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by Leo Garet
February 4th, 2016, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Skint Magicians
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Skint Magicians

Ryan Matney wrote:Never heard the phrase skint!

If you’ve never been skint, you’re not as poor as you intimated. :)

I was just looking for general information, really and didn’t want to clog up the original thread.

Thanks for the reply Richard, and thanks to everyone on the original thread. Very interesting.
by Leo Garet
February 4th, 2016, 11:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Skint Magicians
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Skint Magicians

Prompted by the publishing comments in this thread… http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=47758&p=322576#p322576 I’m pretty sure we’d all like to be published by someone known for quality, such as Hermetic Press and the other guy.* But we can’t. Are there any POD companies tha...
by Leo Garet
February 3rd, 2016, 7:32 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Looking for a New Editor for "Magicana" in Genii
Replies: 17
Views: 4328

Re: Looking for a New Editor for "Magicana" in Genii

Steve Beam is great suggestion, particularly as he's now retired from his day job.
Trouble is I have a feeling he might be working on Semi-Automatic Card Tricks: The Finale. Part One that is.
:)
by Leo Garet
January 27th, 2016, 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mickey MacDougall on To Tell The Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

Re: Mickey MacDougall on To Tell The Truth

The tell for me was when they introduced Mickey's biography with a Voice of God announcer. The real Mickey smiled, while the other two continued to show serious visages. This confirmed for me two pieces of general pop psychology concerning the liar/truth-teller dynamic: 1. The truth tellers often r...
by Leo Garet
January 25th, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 78302

Re: Magic in BoingBoing

Here's the important passage from that link, and yet it looks as if even the person who wrote it doesn't get it: "At first, they were baffled and amazed, but once they were let in on the secret they were almost embarrassed at having missed the obvious explanation ..." “Well I never!” said...
by Leo Garet
January 22nd, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: "You Asked For It"
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Re: "You Asked For It"

Enjoyed the Haskell footage and the Ivory Joe Hunter Boogie Woogie. Didn't watch the rest.
by Leo Garet
January 22nd, 2016, 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mickey MacDougall on To Tell The Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

Re: Mickey MacDougall on To Tell The Truth

I thought the questions seemed well prepared and the Scarne bit confirms it for me.

I can't recall ever seeing a picture of Mickey MacDougall before, let along actual footage. So I was in guessing mode and guessed along with everybody else. As it happens, I guessed correctly.
by Leo Garet
January 17th, 2016, 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7117
Views: 2095935

Re: ERDNASE

If you can't turn your personal hunt for Erdnase into a business, then it all becomes an out of pocket expense with no reimbursement. Get it Chris? Got it? Good. Leonard, If you want to look at it as a business then it is one of the worst businesses you can be in. I have no idea of Chris's personal...
by Leo Garet
January 9th, 2016, 11:31 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Derren Brown's "The Devil's Picturebook" remastered
Replies: 7
Views: 3075

Re: Derren Brown's "The Devil's Picturebook" remastered

All the did was zoom the 4:3 to 16:9 too, not even pan and scan. Really lazy of them, imho. Unless that is what "remastered" means nowadays? Ah yes, "Remastered." Along with "Rebooted," "Reimagined," "Rejigged" and several other "Rewordings,&qu...
by Leo Garet
January 7th, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Thought To Help Complicate Location of Internet Exposure
Replies: 111
Views: 13657

Re: A Thought To Help Complicate Location of Internet Exposu

What stuck me here as inconsistent is why Superman ducked to avoid the gun.

Or is that what you were referring to, and I'm just being as thick as usual?
by Leo Garet
January 6th, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Thought To Help Complicate Location of Internet Exposure
Replies: 111
Views: 13657

Re: A Thought To Help Complicate Location of Internet Exposu

If someone says "how'd you do that" - we can say "that's a secret" and move on to the next item. When the chuckles fade a bit, add, "It's so secret, that even I don't know it." :D When the extra "kicker" bout of hilarity dies down to a dullish roar, and assum...
by Leo Garet
January 4th, 2016, 1:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: A Thought To Help Complicate Location of Internet Exposure
Replies: 111
Views: 13657

Re: A Thought To Help Complicate Location of Internet Exposu

Bill Mullins wrote:Google knows everything.


