Whats dumb is that he didnt foresee the possibility that she would attempt to jerk her hand away at the threat of what turned out to be a very real danger -- as any sane person would. It didnt look to me like she caused it; as RK stated, it appears he was forcing her hand down onto the wrong cup. However even if she did contribute, the magician bears full responsibility for attempting such a stupid stunt. Does anyone else do the trick in this way, where a hapless spectator plays the pincushion? If she was dumb, it was in agreeing to participate in the first place.Originally posted by Pete Biro:
BTW, it did look like SHE caused it by pulling on his hand. Dumb. :whack:
That was certainly not my understanding at the time.Originally posted by Paul Sherman:
From the video, it's pretty clear that the reason the poor woman's hand got spiked was that she was jerking it towards herself as he pushed it down towards the correct cup.
Sorry, the fault is all his! If your nuts enough to perform this, please use your own hand!Originally posted by Pete Biro:
There are fool proof methods, and they are the fools that prove it. BTW, it did look like SHE caused it by pulling on his hand. Dumb. :whack:
There's no reason to ever expose a member of the audience to danger. I can't see this presentation of the trick as being anything other than stupidly sadistic.Sorry, the fault is all his! If your nuts enough to perform this, please use your own hand!
Hold on there... that has the makings of a good "magician in trouble" act.Originally posted by Brown Hornet:
... He could have borrowed her ring for Ring Flite, had it go wrong and fling her jewelry down the grating. Then, to take her mind off it, he follwed with the Bra Trick and conclued by impaling her hand. oops...