Monday, October 27, 2008

Mind Control Scam

Mind Control Scam... This is one of those apparently impossible internet card tricks that goes steps, make that leaps, beyond most. Would you like to ask a friend to name a card, then, immediately go to Youtube and play a seemingly innocent video that results in your friend' card being both visually and verbally named? I've included two videos.. one with a performance and a basic explaination, and a second one with a more detailed explaination.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Exclusive 'Lost' Scarne Video ..

Great 'lost' Scarne video. About 18 minutes of Scarne at his best, displaying an array of card sleights and cheating methods to 'educate' the suckers in the military and prevent them from being hustled by fellow soldiers.

This was available on the web at one time, at Yahoo Videos, and then it was pulled for some unknown reason..

Thanks to Jim Canaday at the Magic Portal for spearheading the effort to find and restore this video to the magic community. I just 'happened' to have a copy embedded in one of my blogs which, for whatever reason, hadn't totally vanished despite the fact that Yahoo had changed the link. (I suspect it was saved in a temporary folder on my computer..).

Anyway, Jim and I managed to revive and restore it for the benefit of the magic community.. This is, to the best of my knowledge, the only version available anywhere on the web. If another one exist, it isn't available via Google or Yahoo search engines.

NOTE: To view, place your cursor in the middle of the screen, move it around slightly until you detect a link, and click..

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Moment of Truth.. off the subject

My favorite reality show last year? This one episode of 'Moment of Truth' really stood out. The questions even made ME cringe.. It's about 44 minutes of very personal TV..