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by Dave Shepherd
December 31st, 2008, 11:28 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Unwedding Ring (January 2009) - video
Replies: 6
Views: 4858

Re: Unwedding Ring (January 2009) - video

An excellent instructional video of a beautiful move.

You used the word "aglet" at least twice. And the word "bight" twice as well. I applaud you.
by Dave Shepherd
December 23rd, 2008, 1:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 83195

Re: Josh Jay

That Fox clip was nice. I particularly like the shout-out to Al Cohen.

This was most definitely a more sympathetic audience. Tony Perkins (the weather guy, on the right) mentions having gone into Al's shop back in the day.
by Dave Shepherd
December 19th, 2008, 5:47 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Josh Jay
Replies: 205
Views: 83195

Re: Josh Jay

Josh's audience management was simply non-exisitent because HE WASN'T LISTENING. He plowed ahead with his script, even to the point of delivering the "Ebay buyer" joke despite the fact that KLG had just burned the premise. "Magic is a story"?!?! WTH? I have to agree there. I was...
by Dave Shepherd
December 15th, 2008, 9:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 50969

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

A follow up, just FYI:

My 12" rings arrived in today's mail, the first business day after Epiphany Jean told me they had been shipped, and seven days after I placed the order. The rings are beautiful, and exactly as described on the website.
by Dave Shepherd
December 15th, 2008, 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: January Genii Arrived today
Replies: 26
Views: 4881

Re: January Genii Arrived today

Today, Monday the 15th of December, in Vienna, VA--15 miles west of Genii World Headquarters.
by Dave Shepherd
December 13th, 2008, 12:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 50969

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

Just to chime in here (coming out of long-lurk mode): I heard on the EG about the close-out sale and went to the RNT2 site. I ordered some linking rings and a micro chop cup. Then I found this thread. Alarmed, I sent RNT an email asking about my order. (This was before Kurt Lee Flickner posted his e...
by Dave Shepherd
March 11th, 2008, 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Genii Forum is Back Online!
Replies: 65
Views: 9771

Re: Genii Forum is Back Online!

All righty then!

I see that everybody in this thread (including me, I guess) is "undef."

Since I can hear okay, I guess that applies to me.

I wonder, though, why all the posts seem to be line-centered, rather than justified or flush left?
by Dave Shepherd
March 5th, 2008, 1:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dan Harlan Arrested
Replies: 39
Views: 26167

Re: Dan Harlan Arrested

Uh...what???

Is that supposed to be funny ha-ha?
by Dave Shepherd
March 2nd, 2008, 3:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gypsy Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 5567

Re: Gypsy Thread

Originally posted by Dave Shepherd: I found a source for cotton basting thread today. Cheap, pastel colors. The Sewing Place I'll try to follow up here and let you know how it is when I see it. I got this stuff this week. It is pretty good. The yellow is much brighter than any yellow thread I've ev...
by Dave Shepherd
February 23rd, 2008, 9:32 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Gypsy Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 5567

Re: Gypsy Thread

I found a source for cotton basting thread today. Cheap, pastel colors.

The Sewing Place

I'll try to follow up here and let you know how it is when I see it.
by Dave Shepherd
February 20th, 2008, 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 14794

Re: March Issue of Genii Now in the Mail

Vienna, Virginia--greater Genii-Land--on Saturday, February 16.
by Dave Shepherd
January 29th, 2008, 3:40 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Martin
Replies: 80
Views: 10701

Re: Steve Martin

That video clip is priceless. It's really cool to read him talking about that appearance (or hear it, in the audiobook), and then see how it actually went.

Thanks for the link, Bill.
by Dave Shepherd
January 28th, 2008, 3:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Items Next Big Thing? - Susan Cramer
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Magic Items Next Big Thing? - Susan Cramer

Originally posted by David Alexander:
Harding was a friend of Malini but wasn't very bright about others he appointed to offices of trust. See "POTUS" and "Teapot Dome" for details.
Is that a Gaelic name or something? G'Harding?
by Dave Shepherd
January 28th, 2008, 2:38 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Items Next Big Thing? - Susan Cramer
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Magic Items Next Big Thing? - Susan Cramer

And who is that Warren G'Harding guy?
by Dave Shepherd
January 23rd, 2008, 9:36 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: John Carney is 50 today!
Replies: 26
Views: 4526

Re: John Carney is 50 today!

