Hello magic fans. Did you know what the technical term for a fear of palindromes (words that are the same spelled forwards and backwards) is itself a palindrome? Yep. It’s called aibohphobia. Somebody once looked at a group of people suffering from a possibly crippling irrational fear, sat down, and thought, “man, how can I make life worse for these people?”
And then they did. That’s drive, folks.
Anyway, here’s some magic videos to help you through this week’s 48-hour work void.
Who dat https://t.co/rdVpBvtUTu
— Kevin Parry (@kevinbparry) July 6, 2018
Marvel has put out a call for size-based optical illusions to promote its latest comic book adaptation, Ant Man And The Wasp. Kevin Parry tried his best…
— Nerd with Balls (@NerdwithBalls) July 4, 2018
Unfortunately he has nothing on these two masters of the craft. We still have no idea how this was done.
He just looked hungry… pic.twitter.com/Etqe9WOEWm
— Amazing Johnathan (@theamazingj) July 5, 2018
The Amazing Johnathan has been celebrating the fact he’s still not dead by releasing some classic clips from his shows, like the one above.
Instructions to do a one handed cut, by the official Bicycle® influencer, John Stessel -using the Bicycle® House Blend deck. #BicycleCards #USPCC
__________________________________________#unplugNplay #ilovecards #playingcards #cardcrush pic.twitter.com/C85oycBKcq
— Bicycle® Cards (@bicyclecards) July 5, 2018
“Bicycle influencer,” John Stessel, has made an easy-to-follow tutorial for the always cool one handed cut. You’re expecting me to make a gag about Bicycles right now, but those House Blends are really nice, actually.
— ひげお (@Mrjohnnyjun0921) July 5, 2018
I know nothing about this hirsute Asian magician other than he has amazing facial hair and something to say about FISM. If he’s asking if he can go, let him. The world needs more moustache magic.
— Dr Naomi Paxton (@NaomiPaxton) July 5, 2018
Dr. Naomi Paxton, perhaps better known as Ada Campe, discovered a delightful automaton that is definitely quaint and charming and not terrifying at all.
Here’s another bit of homework for when you’re done with the one-handed cut. In the above video, Xavior Spade’s mate, Dennis Kim, will teach you how to perform the very impressive Le Paul Spread.
There we go. Another week of magic brought to its natural, satisfying conclusion. See you next week!
NYC MEET UP!
Yo! This Saturday, I’m taking over Fantasma Magic shop in NYC from 1pm-5pm with @xspade1 !
FREE Entry, contests, prizes, Q&A and filming some videos! All ages allowed, no skill level required, just come hang out with us! I would love to meet you guys! ♥️ pic.twitter.com/XT4LCLgc8C
— Chris Ramsay (@chrisramsay52) April 24, 2018
The meet-up will run from 1pm to 5pm and boasts free entry, contests, prizes, and a high chance of appearing in one of Ramsay’s future videos.
Fantasma Magic Shop is at 213 W 35th Street, Suite 401, NYC 10001. While you’re there, you should check out The Houdini Museum of New York, conveniently located inside the store, which showcases a collection of the iconic escape artist’s locks, keys and picks, as well as illusions, archival footage, posters, journals and other collectables.