Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

It’s Pi Day 2017!

Posted by Michael on March 14th, 2017

It is Pi Day… because it is 3/14. But in addition to being a day to celebrate the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (that is what the mathematical constant pi is… I wasn’t always a magic reporter; I first majored in physics originally) people are celebrating other versions of pi(e). Check your local news for deals on pizza pies or apple pies. But around iTricks Tower Midwest our favorite pi is the Raspberry Pi, the ultra low cost single board computer that can be used for a wide variety of rad projects. If you aspire to be what the hip kids call “a maker,” then you should familiarize yourself with the Raspberry Pi. We have picked up versions (the very functional Pi Zero) for as low as $5! And this is how Raspberry Pi celebrated their anniversary.

Behind The Scenes At Mario The Magician’s Photoshoot

Posted by Michael on March 9th, 2017

This video of Mario the Magician is a little bit different. Instead of featuring a performance, it is behind the scenes footage of a photoshoot from photographer Rebecca Handler. It gives a nice close up look at several of Mario’s unique props.

Catch more of Mario over on his official site.

Michael Vincent’s Life As A Deaf Magician

Posted by Michael on March 7th, 2017

Michael Vincent recently shared this interesting video on his YouTube page that sees him sharing his experiences as a deaf magician. Michael lost his hearing just a few years ago so this has been a major change to all aspects of his life.

Michael’s original video includes a link to By Life, a group that is striving help remove the barriers faced by those with hearing loss.

Curiously Enough: The New Web Series From David Rangel

Posted by Michael on March 6th, 2017

Friend of iTricks David Rangel let us know that he has a new web series going focusing on the touring life… with his son Jake! You can follow on YouTube to see the latest episodes and be sure to check out the Facebook fan page too.

Harrison Greenbaum (Kinda) Has A New Special

Posted by Michael on February 16th, 2017

You may know Harrison Greenbaum from his Genii column or his TV appearances on shows such as Last Comic Standing. He sent us the first trailer from his new special What Just Happened? and, well, it is just a little bit different than other specials. First of all, it hasn’t actually been shot yet. Honestly, it is not terribly unusual for a project to have advance promotion even before being completed. The second thing is that nobody has actually asked him to do this special… you can follow his efforts to get his own special at his blog I Want A Netflix Special (But Seeso Or Amazon Is Cool, Too). There are even a couple of really easy things you can do to help Harrison achieve his dream… Help him achieve his dream of a Netflix special, people!

Science, Tony The Tiger And Justin Flom…

Posted by Michael on February 9th, 2017

Justin posted this video, which he points out is sponsored by Kellogg’s (as if Tony the Tiger didn’t tip you off). He says not to try it at home, but I kind of think what is the point of owning a home if you can’t do stuff like this?

Mystery Magic Club

Posted by Michael on February 7th, 2017

We ran across this video about a magic club on Vimeo… And we love to promote the benefits of a magic club. The problem is that it doesn’t exactly say where the club is located! The magician that they speak to about the club, Bob “Zendor the Magician” Wigent, works in the southwest Michigan/Indiana area, so we are guessing somewhere around there… if you know. tell us!