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by Bill Mullins
February 15th, 2002, 7:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Nash book reprints
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: Martin Nash book reprints

I just pulled out my High School annual, class of 1980. I hereby retract all comments about personal appearance. Think "Ernie" from My Three Sons, only not so suave and debonair. (I'm an electrical engineer, and I almost didn't get in because I'm too geeky looking). Fortunately, Richard K ...
by Bill Mullins
February 14th, 2002, 3:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Nash book reprints
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: Martin Nash book reprints

Terry -- No offense taken. Like Richard says, bid what you want to pay, then go to sleep. I've been ebaying (is that a word?) for over two years, and that lesson took a while to learn. I was just having a little Forum Fun at your expense. But geez, 51 seconds. I mean, give a guy a break. (and the eb...
by Bill Mullins
February 14th, 2002, 7:00 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Making Gaffed Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Re: Making Gaffed Cards

Originally posted by Matthew Field: There have been products which use a computer/printer to print on a decal-like transfer which you moisten and slide off onto a blank card. I haven't tried this. Any more info on these products would be really appreciated -- manufacturer, vendors, etc. Before any ...
by Bill Mullins
February 13th, 2002, 9:30 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: James Alfredson
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: James Alfredson

From the Real White Pages Online:

James Alfredson
339 E Hanover St
[censored], MI 49449
231-869-4174

Good Luck.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
February 13th, 2002, 9:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Nash book reprints
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: Martin Nash book reprints

Originally posted by Terry: I just picked up a 1979 1st edition of Vol 3 in the trilogy from EBay. Yeah, you outbid me. By bidding NINETEEN SECONDS before the auction closed. How am I supposed to respond to that???????? <G> Also, since I don't have the book (thanks to Terry . . . ), what the heck i...
by Bill Mullins
February 13th, 2002, 4:34 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Making Gaffed Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Re: Making Gaffed Cards

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by Bill Mullins
February 13th, 2002, 4:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Making Gaffed Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 2350

Re: Making Gaffed Cards

If your routine doesn't include the spectators handling the cards, you can print the gaff on a sticker and then stick that to the face of a card. Use a blank card so that ink doesn't show through the white areas of the sticker, and print slightly bigger than the size of the card (2.5 x 3.5") so...
by Bill Mullins
February 11th, 2002, 5:44 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Marc DeSouza Snap Change
Replies: 11
Views: 984

Re: Marc DeSouza Snap Change

It was originally published in Steve Beam's "Trapdoor" magazine; don't know the
issue # offhand . . .

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
February 10th, 2002, 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians & Airport Security
Replies: 18
Views: 1614

Re: Magicians & Airport Security

Originally posted by Ralph Bonheim: Anyone here know what the rules are regarding flashpaper/cotton and hand-held ignition devices? I think FAA rules have always prohibited "explosives", even before Sept. 11. Flashpaper, flash string and flash cotton are full of nitrocellulose, a powerful...
by Bill Mullins
February 3rd, 2002, 9:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: connie haden
Replies: 4
Views: 606

connie haden

Can anyone point me to some references on Connie Haden? I've seen his name as the inventor of the expanded shell -- is this so? Also seen him referenced to a "2 copper one silver gimmick" in a Gary Kurtz routine -- is this more or less the same as Copper Silver Brass gimmick, except differ...
by Bill Mullins
February 2nd, 2002, 9:52 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Teaching magic to bartenders in training
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: Teaching magic to bartenders in training

I can understand your position about teaching your repertoire, but:

If I went to school to learn bartending magic, and the teacher showed me some killer magic, and then wouldn't teach it, I'd be perturbed.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
January 19th, 2002, 11:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Mail Order Dealer Recomendations
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Mail Order Dealer Recomendations

Denny & Lee's is good, H&R books is good.

