Sunday, September 24, 2006

Nothing up her sleeve

This is definitely not safe for work.

Magician Ursula Martinez has a twist on the old disappearing hanky trick. She makes the hanky disappear from her hand and reapper in her jacket, so she takes the jacket off. Then the hanky disappears again, reappearing in her skirt, so off comes the skirt. And so on, until there is nowhere else for the hanky to hide, thus combining magic with another of my favourite things.

Well, no clothing for the hanky to hide in.

The video clip is here, and her website is here. (Thanks to Les the Stupid Evil Bastard for the link.)

It is really simple, basic magic, but that's what virtually all magic is about: misdirection and showmanship -- or in this case, showwomanship. Literally.

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