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The location was Land O’ Lakes, Florida 2008, not Salem, Massachusetts 1692, but a substitute teacher was fired for witchcraft. Jim Piculas, the teacher in question, performed a 30-second magic trick in front of a middle school class where he made a toothpick disappear. Later that day he got a call from the substitute teacher coordinator who told him he could not take any more assignments. “Why?” he asked. For being suspected of “wizardry.”

Pasco County Substitute Teacher Coordinator, Monster.com 82 Comments [4/24/2010 10:44:32 AM]
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brando pernando

....Does the coordinator not know the meaning of illusion?

4/24/2010 10:47:31 AM



Dude, just pack your bags and GTFO.

4/24/2010 10:49:19 AM

MM

I'm pretty sure this violates all sorts of laws.

4/24/2010 10:52:14 AM



This has to be a joke right?

4/24/2010 10:59:43 AM

Jewsus

Stupid stupid stupid stupid.

How can anyone in this day and age still believe magic is real?

4/24/2010 11:00:09 AM



*sigh* Looks like we're gonna have to explain the trick and thus ruin the mystique to another idiot adult...

4/24/2010 11:03:44 AM

TGRwulf

I am speechless. THe dude got fired because of a harmless parlor trick?

4/24/2010 11:10:25 AM

Zeus Almighty

Well, at least they didn't burn him at the stake ...

4/24/2010 11:18:14 AM

Lucilius

@Zeus Almighty: That's because in Pasco County, they haven't discovered fire.

4/24/2010 11:27:18 AM

Xotan

Can't these people tell the difference between a 'parlour trick' and 'witchcraft'? The Bible belt of America really needs to be quarantined. It is a zone where lunacy rules untrammeled.

People who believe in witchcraft are not safe to be anywhere near children - or the rest of the sane world.

4/24/2010 11:27:22 AM

Space Lizard

@#1150419/Xotan
I don't know, Wiccans believe in witchcraft and they don't really endanger children...

4/24/2010 11:36:44 AM

aaa

So, sleight of hand is impressive enough to make the morons at the board fire you for wizardry? Seriously? Man, Florida should be ashamed of itself for being so fucking retarded.

4/24/2010 11:43:16 AM

Old Viking

Floriduh peepul is suffistikatid.

4/24/2010 11:48:21 AM

Doctor Whom

My brother now lives in Florida and complains that people in other states consider Floridians to be stupid. This isn't helping much, now is it?

4/24/2010 12:03:03 PM

dingo

And THIS is why all substitute teachers suck - the good ones are all fired!

4/24/2010 12:10:57 PM

Headache

And yet, people are still going off with "USA #1".
Yes, you are number one alright, in stupidity!

Just the fact that this is even a valid reason for a layoff just shows what a third world country USA still is socially. It would have been illegal in all civilized countries.


4/24/2010 12:17:13 PM

Pule Thamex

There's so much evil witchcraft and black magic in the world today. How did that sorcerer posing as a teacher make a whole toothpick disappear? I mean, come on, a whole toothpick. It's chilling in its demonic implications.

I remember once, a friend of mine, at the time I didn't know he was an evil sorcerer, fanned a pack of cards in front of me and said, "Pick any card, memorize it, and place it back anywhere in the pack without showing me or telling me what the card is". I did as he asked, thinking, "What's he been smoking?" He shuffled the cards and proceeded to turn each card in the deck over until he came to the four of clubs, "That's the card you picked", he said. It was.

A cold chill ran up my spine and a feeling of creeping horror overwhelmed me as I realized he was an evil sorcerer who dealt in witchcraft and black magic. I was dumbstruck and paralyzed with fear and terror by the unholy magic that he had just enacted and even now I feel a revulsion just thinking of the sheer crawling insanity of his unearthly machinations.

4/24/2010 12:19:32 PM

Malkyrian


4/24/2010 12:29:31 PM

shadkat

Maybe it was a magic trick like the disappearing pencil in The Dark Knight? That would get a dude fired, no problem. Other than that...no. Just, please, no.

4/24/2010 12:36:04 PM

Lupine

Snap his wand and send him to Azkaban!

4/24/2010 12:37:08 PM

Giveitaday

The location was Land O’ Lakes, Florida 2008, not Salem, Massachusetts 1692, but a substitute teacher was fired for witchcraft

Given the fundie climate of Florida these days I'm actually suprised it hasn't happened sooner.

Jim Piculas, the teacher in question, performed a 30-second magic trick in front of a middle school class where he made a toothpick disappear. Later that day he got a call from the substitute teacher coordinator who told him he could not take any more assignments. “Why?” he asked. For being suspected of “wizardry.”

I'm sure this violates all sorts of laws, especially given that it seems to be a publlic school. Hopefully this story will end with a legal bitchslap and unemployment for whichever idiot that was responsible.

4/24/2010 12:40:54 PM

Serph-no-Okami

This is a joke... Right?

Right?

Please God, I'll consider becoming religious if you give me a sign that this is a joke!

4/24/2010 12:43:03 PM

Philbert McAdamia

A toothpick? Pffffftt!

I can disappear car keys and reading glasses without even half trying, so well that even I and my evil twin* together can't find them.




* He's the one I suspect of the wizardry, goddamned necromancer.

4/24/2010 12:56:19 PM

K T

Maybe they'll go and hire a priest.

4/24/2010 1:05:55 PM

Canadia

@Lupine


Heh

4/24/2010 1:09:48 PM
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