Search found 273 matches

by Leo Garet
June 2nd, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 54308

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Fully agree with Mister Performer. I wouldn't dare do otherwise. Here's a question: Why does Andy deserve to succeed in his attempts to monetise (hate that word) his endeavours? Genuine question, seeking information. It might assist me in making my own still-in-the-works magnum opus more appealing. ...
by Leo Garet
June 2nd, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rock and Roll Posters
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Re: Rock and Roll Posters

Ay idea what the music was? Sounds like a cross between Dick Dale and The Surfaris attempting another "Wipeout". This should read " Any idea," etcetera, just in case no one realised. Hey ho. I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but I can't recall where or what the out...
by Leo Garet
June 1st, 2016, 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 54308

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Roger M. wrote:But this thread isn't actually about you Dale.

Indeed.
Hijack Ahoy.
by Leo Garet
June 1st, 2016, 1:14 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Rock and Roll Posters
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Re: Rock and Roll Posters

Ay idea what the music was?
Sounds like a cross between Dick Dale and The Surfaris attempting another "Wipeout".
by Leo Garet
May 31st, 2016, 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 54308

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

Another thought:
AJM = Andrew/Andy Joe Mackay....
:mrgreen:
:lol:
by Leo Garet
May 31st, 2016, 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 54308

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

AJM wrote:Joe - you're not actually Andy by any chance?

Andrew

Andrew: You're not Andy by any chance, are you?
:D
by Leo Garet
May 31st, 2016, 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 54308

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

I've taken the liberty of lifting this from a previous post commenting on a previous post of yours. If the author cares, tough titty. Here we go: Well, Joe, clearly you’re a fan and good luck with that. What I’ve seen is not particularly thrilling and is not worth the money. I’m sure (hope) you’ll a...
by Leo Garet
May 28th, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Whatever happened to Kamarr The Discount Magician?
Replies: 12
Views: 5008

Re: Whatever happened to Kamarr The Discount Magician?

After all we do not tell the rest of you how to drive your buses, do we? You might not, Sir, but that puts you in a very very small minority. Where I come from the only people who aren't capable of doing a particular job are the people doing it. The people who aren't doing the job are the only ones...
by Leo Garet
May 27th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Is it possible to learn sleights while you sleep?
Replies: 20
Views: 6455

Re: Is it possible to learn sleights while you sleep?

When I'm asleep I dream I perform better.
by Leo Garet
May 27th, 2016, 10:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent
Replies: 16
Views: 4637

Re: The Joys of TV Magic - Britain's Got Talent

It is the magician's fault. Well, that’s told me, but what the hell. Whilst bowing to Mister Moore's clear and obvious experience and expertise, I disagree. If there is "blame" one person cannot be held responsible. All actors forget lines once in a while, no matter how many times they've...
by Leo Garet
May 27th, 2016, 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: NY Times article about obscure magic magazines
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

Re: NY Times article about obscure magic magazines

Bob Farmer wrote:Yes, she seems completely incoherent. See my prior post.

Sorry Mister Farmer, I could not understand a word of that post.
:)
by Leo Garet
May 20th, 2016, 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prophecy or Prophesy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: Prophecy or Prophesy?

Unfortunately Bill Simon misspelled it as "Prophesy" in his book. Since it appears to be an accidental error of ignorance rather than deliberate stylistic choice as in Leo G's "Bizness Kard Profesy....." I see little problem silently correcting it to "Business Card Prophecy...
by Leo Garet
May 19th, 2016, 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Prophecy or Prophesy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: Prophecy or Prophesy?

Hello, Bill Simon named his move "Business Card Prophecy Move" in his book "Effective Card Magic" in the 1952... But sometimes it is also spelled as "Prophesy".... Which is the right one? Did he? The routine is called "Business Card Prophesy," but he didn't g...
by Leo Garet
May 14th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 13787

Re: The Lowdown

Mister Fulves does seem to have become more reclusive than ever in recent times. However, I found correspondence with him to be easy and a pleasure and not only when I was buying stuff. This was a time when banks didn't quite charge the earth for "processing" international money orders. It...
by Leo Garet
May 13th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Karl Fulves Pubs
Replies: 53
Views: 13787

Re: The Lowdown

The real identity of Mister/Mrs/Ms Erdnase?
by Leo Garet
May 12th, 2016, 8:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Photo Gallery of Harry Lorayne's 90th Birthday Party
Replies: 11
Views: 3176

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: 4290

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: 16816

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: 27
Views: 9442

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: 27
Views: 9442

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: 10201

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: 3638

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: 4868

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: 4002

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: 1449

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: 4868

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: 4002

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: 13990

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: 4401

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: 16232

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: 4034

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: 18032

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: 4034

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: 26563

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: 2577

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: 2577

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: 1546

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: 5402

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: 4409

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: 1747

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.

Go to advanced search