NEWS TO ME :: KRISTEN JOHNSON

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Postby Magic Newswire » 02/02/09 02:32 PM

Kristen was featured on the CNN Headline News show "News to Me" this weekend discussing her recent close call doing the Visible Water Torture Escape. WATCH NOW
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/02/09 03:08 PM

Do I have to? Will they put me on TV if I can't hold my breath underwater for less than a minute?
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Postby Joe Pecore » 02/02/09 03:17 PM

I think this is a different one that what you are thinking of Richard. It's not the one from the Live Reality Competition show "The Next Uri Gellar."

This is the one where the girl actually passes out for a bit.
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Postby Magic Newswire » 02/02/09 03:33 PM

Sorry... Joe's correct... This is Kristen of Ridgeway & Johnson (LivingIllusions.com) She's done her "Visible Water Torture Escape" over 600 times and it was on the last Masters of Illusion.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/02/09 04:27 PM

As Emily Litella would say, "Never mind."
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Postby David Vamer » 02/02/09 06:20 PM

I've seen Kristen perform the stunt in Las Veags. She went 3 1/2 minutes that day. It's a truly exciting performance and to dismiss it so cavalierly does it a great disservice.
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Postby houdini's ghost » 02/02/09 07:03 PM

Rich did what a lot of us did: confused (initially) the girl who was pulled out after about 20 seconds with Kristen who ran into trouble around the 3 1/2 minute mark.
Kristen Johnson is one hell of an escape artist and performer.
Anyway, the confusion disappears in a hurry when one reviews the two videos.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/02/09 11:31 PM

I just watched the video on CNN ... not to take away from the woman, who is doing something obviously dangerous, but it seems so much more impressive to see those photos of Houdini upside down in the Water Torture Cell with his ankles locked in place.
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Postby David Vamer » 02/04/09 02:18 PM

I agree, there. I'd much rather watch Marlo do a pass, for example, but I have to content myself with what there is, today.
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Postby Doc Dixon » 02/04/09 02:54 PM

Richard, you think YOU'RE confused??! I originally thought this post was about the actress from Third Rock From The Sun -- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005060/

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