Not sure I agree, Bill. Google is surely a magician, creating the illusion that it knows everything, misdirecting us all at the same time.
;)
by Leo Garet
January 3rd, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Professor's children
Replies: 16
Views: 4489

Re: The Professor's children

Derek had some interesting posts here a number of years back. They were anonymized in the Great Genii Account Purge, but the posts remained. I'm having trouble finding them again. Here is one thread I think: http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?t=2319 Thanks Joe, but Blimey. I'm not sorry ...
by Leo Garet
December 31st, 2015, 10:35 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 5631

Re: MAGIC for $18!

Thanks again. More useful/valuable info!
by Leo Garet
December 31st, 2015, 10:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 5631

Re: MAGIC for $18!

The nearest I can find in the UK, is this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/3836553015/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=383652807X&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1CZGZG35TJBRFZKCVDGS The covers are different, and the UK offered ve...
by Leo Garet
December 31st, 2015, 10:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC for $18!
Replies: 22
Views: 5631

Re: MAGIC for $18!

The nearest I can find in the UK, is this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/3836553015/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=383652807X&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1CZGZG35TJBRFZKCVDGS The covers are different, and the UK offered ver...
by Leo Garet
December 20th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Will Trade 5th for 1905 Erdnase
Replies: 1
Views: 849

Re: Will Trade 5th for 1905 Erdnase

Rick Ruhl wrote:Samuel R. Erdase.?

It could be an anagram. ;)
by Leo Garet
December 19th, 2015, 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: First edition of Erdnase on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Re: First edition of Erdnase on eBay

It's selling for less than a hundred dollars, you won't need a few grand for this book. Deliberately distressing a book. They do that now with electric guitars to make them appear vintage with rusted parts and chipped paint. When you say "they," do you mean the naughty brigade or the actu...
by Leo Garet
December 14th, 2015, 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: First edition of Erdnase on eBay
Replies: 19
Views: 4440

Re: First edition of Erdnase on eBay

It's selling for less than a hundred dollars, you won't need a few grand for this book. Deliberately distressing a book. They do that now with electric guitars to make them appear vintage with rusted parts and chipped paint. When you say "they," do you mean the naughty brigade or the actu...
by Leo Garet
December 12th, 2015, 11:53 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: wanna see a trick
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: wanna see a trick

Richard Kaufman wrote:I don't believe, short of a controlled trial with multiple orangutans over a period of time with many repetitions, that there is any way to prove that the reaction is related to the "trick" aspect.

Dear, Dear, Richard. Surely you've seen the "Jungle Book?"
:D :D
by Leo Garet
December 12th, 2015, 8:56 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: wanna see a trick
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

Re: wanna see a trick

Also mentioned here.


viewtopic.php?f=21&t=47522
by Leo Garet
December 10th, 2015, 8:55 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Easy Magic to Fool Your Friends
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Re: Easy Magic to Fool Your Friends

Or perhaps Clyde is actually laughing to be polite whilst thinking along the lines of "Blimey more rubbish from uchoob." Or something. :D
by Leo Garet
December 9th, 2015, 1:00 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Magic in BoingBoing
Replies: 536
Views: 78302

Re: Magic in BoingBoing

mr_goat wrote:
Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Remember if it does not deceive it's not magic.


As my delicious friend Kent Gunn says, if you don't fool them, you're a just ****ing clown.

This is probably why the “I don’t fool ’em, I entertain ’em” brigade makes me wince.
by Leo Garet
December 9th, 2015, 10:01 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Turnantula
Replies: 24
Views: 6211

Re: Turnantula

Just about sums it up for me, too. Particularly the reference to Trigger.
by Leo Garet
December 7th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 90
Views: 18124

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

Moffat is what I think is called "the driving force" behind both Sherlock and Doctor Who. I can't stand either of the two shows, but then that's just me.
by Leo Garet
December 7th, 2015, 10:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER
Replies: 90
Views: 18124

Re: Best Version of Lubor Fiedler's Gozinta Boxes EVER

If it ain't Tom Baker, it ain't Doctor Who. Though full marks to Jon Pertwee for recognising the utility value of "...reverse the polarity of the neutron flow". It fits very snugly into card routines, just before the revelation of the selected card. It would probably suit the Gozinta Boxes...
by Leo Garet
December 6th, 2015, 12:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't Like Lists? You'll Hate "Top 10 Magicians of 2015"
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Don't Like Lists? You'll Hate "Top 10 Magicians of 2015"

Speaking of lists, and at the possible expense of a brief but amusing hijack, the latest issue of Mental Floss magazine proudly lists their quirky "100 Most Important People in History" and two of the spots are occupied by names familiar to magicians: Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (226), and ...
by Leo Garet
December 6th, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23029

