Turn the task of knitting into an outrageous looking miracle. People spend hours knitting scarves and socks, but you can do it in mere seconds with Knitting Ninja by Chad Long. Visual eye popping magic that can relate to spectators because they understand the task of knitting. Create a unique and unforgettable moment.
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We’re friends, right? Can I tell you something? This song has been stuck in my head all week. Believe it or not, Lydia The Tattooed Lady was written by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg (the guys who wrote the music in classic version of The Wizard Of Oz starring Judy Garland) for the Marx Brothers film At The Circus. It has been sung by many over the years, including Robin Williams (in The Fisher King), Michael Feinstein, Stubby Kaye and Kermit the Frog (on The Muppet Show). To be honest, though, it was the version by Rowlf the Dog (who, like Kermit, was voiced by Jim Henson) from the album Ol’Brown Ears Is Back that has been stuck in my head.
It was Groucho that introduced the song to the world, though, and it is Groucho who is singing us out of the work week. iTricks hopes everyone has a good and safe holiday weekend!
Here is something you don’t see everyday. It is vintage water spouting from Hadgi Ali, the man who made this act famous on the vaudeville stage. This footage (which we found on David Blaine’s YouTube page) is from a Laurel and Hardy film, but I am not sure which one… Maybe A Haunting We Will Go.
Jonathan Goodwin’s escape from Wednesday’s America’s Got Talent results show will kick off this Friday-before-a-long-weekend edition of the Magic Bulletin. Hey, am I the only one that misses One Way Out?
Speaking of Last Comic Standing, if you have been watching this season you may remember Friar Club member Harrison Greenbaum. Turns out Harrison is a magician as well as being the youngest Friar ever and will be appearing at Magi Fest 2016.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Got Talent alum Darcy Oake has released his debut book, according to the Manchester Evening News. Oake’s Behind The Illusion: Unlocking The 9 Types Of Magic is available on Amazon through third-party sellers if you are interested.
Finally, poet-magician Paul Hyland’s talk Trust Me, I’m A Magician will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4′s Four For Thought on October 14. It should be easily accessed on their website both as it airs live and as a podcast.
Fresh off his premiere at The Linq, Mat Franco will be unveiling his new NBC special in just a couple of weeks. Mat Franco’s Got Magic will feature many celebrity guests including Penn and Teller, Heidi Klum, Neil Patrick Harris and Nicole Scherzinger (as seen above).
Mat Franco’s Got Magic will air at 9:00 Eastern, 8:00 Central on Thursday, September 17.
Not much in the way of suspense last night on America’s Got Talent for magic fans as the first two contestants sent to the finals were Derek Hughes and Oz Pearlman. What the show lacked in suspense it made up for in magic, though, with The Illusionists kicking off the show (with the above piece) and appearing throughout the broadcast. Jonathan Goodwin even attempted to teach Howie Mandell how to perform escapes.
Next week, Piff the Magic Dragon will make his bid to continue in the competition.
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