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David Copperfield says he plans to impregnate a girl on stage – without even touching her.

Immaculate conception is definitely an improvement over the überlame tornado of fire.

Copperfield's best "headlining" illusion to date remains flying. I still wonder how he did that.

NBC ought to resurrect its World's Greatest Magic specials, or at least air a World's Greatest Magic "Where Are They Now?"

I miss Lance Burton and The Pendragons and Mac King and Melinda, the "First Lady of Magic."

The last time I visited Las Vegas, I saw ads on taxicabs for Melinda's magic show that noted a topless late show for adults only.

Alas, I was seventeen.


Multi-platinum recording star Aaron Carter makes a guest-starring appearance for one of the tricks.

I remember watching a New Year's Eve special on Fox during which Penn and Teller botched an escape stunt.

They planned to escape from a "champagne torture tank" but swam into trouble picking handcuff locks. I believe Teller accidentally dropped the lone lockpick. An emergency crew ended up smashing the tank open with sledgehammers and carting the asphyxiated duo away in an ambulance.

Perhaps inspired by Andy Kaufman, they staged the whole thing?

Sudden movie recollection/recommendation: The Ultimate Trickster
stars Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle)

I heart Stephen Colbert waving a flag around, but for title sequence hilarity, nothing beats that of Criss Angel: Mindfreak.

Cheesy amateur video effects aside, Criss, well, see for yourself.

Yup, that's the dude from Korn.

64 nights' worth of the major US late night talk shows have been aligned and averaged using basic transformations.

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