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Some believe that Uri Geller will not be able to hold himself back from spouting supernatural interpretations of the performances that will take place on "The Phenomenon." This is despite his taped interview on NBC, in which he appeared to restrain himself effectively, albeit with great strain.

To me, it all comes down to Criss Angel's tolerance threshold for mumbo jumbo vs. theatrics. I wonder if he will promulgate specific guidelines to the performers before their live appearances, or take a chance by leaving the tenor and extensiveness of their supernatural patter up to their individual judgments?

Perhaps Angel is even hoping for an opportunity to bust someone live.

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Enter Jim! The Drama metafactor for interdynamics of the judges.... they need Jim badly!
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On 2007-10-17 15:02, arnon wrote:
Some believe that Uri Geller will not be able to hold himself back from spouting supernatural interpretations of the performances that will take place on "The Phenomenon."


Who? How do you know? Curious cuz there seems to be a whole other place where this is being discussed.

I'm especially curious cuz I wud think the opposite is true. Geller wouldn't want to say anything about it being "real" lest somebody expose the method, etc.

Really interesting stuff!
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Do you really think that Criss will bust anyone?
It seems to me that he said so just for the sake of building credibility.
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Now what I think would be cool is instead of exposing/busting by revieling methods is to replicate an effect - period. i.e. if Criss says "fowl! that is not supernatural!" then duplicates the effect using theatrical magic sans explanation... that would be sufficient without having to explain the nuts and bolts....

Then if there was a challenge it would be one of escalating powerful effects with the judges being forced to "duplicate" things....but only for those who claim true supernatural powers....

Of course, the supernatural performer could say "sure you can duplicate it but I am STILL doing it via supernatural means... while you do it artifically.. nyah nyah nyah!"

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It will be an exhibition. The empty box as always will be secure.

I don't suspect Peter Falk nor Angela Lansbury need apply.
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On 2007-10-17 21:46, Philemon Vanderbeck wrote:
"The existence of wigs does not disprove the existence of real hair."


It DOES show that fake hair exists, though.

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On 2007-10-17 21:46, Philemon Vanderbeck wrote:
"The existence of wigs does not disprove the existence of real hair."


It DOES show that fake hair exists, though.

- entity


And if a debunker grabs and pulls off Burt Reynolds' or Howard Cosell's or William Shatner's wigs, it definitively disproves that they are sporting their natural hair.

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Allot of work to tug on Howards hair.

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And what's that on your thumb, Mr. Geller? You've got some 'splainin' to do. Smile

Arnon

P.S. I buried one of my doe bunnies today, "Change-O," in our back yard. She got a full Jewish funeral as well as my wife's personally created ceremony. She was a sweet-as-sugar, magical addition to me in every way. I will always remember her.
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Pets can become like a part of the family.

Sorry for your loss.

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Thank you, Tom.

I appreciate your empathy.

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Few years ago, Menny Lindenfeld invited me to watch the video of him stabbing his on hand on a sharp knife in a live show. He tried to do the knife under one of four cylinders routine and missed.

I told hi, that one day this tape will worth a fortune.
my prediction was right!

[url=http://www.nbc.com/Phenomenon/video/#mea=168272]Check this out[]/url

Posted: Oct 18, 2007 8:46pm
Here is the link again
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Here is his full act at the successor
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NBC is trying to get American's interested in watching someone possibly hurt themselves on live tv.

Weird but effective.
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Alexandré:

Isn't that part of the appeal of "Smash & Stab" or "Russian Roulette" routines?

I auditioned with one, but I guess they preferred more of a "madman" character, i.e. Jim Karol.

I guess I should have made my performing character insane. Oh well...

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I think that the production needed 10 different characters: The Weird, The Mad man, The Chick....
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So now instead of the American angle it has become totally an International thing. I do see the problems that Arnon points out. How Uri claims no slight of hand or trickery.
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Will find a dozen places to purchase this....Removing any Mindpower possibilities.....I'm sorry that they are showing that fellow shishkabob his hand over and over. That's gotta hurt!
With some exceptions, it was obvious that they were looking for a certain amount of diversity.
Are you referring to Callahan as The Weird? Smile
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