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May Genii in the mail!

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 16th, 2002, 9:15 am

The May Genii, a bulging issue on Karl Germain, went in the mail last Friday, April 12. Sound off when you get yours and let me know what you think of the article on Germain, which takes most of the issue (though there are five tricks--no, not all cards, in there too!). :)
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Steve Bryant » April 16th, 2002, 9:53 am

The issue arrived yesterday, and as I am home with some weird flu, it was a welcome diversion and I had the opporunity of reading it through. The Germain section, as readers will discover, is visually rich as well as verbally. I particularly enjoyed Torkova's writing and hope to see more of him in Genii. As to the tricks, despite the carefully described misdirection, I'd challenge either Germain or David Ben to secretly use both hands to write a fake autograph in their lap without some frank specator saying, "Whatcha doing there? Playing with yourself?" I just can't imagine that flying in fast or even moderately moving company. Otherwise a great section and I wish the authors would have tipped Germain's spirit cabinet method (we have to await the impending book). Ah, but so much more in this issue. Giobbi's column is excellent this month, and Gordon Bean's has me salivating over the arrival of The Penumbra. The reviewers are in top form, and I especially enjoyed Jamy's accurate and funny words for his partner in insanity, Michael Close. All this plus a really cool patter presentation from Max and intriguing new ads from Stephen Minch and John Kennedy.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Bill Mullins » April 16th, 2002, 12:54 pm

Originally posted by Steve Bryant:
The issue arrived yesterday, and as I am home with some weird flu, ..........
As to the tricks, despite the carefully described misdirection, I'd challenge either Germain or David Ben to secretly use both hands to write a fake autograph in their lap without some frank specator saying, "Whatcha doing there? Playing with yourself?"
Steve -- first, I hope next time you get a normal flu. It is so much better than the weird kind.
Second, James Randi tells a story about duplicating a hidden drawing by rubbing a pad against a pen poking out of his lap, on a TV show no less, to show that he could replicate a psychic's ability. I haven't seen the Germain article (or the Randi tv show), but if Randi can get away with that, I guess I'd believe Germain could get away with something similar.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Jerry Harrell » April 17th, 2002, 5:04 am

May Genii arrived in Norfolk on Tuesday April 16th. Another outstanding issue.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Terry » April 17th, 2002, 7:48 am

Frankfort on the 15th.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby David Nethery » April 17th, 2002, 10:35 am

May issue of GENII arrived in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday April 16 .

I stayed up late last night reading it. Great stuff on Germain.
Another winner. Thanks Richard & Co.

David

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Guest » April 19th, 2002, 8:07 am

Hi,
Received in Phila., Pa on 4/18. I briefly thumbed through, but, I must say one word. WOW!
The layout is beautiful. You are really doing an excellent job with how the pages look. Very pleasing to the eye. It's a shame that I can't leave it lying around so that my non-magician friends could see how well it is made.
If you keep this up, we will all become spoiled rotten.
Thanks!

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Guest » April 19th, 2002, 12:47 pm

got Mine in Lexington ,MA 4/19/02

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Mark Jensen » April 19th, 2002, 5:36 pm

My issue arrived today (4/19) in Murphy, Texas. Great job Richard...It will give me something to read while my wife is in labor.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » April 20th, 2002, 7:10 pm

Got mine today 4/20. Another good one. Thanks Richard,

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Van » April 20th, 2002, 10:38 pm

Irving, Texas Came today 4-20-02 pages in correct order, no smudges from the cover so far

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Jeff Haas » April 21st, 2002, 1:35 am

Arrived in San Mateo, CA 4/20/02. No problems with assembly or smudging.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Lisa Cousins » April 21st, 2002, 10:49 am

My issue is here, and it is beautiful. Stuart Cramer is certainly the hero of the tale, but the full story contains an unsung heroine who I see was marginalized to the point of invisibility.

But what a treasure trove. My favorite is the "sketch drawn by young Germain in the fly leaf of a book he owned." It is so colorful and pleasing, and the prominent display of the Ace of Hearts has a wonderful private meaning for me. Here's why:

My husband and I went to hear a local band called Drift a number of times over the course of a year or so. The singer had a gorgeous voice, and the lyrics were most interesting. One of the songs contained the line: "The cards you deal to the table - I've lost the Ace."

One night I noticed this singer at the bar of the club where they played, and I approached him. He was just turning away from the bar, with a bottle of beer in each hand. I produced the Ace of Hearts, and extended it to him. He reeled back, stunned, placed the bottles of beer back on the bar, and then took the card into his hand.

I said "I just want you to know that somebody's paying attention."

He said "And it's definitely you, sweetheart."

He kept the card, and the next time we saw them he sang "The cards you deal to the table - I've got the Ace."

And there it is, off the pen of young Mattmueller.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby David Nethery » April 22nd, 2002, 7:41 pm

Originally posted by Lisa Cousins:

[snip]
And there it is, off the pen of young Mattmueller.
Lisa Cousins -

You write the most interesting posts.........thank you.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Dave Shepherd » April 22nd, 2002, 8:06 pm

I agree, Lisa's post made me go back and pay closer attention to the illustrations. A fascinating piece on Germain.

