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Steve Malco

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Hi,

I'm Steve, thanks for having me.

I'm currently watching the entire O.J. Simpson trial thanks to a YouTube channel that has uploaded all the footage. It's something to listen to while I practice my D'Amico Second.

I enjoy frequenting thrift stores searching for anything weird or bizarre. Today, in fact, I ended up buying a curious looking stuffed chicken that I've named 'Pedro' for $2 bucks.

I've been practicing magic since I was twelve when (as with several other magicians) my grandma showed me the 21-Card Trick and that was my gateway into magic almost thirty years ago. She passed away four years later and I don't think my Dad has ever forgave her for piquing my interest into the art because to this day whenever I visit family back in America I'm still bothering him with it all these years later. Ha!

I still perform the trick as a nod to my grandma but instead of the way she taught me I do the Bill Malone variation that has work from Marlo, Draun and Solomon combined.

Tommy Wonder, Eugene Burger, Harry Lorayne, David Roth, Allan Ackerman, Fred Kaps, Bill Malone and of course (Marlo, Vernon, Houdini etc.) and the like have been inspirations and I admire them greatly for their contributions to magic.

Also, I'm a scotch enthusiast.

Looking forward to conversing with you all and I hope to bring something of value to the forum.

Warm regards,

S.

Postscript: I'm currently reading Harry Lorayne's: Ageless Memory (The Memory Expert's Prescription To A Razor-Sharp Mind) but I've forgotten what page I left off on...

Postpostscript: I love scotch.

P.P.P.S: I really love scotch.

P.P.P.P.S: Laphroaig 10, especially.

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So, how do you feel about scotch? [biggrin] I'm a rum man, myself, partial to single barrel. At any rate, welcome to TMF. We are happy to have you here. Bill Malone's variations on the 21 Card Trick are fabulous - hadn't thought about them in years, so thanks for bring them up. Jump right in, between witnesses, and join the discussions. (I won't give away the ending.) If you don't mind, to help us with outreach and marketing, how'd you hear about us?

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So, how do you feel about scotch? [biggrin] I'm a rum man, myself, partial to single barrel. At any rate, welcome to TMF. We are happy to have you here. Bill Malone's variations on the 21 Card Trick are fabulous - hadn't thought about them in years, so thanks for bring them up. Jump right in, between witnesses, and join the discussions. (I won't give away the ending.) If you don't mind, to help us with outreach and marketing, how'd you hear about us?

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I'm most certainly no detractor of the great spirit that is Rum! I'm not much for drinking it neat like scotch, however, if you pour me a couple of ounces over ice with a splash of cola and a little bit of lime juice, I will not object!

Thank you!

I love Malone, his Malone Meets Marlo DVD's are fantastic. 

Ha! I remember seeing the "ending" live on television in 95' and even at seventeen I could tell it was a interesting day for the judicial system. Moving on.... [biggrin]

I've known of this forum for a while and I was made aware of it via the Big Green Machine as it was mentioned in passing by a user that was seeking guidance on a particular move and they were directed to find Steven Youell and were told they could find them here.


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Hi Steve,

Welcome to TMF.

I like the Malone Meets Marlo serie as well. Do your perform any of the tricks?

I like to perform "Leipzig would have love this!", the "Bluff Ace Assembly" as well as "Follow the leader / Buffaloed".

He is a great teacher as well as an outstanding performer.

I hope you'll enjoy your time here.

Cheers from France,

Lucas.
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Welcome Steve.  I thought magic was an expensive habit until I started looking at good scotch whisky.  I have a friend who is an avid collector and quite knowledgeable.  He has invited me over for tastings a couple of times and regaled me with lots of stories.  There is as much intrigue in scotch as there is in the magic world.  

The one I hope to try soon is Lagavulin, if no other reason than it was featured on the TV show Parks and Recreation.  $71.99 plus freight though.  Wow.

Anyway, your inspirations are like a Mount Rushmore of magic.  Good folks to learn from.

Dive right in and make yourself at home.
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Hi Steve,

Welcome to TMF.

I like the Malone Meets Marlo serie as well. Do your perform any of the tricks?

I like to perform "Leipzig would have love this!", the "Bluff Ace Assembly" as well as "Follow the leader / Buffaloed".

He is a great teacher as well as an outstanding performer.

I hope you'll enjoy your time here.

Cheers from France,

Lucas.


Thanks, Lucas!

I perform Color-Changing Deck, Leipzig Would Have Loved This! Repeater Card to Pocket and one of my favorite of all-time card tricks, The Homing Card. I just love it, what a great routine.

Bill is tremendous, what a great personality and as you mentioned an outstanding performer.

Cheers!

S.

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Welcome Steve.  I thought magic was an expensive habit until I started looking at good scotch whisky.  I have a friend who is an avid collector and quite knowledgeable.  He has invited me over for tastings a couple of times and regaled me with lots of stories.  There is as much intrigue in scotch as there is in the magic world.  

The one I hope to try soon is Lagavulin, if no other reason than it was featured on the TV show Parks and Recreation.  $71.99 plus freight though.  Wow.

Anyway, your inspirations are like a Mount Rushmore of magic.  Good folks to learn from.

Dive right in and make yourself at home.


Thank you, RayJ!

LOL, yeah some expressions can make your wallet cringe. As I've mentioned Laphroaig 10 is my go-to sipper and after that I would have to go with Lagavulin 16, it's delicious. If you haven't tasted it yet I recommend Talisker 10 also.

Islay scotch (as you may have guessed) are my favorite, but I'm no snob. I enjoy tasting all types and learning about the history, much like magic. I'm mostly a card guy, but I've branched out in earnest and have learned some coin magic and mentalism just to acquire the knowledge of the other aspects ("expressions", if you will) of magic in general and I love it.

