Me doing a magician/strongman act

Posted: July 7, 2012 in Videos
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Yikes! Just realized it’s been a while since I posted. I was sick for the last week, which kind of took me out of commission. Before that, I was busy rehearsing for a magician/strongman act I did at the Great Labor Arts Exchange in Maryland on June 24.

The GLAE is a national conference devoted to using the arts for activism in general, and for union organizing in particular. I went to it a couple of years ago when I was involved in a labor dispute at the newspaper where I was working at the time, and I thought I’d give it another shot. It ain’t exactly headlining in Vegas, but what the hell. I had a good time. Here’s a video of my act, if you’re interested.

https://vimeo.com/44687192

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Comments
  1. Carlette says:

    You did such a great job Tom!

    • Thanks! I discovered a drawback to combining strongman stunts with magic tricks. Afterward, people were asking me “So how did you do the phonebook tear? Was it pre-cut?” I tried to tell them that the phonebook wasn’t a trick and I really tore it, but I don’t think they believed me.

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