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Some very important questions have been asked in this thread that I think deserve some answers.

The most important question being, "who cares".

The crucial answer being, "nobody".
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I think the discussion was resurrected because of the Genii March review.

I also think it begs for discussion because in all the International venues, this show is doing well, where as in the U.S. it flopped miserably.

If anyone read the Genii article, they will see Richard Kaufman's reason to give Phenomenon a full review.

I also find it ironic that a Magician won the Mentalist contest.

(I wish I was still in Germany when the show cast there. I could have been part of a success. My friends and relatives were writing to tell me if I was aware of Herr Geller’s show).

And one more thing – Anyone that takes the time to post a bland statement as “Who Cares?” Well you do since you participated… If you honestly don’t care – move one. Apparently some still care.
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It was the article that got me thinking. I told my fiance that I thought that Mike would win it after Jim was out. It seems odd that he and Angela both had screw-ups. To me electronics showed their weakness. To those of you who don't read Genii, then you don't really need to post. The article was very good and factual. Perhaps you are having trouble dealing with that? There are some interesting things in the article about the voting, but in the end the Judges could put whomever they wanted back on, so it didn't really matter .... Kind of like the You Choose Two and I'll remove one mentalism effect Smile
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If you honestly don’t care – move one.

Move one what?
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On 2008-03-03 18:44, Slim King wrote:
It seems odd that he and Angela both had screw-ups.


Why does that seem odd? Is it odd that two people had screw-ups or is it odd that only two had screw-ups rather than 3 or 4? (And there were other screw-ups- Balvi's bending stop sign didn't work as planned.) Or is it odd that out of the people that had screw-ups, one of them won?

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On 2008-03-03 18:44, Slim King wrote:There are some interesting things in the article about the voting, but in the end the Judges could put whomever they wanted back on, so it didn't really matter .... Kind of like the You Choose Two and I'll remove one mentalism effect Smile


In the end, the judges could pick two people who had been kicked off and put them back on for a 2nd chance. Since Mike Super had not been kicked off their decision had no relevance to his winning. Not really similar to PATEO at all.
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I agree that Mike was the very best at performing to the TV/Live audience. No doubt. (I never considered his performances Mentalism in my opinion ... Mental Magic maybe) However I'm AMZED that the judges MISSED the screw ups! Had this been on Starsearch they would have been destroyed... I can here it now ... "If you come on National TV, the TRICK better work!!!!!"
Instead ... Nothing from the Pros who were there to spot JUST THAT.
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The most amazing thing about this thread?

SLIM HAS A FIANCE?

Just kiddin Slim !!!!

:firedevil:
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She hates the Café! Smile
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On 2008-03-03 08:59, Todd Robbins wrote:
I spoke to Mike about this when he worked Monday Night Magic. The Voodoo Doll routine has a number of parts to it and the chair bit was the only part that didn't work. He just kept going and no one seemed to notice at the time.


Todd is right.

Isn't this the mark of a true Pro? Something went wrong on live TV, Mike kept going and NO ONE seemed to notice.

I saw Mike doing a show at or local University, The school screwed up and locked the theater and the only room available was on the second floor and did not have a stage.

Mike can in, checked out the situation, brought in his equipment and put on a GREAT show. I loved the show and only found out about the mistake taking to a friend later.
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On 2008-03-03 13:59, MagicMan1957 wrote:
Mike Super is performing at an area Casino at the end of March. Can anyone recommend going to see his full show?


By all means GO see his show. He is a great performer and you’ll have a great time.
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This thread was never meant to downgrade Mike ... I think he is a fine performer! It was more about the judges Missing things.
I wish Mike the best of luck Smile
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I find this thread really funny, especially coming from Slim. Smile

First of all I got to say that I really liked Jim on the show and his performances, and he knows that, so it's nothing against him. But according to other forums and YouTube feedback made both by laymen and magicians, it seems like the biggest mistake they noticed on the show was his misspelling of the word Wheel, especially since it was supposed to be written by the spirit of an author. I think there were even a few videos that exposed that mistake.

So according to you Slim does that mean that Jim failed too, since many of the viewers saw it as a big mistake that ruined his credibility? Why didn't the judges say anything? Well, I guess because it's an entertainment show, which most of the people probably forgot by now.

Again, this post has nothing against Jim. Just found it pretty funny that the most noticable mistake hasn't been mentioned in a thread that is dedicated to that. Unless it was suppsed to be just a Mike Super bashing thread, in that case never mind me.

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Not bashing Mike at all. To me, an effect that did NOTHING would be a little more obvious than a single missing letter from across the void between life and death, in an effect that no one could figure out even when offered thousands of dollars to do so. ... but to each his own.
I saw no one else offer to back up their presentations with cash. Just Jim. Smile
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Mike's mistake would have been obvious if he got panicked or mad at himself at the end, making people realise it was indeed a mistake. But like a real Pro, he made it seem like some funny gag that was planned in advance, that's why most viewers didn't see it as a failure. I remember even some people on this forum who thought it might have been a joke, because Mike combines comedy in his routines. It was live on national TV where anything can happen, and a real performer needs to know how to deal with this kind of situations. And in my opinion he handled it the best way possible.

The judges should have given him extra points for that. Smile
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On 2008-03-17 21:06, Slim King wrote:
Not bashing Mike at all. To me, an effect that did NOTHING would be a little more obvious than a single missing letter from across the void between life and death, in an effect that no one could figure out even when offered thousands of dollars to do so. ... but to each his own.
I saw no one else offer to back up their presentations with cash. Just Jim. Smile
I have figured out how Jim Callahan did it. How do I collect my thousands of dollars?
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Contact James Randi and he will point you in the right direction. He has been challenged also Smile
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On 2008-03-18 14:36, Slim King wrote:
Contact James Randi and he will point you in the right direction. He has been challenged also Smile
Your use of the phrase, "a single missing letter from across the void between life and death" is a reference to the Jim Callahan performance on "Phenomenon" is it not? That is what I was asking about. Is James Randi handling the pay-out of the "thousands of dollars" on behalf of Jim Callahan?
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Check out Jim's site for information on his guarantee and challenges.
I believe it is here
http://jimclass.com/

I also agree with DJM that the production crew had a lot of problems with the presentations and props ... So was that their mistake or Mikes for choosing things that can easily go wrong? Both? No judgement ... Just a thought Smile
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On 2008-03-18 15:20, Slim King wrote:
Check out Jim's site for information on his guarantee and challenges.
I believe it is here
http://jimclass.com/
Nope. The page entitled "Dark Truth $50,000 Guarantee Challenge" provides no information on how to collect the money.

Is there a page which explains the procedure to go about collecting this money? If not, I'll assume your assertation above that, "no one could figure out even when offered thousands of dollars to do so" is another untrue, or to more polite, incorrect statement on your part.
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Was there someone at the show who figured it out? Who was it and why didn't they say anything then?
Randwill, you are once again taking statements out of context. When will you learn ? Smile
I'm sure if you contact Jim he will extend something special just for you ... Only ... Nobody knows who you are? You hide in the shadows of the Café and cast aspersians .... pretty brave of you Smile
Come out of hiding and put your money where your mouth is, and I'm sure you will get your chance.
Otherwise, please just remain behind the outhouse Smile
Bottom line ... My statement is 100% accurate!
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