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by Kent Gunn
October 17th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn & Teller Fool Us
Replies: 10
Views: 1888

Re: Penn & Teller Fool Us

Gertner is the bomb. Fools me every time I watch him. Erdnasephile - merci buckup! I'm not the target performer Penn and Teller's producers are looking for. They need to profile working magicians who could use a leg up on their visibility. I don't make a dime from magic and the FANTASTIC platform th...
by Kent Gunn
August 23rd, 2017, 9:07 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Sam the Bellhop for kids?
Replies: 32
Views: 2534

Re: Sam the Bellhop for kids?

TDK, I made up my own story. With some minor tweaking it could be your story. Some points on story tricks no one else here has pointed out. 1. If you use large index cards, or the parlor sized ones, by Phoenix, I'm using in the video it makes the effect easier to follow and works for a large audienc...
by Kent Gunn
July 16th, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Eric Jones on AGT
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Eric Jones on AGT

In just about three weeks Eric will be world-famous. It's well deserved. He is a fabulous magician, erudite and charming.
by Kent Gunn
July 11th, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3888

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Sometimes I overstate my case. Sometimes I lie. I'm a magician, you need to get over it. I've worked on Harry's little trick and have developed many versions to amuse myself. Next time we run into each other ask me to bust out Harry's, "Stabbed in the Pack". It'll look just like this. This...
by Kent Gunn
July 11th, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3888

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

I don't know why more people don't listen to Brad. He's awfully smart. I think he was the first to catch on to where my third false path led. I've done this trick for: Tom Gagnon and a bunch of the folks at the last MagiFest. You can buy the hybrid deck being discussed from Penguin Magic. It's Brent...
by Kent Gunn
July 10th, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3888

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Mark,

You're right about the reason for naming the card. It's a check. I'm mostly checking to see if the spectator is an [censored] and will name the wrong card. You are a perceptive SOB though.

There's no step in the deck at the toss. I have the spectator square the deck for me.
by Kent Gunn
July 10th, 2017, 11:55 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3888

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Richard,

I definitely bounce it off the table. I don't think I'm doing what you think I'm doing.

KG
by Kent Gunn
July 10th, 2017, 10:46 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3888

Re: Stabbed in the Pack

Steve, Erdnasephile, et. al.

Mostly Steve though, I'm glad someone got the intent of my video.

I like to think I've improved the mechanics of a great trick.
by Kent Gunn
July 9th, 2017, 9:21 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Stabbed in the Pack
Replies: 57
Views: 3888

Stabbed in the Pack

Did this at my local magic club recently. One of the guys liked it. (what does he know?)

Told me to spread the wealth. My source is listed in the video itself.

This really is a great trick and I've never seen anyone else do it.

https://youtu.be/2AYdjMkQ7z0
by Kent Gunn
October 13th, 2015, 6:04 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Gay Deceiver - How the times have changed
Replies: 12
Views: 3406

Re: The Gay Deceiver - How the times have changed

Jon, The Gay Deceiver was a character in a Heinlein novel, I read as a kid. The character was a vehicle that could travel through time. I realize a car as a character doesn't make any sense. It does explain the lego thingy in the blog though. Kent - Read too much Sci-Fi as a brat - Gunn Dame-Ian, I ...
by Kent Gunn
August 4th, 2014, 8:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NFL Football...
Replies: 8
Views: 1902

Re: NFL Football...

Jon,

It's never, ever, a good time to discuss bronies.
by Kent Gunn
May 16th, 2014, 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Finally
Replies: 14
Views: 3858

Re: Finally

Best of luck little one.

Tell Tony I said, "hello".

