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Lawrence O,

Your knowledge of magic history is amazing! I hope you will be able to attend WMS in March 09! To spend time in the same room with you, Bill and Pete just listening would be an incredible experience for anyone!

Mick
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On 2008-10-21 18:54, Pete Biro wrote:
Once again... there is NOTHING NEW. I thought I invented the M 1/3 up in a wand. And then a gag where I stumble and fall carrying on a set of linking rings, and when I get up one of the rings has pierced my cheek. And I find that in Discouverie of W.

Hah...


As mentionned elsewhere in the café, back in 1992 I created a Cups and Balls move. The bottom of a mouth down cup was tilted forward by the middle finger and the thumb was used to lift, by its rim, the cup under which a ball was supposed to be. The invisible thumb sweep allowing the vanish of the ball was something I was very proud of... until I discovered that more than 20 years before Pete Biro, in an obscure lecture note, had published a similar concept. So for about 5 years I named this move with gentle irony the "I hate Pete Biro" move.

You're right Pete, there is very little that is new, but when I read your printed work or the one of Getan Bloom, or..., I think that... well... maybe there is.

Didn't you write, many many moons ago, about the idea of making an impromptu chop cup with an Hotel bathroom glass covered by its sanitary paper in which you suggested to glue a magnet? I sincerely believe that Antonio Romero never heard of it and probably never heard of the obscure Georges Blake's typescript with his crystal clear gass routine either... but he pushed the idea much further.
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I seem to recall reading about Pete's Hotel glass trick in an article in Genii a year or so ago!
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