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August 11, 2006

Hanky Panky

Rob sends a link to a video clip of Ursula Martinez doing her act called Hanky Panky. It's "a five minute choreographed magic strip-tease. The act uses a simple disappearing handkerchief conjuring trick at its core."

It's a pretty impressive bit of prestidigitation. But it's not at all SFW since Ms Martinez ends up wearing only her high heels.

Update 10/15/07: Since someone asked "How does she do that?" here's a single image from the clip showing her thumb tip
Ursula's thumb tip

Posted by joke du jour at August 11, 2006 06:31 PM

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Este truco de magia está dando la vuelta a internet desde hace algun tiempo, y uno, en su continuo afán educador, ha además localizado a la artista, que se llama Ursula Martinez, (de madre española, al parecer, aunque inglesa de nacimiento) y se de... [Read More]

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Posted by: ehh. at June 16, 2007 01:38 AM

Hanky Panky

Posted by: Roman at September 2, 2007 11:42 PM

Very Classy and IMPRESSIVE!

Posted by: Donnie at September 7, 2007 07:30 AM

Something nice!

Posted by: Friend at October 5, 2007 10:37 PM

Good video!

Posted by: Ian at October 12, 2007 11:26 PM

incdredible! how does she do that?

Posted by: jm at October 14, 2007 05:41 PM

where can I get more video on the short film ursula has done.

Posted by: Anonymous at February 12, 2008 06:53 PM

the best of the year 2008 video

Posted by: ivan at April 24, 2008 04:20 AM


Posted by: FRANS at September 1, 2008 12:44 PM

The best strip show I have ever seen. Very humerous.

Posted by: Archi Hipkins at December 23, 2008 10:40 AM

Ursula puts on a fine show. Killer bod but does have some weird facials and hand movements. Maybe they resonate better in Deutschland.

And I wonder if you have your hammer and nail aphorism a bit twisted? I always say it as " to a man with only a hammer in his tool box, all problems look like nails"
It is attributed to Twain so it is not difficult to check.

If on the other hand you perfer it this way I withdraw my pedantic comment.

Thanks for the clip.


Posted by: Mucho at January 4, 2009 12:23 PM


Yes, her smirks and exaggerated hand motions struck me as fairly odd, too. An entertaining show woman but not a professional stage magician, I'm thinking.

This particular show was filmed in Canada, I believe. She lives in London (according to her web site).

As for the hammer & nail, it does appear to be reversed. A quick google search finds this, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail," which reads like your version. It's attributed to Abraham Maslow.

You can find practically any quote attributed to Twain, or Churchill, or Jefferson. The worst case I saw recently was a Gerald Ford quote that was attributed to Thomas Jefferson.

Glad you enjoyed it -

Posted by: JdJ at January 4, 2009 01:03 PM


Posted by: Karen at April 16, 2009 11:57 PM

OMG, this is my favorite video ever. I've watched it 3 or 4 times and I'm still cracking up every time -- I keep seeing something new in it. And her facial expressions are priceless! Thanks for this.

Posted by: Patricia at February 6, 2010 10:46 PM

Ursula goes the extra mile with the distraction part of the gag.

A friend told me there was a hanky in the show, but I never saw one!

Nice looking lady!

Posted by: TriDork at August 22, 2010 07:54 PM

I wanna do that! Oh wait, I'm a guy.

Posted by: : ) at November 29, 2010 09:33 PM

I wanna do that! Oh wait, I'm a guy.

Posted by: James at November 29, 2010 09:34 PM

My kind of magic show

Posted by: Rick at August 24, 2011 01:39 AM

Shame on you for divulging the secret of the hanky trick. Every time someone does this, a little magic goes away.

Posted by: Wyngs at February 29, 2012 09:38 PM

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