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(NCBuy)   David Copperfield will shrink himself to size of Mini-Me on Leno. Claudia Schiffer thought he already had   ( divider line
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2003-06-30 03:58:23 PM  
He will actually try this trick on the "Today Show" (AM show), not Leno's "Tonight Show". Whoever submitted must of been thinking of Couric.

/die kitten
2003-06-30 04:12:38 PM  
oooo, a look-a-like double. He IS getting inventive. Did he roam America looking for a whore midget that looks just like him?
2003-06-30 05:36:09 PM  
this deserves thhe [dumbass] tag....
2003-06-30 06:31:56 PM  
I wonder what crappy new wave song he'll do this "illusion" to...
2003-06-30 11:03:22 PM  
Two NCBUY links in a row.
Q U A L I T Y ! ! ! ! ! !

/tired of weak submissions
2003-07-01 12:53:09 AM  
David Copperfield is a bad gay joke.
2003-07-01 12:53:13 AM  
Best. Headline. Ever.
2003-07-01 12:54:42 AM  
Then again, isn't Mini-me nicknamed tripod?
2003-07-01 12:54:42 AM  
His last tour was pretty cool. He took a polaroid of me, then disappeered, then appeared on a TV screen in a "live broadcast" from hawaii. He ran into the ocean to show it was "real", then pulled the picture of me out of his pocket and the camera zoomed in on me in the pic. Any ideas how he did that? Anyone? Bueller?
2003-07-01 12:56:21 AM  

Body double. Scanner. Printer. Gullible people with too much money.
2003-07-01 12:59:32 AM  
Hasn't anyone sat down on a Saturday night and watched those cheesy "How the Magician Farks you Up the Arse" shows on Fox?
2003-07-01 01:04:41 AM  

/pinky to mouth
2003-07-01 01:06:34 AM  
Penn and Teller give away how it's done in 3... 2... 1...
2003-07-01 01:08:50 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

Rick Moranis unavailable for comment
2003-07-01 01:11:23 AM  
if the setup was *carefully* done in advance, it wouldn't be too hard to render a new photo into a video spot... especially since the close up need not be rendered and could be done on the fly for real.
2003-07-01 01:14:49 AM  

Merry DISSMAS, Dave
2003-07-01 01:16:13 AM  
Don't tell me, there's a plasma screen involved. That looks like some magic curtain he steps behind. I bet 'ya you won't see him walk out into the audience and do it.
The Statue of Liberty Trick (move the proscenium)
2003-07-01 01:20:33 AM  
Prop magic is bullshiat, the real magicians are the ones who use slight of hand, not million dollar special effects tricks.
2003-07-01 01:20:52 AM  
David Copperfield will shrink himself to size of Mini-Me on Leno. Claudia Schiffer thought he already had

2003-07-01 01:21:10 AM  
Oh shoot! You mean it's a TRICK?
2003-07-01 01:23:44 AM  
If everything goes successfully, he's expected to shrink Jay Leno into Little Jay Leno too.
2003-07-01 01:26:04 AM  
Best trick he ever pulled was going out with Claudia Schiffer. No clue how he did it. Must have been magic.
2003-07-01 01:27:37 AM  
When he changes himself back to normal he may want to leave huis nose small.
2003-07-01 01:30:44 AM  
Ach, they'll just scale up everything on the set, with Richard Kiel doubling for Leno. Mind you, his ego's probably already detumesced since Claudia gave him the elbow.
2003-07-01 01:35:15 AM  
I'm sure Claudia wants just the opposite.
2003-07-01 01:45:09 AM  
my girlfriend dragged me to see him... she was picked out of the ticket line and taken backstage... one of his stage hand flunkies prepped her by telling her David Coppafeel would pick her out of the audience and ask her to name a geometrical shape and for her to name a triangle. i told her she should say something like a rhombus to throw him off, but she went along with it. then gay boy magically makes a triangle shape appear in some foil. whoop dee doo.

he's also well known for having paid off audiences that surround his tricks to make them look real.
2003-07-01 01:47:14 AM  
Copperfield is a fake and a cheapskate. A friend built one of his warehouses in Vegas, he had to sue Copperfield to get his money. Even his name is stolen.
2003-07-01 01:50:54 AM  
*cough* HACK *cough*
2003-07-01 02:07:05 AM  
Fark It

Well, that's not quite a lot of information. The broadcast didn't necessarily have to be live. It's not that hard to digitally insert an image like a photograph on the spur of the moment.
2003-07-01 02:18:48 AM  

amen. close up magic rules
2003-07-01 02:20:49 AM  
Young_Fart i once saw penn & teller do the "cups and balls" trick with clear plastic cups, and the trick still farking blew me away
2003-07-01 02:22:13 AM  
He stole my watch. Bastard.
2003-07-01 02:27:44 AM  
la dee dah.
2003-07-01 02:38:30 AM  
3rd_world_menace; I wonder if he tried the old 'cupping balls' trick with Claudia? I guess she wasn't so impressed...
2003-07-01 02:46:41 AM  
Rooting Claudia...It's not a trick but it's farking magic
2003-07-01 02:47:14 AM  
The article says "The TODAY Show". Jay Leno does not host the TODAY show.
2003-07-01 02:48:10 AM  
In a related story, David Blaine has vowed to grow to Godzilla size and run rampant across New Jersey.
2003-07-01 03:08:11 AM  
The headline is a joke about how small his penis is
2003-07-01 03:08:58 AM  
Oh, shiat! NOW I get it!
2003-07-01 03:22:11 AM  
As amusing as dick jokes are it's rather hard this morning to waste time at work with these lame stories...

rather hard this morning did you see what I did there?
2003-07-01 03:47:23 AM  
I wonder if he tried the old 'cupping balls' trick with Claudia? I guess she wasn't so impressed...

I always have this image of him reaching down between her legs, saying "ta-daaaaa" and pulling out a rabbit.
2003-07-01 04:36:29 AM  

Curses, you beat me to it. All I could think when I read that headline was "oh snap!"
2003-07-01 04:41:05 AM  
the trick with the polaroid of the audience member in hawaii... um... rendering things on the fly and all that is fine but... wouldn't the simplest thing just be to have the audience member be a plant?

i think you guys are thinking a lil too hi tech about this
2003-07-01 04:49:07 AM  
I saw Claudia Schiffer in person one time. She is knock-down gorgeous. I mean, I always thought she was good looking and all, but she is even more beautiful close up.
2003-07-01 04:49:32 AM  
I think you're all overthinking this. All Copperfield had to do was have lots of videos of himself running down the beach with photos of everyone in the state, and just pop the right one on when he'd made his selection.

Otherwise, I agree with albtraum. A plant sounds likely. How many people carry photos of themselves around anyway?
2003-07-01 04:58:19 AM  
I think that the person that is asking how David Copperfield had a polaroid of him would have known if he was a planted audience member.. unless he is a drunk and blacks out a lot.
2003-07-01 05:01:53 AM  
EvilN8:- Good point. I should have read the original post.

It's possible, that when he booked tickets, giving address and telephone number, Copperfield rang up and got someone he lives with to supply the photo. Then he would have known the seat number and had a copy of the photo.
2003-07-01 05:06:37 AM  
hmmm... then they just have a mock-up hawaiian "beach" backstage

i just don't think any of david copperfield's tricks involve rendering or anything. he does the sh*t live all over the world. unfortunately.
2003-07-01 05:10:54 AM  

no offense but i'm starting to wonder if you know what a polaroid is
2003-07-01 05:18:04 AM  
oh well, somtimes headlines never get a response :(
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