28 July 2008

Wizardry? WTF?


Finally proof that the world is completely rooted, in the Australian usage of the word.

This from Florida, via FoxNews.com (don't ask):

A Florida teacher may have to pull an unemployment check out of his hat after performing magic in front of students, according to reports.

Jim Piculas said he made a toothpick disappear and reappear in front of students at the Rushe Middle School in Land 'O Lakes, Fla., Local6.com reported. He said he later got a call from the supervisor of teachers, saying he had been accused of wizardry.

"I get a call the middle of the day from head of supervisor of substitute teachers. He says, 'Jim, we have a huge issue. You can't take any more assignments. You need to come in right away,'" he told Local6.com.

Piculas said he’s concerned the incident may prevent him from being considered for future jobs.

Fortunately, there are magicians out there who are sympathetic.

5 comments:

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

jesus on a cracker

What is happening in the united states. Did they collective intelligence just drop or what?

Dikkii said...

One of my mates thinks it's because they don't get to cast their vote in primaries and are pissed off about it. He could have a point.

morisetn said...
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Tom Foss said...

Some of the podcasts I listen to did some further digging into this story. It's not as ridiculous or as black-and-white as the headlines suggest. As I recall, the sub was apparently routinely violating actual school policies, and the magic thing didn't ever really come up until after the fact. But that's from a months-old memory.

So, how was DEVO? I'll bet they were not men.

Dikkii said...

It's not as ridiculous or as black-and-white as the headlines suggest. As I recall, the sub was apparently routinely violating actual school policies, and the magic thing didn't ever really come up until after the fact.

Oh that's interesting, Tom. That'd be the media for you - always focussing on the more sensational parts of a story at the expense of the mundane stuff. Like the real reasons.

So, how was DEVO?

Well my ears will attest that they were ferociously loud and they kinda rocked out a bit more than what I was expecting. But I might put up a review at some stage down the track.

I'll bet they were not men.

You're quite right - They were DEVO.