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by Bill Marquardt
August 18th, 2015, 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310284

Re: ERDNASE

Is it not possible that when "Erdnase" presented himself to the printer and also the illustrator, that he used the pseudonym E. S. Andrews as if it were his real name? I believe this thought has been mentioned once before since he allegedly used check No. 1 from his checkbook to pay Smith....
by Bill Marquardt
August 13th, 2015, 2:42 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 27899

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

Yes, I have to agree that performer's response has too many "outs." This is what bothers me with people who publicly claim psychic ability and then fail when asked to demonstrate. A lady proficient at numerology was on the radio as a guest. A tenet of numerology is that the number '8' is a...
by Bill Marquardt
August 13th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 27899

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

To the believers: Firstly, before I am called an insufferable skeptic, I honestly do believe that there is an inmate ability within human beings that could be called psychic. I have myself experienced events that were inexplicable by ordinary understanding or science as we know it. But I have a seri...
by Bill Marquardt
August 10th, 2015, 11:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310284

Re: ERDNASE

@Brad

Very cool.
by Bill Marquardt
August 10th, 2015, 12:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310284

Re: ERDNASE

D. B. Cooper comes to mind Speaking of which ... Would you believe me if I told you that I have uncovered an edition of The Expert At The Card Table which is signed and inscribed by the author, and which at one time belonged to the hijacker D.B. Cooper? Of course you wouldn't. But it's true. I will...
by Bill Marquardt
August 8th, 2015, 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310284

Re: ERDNASE

Examples of "nameplay": Oprah created Harpo Productions Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz created Desilu Productions This sort of thing does happen. It would not surprise me that "E. S. Andrews" was a word play on "E.S and R.E.W.S." but I cannot make real sense of it other th...
by Bill Marquardt
August 7th, 2015, 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310284

Re: ERDNASE

The author, whoever he was, did need money, because his wife wanted

A NEW DRESS
by Bill Marquardt
August 7th, 2015, 5:42 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Mentalism
Replies: 13
Views: 6401

Re: Mentalism

Here is an answer to the OP"s question:

Mentalism is performed by a mentalist who is expert in the field of mentalism.


You will never guess where I found this quote. Unless, of course, you are a mentalist.
by Bill Marquardt
August 4th, 2015, 2:31 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mat Franco - The Human Connection
Replies: 13
Views: 3133

Re: Mat Franco - The Human Connection

CraigMitchell wrote:Common usage no longer sees unique as only being a single absolute.


How aggravating!
by Bill Marquardt
August 3rd, 2015, 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Convention SWAG
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Convention SWAG

Richard - Possibly a silly question, but I ask for a reason ... How large is the bag of goodies we can expect to receive at the upcoming Genii Bash? Will it pack flat? The reason I ask is that I am traveling by air and I will be stuffing four days' worth of clothing into a carry-on bag and I need to...
by Bill Marquardt
July 26th, 2015, 12:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Norm Nielsen's floating violin ripped-off
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: Norm Nielsen's floating violin ripped-off

What I see in the video is a Zombie routine with a ukulele. Maybe Al Schneider should be credited for some of the moves. Silver ball, zombie head, violin, ukulele - what's the difference? As far as this performance, I could "see" the ditching of the gimmick, but I doubt the audience would ...
by Bill Marquardt
July 24th, 2015, 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310284

Re: ERDNASE

That hair would make a great hold out.
by Bill Marquardt
July 23rd, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7596
Views: 2310284

Re: ERDNASE

As an outsider to the discussion (save for my April Fool post,) I would be inclined to bet on W. E. Sanders as the author, based on what I have read here and elsewhere. For one thing, an anagram that reverses into a rather common name seems a more likely ruse than a straight reversal that might be &...
by Bill Marquardt
July 15th, 2015, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2018 - Helsinki, Finland ?
Replies: 23
Views: 6601

Re: FISM 2018 - Helsinki, Finland ?

