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by Leo Garet
May 12th, 2016, 8:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 3360

Re: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party

Great Pix. Great Party.

Was there a special award for Best Beard? :D
by Leo Garet
May 11th, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello...Hello...Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 4418

Re: Hello...Hello...Hello

performer wrote:That is what I've been saying! Perhaps I need to be rude to someone. That might do it!

You don't know how to be rude. It's simply not your nature.
Happy 39th by the way.
by Leo Garet
May 8th, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 20116

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

I informed him that he was doing it all wrong whereupon he argued with me concerning the matter. I consider this to be a very silly thing to do since my word on card magic should naturally be gospel and beyond contradiction. Everybody knows this is true and everybody also knows what happens to thos...
by Leo Garet
May 8th, 2016, 8:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 52
Views: 16185

Re: Laypeople

I generally refer to the farternity as Magicians and magic club members, although not all members of the faternity are magic club members. And some non-members are Magicians. And.....here we go round in circles to nowhere. We're all layfolk, anyway. Step outside the back door and we're in a world th...
by Leo Garet
May 6th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Laypeople
Replies: 52
Views: 16185

Re: Laypeople

As Mister Kaufman says, it’s convenient. It's a fully rounded and traditionally accepted general term. Terminology, even jargon to some degree. If anybody feels it’s somehow demeaning, so be it it. Alongside “laity,” it’s a word/phrase that’s been part of my vocabulary forever; inside and outside Ma...
by Leo Garet
May 5th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: To legally buy used Precursor PDF
Replies: 46
Views: 10952

Re: Wanted: To legally buy used Precursor PDF

Here's a couple of spanners to scatter in the works. I have never signed away any of my personal copyrights. Therefore, I retain all copyright to all the material I have ever contributed to books magazines, whatever, and that includes Pabular and Club 71/The Magician. I do not, of course, have any c...
by Leo Garet
May 1st, 2016, 7:10 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Gypsy Thread Question
Replies: 11
Views: 3966

Re: A Gypsy Thread Question

Start by breaking off a length of thread from the bobbin. That's more than enough "evidence" that all is as it should be.
by Leo Garet
April 25th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016?
Replies: 19
Views: 5129

Re: Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016?

Of course it's seriously bad news that so many celebrities are dying, of course it is. But if we pause for a moment and consider the age group 65/75, there are a hell of a lot of Baby Boomers who aren't famous that are saying their last Long Goodbye round about now. My own immediate circle of pals a...
by Leo Garet
April 23rd, 2016, 1:50 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Some Like It Hot?
Replies: 13
Views: 4393

Re: Some Like It Hot?

Okay okay okay! It was news to me & I thought it was interesting. So . . . 'dja hear about the time Pinetti got thrown out of Prussia because Frederick the Great thought the carriage he drove around in was too fancy for a mere magician? Hoo boy!!! It is interesting and no shame in not having he...
by Leo Garet
April 23rd, 2016, 12:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Roy Johnson
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Re: Roy Johnson

I got to know Roy and his wife Janet through Wayne Dobson. As noted he was a very clever thinker. I have his Goodliffe books and whilst they’re a bit dated, they are brimful of clever notions. Wayne used any number of them during his “Club Years”. I hadn’t seen him for a while and the last few times...
by Leo Garet
April 23rd, 2016, 12:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016?
Replies: 19
Views: 5129

Re: Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016?

Probably another media conspiracy.
;)
by Leo Garet
April 23rd, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Some Like It Hot?
Replies: 13
Views: 4393

Re: Some Like It Hot?

I read about this about a thousand years ago, too. I was still at school.
It was one of Will Dexter's books: "Everybody's Book Of Magic". Published by Arco in the UK. If memory serves, it also appeared under two or three other titles, sometimes with tricks, sometimes without.
by Leo Garet
April 16th, 2016, 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 15045

Re: This New Blue Board

one tiny complaint. When clicking the title to a post it is very easy to click on the poster's name and get sent to a log in request to view their profile. other than that small annoyance everything seems to be working fine here Fully agree. I do it all the time. Though it doesn't seem unique to th...
by Leo Garet
April 12th, 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: AMA Election Results
Replies: 17
Views: 4567

Re: AMA Election Results

$250 annually for US non-resident members. Not sure what the cost is for those not in US. Compare to non-resident membership in the Magic Circle in the UK: £115 if you want a hard copy of the Magic Circular, £95 if you want a digital copy mailed to you. Not quite correct. Or rather, slightly incomp...
by Leo Garet
April 10th, 2016, 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: New P&T Magic Set
Replies: 65
Views: 17175

Re: New P&T Magic Set

Every magic set I ever had featured props for about a dozen miracles and a small booklet with 50/100 other Amazing Tricks; never 200, though. Blimey. Once, maybe twice, there was a separate booklet for the Wizard (Stripper) or Magic Cards (Svengali) decks. Although mostly it was a leaflet for these,...
by Leo Garet
April 8th, 2016, 1:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jennings Wallet
Replies: 14
Views: 4168

Re: Jennings Wallet

Thankyou!

I had heard this before, but wasn’t aware that it had reached such heights as to acquire the status of a name.
by Leo Garet
April 7th, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick
Replies: 77
Views: 26259

Re: Dutch Looper / English Monte / English Three Card Trick

Did you know Arthur Day? He was a good friend of Ken Brooke, and the Dutch Looper was one of his favourites. We knew Arthur and Hazel, of course. Great people. Arthur was terrific with a pair of scissors and cut all kinds of crazy magic designs and envelopes. He was also a wizard when it came to “f...
by Leo Garet
April 7th, 2016, 12:12 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jennings Wallet
Replies: 14
Views: 4168

Re: Jennings Wallet

Whilst I know there ain't no Sanity Clause I confess I've never heard of the Hofzinser Clause, debunked or otherwise.
Information appreciated.
by Leo Garet
April 2nd, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.
Replies: 108
Views: 27951

Re: randi documentary - an alternative perspective.

