Yes I do understand Criss Angle does uses Stooges, Camera Tricks, and and all that. Really who cares? Ask your self, Why did you start magic... the answer will probably always be "To entertain" some one said "some1 should make it clear he uses stooges, people worship him without knwoing he is a fraud" What I have to say about that is... Good hes doing it perfect
If I were to go down the street to California Magic and Novelty Co. and and say to Gerry Griffin, "Wow that sucked you only did a Ghost Count" You missed the point Evan. Gerry can shock the life out of you even if you know what sleights he's doing. If I watch him do an Elmsely Count, I know it's an Elmsely Count, but I still don't see what's coming. THAT is magic. When your audience knows that it isn't real and yet, is still entertained.
If the general populous knew that Angel used stooges and camera tricks, would they still be amazed by him? No. He'd just be a dufus with a bad hair cut.
Thats the same as saying "Wow that sucked he had a stooge" Its still entertaining to the people who don't know and even to the people who do.What people "Who know it's a stooge" are entertained? That defeats the entire purpose. If you are doing magic you should be displaying something that others can't do. If it is known that all you need is a 'Yes-man', then nothing he's doing is special anymore.
Then I saw some other boards saying "Grrrr I hate Hecklers Rarrr I would never be a heckler" And guess what, they are, Not the same thing at all. A heckler scoffs at you when you are doing well, because he wants attention or just to bother you. I hate hecklers, and what the 'Angel haters' are doing isn't heckling. Angel has become an icon, and alot of people are getting ripped off because of his garbage (most of them magicians and new kids just entering the field). If you saw a con-man doing the 3 shell game and taking people's money on the street, wouldn't you stop and tell the people it's a scam? Not to do so is irresponsible.
so lay off of Criss and watch his magic if you dont like it then be quiet and change the channel.----Cigam When Criss does some magic, I'll lay off of him. He's tried on a few occasions, but his poorly practiced moves are painfully obvious. I'm sorry, but I can't congradulate him for being THAT lousy (at best, I could encourage him to do better).
Lol O'ya Cigam_Eno is Magic_OneAnd dbaker_creator is rotaerc_rekabd, or is that the other way around? Oh well.