If you must by from an internet dealer,
I've had pretty good luck with Charlie's Electronic Magic Store. We had one mix up (I forget the details), but he fixed it promptly and to my satisfaction.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
January 16th, 2002, 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?
Replies: 54
Views: 6540

Re: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?

Originally posted by Matthew Field: Card technique requires accurate, technical writing, and the use of exacting words can sometimes be off-putting Hear, Hear. I'm an engineer, and much of my professional writing is technical. It is very difficult to write accurately when the specifics are so impor...
by Bill Mullins
January 12th, 2002, 10:11 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years
Replies: 62
Views: 4936

Re: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years

Originally posted by Andrew Wimhurst:
I recently saw Jim Swain performing it on Fox TV . . .


When / where was Jim Swain on Fox TV? what
show?
Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
January 10th, 2002, 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Los Angeles Lectures
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Los Angeles Lectures

I will have a business trip to Los Angeles next week -- any lectures in the area on 21,22, 23 January?? Thanks,

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
January 10th, 2002, 3:00 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Most rude talk show hosts
Replies: 45
Views: 2800

Re: Most rude talk show hosts

Tom Mullica does not have anything good to say about his appearance on Letterman, many years ago. However, when David Roth was on about 3 years ago, he seemed to be treated well.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
January 4th, 2002, 10:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Burger Displays Dirt Under Fingernails During Latest Video
Replies: 27
Views: 2697

Re: Burger Displays Dirt Under Fingernails During Latest Video

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer:
It's tough to be the Pauly Shore of Cardopia.



If you're the Pauly Shore, who is the Carrot Top? The Rip Taylor?

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
January 3rd, 2002, 1:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deck o' Cards in Bottle
Replies: 42
Views: 13436

Re: Deck o' Cards in Bottle

Originally posted by Jim Morton: On the subject of inserting a deck of cards in a bottle via laser welding, the question remains: Have you ever actually done this, or is this a purely hypothetical postulation? I suspect that it's not as easy as you make it sound. Jim It would be very difficult. Car...
by Bill Mullins
December 30th, 2001, 12:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic/Magician trading cards
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Magic/Magician trading cards

I've been a trading card (nonsports) collector for 20 years, longer than I've been in magic. When I caught the magic bug, I realized that there is some overlap between the two hobbies -- there are many trading cards featuring tricks (see Burton Sperber's collection of 1888 Duke Cigarette's "Tri...
by Bill Mullins
December 30th, 2001, 12:25 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years
Replies: 62
Views: 4936

Re: A Diabolical Apparatus, But No Good Routine in 50 Years

Stephen Bargatze of Nashville has an incredibly funny chop cup routine. It is written up in the last issue of Steve Beam's "Trap Door", but simple words on a page don't do it justice -- it is a vehicle for Stephen's personality/character to come out. The first time I saw it, I cried and hu...
by Bill Mullins
December 27th, 2001, 8:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Switchboard (Wellington)
Replies: 11
Views: 6436

Re: Magic Switchboard (Wellington)

Originally posted by Steve S.: In fact, any idea how to get in touch with Harry Anderson? It seems like I read that he now has a magic shop in New Orleans (in the Quarter??) called "Spade and Archer" -- perhaps he could be contacted there. Maybe a Genii resident with ties to New Orleans (...
by Bill Mullins
December 27th, 2001, 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.
Replies: 26
Views: 2914

Re: Thoughts of a Magical Scrivener -- Jon R.

Yes I read Jon's essays.

bill mullins
by Bill Mullins
December 24th, 2001, 10:19 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Mac King Issue.... Couldn't Put It Down!
Replies: 11
Views: 1569

Re: Mac King Issue.... Couldn't Put It Down!

Steve: when you do an article, especially a good sized one, doesn't it bug you a little that your copy Genii doesn't have as much new stuff in it as mine? after all, you already know what one big article says.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
December 24th, 2001, 10:16 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Day Jobs of Famous Amateurs and Semi-Pros?
Replies: 63
Views: 4668

Re: Day Jobs of Famous Amateurs and Semi-Pros?