KG
by Kent Gunn
May 11th, 2014, 10:35 am
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Seeking roommate for 2014 IBMSAM combined convention
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

Re: Seeking roommate for 2014 IBMSAM combined convention

RK, Perhaps I'm seriously evil. Actually I was semi-serious. Grew up near SF's Chinatown. ALL of my early school classmates came from families that immigrated from Hong Kong. I speak more than a smattering of Cantonese and thought if Ben spoke the language it would be a cool happenstance. Gweilo-Gun...
by Kent Gunn
May 9th, 2014, 8:22 pm
Forum: Convention Room Mate Finder
Topic: Seeking roommate for 2014 IBMSAM combined convention
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

Re: Seeking roommate for 2014 IBMSAM combined convention

Do you speak Mandarin or Cantonese?
by Kent Gunn
April 30th, 2014, 5:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 154
Views: 26947

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

I am surprised one would care so much about the fleeting information posted, or removed, on one board or the other. To become a better magician, one should spend their time practicing and performing. Forums help me kill some time and hopefully guide me to an interesting trick or book to research an...
by Kent Gunn
April 30th, 2014, 6:50 am
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Three ideas for magic use
Replies: 11
Views: 3395

Re: Three ideas for magic use

I pick number three.

Currently on the hunt for something like this.
by Kent Gunn
April 26th, 2014, 7:26 am
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Our first commercial.
Replies: 9
Views: 5368

Re: Our first commercial.

Doomo,

The ad looks to be very professionally made. Intro is snazzy, music sounds good and the product is intriguing.

I'm going to order one.

KG
by Kent Gunn
April 24th, 2014, 7:52 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: not one of us?
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Re: not one of us?

"Only when the tide goes out do you realize who's been swimming naked."

Warren Buffett
by Kent Gunn
April 18th, 2014, 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Little Promotion
Replies: 11
Views: 3370

Re: A Little Promotion

Congrats!

I always enjoy your writing.

KG
by Kent Gunn
April 17th, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 154
Views: 26947

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

Glenn, Having recently spent some time in a third-world country, I can tell you all those things you speak of actually exist! Kids on the street corners in Equatorial Guinea had web-enabled cell phones. It's too bad Steve is stranded somewhere that has less infrastructure. Or . . . Maybe he just doe...
by Kent Gunn
April 17th, 2014, 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magicians stealing
Replies: 76
Views: 12039

Re: Magicians stealing

Nimrods on magic boards are not bound to presume someone is innocent until proven guilty. That meme is reserved for courts of law. We, the unshaven masses, can make accusations all we want to. Our Satyred friend, here on the Genii forum feels strongly about thievery in magic. That's a good thing. He...
by Kent Gunn
April 17th, 2014, 9:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe
Replies: 154
Views: 26947

Re: I Join Those Banned from The Magic Cafe

Richard,

Welcome to the club. You join an august and storied crew. I'm surprised it took this long.
by Kent Gunn
April 7th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?
Replies: 43
Views: 10734

Re: How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards?

I just counted,

That's a larger number than the number of atoms in the universe.
by Kent Gunn
April 5th, 2014, 9:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: magic cafe closed - all memberships taken
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: magic cafe closed - all memberships taken

The Cafe minions heard the guy knew Brad. That was enough to blackball him.
by Kent Gunn
March 19th, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Geller stoops to a new low
Replies: 266
Views: 28271

Re: Geller stoops to a new low

Goat,

Right, wrong or simply charming, you're always a smartass.
by Kent Gunn
February 26th, 2014, 7:22 am
Forum: Tenyo
Topic: New Tenyo Elite! Zig Zag Cig in Wood!
Replies: 74
Views: 10339

Re: New Tenyo Elite! Zig Zag Cig in Wood!

I have fond memories of spending the money from my paper route on these cool tricks with Japanese writing on the packaging. Cubio, What's Next, Crazy Spots, Sutekina (had to look that one up) and my big closer, Silk Serenade. The tricks were inexpensive and available at a toy store that was near my ...
by Kent Gunn
February 19th, 2014, 4:26 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Does Your French Drop Suck?
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Does Your French Drop Suck?

Still use the stuff from that great pamphlet, including Dingle's French Drop handling.
by Kent Gunn
February 18th, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: Does Your French Drop Suck?
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Does Your French Drop Suck?

My French Drop doesn't suck. Thanks for asking though.

You noticeably move your left thumb too far when you're doing the move.

