Thursday, April 27, 2006

Forget self-defense. Just do magic.

rom The Independent online:

Being a magician has its advantages, such as when David Copperfield made his wallet and mobile phone vanish into thin air after he and two female assistants were confronted by real-life armed robbers in Florida...He turned out his pockets, apparently empty - but in fact containing his wallet, passport and mobile phone. "Call it reverse pickpocketing," he told the Palm Beach Post.

I mean how cool is that? For me, just seeing David Copperfield's name in the news was surprise enough. Since i was a kid, he has always been my favorite magician. I'd be glued to the TV set whenever he had a special on. His deep-set, haunting eyes and intense voice were riveting, not to mention the amazing tricks he did. At one point, i actually wanted to become a magician. I used to check out magic books from the library and study them and attempt to perform the tricks.

But after a while, his popularity waned. Or maybe just the public's interest in 'magic' had worn off...until David Blaine came along.

but forget Blaine. I mean its nice to see a famous Puerto Rican* magician but he'll never be as cool as Copperfield.

*My man wanted me to say that David is Black instead of Puerto Rican but i was like "whatever..get your own blog"

2 comments:

Jehan said...

that's ill. imsayin', i'd always felt an affinity with blaine (appearance aside), mostly due to his concept of magic for everyday people (all that buried-alive-while-frozen-over-a-river-in-a-europe is wild extra, tho').

and you ain' slick with dem asterisks, ma.

Damali said...

Blaine gotta make money tho...i mean there ain't exactly a posting at the unemployment office looking for PuertoRican street magicians, nahmean?

oh and i'm slick, alright...