The Amaz!ng Meeting 2003
Electric Monk - Randi's Rope Tricks and After-Hours Video Festival
The Amazing Randi then gave a demonstration of his escape-artist abilities.
|Please Check this Rope|
First, two volunteers from the audience were chosen to come up on stage and examine the short length of rope Randi claimed to have procured from the hotel.
|Knotting in Progress|
Next, they tied Randi's hands behind his back.
|No Way to Escape, Or Is There?|
Once they were satisfied with their knotting, they stepped back and let Randi comment on the process for a moment.
|Randi Amazes Even Himself Sometimes|
Then Randi turned to face the audience, made a few more comments, during which he pointed casually into the audience. He was free!
|OK, Let's Try It This Way Then|
So if his hands could not be tied behind his back, perhaps his hands could be tied to his legs while sitting in a chair. The volunteers try their best.
|Let Me Help You With That Jacket - Randi Escapes Instantly|
But as soon as they place a jacket over his hands, Randi is free, and helping them put the jacket over him properly.
|And Then Is Instantly Bound Again|
The best part about this trick is that when the assistants pull the jacket away, Randi is once again tied up as before.
|And Then Escapes Instantly Again|
Finally, Randi escapes for good, the volunteers are thanked, and Randi concludes the evening's festivities.
|Waiting for South Park and Penn & Teller|
Following the conference for the second evening in a row, was the unofficial video show. This time I stayed and watched the programs. First up was the John Edward episode of South Park, followed by the first episode of the Penn & Teller show. These two I had seen previously, but both were just as good on re-viewing.
The added attraction for Saturday night was the second episode of Penn & Teller, fresh from the VCR of a local attendee. This one was about alternative medicine, and Penn & Teller really came though with this episode. It was hilarious!
And then it was time to call it a night...