First off, happy birthday to Roy Horn! According to the Internet (if you can believe it) he is turning 74 today! A couple of weeks ago, as John Katsilometes reports above from his YouTube page, Siegfried and Roy were out to kick off Octoberfest in Las Vegas.

There are plenty of places you can turn for news about the tragic events in Las Vegas; just to prove that there are still happy events check out pictures another Vegas Octoberfest keg tapping with Murray SawChuck and the Chippendales tapping a ceremonial keg over at Vegas News.

The Sun is reporting on the National Health Service’s program to teach mental health patients magic tricks. One of the main benefits is an improvement in self-esteem.

Finally, I have a challenge to all of the practicing magicians who read iTricks, from the new kids (whatever your age) learning your first trick to the most jaded of stage weary professionals: use your magic to share a little happiness today. I think the country (and the whole world for you international iTricksters) could use it.