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Al Schneider
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What is going on here?

Postby Al Schneider » March 21st, 2019, 12:29 pm

This was buried in one of my Youtube videos??????

JasonBarton
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Jesus [censored] Christ, are you still going on about how the world owes you something for Matrix, get it through your thick [censored] head, matrix is just a minor variation of the effect by Yank Hoe. And frankly, if it wasn't for the improvements added by Derek Dingle and Paul Harris, the effect would have never even caught on the way it did.
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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 21st, 2019, 12:41 pm

Matrix did and still does just fine. There's an option in YouTube to keep folks from posting comments on your videos.

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 21st, 2019, 1:17 pm

Al, ignore the boobs.
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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Chris Randall Magic » March 21st, 2019, 1:17 pm

I just want to say I really love your work Al your touches on everything you do and teach have always improved my magic

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Jack Shalom » March 21st, 2019, 1:45 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Al, ignore the boobs.

Doesn't that belong in the cardman thread?

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Bob Farmer » March 21st, 2019, 2:45 pm

Al: no doubt a comment posted by a boob who has never had a creative second in an entire life so far.

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Re: What is going on here?

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Anthony Vinson » March 21st, 2019, 3:32 pm

Nah, that's not an example of Dunning-Kruger, it's trolling plain and simple. It's best to ignore such comments, if you can. Al, to paraphrase something often - perhaps erroneously - attributed to Dr. Seuss: Those who matter know; those who don't matter don't.

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 21st, 2019, 6:55 pm

AV, folks - it's one in particular making comments on Al's videos. Here's one of those:
JasonBarton6 months ago
Pure garbage, if Joe Karson was alive he would smack you in the face.

The internet is vast and some folks choose to be unpleasant.
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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Brad Henderson » March 21st, 2019, 6:56 pm

What did paul Harris add to the effect?

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby brianarudolph » March 21st, 2019, 7:03 pm

Although this one applies to so many things in so many fields, I think it's especially apropos in magic: modifying, tweaking, tinkering with, and otherwise changing something is comparatively easy; creating something - something truly worthwhile to begin with - is hard.

You've created an amazing amount of magic, Al.

Thanks.

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Dave Le Fevre » March 22nd, 2019, 6:44 am

You created something magical and beautiful.

Trolls are nasty people. (And they're everywhere.)

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Matthew Field » March 22nd, 2019, 9:42 am

Don't let an idiot get to you. Your creations are spectacular.

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Joe Lyons » March 22nd, 2019, 10:09 am

Brad Henderson wrote:What did paul Harris add to the effect?


He must be referring to Harris’s “Free Flight”.

Don’t let the trolls get you down, Al. You are the man.

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Brad Henderson » March 22nd, 2019, 11:32 am

I love paul but free flight is hardly and advancement or improvement of either the sympathetic coins or matrix.

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Bill Marquardt » March 22nd, 2019, 11:43 am

Al - You should see some of the comments I have received (and deleted) from my videos. Idiocy abounds. Ignore the fools.

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby erdnasephile » March 22nd, 2019, 1:23 pm

Joe Lyons wrote:
Brad Henderson wrote:What did paul Harris add to the effect?


He must be referring to Harris’s “Free Flight”.

Don’t let the trolls get you down, Al. You are the man.


Can't accurately read the mind of a troll, but I actually think he's referring to "The Giant Killer Coin"

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Joe Lyons » March 22nd, 2019, 2:28 pm

erdnasephile wrote:
Joe Lyons wrote:
Brad Henderson wrote:What did paul Harris add to the effect?


He must be referring to Harris’s “Free Flight”.

Don’t let the trolls get you down, Al. You are the man.


Can't accurately read the mind of a troll, but I actually think he's referring to "The Giant Killer Coin"


You may be right, though Ammar refers to Paul trying different variations of coin assemblies over the years with more and/or less cards and coins and always coming back to "Free Flight".

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Re: What is going on here?

Postby Kent Gunn » March 23rd, 2019, 8:25 am

Al,

What's going on here is: someone is criticizing you and your legacy in magic.

Why would someone do this? How could anyone disparage Al Schneider and Matrix?

Al, this guy did it because you probably ripped him a new bodily orifice on-line. Having had you disparage my work, after I disagreed with you online. I suspect you irritated this guy, in a similar fashion. You're very certain in your opinions and you don't suffer fools lightly. I'll bet there are dozens of magicians who find your caustic manner and lack of civility offensive. I may run this James Barton down and start a club.

I don't agree with what Barton wrote on your youtube page. I still hold your written legacy in the highest regard. You, single-handedly have contributed more to cups and balls magic than anyone I'm aware of.

Don't let the a-holes of the world bother you Al. Your legacy as a great close-up magician and thinker is secure.


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