Criss Angel- Minddouche

Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by VinceHung, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. VinceHung

    VinceHung 100+ Posts

    So I'm in Boston for business working to prepare for a deposition. I've got the tube on and the Mindfreak show w/ Criss Angel is on. What an asshat.

    The whole show is this guy rolling around looking like the most awesomely bad eurotrash I see in Las Vegas casinos. The best part? For like 10 minutes they show him working out! The reason "I hafta be at my top physical conditioning to do this barrell drop trick. Ova' fourteen peoples have lost theya lives, so i hafta be totally ripped."

  2. Ramius

    Ramius 250+ Posts

    He might be a douche but hell if I can't figure our how he does most of his stunts and tricks.

    Some of them really do freak your mind.

  3. VinceHung

    VinceHung 100+ Posts

    Funny you mention his magic. I've heard it's just basic camera tricks.
  4. GatorDave

    GatorDave 500+ Posts

    Yeah, some of the stuff he does is pretty cool and tough to explain. But the larger majority of it, as in the "bigger, dangerous" escape stuff, could be easily faked. Oh, you just broke through 5 bolted doors on the top floor of a 10-story building which also happened to be imploding on itself? ********. You were just standing out back and had the makeup crew pour ash on you and then you emerged with a douche-erific "YYYEEEEAAAHHH!" after the building was down.

    But the things he does up close where there are no camera cut-aways or people planted in the audience can be interesting.
  5. Knoxville-Horn

    Knoxville-Horn 1,000+ Posts

    That's what I've always wondered. How much was fake and how much was "real". For example, I know the dude can't levitate between buildings or make elephants disappear from car parking lots. Is it really just camera related? Does he stop the camera, move the elephant and then just play the video as if nothing happened? If so, that's pretty lame. Hell, I could do that....
  6. YoLaDu

    YoLaDu Guest

  7. kmac30

    kmac30 500+ Posts

    i've seen one show. he was walking on water at lake havasue (sp?) the planted ppl were absolute retards and terrible actors. no clue how he did it, but i lost all interest in caring while watching
  8. HornGrad'01

    HornGrad'01 250+ Posts

    Its a fairly dissemintated fact (ont he interwebs) that his "random" audience members are actually plants. I've seen a number of his tricks with said persons broken down. Some were "oh yeah, of course" moments for me.
  9. Gadfly

    Gadfly 250+ Posts

    The best part is the plants (and audience) who are horrible actors. Sometimes when douchery reaches epic proportion, it becomes entertaining.

    And I'll agree with GatorDave for the 2nd time today. The escape from the building was a riot and the most obvious hoax I'd ever seen. The worried family had me lol. He even looked different in the taped inside the building "live" footage.

    Chris: "Oh man. I can't get this first lock!!! I'm just going to kick out this window."
    [Chris bravely kicks; hollywood safety glass shatters]

    "CHRIS!!! CHRISS!!! OH MY GOD!!!"
    [camera pans over at last minute in perfect time for:]
    Chris: "YEEEEEEAAAAARGGGG!!!!!!"
    [follow Chris Angel's WWF victory walk]
  10. scottsins

    scottsins 1,000+ Posts

    i saw him put his hand through a guy once. was that real?
  11. HornGrad'01

    HornGrad'01 250+ Posts

  12. Gadfly

    Gadfly 250+ Posts

    He also has a trick where he puts guys things in him too. You can only get that video from his private collection.
  13. GatorDave

    GatorDave 500+ Posts

  14. if you put a gun to my head and asked me which was most strange: magicians, clowns or aggies?
  15. TenDeadF1ngerz

    TenDeadF1ngerz 100+ Posts

    Methinks anyone who proclaims for no apparent reason that they are in Boston preparing for a deposition is probably a douche.

  16. beaVo

    beaVo 500+ Posts


    it's one of those words that sounds really funny after sayin it over & over.

    and magic sucks. especially if it's on t.v.
  17. Texas0407

    Texas0407 500+ Posts

    Prepare yourself for a mind explosion!
  18. TheGallopinGoose

    TheGallopinGoose 2,500+ Posts

  19. Steel Shank

    Steel Shank 1,000+ Posts

    Steel Shank likes to enjoy a cold beer and a sandwich when he watches his show. He doesn't give a **** about the show, he just likes a cold beer and a sandwich.
  20. Bubba Don

    Bubba Don 250+ Posts

    Every magician since the beginning of time has been a con artist. That's what they do. I can't believe there is anyone around that doesn't know its just abunch of illusion BS.

    Hook em
  21. GatorDave

    GatorDave 500+ Posts

  22. Knoxville-Horn

    Knoxville-Horn 1,000+ Posts

    What GatorDave said. I know he wasn't actually levitating or moving elephants with a wand. I was interested in the difference between an actual illusion and a scam. If the elephant scene was nothing more than him moving the elephant (while the camera was stopped) and then having "surprised" actors pretend like the elephant actually disappeared --- then that is rather weak.
  23. VinceHung

    VinceHung 100+ Posts

  24. Horns_House

    Horns_House 100+ Posts

  25. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico 1,000+ Posts

  26. general35

    general35 5,000+ Posts

    i always wanted to know how he likes dealing with all those evil forces....
  27. hornpharmd

    hornpharmd 5,000+ Posts

    I guess I"m a douche for watching his show sometimes.

    Freaks me out.
  28. Big Time

    Big Time < 25 Posts


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