Encore: A Trick that Almost Worked

Watch this while we’re at the doctors. We can all use a laugh.

How close these kids came to succeeding with this trick!

And if there’s a sadder word in the language than “almost,” I dunno what it is.

One More Time: A Humorous Interlude

If you’re new here, and a lot of you are, you probably missed this video the first two times I posted it. I’m posting it again because it’s just soooo funny! And maybe one of the things that makes me laugh so hard is the thought of what would have happened, had my brother and I tried this at home.

Oops… No Magic

It was a little kid who pointed out that the Emperor had no clothes.

Some things just don’t change.

Another Humorous Interlude

So, if you say the magic word, you can smack an egg on the top of your head and it will disappear.

If not… the yolk’s on you.

Horrendous Magic Trick Foul-Up

Warning! This brief video is most definitely not for the faint-hearted. If you watch it and freak out, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

This is one of those incidents that really make you wonder about the workings, non-workings, of the human mind.

Obviously this man is not a professional magician, but never mind–he attempts a rather dangerous-looking “magic trick” for his youtube audience, and, well, pays the price.

Once, as a boy, I did a card trick for my father and my uncle, and it really wowed them. “Pick a card, any card. Look at it, but don’t let me see it. Now put it back into the deck. And here–you take the deck and shuffle it and cut it as much as you like.” And when the shuffling and cutting was all done, with no possibility in the world of me cheating, I reached into the deck and immediately drew out the right card. Amazing!

But it was no trick. It was just dumb luck. If the card trick goes wrong, so what? I shrug my shoulders and say, “Oh, well.”

Is that what this guy was doing, with this knife trick?

Oh, well…

The Only Magic Trick That I Can Do

If you are not put off by the appearance of these performers, you’ll see the only magic trick that I can do–break a perfectly solid pencil in half with a dollar bill.

I have often amazed friends and family members with this incredible feat of magic. To master it required minutes of study and practice.

Nope, I’m not gonna tell you how it’s done, and you’ll have to take my word for it that I can do it.

But remember: there’s no such thing as magic. Only magic tricks.

A Humorous Interlude


Watch closely, the video is only 14 seconds long.

The best time to practice magic tricks, as you will see, is when your parents aren’t home. I’m not sure, but I think this is how Gandalf got his start.

Be very careful when you practice this trick.

Adults are free to try it, too–but be prepared to do some fast talking.