Monday, September 28, 2009

Tarantula by Yigal Mesika - PRANK!

I kid you not, I have literally watched this about FIFTEEN TIMES, over and over, non stop. For whatever reason, I find it hilarious.

NOTE: There is some profanity in this one, so please only view this if you don't mind a random "F-word" thrown around.

I think what makes it so CLASSIC is how calm Magick Balay is just before he pulls the prank. GREAT MISDIRECTION!!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Buy Ghost Tag, Get Entity for only ONE BUCK!

Promotion Has Ended!

Thanks to everyone who participated and made it such a success! We will have more free giveaways during this coming holiday season so stay tuned!

Now for a LIMITED TIME only, we are presenting you a deal that you CAN'T PASS UP!

Purchase the best selling magic effect "
Ghost Tag by Peter Eggink," and we will sell you "Entity by Jeremy Hanrahan" for only a dollar. That's right, a SINGLE BUCK!

Ghost Tag is one of the most spectatular and supernatural card effects, which can be completely examined and carried with you at all times! Entity is a spooky, hands off haunted deck routine that is guaranteed to make your spectators go crazy! Click each of the links to read more about them and see a DEMO video!

After our last successful promotion (where we gave away seventeen DVD SETS for orders over $250), we had one person contact us and say, "Hey guys, what about a promotion for people who don't spend a lot of money?"

And while it was only one person who had that complaint, we listen to each and every concern that our customers have! That is why we are proud to offer this promotion for all you guys! Buy GHOST TAG and then purchase ENTITY for only ONE DOLLAR!

Go ahead, think of a reason why you wouldn't jump all over this offer.

"But I already have Ghost Tag." -- Well, you can always sell it brand new on eBay and keep the ENTITY that you purchased. Entity is a $35.00 ITEM that you are getting for ONE DOLLAR!

"Ok, I want Ghost Tag but I already have Entity." - Same as above! I couldn't pass anything up for a buck, even if I already had it. One time, someone tried to sell me a used rubber band for a dollar, and you know something? I bought it! Why? Because it was a BUCK! You always get great deals for a BUCK!

Seriously guys, we can only afford to do this for a LIMITED TIME because of limited supplies. So we've conveniently put a TICKING COUNTDOWN on the front of our website so that you will know when this offer will expire. Don't let it run out without you taking advantage of this deal.

  1. It's simple. Add BOTH ITEMS to your shopping cart, and Entity will only cost you ONE DOLLAR.

  2. Add other items and it won't matter. As long as Ghost Tag and Entity are in your shopping cart before the timer runs out, you can purchase anything else and you will still get the deal.

  3. IMPORTANT - You will not see the discount in your shopping cart. However, once you go to the CHECKOUT area, you will see the "-$30.46" discount applied to your order!!

NOTE: You must purchase both at the same time. You cannot purchase each in two different transactions or it won't work!!!!

If you have any other questions, please let us know!

Monday, September 14, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

Yes, this is a magic blog, but as I've stated before, it's also a personal blog which reflects myself and those who work here.

In this case, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge Patrick Swayze, who passed away today after a long battle with cancer. For anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer, you know how debilitating and cruel it can be. I am happy to hear that he passed quietly with family by his side.

You can read more about his life and story from this Associated Press article if you like. I simply wanted to say how saddened I was to hear of his passing, but thankful that he isn't suffering anymore.
I remember watching Outsiders and Red Dawn when I was a little kid, being fascinated by those movies. Then as I got older, I really liked Road House, Donnie Darko, and especially Ghost (one of my all time favorites!). Sorry, I never got into Dirty Dancing, although Jennifer Gray was HOT! Tsssssss! However, it's one of Brandi's favorite movies of all time, like most women out there, I'm sure!
So R.I.P. Patrick, and thank you for entertaining the world for so many years. You will never be forgotten.

Spotlight: By Forces Unseen - Ernest Earick

This is something I've wanted to do for a while now: highlight a product that I personally have found fascinating, but many people have probably never realized how amazing it really is.

