Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

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Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Dustin Stinett » May 16th, 2008, 2:19 am

Not only is it the Chief Genii's birthday today (May 16), it's a major milestone birthday: Happy 50th Richard!

Thanks for everything!
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Mallakite » May 16th, 2008, 2:56 am

Happy Birthday Chief, may you live another 50 and more!

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Postby Richard Perrin » May 16th, 2008, 3:23 am

Happy Birthday, Genii Chief! Thank you for keeping Genii Magazine alive!

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Glenn Farrington » May 16th, 2008, 3:32 am

Moooooo

Happy Birthday Richard!
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Gary Kosnitzky » May 16th, 2008, 4:57 am

I hope it will be a Happy 50th Birthday Richard!

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Matthew Field » May 16th, 2008, 5:39 am

Richard has been my best friend in magic, and in life, for more than 20 years. Aside from his amazing achievement with Genii Magazine, he changed the look of magic books (for the better!) single-handedly.

Happy Birthday, Richard. You don't look a day over 49.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby thecardman » May 16th, 2008, 6:49 am

Happy birthday, Richard! Have a great day, auld yin! :grin:

Best wishes

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby amp » May 16th, 2008, 6:56 am

Happy Birthday Richard !!
Have a great day !

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Joe Pecore » May 16th, 2008, 7:06 am

Happy big five-oh!

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Kevin Connolly » May 16th, 2008, 7:18 am

Happy Birthday Richard. May you live another 100 years and that the last post you read be mine. ;)
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Frank Dudgeon » May 16th, 2008, 7:47 am

Oh, to be 50 again. Happy Birthday young man.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Magic Newswire » May 16th, 2008, 8:10 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD!

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby MaxNY » May 16th, 2008, 8:14 am

Good for you! You look great, have a terrific day.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Bill Wells » May 16th, 2008, 8:26 am

Happy Birthday Richard!!

Was that really you in white tie and tails in the last issue of Genii? I am impressed.

May the next 50 bring even greater success than the first 50.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Gordolini » May 16th, 2008, 8:37 am

Happy Birthday Richard. Perhaps I could buy you a drink when you visit Louisville. Enjoy

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Bill McFadden » May 16th, 2008, 11:24 am

Many happy returns, RK! "Fitty" ain't so bad; there's a Swedish proverb that says one doesn't accomplish manhood until one has lived 50 years.

As if we needed additional proof that you're a mensch, you tipped a routine from the upcoming Jennings book for a young Forumite the other day. Total class!

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby JimAlfredson » May 16th, 2008, 11:28 am

Happy natal day, Richard. One year closer to the grave. I'll buy you a Slurpee when next we meet. -jim

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Postby Jim Maloney » May 16th, 2008, 11:57 am

Happy Birthday, Richard!

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby David Prouty » May 16th, 2008, 12:02 pm

Happy Birthday Richard ! Brazilian Churrasco (Fogo de Chao) if you ever make it to Houston, my treat !

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby John M. Dale » May 16th, 2008, 12:08 pm

Richard,

Have a Magical Birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Bob Farmer » May 16th, 2008, 1:16 pm

I remember when I was 50 and just getting out of high school. Richard has come along so much quicker.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Bill Mullins » May 16th, 2008, 2:46 pm

Richard shares a birthday with:

Henry Fonda (1905)
Studs Terkel (1912)
Woody Herman (1913)
Adriana Caselotti (1916) (and as a Disney fan, I'm sure Richard can tell us her claim to fame . . .)
Liberace (1919)
Harry Carey Jr. (1921)
Billy Martin (1928)
Yvonne Craig (1937)
Pierce Brosnan (1953)
Debra Winger and Olga Korbut (1952)
Tori Spelling (1973)
Adam Grace (1975)

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby mai-ling » May 16th, 2008, 3:11 pm

Happy Day to you, Richard!

on this day that Theodore Maiman,
demonstrated the world's first laser!!
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Naphtalia » May 16th, 2008, 3:38 pm

and also....

The first Academy Awards presented in 1929
Marie Antoinette married Louis XVI in 1770
Annie Get Your Gun opened on Broadway in 1946
Climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975
Jan & Dean performed "Dead Man's Curve" on American Bandstand in 1964


Happy Birthday.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » May 16th, 2008, 3:48 pm

The voice of ... one of the princesses. Cinderella?
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Mark Phillips » May 16th, 2008, 3:54 pm

Liberace eh? That clears up a lot of things. :D

Happy Birthday Richard. More shocking than your birthday is the fact that you've been in the DC area close to 20 years now! Hope you have a great day and give your wonderful family a big hug for me.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Bill Mullins » May 16th, 2008, 3:57 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:The voice of ... one of the princesses. Cinderella?
Snow White.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby RogueMD » May 16th, 2008, 4:07 pm

Mazal tov, Richard!
I always hated counting tricks anyways....
Have a great birthday!
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 16th, 2008, 4:40 pm

I'm not big on the Princess thing. :) I'm sure my wife is glad about that.
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby castawaydave » May 16th, 2008, 4:46 pm

Happy Birthday, Richard.

"May you live to be 100,
with one extra year to repent."

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Dick Koornwinder » May 16th, 2008, 4:49 pm

Hi Richard,
Congratulations with your birthday!! Instead of sending flowers or something else I have decided to renew my subscription on Genii today. I strongly advice all readers of this forum who have not a subscription to do subscribe immediately. There is no other way to please the Kaufman family more. BTW this is my last warning.
Kind regards,
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby JustinRYoung » May 16th, 2008, 4:52 pm

Happy birthday from the gang at iTricks, Mr. K!
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Jim Martin » May 16th, 2008, 4:59 pm

When turning 50, one is just beginning to reach the age of reason.

Studs Terkel is 96, Janet Jackson is 42, RK is 50!

Happy 50th Richard - there are lots of numbers out there after that one; may they all be a blast!



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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Michel Andenmatten » May 16th, 2008, 5:15 pm

Happy birthday from Switzerland, Richard!

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » May 16th, 2008, 6:18 pm

My, oh, my...
We met 36 years ago and I remember saying (after looking at a few of your illustrations): "You should write and illustrate a book...or..hmmmmm...maybe put out a magazine."
Happy birthday to the Head Genie...
Many happy returns...

Onward...

JR

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Steve Bryant » May 16th, 2008, 6:44 pm

As my daughter said when she turned 8, "You're really old, Dad. I'm still just a single digit."

Happy birthday, despite smarty pants daughters.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby flynn » May 16th, 2008, 6:51 pm

Birthday Greetings from Arizona!
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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby MaxNY » May 16th, 2008, 7:44 pm

"The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down." By T.S. Eliot

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby magicalt » May 16th, 2008, 8:16 pm

Congrats on the BIG 50 Kahuna.

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Re: Happy Birthday Richard Kaufman!

Postby Mark Paulson » May 16th, 2008, 9:25 pm

Happy Birthday, Richard. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. I hope you have many, many more!


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