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funny_gecko
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Okay... who here likes David Blaine? Everyone seems to dislike him for whatever reasons.. I like him a lot.. He is very very funny.... uses simple methods and hits hard... almost like all of his tricks can be done with little or no preperation.
Also his shows are older...
anyone else like him or have something to say?
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I actualy like him. But then I also like Criss Angel as well.

I have found that you DON'T have to dislike one in order to like the other. You CAN actualy like both of them!
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Oh yha I love them both... but a l;ot of people seem to hate D.B.
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Oh by the way, they are replaying the 1st episode of Criss Angel's, MindFreak, on A&E tonight (Tuesday) at 10 pm EST.
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Blaine is cool..
"Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the face" Mike Tyson
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I like Blaine. I live Criss Angel. I like all magicians-whether they do stage or street-Im a fan of the art.
Creator of "Re-Attached" an easy piece by piece Torn and Restored card routine.

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I like David Blaine alot. I think he is very talented and innovative, and has understood how to bring magic to tv. The most I like about him is that he's a laymen's magician, not a magicians's magician. Which means that everything he does is for the general public, as well as Criss Angel, (In my opinion that's how it should be). Unfortunally many magicians don't like them for the same reason. I find that there's a lot of jelousy in the magic world, which include magicians that have lost the point of magic. Magic is to amaze the spectator not to show other magicians that you have great skill in doing false transfers or whatever.

Will
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I couldn't have said it any better myself..... bravo *clap* *clap* *calp* Smile Smile
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I personally don't like Blaine. I like Criss Angel though. I just cant stand Blaines presentation on his effects and he comes across overly dramatic. that's just my opinion. I am not jealous of the man though. I think it is a good thing that he has brought magic back to television.
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More dramatic than painted face goth boy?
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Blaine was okay till he started doing stunts, and rambling on about his insipid ideas for these stunts, rather than magic. I mean he sounds like a stoner, and that whatever comes out of that mouth of his is somehow interesting or profound.
Wish he'd get back to doing magic.

A.
Sack subs, ok Ross?
We miss you asper.
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Yha I woukld lik to see criss angel do more magic too.
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Magic Shmagic, When is American Idol on?
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AAAAAAAKKKK.
Nevermind, where I'm at now it's Canadian Idol, ick!


A.
Sack subs, ok Ross?
We miss you asper.
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I like David Blaine, because he made something out of nothing. that's the only thing why I like him. He is better than Criss Angel.
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Anybody can buy at the local magic shop all the Blaine tricks.
Raising Card Deck, Folding Coin, Raven, Invisible deck, Two Card Monte Effect,Etc.
I think these tricks are ok to do them in a magic show, but if you want some respect in the magic community, come out with something more original or at least high skilled professional routines.
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Although the last post is correct, the tricks are nothing without presentation. that's something that blaine is very good at along with Chriss Angel.
I would guess as well, that blaine proberly doesn't need the respect from the commmunity, as they are not the ones paying him. He is performing magic for the public and TV, and I am sure his routines will devlop as time goes by. The latest david blaine show I saw, had new illusions in it , I havn't seen him perform before.
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The reason I watch is to see something original. As we all know magic is 99.9% presentation, not magic. These "actors" are entertaining and this is their shtick.
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Unfortunately, boboshempy, not everyone in magic knows that, or they wouldn't be trying to dissect every single magician who gets on TV and "figure them out". It's refreshing to see some people here giving credit to those who are helping the popularity of what we do instead of tearing our fellow magicians apart. There are several running threads in this forum chock full of negative statements about both Angel and Blaine. I'm all for CONSTRUCTIVE critisism, but most of what I read anymore are just cheapshots and uneducated guesses to methodology.

I don't think I could pull off either Blaine or Angel's character. They are both unique in their own way. I'm in my 5th year of paying my bills with magic and I'm still trying to find my character.

I like David Blaine, not so much for his style and approach to magic, but because he has indirectly helped me to be able to make money doing something I love. I think the only reason the "magic community" is so hard on him is because he had the balls to perform the stuff we all know on a television special and he was the one to think of it. No matter how justified the "constructive" criticism is portrayed, it still smells of sour grapes to me.
"It's all in your head...."



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