I remember reading some years ago that Halloween was considered (at least informally ) National Magic Day. Most likely in honor of the passing of magician Harry Houdini on Oct 31st 1926. I'm a lifelong enthusiast of magic and a member of the Academy of Magical Arts, the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. I got really inspired recently by a video clip featuring one of my favorite magicians, Fred Kaps. I made this video clip this past Halloween 2010 which is just a portion of a cups and balls routine. Yonkel is a nickname given to me by my good friend and amazing Magic Castle performer, Len Reid.