The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 October 2005

Beyond levitation

Knowing how it's done doesn't ruin it for me: I have a few elementary magic tricks up my sleeve, so to speak, and after all, they do call them "illusions."

Still, I've got to wonder how this is going to come off:

David Copperfield says he plans to impregnate a girl on stage — without even touching her.

Speaking to German magazine Galore, the illusionist rejected the theory that there were only seven different kinds of magic tricks.

He said: "Bull s**t! There is a great deal of new territory to conquer. In my next show I'm going to make a girl pregnant on stage."

He added: "Naturally it will be without sex. Everyone will be happy about it, but I'm not telling you any more."

Maybe we should just ask Tom Cruise.

(Courtesy of Lawren.)

Posted at 9:45 AM to Entirely Too Cool

Hmmm. Watching sex without procreation is a multibillion-dollar industry.

Watching procreation without sex...?

Let's just say I'm skeptical.

Posted by: McGehee at 10:28 AM on 19 October 2005

What I want to know is how they're going to demonstrate the assistant's non-pregnant status before the trick begins — and, of course, how we're going to know afterwards.

Then again, I once scoffed at the umpteenth repetition of the sawing-a-woman-in-half bit, and said something to the effect of "Now if they really want to knock my white socks off, they'd slice her vertically." And before too long, someone had actually pulled that off.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:35 AM on 19 October 2005

Mary of Nazareth, please call your office...

Posted by: Brett at 10:55 AM on 19 October 2005

ah yes ... the Immaculate er, I mean Imaginary Conception.

I hope David Copperfield doesnt end up a dead man on a stick (George Carlin's words not mine)like the last fella involved in that mystical stuff :)

Posted by: ron at 11:46 AM on 19 October 2005

First thing I thought: In vitro fertilization. And of course he doesn't have to touch her. The lab tech will do all the dirty work.

Posted by: sya at 4:43 PM on 19 October 2005

Hmm...but will he pay child support?

Posted by: Andyzero at 5:13 PM on 19 October 2005

Ay, there's the rub.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:52 PM on 19 October 2005

I wonder that Tom doesn't appear the least bit suspicious of Katie's pregnancy...since the inability to impregnate was publicized as one of the (many) reasons behind Tom's failed marriage to Mimi.

Posted by: aka_monty at 12:55 PM on 21 October 2005

It's only Tom's thetan that is operating, so to speak.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:22 PM on 21 October 2005