I'm in Vienna, VA (about 15 miles from the Genii offices), and I received my issue two days ago (April 20). I was a bit surprised it was so (relatively) late in the month, and I was chagrined to see it in both Al's Magic and Barry's Magic before I got home to check my mail on Saturday.

Oh, PS--I also got my renewal notice, so I'm going to re-up for another couple years as soon as I post this. I'm so proud to live a mere subway ride and local phone call away from Genii!

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Sean Macfarlane » April 22nd, 2002, 10:03 pm

Just grabbed my Genii out of the mailbox. Its going to be a good day.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby walkinoats » April 23rd, 2002, 4:35 am

May issue of Genii recieved 4/22 Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Guest » April 23rd, 2002, 7:59 am

Receieved in Fort Irwin, CA (Mojave Desert) 22 APR 02.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby David Prouty » April 23rd, 2002, 12:28 pm

Arrived in Houston smudge free (despite the 128% humidity) on 4/22 !

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Pete McCabe » April 23rd, 2002, 2:29 pm

Mine arrived yesterday (4/22) here in the Woodland Hills, CA. The only thing better than getting a new Genii in the mail is getting it before Pete Biro gets his.

No smudges or assembly problems so far.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Pete Biro » April 23rd, 2002, 7:04 pm

Mine is downstairs in a pile of junk mail... I hope I can find it... :eek:
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Luis » April 23rd, 2002, 9:28 pm

Sorry Pete, mine arrived at Chatsworth on 4/20/02

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Pete McCabe » April 23rd, 2002, 11:28 pm

Oh sure, Luis. Now that it's the 23rd you're suddenly posting that you got yours on the 20th? Well I really got mine on the 18th -- I just said I got it on the 22nd to protect Pete Biro's feelings.

Sorry Pete.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Pete Biro » April 24th, 2002, 7:44 am

I really don't worry about when MY "printed" copy of the Genii arrives... I just "hack" into the printing companies database and read the electronic files BEFORE Richard K even sees his blue line...

Who do you think deleted the two missing lines from the April issue?

:D :D ;) ;)
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 24th, 2002, 10:19 pm

My end of Southern California (on the good side of the “Orange Curtain”) checking in. I haven't been able to spend a lot of time with it yet, but there are no smudges on the cover thus far – and I have pretty soggy paws.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Pete Biro » April 24th, 2002, 11:10 pm

Dustin, you are supposed to take it OUT of the plastic wrap! :p
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Guest » April 25th, 2002, 4:58 pm

I got mine yesterday. Great issue! I've said before, I'm a huge fan of the Victorian and classical magic, and this was like heaven (ok, maybe not that good!).
I get other magazines as well as this one, some of them not even magic (say it isn't so!). I have to say this is the one I sit at the mailbox waiting for every month!
Thanks for another great issue.
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Guest » April 25th, 2002, 6:43 pm

I got my Genii in the post yesterday. My wife loves all the Germain pictures - she wants cut them out and frame them!

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Rennie » April 26th, 2002, 6:33 am

Received my issue in beautiful downtown San Jose Ca. yesterday, unfortunately our marvelous U.S. Postal service chose to perform a "Lets see how much abuse we can give this magazine" test on my issue, but I will survive until the nexy issue, but sure like to have pristine copies.
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Guest » April 26th, 2002, 9:12 am

I got my issue yesterday, and, mine too, is in terrible shape: rips, creases, etc. Contents look good though.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Michael Edwards » April 28th, 2002, 4:13 am

The May issue arrived here in Washington DC -- a few blocks from the Genii offices -- on Saturday, April 27.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Brian Tolman » April 28th, 2002, 1:32 pm

I subscribed last week. Will I get the May issue or will I have to go and buy it?

Thanks.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 28th, 2002, 1:53 pm

bt: You must contact the Genii office, particularly Margret, in order to have your question answered. I believe, however, that your subscription will start with the June issue.
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Brian Tolman » April 28th, 2002, 1:58 pm

That's fine - give me another excuse to head out to the magic shop :)

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 28th, 2002, 3:11 pm

bt, you're a very lucky fellow to live in the Los Angeles area because you have several good magic shops to choose from!
In many cities, the sad fact is that there is no longer a magic shop to go to!
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby JR Russell » May 1st, 2002, 12:21 am

Got mine yesterday (30 April) in Osan Korea...concur with Lisa on the art work on the inside flap...made me feel like doing the same to some of my favorite books.
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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Guest » May 2nd, 2002, 2:52 pm

OK, when the thing reaches Korea before it hits Brooklyn, I'd say there's a problem, Houston...

Unless one of my landlord's kids expropriated it. Must investigate.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Brian Marks » May 2nd, 2002, 4:05 pm

I havent gotten my edition yet either.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Guest » May 3rd, 2002, 7:42 am

You see, I knew if I complained, it would arrive the same day, and so it has.

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Re: May Genii in the mail!

Postby Jim Riser » May 5th, 2002, 4:48 pm

Thanks, Richard. Karl Germain has always been one of my "magic heros". Not only was he original in his methods, effects, and presentations; but very aware of what created good magic, mystery, and entertainment. The article in this months issue is extremely interesting to me. I must point out that this is an expensive article, though. Now I'll HAVE to buy a copy of "Germain The Wizard"! I suppose I should put a rug down in my shop, too - for class :)
- another expense!
Jim


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