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by Brad Henderson
January 19th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

quentin, i agree it will likely sell out but if selling copies isn't the motivation then there is no justification for not including the routine, especially if the goal is to create a monument to bruce's magic. without including the routine the book will always be viewed as incomplete. No praise wil...
by Brad Henderson
January 19th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

still not a good argument for ommision. To produce a book that is a tribute to bruce's magic and leave out one of his most admired pieces seems foolish. i would encourage her to change her mind on that - otherwise you will face only criticism and disappointment at the release of a book which should ...
by Brad Henderson
January 17th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

will bruce's handling of ez money/flash cash be included. He showed it to me years ago (in the company of R Paul Wilson and Jim Patton) during my first week ever working the castle. It was great. as the linking finger ring routine is gaff dependent, it might be advantageous to include it in the book...
by Brad Henderson
January 16th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Books Scheduled for 2018?
Replies: 28
Views: 1680

Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

i'm hoping to release a book this year. Writing is mostly done. Working on close technical edits before sending it to a real proof reader. Illustrations are just beginning. We will see how long it all takes.
by Brad Henderson
January 11th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hemp Playing Cards
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: Hemp Playing Cards

could be used for harris's super swindle. the cards get rolled/folded up, if you recall. Place them ih a clip and pass them around. After everyone has had their turn the cards are unfolded and the card has disappeared 'in a puff of smoke'
by Brad Henderson
January 2nd, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Reference Room
Topic: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction
Replies: 44
Views: 2359

Re: David Alexander's 'Holy Grail' Open Prediction

i was taught that you ask them to say stop after having dealt the fourth card, not fifth. and it should be delivered as if the spectator should have been aware that this was their task and have forgotten it - "oh, you can say stop whenever you want'. they will let two go by and then stop on the...
by Brad Henderson
December 28th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Index Wallet
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Index Wallet

the stealth assassin wallets have an indexing feature but i don't recall if those are meant to hold full sizes cards or just billets.
by Brad Henderson
December 27th, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas loot description thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1296

Re: Christmas loot description thread

i bought mine originally from mike. i think there were issues with shipping and packaging so they do a re run to replace some of the damaged units. or something.
by Brad Henderson
December 27th, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: Mentalism & Mental Magic
Topic: Index Wallet
Replies: 8
Views: 917

Re: Index Wallet

would paul wilson's predator wallet or the dominique duvivier wallet work for this? the shogun element in the former would allow the wallet to be shown empty.
by Brad Henderson
December 26th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

jack for the win
by Brad Henderson
December 26th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

keyes, i think you should try it and tell us how it goes.
by Brad Henderson
December 25th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

when i see anything that remotely resembles support for keyes 'arguments' then i will concede that i am in a debate. but keyes has made himself clear, he has no interest in actually learning or improving. but he is mistaken if he thinks i will stop. I will not let misinformed ideas to stand without ...
by Brad Henderson
December 22nd, 2017, 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

so we've gone from


My understanding is that Chan had a photographic memory. I suspect that in this early rendition, he committed an entire page to memory FROM EACH BOOK on the shelf, .


to


his mnemonic abilities were evidently superior.



so,
you were wrong.

got it!
by Brad Henderson
December 22nd, 2017, 12:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

oh keyes. shame you don't have access to vol 1. If so, you would know the library experiment discussed didn't work by him memorizing entire pages of text. In fact it was an entirely different sort of book test. but it's cute that you but so much trust in what laymen believed. the people claimed chan...
by Brad Henderson
December 22nd, 2017, 12:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

if you want to know what britland says, buy the book.
by Brad Henderson
December 21st, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

again, if you knew the topic at all, you would be familiar with britlands work and he confirms it as a miscount have you considered a job at fox news? I am familiar enough with the topic to quote Andy Nyman's review of the book: "No matter how good Britland's theories are, they will always rem...
by Brad Henderson
December 21st, 2017, 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

AJM wrote: those posting copy entire swathes of previous content before adding their next two cents worth.

Andrew


not all
by Brad Henderson
December 21st, 2017, 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

again, if you knew the topic at all, you would be familiar with britlands work and he confirms it as a miscount

have you considered a job at fox news?
by Brad Henderson
December 20th, 2017, 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

but all that misses the point. you wrote that canasta didn't lie as contributing to the audiences feeling towards him. But we know he does lie, even if not this instance. you admit it yourself. so clearly then his decision to lie or not lie HAS NOTHING to do with his success or failures. in other wo...
by Brad Henderson
December 20th, 2017, 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

