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by Bill Mullins
November 20th, 2001, 5:31 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Five times Five
Replies: 7
Views: 1748

Re: Five times Five

If Cloutier and Ouellet get together, is that
40% of the 5x5 by France book?

Of course, if there ever is a 5x5 by France book, the Flicking Fingers will just take it over.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
November 20th, 2001, 2:45 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Five times Five
Replies: 7
Views: 1748

Re: Five times Five

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: I think the "Five Times Five" series is dormant at the moment. This is too bad, because while 5x5 Scotland is good, 5x5 Japan is one of my favorite Kaufman books. They really have a different way of thinking over there (the Japanese Genii issue is one...
by Bill Mullins
November 14th, 2001, 9:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Krystal's Magic Tricks
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Krystal's Magic Tricks

When I was a senior in high school, I had calculus during lunch period. There were only eight of us in the class, and we could plow through the material pretty quick, so there was more time to go to Krystals (the teachers would stake out McDonalds, and you got in trouble if you got caught leaving ca...
by Bill Mullins
November 14th, 2001, 3:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Krystal's Magic Tricks
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Krystal's Magic Tricks

Originally posted by Terry:
I've had both brands and White Castle blows out Krystals doors - literally and figuratively. People eat Krystals after a night of drinking to get the hangover/nausia ball rolling.


Don't people start drinking because they've
been eating White Castles??

Bill
by Bill Mullins
November 14th, 2001, 3:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Krystal's Magic Tricks
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Re: Krystal's Magic Tricks

I didn't mean for this topic to turn into a "Krystal's vs. White Castle" battle, but you folks can't really be serious when you imply that Krystal's is anything less than the perfect food. It's got meat, pickles and onions, and a bun (3 of the 4 food groups). I'm pretty sure that White Cas...
by Bill Mullins
November 13th, 2001, 4:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Krystal's Magic Tricks
Replies: 7
Views: 1314

Krystal's Magic Tricks

Krystal's, a hamburger chain here in the south (think "White Castle" only better) has as a current promotion in their kid's meals 3 different magic tricks. They are: 1) The Changing Coin (flat sliding tray) 2) The Disappearing Pickle (probably like the magnetic box that the Adams Penny to ...
by Bill Mullins
November 13th, 2001, 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Melvin Burkhart
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Melvin Burkhart

I believe National Public Radio's "All Things
Considered" had a story today on Burkhart.
They archive stories on their website
in streaming audio.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
November 6th, 2001, 7:01 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: swann galleries
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

swann galleries

Did anyone go to the auction? Any comments?
Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
October 19th, 2001, 1:18 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Jay Sankey magic lecture questions
Replies: 18
Views: 2158

Re: Jay Sankey magic lecture questions

Originally posted by Steve Bryant: Although I didn't particularly need one for Sankey's lecture, a notebook is also handy, especially if you have a crappy memory as I do. Even though notes will be available (and it's NICE to buy stuff from the guy, as lecturers usually are paid very little and make...
by Bill Mullins
October 19th, 2001, 1:15 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Sloppy research = bad information
Replies: 25
Views: 1436

Re: Sloppy research = bad information

JBA JANSON Sez: "So here are your choices; 1843 based on information of a direct quote from Alexander himself in 1895 or 1844 based on his widow's documentation! Not an easy choice – especially since you have no further information of what the “widow's documentation&#822...
by Bill Mullins
October 17th, 2001, 4:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Fisher's material
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Re: Fisher's material

There is a one-man issue of Labyrinth from Stephen Hobbs featuring Fisher's stuff. The 1st printing is gone (does anyone have any back issues of Labyrinth for sale??), but there was another printing that Fisher sold at lectures. (Isn't there an Alain Nu issue done the same way?). As always, check wi...
by Bill Mullins
October 11th, 2001, 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GENII BACK ISSUES NOW FOR SALE ONLINE
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: GENII BACK ISSUES NOW FOR SALE ONLINE

Three years since you took over??? Wow, it only feels like 36 months.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
October 11th, 2001, 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Contacting Darwin Ortiz?
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Contacting Darwin Ortiz?

Some of Ortiz's notes appear on Ebay from
time to time.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
October 5th, 2001, 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's in The December Dai Vernon Issue of Genii?
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: What's in The December Dai Vernon Issue of Genii?

