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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A magical bloodbath ・ マジックで血だらけ

On Saturday, we had a small happening in our magic bar. A colleague of mine went to produce a bottle of champagne from inside an (empty) balloon. He blew up the balloon and stabbed it with a carpet knife. Unfortunately, since he has stabbed the balloon too loosely a few times (meaning the balloon didn't break), leading to slightly embarrassing magical results, he this time stabbed it too hard. He went through the balloon and nicely produced a bottle, but he also stabbed himself in the hand, went down to the bone, slit up more of his hand until the knife got stuck in the bone and the blade broke...


There was blood on the bottle, blood on him, and quite a lot of blood on the floor. I was sent to mop up blood from the floor, and wipe the bottle clean, and take over his magic show in front of the fairly surprised people holding a blood soaked bottle, haha. His hand did not seem to stop bleeding, so we sent him off to the hospital and did the rest of the night with only two magicians.


He came back later and looked fairly fine. He had gotten a bunch of stitches and some bandages, and said that the thing that hurt most was when they shoved the anesthesia needle straight into his wound.


The doctor had also been curios about how he managed to cut himself like that.
"I cut myself with a carpet knife."
"How on Earth did you manage to make a cut this big and deep like that?!"
"I was trying to stab a balloon."
"I am a magician"
"Ah! But why don't you just snap your fingers to fix this wound then, haha?"
(My friend did not think that was very funny).


Last week, our boss managed to stab himself in the hand when he made a mistake in a Russian roulette type of magic trick, which also led to quite a lot of blood. Now everyone thinks I'm next, since everyone else hurt themselves already, but I don't think I do any dangerous tricks like that...


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