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Old 08-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #451
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To be fair, almost all illusions, once deconstructed, are unimpressive and "nothing special".

Like the "Aristocrats" joke, it's all in the delivery. Dittleman delivers.
Well, usually I'd like to at least be stumped a bit.

This trick? It was pretty obvious that they were trick cases to everyone at least, no?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #452
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This trick? It was pretty obvious that they were trick cases to everyone at least, no?
Not me, not at first.

I knew there had to be a trick because I don't believe in "mind reading", but I couldn't think how it was accomplished.
Once other people pointed out things, I could see where things could have been manipulated.

As far as this "trick" goes, I think Dittleman did a good performance.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #453
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Not me, not at first.

I knew there had to be a trick because I don't believe in "mind reading", but I couldn't think how it was accomplished.
Once other people pointed out things, I could see where things could have been manipulated.

As far as this "trick" goes, I think Dittleman did a good performance.
Same here.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #454
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This trick? It was pretty obvious that they were trick cases to everyone at least, no?
Very obvious to me.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #455
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This trick? It was pretty obvious that they were trick cases to everyone at least, no?
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Very obvious to me.
+1. I immediately noticed him flip the case over while he was walking back to his area (away from the women).
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #456
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Talk about a train wreck. It was like we were back in the audition stage of the competition. Did the AGT folks even watch the YouTube videos before inviting the people on the show. I mean an air guitarist? That was the best they could find? Really? There were a few good acts, but most were awful.

The girl singer and the final dance act will go through. As for the third act, I guess either the parrot or one of the two magicians.


Speaking of which, any idea how the second magician did his trick? Was it some kind of fishing line or something?

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Old 08-14-2012, 10:50 PM   #457
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The last act was very good. But the rest were just ho-hum.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:53 PM   #458
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I love Cast in Bronze. He performs at our local ren faire every year.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #459
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I love Cast in Bronze. He performs at our local ren faire every year.
Tell him to tune his instrument.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:14 AM   #460
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To a musician's ear, a carillon can sound "out of tune."
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:22 AM   #461
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I thought it was a bit cruel to bring "Cast in Bronze" there only to have all three judges slam him. Something Howie said earlier suggested to me that the judges previewed these acts in video and perhaps had some say in who was brought in. If so, they mislead this poor guy into bringing that gigantic carillon. I certainly hope the production company paid for the transportation and labor to set it up. I'm very disappointed if the judges had a say in bringing him in only to attack him.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #462
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Tell him to tune his instrument.
I've heard him live. The sound quality of the broadcast was very poor as compared to hearing it live.

It was almost as if they borrowed the SNL sound techs for this act.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #463
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I listened to part of that Cast in Bronze. It sounded good when there was a backing track, but when they were at parts of the music where it went away or decreased, it just didn't sound impressive as I would have thought it would.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:16 AM   #464
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I listened to part of that Cast in Bronze. It sounded good when there was a backing track, but when they were at parts of the music where it went away or decreased, it just didn't sound impressive as I would have thought it would.
I think it's way better in person. When you're sitting just a few feet away, the sound from the bells is very powerful. And playing the instrument is a heck a workout for the guy.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #465
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I have never seen a comedian of either gender fail as miserably on live TV as that blonde woman. Absolutely terrible. I'm even cringing as I write this post. Just horrible.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #466
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I have never seen a comedian of either gender fail as miserably on live TV as that blonde woman. Absolutely terrible. I'm even cringing as I write this post. Just horrible.
Yeah, especially while doing a bit about bombing. Awkward!
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:02 PM   #467
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Sorry, haven't been following this thread.. but I'm a couple episodes behind, but they seem to be showing episodes out of order or with weird episode #s?? There was 22, then another hour long version of 22 (semi-understandable).. then 17 after that?!?!?
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:14 AM   #468
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I thought it was a bit cruel to bring "Cast in Bronze" there only to have all three judges slam him. Something Howie said earlier suggested to me that the judges previewed these acts in video and perhaps had some say in who was brought in. If so, they mislead this poor guy into bringing that gigantic carillon. I certainly hope the production company paid for the transportation and labor to set it up. I'm very disappointed if the judges had a say in bringing him in only to attack him.
I agree, the judges were awful to the poor guy. Why insult him?

It seems this show has gone on forever!

Kinda unfair for youtube acts to jump to the semifinals or whatever when the other acts had to go through several rounds of cuts.

When they were showing who the judges were bringing back as wild cards, I think I saw "kick me in the testicles guy" was one of Howards choices. That can't be seriously one of his picks can it?

I'd be happy if AGT never had another singer or band.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #469
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When they were showing who the judges were bringing back as wild cards, I think I saw "kick me in the testicles guy" was one of Howards choices. That can't be seriously one of his picks can it?
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I'm afraid that Horse is coming back. From link:

As previously announced, Howard Stern has selected Ben Blaque, Horse, Spencer Horsman, and Todd Oliver and Irving. Sharon has invited back All That!, Bandbaz Brothers, Jake Wesley Rodgers and Lindsey Norton, and Howie has selected Andrew De Leon, Jarrett & Raja, Sebastian El Charro and Cristin Sandu.

I'm glad Sharon's bringing back the cloggers (All That!). While I don't think they'll win, I'll enjoy getting to see them again.


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Old 08-17-2012, 12:43 PM   #470
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this might be a spoiler
- IF I recognized any of their names
- which I do not.

As mentioned previously in this thread...
Take That were the second runner's up in Season One.
I still think it is odd they haven't mentioned that...
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:52 PM   #471
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this might be a spoiler
- IF I recognized any of their names
- which I do not.

Oops. Added spoiler tags..... I hope no one reading that had a better memory for names.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #472
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Oops. Added spoiler tags..... I hope no one reading that had a better memory for names.
MauriAnne!!! - I was kidding -
I mean I guess technically it is but I wasn't being the spoiler police or anything
I'm not sure anyone cares much who is on the wildcard show...
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Yea.. I figured *you* were kidding, but someone else might not be so understanding.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:32 AM   #474
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Not sure why the wildcards are spoilers as they showed a quick clip of each of the judges' picks during the show. Although I can't remember if it was after the end and considered a preview of next week which then is I guess technically a spoiler.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:33 AM   #475
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As mentioned previously in this thread...
Take That were the second runner's up in Season One.
I still think it is odd they haven't mentioned that...
I think you mean All That.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:43 AM   #476
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Did anyone else think the Honey Badger guy looked like someone wearing a bad disguise?
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:19 PM   #477
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:50 PM   #478
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I FFed through all but the performances. How many of the acts last night might come back in?

Don't want any of the singers going on. Definitely don't want Horse moving on.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #479
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I'm not an opera expert, but I know Andrew Deleon is NOT an opera singer.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:52 PM   #480
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Howard seriously needs to shut up. Don't like the two acts, to bad! Considering he thinks Horse has talent, nothing is surprising.
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