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Old 06-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #241
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Wow. I don't know what to think of this.

http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/07/timoth...o-afghanistan/
It might have been NBC who pulled together the photographs for the montage.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #242
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It might have been NBC who pulled together the photographs for the montage.
Apparently another story is claiming his ex-wife said he doesn't even stutter. And then another asked him to provide proof and that if injured by the enemy he'd have a purple heart. I dunno. That's just more sad that I can even imagine if he made that all up.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #243
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He also lied at some military event about being awarded the purple heart and bronze star.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #244
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What an amazing db!

I mean, I can almost, almost understand some guy at a bar drunk and exaggerating about his military service (not medals or injuries, but just service, etc.,) but to go on a nationally televised show, where your injury and service record are obviously going to be front n center since it's part of the story, it baffles me that the guy can be so stupid to think he could get away with it.

Unless he knew he would get caught but wanted to be infamous?
Crazy story all around.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #245
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Wow. I don't know what to think of this.

http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/07/timoth...o-afghanistan/
hee hee hee.... Sergeant Bone....
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #246
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It might have been NBC who pulled together the photographs for the montage.
The AGT producers say that they got the picture from the contestant.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:06 PM   #247
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The AGT producers say that they got the picture from the contestant.
Who apparently pulled the photo off a Government website. I'm curious to see how AGT handles this on the show. Will they talk about it or bury it? I say they talk about it...
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:17 PM   #248
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They will either bury it and we'll never hear about the guy again on AGT (which is what I think will happen) or they will do a production of the revealing/confession of the lie and the producers ceremoneously booting him like they did with that guy on Idol.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #249
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I think they have to decide if they want to go for ratings with it, or if they feel it's better not to give the DB the publicity he craves... There's also the DB's lawyers who may have issue with the story being sensationalized. You're probably right... They may just bury it... I guess we'll see.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #250
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Either way, it's a win for AGT. It makes headlines and people hear about the story and probably say, "What's AGT?" then watch to see how it might play out. Win for them.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:41 PM   #251
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They will either bury it and we'll never hear about the guy again on AGT (which is what I think will happen) or they will do a production of the revealing/confession of the lie and the producers ceremoneously booting him like they did with that guy on Idol.
Idol didn't have much choice, since the contestant was expected to be competing that night. With AGT, they can just never mention him again. They've done it before with contestants who were sent to Vegas; a few seasons ago, the magicians The Pendragons appeared, and were put through to Vegas, but that was the last time they were mentioned.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #252
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did anyone else notice how disgusting the bottoms of her feet were?
You do realize they can't mop the stage between EVERY act, right?
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:52 PM   #253
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Stutter guy:

sounded just like ed norton, jr in "Primal Fear"
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:45 PM   #254
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http://www.starpulse.com/news/SheKno...s_to_save_his_

Apparently he was in the National Guard and was in Afghanistan, but only for a month, after which he left because of an ear infection and refused to go back when that cleared up. Also he was injured, but it was during basic training, not combat and it wasn't a brain injury.

Despite the evidence, he's still claiming he's telling the truth. He says he accidentally sent AGT someone else's photo. His girlfriend is backing him up.

As of now, he's still in the contest. AGT hasn't kicked him out. I can't see how they can keep him in as there's no way he'll go through.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #255
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Yeah, I liked the sand artist too.
Reminded me a bit of Denny Dent's use of music and art.
I had never seen that done with sand before. Very cool.
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I thought I had remembered seing something similiar with the sand from a previous season....but it was cool and it was patriotic which is always a crowd pleaser
Good grief, you guys have short memories. There have been at least 2 threads linking to different sand drawing videos post hereon TCF. The best one I have seen was the Russian History show. Shorter bits like they had on the audition show isn't that great because there was only 3 scenes. When they go on for 8-12 minutes and have dozens of scenes, it's cool to see that one bit they drew 12 scenes and 4 minutes ago is still around.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #256
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Same here. Not exactly original, but then again, what is? I wonder if they will have people in blackout suits using lights in front of a darkened background again this year?
Well. that didn't take long... although I think this season is the weakest implementation I've seen yet. I personally thought Team Illuminate had the best act in this genre.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:01 PM   #257
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Well. that didn't take long... although I think this season is the weakest implementation I've seen yet. I personally thought Team Illuminate had the best act in this genre.
I wonder what the ratings are. As of next week they are cutting it down to one hour a week.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:21 PM   #258
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For what it's worth, I remember seeing Penn and Teller live about 20 years ago when part of their show was revealing some of the older illusions, and I recall that they mentioned that in tricks involving blindfolds, it's practically impossible for you to be rendered completely unable to see out the bottom.

Having now recalled that, I'm more inclined to think the trick is simply that he could see the drawings as he held the papers by his stomach, although I think the earpiece approach is also plausible.
The other option is that the stooge in the audience could have had a tapping or buzzing device in his shoe or on his leg where the person was transmitting the message to him in Morse code. Or I might have just watched that movie Casino too much.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #259
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If there were a stooge in the audience, surely those around him would have noticed he was speaking and, most likely, what he was saying.
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The "mind reader" cannot have an unacknowledged accomplice because that person would be entitled to half the prize and have to be identified to the viewers/voters.
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The "mind reader" cannot have an unacknowledged accomplice because that person would be entitled to half the prize and have to be identified to the viewers/voters.
What makes you think that?
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:42 PM   #262
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What makes you think that?
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:30 AM   #263
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The "mind reader" cannot have an unacknowledged accomplice because that person would be entitled to half the prize and have to be identified to the viewers/voters.
Unless said accomplice signs a waiver up front releasing himself from acknowledgement.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:19 AM   #264
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I just watched it again and I'm almost certain he's looking out from under the tape now. There's a fairly good gap (thank you freeze frame) by his nose that looked large enough to see through to me.

Also, if you watch it in slow-motion you can see where he pulls the mask away from his eyes when he is energetically wrapping his head in the duct tape. The sticky of the tape appears to grab the rest and then he pulls sharply outward away from his eyes when he does the wrap.
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Even if he could see out the bottom of the tape, I'm not sure when he actually had a chance to look at the papers. They were given to him face down and he never flipped them over before putting them up over his head.
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Even if he could see out the bottom of the tape, I'm not sure when he actually had a chance to look at the papers. They were given to him face down and he never flipped them over before putting them up over his head.
Go back a few pages. He used thin paper and a thick marker, so the drawings easily bled through.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:24 PM   #267
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That second Tampa show (6/12) was horrible. No great acts, horrible ending.
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That second Tampa show (6/12) was horrible. No great acts, horrible ending.
The pop and lock brothers or whatever is their name was a great act and they did not get enough air time in my opinion. Lindsey wasn't horrible either and I am calling it now, Big Barry to win it all!
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:21 AM   #269
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I am calling it now, Big Barry to win it all!
Yeah, Howard was nuts over him!
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #270
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this is my first season watching (because of Howard) I don't think I've seen an act that could keep me entertained longer than 5 minutes. What kind of acts normally win this competition?
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