Ancient Mouse

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Ancient Mouse

Postby Richard Stokes » May 16th, 2020, 12:01 pm

"Practical joke or toy? Leather 'mouse' shows Romans' playful side.
Unique 2,000-year-old discovery made by staff in lockdown at Northumberland’s Vindolanda Museum"

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... ayful-side

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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby PressureFan » May 16th, 2020, 12:23 pm

It's Mark Lewis's first pitch item.

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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby Zig Zagger » May 16th, 2020, 12:53 pm

Come on... he's not that old, or is he? ;)
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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby chetday » May 16th, 2020, 2:22 pm

Speaking of Mark, did he get banned again? I haven't seen him posting anything for quite a few weeks now.

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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 16th, 2020, 2:26 pm

Yes, he has been banned for a while.
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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby I.M. Magician » May 16th, 2020, 8:45 pm

Oh boy! What did he do now may I ask?

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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby Dave Le Fevre » May 17th, 2020, 2:50 am

Since he hadn't posted here for ages, I'd e-mailed him a few days ago to check that he was ok. And he told me that he'd been banned.

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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby jason156 » May 17th, 2020, 4:00 am

I.M. Magician wrote:Oh boy! What did he do now may I ask?


The last post I remember was him crowing about how much better Canada was handling the virus than the U.S.

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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby Zig Zagger » May 17th, 2020, 4:12 am

I must say that I do enjoy most of the musings, anecdotes, and professional advice he is sharing here.
What I rather dislike is his uncanny ability to highjack many threads and move them off-topic.

But look at us: Even without his presence, we manage to bring him in and to distract from the actually interesting topic shared by Mr Stokes... Strange... :shock:
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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby Dave Le Fevre » May 17th, 2020, 8:25 am

Mark has asked me to let you know that the printed version of the Annotated Royal Road to Card Magic is almost ready

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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby Paco Nagata » May 17th, 2020, 10:06 am

Dave, thanks you for contacting him and tell us he is OK. I'm glad to know that he is OK about the Virus :|
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Re: Ancient Mouse

Postby Tarotist » November 23rd, 2021, 9:45 pm

Dave Le Fevre wrote:Mark has asked me to let you know that the printed version of the Annotated Royal Road to Card Magic is almost ready


Not only is it ready I was greatly amused to see this comment on a British magic forum concerning the book. The reason I was amused was that the comment was made after a long, long detailed review of another book entirely. Of course, I always had a rather sadistic sense of humour. Grafting does that to you I am afraid. Anyway, here is the comment.

"I think I finally found 'The Holy Grail' of Card Magic literature earlier this year, with Mark Lewis's Annotated Royal Road to Card Magic. Despite the age of the original content; with Mark's superb updates/annotations; it remains the most useful book of commercial card magic ever produced."


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