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T-RAY
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Watch this until the end..., it's scary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoPGT3zoGHE
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I'm not sure what part is the scariest, what he's doing, the lack of anyone near enough to be of real value when things go bad, or his celebrating at the end.
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Our business attracts so many *********, eh? Half-trained, at best.

The question of the hour is, did he lose face?
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Harley Newman
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That one looks faked. Anybody know anything more about it?
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Definitley fake, but is it a faked recreation of an actual event?

I couldn't understand the name well enough to find any more information. Orrendo?

Well, at least if one of our stunts goes wrong, we know no one here will die in front of an audience of three.
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Horrendo.

It could have been worse. They could have called him Horrendini.
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I thought that the last one was faked also. The reaction shot is timed perfectly. There are only three people reacting. If this had actually happened, the cameraman might have been caught up in the panic, but probably would have kept shooting. The closeup of the candle burning through the rope is also too clean.

So, Stephon, you are suspicious of an audience of three? I am happy for your record of success that makes you think that three people isn't much of an audience. All over the world, acts have died (although perhaps not performers) before audiences as small as that.

Yours,

Paul
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Many many many years ago I self produced my own show for the Philly Fringe Festival. I placed ads in the City Paper, the Fringe handouts, flyers all over the town. One night I had Sideshow Bennie with Lynne in the audience and one table of another couple. I cancelled the show and refunded everyones money. Sucked real bad, but I couldn't do my entire act for 4 people. That night I got seriously drunk and found myself at the tent of the fire troupe "Flam Chen" (wondeful guys, by the way). The Flam Chen guys let me use their tent (and audience) for a sloppy performance.

Oh, and I JUST got the "ini" joke there, Harley!
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The magician getting killed to the best of my knowledge is from Faces of Death IV. I saw this on youtube awhile back and wanted to know more information about it. The best I can find the people who produced the faces of death videos 'admits in the credits that some of these accidents or incidents have been "re-enacted for the sake of entertainment".'

that's all I got for that. The guy burning his face off was another jerk who helps to prevent the use of fire indoors.
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I remember seeing a documentary from England regarding "snuff films" and they spent quite a bit of time on the Faces Of Death series. Some of the creators were interviewed and admitted that the early parts of the series were compiled of news clips from various sources. There were often parts that were edited in for effect. An example being a man who had jumped from a building and hit the pavement. All of the footage of the man on the ledge and the jump was real and the end result footage was created for FOD. They also commented that when they got up to later volumes in the series they just took it further not only filming stuff specifically for the series but also making up complete back stories in order to show some grisly scene. It's quite possible this is an example of the latter.
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Back before the Great White incident, I watched Man Or Astro-Man set the ceiling of a local club on fire with a jury-rigged Jacob's Ladder.

A quick-thinking soundman with a fire extinguisher put it out.

People do stupid things.
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Man or Astro-Man are outstanding, I'm sorry to hear that they had this kind of incident.
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Oh, it's definitely fake, and it wasn't the three-person audience that gave it away. As you pointed out, Paul, all the shots are set up, but most telling is that the head that gets spiked is very clearly a prop. I still can't find if this was a recreation of something that really happened, or just a complete fabrication, tho.

Did the comment about not dying in front of 3 people come across as arrogant? I didn't mean it that way. However, I've gone over my thoughts on the matter several times, and I have to say, yeah, three people isn't much of an audience.

My point was that there is so much talent in this group, and a level of success has been achieved, that the likelihood of such a small crowd seems slight. I think that can be said without arrogance.

Not that I haven't performed for tiny audiences; I did a play a few years ago and one matinee we did the show for an audience of two--the people sent to determine if we were worthy of being nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. We did not get the nomination.
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Dear Stephon,

Not arrogant, no, I was just funnin' ya. But now look what I started. People are going to cut up jackpots over who has had the smallest audience.

Before I weigh in, let me ask something. If you have one person, that is the smallest possible audience, right? If there is no one there at all, there is no audience, right?

I'm just trying to get the rules straight before I go for the gold.

Yours,

Paul
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The smallest audience?

Watch yourself.
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Number of years ago now we worked a Xmas outdoor show at Thorpe Park for 4 Seasons Events. It was so cold and the snow was thick on the ground so Friday`s public was very minimal.
The first performance of the day around 11am,,,found a mother and toddler as my complete audience,,,but thinking that the music would encourage others out of the heated marquees and into the cold to watch us,,,we started up. A few minets into the act I was doing a blindfold sword routine,,,this lasted around three minets,,,so imagine how I felt when I whipped the blindfold and padding off with a theatrical flourish,,,to find that both Mother and toddler had vanished,,,

The show must go on *****ocks !!
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I would love to have seen your face when that bloind fold had come off ..... did pat (was it pat then?) not whisper in a stage whisper - s0d it Ken they have just buggered off we can save the cucumber and have it in our sandwiches for tea" - as teh Yannks all know we have cucumber sandwiches adn tea at 4pm - no matter where we are and what we are doing.

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That is the funniest and stupidest thing I have seen in hours.

The head is fake, It does not move like a berson and the color of the skin is wrong. Terrible.
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