I had no idea John Carney was so young!
by Dave Shepherd
January 23rd, 2008, 8:14 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Economic Downturns and Magic
Replies: 17
Views: 3422

Re: Economic Downturns and Magic

Thank you, Dustin. The question asked here is the one on my mind.
by Dave Shepherd
January 22nd, 2008, 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 19627

Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Roberto is my hero. He can give no wrong advice, as far as I'm concerned. (Even if I disagree with something he says, which is practically never, he always makes me think more deeply than I thought I would.)
by Dave Shepherd
January 22nd, 2008, 11:44 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Karl Fulves on David Regal and the Sliding Shell
Replies: 27
Views: 10519

Re: Karl Fulves on David Regal and the Sliding Shell

I perform Gemini Twins quite frequently. A great trick with even a borrowed deck (as long as it's complete). Sold properly, it can be quite strong.
by Dave Shepherd
January 18th, 2008, 9:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Martin
Replies: 80
Views: 10701

Re: Steve Martin

Originally posted by John McDonald: Isn't Itunes amazing! Listening now. :) John, thanks for reminding me that I can buy things from iTunes. I got it a few days ago, and I'm about a third of the way through part 2. It's amazing, inspiring, entertaining! (Incidentally, I know someone who was there a...
by Dave Shepherd
January 18th, 2008, 7:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!
Replies: 94
Views: 19627

Re: February Issue of Genii Now Arriving!

Vienna, Virginia: Thursday, 1/17.

I look forward to having two or three hours to digest the Zarrow Shuffle piece.
by Dave Shepherd
January 17th, 2008, 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welcome Back, Friends ...
Replies: 105
Views: 19112

Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Hey, no sweat! I fixed my weirdo user ID and picked up 19 numbers on my member #!

Ain't running a forum fun?
by Dave Shepherd
January 16th, 2008, 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK
Replies: 249
Views: 48455

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK

I just don't understand why so many people continue to believe (or seem to) that Richard ought to keep offering this thing for free. He owns it. He ought to be able to decide the terms of its use. I remember several threads a few years ago (2004? 2005?) in which Richard had to heavily moderate, lock...
by Dave Shepherd
January 15th, 2008, 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK
Replies: 249
Views: 48455

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK

Originally posted by Carl Mercurio: I guess that means I'll lose my forum member #139 (even though I am a subscriber). I was actually quite proud of joining so early, even if by proud I mean in a kind-of lonely and pathetic way. Yeah, I'm going to miss being one of the first 200 Genii forum subscri...
by Dave Shepherd
January 15th, 2008, 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK
Replies: 249
Views: 48455

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: I think that the ability to sell items here should be restricted to those who buy the magazine. I can't see that there's anything unreasonable about that. I remember the time when you could BUY a classified ad in Genii to sell your stuff. I'm trying to recall w...
by Dave Shepherd
January 15th, 2008, 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do you store your Genii?
Replies: 26
Views: 4269

Re: How do you store your Genii?

Ah yes, and then there's the Linking Rings, and Magic, and all the others. It gets overwhelming after awhile.

My wife's long-term plan for these magazines is also very different from mine. Sigh.
by Dave Shepherd
January 14th, 2008, 8:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK
Replies: 249
Views: 48455

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE FORUM: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY STARTING NEXT WEEK

Originally posted by Rich Aviles: This won't be a completely new forumwill it? Will all of the current and past topics and posts remain? Yeah, this gives me a bit of heart palpitation as well. I'm a subscriber, and have been for years, with a couple one- or two-month lapses. Since it started, the G...
by Dave Shepherd
December 27th, 2007, 5:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Martin
Replies: 80
Views: 10701