In this case, it's the book 'By Forces Unseen.' I remember seeing an effect from this book many years ago, and finding it hard to believe that it wasn't REAL MAGIC. "How on earth could someone do this with sleight of hand," I remember thinking!

Here is a great video performed by the talented Charles Hsu, which highlights the majority of effects and sleights taught in this book. Thanks to Charles for filming this and making it part of the magic community. You can check out his YouTube channel at

Buy the book ON SALE right here:

Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11: MJM Remembers

I made this movie almost EIGHT years ago, shortly after 9/11/01. It was back when I was running another humor based website ( and I thought this video was gone forever. Fortunately, I found it archived on You Tube and I just had a chance to watch it again.

Like most Americans, that day affected me deeply, and opened my eyes to a lot of hatred and maliciousness that people have in this world (on all sides of the fence).

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Back to Work, and a year older!

Well, I'm back working again after a nice, LOOOOONG labor day weekend. My wife and I went to Monterey to celebrate our SIX year wedding anniversary, and it was a very nice getaway.

Here's a funny story that happened on my trip. So my wife and I are getting these couples massages, where you're both being rubbed down at the same time by professional massage therapists. Well, this is only my third massage ever, so I am still a little nervous that I am not going to be a good patient.

So here's this girl (a pretty attractive European woman named Kate)......I'm laying face down on the table, and she's rubbing my legs pretty forcibly....and as she moves my leg, my skin rubs against the plastic table and rips this loud, farting sound.

Immediately, I begin to panick internally. "Do you think she thought that was a fart? Her face was right near my butt when she did it.....he HAD to know that I didn't just rip one on her forehead, right?" I felt myself tensing me, that would be my WORST NIGHTMARE as a massage therapist.

Just as I was beginning to put that behind me, she switches legs and the SAME THING HAPPENS AGAIN! Fortunately, she never said anything so I can only hope that she knew it was the table.

Of course, with all those fake farts flying around, I probably could have cut one for real and gotten away with it. :)

Now I am back to work at MJM Magic with a TON of weekend orders that have come in during the holiday. And on top of it all, today is my actual BIRTHDAY!

"Jeff - You mean to tell me you're working on your birthday?" Yep! There is no rest for the weary when you run a successful business! Besides, just knowing that I am taking care of our customers is one of the best gifts I can give to myself (sounds corny, but it's true). Each and every one of you who shops with us sacrifices your money and time and entrusts us with it means a lot to us to take care of you as best as we can.....even on birthdays!

Keep smiling,
- Jeff

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Labor Day Holiday Hours

Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that we're gearing up for the Labor Day holiday over here. While our website is still open for orders, nothing is going to be processed between Friday and Monday. That means you can still place your orders, but we won't physically be here to begin pulling merchandise until our normal UPS and USPS delivery schedule begins again on Tuesday the 8th.

That day (Tuesday the 8th) also happens to be my birthday, coincidentally, so I will be spending my birthday running around the store making sure all the holiday orders are packaged up and shipping on time!

This weekend also happens to be my 6 year wedding anniversary, so we plan on going to Monterrey, CA. to relax a little bit and take one last breather before the start of the busy Christmas season! :)

So again, as a reminder, nothing will be shipping out of our store this Friday thru Monday (September 4th thru September 7th) because of the Labor Day holiday. Any orders placed during that time will resume processing as normal on Tuesday.

NOTE: We may also be limited to answering emails during that time, but please feel free to contact us and we will respond as soon as we can.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Happy Birthday to US! - Free Items

Wow, it's hard to believe but we just turned 5 years old this week! It seems like yesterday that we started MJM Magic with nothing more than some start up money and a dream. Now, we've grown to one of the top 10 largest magic stores in the WORLD, and there's no sign of us stopping!

So we decided to have our LARGEST giveaway we've ever had to commemorate this occassion. While supplies last, any order that is over $250.00 will get not one, not two, but SIX DVD's for FREE!

We are throwing in the popular "Incredible Bar Magic" series in all qualifying orders, which are six DVD's filled with very hard hitting magic.

See this link for details: