Now that the Fourth of July’s fireworks are over, all we have left are the bullets. Instead of catching them like Penn & Teller, we’re going to catch them up like someone who should have been blogging more last week:
- The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey’s new magic-themed circus has begun its rounds. “Zing Zang Zoom” features traditional circus elements around a magic theme. The show is led by “zingmaster” Alex Ramon
- A few weeks ago, we told you about a Singapore duo’s attempt to break a world record. JC Sum and “Magic Babe” Ning set out to perform 15 grand illusions in five minutes. Short version: They did it last week. Congrats!
- Found over at iTricks: A lead on an 89-year-old magician who brings charity to a new level. According to a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times, Clearwater, Fla. magician Bill Kahn has performed magic shows and given all of his profits to nonprofit organizations. He gets a tip of our top hat, even though we don’t wear those.
- Blogger Kim Ong said the new partnership between magician Cyril Takayama and Sony Ericsson cell phones is more like a marriage. Hard not to believe her, judging from some footage taken at a recent Sony event. The vid below features a slick production. Ong reports that Cyril emerged from that cell phone screen during the presentation.