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by jkeyes1000
January 10th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 82
Views: 8850

Re: Royal road to card magic

I think there is a kind of injustice in establishing who first wrote what when it comes to magic. I mean, it is more than likely that any concept in print will have been practiced long before, by its author, or by others who kept the notion secret in order to perpetuate the mystique of a given appro...
by jkeyes1000
January 5th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Royal road to card magic
Replies: 82
Views: 8850

Re: Royal road to card magic

I am now halfway through the book annotations. I could do it more quickly but I get distracted by other activities that I have to do in order to have food with my meals. It is not an easy book to annotate for two reasons. One, is that it is so well written that in many places there is just nothing ...
by jkeyes1000
December 26th, 2017, 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

Brad is the one that started the
"resurrection" thing, not me.
by jkeyes1000
December 26th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

I have a feeling that it would make matters worse. FAR worse! And oddly enough you would probably get Brad on your side! But don't worry, you would probably anger other people instead to make up for it! You are probably right, Mark. It would stir things up. But I'm used to that. To be serious for a...
by jkeyes1000
December 26th, 2017, 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

If you folks are tired of discussing the ramifications of lying, or Chan Canasta for that matter, I could go on for ages about ancient miracle workers like Moses and Jesus. I've got fascinating speculations about everything from the parting of the Red Sea to the "virgin birth", walking on ...
by jkeyes1000
December 26th, 2017, 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 25th, 2017, 2:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

Oh, have you two stopped arguing? What a pity! Something to do with the Christmas spirit I suppose. I can go forever, Mark.I think maybe Brad realises this. It's sort of what I've been hinting at, the secret of successful debating. Have an inexhaustible source of material in support of your argumen...
by jkeyes1000
December 25th, 2017, 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kelton Garwood?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Kelton Garwood?

Garwood also appeared in one of my favourite Twilight Zone episodes. Here is a brief clip from "Five Characters In Search Of An Exit" in which he plays The Tramp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHV8r7LsO6k&sns=em
by jkeyes1000
December 23rd, 2017, 12:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

Here is another observation that Brad will be tempted to dispute. There seems to be a doubt as to whether Chan forced a pre-determined page number, or simply watched the volunteer to see which page he or she must have seen. He might have done it in seveal ways in his career, but I think the evidence...
by jkeyes1000
December 23rd, 2017, 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

jkeyes wrote: Just being able to identify "line 21" in a split second borders on the phenomenal. and You're right, Mark! It isn't that difficult. I have very bad eyesight, and I managed to do fairly well just now. So which is it? It's clear what the method was: make an estimate and if wro...
by jkeyes1000
December 23rd, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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! No, I'm afraid you haven't "go...
by jkeyes1000
December 22nd, 2017, 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

I don't think Canasta had a photographic memory otherwise he would have bragged about it a bit more. I think he liked to let people speculate that was how he did it. A sort of "too perfect" theory application. In truth it is not that difficult to estimate 21 lines down if you practice eno...
by jkeyes1000
December 22nd, 2017, 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 cha...
by jkeyes1000
December 22nd, 2017, 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

I was toying with the idea of doing a "book test" in order to intuit the contents of Britland's work (I thought that would be uproariously funny), but I did a bit of research instead. A few vollies ago, we were talking about whether or not Chan may have had foreknowledge of the books. I sa...
by jkeyes1000
December 22nd, 2017, 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

if you want to know what britland says, buy the book. I got a glimpse at Vol. II, in which Mr. Britland says: "The publication of Chan Canasta--A Remarkable Man raised as many questions as it had answered. I had expected to analyse one videotape of a forgotten performer. Instead I found three ...
by jkeyes1000
December 21st, 2017, 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 21st, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 21st, 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 20th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 o...
by jkeyes1000
December 20th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 an...
by jkeyes1000
December 19th, 2017, 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 19th, 2017, 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 19th, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 concl...
by jkeyes1000
December 19th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 19th, 2017, 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 ...
by jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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. bu...
by jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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? What you are describing is "mind reading". No one but a true psychic could know ...
by jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Paul Daniels Magic Show
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: The Paul Daniels Magic Show

I don't know if I would buy a boxed set of DVDs, but I certainly agree that it is tragic that the shows are unavailable. Lots of wonderful memories! Paul Daniels was the ideal modern magician. Down to Earth, great sense of humour, and able to inspire that nostalgic sort of wonder that we alI felt as...
by jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 l...
by jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 frau...
by jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

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 ...
by jkeyes1000
December 18th, 2017, 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

Another version of Chan's book test, post retirement: https://youtu.be/5jqiQ2kr3Os?t=1m58s Okay, so Chan must have had the gift where people wanted to believe in him to the point where they would ignore that which could be discerned by simple observation and/or common sense. I mean, after Chan aske...
by jkeyes1000
December 17th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

Yes, he certainly had that. What fascinated me at the time was that around the same period Al Koran also had a television series. He did much better magic, he was a superb performer and had a much bigger repertoire. Every trick worked and he was very slick indeed. However, I noticed that he didn't ...
by jkeyes1000
December 16th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

This chat caused me to review my "Impromptu Book Test", and I found a number of things wrong with the blog post. I have corrected the errors, but I thought, Why don't I share this with my constructively critical friends in the forum? Maybe they can find a few more. https://jkeyes1000.wordp...
by jkeyes1000
December 15th, 2017, 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

I have now been watching some videos of Jkeyes, not all of which consist of him doing magic. That is just as well because his magic is absolutely atrocious! But I am delighted to say he fits the interesting character qualification admirably. And I think that is FAR more important than being able to...
by jkeyes1000
December 15th, 2017, 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

I have now been watching some videos of Jkeyes, not all of which consist of him doing magic. That is just as well because his magic is absolutely atrocious! But I am delighted to say he fits the interesting character qualification admirably. And I think that is FAR more important than being able to...
by jkeyes1000
December 14th, 2017, 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ennobling Magic
Replies: 622
Views: 21054

Re: Ennobling Magic

But I willI say that your idea that lying is a skill is nonsense. What talent does it require to hold a book in your hand (with your finger stuck in at the force page), flip the pages and utter the number YOU CHOSE? keyes, if you are holding a break at the force page then using the hoy ruse is sens...

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