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

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

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 31st, 2010, 12:00 pm

No tangible proof, but you can discuss the potential ramifications.
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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 31st, 2010, 12:20 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Bob Farmer » January 31st, 2010, 1:52 pm

Apparently he didn't inherit any of the magic genes from Vernon.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » January 31st, 2010, 2:02 pm

Jeez, must be a slow day if only two people have comments.
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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 31st, 2010, 2:03 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Diego » February 1st, 2010, 12:15 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby David Alexander » February 1st, 2010, 12:51 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Jon Allen » February 1st, 2010, 4:11 am

Does this now mean David Blaine is related to Ed Marlo?

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

Postby Nathan Muir » February 1st, 2010, 4:47 am

Is this, like, a brain teaser? Or are you calling Angel a bastard?

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

Postby Bob Farmer » February 1st, 2010, 8:01 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 1st, 2010, 8:48 am

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

Bob Hope is dead
therefore...
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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Bob Farmer » February 1st, 2010, 1:25 pm

... Jonathan is going to Hell.

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

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 1st, 2010, 1:33 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 1st, 2010, 2:11 pm

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


Still seems accusatory - as per Muir.

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

Postby Doc » February 1st, 2010, 3:08 pm

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


They are "river kin."

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

Postby David Alexander » February 1st, 2010, 3:39 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Magic Newswire » February 1st, 2010, 4:06 pm

Just curious, but what inspired this post Richard?

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

Postby Terry » February 1st, 2010, 5:39 pm

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


Slow news day?

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

Postby BlueEyed Videot » February 2nd, 2010, 11:31 pm

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 » February 3rd, 2010, 1:27 am

I felt inspired to produce a completely nonsensical post, and some of my friends have posted nonsensically in return.
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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Bob Farmer » February 3rd, 2010, 11:46 am

Which post was nonsense?

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

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 3rd, 2010, 12:17 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 » February 3rd, 2010, 3:58 pm

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

Postby Magic Newswire » February 3rd, 2010, 4:32 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Terry » February 3rd, 2010, 5:08 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Bob Farmer » February 3rd, 2010, 5:32 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 » February 3rd, 2010, 5:50 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby David Alexander » February 3rd, 2010, 6:13 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Magic Newswire » February 3rd, 2010, 7:25 pm

::Bing:: Give that man a giant stuffed panda!

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

Postby Don Hendrix » February 3rd, 2010, 7:59 pm

He would rather have a stuffed Mickey Mouse.

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

Postby Don Hendrix » February 3rd, 2010, 8:00 pm

Sorry, at first I thought you were referring to RK.


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

Postby Jonathan Arturo » February 15th, 2010, 6:23 pm

Do you think that Angel can hang with the acting talents of the Raw stars.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » February 15th, 2010, 7:05 pm

No, and I assume you mean the wrestlers, right?
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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Jonathan Arturo » February 15th, 2010, 8:08 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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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Jonathan Arturo » February 15th, 2010, 8:12 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 » February 15th, 2010, 8:41 pm

How about three degrees - as in space?
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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Steve V » February 17th, 2010, 12:31 am

I'm not sure you could convince me Criss Angel is related to Criss Angel.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » February 17th, 2010, 12:45 am

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




... his mother?
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Re: It Turns Out that Criss Angel is distantly Related to Dai Vernon

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 17th, 2010, 9:01 am

Well there goes the plot twist for season seven.


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