Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Sarah Suicide - UPDATED

October 25, 2015 -- Her 3 amazing performances can be viewed here: http://www.aliveness.co.uk
Sumeray is now an actress/comedian in the UK. Her website is here: http://www.sarahsumerayonline.com/home/4588510535

November 8, 2005 -- The magician's name is Sarah Sumeray, and unfortunately the links on her site have been down for months. [Dead links removed].

I'm not the first to note the tendency of magicians and their tricks to be lame and pointless [dead Magic Circle Jerk links removed]. Here's an amazing antidote: Sarah Suicide (Click on the "Suicide" link). This is absolutely the most convincing presentation of an old classic I've ever seen. I have no idea who Sarah is (the site is UK-based) but I count myself a huge fan just on the basis of this one effect.

If you have a weak stomach, you may not like this.

This is one of the most visceral effects I've seen since David Blaine freaked out Carson Daly, which you can check out here (Click on the appropriate link, and while you're there be sure to also check out the footage of the legendary Cardini). [Dead link. Here's Cardini's amazing performance.]

* Thanks to Steve Pellegrino, who shut down Magic Rants and repoened his doors with the all new MagiCentric, for the incredible Sarah Suicide link. Steve also has a good link to magician and self-proclaimed "psychic" Uri Geller's humiliating 1973 appearance on "The Tonight Show." Unbeknowst to Geller, Carson consulted with magician and "skeptic" James Randi, who made sure that Geller couldn't cheat. The result? No psi on display that night.

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