Richard Kaufman wrote:My wife thought he came off as kind of "icky."

Ditto.
He seems to have gone from serious-but-with-a-smile-and-a-twinkle-in-his-personality to....well something less appealing.
by Leo Garet
April 2nd, 2016, 7:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dynamo Live
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: Dynamo Live

Richard Kaufman wrote:I've seen virtually every magician I know fail at one point or another. It's really not big news.

I've seen plenty myself. Never seen myself fail, but others have. ;)

Regarding news. It doesn't have to be "News," to make headlines.
by Leo Garet
April 1st, 2016, 6:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dynamo Live
Replies: 7
Views: 2704

Re: Dynamo Live

Clearly Real Magicians don't need Outs.
Except sometimes.
by Leo Garet
March 30th, 2016, 7:05 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The onerous restrictions on new Repro Magic digital product
Replies: 2
Views: 1637

Re: The onerous restrictions on new Repro Magic digital product

lybrary wrote:Get them from the source you can trust: Lybrary.com.

Always.
As for Jonathan Royle....
by Leo Garet
March 26th, 2016, 2:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You
Replies: 16
Views: 5707

Re: Tom Stone Shares a Video With You

The bag itself doesn't look incongruous to me. Admittedly it has to fit the performing circumstances, but it looks, size-wise, like any number of bags I've seen carried by both men and women.
by Leo Garet
March 26th, 2016, 11:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The evolution of magic in the 20th century
Replies: 9
Views: 5464

Re: The evolution of magic in the 20th century

Brad Jeffers wrote:"Magic, as you may know, is the world's second oldest profession. Both professions are being ruined these days by amateurs."
~ Pop Haydn

Spot On!
And, as always, they're getting tons of help from The Professionals.
by Leo Garet
March 23rd, 2016, 8:55 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Sphinx magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: The Sphinx magazine

I always check the tricks; instinct, reflex, I suppose. But I agree, the editorials, news, essays and whatnot are what I really find fascinating. Great stuff.
It's fashionable today to use the phrase "Social-Document," but that's exactly what they are.
by Leo Garet
March 21st, 2016, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: This New Blue Board
Replies: 70
Views: 15045

Re: This New Blue Board

I stay logged in as long as the computer's on. Switch it off for the day and next day it's time to log in again. That's IE.
by Leo Garet
March 20th, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Copperfield Backs New Magic Law
Replies: 11
Views: 3531

Re: Copperfield Behind New Magic Law

“Magic has been around for 500 years, so I think it’s probably a good time to get this confirmed,” Copperfield said

That long?
Probably a typo.
by Leo Garet
March 19th, 2016, 11:25 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 20116

Re: Mark Lewis Troll Forum

performer wrote:Does that mean that Doug has returned to the magic cafe? It is not that he is fickle.

The fickle magicians I referred to are the ones who did not miss him. Not Doug himself.
But you weren't to know that, which is unusual considering your all-seeing wotsit power.
:)
by Leo Garet
March 18th, 2016, 1:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mark Lewis Troll Forum
Replies: 74
Views: 20116

Re: Banned From The Magic Cafe

Dougini wrote:Not permanently. Two months. But, I have not been back. I'm not missed by ONE person! So, what's the point? This place feels more like home...

Doug

Magicians are so fickle.
:)
by Leo Garet
March 18th, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pocket magic
Replies: 26
Views: 8088

Re: Pocket magic

If your sole purpose is to do a "trick" it's one thing but if your purpose is to create an 'engaging magical experience', it's another. A good context will allow you to go in any direction you want. An Okito Box can become the 'pill box' of an old time magician, something you bought at an...
by Leo Garet
March 18th, 2016, 10:56 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pocket magic
Replies: 26
Views: 8088

Re: Pocket magic

People being people, they are always likely to ask to “have a look”. And no amount of spectator management will satisfy their curiosity. Even “having a look at the prop” still leaves doubts. Many Tenyo effects having locking mechanisms and are examinable. As far as still having doubts after examina...
by Leo Garet
March 17th, 2016, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pocket magic
Replies: 26
Views: 8088

Re: Pocket magic

As I don't know how to edit posts, if indeed I can, the only way to head off the jokers looks to be by adding this addendum. When I fell over the keyboard and typed: But also, because they wanted to “have a look a tit”. I thought I was typing: But also, because they wanted to “have a look at it”. He...
by Leo Garet
March 17th, 2016, 1:41 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pocket magic
Replies: 26
Views: 8088

Re: Pocket magic

The first Okito Box I ever owned I bought for one shillings and sixpence from Hamleys. By post, I hasten to add. I never saw anything resembling a magic shop until I was an adult. The box was a nice looking plastic effort and although it was made to sell cheap, it looked more like a pill box than an...
by Leo Garet
March 17th, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ten-Card Poker
Replies: 76
Views: 17362

Re: Ten-Card Poker

Good idea. Anybody got any suggestions as to who might be best qualified?
by Leo Garet
March 17th, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Pocket magic
Replies: 26
Views: 8088

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: 17362

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: 15045

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: 5731

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: 11079

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: 11079

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...

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