I met a local magician named Vito a few weeks ago at the Rocky Ripple Fest here in Indianapolis, and yesterday I helped him build a bed of nails.

It was about as much work as I expected, and it turned out pretty well. We did the work at a local magic and party shop called Best Fun Party. It took us a few hours, but I’m none the worse for wear… and how many people can say that they’ve built a bed of nails?

I sat on it. It was kind of pokey.