Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Card Throwing vs. Insane Nerf Gun [It Ain't Magic But...]

Posted by Michael on September 9th, 2020

Okay, fine, this is magic. But Rick Smith Jr.’s card throwing neatly falls in with magic (and he is a magician) and this thousand round Nerf gun is like the kid’s version of that thing Jesse Ventura carted around in Predator is kind of amazing.

Best Hair In The History Of Magic?

Posted by Michael on September 4th, 2020

You think we would tease Franz Harary’s sweet 1991 hair-do and let you go into the weekend without seeing it? Check out this 1991 MDA Telethon appearance, one sweet David Lee Roth inspired hairstyle and an aerobics studio full of lovely assistants!

And I am pretty sure Franz would be 100% cool with us highlighting his early ’90s style… only met him briefly at a convention years ago (the last of Appleton’s Houdini Days magicians’ lecture series) and he was a really, really nice guy. He also sends out some of the best holiday cards in the magic industry (often poking fun of his dated looks in old promo materials). If you are not familiar with his work, look him up on YouTube. I would argue this is not even his biggest illusion!

James Chan Wins RIng 216 Virtual Competition

Posted by Michael on August 17th, 2020

Above is a documentary on kid magician James Chan produced by Steve and Kate’s Camp. James recently won a virtual IBM competition, which you can read about in the Mercury News. Congratulations James!

Happy Birthday Randi!

Posted by Michael on August 7th, 2020

James Randi turns 92 today and iTricks wishes him a happy birthday!

The clip above is from an appearance on Channel 10 in Australia about five years ago.

This Is Not Magic… But People Think It Is

Posted by Michael on August 5th, 2020

Polyglot Wouter Corduwener speaks over 20 languages and he is using his skills to convince people he can “magically” learn their languages. It is not quite magic, but it is a good magic trick. See more of Wouter’s videos on his YouTube page.

A Special Video From Naathan Phan [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on July 31st, 2020

WARNING: This video contains stage blood and simulated self harm.

Naathan Phan posted this combination magic and music video with the following message:

“1 out of every 5 people live with a mental health condition, including myself. If you are struggling with your mental health, do not hesitate to reach out to friends, family, or mental healthcare professionals.”

We are happy to help him spread this message and the links he included for anyone seeking more information or assistance:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov
https://www.dbsalliance.org/
https://wfmh.global/

Handcuffs!

Posted by Michael on July 10th, 2020

This video pretty much explains itself… and it is pretty cool! It was posted by Steve “The Tricky Twister” Majes.