Originally posted by Pete McCabe: Richard, Can't wait. Is Kennedy the guy who Vernon and Charlie Miller drove to Kansas to see, as recounted by Ricky Jay in his "52 Assistants" show? I'm not Richard, but yes, this is the same Kennedy. There was a _really_ good article about him -- intervi...
by Bill Mullins
October 5th, 2001, 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Used books?
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Used books?

Originally posted by urusai: What is your opinion about the sale of used books. I often defer a used book purchase with the reasoning that I would like to give the sale of a book to the Author/Publisher/Dealer so the creators can receive their due credit and or compensation. Authors/Publishers/Crea...
by Bill Mullins
October 4th, 2001, 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rights to make my own (insert your favorite RS) deck
Replies: 9
Views: 2422

Re: Rights to make my own (insert your favorite RS) deck

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman: Generally, you can always make another copy of anything you buy for your own use. It's a different story if you want to make them up to sell, which can be against the law depending upon the item and who owns it. I'm no lawyer, but a person who has tried to educ...
by Bill Mullins
October 4th, 2001, 1:10 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 5969

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Originally posted by Vernon Almond:

I guess being blessed with large hands means....uummm....having large feet.


What it really means is . . . .

large gloves.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
September 16th, 2001, 5:04 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: dvd vs. tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: dvd vs. tape

Richard, I'm sorry I come across as "griping over the few extra dollars". Like many of us who pay L&L, A-1, Hermetic, Stagewright, and the Genii corp's bills, I am a hobbyist who reads/views/consumes a lot of magic product, without being a pro or even particularlly active as an amateur...
by Bill Mullins
September 15th, 2001, 1:55 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 5969

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Thanks very much.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
September 15th, 2001, 2:21 am
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 5969

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Can someone please tell me which issue of Genii this is in, and what is on the cover of that issue??

Bill
by Bill Mullins
September 15th, 2001, 2:14 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: dvd vs. tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: dvd vs. tape

Originally posted by Andrew J. Pinard: There is a difference in price primarily because there are additional costs accrued in production. Development of interface, indexing/chaptering, video compression, & special features are all things which add to the price of a project going to DVD in addit...
by Bill Mullins
September 14th, 2001, 7:38 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: dvd vs. tape
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

dvd vs. tape

Is there any good reason that a magic DVD should cost $5 more than the the same program in tape format? Does anyone know enough about the production costs to say (or give informed speculation)? Is it simply a matter of VHS is old hat, DVD is new, so the market will bear more for a tape? Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
September 10th, 2001, 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Street Magic
Replies: 13
Views: 1110

Re: Street Magic

Originally posted by Tom Cutts: Dai, Please clarify this: "(unless you are doing street magic in San Francisco, where the rainbow scarves and rainbow streamers might go over really big!)" Is it because color attracts tourists, the main audience at Fisherman's Warf and the immediate area w...
by Bill Mullins
September 10th, 2001, 6:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mental Magic
Replies: 52
Views: 9018

Re: Mental Magic

Originally posted by Tom Stone: Sorry Bill, I'm still not quite familiar with american humour, and since Jay Leno and Letterman frequently makes casual one-liners about the death penalty, I thought that this would be in the same vein. Especially since I thought that the reference would be rather ob...
by Bill Mullins
September 9th, 2001, 9:28 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Slydini on film or video
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: Slydini on film or video

Posted by Matthew Field "I know of some Slydini footage, including films made (by Ganson?) of the Master performing in full Argentinian gaucho regalia. It has been said that a video containing this materal was marketed, underground, by a Slydini fan . . . Please don't ask me how I know this. &q...
by Bill Mullins
September 9th, 2001, 9:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mental Magic
Replies: 52
Views: 9018

Re: Mental Magic

From Tom Stone
"I'm not sure that Kitty Genovese would agree ;) "

I've often been accused of insensitivity, especially when trying to be sarcastic, or make a joke, but wow. This is a little over the top.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
September 9th, 2001, 9:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: jay, diaconis, freeman
Replies: 24
Views: 3101

Re: jay, diaconis, freeman

This is only tangentially related, but: Where else to put it??

