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by Leo Garet
March 17th, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pocket magic
Replies: 26
Views: 7657

Re: Pocket magic

If the trick is about the prop and the look of the prop seems to explain the trickery ... then it's kinda hard to explain the effect as magic - especially when the props are treated as complicated fragile toys. Too Perfect (it's a tricky prop) meets specialty toy ... Agreed. Sadly, all props/appara...
by Leo Garet
March 17th, 2016, 9:07 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 16861

Re: Ten-Card Poker

Ten Card Poker is a card routine using only ten playing cards. The performer deals two hands of poker allowing the spectator pick the cards, but the magician wins every time. It typically is based on the Jonah Card principle. Thanks for that. Sounds as if it might be worth checking out. I wonder if...
by Leo Garet
March 14th, 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14405

Re: This New Blue Board

Blue-Grey over here in the backwoods.
No other colours affected, as they sometimes can be.

Haven't sent a PM; don't know how. Never figured it out.

Immediate Edit:
Anniversary Post. No cakes thanks, I'm on a diet.
by Leo Garet
March 13th, 2016, 9:21 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Cafe
Replies: 22
Views: 5509

Re: Magic Cafe

Now, don't you have some informed magicians to root out and ban? That isn't very fair Brad. I am an informed magician and Steve bans me all the time! But you're not all that hard to find. Mister Henderson said "root out". You're generally in plain view. Incidentally, I thought the "r...
by Leo Garet
March 11th, 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: set the bar too high
Replies: 27
Views: 8256

Re: set the bar too high

At no point in my previous post did I mention that I performed the trick for children. I merely made reference to Kids’ as being an example where routines often become longer with the passage of time. Browsers, experts and analysts are responsible for drawing inferences. However, as always, I bow to...
by Leo Garet
March 11th, 2016, 10:20 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: set the bar too high
Replies: 27
Views: 8256

Re: set the bar too high

Brian told me the story, too. Walt, possibly. Can't recall. In my routine I never cut the rope, so I suppose that gives me licence to run the thing for as long as I can be bothered. I suppose. The C&R rope is my all-time favourite non-card trick. Starting with string and a Boys Book Of Magic , i...
by Leo Garet
March 11th, 2016, 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hard questions
Replies: 13
Views: 5656

Re: Hard questions

Richard Kaufman wrote:There's been no spam since we installed the plug-in and I've changed the questions. I like that.

Excellent.
But should we keep it a secret? If "they" find out they may try harder.
;)
by Leo Garet
March 10th, 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

Jack...? :)

I think it was me that just couldn't find the correct "buttons".
Actually, there's no "Think" about it. It was me. Found it, done it.

Thanks!
by Leo Garet
March 10th, 2016, 12:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Magic Cafe
Replies: 22
Views: 5509

Re: Magic Cafe

No luck here, either.
Seems to be down at the moment.
by Leo Garet
March 10th, 2016, 10:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages
Replies: 15
Views: 2906

Re: We Know That You're Getting Spam Private Messages

Excuse me being thick, but can these spam-mails be deleted, as with "regular" spam e-mail stuff?
If so, how?
Thanks.
by Leo Garet
March 7th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14405

Re: This New Blue Board

Possibly my favourite(?) typo.

Along with sue and sued (use and used)

Other contenders are car, crad and ard (card), absolutley....and oh so menny, meny moore.
:roll:
by Leo Garet
March 7th, 2016, 6:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History
Replies: 12
Views: 5850

Re: The Pallbearer's Review - Best Magazine in History

I might as well be take the pedantic path (it is Monday) and say that I like Pallbearers and Epilogue; in fact all of Fulves stuff that I've seen. Though that's not everything by a long shot.

But as for best: "What is best"?
I have no idea.
by Leo Garet
March 7th, 2016, 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 14405

Re: This New Blue Board

Brad Jeffers wrote:I hate change :( ...
... but I guess I'll get used to it.

Me too.
I've only quoted this because it took me hours* to find out how to do it.
Ditto "Active Topics".
So far it seems quicker.

*Exaggeration fro effect.
by Leo Garet
March 1st, 2016, 7:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copyright scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 4102

Re: Copyright scam?

The internet continues to lose its appeal for me. This has to be the funniest line ever ;-) I hereby submit that sentence into the public domain, granting all rights to anyone who uses it for any purpose. Is that lyrics and music? If so, then sorry Bill. I think you'll find that someone out there b...
by Leo Garet
February 27th, 2016, 1:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Announcing Ultramodern.
Replies: 29
Views: 9189

Re: Announcing Ultramodern.

Everything I have is great.

