Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Where Was This, Salem?

No, Florida.

Teacher Jim Piculas does a magic trick where a toothpick disappears and then reappears.

Piculas recently did the 30-second trick in front of a classroom at Rushe Middle School in Land 'O Lakes.

Piculas said he then got a call from the supervisor of teachers, saying he'd been accused of wizardry.

You've got to be kidding me.

Update, 5/18/08: A couple weeks later, the school district responds.


ChrisA said...

Goodness gracious, what pure and total idiocy. Surely a piece of the puzzle must be missing?

Since the teacher is a substitute I assume he's "on his own" on this one?

Darren said...

Looks like it.

ChrisA said...

from Dave Barry's blog...


... the comments are relatively humorous.


Chanman said...

The complaint probably came from some snake-handling parent who speaks in tongues.

Eric said...

Hmmm...I've spent the last 20 years as a serious amateur magician and have used it in some form several times a week in every classroom I've taught...no complaints thus far...but, as Chris stated above, is there more to the story?

Ellen K said...

These are the same folks that think Harry Potter books equate with devil worship.

Anonymous said...

Oh, God. What's next? Eric raises a good point; I've seen millions of magic tricks at birthday parties, and done of the magicians where hauled the way on the counts of sorcery. Seriously. I agree with ellen k, by the way.
ON another note, there's gotta be more to this story. I just can't believe it.