Re: DelGaudio Sez

A grafter has to have a different mindset. He has to jump up and own before he starts work and say to himself,"I hate these dirty bastards who are walking around with my money in their pocket. I really must do my best to get it back from them and transfer it from their pockets into mine" ...
by Leo Garet
December 6th, 2015, 9:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Don't Like Lists? You'll Hate "Top 10 Magicians of 2015"
Replies: 7
Views: 1346

Re: Don't Like Lists? You'll Hate "Top 10 Magicians of 2015"

"My Favourite Ten" would better, as already touched upon in the "Best Books" thread.

As a matter of interest, did anyone trudge through, sorry, I mean watch the "Top Ten Tricks" that followed?
by Leo Garet
December 5th, 2015, 9:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anti cell phone product
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Re: Anti cell phone product

They certainly are useful devices, but as ever it's the use and abuse, the users and abusers that cause the smell.
by Leo Garet
December 3rd, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Best book of 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 13732

Re: Best book of 2015

I have the previous four Trost books and number five is arriving on 25th December. I hope. I’ve liked Nick Trost almost forever, and although I think the series is something of a case of diminishing returns, the books are always worth a look. Had “Destination Zero” since July (birthday) but confess ...
by Leo Garet
December 3rd, 2015, 9:59 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Best book of 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 13732

Re: Best book of 2015

performer wrote:I am an obvious exception to the rule since everything I learned and have written about was from before 1954 anyway. Come to think of it all this new stuff is old stuff rehashed anyway.

You can see why I'm not a writer; I didn't make myself clear. I meant did you write anything before '54? :)
by Leo Garet
December 3rd, 2015, 9:24 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Best book of 2015
Replies: 38
Views: 13732

Re: Best book of 2015

performer wrote:Sorry. Not interested. They were all written after 1954.

Any of your stuff published before '54.....??? ;)
by Leo Garet
November 30th, 2015, 9:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23029

Re: DelGaudio Sez

Please continue. I confess I still prefer The Beano, but your scribblings are very entertaining. :)

Any adventures with Max Andrews? The Vampire catalogue was the first "real" magic catalogue I ever saw.
by Leo Garet
November 29th, 2015, 8:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DelGaudio Sez
Replies: 166
Views: 23029

Re: DelGaudio Sez

This is completely off topic but the discussion died away ages ago so I don't think it matters. However, I feel an urge to tell you all about Henry and how he ran off with all my money and escaped to Ireland. I was living in Blackpool at the time. He was selling svengali decks for me in another cit...
by Leo Garet
November 25th, 2015, 8:36 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas
Replies: 24
Views: 8271

Re: 20th Century Panties Presentational Ideas

Krenz wrote:






Well, that was helpful.
by Leo Garet
November 23rd, 2015, 10:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: International Magic "Magic Social"
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: International Magic "Magic Social"

Thanks for that report. Much appreciated. Not quite sure what the final paragraph is all about, however. Do I understand that the MacMillan’s aren’t overly-involved in the convention these days? And that Noel Britten is The Man? I haven’t been for a very long time (age and distance among other thing...
by Leo Garet
November 22nd, 2015, 12:34 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy
Replies: 155
Views: 38726

Re: FISM 2012 - Day Six ...fism 2015 goes to italy

I just read this report of the World Fantasy Convention of 2013, held in Brighton. It's a long read, but it's pretty clear that Lever isn't the only man in England who can host a bad convention. Phew. It is a long read and sorry Bill, it wore me down. I didn't get to the end. But I thought this was...
by Leo Garet
November 20th, 2015, 11:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now You See Me 2 - trailer
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

Re: Now You See Me 2 - trailer

I watched Stuthard for ages and ages when I was 14 years old and was quite entranced by him. I have never seen an exhibition of cards tricks which entertained me so much in all the decades since. Not one single card magician I have ever seen was a patch on Joe Stuthard. And all he was using was a s...
by Leo Garet
November 20th, 2015, 10:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Now You See Me 2 - trailer
Replies: 16
Views: 1618

Re: Now You See Me 2 - trailer

Jonathan Townsend wrote:One of the engineers brought in the Google Cardboard viewer today.

And how much more interesting than watching an OTT setup that misses the point of magic as a craft.

What about an OTT set-up that doesn't miss the point..... :D ;)

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