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Mushrooms are good. So is controversy, I bet Biss loves us talking about him.
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Is it a Truffle sandwich...?
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On 2007-02-19 03:18, e-man wrote:
Is it a Truffle sandwich...?

Either truffles or pate, not sure. It could however, just be a piece of pizza.
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All I know is my website is gettinbg massive hits from canadians ever since this controversy started. bad thing is, they don't buy anything.
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What happened to Shrink's apology?
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Hello folks...

Speaking of apologies and "Prosecutions"...

(By the way, is anyone else a tad curious at the rather beligerent tone of all of Mr. Shrink's postings about me? Is anyone else just a little suspicious about why he seems determined to open up multiple threads to attack me? I mean personally attack me? Just wondering aloud...)

I believe I made a pretty comprehensive defence on the other thread to explain EXACTLY what has happened. Shall I take an oath? I would be most happy to do so. The Crown's prosecution is sadly lacking if what appears above is it! In a court of law, I would merely stand up and ask the judge for a directed verdict.

Just to clarify a couple of things that some of you above seemed to have missed however in my response elsewhere...

* I unilaterally offered to discontinue any new shipments of TeslaVision and leave the market for his own similar product (as we all now know) in private correspondance to Shrink. He has conveniently failed to share this with anyone. (Perhaps I should share the contents of our e-mails to you on request. I think they're very telling of how reasonable I was from the moment I honestly became aware of the overlapping in our respective products.)

* I repeatedly indicated to the patent holder that I intended to market to the magic/mentalism community and expected exclusivity. Shrink claims this never happened. I assure you it did and I would also be happy to share the contents of our e-mails to you on request, privately. They're personal and contain confidential pricing and payment details but they are very, very clear. The patent holder encouraged me to pursue this venture and made no mention whatsoever of his relationship with somebody already in the marketplace - Shrink or otherwise. I was misled it would seem. It would seem that Mr. Shrink may have been too - or he's now telling more tales. {Mr. Shrink now claims on the other thread that "The latest is that he lied about our manufacturer. He never stated he was a magician or that the units were for the magic market. However he was refused when he asked them to make modifications to their standard off-the-shelf product. Currently he is desparately trying to get our manufacturer to buy them back. However all sales are final. At last he has been taught a lesson and that he can't get away with ripping off other peoples property." This is completely incorrect and either Shrink knows this which makes him guilty of ... perjury...or he's just blowing smoke up your skirt now for his own strange reasons... It's all very, very curious.

[In a court of law mate, the Crown can't make up evidence. He has to present the best evidence he's got - a you're a little...short...Shrink!]

* Incredible as it may seem to some egotistical minds, I for one had never heard of Mr. Shrink before this month - or his application of somebody else's device for delighting their partner. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way reading these threads. Sorry to break the news to you mate! You're really not that important off these pages. (And what's up with that name??? And why would I be searching for you if I don't know your or your stuff? It defies logic.)

I think this last point is most frustrating to our friend and why his knickers are in such a knot despite what I have already done to remedy this unfortunate misunderstanding.

Again, I would be happy to provide a few unbiased individuals with some interesting reading by private mail. I don't think posting them here would be appropriate to all concerned. A jury of sorts? Interested? Or does anyone really care about the truth of all this BS being thrown all over the Magic Café by the only person who can benefit by it...

Warm regards,

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Welcome aboard James. We are programmed to receive you.

Seriously, glad you dropped while the thread is still tame.

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I would have never imagined that a vibrator could cause so much trouble
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A lot of Johnson's products were copied. Some were the "Cigarette thru Quarter," "Lethal Tender," Scotch and Soda," etc. It seems like the manufacturers got away with it because the items are not 100% identical.

A lot of people think Fantasio copied Russ Walsh "Appearing Cane." Fantasio denies it.

A manufacturer supplies a copied version of the "Dream Bag."

Someone ripped off John Cornelius with "Perfect Pen" and "Pen Thru Anything."

Let the courts decide. Whoever has the best lawyer wins.
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DM - Johnson didn't invent the "Cigarette thru Quarter" or "Lethal Tender". In fact the creators of both effects went underground after the theft of their materials.

"Cigarette thru Quarter" - Pressley Guitar
"Lethal Tender" - Steve Dusheck

Pressley made beautiful props and was ripped off several times. John Cornelius still graces us with his creativity even in the face of ripoffs.

note I am not taking sides on the current debate just setting some credits straight here.
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