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Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby MaxNY » February 11th, 2003, 11:42 am

Steven the Dell computer dude, best known for his line "Dude, your getting a Dell" (real name Ben Curtis), was busted for allegedly buying marijuana on the Lower East Side on Sunday night. Ben, was in a Tuxedo jacket, as the NYPD's operation drug Condor program busted the ex-Tannen's summer camper. Being in a Tuxedo you might be asking, "Was he perhaps resorting back to doing gigs since the Dell company recently decided not to back any more of the "Dude" campaigns.."No, probably not. He was also in Kilt, beige kneesocks, and white sneakers.
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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Dustin Stinett » February 11th, 2003, 11:52 am

Are you sure it wasn't the fashion police who arrested him?

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Bill Mullins » February 11th, 2003, 1:30 pm

See:
http://www.foxnewschannel.com/story/0,2 ... 10,00.html

or

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2& ... ll_dude_dc

Ben is a former member of the Chattanooga, TN IBM ring.

Sure, it's easy to make fun of him. But really, do we as a society want to put people in jail for this? How many of your friends in magic have some exposure on this front? How many of us on the Genii forum?

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby MaxNY » February 11th, 2003, 6:46 pm

Dude, can't you order that on-line? Factor or Fiction: MaxNY went to the University of Texas with the Dell brothers...and stayed on the same dorm floor, for a semster??? Could the burnt, sweeeeet talking magician with blonde hair be based on some past admiration? Dude I was getting all the sweeeet, back when they were locked up repairing computers in their dorm. Now, I can't even figure out how to start a new paragraph on this board...and they're getting all the sweeeet.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 11th, 2003, 7:25 pm

Originally posted by bill mullins:
....But really, do we as a society want to put people in jail for this?....
I know what you mean. I wear kilts all the time.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Pete Biro » February 12th, 2003, 11:14 am

What a dumb %&^* blowing a career with Dell... :eek:
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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Bill Mullins » February 12th, 2003, 1:06 pm

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
What a dumb %&^* blowing a career with Dell... :eek:
His career with Dell has been over for some time. Since they started the insipid "interns" series, "Steven" has only showed up in a cameo at the tail end of one spot.

What's unfortunate for him is that he wasn't able to translate the exposure into something bigger. But it's not the first time. Where are Herb (from Burger King), Spuds McKenzie, the Swedish Bikini Team, any of a dozen other people who had their 15 minutes and then faded away?

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 12th, 2003, 1:13 pm

I know what you mean. I wear kilts all the time.

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Geoff

First it was Steve V. and Dustin in thongs...now this. This board is going to the dog pound ;)

Mike

PS: Geoff, the halter top will clash with the kilt and don't forget to feed the hampsters

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby MaxNY » February 12th, 2003, 5:35 pm

I heard a rumor,(or did the rumor mill get killed off?) that he was hired during part of the SAG boycott...and "jumped" lines for the Steve job. I don't know if he just didn't turn it into something else, or if he was blacklisted. You know, this might be all part of a "Shake the Steve Image" plot. Getting busted just might help his career. And everyone knows any publicity is good publicity...get busted wearing a kilt! That'll get ya on page six of a NY paper!

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 12th, 2003, 9:13 pm

Originally posted by Mike Gallo:
I know what you mean. I wear kilts all the time.

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Geoff

First it was Steve V. and Dustin in thongs...now this. This board is going to the dog pound ;)
Make fun of my Scottish heritage again and we'll take your cylinder away, Eyetalian.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Dave Egleston » February 12th, 2003, 9:37 pm

How many of your friends in magic have some exposure on this front? How many of us on the Genii forum?
It's always deadly to even start a conversation about things like this - With "Steve", it's not a question of how much harm can an illegal controlled substance do by ingesting it - The question is: Why, when you're riding a wave of popularity, that could possibly set you up for years to come, would you buy an illegal controlled substance, #1 and #2 why would you buy it from someone you don't know???

Just Friggin' stupid!!!

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Brian Marks » February 12th, 2003, 10:26 pm

There are plenty of places to buy pot at NYU without going on the street. The first thing I leared at NYU was not to buy pot on the streets. It a core curriculum class, buying drugs.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby MaxNY » February 13th, 2003, 4:54 am

Dave, I think his wave of popularity was over. I thought of him as the butt of many Late Night TV jokes. The guy probably made about a million doing six or seven days of work, and he can't land a roll because of the typecast difficulties. It's a tough situation, one that only a select few have experienced. I see him as the next Sean Penn, (Spiccolli). Somebody must have coached him into getting busted. Start the next typecast as a bad-boy, the surfer dude (computer-surfer dude) is dead.
---Maybe magic needs a surfer-dude. I can see that type of guy doing comedy magic, it hasn't been done yet...
---Brian, I'm sure this wasn't NYU pot, he has probably acquired the taste for Hollywood pot...That stuff probably ran out, so he had to hit the streets.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 13th, 2003, 8:43 am

Magic has Lorenzo Clark for its current "surfer-dude" magician. Don't think there is much call for another one...

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Pete Biro » February 13th, 2003, 10:35 am

Whit - congrats on post 100! :)
Stay tooned.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 13th, 2003, 1:02 pm

What do I win?

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Pete Biro » February 13th, 2003, 2:06 pm

A trip to Kramien's Jamboree in Portland! :D
Stay tooned.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 13th, 2003, 4:28 pm

Originally posted by Pete Biro:
A trip to Kramien's Jamboree in Portland! :D
Darn! I was hoping to win that.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 13th, 2003, 4:32 pm

Cool. Just what I needed. See you there.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 13th, 2003, 6:45 pm

Whit - Looking forward to seeing you in Gatlinburg next month! --Asrah

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Guest » February 14th, 2003, 1:44 pm

I'm looking forward to that, too.

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Re: Steve;Ex-Dell dude, ex-magician busted..

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » February 14th, 2003, 10:26 pm

This one's played out. If anyone has a viable spin-off topic, please feel free to start the appropriate thread. Meanwhile, thanks for the knockabout confab.

Onward...


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