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A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Jonathan Pendragon » January 27th, 2016, 4:47 am

Tom is amazingly creative. When I did my Penguin lecture, Tom watched, and texted in a question, would all of my effects include black art? I had just done a series of related effects that used the principle and so I joked that I was working on a "Black Art Roll Over Aces." Tom spent the rest of my lecture trying to figure out a black art Roll Over Aces, given more time he would have succeeded.

When Tom's new wonder-thing (Factory Blanks) hit the magic news, everyone admitted that it was brilliant, but there wasn't an established routine yet. So, I have challenged Tom, and he has accepted, to a duel: Each of us has to come up with a routine using his new method-product Factory. Our entries will be judged by (at the moment it's unclear, but names like Steinmeyer, Kaufman and Maven have been mentioned) the Genii writing illuminati. The loser must print the winner's trick in their column and lavish (or roast) the winner with praise.

No kibitzing, this is mano a mano. I will be on Tour with Masters of Illusion and will be writing about life on the road and my efforts to humiliate Tom.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby MagicbyAlfred » January 27th, 2016, 10:35 am

This sounds like a lot of fun! Can't wait! Since, in a traditional duel, each participant has a "second," will the participants in this duel have factory seconds?

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Tom Stone » January 27th, 2016, 11:35 am

Jonathan Pendragon wrote:No kibitzing, this is mano a mano. I will be on Tour with Masters of Illusion and will be writing about life on the road and my efforts to humiliate Tom.

Jonathan have obviously become addicted to pain. I tried to talk him out of it, and described all the benefits of cowardice, but he seems hellbent on getting the Darwin Award here. So I seem to have no other choice than to let him taste the Swedish steel.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Brad Henderson » January 27th, 2016, 5:16 pm

now we know Tom's porn name.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 27th, 2016, 5:20 pm

SWEDISH STEEL.

I like that.
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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Jonathan Pendragon » January 28th, 2016, 9:57 pm

Great Swedish Steel vs American Adamantium. I ordered the deck a last week, when it arrives we start creating in two different directions, in a month we turn and fire ( present our routines). Jim, Richard and Max will judge who stands and who falls.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Jonathan Pendragon » January 28th, 2016, 10:05 pm

The suggestion has been made, and I agree, if it is to be a proper duel, we need Seconds (all Factory Second jokes anticipated). I choose Steve Valentine.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby MagicbyAlfred » January 28th, 2016, 10:17 pm

Too late, Jonathan, I already cracked a factory second joke when I brought up the issue of seconds in my post of 1/27/16 on this thread.

The only remaining question now is: Wiil this be a real duel when you turn and fire, or will you be using blanks?

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Jonathan Pendragon » January 28th, 2016, 11:24 pm

Pun, "The lowest form of comedy" (Oscar Wilde) ], good one though.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Bill Mullins » January 29th, 2016, 8:36 pm

Do you have a formal agreement with Steve to act on your behalf in the duel?



Do you have . . . .

a second deal?

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Jonathan Pendragon » January 31st, 2016, 12:54 am

I received the deck in the mail. The one month of creative thought has begun.......................................,

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Jonathan Pendragon » February 10th, 2016, 8:38 pm

I am on tour with Masters of Illusion Live, with a bunch of illusionist! These guys are absolutely no help when it comes to card tricks, so I will have figure it out all myself.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Jonathan Pendragon » March 1st, 2016, 5:27 am

I have submitted my card trick to the seconds. I await their decision and Tom's card trick, not necessarily in that order. He could concede the contest and save himself a hefty amount of humiliation.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Tom Stone » March 1st, 2016, 7:37 am

Jonathan Pendragon wrote:I have submitted my card trick to the seconds. I await their decision and Tom's card trick, not necessarily in that order. He could concede the contest and save himself a hefty amount of humiliation.

I lived through my teens, so I'm immune to humiliation. Nothing will be conceded.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Jonathan Pendragon » April 4th, 2016, 7:20 am

Both routines have been submitted. I am going to try and get mine on video soon. How we relate the info has yet to be decided.

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Orlan » July 15th, 2016, 10:12 am

Do we have a winner?
Judges?


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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 15th, 2016, 11:20 am

I am trying to publish both routines in the September issue.
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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Tom Stone » November 18th, 2016, 3:48 pm

Both routines are published in the December issue. :-)

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Re: A duel between JP and the Barbarian (Tom Stone)

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 19th, 2016, 11:58 am

And if you get the print edition of Genii, you'll find a sample Factory Blank card in it stuck to page 41 courtesy of Card-Shark.

If you look at my "More Genii Speaks" video in the digital edition, I show the card and demonstrate how deceptive it is.
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