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A friend of mine who also performs magic and mentalism was browsing a website where people post covers of well-known books that have been altered for satirical purposes. He happened across this one, and I thought you all might get a kick out of it [rofl]

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Not to mention...

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Or......
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A friend of mine who also performs magic and mentalism was browsing a website where people post covers of well-known books that have been altered for satirical purposes. He happened across this one, and I thought you all might get a kick out of it [rofl]

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Good Find as Shakespeare might have said.This cover is actually the Frank Garcia & George Schindler "Magic With Cards" that I referred elsewhere on a thread that dare not be named.


https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/magic-with-cards/GOR003744012?keyword=&gclid=Cj0KCQiA-4nuBRCnARIsAHwyuPqjT87h7zH8AN4Sd1cCTEVHt7jdbqusLmiZmJR7SnVn5Qv_W0R5O0gaAnczEALw_wcB
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Indeed it is. I own a copy myself :)

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I had the original way back when and lent it somebody who never returned it and denied ever borrowing it. This happened more than once (different people different books) and is why I no longer lend books.

I bought a copy in a local remaindered book shop about 20 years ago. It has the Garcia/Schindler copyright notice, but sports a different and less interesting cover. It's a reprint from Barnes & Noble.

Same stuff, worth its weight.
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BTW, on the subject of spoofs and/or parodies, there was a magazine that came out several years ago that was loaded with gags.  Was it based on Magic Magazine?  I can sort of picture the cover but I'm not sure.  Does anyone have a copy that they could post a picture of?
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You could be thinking of Wenii or Majoke, Ray.
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Thanks Chris, it was Majoke!

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BTW, on the subject of spoofs and/or parodies, there was a magazine that came out several years ago that was loaded with gags.  Was it based on Magic Magazine?  I can sort of picture the cover but I'm not sure.  Does anyone have a copy that they could post a picture of?



Forgive the self-promo, but for spoof or parody, there's this one, which got a good review in last April's Genii:

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Forgive the self-promo, but for spoof or parody, there's this one, which got a good review in last April's Genii:

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Cool! Promote away because how else would we have known? I love it.
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Cool! Promote away because how else would we have known? I love it.



Thanks for being gracious about it. As for the "hard-core" side, well, there's this bit for your next trip to the coffee shop:

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Some like their coffee with a creamer, some with a screamer.  Organic magic is powerful stuff!
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Forgive the self-promo, but for spoof or parody, there's this one, which got a good review in last April's Genii:

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This looks very amusing. For anyone interested, there's some info here and a small excerpt available via "Peek Inside" here. Added it to my ever-expanding wish list!
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Thanks Chris, it was Majoke!



Yes, pretty sure this was based on Magic magazine. I had this at one time but don't know what happened to it, I probably gave it away. I recall Daryll came under heavy fire.

I think there has been two satire magazines based on Annemann's Jinx. Think there was one based on Abracadabra magazine at one time.
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And let us not forget that issue of Wenii
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Magic Even You can Do is hilarious, and weird. Here is what I posted on Amazon:
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Abe Carnow
May 19, 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Very funny, weird and strange in a good way, but incredibly funny, laugh out loud, a complete diversion from the seriousness of the day.



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And let us not forget that issue of Wenii


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I must be frank and say that the bun is way out of proportion.
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I must be frank and say that the bun is way out of proportion.


Could be. Or possibly it's an illusion. The whatever-it-is always looks to me like two snowmen standing sentry
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Hello my friends!

Good taste as always and a fun thread!...but...

this IS Hardcore..

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Just checked out the ‘Peek Inside’ Holdefer’s book. My sides are hurting. His secret to the ‘Talking Goldfish’ effect would be much more effective than my attempts to train my goldfish, Brutus. He just can’t get his mouth to form fricatives, although he’s a natural with the plosives. I’m getting the book.
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Just checked out the ‘Peek Inside’ Holdefer’s book. My sides are hurting. His secret to the ‘Talking Goldfish’ effect would be much more effective than my attempts to train my goldfish, Brutus. He just can’t get his mouth to form fricatives, although he’s a natural with the plosives. I’m getting the book.


John, how does one do the "peek inside"?

All of the reviews were stellar.  Seriously, 5 stars, stellar!
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Hello my friends!

Good taste as always and a fun thread!...but...

this IS Hardcore..

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Axel, I see that the book is in German.  Maybe you could translate the section called "On the Rubber Chicken"?  Or the one where your finger falls off?
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John, how does one do the "peek inside"?

All of the reviews were stellar.  Seriously, 5 stars, stellar!
Go to Chris W’s post above. He has a link. Stellar ... It took me a moment, but I got it. hehe.
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Magic Even You can Do is hilarious, and weird. Here is what I posted on Amazon:
[_CR0,0,1024,1024_SX48_]
Abe Carnow
May 19, 2019
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Very funny, weird and strange in a good way, but incredibly funny, laugh out loud, a complete diversion from the seriousness of the day.





Thanks, Abe. I appreciate the review!
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Just checked out the ‘Peek Inside’ Holdefer’s book. My sides are hurting. His secret to the ‘Talking Goldfish’ effect would be much more effective than my attempts to train my goldfish, Brutus. He just can’t get his mouth to form fricatives, although he’s a natural with the plosives. I’m getting the book.



Thanks, John. Hope you find the other tricks funny as well. But you'll see that the attempt to incorporate a giant yeti into his act does not go well...
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John, how does one do the "peek inside"?

All of the reviews were stellar.  Seriously, 5 stars, stellar!



Thanks for asking, Ray. Here's the link to the "Peek Inside."
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Thanks for asking, Ray. Here's the link to the "Peek Inside."


Thanks for that!  Very interesting stuff.
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Hi Ray,

thank you for your interest!

The book is a collection of (at the time the book was published) young German magician that were deeply influenced by the fresh and new performance styles of American performers, namely David Williamson and other(there is also a section of American performers in that book, e.g. David Harkey)...
(German magicians at that time were often very old-school with longwinded, intellectual, well educated presentations...that at least was my impression...). There are a lot of contributers that are still working and are well known such as Jörg Alexander, Juno, Desimo, Axel Hecklau, Chapeau, Sven Heubes, Felix Farrell etc.

So, The Rubber Chicken is in a chapter of Harald Kurz and in that chapter he gives some ideas/brainstorming on some things he has found or develloped. The idea with the Rubber Chicken (that was very popular at that time in Germany because of a quite strange but very succecssful party song (Polonäse Blankenese...)) is that you can use is in conjunction with the egg bag. And he somewhere noticed a Rubber Chicken with a zipper on its belly...you could produce a (fake) fried egg from there.

The-Finger-Falls-Off-Thing is an idea/routine by (FlickingFingers-member) Manuel Muerte...he has a very strange but funny, black humor...so the essence is, that you let the spectator do some easy mathematics and you try to get his result...you show him 10 with your fingers, but you are wrong...off by one...and you I am sure you get the idea here, one of your fingers falls off and hits the table and now you are right...

It´s a fun book! Any questions?

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Would dropping a digit on the table be equated with giving the audience the finger?[biggrin]
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