Re: Steve Martin

I gotta get that book. I heard an interview with Martin on NPR a couple weeks ago, promoting it. As to the Ricky Jay card trick, both my wife and I looked at each other at the end, and agreed that it seemed a bad choice. (Or at least a weird choice.) It sort of reminded us of Fred Kaps's presentatio...
by Dave Shepherd
December 25th, 2007, 4:56 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Ken Dodd
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Re: Ken Dodd

Huh. That wasn't so hard. I got just about all of that. (I listened to a clip about the Englishman, Scotsman and Irishman.)
by Dave Shepherd
December 24th, 2007, 2:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Oscar Peterson Dead at age 82
Replies: 16
Views: 2108

Re: Oscar Peterson Dead at age 82

I come out of long-lurk mode to chime in on this. The Christmas season is the time when I hear the music of my OTHER piano hero, Vince Guaraldi, all over the airways. But Oscar Peterson was my piano hero even before Vince. I always wanted to meet him to see what a guy with twelve fingers looked like...
by Dave Shepherd
February 13th, 2007, 6:46 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: TODAY IS 43rd ANNIVERSARY!
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: TODAY IS 43rd ANNIVERSARY!

True, hence the deafening silence surrounding his act, in stark contrast to the hysterical shrieks of the live studio audience... Although, no disrespect to the legendary Kaps, alas it would've probably been the same had it been the other way around... I think his performance was recorded earlier i...
by Dave Shepherd
January 16th, 2007, 7:01 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ricky Jay
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Ricky Jay

Wow! That was quick!

I just saw it less than 10 minutes ago!
by Dave Shepherd
January 16th, 2007, 6:55 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Ricky Jay
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Ricky Jay

I dunno, a lot of personality!
by Dave Shepherd
January 5th, 2007, 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's Here, Online, and Mighty Fine: The Genii Blog
Replies: 38
Views: 2261

Re: It's Here, Online, and Mighty Fine: The Genii Blog

Blog on, Richard!

But yeah, do publish an RSS feed, please, so we can know of updates.
by Dave Shepherd
December 22nd, 2006, 6:19 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: "You probably know this but..."
Replies: 15
Views: 1294

Re: "You probably know this but..."

A couple years ago, when I was sponsoring a conjuring club at the high school where I was teaching, the initiates required the performance of some magic trick before we would begin to talk about secrets and methods. The one and only trick whose performance we forbade was the 21-card-trick. That was ...
by Dave Shepherd
November 27th, 2006, 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dec. issue quiz
Replies: 31
Views: 1129

Re: Dec. issue quiz

Originally posted by Gord Gardiner: Hold on a moment. It may be the Canadian educational system, but I was taught that "My Father and I" I correct and "Me and my Father" or even "My Father and me" is wrong. I know it's been a long time since I had to learn the rules of...
by Dave Shepherd
November 21st, 2006, 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: December Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 73
Views: 4374

Re: December Genii in the Mail!

Arrived yesterday (11/20) in Vienna, Virginia (Fairfax County suburbs).
by Dave Shepherd
November 18th, 2006, 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Check this link
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: Check this link

What fantastic presentations of classics! This is a great lesson in putting an act together: think about why you would do these things, and then make it about that motivation, not about the trick.

Thanks for posting those links!
by Dave Shepherd
November 17th, 2006, 5:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: December Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 73
Views: 4374

Re: December Genii in the Mail!

Yep, that's what I recall.

I usually get it relatively early in the cycle; don't know what's happening this month.
by Dave Shepherd
November 17th, 2006, 2:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: December Genii in the Mail!
Replies: 73
Views: 4374

Re: December Genii in the Mail!

Hasn't arrived yet in Vienna, VA, a mere 15 miles from Genii headquarters! (Yes, I know it's not coming from Northwest DC!)
by Dave Shepherd
November 6th, 2006, 4:38 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Old tricks appeal in a high-tech age
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Old tricks appeal in a high-tech age

I sent an email to the reporter who wrote the piece, and he got back to me. He said he did in fact mean Doug Henning. Said he was going to publish a correction, although as I write this it's still wrong.

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