January 21, 2007
On Saturday night, Jim Karol, “The Psychic Madman,” came to
What I liked about Karol’s performance was that it wasn’t strictly mind-reading. He performed a variety of card-tricks, physical stunts and impressive feats of memory. Karol offered $100 to any audience member who could stump him on a country capital. He also has another standing offer for those who attend his show. If you ask him, he will assign you with a country based on your name. If at any point in the future you see him again and he can’t come up with your country, he will pay you $100 dollars. I’m
Karol has also committed to memory all 96 two-letter words in the English language, the results of every Super Bowl, several thousand digits of Pi, and if you tell him your zip code, he can tell you what state you live in. He can also tell you on what day of the week you were born if you give him the date and year.
Card players and gamblers could also take some interest in Karol’s abilities. As you could probably guess, he is a good poker player, and he can keep track of up to six decks of cards at the blackjack table. He has been banned from every casino in