Illusiongenius.com honors the memory of Master Illusionist Doug Henning: "Look at the exuberant smile, and the meticulously bent middle finger -- indicating magic was afoot ... What is so sadly missing in today's TV magicians' performance is any semblence of true mystery, which, I believe, even Doug's costume represented ... those that call themselves magicians should take a lesson from Doug Henning. This is not to say they should act like he did. Rather, my friend Doug deeply believed in real magic ... For Doug Henning, real magic, was the unfolding of human consciousness and the unbounded potential that rests in all people to discover."
Part 1: Brian The Boz Bosworth
You remember Brian Bosworth? Fifteen minutes were never fleeter. The two-time Butkus Award winner was one of the biggest flops of all time: all sizzle, no steak. Remember when the NCAA didn't allow him to play in the 1987 Orange Bowl because of his elephantine illegal steroid use? On the sideline, he wore a "National Communists Against Athletes" t-shirt. Now that's informed dissent.
Kicked off the Sooners for said steroid use, he was nonetheless drafted by the Seahawks and given the biggest contract in team history, 10 years for $11 million dollars. And that's 1987 dollars. He retired three years later from a "shoulder injury."
One of the greatest moments in NFL history was when the one and only Bo Jackson absolutely trucked Bosworth on the goal line on Monday Night Football. Bo stepped on Bosworth's waxed chest. It was awesome. (editors note: look for it, 50 seconds into this video)