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by Leo Garet
February 27th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23102

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Charlie Miller was a Diceman.
by Leo Garet
February 27th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23102

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

webbmaster wrote:I have seen cardist or cardiste I think. But why not learn some coin tricks and maybe a rubber band trick and call yourself a "sleight-of-hand artist" which I like because it has 'artist' in it. You can still include card tricks.


Or learn some coin tricks and call yourself a coinman.
by Leo Garet
February 26th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen
Replies: 146
Views: 18588

Re: The Trick with the Strongest Reaction from Laymen

Al Schneider wrote:Perhaps this thread should ask the question what works best in the various venues of magic performances.

Perhaps not this thread, but another thread with this in mind is not a bad idea. I think.

All magic is conditional after all.
by Leo Garet
February 26th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Please retire the term, "cardman."
Replies: 244
Views: 23102

Re: Please retire the term, "cardman."

Will this do?
Dexworker.

Decks Worker is okay, if a bit clumsy. Dexworker, however is a new word and should, perhaps, be cherished as such.
by Leo Garet
February 9th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 17294

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

Who knows why audiences react or respond the way they do. I'm always wary of magicians who offer guarantees of reaction. Tell the funniest joke in the world to five people... Number One will laugh his socks off. Number Two will laugh openly. Number Three will chuckle audibly. Number Four will smile....
by Leo Garet
February 9th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Home made okito box and Boston box!
Replies: 19
Views: 2868

Re: Home made okito box and Boston box!

When you are sitting or standing two or three feet from someone, I can certainly understand the need to explain odd things you bring into play. Indeed. Which is why I believe the original idea was that the Okito boxes were passed off to audiences as pill boxes, familiar items at one time. And not s...
by Leo Garet
February 7th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magician accused of sexual assault
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: Magician accused of sexual assault

Bill Mullins wrote:
Richard Kaufman wrote:Wasn't dueling still legal at that time?


This wasn't a duel. It was a good old country ass-whooping.

It seems to have been a bit more than that, but to return to my original query, it seems odd, from today's perspective anyway, that Anderson didn't find himself back in court.
by Leo Garet
February 6th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magician accused of sexual assault
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: Magician accused of sexual assault

Did Anderson face any charges on this matter, I wonder? Certainly should have done by the sounds of things.
by Leo Garet
February 4th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines
Replies: 183
Views: 17294

Re: Your Views on Cups & Balls and One Cup Routines

Regarding Scarne.
Generally agree. It is perfunctory, but what was the requirement? Did the film folk merely want a nuts and bolts dem? I suspect they did.

Incidentally, Scarne does look to be a young pup, but in 1939 he would have been 36.
by Leo Garet
January 29th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27132

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Or maybe Andy is Erdnase….

Andy, Andrew, Andrews, the clues begin.
by Leo Garet
January 26th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27132

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Richard Kaufman wrote:I have friends, and a spouse, and a child, and a parent, with whom I agree to disagree on certain things. That's how adults get a long.

On the button.
by Leo Garet
January 26th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27132

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Joe Mckay wrote:Cheers, magicfish.

Agreeing to disagree is a sensible way to draw a line under all this.

Have a great weekend!


Indeed, although....

Agreeing to disagree might eliminate the need for lines. Everywhere.
by Leo Garet
January 24th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27132

Re: The Jerx Year Three

Accepting that there are limits, by and large I agree with Mister Henderson. Joe is unquestionably one of Andy’s greatest publicists. Nothing wrong with that, if it’s your thing. And I I look forward to his observations on Year Four. As for Andy’s thoughts regarding “too much discussion of magic onl...
by Leo Garet
January 24th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27132

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I see no reason to lock the thread. RK and The Moderators (that well-known rhythm ensemble) seem to be well on top of things.
by Leo Garet
January 24th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27132

Re: The Jerx Year Three

So .... Richard deleted a post and noted that he did so because the post made little sense, was difficult to understand, and was somewhat inappropriate. Rather than leave well enough alone, magicfish decided to respond to Richards deletion by then linking to the contents of the post Richard had jus...
by Leo Garet
January 24th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Jerx Year Three
Replies: 223
Views: 27132

Re: The Jerx Year Three

I've deleted your post because it was extremely confusing what was quoted material and what you were writing yourself. Parts of it were certainly offensive. The tone is certainly offensive, but I’m still confused. I was expecting a link to the The Jerx. I can’t make out who’s having a go at whom on...
by Leo Garet
January 7th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Glasgow Connection
Replies: 28
Views: 2065

Re: The Glasgow Connection

Peter Duffie has the lowdown and as much background on the Scottish Mafia as anyone would like to know. Whether he feels like publishing it on open forum, is another matter. in fact he may already have done so. Going on what Peter has told me it was all good fun. And as far as I can recall, Bobby Be...
by Leo Garet
January 7th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7165
Views: 2172298

Re: ERDNASE

Chris Wasshuber is entirely correct. Wasshuber is entirely incorrect ... as he's saying the very opposite of what you're saying (and I happen to agree with you ). Faux Pas City. Oops Oops and Oops Again. You're right. I'm right. Stating it how I did meant I was wrong. I suffer from congenital Gift ...
by Leo Garet
January 6th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7165
Views: 2172298

