of the Day
Clue of the Month
Hinged metal plate with a slot that fits over a staple
fastener; Barn door fastener; Diary protector; Door fastener;
Padlock's place; Trunk fastener
2 times a year
in English language:
80927 / 86800
Installation – Standard and Hinged Hasps
happens in the head and not on stage."
point is illustrated beautifully by Penn & Teller in the
opening of their show. The duo famous for "revealing"
tricks invites the audience to actually watch the machinations
behind the illusion, known simply as "honor system."
The gag is set when you walk into the theater and are invited to
examine two boxes that are on the stage. Then, during his opening
spiel, Penn has Teller climb into one box, which is then put into
the second, which is hasp-locked
from the outside. As an audience, we are told we have a choice to
make: We can close our eyes or keep them open. This seems rather
simple, but the rub is that the magicians aren't going to put up
any curtains or sight-blocking devices. If we choose to keep our
eyes open, we will see exactly
how the trick is pulled off. If, however, we choose to close our
eyes, Penn explains, the illusion can be anything we wish it to
be - from a metaphysical transmogrify to a spiritual soul
doesn't matter, because if all we see is Teller in the box and
then out of it, the entire effect has happened 3 inches behind
our eyes and not several feet in front.