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by Marty Demarest
August 16th, 2011, 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

W.E.'s status as a writer is a crucial detail. We can plausibly debate and question M.D. Smith's testimony, the provenance of first edition copies, Erdnase's actual gambling skills, etc. But anyone who holds a copy of The Expert has two irrefutable pieces of evidence in hand: The author was a writer...
by Marty Demarest
August 14th, 2011, 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

Jeff, I too am interested in the history of Mutus Nomen. I've done some research, and while it seems to be a very old trick, it proliferated greatly during the early 20th Century. Jack Potter compiled a good bibliography of it in the November 1955 Linking Ring (vol 33, no. 9, p. 78). My main interes...
by Marty Demarest
August 14th, 2011, 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: CIA / Espionage / Secret service article help
Replies: 15
Views: 3424

Re: CIA / Espionage / Secret service article help

Just don't tell me he didn't poison a man through his shoes. Some illusions are too good to shatter.
by Marty Demarest
August 14th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

VERY sloppy typing. But they remined intentionally.
Sometimes a mistake is just a misteak.
by Marty Demarest
August 14th, 2011, 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: CIA / Espionage / Secret service article help
Replies: 15
Views: 3424

Re: CIA / Espionage / Secret service article help

Also: "The War Magician" by David Fisher From the back jacket copy: "Jasper Maskelyne was drinking a glass of razor blades on a London stage when the war began. Recruited to head up the top-secret 'Magic Gang,' he helped write one of the most amazing chapters in the history of warfare...
by Marty Demarest
August 14th, 2011, 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

I may have to find some kind of prize for Bob Coyne (who figured out where the rock collection was), Chris Aguilar (who matched Wilbur's images) and Brent Cromley (who, as a good Montanan, recognized The Parrot as the setting for the office video). Good sleuthing, gentlemen. I hope it was fun.
by Marty Demarest
August 14th, 2011, 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

Bob Coyne very correctly observes that W.E. Sanders uses "scare quotes" as habitually as Erdnase. These are common not only in his published writings, but they're very abundant in the journals as well.
by Marty Demarest
August 14th, 2011, 12:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

Bob, you bring up an interesting clue with the Caledonian Club. I was first informed about "S.W. Erdnose" by Bill Kalush. My research into that document has led me to make both a detailed timeline of Sanders' life (sometimes down to the hour, where train schedules can be obtained), and a d...
by Marty Demarest
August 14th, 2011, 12:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

Brendan, I had no idea about my own name. Thank you for pointing that out, and for the compliment. It's amazing what we often fail to notice, even when it's been in plain sight for so long. One of my favorite things about David Alexander and Richard Kyle's research was their willingness to reexamine...
by Marty Demarest
August 13th, 2011, 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CIA / Espionage / Secret service article help
Replies: 15
Views: 3424

Re: CIA / Espionage / Secret service article help

Brendan, you might also be interested in the DVD set "The Expert at the Card Table" produced by Houdini Picture Corporation, featuring Allan Ackerman. The producer, Geno Munari, did a wonderful job of including interviews with Erdnase hunters, including Bart Whaley, who extensively discuss...
by Marty Demarest
August 12th, 2011, 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

Everyone is invited to the Erdnaseum in Helena, MT, August 26 and 27. Mingle and meet with some of the best minds in Erdnaseana. The event is casual and open, with everyone welcome and encouraged to bring their insights, questions and opinions. Among the planned events: --A live presentation by Rich...
by Marty Demarest
August 12th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2163513

Re: ERDNASE

I thought I should drop by and introduce myself. I wrote "Unshuffling Erdnase." Thank you to everyone on this forum for engaging in such a lively and interesting discussion over the years. And thank you particularly to Richard Kaufman for hosting this space, and for doing a wonderful job a...

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