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Slowdini

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Thanks Stevie Ray! I'll look those up.
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I recently watched a video of the Paradigm Shift and it appears to be a reinvention of my move, "Passtitution," which Harry taught in Best of Friends III, pp. 403-406. I found the video less than impressive with the cards shifting sloppily as the deck is reassembled (maybe that's the "shift" the title refers to). 

So, to add to Harry's comment about value: buy BOF III and get my move and whole lot of other stuff or pay $9 for an inferior reinvention.


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I recently watched a video of the Paradigm Shift and it appears to be a reinvention of my move, "Passtitution," which Harry taught in Best of Friends III, pp. 403-406. I found the video less than impressive with the cards shifting sloppily as the deck is reassembled (maybe that's the "shift" the title refers to). 

So, to add to Harry's comment about value: buy BOF III and get my move and whole lot of other stuff or pay $9 for an inferior reinvention.




Bob, and to add insult to injury there is another guy on youtube that is asking folks to send him $10.00 via PayPal and he will send the Paradigm Shift explanation video to them.

He does not appear to be affiliated with Simon Black.

Is there any limit to thievery anymore?
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Bob Farmer

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Ray: Apparently not! Thanks for the note.
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Just tried out Bob's idea. It works very well. If you have BOF III, I recommend giving it a try. 

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Bob Farmer

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Mike has impeccable taste. 
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Stevie Ray Christian

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Passtitution was my introduction to the mind of Bob Farmer. It is one of the true gems in BOF III.

Ever since my “discovery, “ if Farmer brings something to market, I’m all over it.

As a bonus, when someone steals from Bob’s farm, he eventually delivers to them a swift kick to the Knuts!

Gotta say, it’s fun to watch.
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Bob Farmer

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Another man with impeccable taste!
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Just purchased BOFIII awaiting d/l...
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Its not uncommon for the uninformed to actually re-invent the wheel.
Its happened many times in magic.
Perhaps most recently as Jay Sankey pointing out that Madisons Angle Z is eerily similar to an effect Sankey published several times through the mid to late 1800’s😉
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Its not uncommon for the uninformed to actually re-invent the wheel.
Its happened many times in magic.
Perhaps most recently as Jay Sankey pointing out that Madisons Angle Z is eerily similar to an effect Sankey published several times through the mid to late 1800’s😉


You are right about reinvention. That is why it is important to rely on peers to help with attribution. There are great databases that also help like Denis Behr's massive site. I guess in this case the right people didn't get to give their input.
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Sankey took my trick, "Journey to the Center of the Deck," added flash paper and put it out as, "In A Flash," with no credit to me or to David Ben (who worked out the best handling). I could never understand why such a creative guy would have such a blind spot.
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Jack:
 Yes, I did contact Sankey. His response: as you can see from his ad, my name is nowhere to be found nor the name of David Ben. David and Sankey were working the same restaurant when David was doing the trick which was also published long before Sankey put "his" version on the market . See "Journey to the Center of the Deck," Linking Ring Sep. 1983.

As to that other guy: looks like he copped the title but not the trick.

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