January/March 1990, pg 1. This report stated: ". . .Charlie didn't w...
by erdnasephile
June 17th, 2009, 2:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Card Magic of Edward G. Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: WTB: Card Magic of Edward G. Brown

Bump-- Still Looking. Trying to find a nice copy at a reasonable price please. If you have one, please PM me. Thanks for your patience.
by erdnasephile
May 28th, 2009, 12:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Neil Patrick Harris in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Neil Patrick Harris in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog

This was mentioned in Genii a while back, and I finally got to watch it today <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.drhorrible.com/mushortio.html">http://www.drhorrible.com/mushortio.html</a><!-- m --> (It was also released on DVD) Absolutely hilarious! (and the dude can sing!) :grin:
by erdnasephile
May 20th, 2009, 10:15 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: One Trick DVD Article by Richard Kaufman
Replies: 109
Views: 37076

Re: Genii Speaks (July, 08)

Because of the proliferation of one-trick DVDs, books are selling so poorly at the moment that all of my publishing projects are on hold . And that encapsulates the real tragedy of the "satisfaction now" attitude of the magiclumpen. After all, why read (or write) a book when you can slap ...
by erdnasephile
May 20th, 2009, 7:44 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill
Replies: 19
Views: 7479

Re: Vanni Bossi Pencil through bill

AnthonyBrahams wrote:Stevens were selling the complete package, instructions, something and a regular pencil for this superb effectsee Marco's YouTube link.


I just received mine from Stevens--very, very clever. Stevens Magic also let me know by email that they are now sold out. (You all move fast! :grin:)
by erdnasephile
May 12th, 2009, 7:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?
Replies: 33
Views: 6563

Re: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?

The cards at Costco and/or Sam's Club are not "seconds." Yes--unfortunately, this is true (they even switched to Jumbo index cards at my local Sam's) This is off topic, but my current favorite regular cards are the Richard Turner Traditionally Cut Bikes. They feel similar to the way Bikes...
by erdnasephile
May 11th, 2009, 12:46 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Does anyone know the originator of this line?
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: Does anyone know the originator of this line?

Thank you, Mr. Biro--do you know if Mr. van Hoven's act saw print somewhere?
by erdnasephile
May 9th, 2009, 11:15 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Does anyone know the originator of this line?
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Does anyone know the originator of this line?

Hello,all: I am searching for the originator of this line please: (said in the context of a routine where a specific magical effect keeps happening) "and I'll keep doing it, until you like it" I have been unable to locate the line in print, so if you know of the originator, would you pleas...
by erdnasephile
May 8th, 2009, 11:03 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Volume 3
Replies: 9
Views: 2399

Re: LORAYNE: THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Volume 3

Unless there were significant advanced variations to include, I would prefer other material besides "The Magic Book"

I also would favor magazine material > Himber Wallet > Math
by erdnasephile
May 8th, 2009, 10:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We're Getting Closer ...
Replies: 36
Views: 4726

Re: We're Getting Closer ...

Eventually all of my books, as well as Genii, will available as pdf downloads for reading on digital devices. It is inevitable for all print media in every field and anyone who thinks otherwise is putting their head in the sand . I think that's true, for cost reasons as you said, but also perhaps f...
by erdnasephile
May 7th, 2009, 5:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?
Replies: 33
Views: 6563

Re: No More Gaffed Cards from USPPC?

So it sounds like double backs, double facers are still OK, as well as the weird colors.

Does anyone know if the "ultimate marked cards" were produced by USPCC? Since they involve a change to the backs, would they be out of bounds as well?
by erdnasephile
May 6th, 2009, 7:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Close-up case?
Replies: 36
Views: 10159

Re: Close-up case?

Tony: If you really like the Doctor's bag, you might contact Daryl, who I saw using one for many years ago (circa early 1990's). He used to sell them. Also, > $200 seems a bit high--I wonder if any medical supply houses, or better yet--your local medical school's bookstore might have a better select...
by erdnasephile
May 5th, 2009, 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Charles W. Greene III
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Re: Charles W. Greene III

Mr. Greene had some published material in Michael Ammar's Magic Arts Journal.
by erdnasephile
May 4th, 2009, 11:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: The History Of Johnson Products
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: The History Of Johnson Products

I love to geek out on magic history, companies, magi's ect. Can anyone provide information on the history of Johnson Products? I own my fair share of Johnson's effects and was just wondering tonight who was the brains behind the brass. Many thanks in advance. Peace all. Lee, Lee, On this Sleight Cl...
by erdnasephile
April 27th, 2009, 9:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: O'Henry Aces-Source?
Replies: 24
Views: 4362

Re: O'Henry Aces-Source?

The Roger Smith effect Richard refers to is "Four-Ace Switcheroo" (1971). One of the precursors to Darwin Ortiz' Hitchcock Aces is "Magician's Sleeper Aces" by Mr. Ortiz and Marvin Johnson where the 4 King aspect of the effect was introduced. (Kabbala, Vol 3, No 6, pg 80-4). Inte...
by erdnasephile
April 27th, 2009, 8:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tommy Wonder's estate
Replies: 34
Views: 5268

Re: Tommy Wonder's estate

. . .Another factor to consider is that the majority of the "magic community" do not seem to care where the apparatus comes from. They just want it. This is a major contributing factor leading to the theft of magic items. . . IMHO, Mr. Riser's thoughtful post hits the nail squarely on the...
by erdnasephile
April 16th, 2009, 12:13 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on "The Gecko"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: Opinions on "The Gecko"?

