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Topic: Is this act for real or a comedic spoof?
Message: Posted by: MrGreggy (Nov 1, 2009 06:58PM)
Here is a video I came across recently. I think it's for real, but I want to check if anybody knows this guy and give us the scoop on what's going on here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d00pTfhD4Vw

Is this a spoof? (I hope it is)
Message: Posted by: Bill Ligon (Nov 1, 2009 08:47PM)
Unfortunately, I think the guy is serious.
Message: Posted by: Pizpor (Nov 2, 2009 11:43AM)
Here's another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf_XTU78Bho
Message: Posted by: Dr. Delusion (Nov 2, 2009 11:58AM)
Wow !!
I sure hope that those guys are not really serious..
Both of them are terrible. After watching the first guy I had to go drink about a half a bottle of Pepto Bismal...
I'm not sure if I should thank you guys for sharing those or not...
Bob.
Message: Posted by: Rockabilly (Nov 2, 2009 12:22PM)
Oh Boy...
Message: Posted by: Bill Ligon (Nov 2, 2009 02:45PM)
OMG!
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Nov 2, 2009 04:56PM)
Anybody know how to book these guys? I mean BOOK, like in ARREST.
Message: Posted by: Mac_Stone (Nov 2, 2009 09:08PM)
Something tells me that the people posting on Marti Brills videos are Marti Brill himself. There's a whole thread on him I started somewhere on the Café.
Message: Posted by: MrGreggy (Nov 2, 2009 11:44PM)
I just watched that [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssSkru8PicM&feature=channel]Marti Brill video[/url] from AGT, in which he edited it to look like Hasselhoff was praising him. In fact, it was Drew Thomas that Hasselhoff was praising.

That seems like a pretty slimy thing to do, and may border on illegal. I'm sure the show's producers and legal department wouldn't look favorably on it.
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Nov 3, 2009 08:44AM)
Ha, if he's going to cheat you'd have thought he'd have edited out the bored looking judges and dismissive audience. (Did he put in a cheering soundtrack over he top of it too? The sound didn't match the reaction)
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 3, 2009 12:09PM)
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On 2009-11-01 19:58, MrGreggy wrote:
Here is a video I came across recently. I think it's for real, but I want to check if anybody knows this guy and give us the scoop on what's going on here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d00pTfhD4Vw

Is this a spoof? (I hope it is)
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He certainly believes he is a good rock magician.
Message: Posted by: Bill Ligon (Nov 3, 2009 12:23PM)
I am now embarrassed to admit that I lived in Miami for 30 years! Mr. Brill is about the most arrogant fool I have ever seen. That is utterly ho-hum magic!
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 3, 2009 12:33PM)
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On 2009-11-03 13:09, JamesTong wrote:
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On 2009-11-01 19:58, MrGreggy wrote:
Here is a video I came across recently. I think it's for real, but I want to check if anybody knows this guy and give us the scoop on what's going on here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d00pTfhD4Vw

Is this a spoof? (I hope it is)
[/quote]

He certainly believes he is a good rock magician.
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And from his looks he also believes he is FISM material :lol:
Message: Posted by: Pizpor (Nov 3, 2009 05:14PM)
FISM?! He looks like he thinks he's Chippendale material. Maybe he could be a new guy in the Village People. Are there holes in his pants by his but*?
Message: Posted by: MrGreggy (Nov 3, 2009 09:12PM)
Yes Pizpor, Devlin's greatest assets are quite overexposed. Unfortunately, I was unable to avert my eyes in time, and as a result I spent the next 20 minutes rinsing my eyes out with a strong solution of bleach and vinegar.

