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.

7 comments:

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...

FLORIDA: POPULATED ALMOST ENTIRELY BY MORONS?

... the comments are relatively humorous.

http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2008/05/florida-populat.html

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.