The May, 2009 issue--reviewed by Regal
by erdnasephile
April 15th, 2009, 7:53 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Opinions on "The Gecko"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: Opinions on "The Gecko"?

There is a detailed review in this month's Genii.
by erdnasephile
April 13th, 2009, 10:41 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Card Magic of Edward G. Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: WTB: Card Magic of Edward G. Brown

Bump-- Just thought I'd ask again--if anyone has a lead on this book, I'd appreciate a PM please. Thanks!
by erdnasephile
April 7th, 2009, 11:18 am
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Hank Lee Magic not on a secure server?
Replies: 15
Views: 8758

Re: Hank Lee Magic not on a secure server?

We've had this problem crop up once in a while. It probably was secure at one point and something hinky happened. Instead of making a big deal out of it, just call Hank and tell him that he needs to resecure his website! Simple! 1+ When things like this occur, it's usually far more effective to com...
by erdnasephile
April 3rd, 2009, 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: MagCloud
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: MagCloud

So the max would be a 60 page publication at 20 cents a page, which comes out to $12.00 an issue. Although that would be somewhat pricey for a periodical, if you look to the right, there is an ad for Gambit magazine, which sells for 12 British Pounds per issue (about $17.65). In addition, Antinomy h...
by erdnasephile
April 2nd, 2009, 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MagCloud
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: MagCloud

Hi, Richard: Yes, that's pretty steep for the buyer, but if you have a very small, high quality, publication, I still wonder if people might go for it. (20 pages for $4.00--I've paid more for a lot less when it comes to some magic pamphlets.) I have to admit, though, I haven't worked out the economi...
by erdnasephile
April 2nd, 2009, 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MagCloud
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

MagCloud

Read about this in the New York Times this week: MagCloud by HP Bascially, it's like lulu, except it lets you print magazines. It's backed by Hewlett-Packard. I wonder if a service like this (readers pay to print, with no cost to publish) might allow some of the smaller journals (close-up and otherw...
by erdnasephile
March 24th, 2009, 11:37 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Hitler on Criss Angel
Replies: 49
Views: 8716

Re: Hitler on Criss Angel

Warning: don't watch this while drinking a beverage!

:grin:

(My stomach still hurts from laughing so hard)
by erdnasephile
March 6th, 2009, 11:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wand with Delrin Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Wand with Delrin Tips

Got one! Thanks!
by erdnasephile
March 6th, 2009, 2:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wand with Delrin Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Wand with Delrin Tips

Hello:
I'm looking for a magic wand with delrin tips (to avoid marring cups during a cups and balls routine). (I have wood wands already).

If you have one in outstanding condition for sale, would you kindly PM me?

Thanks!
by erdnasephile
March 2nd, 2009, 11:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Masters of Illusion Back to back with Masked Idiot!
Replies: 26
Views: 3601

Re: Masters of Illusion Back to back with Masked Idiot!

Although the Masked Magician show is unethical, regretable, and worthless, I still believe that the show with the potential to harm (or help) magic more is the Masters of Illusions show. Please hear me out: if the performers in Masters do an outstanding job, that will give a positive impression of m...
by erdnasephile
February 28th, 2009, 10:22 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Fred Robinson book
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Fred Robinson book

Richard's post brings up a larger issue: When a creator/dealer/advertiser claims/posts/advertises/implies that a particular item is "exclusively available" only from them, it's disappointing when it turns out you can obtain it most anywhere. It is a well-known technique in sales that claim...
by erdnasephile
February 16th, 2009, 7:25 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Misleading Misled
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Misleading Misled

Many thanks, and appreciate the help! Mr. Rorrison contacted me this morning and personally sent me the link. Great stuff!
by erdnasephile
February 15th, 2009, 10:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Misleading Misled
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Misleading Misled

All: Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this in or not. I just ordered "Misleading Misled" from alanrorrison.com and paypaled money from a link on the site; however, I received no link for an instant download. If you have ordered this item from that site, can you please PM me an...
by erdnasephile
February 3rd, 2009, 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cups and Balls
Replies: 17
Views: 5131

Re: Cups and Balls

+1 for the Sherwood Cups being the "best" (whatever that means :) ) In the category of "I'm sadly not made of money--just need some really nice cups" :grin:, I favor the Johnson Cups. They are readily available, and are of a very high quality. There is also a perfectly matching J...
by erdnasephile
January 22nd, 2009, 6:26 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: FSH: Various Copper Cups (Johnson Coppers, Mendoza Combos, and Phx2's)
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: FSH: Various Copper Cups (Johnson Coppers, Mendoza Combos, and Phx2's)

As an unsolicited endorsement... I have had the happy experience of being a customer of Mr. Kernen's on several previous occasions--the latest of which involved a cup purchase from him, where he went the extra mile to meet the needs of my routine. He is unfailingly honest, has outstanding merchandis...
by erdnasephile
January 20th, 2009, 11:44 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Kid talking about his purchases from Penguin
Replies: 30
Views: 7276

Re: Kid talking about his purchases from Penguin

Doc: That's a great point... I remember the very first time I spent over $100 on a magic purchase--it was Mike Caveney's Linking Coathangers, and I was in my first year of college . (Even then, I agonized for quite a while over whether to really invest that large amount of money.) Even accounting fo...

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