Originally posted by Rene Clement.: I think Derek Dingle was a Heating and Air Conditioning technician too! -Rene I think Dingle was/is an environmental engineer. Simon Aronson: attorney R. Paul Wilson: computer programmer "Alan Ackerman - professor" -- What kind?? I've never had a profes...
by Bill Mullins
December 21st, 2001, 11:44 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Fancy Cuts -- Magic?
Replies: 39
Views: 3186

Re: Fancy Cuts -- Magic?

Originally posted by Jon Racherbaumer:
How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
How do you get to FFFF?

Let me count the ways...


How do you get to the Grand Old Opry?

Sing through your nose . . .

Bill Mullins
a native Nashvillian
by Bill Mullins
December 14th, 2001, 11:42 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: lotion
Replies: 38
Views: 4223

Re: lotion

Originally posted by Pete McCabe:
Ralph Bonheim, the classic solution is to put some Sortkwik (or whatever) on your earlobe. A tug at your ear will not provoke disgust in your spectators (if it does, something is wrong.)


Of course, they will think you are Carol
Burnett.

bill
by Bill Mullins
December 14th, 2001, 11:40 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Paul Osborne
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: Paul Osborne

Originally posted by Nick Carlson:
I don't feel like spending thirty some dollars on a book that isn't worth it.


Well, if that's the case, you really should reconsider magic as a hobby/avocation. <G>

Bill Mullins
Huntsville, AL
by Bill Mullins
December 12th, 2001, 9:06 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: lotion
Replies: 38
Views: 4223

Re: lotion

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
The person who deals with this most efficiently is Harry Lorayne, who is constantly licking his fingers while he works.



I asked him, but he won't lick my fingers for me.

Bill
by Bill Mullins
December 11th, 2001, 2:31 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Dental Dam
Replies: 62
Views: 26979

Re: Dental Dam

Originally posted by Tom Cutts: Yikes! Let's all journey with Tom back to 7th grade. "I" before "E" except after "C", with the exceptions of either, neither, leisure, weird, seizure, and protein. "I" before "E" except after "C", or when so...
by Bill Mullins
December 11th, 2001, 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: December Issue Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: December Issue Letters

Originally posted by Steve V: Next thing you know you'll have Melinda, First Lady of Magic writing an advice column for the lovelorn. A Layperson's View of Magic: Last summer, my wife and I were flipping around the TV, and one of the specials with Melinda as a guest came on. She said, "Hey Bil...
by Bill Mullins
December 11th, 2001, 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adios to Joe Stevens' GeMiNi
Replies: 27
Views: 2240

Re: Adios to Joe Stevens' GeMiNi

Originally posted by Steve Bryant:
I am, however, becoming very interested in Macs as I grow disenchanted with Microsoft.


Of course, this only means that eventually you will become reinterested in Microsoft as you become disenchanted with Macs . . .

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
December 10th, 2001, 2:00 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Riffle Pass
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Riffle Pass

Jay Sankey's "Sankeytized Vol 2" and Jim Swain's videos were the most help to me as I tried to learn the Riffle Pass.

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
December 4th, 2001, 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: copyright
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: copyright

Originally posted by Chris Wasshuber: One important fact would be if you have been payed for your contribution. If not then most likely you still own the copyright to your article. You lose copyright to your work from having been paid only if your arrangement with the original publisher was "W...
by Bill Mullins
November 21st, 2001, 6:30 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Burger's Mastering The Art Of Magic
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Burger's Mastering The Art Of Magic

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Readers generally do not send in lists of typographical errors.



Does this mean that lists of typos would be appreciated? There are a bunch of us anal-retentives out here . . . .

Bill Mullins
by Bill Mullins
November 20th, 2001, 5:31 pm
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: Five times Five
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

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: 1778

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: 1322

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: 1322

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: 1322

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: 1322

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 ...

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