I would suggest Canada, then.
by Bill Marquardt
July 9th, 2015, 3:32 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The 2015 S.A.M. Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: The 2015 S.A.M. Convention

While I enjoy a reasonable amount of "disposable" income, I am among those who simply cannot attend every event that comes up. I will be making a more-than-moderate expenditure to attend the Genii Bash, which means I had to avoid the S.A.M. convention, and I shall also be missing MAGIC Liv...
by Bill Marquardt
July 8th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The 2015 S.A.M. Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

The 2015 S.A.M. Convention

Anyone have a report on this convention? I have not heard much buzz. Was it too close to FISM?
by Bill Marquardt
July 5th, 2015, 12:47 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Murder & the Psychic Detective
Replies: 0
Views: 454

WTB: Murder & the Psychic Detective

If you are willing to sell your copy of this book by P. Craig Brown, please PM or email me at :

billmarq@toadworks.com
by Bill Marquardt
July 2nd, 2015, 11:29 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: Top 10 Reasons To Buy Tenyoism
Replies: 11
Views: 3751

Re: Top 10 Reasons To Buy Tenyoism

I am curious. Will you be publishing an occasional supplement in the coming years to include the Tenyo items that will be produced in the future?
by Bill Marquardt
June 29th, 2015, 8:34 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 11636

Re: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

Well, to opine on your SECOND question, my own preference would be to have the instructions on how to make the props, with the option to buy them ready made separately. I believe Dr. Larry Barnowski does that with some of his effects. I actually bought a couple of them. On the other hand, I seriousl...
by Bill Marquardt
June 29th, 2015, 3:17 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 11636

Re: Al Schneider Seeks Your Opinion

I am not an expert on such matters, but - In the past some high-end software packages were sold with a small electronic device (sometimes called a "dongle") that plugged into a USB port. Without the device inserted, the software would not run. It did not take long for someone to reverse en...
by Bill Marquardt
June 25th, 2015, 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 58087

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

I have made a list of topics/questions that I find boring (Thank you, Mr. Giobbi) but which I realize others might find fodder for engaging discussion: 1. Is it a trick or an effect? 2. Is it misdirection or direction? 3. Is it a double lift or a double turnover? 4. Why read a book when I have Youtu...
by Bill Marquardt
June 24th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 58087

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Firstly, I have made no judgment of the web site itself. I have no problem with the blog. One can either choose to read it or not. I disagree, however, that purposeful interruption of the running of someone else's message board is amusing or funny. I am an administrator of a non-magic related board....
by Bill Marquardt
June 24th, 2015, 12:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 58087

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

While aware of the futility of explaining one's actions, I must confess that when I first heard that quotation on the TV show, I could not remember the name of the person to whom it was attributed. "No worries," I said to myself. "Some erudite scholar on the Genii forum will supply me...
by Bill Marquardt
June 23rd, 2015, 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 58087

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Thank you.
by Bill Marquardt
June 23rd, 2015, 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 58087

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Interesting that magicians would find mindless trolling of another message board for magicians to be amusing or in any way a productive use of time. Sometimes I have to wonder about the company I keep.

Sorry. I guess my sense of humour is on a different wavelength.
by Bill Marquardt
June 22nd, 2015, 12:32 am
Forum: iGenii
Topic: I can get the June issue to load, but only that issue
Replies: 8
Views: 6567

Re: I can get the June issue to load, but only that issue

As per the post above, for some reason it is necessary to search for "genii" and NOT "igenii" (genii with an i in front.) This has always puzzled me.

Of the two Genii Magazine apps that show up, install the second one by Tecnavia.
by Bill Marquardt
June 13th, 2015, 1:15 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Digital Issue of Genii is Now Available to Subscribers!
Replies: 16
Views: 4099

Re: The Digital Issue of Genii is Now Available to Subscribe

Audio is fine on my iPad 2.
by Bill Marquardt
June 13th, 2015, 1:04 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now You See Me 2
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Re: Now You See Me 2

I have a somewhat tangential connection to Hollywood and some of the smaller players there. I am an administrator of a popular message board for aspiring screenwriters and have myself dabbled unsuccessfully at screenwriting for television and film, and have read hundreds of screenplays, produced and...
by Bill Marquardt
June 12th, 2015, 4:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now You See Me 2
Replies: 18
Views: 4249

