In this hilarious video, the Czech President attempts to spirit away a ceremonial pen. But If there ever was a video on how not to misdirect, this would be it.
I once heard if you screw up as a magician, you're laughed at. But screw up as a card cheater, you'll get a fast five in the snot box. The techniques of a card cheater need to be better because there's more at stake! The deduction is plain - if you want to excel in card magic, study the grift...
Penn & Teller explain sleight of hand, using a cigarette. If it wasn't for Penn & Teller, I wouldn't have explored magic beyond the 4th grade. If you ever have a chance to see Penn & Teller at the Rio in Las Vegas, don't pass it up.
If you're looking for a new movie to watch, I cannot recommend this film enough. Bresson's "Pickpocket" is a seductive glimpse into the romantic world of a master theif, and his conflict on the road to redemption. It's a truly hypnotic 75 minutes.