Sorry it is a bit of a slim Video Friday… but I’m not in iTrick Tower Midwest V1.0 or 2.0. I’m not a Grand Cherokee somewhere in the 240 miles between the two! We do have a great video for you, though, Mahdi Gilbert’s winning oil and water routine from this week’s episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Check out more of Mahdi on his official website. Don’t forget to check out his picture intensive blog, too!
Seriously America, what is wrong with you? I’m not talking about the political conventions (although, seriously, America…?) but the voting on America’s Got Talent. How’d you let Hiroki Hara slip away? That’s just crazy…
Here is a clip of Hara from a few years ago before he incorporated the digital screen that we found on his YouTube page.
No, that isn’t Charlie Chaplin. That’s Paul Romhany’s Chaplin act. He’s leading off today’s Bulletin because of this “>BCLocalNews.com story on his move to Qualicum Beach.
Jason Bishop was recently talked to American Theater Magazine in an article about magic, technology and the stage which you can read on their website.
How do you celebrate your first anniversary on the Strip? According to VegasNews.com, if you are Mat Franco you start a month long charity drive for The Animal Foundation.
Finally, Potter and Potter is holding an auction for “Magic, Old & New” on August 27. You can find more information, including the catalog, on their website.
Past America’s Got Talent winners Mat Franco and Paul Zerdin returned for the first of this year’s live shows. Mat mixed a little prestidigitation with digital presentation… and we probably need a snazzy catchphrase for this kind of magic! Get more Mat, including ticket info for his Vegas show, over at his official website.
The Tennessean posted this video of 12 year old Yohannes Aguayo performing on the streets of Franklin, TN. You might remember the bow-tied Yohannes from this video with Mario the Magician.
We mentioned Disney’s new magic themed lounge in Orlando a few days ago; here’s a walkthrough of the place from the Disney themed news outlet WDW News.
First up: TV Round Up! SPOILER ALERT: Jon Dorenbos goes through on AGT while Hara was eliminated after being in the bottom three and the judge’s tied on who should stay! It was not what we expected at all. Meanwhile on Fool Us Dominik, Joel Ward and Robert Ramirez all put in great performances (and Ramirez was smart enough to bring an adorable bulldog puppy) but it was Mahdi Gilbert earned the FU trophy with his oil and water effect.
Steven Brundage, Sos and Victoria and The Clairvoyants were all announced for next week’s live America’s Got Talent.
Penn has a new book out about his weight loss and The New York Post pried out some of his secrets a little early.
It is time for the 30th Annual Halifax International Busking Festival and Metro is taking a look at the festival through the eyes of three participants.
Scientific American takes a look at the “unexpected dangers” of card counting… I guess the expected dangers are getting ejected from casinos, getting your jaw broken by angry gamblers and, you know, maybe getting murdered. That’s the kind of thing we always expected…
Finally, Branson Tri-Lakes News has a positive review of Reza’s Edge of Illusion.
NFL player Jon Dorenbos was the second magician to take the stage in last night’s live America’s Got Talent show. We will find out his (and Hara’s) fate tonight, when Mat Franco joins the show to perform between result announcements.
Predictions? Honestly, I am pretty sure that Hara will do fine and Jon will probably continue through this round as well but in the along run I am a little worried that Jon is not a polished enough performer.