(updated 26 Oct 05)  

Top Ten Reasons Houdini Never Made It Back For Halloween
(Suggested by maxcel200@aol.com)

He was tied up. (Did everyone else put that?) (Cantw82paint@Aol.com; lacee7700@aol.com) Almost.

Now the real list...

10. He couldn't find the right medium. (maxcel200@aol.com)

9. Too macho to stop at the Afterlife Gas Station and ask for directions. (Jdoveraz@aol.com)

8. He was mortified by that horrendous Tony Curtis movie. (AuntShecky711@aol.com)

7. He had a 'gut feeling' he should stay put. (paracletus3@earthlink.net)

6. Keeps getting handed free drinks while looking for the exit, kind of like in Vegas. (Kamasushi@gmail.com)

5. Never wants to miss Grover Cleveland's bitchin' Halloween blast. (MrglsJon@aol.com)

4. Turned left at the firth circle, when he should have gone right. (jaynashvil@aol.com)

3. Afraid he might get BOO'd... (gregzeer@yahoo.com)

2. God ties a tough knot. (giraffic_art@yahoo.com)

Hey, it hasn't stopped Keith Richards yet...

1. Didn't think an appearance as a rotting corpse would be good publicity. (NonComposMentiss@aol.com)