Bob Dylan has a new album coming out. The commercials for on VH1 and other places show Dylan playing poker. The dealer is none other than ... Ricky Jay.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
September 7th, 2001, 6:10 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Mike Skinner
Replies: 35
Views: 3725

Re: Mike Skinner

A quote from MB Korn
"Although, I still believe that the double lift is one of the most difficult moves to perform--and the most maligned."

It is very easy to do _poorly_. (just difficult to do well -- like playing guitar).
by Bill Mullins
September 5th, 2001, 3:54 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: mental card tricks
Replies: 46
Views: 4492

Re: mental card tricks

Originally posted by memetical: Does anybody know if and when we (in the U.S.) are going to have the luxury of reading Tamariz's treatise on his stack? I use the Aronson stack (which I love). Is there any reason to unlearn it and prepare to learn Juan's? One reason is that Tamariz's stack can be bu...
by Bill Mullins
August 28th, 2001, 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Convention or gathering event
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: A Convention or gathering event

Well, I'm glad you did. Genii is better than ever, my favorite magazine.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
August 27th, 2001, 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Convention or gathering event
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: A Convention or gathering event

This, from the same guy who has publicly vowed never to do another magazine . . .
Bill
by Bill Mullins
August 27th, 2001, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Restaurant Act - Important Info
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

Re: The Restaurant Act - Important Info

I thought it was Don Ameche . . .
Bill
by Bill Mullins
August 24th, 2001, 6:15 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Improvements!
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Improvements!

I'm interested in seeing well thought out variations on sleights. When I was learning (I'm still learning, for that matter) a bottom deal, it was very helpful to read different grips, takes, etc., because the method that I use is more of a synthesis of other approaches than any single method. My han...
by Bill Mullins
August 24th, 2001, 6:12 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Lorayne
Replies: 25
Views: 2853

Lorayne

I read here that there will be a Harry Lorayne feature coming soon. After reading the introductions in the Richard's Almanac book, I'm a little surprised. Is this strictly a business decision? Are Richard and Harry on "good" terms now? Will past injustices be addressed in the article? This...
by Bill Mullins
August 24th, 2001, 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Denny's Ad on the September back cover
Replies: 71
Views: 6739

Re: Denny's Ad on the September back cover

I liked it -- it cracked me up. If it's not for you, turn the other cheek.
by Bill Mullins
August 17th, 2001, 3:26 pm
Forum: Magicana
Topic: Heinstein Shuffle
Replies: 48
Views: 5969

Re: Heinstein Shuffle

Originally posted by PaulCummins: [QB In Gary Oullett's (sorry, I *know* I spelled that incorrectly...) Fulminations column from Genii (BK)he explained Homer Liwag's false faro shuffle, which *does* use the unweaving of the packets to create a whirrr sound that simulates a cascade.[/QB] One of Mike...
by Bill Mullins
August 15th, 2001, 4:57 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Favourite coin sleight
Replies: 50
Views: 4645

Re: Favourite coin sleight

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer: PURELY PERSONAL PREJUDICE: I always thought that using the Muscle Pass to apparently cause "a coin to fall upward" was an odd and perhaps wasteful application of what should be used in a SECRET manner... Doug Conn, on the other hand, uses it to vanis...
by Bill Mullins
August 9th, 2001, 6:32 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Bring Back The Good Old Days
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: Bring Back The Good Old Days

Originally posted by Michael Edwards:

Vernon, who wasn't exactly the Ozzie Nelson of magic,



Every now and then, you read a line that makes you back up a bit. That was one.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
August 8th, 2001, 11:34 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Too-Perfect Theory
Replies: 48
Views: 4628

Re: Too-Perfect Theory

Unfortunately, too many magicians perform to the less observant. Even though I can recognize many sleights when they are being performed (when Doc Eason lectured here, I caught the card going under the glass every time), I still enjoy the performance more when the magician tries to set up misdirecti...
by Bill Mullins
August 7th, 2001, 5:26 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Performance Videos vs Teaching Videos.
Replies: 37
Views: 8778

Re: Performance Videos vs Teaching Videos.

Originally posted by Dan Magyari:

I'll try to not make an ass of myself by contributing frivolously or too often.


Dan -- Although your post bodes well for the
forum, don't worry about making an ass of yourself -- it can be just as entertaining!!
Bill

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