It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/31/10 01:00 PM

No tangible proof, but you can discuss the potential ramifications.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 01/31/10 01:20 PM

Was this found via RNA testing or are folks going with the idea that being a member of the IBM implies actual brotherhood?

All known life seems to fit somewhere on this tree: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tree_ ... e_size.svg
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Postby Bob Farmer » 01/31/10 02:52 PM

Apparently he didn't inherit any of the magic genes from Vernon.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 01/31/10 03:02 PM

Jeez, must be a slow day if only two people have comments.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 01/31/10 03:03 PM

Bob Farmer wrote:Apparently he didn't inherit any of the magic genes from Vernon.


Been a while since we heard a reference to Chris' mother... but cringe.
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Postby Diego » 02/01/10 01:15 AM

Is this the result of some actual family history(s) research, or am I missing the joke?

Researchers have connected Elvis and Oprah, Houdini and Herrmann,
Who knows?
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Postby David Alexander » 02/01/10 01:51 AM

"It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon"

If we'd have known that sooner Criss could have been an organ donor and Vernon would have been around longer.
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Postby Jon Allen » 02/01/10 05:11 AM

Does this now mean David Blaine is related to Ed Marlo?
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Postby Nathan Muir » 02/01/10 05:47 AM

Is this, like, a brain teaser? Or are you calling Angel a bastard?
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Postby Bob Farmer » 02/01/10 09:01 AM

Follow me here -- obviously Ricky Jay is related to Jay Sankey who in turn is related to Joshua Jay. Also note the connection between David Alexander and DAVID Regal.

A coincidence? Mere moronic speculation? I don't think so -- these are CONNECTIONS that MEAN SOMETHING. And I KNOW because:

God is hope.
Hope is Bob.
God is Bob Hope.

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 02/01/10 09:48 AM

and ....
wait for it....

Bob Hope is dead
therefore...
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Postby Bob Farmer » 02/01/10 02:25 PM

... Jonathan is going to Hell.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 02/01/10 02:33 PM

imho the fish symbol on the hat is a winner :)

Wonder what would happen if Chris Ware became a Bobista?
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 02/01/10 03:11 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:No tangible proof, but you can discuss the potential ramifications.


Still seems accusatory - as per Muir.
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Postby Doc » 02/01/10 04:08 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:No tangible proof, but you can discuss the potential ramifications.


They are "river kin."
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Postby David Alexander » 02/01/10 04:39 PM

If you look at the picture of Bob Dobbs at the Church of the SubGenius and imagine him without the pipe and with glasses you have Steve Colbert of the Colbert Report.

Really scary...
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Postby Magic Newswire » 02/01/10 05:06 PM

Just curious, but what inspired this post Richard?
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Postby Terry » 02/01/10 06:39 PM

Magic Newswire wrote:Just curious, but what inspired this post Richard?


Slow news day?
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Postby BlueEyed Videot » 02/03/10 12:31 AM

Circa 1980, the first personal computer to feature 1 megabyte of on-board RAM, the Atari 1040ST, had 4 key characters in its ROM that when printed in the correct order, displayed a picture of Bob Dobbs!

Strange but true.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/03/10 02:27 AM

I felt inspired to produce a completely nonsensical post, and some of my friends have posted nonsensically in return.
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Postby Bob Farmer » 02/03/10 12:46 PM

Which post was nonsense?
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 02/03/10 01:17 PM

Richard Hart wrote:Circa 1980, the first personal computer to feature 1 megabyte of on-board RAM, the Atari 1040ST, had 4 key characters in its ROM that when printed in the correct order, displayed a picture of Bob Dobbs!

Strange but true.


Behold the face of Bob: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ST_BA ... _Dobbs.gif
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Postby mai-ling » 02/03/10 04:58 PM

is today nonsensical post day?
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Postby Magic Newswire » 02/03/10 05:32 PM

I've just thought of a nonsensical game that we can play. Just replace the words "Criss Angel" and "Mindfreak" in News Headline's with "Dai Vernon" & "Professor"and see how it reads.

For Example:

March 8, 2010: Dai Vernon
Raw will bring extra magic and quite possibly blow your mind only three weeks before WrestleMania as the Professor himself, Dai Vernon, hosts Raw from Portland, Ore.

Dai Vernon is more than your average illusionist. In addition to his hit show "Professor", Vernon has teamed with Cirque du Soleil to take magic to a new, introspective and psychological level with Believe in Las Vegas.

What kind of illusions with "Dai Vernon" create on Raw? You will have to see to believe March 8!


Please Note :: The sentence "What kind of illusions with "Dai Vernon" create on Raw? You will have to see to believe March 8! is not a typo on my part, it is just as written on the WWE website here: http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/special/al ... guesthosts
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Postby Terry » 02/03/10 06:08 PM

March 8, 2010: Criss Angel
WWE Raw will bring extra magic and quite possibly blow your mind only three weeks before WrestleMania as the mindfreak himself, Criss Angel, hosts Raw from Portland, Ore.

Looks like March 8th might be the night to catch the Believe show. . .
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Postby Bob Farmer » 02/03/10 06:32 PM

Dodd you're a sick man -- this is a great idea that can be used for all kinds of things.
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Postby Magic Newswire » 02/03/10 06:50 PM

Bob Farmer wrote:Dodd you're a sick man -- this is a great idea that can be used for all kinds of things.


;-)


I do have to admit to have been inspired by an old George Carlin routine, but fun nonetheless.
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Postby David Alexander » 02/03/10 07:13 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:I felt inspired to produce a completely nonsensical post, and some of my friends have posted nonsensically in return.


What, you mean you actually spent time composing a nonsensical post because this place doesn't have a sufficient supply delivered on a daily basis?
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Postby Magic Newswire » 02/03/10 08:25 PM

::Bing:: Give that man a giant stuffed panda!
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Postby Don Hendrix » 02/03/10 08:59 PM

He would rather have a stuffed Mickey Mouse.
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Postby Don Hendrix » 02/03/10 09:00 PM

Sorry, at first I thought you were referring to RK.
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Postby Jonathan Arturo » 02/15/10 07:23 PM

Do you think that Angel can hang with the acting talents of the Raw stars.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/15/10 08:05 PM

No, and I assume you mean the wrestlers, right?
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Postby Jonathan Arturo » 02/15/10 09:08 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:No, and I assume you mean the wrestlers, right?


That is correct, I know his acting skills are on par with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Macho Man, etc. He should fit right in!
But then again that might be insulting the acting careers of some of the wrestlers.
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Postby Jonathan Arturo » 02/15/10 09:12 PM

Perhaps Kevin Bacon can give up the tile to his famous game and call it the 6 degrees of Criss Angel
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 02/15/10 09:41 PM

How about three degrees - as in space?
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Postby Steve V » 02/17/10 01:31 AM

I'm not sure you could convince me Criss Angel is related to Criss Angel.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 02/17/10 01:45 AM

Ah ... but is Criss Angel related to ...




... his mother?
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 02/17/10 10:01 AM

Well there goes the plot twist for season seven.
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