Tag - magic

Capucine and the Epic Tale of Magic and...

The following story has been making the rounds, but little does everyone know that the story is currently in the middle of a bidding war between Warner Brothers, Paramount and Universal. Martin Scorsese wants in and wants Leonardo DiCaprio...

Lennart Green: Close-up Card Magic and Spy...

Granted, this whole video will run you about a half hour. But considering the amount of lasers, duct tape and completely mental card manipulation going on, I think it’s worthwhile. Take Ricky Jay and combine him with your wacky (and...

Ricky Jay Video Revenge

So I was checking some of our older posts and found that our post about Ricky Jay saving us from the evil mind clutches of Derren Brown has been hobbled by the fact that all four vids have been pulled. I can only assume that this is more of...

James Randi on The Tonight Show

A great vid of James Randi on doing, among other things, on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1987. Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via Classic Television Showbiz.

The Amazing Randi’s Million Dollar...

James Randi, head burrito of the James Randi Educational Foundation, has been sitting on a million dollars that he was willing to award to anyone who could prove, in a testing setup that both parties would agree to beforehand, that they had...

Marsha and Teller

I don’t know what’s best about this clip of Penn and Teller on Letterman: the brilliance of Teller, the reactions of Marsha to this trick, or the fact that their intro music is Tool‘s “Schism.” Direct link for...

Derren Brown: Tricks of the Mind

Derren Brown Watch: Our Last, Best Hope

As I was pondering our inevitable destruction at the hands of the mind-menace, Derren Brown, and his ongoing invasion (and our advice to survive here and here) I thought: surely, surely all cannot be lost. There must be a champion who can...

Ricky Jay with fists up

Ricky Jay: The Magician From Hell

A couple of bits from Chazzie-nominated Ricky Jay, one of my favorite magicians. Just like Derren Brown is scary with your head, Ricky Jay is downright terrifying when armed with a pack of cards. And yes, you’re not hallucinating (at...

Derren Brown Watch: The Hour Is Later Than...

Oh, you fools. You terrible fools. We warned you about Derren Brown. We tried to sound the alarm. But instead of heeding us, you left the door wide open and now one of my original safety tips has been made null and void. The Sci-Fi Channel...