Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Magic … It is time for a little fun

My wife constantly tells me I have too much time on my hands since I retired.  Perhaps she is right. This post has nothing to do with Kennedy's Disease... and yet everything ... to do with 'living with Kennedy's Disease'.

Almost everyone enjoys magic.  I ran across these three videos on TED the other day and thought I would share them with you.  I felt great after watching these talented entertainers. 

Once again it proves that laughter is the best medicine! 


This was an enjoyable five minute presentation that will get you warmed up for more tricks.

Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and liesMagic-Tempest

Using three iPods like magical props, Marco Tempest spins a clever, surprisingly heartfelt meditation on truth and lies, art and emotion.


This is a fun twenty minute presentation of magic of the mind.  Keith’s second-sight demonstration is amazing.  The ending had me laughing so hard because a member of the audience believes he is smarter than the magician … until the tables are turned.  Enjoy!

Keith Barry does brain magic

Magic-Barry First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies -- in a trick that works via podcast too. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.


This is a longer (31 minute) presentation, but Mr. Green is so funny and talented I could not stop watching.

Lennart Green does close-up card magicMagic-Green

Like your uncle at a family party, the rumpled Swedish doctor Lennart Green says, "Pick a card, any card." But what he does with those cards is pure magic -- flabbergasting, lightning-fast, how-does-he-do-it? magic.

Are you smiling? 

Do you feel better?

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