I'm sure that applies to everybody else, too.
:D
by Leo Garet
February 24th, 2016, 12:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "the editor of genii who thinks he is god"
Replies: 34
Views: 11882

Re: "the editor of genii who thinks he is god"

The reason Blackpool is a huge attendance success is because it's great value for money..... No it's not. No disagreement with the sentiment of your post Mister Moore, I think the convention is value for money, even if Derek does try to squeeze every last copper from every crook and nanny. But it's...
by Leo Garet
February 23rd, 2016, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Derren Brown

who sets the standards? should sexual content be banned while violence condoned? Can we make fun of religion, or just some religions? are specific words or topics to be taboo, and if they are, does that just not give them more power? On what basis is the standard set, morality as determined by reli...
by Leo Garet
February 23rd, 2016, 10:19 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "the editor of genii who thinks he is god"
Replies: 34
Views: 11882

Re: "the editor of genii who thinks he is god"

The Blackpool Magic Festival is now in the Guinness Book of Records as holding the world's largest magic get-together. The 2015 event, which the Guinness people monitored had 3,614 registrants, including day registrants. And full marks for that. But the big mystery remains. How does it manage it ye...
by Leo Garet
February 23rd, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Derren Brown

Mark Lewis' link is a news story from 2010 about a handful of TV viewer complaints about being tied to a train track and escaping. Why bother with these? The horrifying thing about the Mark Lewis link is the revelation that the UK has an entity (with the appropriately Orwellian name of "Ofcom&...
by Leo Garet
February 23rd, 2016, 10:02 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Derren Brown

what I found amusing was how the censors (we had those for decades in the states) were concerned about spilled fish tanks from children emulating the magician but had no problem with them seeing the cigarette smoking and productions. Had for decades? Are there no "official" monitors (coul...
by Leo Garet
February 19th, 2016, 10:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "the editor of genii who thinks he is god"
Replies: 34
Views: 11882

Re: "the editor of genii who thinks he is god"

I am interested to hear that Dynamo wanted 25,000 pounds to appear at Blackpool. That is not birthday party money. Ever eager to undercut the opposition, I'd do it for £20,000, but I haven't been asked yet. One clause in my contract would concern accommodation. Can I please stay in Southport? Anywh...
by Leo Garet
February 18th, 2016, 8:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: "the editor of genii who thinks he is god"
Replies: 34
Views: 11882

Re: "the editor of genii who thinks he is god"

I'm not one of the seven.
I'm perfectly happy with FISM 2012.
I didn't go. ;)
by Leo Garet
February 18th, 2016, 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: 365 DAYS OF MAGIC
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Re: 365 DAYS OF MAGIC

Hi, So here is the deal. I've been into magic for 15 years and I've seen it all done it all. Thank you for reading. You know what to do. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9eqvax02bSPQ_VZ92vC99w "I've seen it all done it all." Blimey. "Thank you for reading. You know what to do."...
by Leo Garet
February 12th, 2016, 8:16 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past
Replies: 65
Views: 19843

Re: Interesting Marketed Tricks From The Past

I am just interested in creative and ingenious ideas. I have discovered most of the ones that are in print. So - now I am curious about figuring out the best way to find the ones that were never in print and instead were only ever released as marketed effects. Really? Wow and Blimey. Agree with Mat...
by Leo Garet
February 9th, 2016, 1:32 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 15687

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

I’ve nothing against the word “scripting” but what I don’t like is the way any number of “scripters” disparage the word. They dislike/loathe it because (they think) it smacks of something unworthy of the sublimely dazzling chatter that magicians utter. It’s been the industry standard forever and whe...
by Leo Garet
February 9th, 2016, 7:18 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 15687

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

Patter!!!!

I thought this word had been outlawed by the Script/Libretto Police years ago.

I've never been a fan of Orben. But Sid Lorraine's patter books, ancient though may be, always make me smile.
by Leo Garet
February 8th, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 15687

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

[Nothing "hippie" about it, dates from the Korean War. If you’d care to re-read what I said, you might just observe that I never mentioned the word’s origin. Clearly I should have repeated the words “wont to utter” as in my previous post. That is, clapped out hippies are wont to utter it....
by Leo Garet
February 7th, 2016, 9:54 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 15687

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

Leo, I take your points. No "disdain" intended, if it seemed that way, it was my lack of communication skills.... Magic Alfred: No sweat (more clapped out hippie jargon). I realised that Performer (who’s Mark?) was your “target.” I've never been a fan of The Fitzkee Trilogy either, probab...
by Leo Garet
February 6th, 2016, 1:53 pm
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 15687

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

Magic Alfred, I’d be grateful if you didn’t put words in my mouth. I said I don’t like the book. I never said I detested it. And I never for a moment denied that many others do like it. I said as much. Incidentally, for “like,”substitute any other adjective that you feel is more suitable. Neither di...
by Leo Garet
February 6th, 2016, 11:30 am
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms
Replies: 38
Views: 15687

Re: Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

I’m Nobody In Particular, although I remain hopeful that I might one day be less that nobody in particular. Owing to my well-documented Nobodyness I’m reluctant to offer opinion on such revered and esteemed jewels as this. I haven’t the qualifications. But I’ve never liked it. I think the book is so...
by Leo Garet
February 5th, 2016, 7:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Skint Magicians
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Skint Magicians

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, hence this topic. Meanwhile thanks to everyone who responded on both threads. For reasons only the gremlins will know, I meant to pos...
by Leo Garet
February 4th, 2016, 1:37 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Skint Magicians
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

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: 1372

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: 4447

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: 3239

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: 84039

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: 1530

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: 3239

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: 7165
Views: 2170975

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: 3190

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...

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