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Vampire bat or fruit bat? Smile
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I was thinking more of a Mitzva Bat. Definitely not a vampire bat or a fruit bat, although a fruit basket wouldn't be bad.

mmmmmmm fruit.
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Debaser,
Any more puns like that, and you're going to turn into a fruit basket case...

Or as my daddy used to say to me after watching one too many TV westerns... "you too can be a bat master, son."
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Really? I would have said it'd drive him batty. Smile
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Ok, really people, get a hold of yourselves.

I simply meant Copperfield beating David Blaine over the head with a baseball bat.

So enough with the jokes, this is serious.

Matt

Besides if I gave Blaine the bat he'd just complain that it wasn't as good as the raven.

Ok now I'm officially geeked out!

So, Thanks Kathryn and Steve.

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You're welcome, Matt. Geeking people out is a goal here at the Café and it's nice to see it is working properly for once.
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I know it's been a while but I just wanted to add something. David C. is a master of closeup and stage, I would love to see more of his close up work. Maybe even a whole special on it.

Please DC stay off the streets with the full scale illusions. In the T.V. world this was probably suggested by an executive who said this Blaine guy is "in", let's go outside like he does. It's all about ratings.

Of course, word now is that DB is trying to get into stage, so is he trying to beat Copperfield? Not going to happen but makes you wonder.
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David Copperfield is just an all round better performer than Blaine. David Copperfield is also a more technically adept performer than Blaine and he did the "outside" thing before Blaine was ever on the scene. (See David Copperfield’s Great Wall special.) David Copperfield has set the standard for magic in our time, so if anyone is going to challenge the throne they must unseat Mr. Copperfield.
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I think DB would beat DC.

Probably in the 3rd round.

Mr. Copperfield is getting older and while I have never seen him with his shirt off he seems pretty skinny to me.

DB frequently poses without a shirt (completely nude in his book), He looks pretty buff to me.
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Think about it, you're in New York. Walking through Times Square. Some guy walks up to you and mumbles about 'watching' something or other. (Can I get a David Blaine translator please? )

As for DC going to the streets, I didn't like it. Saw no point in it.

The Laser on the streets, GIVE ME A BREAK.
Here is David Copperfield, The $60 Million Man outside performing the laser in some back alley.

I love Copperfield's stuff. I'm going to see him this Saturday for the 4th time. He's awesome.

It’s just a bad production decision.

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Yeah yeah, so what if Copperfield is better than Blaine and Angel. The REAL question everyone wants to know the answer to is who would win between the three of them on Fear Factor! Smile
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I hate to say it but I really dislike David Copperfeild. I think most of his illusions look quite fake, especially the laser cutting one. In my opinion David Blaine is the better magician even though the two styles and personalities are completely different.
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They actually had a MTV Deathmatch a while back where Copperfield took on Blaine.


It was quite hilarious, and you should be able to find it on Kazaa, just type in “Deatchmatch”.


(Its all clay animation, but well worth it.)
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Which one won? Just curious.
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I think David Blaine's appeal stems from the same reasons why MTV's "Unplugged" concerts were so successful: Minimalism can be really nice and refreshing--a veritable counterweight to over-saturation and glitz.

I believe that Copperfield was a young protégé of Jeff Sheridan, so the concept of doing magic on the street is not a new thing to him at all. He just has his own style.

Still, the celebrity death match thing sounds funny.
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Ok, that's a hoot! I'm going to have to go find that clip.
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I think that the only person DC has to "beat" is himself. I mean, what the heck are you supposed to do after you vanish the statue of liberty? If it was me that had vanished it, the next thing in my mine would definitely NOT be standing in a tornado of fire. What was he thinking? Maybe he should vanish the moon! Yeah. Or transport someone there and then vanish it. Something. Also, does ANYONE else believe his instant teleportation trick, or does it seem to fake. I can't quite grasp the concept. It's just not realistic.
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I'll go with the separate appeal perspective.

DC was always a theatrical act, even from his start doing trade shows. He has technical polish with a well-done soundtrack.

Blaine is closer to a 'Kung Fu' wanderer.
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I believe both have helped to push the art of magic into the media. Which is a good thing all around. So as long as the separate performers are helping the art of magic, there should be no war, only LOVE! Smile
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I have to add something to in response to Jordini's statement: "If it was me that had vanished it (Statue of Liberty), the next thing in my mind would definitely NOT be standing in a tornado of fire."

That's a good point, Jordini. That is why in between the two events he: Levitated over the Grand Canyon, escaped from one of the most difficult under water challenges out there, walked through the Great Wall of China, escaped from Alcatraz, went over Niagra Falls, vanished a train car in mid air, flying, and transporting to the other side of the planet in the blink of an eye! Not to mention the other hundred illusions he has performed as well. David's goal is to do different things. After he makes the Statue Of Liberty Disappear, he doesn't want to make anything else disappear because he's now already done it.

This is an unbeatable resume. The fact that some of his illusions seem fake is because they are truly that good. Watch the Portal (teleportation) illusion or the laser illusion live in person, and they are truly amazing to watch. I've seen David perform these many times live, and each and every time the audience goes nuts. Standing ovations always follow.

Oh, and to answer the deathmatch question. The winner was Mr. Copperfield! Smile
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