See what I mean? They loved that pointing finger, too. Maybe you were supposed to think of the Fickle Finger of Fate.
“We thank Milbourne Christopher, ‘America’s Foremost Magician,’ for consultation.”
Milbourne Christopher (23 March 1914 – 17 June 1984) was a prominent American illusionist, magic historian, and author.
President of the Society of American Magicians, an honorary vice-president to The Magic Circle, and one of the founding members of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, Christopher wrote a number of books, including a biography of Harry Houdini titled Houdini: The Untold Story, a chronicle of his own craft titled The Illustrated History Of Magic, and thousands of essays relating to magic and mentalism.
He was also a debunker, who did not actually believe in magic.