Thanks again!

S.





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Welcome to the fun, Steve...

Seems you've jumped in with both feet.

Since you mentioned the 21 card trick and variants -- have you seem Matt Baker's "Pile Driver" ??

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Welcome to the fun, Steve...

Seems you've jumped in with both feet.

Since you mentioned the 21 card trick and variants -- have you seem Matt Baker's "Pile Driver" ??


Thank you, Dave!

Indeed I have, I'm wearing flippers, hope that helps.

I have and while it does not necessarily fit my particular style, it is a solid effect and from what I've seen Mr. Baker performs it flawlessly.

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Scotch, Scotch, Scotch...  I like Scotch...

I also lile rum, whiskey, tequila, moon shine...

Welcome to TMF!

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Steve welcome to the TMF. Don't forget to put your empties in the recycle.

I also enjoy whiskies, lately I have drinking Killbegan, it's Irish, not too expensive but wonderfully smooth.

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Scotch, Scotch, Scotch...  I like Scotch...

I also lile rum, whiskey, tequila, moon shine...

Welcome to TMF!

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I'll drink all of those too! Well, I might forgo the moon shine as I would like to not end up found in the fetal position in the bushes in some strangers yard. [biggrin]

Thank you!

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Steve welcome to the TMF. Don't forget to put your empties in the recycle.

I also enjoy whiskies, lately I have drinking Killbegan, it's Irish, not too expensive but wonderfully smooth.


Thank you, Wayne! A conservationist minded magician, I like it!

I haven't tired Kilbeggan or many Irish whiskeys yet other than the consumer favorite 'Jameson' and one other 'Patty Old Irtish Whiskey' that is the limit of my experience. I will venture over into Irish whiskey once I've walked around Scotland a bit more. I am particularity interested in tasting Red Breast 12 and Green Spot, now I will have to add Kilbeggan to the list!





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Laphroig is amazing ... but my favourite Scotch single malt is Oban
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My family heritage is Powers whiskey from Ireland. You don't see it much in the States, but it's prevalent in Ireland. Nonetheless, I too am a scotch fan. No one has mentioned Balvenie. It's a little less pricey. We love Laphroig and Lagavulin.

Glenn Brown runs a little scotch get-together at 4F. Ed Ripley always brings an incredible scotch for the group. Yum!

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I'm on a mission now to find and taste Powers Whiskey.  In moderation of course!

Powers Irish Whiskey
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Talk about "high" jacking a thread.....
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Laphroig is amazing ... but my favourite Scotch single malt is Oban


I've heard of Oban, haven't tried it... YET but it is on the list!

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My family heritage is Powers whiskey from Ireland. You don't see it much in the States, but it's prevalent in Ireland. Nonetheless, I too am a scotch fan. No one has mentioned Balvenie. It's a little less pricey. We love Laphroig and Lagavulin.

Glenn Brown runs a little scotch get-together at 4F. Ed Ripley always brings an incredible scotch for the group. Yum!

Mike


That's really intriguing, Mike! I would like to begin my own distillery and leave that behind as part of the heritage of my family. I've even picked out the perfect spot for it here in Sweden. I have heard of Powers, have never tasted it but I'm most certainly going to. Thanks for the tip! You said the "L" word! (does the mandatory Laphroaig dance) You know what doesn't love Laphroaig? The auto-spellcheck on this thing! LOL

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Talk about "high" jacking a thread.....


Magic & Scotch, my two favorite subjects. [biggrin]

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Steve, I have tried the Speyside, Highlands, Islands and the Islay expressions but don't really have a favorite.  I find something unique about all of them.  I don't mind the peaty varieties, nor do I mind the "fruity" ones.  My friend says you do not have to drink it straight and that "locals" frequently add water.  What is your take on that?  I can handle most all of them neat, but I'm not gonna lie, there have been one or two that reminded me of paint stripper and felt like they were gonna burn their way out.  I still enjoyed them, LOL.
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I'm on a mission now to find and taste Powers Whiskey.  In moderation of course!

Powers Irish Whiskey


I’m not a huge fan of Scotch but maybe it’s because I haven’t had the good stuff. Let me know when you’re mission is complete so that I can give it a try! :)

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Steve, I have tried the Speyside, Highlands, Islands and the Islay expressions but don't really have a favorite.  I find something unique about all of them.  I don't mind the peaty varieties, nor do I mind the "fruity" ones.  My friend says you do not have to drink it straight and that "locals" frequently add water.  What is your take on that?  I can handle most all of them neat, but I'm not gonna lie, there have been one or two that reminded me of paint stripper and felt like they were gonna burn their way out.  I still enjoyed them, LOL.


I'm with your friend 100%, I don't care much for whisk(e)y snobs who think the ONLY way one should drink whisk(e)y is no ice, no water, only neat and that it is somehow sacrilegious to do otherwise. Nonsense.

My philosophy is the best way to drink whisk(e)y is the way you enjoy it most. Your money, your bottle. If you want to drink your $150 dollar bottle of Glengoyne 21 with ice, water, cola and a orange twist, hey you paid for it, do what you want.

I personally drink scotch neat but I will add a few drops of water to those that go above 46% ABV so the alcohol doesn't anesthetize my tongue so I can actually taste what is in it besides alcohol.

Ha! Yeah I have had a few that were so rough that they gave me temporary bell's palsy on the way down. LMAO 



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I took note last week that an "Irish" pub in South Bend IN called Fiddler's Hearth has all three types of Powers whiskey. Maybe it will get a foothold in the states. Generally all you can find in a bar is Jameson and Bushmills.

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