It appears I picked the wrong century to become an American Citizen. It looks like the 18th was more my style. Less superstition, more rationalists. That American can-do mentality, those wide-open vistas.
In the 21st century we get this instead:
Teacher Jim Piculas does a magic trick where a toothpick disappears and then reappears.
Piculas recently did the 30-second trick in front of a classroom at Rushe Middle School in Land 'O Lakes.
Piculas said he then got a call from the supervisor of teachers, saying he'd been accused of wizardry.
"I get a call the middle of the day from head of supervisor of substitute teachers. He says, 'Jim, we have a huge issue, you can't take any more assignments you need to come in right away,'" he said.
He was fired.
Seen via Steve Audio, who had this to say:
It certainly is comforting to know that in these trying times, some Americans are steadfast in their opposition to the advances of the 8th century.
Back to cryo-sleep for me.