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Topic: The Cups and Balls Museum
Message: Posted by: amerigo (Aug 4, 2008 05:09AM)
I would like to publicly thank Mr. Palmer for sharing his wonderful and enjoyable website. I just made my first visit and I was very impressed. I would strongly suggest you visit The Museum if you haven't already done so.

Thankyou Mr. Palmer for a job well done
Message: Posted by: Tom G (Aug 4, 2008 07:33AM)
I would imagine you be back a lot, it's hard to stay away and somehow Bill's always adding new things...

Tom
Message: Posted by: walid ahumada (Aug 4, 2008 09:41AM)
I am always roaming around the museum.
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Aug 4, 2008 10:30AM)
Sometimes I would like to camp there too.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 4, 2008 10:31AM)
Some of it will be at the next World Magic Seminar!!!
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 4, 2008 10:43AM)
Thanks for all the kind words.

Will the person who kicked over the cigarette urn please be more careful next time? ;)

Seriously, I welcome anyone at any time. That's the glory of the internet.

If you are going to be in Houston, just give me a week's advance notice, and I'll let you come and play in the cups.
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Aug 4, 2008 12:01PM)
I have spent hours in there!

Sorry about the urn Bill, I leave my cigarettes at home next time.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 4, 2008 12:23PM)
Please do, or smoke outside on the patio!

Bill
Message: Posted by: Papasmurf (Aug 4, 2008 12:54PM)
Thanks Bill for sharing your knowledge and your website.
I think my next vacation spot will have to be Texas.
How about a Holiday Home Excahnge?

Salute,


Eric
Message: Posted by: Jimeh (Aug 5, 2008 07:12PM)
Finally got to the site and spent till the wee hours of the morning looking at most of the Museum. Wow! I could look at that type of stuff all day. I love looking at anything having to do magic's history. Great job Bill and a big thank you for letting me experience it!

James
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 5, 2008 09:24PM)
You are welcome. Enjoy!
Message: Posted by: pepka (Aug 6, 2008 01:42AM)
I was in the running for a summer internship at the museum but lost out to a cute SMU Co-ed. Hmmm.
Message: Posted by: Jimeh (Aug 6, 2008 01:48AM)
Dang! That must have hurt! lol
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 6, 2008 02:23AM)
Could have been worse. You could have lost out to a TRG (Typical Rice Girl.)
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 2, 2008 10:45PM)
Everyone, please check out the announcements page.
Message: Posted by: Lawrence O (Nov 3, 2008 03:36AM)
I have yet to get there which I'll try and do before or after going to the seminar (if it's not too inconvenient for Bill). I already know however that the richest part of the museum is with Bill himself and that he brings some of that part here in the café for us to enjoy.

Thanks for that as well, Bill.
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Nov 3, 2008 10:23AM)
Bill, what is a "TRG" like? I've (I went to school at TCU, and knew some folks who went to Rice, but never heard that expression).

If the explanation is not suitable for print, I understand. :)
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 3, 2008 11:59AM)
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On 2008-11-03 04:36, Lawrence O wrote:
I have yet to get there which I'll try and do before or after going to the seminar (if it's not too inconvenient for Bill). I already know however that the richest part of the museum is with Bill himself and that he brings some of that part here in the café for us to enjoy.

Thanks for that as well, Bill.
[/quote]

You are too kind.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 3, 2008 12:02PM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-03 11:23, Chessmann wrote:
Bill, what is a "TRG" like? I've (I went to school at TCU, and knew some folks who went to Rice, but never heard that expression).

If the explanation is not suitable for print, I understand. :)
[/quote]

If you watch the Big Bang Theory, Leslie Winkel is as good an example as I could imagine. The four guys would be examples of a TRB (Typical Rice Boy), only back then, we all wore slide rules and had copies of the CRC handbook with us.
Message: Posted by: Magicbarry (Nov 3, 2008 02:09PM)
I haven't been to that site in a while -- shame on me.

Is the password requirement a new thing? I don't remember it from before, but if it's always been part of the site I'll track down my password. If I never had one, I'll apply for one.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 3, 2008 02:29PM)
I put the password on the site about three years ago. It had to do with a bandwidth problem that was being exacerbated by Wikipedia. The passwords were cheaper than a lawsuit.
Message: Posted by: magicorik (Nov 3, 2008 02:45PM)
The museum is a wonderful place!
If only I could have 10 percent of those cups.....
Message: Posted by: walid ahumada (Nov 3, 2008 11:24PM)
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On 2008-11-03 15:45, magicorik wrote:
The museum is a wonderful place!
If only I could have 10 percent of those cups.....
[/quote]

What would you choose if you could choose five sets from the museum? (just curious)
Message: Posted by: walid ahumada (Nov 3, 2008 11:28PM)
Should I open a new topic about it ? or we already have too many similar topics ?
Message: Posted by: leaycraft (Nov 4, 2008 05:28AM)
What do you mean 'back then', I sti;ll use and collect slide rules. I can do calculations faster than the kids on calculators. routinely carry a 6" and use my K&E decilon regulary. Never liked pickett, next favorite is post hemmi. LOL
thank-you Bill fro your work- just sorry can't get to meet in person, the school district frowns on days off. john
Message: Posted by: pepka (Nov 4, 2008 06:00AM)
I'm compiling my list of requests for you to bring to Vegas. I think I'd really like to see the Nelson cups and the Klaus Kuhn set. Probably a few more.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 4, 2008 08:56AM)
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On 2008-11-03 15:45, magicorik wrote:
The museum is a wonderful place!
If only I could have 10 percent of those cups.....
[/quote]

You will have a nice souvenir very soon.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 4, 2008 09:10AM)
[quote]
On 2008-11-04 07:00, pepka wrote:
I'm compiling my list of requests for you to bring to Vegas. I think I'd really like to see the Nelson cups and the Klaus Kuhn set. Probably a few more.
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I'll be bringing the Nelson cups. Which set of the Kühn cups did you want to see? I got the idea from communicating with his family that this is a hobby thing for him.
Message: Posted by: pepka (Nov 4, 2008 11:10PM)
The copper set.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 5, 2008 09:58AM)
I'll put up a special link on the site for people to submit items from the collection that they want me to bring to WMS. I'll pick the most requested of those.

I'll be bringing various historical cups with me.
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Nov 5, 2008 06:31PM)
I want you to bring the one you're wearing!