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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...

土曜日にマジックバーにちょっとしたハプニングがあった。同僚1人が風船からシャンパンを出すマジックをしに行った。風船をふくらまして、カッターで割った。残念ながら、前に何回か失敗で風船が割れなかったこともあったので、今回凄い勢いでカッターで刺した。風船がきれいに割れて、シャンパンがきれいに出たが力入れすぎて、カッターが手にも入った。指を切って、骨まで行って、もっと大きく切って、骨で止まって、カッターが折れた…

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.

シャンパン血まみれ、マジシャン血まみれ、床血まみれ。僕が拭きに行った。そして、今だいぶ驚いていたお客さんにマジックを見せるのも交代した。同僚の手、血がなかなかとまらなかったので、病院に行った。それから、マジックバーで僕と店長が2人でやることになった。

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.

同僚が後で帰ってきて、割と大丈夫だった。何か所で縫ったけど。一番痛いところは麻酔の注射の時だったそうだ。

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."
"What?!"
"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).

医者も、何でそういうこと出来たか、気になったみたい。
「カッターで切ってしまいました」
「え?どうやったカッターでこんなに奥まで行ける?!」
「風船を刺したかったです」
「え?!」
「マジシャンです」
「なるほど。指パッチして自分で怪我治せばいいんじゃない?(笑)」
友達が、そういうギャグ要らないって思ったらしい、笑。

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...

先週、店長もマジックの失敗で怪我して、結構血が出た。次はヨーナスでしょってよく言われる…他の人が皆怪我したが僕はああいう危ないマジックしないから大丈夫だろう…

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