Re: A Magician and His Parrot

From: (sarah0...)

On Saturday, February 24, 2001 1:32:18 AM UTC, Jokester wrote:
> A Magician and His Parrot
>
> A magician on a cruise liner had a parrot, who'd seen all the magician's
> tricks a jillion times, long ago having figured out how the magician made
> everything in the act disappear.
>
> The parrot grew to be bored shitless, his owner growing stale and not
> developing any new tricks that the parrot could figure out.
>
> One night in the middle of the magician's performance, the ship hit an iceberg
> and sank. Everyone drowned except the magician and the parrot. The magician
> managed to swim to a piece of wreckage and climb aboard, immediately
> collapsing from exhaustion.
>
> Soon afterward, the parrot flew to the magician and perched on the edge of the
> makeshift raft and stared at the magician. And stared. And stared.
>
> For a whole day the magician was unconscious, and all this time the parrot
> didn't take his eyes off him. Eventually the magician started to stir. Looking
> up, he saw the parrot, still eyeing him intently, not even blinking.
>
> Another hour goes by, and finally the parrot squawks, "Awright, I give up.
> What did you do with the goddamn ship?"

it was the perfect illusion!

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