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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Curtis Kam » August 6th, 2021, 1:43 am

Richard Hatch wrote:Tonight's episode of NCIS: Los Angeles featured a character identified as "CIA Officer Steven Erdnase". The episode's writer and director (who also had a guest staring role) is "Frank Military". Anyone know if he's a magic fan?

There’s also a recurring shady character named “Alex Elmsley”.


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Re: ERDNASE

Postby AJM » August 6th, 2021, 8:05 am

If anyone watches Billions, the final episode of Season 3 was entitled Elmsley Count.

There was a line in episode about ‘magicians with their double lifts and Elmsley Counts.’

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Bill Mullins » August 8th, 2021, 1:55 am

Speaking of Elmsley, the manual for the Panasonic DVD Home Theater Sound System
Model No. SC-PTX7 includes a hypothetical playlist of songs that you can store on it:

I can feel love by Don Alan
Christmas by John Carney
True White by Alex Elmsley
Summer vacation by Slydini
Playhouse by Slydini

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Curtis Kam » August 8th, 2021, 6:23 am

Bill Mullins wrote:Speaking of Elmsley, the manual for the Panasonic DVD Home Theater Sound System
Model No. SC-PTX7 includes a hypothetical playlist of songs that you can store on it:

I can feel love by Don Alan
Christmas by John Carney
True White by Alex Elmsley
Summer vacation by Slydini
Playhouse by Slydini

What!??


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Re: ERDNASE

Postby kkelly » August 8th, 2021, 9:05 am

also listed on page 46!

Addiction Dai Vernon
Can You Keep A Secret? Anneman
Cut and paste Ken Krenzel
Cat walk Daley

funny!

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Frank Yuen » August 8th, 2021, 9:30 am

I like how Elmsley occupies the third position.

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Jonathan Townsend » August 8th, 2021, 11:49 am

Anyone found an Ed Marlo reference in the manual?

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/64744 ... =33#manual
Searching by track name
A Song For Us Kenton Knepper
Addiction Dai Vernon
Can You Keep A Secret Annenann
Cut and Paste Ken Krenzel
Cat walk Daley
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Page 34 recently recorded...
Bleep bleep Daniel Bellman
I can feel love Don Alan
Christmas John Carney
True White Alex Elmsley
Summer Vacation Slydini
Playhouse Slydini
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Roger M. » August 11th, 2021, 11:34 am

A couple (or more) of weeks later, Todd Karr's "Miracle Factory" website is still offline.
I wonder if any of the folks who pre-ordered his Erdnase tomes are getting nervous yet?

I guess, if Karr is a one-man operation, he could have shut down the website for a summer vacation, albeit that's a strange way to alter ones website for vacation if it's ones sole source of income.
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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Chris Aguilar » August 11th, 2021, 12:28 pm

Roger M. wrote:A couple (or more) of weeks later, Todd Karr's "Miracle Factory" website is still offline.
I wonder if any of the folks who pre-ordered his Erdnase tomes are getting nervous yet?

I guess, if Karr is a one-man operation, he could have shut down the website for a summer vacation, albeit that's a strange way to alter ones website for vacation if it's ones sole source of income.
https://www.miraclefactory.net

If the changes to the site are large (i.e. a complete change of web back end or a lot of old information needing to be removed) then what Todd has posted seems pretty legit to me. It's possible they're changing their whole web backend. which could also make it awkward to leave the old site up while making the changes.

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Roger M. » August 11th, 2021, 12:51 pm

True Chris, although in my personal experience with large, commercial websites, whomever is developing the "new" website most often has it completely ready to go before the old site is retired.

Thus a break of a day or two might be expected in order to populate the new site onto DNS servers around the world ... but there's no getting around that a 2+ week period of no activity is a bit unusual for a commercial website.

I do hope it's just a vacation, or a slowly inaugurated new website - because I'm prone to get in line for Karr's pending Erdnase publication, especially if it contains something new and/or of value, as has been teased.

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 11th, 2021, 1:44 pm

No one takes down an existing website before thoroughly building and testing the new website that's going to take its place. We've been working on a new website just for my books for about six months. It won't go live until it's ready, and the existing site won't be taken off line before that happens.
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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Roger M. » August 11th, 2021, 3:26 pm

Some changes are definitely afoot, albeit not directly related to publishing books:
http://magictimes.com/my-magic-acquires ... of-tricks/

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Chris Aguilar » August 11th, 2021, 3:38 pm

Roger M. wrote:True Chris, although in my personal experience with large, commercial websites, whomever is developing the "new" website most often has it completely ready to go before the old site is retired..

And Karr's is not a "large commercial website", so.. your point is what exactly?

The message on the site is clear (new stuff coming!) so not sure why you'd want to go out of your way to shade that in some way. If someone wants to take down their site (with a clearly stated message as to it coming back) until a new one is ready, that's their prerogative, whether we think it's "best practice" or not.

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Brad Jeffers » August 12th, 2021, 12:41 am

Johnson's Prescsion Magic website has been "down for maintenance" for over a year now.

Roger M. wrote: I'm prone to get in line for Karr's pending Erdnase publication

Some people have been standing in that line for almost two years!

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Roger M. » August 12th, 2021, 1:18 am

Chris Aguilar wrote:so.. your point is what exactly?
.....so not sure why you'd want to go out of your way to shade that in some way.


I though my point was pretty clear ... I'm sorry you missed it.
The website has been "down" for more than two weeks, simply stating a fact.

Anyway, back to Erdnase.

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 12th, 2021, 11:51 am

I am ending this discussion about the Miracle Factory website and do not wish to see it continued in this thread. The sale to Meir Yedid of marketed tricks is not related to the current status of the website, which I've been told is simply being redone. I don't know of anyone else with a business model like that, but hey ... it's not my business.
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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Bill Mullins » September 25th, 2021, 11:13 pm

An association copy of the 1st edition of some significance is currently at auction.

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby daniel1113 » October 23rd, 2021, 12:49 pm

Over the years, I thought I had come across just about every book and pamphlet that has been published about Erdnase. And I own a copy of most of them. But I'm having trouble identifying one that caught my attention while perusing some old auction listings. Do any of you recognize the brown pamphlet in this image that I've marked with the red box? Much appreciated!

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Brad Jeffers » October 23rd, 2021, 1:21 pm

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Re: ERDNASE

Postby Richard Hatch » October 23rd, 2021, 2:35 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:An association copy of the 1st edition of some significance is currently at auction.


Kind of surprised that Sotheby's repeated the error of listing the place of publication as London. Elsewhere, they spell Hofzinser correctly six times, and wrong twice ("Hofsinzer")


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