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    sm21mc

    [1]May 31, 2006
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    Take your pick.

    ***Mine's David <3

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    Rudy246

    [2]May 31, 2006
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    David Blaine is a FAKE. His levitation that he does for people is edited for T.V.

    He does the Balducci levitation (which any 2 year old with a brain stem could pull off effectively) and records people's reactions to it. He then has the scene of him actually levitating edited so it looks like he goes up a lot higher than he actually does.

    Criss is the better magician, at least he actually levitates as high as we see him on T.V., unlike Mr. Blaine.

    -Rudy

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    kingnothing0010

    [3]May 31, 2006
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    Having watched them both I much prefer Criss.
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    darrel_ashley

    [4]Jun 3, 2006
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    MINDFREAK!!!!!Criss Angel
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    magic_man96

    [5]Jun 4, 2006
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    CRISS ANGEL COULD KICK DAVID BLAINE'S SORRY BUTT, BUT DROWNED ALIVE WAS COOL.

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    drewshack

    [6]Jun 4, 2006
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    magic_man96 wrote:

    CRISS ANGEL COULD KICK DAVID BLAINE'S SORRY BUTT, BUT DROWNED ALIVE WAS COOL.



    Yes, but Blaine neither succeeded in his attempt to break the record, nor drowned alive. I thought that special was quite disappointing.
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    vallianister

    [7]Jun 16, 2006
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    i'd have to go with criss angel - but both are pretty sick. like it's david blaine - http://www.gofish.com/searchVideo.gfp?searchFor=videos&keyword=david+blaine vs. criss angel - http://www.gofish.com/searchVideo.gfp?searchFor=videos&keyword=criss+angel - and i couldnt do either of those
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    SMGslayer97

    [8]Jun 28, 2006
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    Criss Angel, always. David's stuff is pretty lame. I mean the underwater thing that he did on tv a little while ago was....I don't even know. It was just lame. Some of his stuff looks beyond fake, too. I mean someone mentioned his levetation and htey are so very right. Fake, fake, fake. Not to mention Criss does stuff that is beyond amazing.
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    Manhattan212

    [9]Jul 9, 2006
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    David Blain just becuase I saw him live in the giant bubble
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    SMGslayer97

    [10]Jul 19, 2006
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    But how is living in giant bubble that cool? I mean okay, I guess it's something but Criss has done some way more interesting and unexplainable things. Exclude some of the stuff that people say could be "staged for tv". His levitations alone make him the far more superior illusionist.

    There's one that stands out for me, too. He went into a lamp store during the second season, I can't remember which episode, and did this thing witha light bulb. He floated it, moved it, and lit it up in front of this random employee at the store. It was insane!
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    kurtc0bain001

    [11]Aug 2, 2006
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    Criss Angel by far...he goes out into the street and performs illusions for people to see, he is not always on some stage that could be rigged or whatever. Everytime he is on Freemont Street, it is pretty obvious that he could not do that stuff with any extra help because then people would see it and be like "Wow dude, you suck" and it would totally blow his reputation. He is amazing!!
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    BabyKitten199

    [12]Aug 3, 2006
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    Criss Angel is the best by far!!!!  David Blaine is a chump compared to Criss Angel.  Lance Burton is nothing compared to Criss Angel.  It's ALL about Criss Angel!!!  He's the most amazing magician EVER!!!!
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    sm21mc

    [13]Aug 4, 2006
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    I can't believe I liked Blaine more when I put up this topic.  Now, I would rather retract that message and say that I LOVE CRISS ANGEL <3

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    phelan_charmed

    [14]Aug 11, 2006
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    U kiddin me? Criss Angel ALL THE WAY....
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    Asterisk09

    [15]Aug 16, 2006
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    i go for Criss anyday
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    lmkl

    [16]Aug 17, 2006
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    Criss Angel!!!!!!   

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    ksizzle11

    [17]Aug 20, 2006
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    David Blaine cause he basically invented street magic and is AMAZING

    he's not only a magician but an endurance artist too

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    MattJamesR

    [18]Aug 23, 2006
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    Ok, let the actuall magician (me) break it down for you all...

    Criss
    Pros...
    -Crazy stuntman
    -Does other magic then just cards
    -Knows more famous magicians

    Cons...
    -Uses stooges (or paid actors) as his spectators
    -Uses video editing
    -Uses to many stunts instead of actual magic

    David
    Pros...
    -Great cardman
    -Invented (or made it even more famous) street magic
    -Focuses more on magic then stunts (even though he does them from time to time)
    -Has a more mysterious output to him
    -Displays and performs new magic products before Criss can

    Cons...
    -Video editing (but that was for the levitation only) Even though he did the balducci.
    -Lacks presentational skill and patter (words)
    -Hasn't done a magic special in a few years (focusing more on stunts)

    Overall, I'd go with David Blaine...Easy.
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    guywiththeeye

    [19]Aug 23, 2006
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    MattJamesR wrote:
    Ok, let the actuall magician (me) break it down for you all...

    Criss
    Pros...
    -Crazy stuntman
    -Does other magic then just cards
    -Knows more famous magicians

    Cons...
    -Uses stooges (or paid actors) as his spectators
    -Uses video editing
    -Uses to many stunts instead of actual magic

    David
    Pros...
    -Great cardman
    -Invented (or made it even more famous) street magic
    -Focuses more on magic then stunts (even though he does them from time to time)
    -Has a more mysterious output to him
    -Displays and performs new magic products before Criss can

    Cons...
    -Video editing (but that was for the levitation only) Even though he did the balducci.
    -Lacks presentational skill and patter (words)
    -Hasn't done a magic special in a few years (focusing more on stunts)

    Overall, I'd go with David Blaine...Easy.


    first, how do you know Criss uses actors? The video editing thing, well of course theres editing he only gets 20 minutes, but most of his tricks involve others so I don't see how he uses editing to hide his secerts.
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    MattJamesR

    [20]Aug 28, 2006
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    Trust me, I've been doing magic for 3 years. I know whats "real" and whats "fake"
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