I could hear the faint sound of a vacuum forming during your thankfully brief video.
by Kent Gunn
February 13th, 2014, 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for magic quotes
Replies: 46
Views: 10918

Re: Looking for magic quotes

Jon, Seneca's talking about some other stuff here: Then, too, the man who is asked whether he has horns on his head is not such a fool as to feel for them on his forehead, nor again so silly or dense that you can persuade him by means of argumentation, no matter how subtle, that he does not know the...
by Kent Gunn
February 7th, 2014, 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Selling off a domain name
Replies: 10
Views: 2998

Re: Selling off a domain name

Goatster, You're making illogical conclusions again. Just because somebody is using Alexa Data doesn't mean their website is useless. It means they have no idea how many people are using their website or how long they're staying. Just sayin' (relying on toolbars as your only input source . . . reall...
by Kent Gunn
February 5th, 2014, 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magi Fest News!
Replies: 11
Views: 4196

Re: Magi Fest News!

Tom, I attended. Got to see Tamariz, up close and personal in the sessioning area. It was otherworldly. Eric Mead acquitted himself like a true pro. Great stuff. Got to see Curtis Kam bust out his version of coins and cylinder. Very tidy. VERY HARD. Had a chance to spent more than a moment with the ...
by Kent Gunn
February 3rd, 2014, 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Magi Fest News!
Replies: 11
Views: 4196

Re: Magi Fest News!

Got to show the head Genii a couple of tricks. He didn't fall asleep or yell at me to go away. I think it went pretty well. Great convention. Andi Gladwin and Josh Jay really put on a heck of a convention. Got to park my large self in the dealer's room with Tony Miller and Rosie Rings. They were awf...
by Kent Gunn
January 30th, 2014, 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: New member looking for Paul Tosi
Replies: 16
Views: 4728

Re: New member looking for Paul Tosi

Crap,

I forgot to put the smiley thing on my post. (But, as you know Damian, if I'm posting, I'm joking)

I think the different smiley things have different meanings. I can't figure how to type a smiley for:

enter colon pound pound. It's funnier if you say it

Hugs,

PS. Paul's a really good guy.
by Kent Gunn
January 30th, 2014, 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: New member looking for Paul Tosi
Replies: 16
Views: 4728

Re: New member looking for Paul Tosi

Goat,

Not every magician in the world constantly monitors every magic board looking intently for references about themselves.

I do. But still nothin'
by Kent Gunn
January 16th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Attention coin guys - Bitcoins
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Re: Attention coin guys - Bitcoins

That's pelf. Unless you have an uncontrollable lisp.
by Kent Gunn
January 9th, 2014, 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Totally and utterly OT.
Replies: 26
Views: 5280

Re: Totally and utterly OT.

Sleep now my young friend, for soon you will sleep no more.
by Kent Gunn
December 31st, 2013, 10:54 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: So What Did You All Get From Santa?
Replies: 18
Views: 4305

Re: So What Did You All Get From Santa?

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by Kent Gunn
December 29th, 2013, 4:58 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963
Replies: 20
Views: 6121

Re: The Cups and Balls ca. 1963

Mr. Miller, Thanks for the feedback. I've found slow to be preferable to the speed with which most perform the trick. I fear my real failing is not having a strong enough script. I appreciate that you took the time to comment. As I mentioned in the opening post, I struggle with this routine. KG PS T...
by Kent Gunn
November 8th, 2013, 8:30 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Magic Book Collection For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Magic Book Collection For Sale

Bob, I realize boxing all those books up would be a huge endeavor. I suspect if you were willing to undergo that onerous task you'd easily sell the whole magilla. Any UPS or FedEx office worth it's salt would gladly box them up for you. It would add to the overall cost of the transaction, but if you...
by Kent Gunn
October 20th, 2013, 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moderators
Replies: 29
Views: 6003

Re: Moderators

Indigent, (okay that was on purpose) You really think the denizens of this board aren't good magicians? Pore over the membership list. Authors, creators and top-flight performers abound. John Carney, John Lovick, Bob Farmer, Max Maven and Richard Kaufman, spring to my mind as denizens herein. If you...

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