Re: ERDNASE

I have seen and heard the phrase, "gift of gab" frequently, but I have never encountered anywhere else (to my feeble recollection), "the gift of THE gab". The addition of the second article is indeed most rare. In Magic maybe. But I doubt it. And certainly not where I live. Enti...
by Leo Garet
June 9th, 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 15998

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

I think (not having the book directly in front of me) that my letter is K. And you, Leo, are one of the people who like to make a fuss. Do you own these books? Well, thankyou Mister Kaufman for that clear cut defamation. What a vicious response to a perfectly innocuous post. If it was meant to be h...
by Leo Garet
June 9th, 2016, 9:39 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: R.M. Jamison's Spot Sticks
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: R.M. Jamison's Spot Sticks

I also wish Terry had used his own voice and not attempted Ken Brooke's version of a Yorkshire Accent.
Ken was Tyke through and through and certainly had a Yorkshire Accent, but not the Yorkshire. There is no such thing.
:)
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New release of Cervon Notebooks
Replies: 85
Views: 15998

Re: New release of Cervon Notebooks

It's a very big fuss over 26 sets of books. So few people will actually get to purchase them (beyond those who already have). True enough, but people do like to make a fuss. Magicians being people (generally speaking) are seriously prone to fuss-making. It sometimes makes life interesting and often...
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: 5 cool magic tricks for kids
Replies: 2
Views: 3057

Re: 5 cool magic tricks for kids

Wow! What a great idea. I would never have thought of doing magic tricks for kids. And doing them at a birthday bash, cripes, that is a barnstormer of a notion. :o
by Leo Garet
June 8th, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 4288

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

No, Leo, there was nothing like that in Genii. Gulp. I know (as much as anyone with a memory as "wonderful" as mine can ever know) that I read a quite substantial article somewhere. It must have been "in another place," that is, "the other" US glossy magazine. As hinte...
by Leo Garet
June 6th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 4288

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

Bruce Geller was a magician, which could explain things. The magic influence in "Mission Impossible" comes out often...Geller once described each episode was a magic trick in itself. Indeed. Am I dreaming? I can't find the issue I think I'm thinking of, but wasn't there a recent Genii fea...
by Leo Garet
June 6th, 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Whose idea is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1342

Re: Whose idea is this?

Anybody ever "see" Bunny/Penguin?
I use this ambigram as sort-of proof that sometimes we see things that aren't there and sometimes we don't see things that are there.
by Leo Garet
June 5th, 2016, 11:01 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Mentalist on the Rifleman
Replies: 13
Views: 4288

Re: Mentalist on the Rifleman

Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam. Two all-time favourites. Both in "High Noon," though neither was very busy. And Van Cleef didn't speak.

One of the most underrated western series for me was "The Dakotas". Elam as a gunfighter turned lawman. That made a change.
by Leo Garet
June 5th, 2016, 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)
Replies: 18
Views: 6473

Re: Copperfield being sued (and his illusion exposed)

Richard Kaufman wrote:And it's published in the least reliable news outlet in the world: the Daily Mail, right next to dozens of other tabloid stories.

How do you work that out?
They're all as bad as each other.
:)
by Leo Garet
June 4th, 2016, 9:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Another Bad Apple and the Police Are Looking for Your Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Re: Another Bad Apple and the Police Are Looking for Your Help

May freelance. May use the name "Mr. Funny".

If it turns out he's not a magician, merely another scumbag, I wonder if there will be headlines appropriate to the fact.
Rhetorical question.
by Leo Garet
June 3rd, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 56247

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

To hear is to obey my liege. :) Actually, already been there, still no wiser. One more back and forth tennis match, with no result to speak of. However, back at the plot, I think that what's on offer (Andy's book) is very expensive, but that's a relative term. I thought the Stewart James Trilogy was...
by Leo Garet
June 3rd, 2016, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 56247

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

He might qualify as controversial if he presold a $200+ book and didn't deliver it, even after 4 years. Right, Dale? How's Sacred Tricks coming along? Ah yes...glad someone mentioned this. Me too, though I have no idea what it's about. Don't recall hearing about "Sacred Tricks". But then ...
by Leo Garet
June 3rd, 2016, 11:15 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coming Monday June 6: A Buy One Get One Free Sale from Kaufman and Company
Replies: 10
Views: 2787

Re: Coming Shortly: A Buy One Get One Free Sale from Kaufman and Company

Old enough I'm afraid, and I do get the reference, however Rowan & Martin's Laugh In never quite made it over to this side of the pond. We did get Hogan's Heroes, although the less we say about Bob Crane the better. (BBC's Allo Allo was far better though) Anyways, back to the books - I know whi...
by Leo Garet
June 2nd, 2016, 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 56247

Re: Return of a Controversial Blog

John LeBlanc wrote:
Unless I missed something, only Joe McKay has stated that. And I take that in the same manner I take his other comments with respect to this subject.
John

One of us missed something. Probably me. It usually is.
by Leo Garet
June 2nd, 2016, 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Return of a Controversial Blog
Replies: 255
Views: 56247

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: 1866

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: 56247

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: 1866

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: 56247

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: 56247

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: 56247

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...

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