Re: Now You See Me 2

I wish I could watch the first, or the second, movie but I have faithfully boycotted all Woody Harrelson movies since his stupid publicity stunt on the Golden Gate Bridge which stopped traffic for hours and made me realize that his role on Cheers as a stupid hick was type-casting. Yeah, yeah. I'm be...
by Bill Marquardt
June 8th, 2015, 2:25 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: June - Stan Allen
Replies: 7
Views: 8443

June - Stan Allen

I just wanted to say that I finally got around to reading Dustin's interview and story of Stan Allen. Great article. I was unaware of the connections between MAGIC and Genii prior to reading the piece. Reading how Stan progressed in his career and became the publisher of MAGIC was quite interesting....
by Bill Marquardt
May 26th, 2015, 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Credits in Royal Road To Card Magic
Replies: 31
Views: 11820

Re: Credits in Royal Road To Card Magic

Apprendre un tour à plusieurs personnes qui parviennent de suite à très bien le faire. Ensuite les empêcher de réussir ou les faire réussir à volonté bien qu'éloigné d'elles. Learn a trick to several people who manage on very well do so. Then prevent them from succeeding or do will succeed though f...
by Bill Marquardt
May 25th, 2015, 10:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2015)

Thanks. Hope to see you there.
by Bill Marquardt
May 25th, 2015, 3:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2015)
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: Magic Castle Happenings – The Good Stuff (May 2015)

Dustin - Is a date set yet for Soapy Smith Night? I don not see anything on the Castle site.
by Bill Marquardt
May 24th, 2015, 3:12 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Missing issues still?
Replies: 14
Views: 7341

Re: Missing issues still?

I am missing the same set of issues on my

1.Safari browser on a Mac,

2. iPad 2 with iOS 8.3

3. Acer tablet with Android 4.4.4

3. Windows machine with Internet Explorer.

That pretty much covers everything. I have not tried my Samsung phone with Android yet.
by Bill Marquardt
May 16th, 2015, 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Board attachment quota
Replies: 14
Views: 3899

Re: Board attachment quota

Workaround: Click on "Post a reply" at the bottom of the thread. The reply entry box will appear. Click the orange box with 'img' inside above the "Post a reply entry box. The start and end html codes for an image will appear inside the editing box; that is 'img' inside two brackets a...
by Bill Marquardt
May 15th, 2015, 5:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One Trick Phoney
Replies: 171
Views: 18316

Re: One Trick Phoney

Santa Claus is real. I read it in The Sun. Newspapers don't lie.
by Bill Marquardt
May 14th, 2015, 2:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Australians have gone crazy - rabbit escape plans ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 1236

Re: The Australians have gone crazy - rabbit escape plans

@Craig Perhaps you are unaware of American law: This Washington Post article recounts the tale of Marty the Magician and his rabbit, Casey. On occasion, the former does pull the latter out of a hat, and the Department of Agriculture says that makes him an "animal exhibitor." Under the Anim...
by Bill Marquardt
May 3rd, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 466
Views: 155320

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

i was being a bit tongue in cheek about the ACR book(s), given that such a project might take a lifetime to complete. However, I do appreciate the reminders about Daryl's Omnibus . I had forgotten all about it. I shall begin my search. Daryl is a local (more or less) so next time I run into him I sh...
by Bill Marquardt
May 3rd, 2015, 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal
Replies: 466
Views: 155320

Re: Inventing The Ten Card Poker Deal

What we really need is a comprehensive compendium of the Ambitious Card Routine and all of its variations. How about it, Bob? Volume 1 could be on the Double Lift, Volumes 2 and 3 could cover the routines that have been developed over the last century or so.
by Bill Marquardt
April 29th, 2015, 11:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Login for iGenii When Using an App
Replies: 25
Views: 3732

Re: New Login for iGenii When Using an App

I hadn't used the app for a few days but when I logged in this morning on my iPad using my email address and current password, it seemed to work fine except for taking longer than normal to load. We'll see if the speed goes back to normal after awhile. I haven't tried the Android tablet yet.

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