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Criss: The ULTIMATE 2 22.22%
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What the heck are you talking about? 4 44.44%
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:24 AM   #1
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Call it Magic or Illusion

David Blane
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Chris Angel

I, as a few of you may know, am into things beyond common recognizing.

Does anyone follow Blane, or C.A.'s Mindfreak show? If so, what are your thoughts....

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Old 09-21-2006, 01:31 AM   #2
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Those guys are too creepy for me!
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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I've seen Blaine's street magic on TV. Sometimes I'm convinced he's the devil himself. Now I'd like to know how he does even one of his tricks... Tat, do you have any of his tricks to expose?
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:52 AM   #4
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well....................................if I told you, then....well you now how it goes.....
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Old 09-21-2006, 02:30 AM   #5
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Just one Tat. Just so I stop thinking that he has sold his soul to the devil.. :-)
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:23 AM   #6
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I have seen how Blaine does the trick where it looks like he levitates right off the ground in the middle of the street. I will not ruin it for anyone, but I will say that once you know how he does it then it is really quite boring. You are better off not knowing.
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:55 AM   #7
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I watch David Blaine everytime his shows are on. Just love that guy.
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:20 AM   #8
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I refuse to watch them because I get so aggravated that I can't figure out the trick. No rhyme nor reason to why it bothers me so much.
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:50 PM   #9
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... once you know how he does it then it is really quite boring. You are better off not knowing.
So his soul isn't in hock huh?

I had the same feeling about David Copperfield. I used to find him handsome, but now, everytime I see his face, I'm convinced his appearance is developing a distinctly devilish mien.
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:07 PM   #10
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sadly, I don't "get out" much.
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I can't belive people have voted "what are youtalking about"!?

Both are very talented at what the do as entertainers. I do feel that there is something more that is either an ancient lost art, or they are just super incredible, mind boggeling illusionists. The thing that sepperates them from Copperfield(who I have seen live on numerous ocassions) is the fact they do it on the street. No smoke and mirrors......everytime I see mindfreak, I am ALWAYS like,WOW!
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I do think I've seen the "street" guy before on TV. It was mind-boggling that's for sure!!!!
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Tat...the reason I voted ' what are you talking about' is because I live at the ends of the Earth and have never heard those names before!!

Are these people world famous?? I dunno, just not heard of them.
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:33 PM   #14
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Lynan, no worries on the vote.

Google the names and check out whatever videos you come across for a wtf moment. These guy take magic to the next level!
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:30 PM   #15
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they are just illusionists, even DB's levitation trick is fake, with editting and all it looks good only on TV.
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that is why they are magicians/illusionists...I have seen Blaine in person. LIVE=WTF Incredible...TV=sceptisisim.

It is all about entertainment.
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they are just illusionists, even DB's levitation trick is fake, with editting and all it looks good only on TV.
The levitation trick has nothing to do with editing. I have seen it performed live and also see how it is done. It is an amazingly simple trick that anyone could do.
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I prefer Lance Burton, even if I could see 3/4 of how he was doing his tricks when I was in Las Vegas because of how close, and at what angle, I was sitting. I guess, if forced to choose from the two, I would take DB, just because there's less outward MIND FREEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!! hype to him. He's more unassuming.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:20 AM   #19
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I've seen Blaine do his sleight of hand stuff in the 'early years' on the street and was impressed. The 'how long can I hold my breath' and other tricks of that nature are of no interest to me.

I have not seen the other guy.
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...like making the Statue of Liberty disappear. Give me a break.
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