Hadji Ali, water spouter extraordinaire.
He was one of the vaudeville headliners in both the emispheres in the 20s.
This is the recording of his full act, as included in the Laurel and Hardy movie “Politiquerias“, 1927 (being the Spanish extended version of the short “Chicken comes Home“).

  1. denacron says:

    Spouting flammable liquid? Quick! Order the TSA some stomach pumps!

  2. Skeptic says:

    du:1:1 Praise Hadji Ali, for he is a prophet of God. Let it be written that he breathed fire and water. He walked upon the stage and brought joy and happiness to all.

    du:1:5 Taketh this water and drink of it, for it is the blood of Hadji.
    Taketh these nuts and eat of them, for they are the body of Hadji.

    Let us clap.
    Clap clap clap…… clap clap clap…… clap clap clap.

    Psalm 11
    1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall baaaa, baaaa, baaaa.

    2 He asks me to sit down at green tables: he entices me behind the still waters.

    3 He restores my smile: he leads me in the paths of waterspouts for his name’s sake.

    4 Yea, though I sit in the valley of the shadow of a stage, I will fear no dampness: for you are with me; your bowl and your cups they comfort me.

    5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my strangers: you anoint my head with spray; my cup runs empty.

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD until the end of the show.

  3. Jess Hurchist says:

    Just how do you discover an ability like that? I’ve seen it done now and would never try it at home.

  4. spsffan says:

    That was a helova lot more fun than anything I’ve seen on America’s Got Talent.

    Thanks John!

  5. dadeo says:

    Shwood should work some of this into his act..

  6. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and Junior Art Critic says:

    There was a guy on the variety shows who used to swallow sugar and then water and then regurgitate either into separate bowls. He’d swallow golf balls, car keys and whatever would fit and barf them up in any order desired.

    He said all it took was practice. That explains everything except the sugar and water?

    Magic and illusion is amazing though. Amazing what one can do with practice, yet with a life time of lying, the politicians fool so few it makes you wonder who buys their tickets?

  7. steve says:


  8. deowll says:

    I did a little research and it would appear that he died kind of young not that we exactly know how old he was.

  9. Gottago Gottago says:

    Very funny, but I couldn’t watch the whole thing.

    At a minute thirty I had to pee.


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