Thecooltonto, actually you are right, it is
dumb, lol. Well Bicycle12's comment inspired me to an idea that was supposed to be fun for all of us... and also in a more serious way, to see if we could all have a little fun together even though we have completely contrary opinions about something.
I don't mind, we can drop it if you want to, and if everybody else agrees.
Well I told you in my first post on this topic that I wouldn't take part in the upcoming discussion, because I don't want to take part in one of those arguments anymore that only end up with people offending each other for their opinions.
But ok, I will reply to one thing you pointed out, the disclaimers. I can only give you my personal thoughts on this. For me and many others, the "Do you believe in ghosts? I don't!" ending was an ingenious, delicate disclaimer in the Mindfreak style. And for those who didn't get it... We all know that Criss has a huge ego, and I guess that he expects that people would do a research if they seriously want to know what his intentions are, if he claims any supernatural powers and so on. All they have to do is to search for interviews with him on youtube, and to listen what he says. Or, even better, buy his book. There he clarifies the "supernatural powers" issue very detailed, and more than once. I just think he wants people to seriously deal with him as a person if they want answers, they don't get all those answers if they only watch Mindfreak. And to find a disclaimer, it really takes very little research to find one.
You mentioned the Blaine parody... I absolutely enjoyed it, it was highly entertaining and funny to me!
I laughed very hard about his imitation of the Balducci levitation, and the reason is that I found that one stupid the moment I saw it for the very first time. And no, I wasn't even already a Criss Angel fan at that time. I watched it because so many people were writing about it on the internet, so I got curious. And when I saw it (the original unedited version)
I thought "Umm... that's what everybody is talking about?!" I didn't get it, I found it lame. That's no offence to Blaine, I like other tricks that he performed but he simply doesn't entertain me. Back on topic, Criss showed that he can take what he dishes out, he even featured "The real Chris Angel" in his Fantasy
episode. I have no problem with those things in general, for example I enjoyed the Mad TV parody about Criss as well. I don't take these things that seriously. I didn't lose respect for Sankey because of his parody, even though I didn't like that one.
I don't understand all that hate, and why people spend a lot of time stating how much they hate somebody and constantly repeating all of the points on their list- not only when it comes to people hating Criss Angel, but in general. I simply don't get it. I can understand some of their arguments, but not that inner need to convince others who disagree. There are people out there I don't like as well, but I just ignore them as much as possible.
That's all I have to say for that matter, I respect your opinions but I have my own- bottom line, agree to disagree.
Actually, Uri didn't know the answer, he just tried to play silly psychological games with him to get clues to try to guess it. Criss stopped him because he didn't want to risk Uri studying his reactions and than the situation to look like Uri had those "powers". But why do I even write all that, just watch the video and make your own conclusion.