We are magicians through and through. The FOB caused serious damage to us. We’re no Penn & Teller although we refer to our self in the third-person. But we love to be fooled and fooled horribly. The kind of fooled where we can’t see straight from the headache that comes on almost instantly, interrupted by the need to catch or absorb our slobber.
We stamp on the ground like a baffled horse — which was our 22:1 the pick in the Oaks Classic at Churchill Downs the day before the 1999 Kentucky Derby. It was an all filly race and we figured we had the inside track. We had a dream that day that the Number 7 was rubbing our back with a light oil (scentless), we woke at 7:07 am, we caught the 777 bus to Churchill downs, found Baffled Horse was the 7th horse in the 7th race and put $777 on the nose. We watch the race with a certain sense of satisfaction to find that our pick game in 7th. So even though we didn’t win, it was significant to us and taught us to not sleep or if we do sleep, not to enter into REM states of sleep where dreams can occur. We have switched to coffee in large amounts. We go to 12 step meetings just to get the free coffee and cigs. We never even smoke cigs, we just light them in a cool manner and blow the smoke out through the cigarette and then toss the flaming stick on the ground with the assured throw once would see in 1940s movies.
But we digress.
We love this trick. It fooled us so badly. We were sitting with friends outside the Magic Castle one night an a young man asked if he could show us a trick. He was smoking a cigarette but really smoking it. It was as if he wanted the smoke to go into his lungs. He still had the cool toss and the smelly fingers but he was taking smoking to a whole new and likely unsafe level. We don’t know if there has been any research on the effects of taking tobacco smoke into your lungs but it seems like something they should look at it. Maybe the big tobacco companies could look into it since they would seem to have the most data.
He performed the trick and I could find no explanation. None. Now I learn that it can be bought here at MJM Magic. Check it out and see if doesn’t make you drool.