Seeing what someone else sees does not give you certain knowledge of what he or she is thinking. That is NOT the kind of "observation" the OED refers to. It means the observation of OBSERVABLE THINGS, oddly enough. ah, so if knowledge means 'certain knowledge' as you claim, why do you hav...
by Brad Henderson
December 20th, 2017, 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

the monkey keeps dancing. ah, so the source you claim as authoritative for the meaning of words now isn't. At least you arent a man of principle. and you can't be 'aware' of someone's thoughts by observation? really? are you autistic? because most people can be aware of other people's thoughts by ob...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

so i pulled up the oed. to know: 1. Be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information. 1.1 Have knowledge or information concerning. 1.2 Be absolutely certain or sure about something so, according to keyes only the first definition is the real definition and all others are far less common and...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

he didn't use a force. he didn't miscall a page. it was you who thought he was attempting a force, not me. He miscounted the lines just as the hoy operator miscalls the page. They are both lies. but you know that. you just are painted in a corner and can't say anything else. or you don't in which ca...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

You are purposely missing the salient point, Brad. It doesn't matter what precise method is used. If the volunteer's decision is ultimately his own, then the performer cannot know for certain "what he is thinking". Therefore he is not lying. he doesn't state the choice was the spectators ...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

yes. the audiences who can't tell when a competent performer lies think so much more highly of magic as an art now that they don't know when a competent performer has lied.
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 7:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

you don't know how the trick works, do you? they look at the page at the same time. this isn't some dark secret, it's been published in the book on canasta. It's the same method as in erdnase but with a book instead of cards. when he says there is no way i could know which page you thought of, that ...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

you suspected it and you were wrong. this is what happens when you rely on your limited knowledge and lack of experience. and he doesn't attempt to predict what page tney will look at. He looks at the same page they look at. You don't even know how the trick is done and you are trying to draw conclu...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

well, i need only refer the audience to david britland's book on canasta where he confirms that the page was NOT forced but glimpsed exactly as with erdnase technique AND he miscounted the line. he also addresses the 'understanding' that chan had a photographic memory and attributes it to people dra...
by Brad Henderson
December 19th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

again with the semantic games. he said there is no way he could know the page the man was thinking of. that is an untrue statement. that statement suggests there is no mechanism for him to possibly know it. that is simply untrue. and why do you think it's an attempted force and not just the erdnase ...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

except when he miscounted the lines he was lying - just as when the magi miscalls the page. he is doing the worst of the examples of lies you condemn - using an untruth to convince someone something happened. and yes, he COULD know what page the spec was thinking of. Obviously - as evidenced by the ...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

your understanding of a lot of things seems to be baseless, so i don't know why you would expect this to be any different. just because you can fail at something doesn't mean that something isn't possible. could he have known the page he was thinking of? yes. obviously so - as evidenced by the fact ...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

but he didn't say he 'didn't know' he said he 'couldn't know' - which is untrue. and then again, if it's not a lie if the spec could mess up then the hoy ruse isn't a lie because they could always open to the wrong page. see, your point that started the thread is groundless because it requires the a...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

how is it a free choice if it's a force? you really don't know much about magic do you. but the contention isn't the claim it was a free choice. he said i couldn't know what page you were thinking of. that is untrue if he is forcing or if he is merely glimpsing the page that stands out the most. but...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

no. said he couldn't know what number the person thought of. that is an untrue statement. there are many ways he could know that number including the techniques he employed

don't you get tired of being wrong?
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

and as he can't actually read minds, ten he is lying. face it keyes, you dug yourself into a hole and made the mistake of reminding everyone about your baseless position. if i look at the same page you looked at, you can't very well say there is no way i can know the page you are thinking of - we lo...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 11:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

but to be accurate - i don't believe chan is forcing the page per se. he is using the idea in erdnase where he merely glimpses the page that is shown fractionally longer to the spec than any other. As he fidgets with the book he gets the info he needs re lines and words. it's basically berglas with ...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

the master debator calls another arrogant. that's a hoot if you are attempting to force a page you can't say there is no way for you to know what page they have thought of. perhaps you should get out one of your dictionaries again and look up the word force and know. perhaps had he tossed in a skill...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

if you force something, you know it. that's why it's called a force. had he been successful he would have been undeniably lying. of course, he has the page picked by riffling through the pages. You don't care for that do you. lame was the word i believe. but who cares that you thought gellar a fraud...
by Brad Henderson
December 18th, 2017, 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

he said there was no way he could know the page the person was thinking of. that's is clearly a lie. of course there is a way. your statement that he is more realistic than other magicians reveals again your ignorance of magic history, especially of that in great britain. of course we have another e...
by Brad Henderson
December 17th, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21049

Re: Ennobling Magic

as someone said, give them an experience they value more than knowing the method and they will work to maintain that experience - they will strive to maintain the deception even becoming willfully complicit to it

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