Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

Ryan Joyce Is The iTricks Rudolph

Posted by Michael on December 22nd, 2021

I think it is safe to say there are certain things we look to see to make it “feel” like Christmas. Many of you have to see Charlie Brown’s sad little tree or a stop motion Rudolph special to make it become Christmas. Personally, I still pull up old video of Jay Thomas and Darlene Love on with Letterman because that and Bing Crosby holiday movies are simply a must.

And on iTricks, that means our old pal Ryan Joyce pitting his brains, wile and magic against a Christmas tree.

Whether you see it as a high holy day or simply a national holiday, I hope all you iTricksters have a very merry Christmas.

Want To Write For iTricks?

Posted by Michael on December 14th, 2021

Think you have what iTricks needs? Do you have a background in magic, writing and familiarity with WordPress? We are looking for another contributor or two (or more)… if you are interested, contact Michael at swordsandrayguns AT gmail DOT com.

Diwali Magic

Posted by Michael on November 4th, 2021

Today is the start of Diwali, a five day festival of lights celebrated by Hindu communities around the world. If you are celebrating, we wish you a happy Diwali. Here is a little Diwali magic from Akshay Singh and if you are in the mood for more, you can stream a 30 minute Diwali magic performance here.

WAIT! There Is Lego Magic?

Posted by Michael on October 6th, 2021

You know I love Muppets… and Star Trek. Well, your humble reporter also loves Lego. I even used to do sleight of hand with Lego back in my performing days. But I had no idea there was a Lego set with a “magic trick.” I guess that is what I get for not paying attention to the Lego Friends collection (lately, my eye has been on the new 1966 TV series Batmobile set; have you seen that?). This magic set is form this year, and the bagged sets are fairly cheap (often found among the candy in the check out lanes).

Congratulations To Murray And Dani!

Posted by Michael on October 5th, 2021

Traveling made me miss this important Las Vegas channel 13 interview from last Friday and I apologize. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. SawChuck!

Magician vs Golfer

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2021

The origin of this video is probably from about 8 years ago when the official YouTube Channel of golf’s European Tour had Drummond Money-Coutts interact with some of the tour’s stars. Almost exactly eight years later they suddenly posted this clip and it is making the rounds of golf news outlets.

And Now, A Musical Interlude From Ryan Hayashi

Posted by Michael on August 4th, 2021

Ryan Hayashi posted this card assembly video the other day and it is worth sharing (heck, pretty much everything Ryan does is worth watching).

On a personal note, though, am I the only who sees Ryan’s intro and wants to fight him? No animosity or anything… I am totally out of your weight class, Ryan, but maybe sometime we could put my tiger fork against your sword? It would be fun.