Mime And Magic With Txema Munoz

Posted by Michael on October 11th, 2019

Today’s kind of unofficial theme has been “it’s not magic but…” except when we went looking for a mime related video we came up with several, such as Txema Munoz’s performance from a 2018 German magic festival, combining mime and magic.

Have a great– and safe– weekend everyone!

And Now: Clowns [It Ain't Magic, But...]

Posted by Michael on October 11th, 2019

One of BuzzFeed’s latest, and arguably creepiest, videos is this game of “Never Have I Ever…” with clowns.

Clowns. It seems you either love them or hate them. On the one hand, one of my best friends and one of the few people in the world I talk to almost every day, is a Ringling Brothers trained circus clown. On the other hand, something clowns makes me want to punch them…. it might be the shoes.

A Look At Jimmy Nelson And Friends

Posted by Michael on October 11th, 2019

Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson passed away late last month. Perhaps best known today as the spokesman for Nestle, Jimmy performed with “partners” Danny O’Day and Farfel the Dog on his own show, Ed Sullivan and even as a game show host. This piece on Nelson and his career ran last week on CBS Sunday Morning.

A Little Juggling With Oleksandr Usyk [It Ain't Magic, But...]

Posted by Michael on October 11th, 2019

Juggling is hard… I still don’t have it down despite trying to learn for decades and every year during International Juggling Month. Oleksandr Usyk makes juggling two balls in each hand look pretty easy. Yeah, he does drop the balls but are you going to criticize the first guy in the world who has held the cruiserweight title in all four major boxing sanctioning bodies?

David Copperfield On The BUILD Series

Posted by Michael on October 10th, 2019

David Copperfield was a guest on the BUILD Series; the full interview is about 40 minutes. You can see it over on the BUILD YouTube page.

The Noosa Magician On Wombat

Posted by Michael on October 10th, 2019

Sean Tretheway, the Noosa Magician, posted several of his vintage television appearances, including this clip from the Australian Wombat show. See more on his YouTube page.

The Academy Of Amazement Goes Beyond Magic

Posted by Michael on October 10th, 2019

The Academy of Amazement promotes character development, communication skills and more through magic classes. In this new video student Angelina demonstrates some of the effects she has learned from the Academy in front of several of the values promoted by the group.