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Dannydoyle
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I am thankfull.

They have lowered the bar for what passes for entertainment! WAHOOOO.

To put it in the public poorly, does NOT help us really sorry that arguement is not really going to hold much water in the end.

I still am going to send some chocolates, maybe a fruit basket, or some cigars. They do lower the bar!
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It does seem like Criss is playing to the lowest common denominator. there are always gonna be people who flock to stuff like this. my ex actully thought he had real powers (and she was dating a magician) someone mentioned the Hot Topic people. do you realize how many of those kids there are in this country? its like he has a built in audience

also some people are very easy to fool. I worked with a girl that was so gulible I stoped doing tricks around her because she thought it was all real.

Criss is such a nice guy in person. sometimes I think he got too big too fast and he may feel a need to top himself just to stay where he is. so he has to keep doing bigger and bigger stuff. the only problem is he cant pull it off the way he tries to do it.

if he did a show where he performed on stage every week he could get away with more. but trying to make it seem live and impromp. is hurting his credibility.
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What none of you know is that Angel and Blaine often don't pay 'magic consulatants', the guys who design the tricks what they tell them they will pay.
Ask any of the guys behind them and you'll hear how these Rich showman really treat those that are the brains behind them.
None of you can claim whose nice or not without knowing them in the flesh.
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Ziatabari, so true. Once they have made it in the big time they forget how to treat people.
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On 2007-08-06 15:36, edh wrote:
Ziatabari, so true. Once they have made it in the big time they forget how to treat people.


Another sweeping statement, which can NOT be backed up till you know him personally.
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On 2007-08-06 13:52, ziatabari wrote:

None of you can claim whose nice or not without knowing them in the flesh.



You are claiming they´re not nice, are you not? I´m guessing you do know them in the flesh.

If not, you should probably read your own post.

BTW, Blaine is an extremely nice guy to his consultants. Yes I read your post.
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I hate CA because of the path he is choosing to go down.
Showing off his jewelry and cars, talking about how much money he has.

He'll fall even harder when the time comes.

Also, he wants to tell kids to work hard, follow their dreams, etc., as if he's some sort of role model, then uses filthy language almost constantly.

Not to mention dumping his wife as soon as he gets fame and fortune.
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On 2007-07-28 22:21, linceed87 wrote:
Before Criss and Blaine came to the picture people thought of a magician as a guy that pulled a rabbit out of a hat and I have never liked that


Actually, in my working experience, people seem to think of the Amazing Jonathan, Penn & Teller, Copperfield, Kevin James and magicians they've seen on vacation (in my geographical estimate, Kostya Kimlat). By in large, when people ask me about Criss Angel, whatever response I give, they inevitably say that they think his magic is fake.
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On 2007-08-07 18:38, mitchb2 wrote:
I hate CA because of the path he is choosing to go down.
Showing off his jewelry and cars, talking about how much money he has.

He'll fall even harder when the time comes.

Also, he wants to tell kids to work hard, follow their dreams, etc., as if he's some sort of role model, then uses filthy language almost constantly.



That's a pretty good reason for not liking him Smile
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On 2007-08-07 18:38, mitchb2 wrote:
I hate CA because of the path he is choosing to go down.
Showing off his jewelry and cars, talking about how much money he has.

He'll fall even harder when the time comes.

Also, he wants to tell kids to work hard, follow their dreams, etc., as if he's some sort of role model, then uses filthy language almost constantly.

Not to mention dumping his wife as soon as he gets fame and fortune.




I don't hate CA. Mitchb2, your thoughts do sum up what has made the show less than appealing this season as opposed to the first two seasons.

All one has to do is watch the first season and compare it to the current season. It's all about attitude/personality, or at least the one that is portrayed on TV. First season, it was less about the bling, and the hotties. Now it seems both of those are portrayed more. That is a turn off, imho. What really made CA a household name was not just the magic. He seemed more like a regular dude, sans the goth gear and chains.

I realize there are David Blaine detractors. However, his persona is more mysterious, and consistent. No bling, no hotties (nothing against hotties, but c'mon). His specials were few (for a myriad of reasons), which made his shows more special. Now if DB would give the physical stunts a break for a while...

Just my thoughts.
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On 2007-08-07 18:38, mitchb2 wrote:
I hate CA because of the path he is choosing to go down.
Showing off his jewelry and cars, talking about how much money he has.

He'll fall even harder when the time comes.

Also, he wants to tell kids to work hard, follow their dreams, etc., as if he's some sort of role model, then uses filthy language almost constantly.

Not to mention dumping his wife as soon as he gets fame and fortune.




Never confuse a celebrities public character or personna with their real personality. Criss Sarantakos IRL is not the character Criss Angel.
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And because he is a big headed pompous jerk. I just watch a terrible, well that's being redundant they are all terrible, but this went that little bit extra. "The Loyal" it was called supposed to be about his fans, somehow that just turned into a "Look how great I am" episode.... as usual he averaged like 10 camera cuts a minute.
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To answer the question, "hate" is a strong word, I don't devote that much energy to it.

BUT lets face it he does bring a lot of it on himself. "persona" not withstanding.
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A: Because he's a knob.

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Gee... but he's done so much for the art!

I know that his mom, his brothers, and DOG the Bounty Hunter think he's the "best in the world" But I'm still unconvinced...
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How about "Best in his own little world"?
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I don't know Angel, so I can't love him or hate him, but this season of Mindfreak is unwatchable. Just horrible. The only entertainment value I got was laughing at the idiotic commentaries of the hair-gelled suck-ups, but now that has finally gotten as intolerable as the phony magic performances.
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I hate him even more cause he just butchered, well that may be too strong, poorly performed, one of my favorite effects. Hundy 500.
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-It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
-The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.

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Great, now we can look forward to a few "hundy" more crappy performances and exposures of this geat trick on youtube from his adoring fans... Excuse me, LOYALS...

I find it sad that Chris Angle is, even with his numerous professional magic consultants and multi million dollar Las Vegas Hotel deal and staff, still trolling the joke shops for his TV material...
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I agree that this season of Mindfreak has been lacking, but magic is always going to have people on top that you might not think are the best ever. I am no Angel apologist, but why is it a problem with just changing the channel and spinning questions from lay people about him into set ups for your own act?
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