People across the planet gasped in wonder as Copperfield counted to 3, waved some kind of "magic IPod" causing the very MOON to disappear from the heavens. NSA officials, themselves totally awed say that they did not take Copperfield into "protective custody" until NASA confirmed that the Hubble Telescope itself recorded the moon blinking OUT OF EXISTENCE for 4.5 seconds. One NSA official said, "We can't have that, even if it WAS a trick. We need to know how Copperfield did it and we need to know now."
David Copperfield, renowned stage magician has in the past made the Statue of Liberty disappear, a 747 jumbo jet disappear, Super Bowl XII disappear and most recently a Tulsa Oklahoma Walmart disappear, complete with all it's customers, the parking lot AND the assistant manager who happened to be home sick at the time.
"We've never seen anything of this magnitude though with the moon vanishing" said one NASA official who told reporters,
"It's one thing to fool the people on the planet by making the moon SEEM to disappear but how could he fool the Hubble telescope as well?"
The NSA, with it's hands full stopping and arresting random people at today's Super Bowl says they had to place Copperfield into "protective" custody for not only his own good but the security of the Nation. One NSA official said,
"What he did this time is impossible. He must therefore possess some kind of secret Harry Potter type power which if placed in the hands of Bin Laden could result in the total disappearance of the United States of America without a shot even being fired."
President Bush thanked Copperfield for his cooperation and assured him that his cell phone would NOT be tapped. Unless Copperfield phoned someone outside of the United States. Or anyone whose last name has 2 consecutive vowels in it. Or Copperfield's own mother who is currently under "observation" for having possible Al Qaeda ties.
Cooperfield, speaking from an undisclosed location at the NSA jokingly told reporters by "secure" phone,
"I'll be OK. In fact, once I'm out of here my next trick will be to make the NSA itself disappear lol."
Sources say that President Bush and the NSA were not amused by Copperfield's remark. One NSA official said that,
"We may have to perform further security analysis of Mr Cooperfield, his life, his family, his wife, his dental records, that shop where he buys his bagels every Tuesday all the way down to the contents of his sock drawer at his Las Vegas home", adding,
"For the security of the nation of course" with President Bush chiming in,
"Yeah, that's it .. for the security of the nation. How'd he make that moon disappear again?"