His costume is not for the weak of heart.
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 4, 2009 07:40AM)
He should also sign up for the most *** wig contest.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Nov 4, 2009 10:31AM)
He insisted on fireproof flash paper.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Nov 6, 2009 03:42PM)
Yo, Greg - it's good practise to name your sources for these things ;) WMF ahem.
Message: Posted by: MrGreggy (Nov 7, 2009 12:46AM)
Rupert, I'm not sure what you mean by "name your sources", and I don't know what "WMF ahem" means either. I feel so dumb.
Message: Posted by: MrGreggy (Nov 7, 2009 12:58AM)
I think I figured out what WMF means. Are you referring to WeeklyMagicFailure.blogspot.com? After reading your post, I started looking around and found that site. And there's Devlin!

Now that explains the "name your sources" comment also. I did not learn about Devlin from that web site, I think it was posted on somebody's facebook page. I don't remember exactly.

I am enjoying that blog however, what a hoot!
Message: Posted by: MrGreggy (Nov 12, 2009 01:06PM)
Maybe you youngsters can help me figure this out. I left a couple of comments on the YouTube page for [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d00pTfhD4Vw]Devlin's video[/url]. A reply says: "lol @ greg mcmahan and his fake job getting owned by this guy". I know "lol" means "laugh out loud", but what does "fake job" and "getting owned" mean?

I feel so old and un-hip.
Message: Posted by: derrick (Nov 12, 2009 01:43PM)
I think this is Andy Kaufman style comedy made on purpose to enrage any serious magician that comes across it. The more he can stir the pot, the bigger laugh he gets. He obviously had somebody working the camera. Who could or would film this without telling him how awful it is.
Message: Posted by: BCaldwell (Nov 12, 2009 10:11PM)
Even if I gouge my eyes out these images will remain burned in my brain forever!!!
Message: Posted by: JamesTong (Nov 14, 2009 03:14PM)
:lol:
Message: Posted by: markmiller (Nov 14, 2009 04:44PM)
The rock guy must be a parody, the other guy just doesn't know any better.
Message: Posted by: Maloney (Nov 14, 2009 11:57PM)
Getting owned means this guy is better then you, and beats you in pretty much every way. Fake job is exactly that, the person is dissing your career choice.

Your way better Greg. I have you "Kid's Think It's Funny" book and I love it.
Message: Posted by: Bill Ligon (Nov 15, 2009 10:29AM)
It sounds like a huge case of sour grapes to me. The guy who wrote that is obviously inferior, knows he is inferior, and has an inferiority complex to boot. He also has a big nastiness infection.
Message: Posted by: MrGreggy (Nov 15, 2009 08:49PM)
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On 2009-11-15 00:57, Maloney wrote:
Getting owned means this guy is better then you, and beats you in pretty much every way. Fake job is exactly that, the person is dissing your career choice.

Your way better Greg. I have you "Kid's Think It's Funny" book and I love it.
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Thanks Maloney, I appreciate your translation and kind reassurances.
Message: Posted by: todsky (Nov 15, 2009 09:09PM)
Devlin has merged professional wrestling and magic, and the result is... Kaufmanesque...
Message: Posted by: Bill Ligon (Nov 15, 2009 09:28PM)
Or Kafkaesque?
Message: Posted by: Maloney (Nov 16, 2009 02:03PM)
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On 2009-11-15 21:49, MrGreggy wrote:
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On 2009-11-15 00:57, Maloney wrote:
Getting owned means this guy is better then you, and beats you in pretty much every way. Fake job is exactly that, the person is dissing your career choice.

Your way better Greg. I have you "Kid's Think It's Funny" book and I love it.
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Thanks Maloney, I appreciate your translation and kind reassurances.
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No problem, Greg.
Message: Posted by: Futureal (Nov 21, 2009 06:25AM)
Devlin's clip is a parody.

Marti Brill is 100% serious. He thinks he's good. He used to participate on some of the other forums a decade ago, he was incapable of following advice or suggestions on how to improve. I think there's something wrong with him mentally.
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Dec 26, 2009 07:40AM)
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On 2009-11-21 07:25, Futureal wrote:
Devlin's clip is a parody.
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Do you know Devlin personally? Hilarious video even though it may be a farce.