Archive for the 'Awesome' Category

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!

Some Audiences You Just Can’t Win Over….

Posted by Michael on January 30th, 2017

Some kind of terrible plague has invaded iTricks Tower Midwest… not sure how much I will be posting the next day or so. However, during a brief moment of lucidity (I just slept about 9 hours with the lights on fully clothed under four blankets and after being awake 15 minutes am falling asleep as I sit at the computer) I figured I’d post this video that is starting to go viral. I saw it a couple times the last few days and For The Win had a little more information and a link to the original. It is in Russian but it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to speak the language to understand BUSTED or to get this little girl’s body language!

The magician in the video (and the guy that posted it on YouTube, so you know he is a good sport) seems to be ??????? ??? and his website is here.

A Quick Look At The Batesville Library Magic Club!

Posted by Michael on January 23rd, 2017

Haines’ House of Cards posted this video last month from the Batesville Indiana Public Library Magic Club. iTricks wishes good luck and great fun to all of the members of the club.

We love magic clubs around here (especially for kids). If you have one we should know about, be sure to add a comment or send us an email (mjlauckwriting AT swell DOT net).

Let’s End The Week With Animals

Posted by Michael on January 20th, 2017

This video, from a few years ago, shows a couple of the Owenhouse tigers. Jay Owenhouse is in Columbia, Missouri this weekend with his full illusion show despite a University of Missouri student organized petition to try to stop the show over his use of exotic animals.

Watching these two jump around and play seems like a great way to end the week and drift into a relaxing weekend. Have fun and be safe everyone!

Bobo The Magician

Posted by Michael on January 17th, 2017

This video is of a different Bobo, not the guy famous for his incredible coin work. Given the age of this toy, we kind of wonder if the makers of this tramp magician toy didn’t nick poor JB’s name!