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2013-02-08 08:37:24 AM
Teller's been breaking character in public and talking for quite a while now. He seems like an interesting guy. He's got his own library of books and treatises on magic in his house, which, for a guy who also collects those kinds of books (my collection is much, much smaller), that's pretty cool.
 
2013-02-08 08:38:15 AM
Doesn't he also have face blindness?  Weird thing, that.
 
2013-02-08 08:45:16 AM
 
2013-02-08 08:48:31 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


Thank you.
 
2013-02-08 08:55:08 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


Thanks

/fark iTunes
 
2013-02-08 08:58:09 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


bless you sir
 
2013-02-08 09:00:20 AM
I have enjoyed Teller's commentaries in NPR for years and years. Thanks for the link, subby.
 
2013-02-08 09:01:28 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


Ok actually thank YOU cause itunes is worse than ass herpes.
 
2013-02-08 09:03:28 AM
I love Penn Gillette, and I accept that as a brilliant man he is attracted to the elegant simplicity of hardcore libertarianism and has yet to shake it. I understand that he likely doesn't support Obama and probably doesn't particularly like the guy (given the continued expansion of police powers). I just don't understand, given Penn's dedication to exposing bullshiat and speaking truth, how he can participate in legitimizing Trump any more. Trump gives carnival barkers a bad name. Watching Gillette treat him like a serious individual is just heartbreaking.
 
2013-02-08 09:07:19 AM

salvador.hardin: I love Penn Gillette, and I accept that as a brilliant man he is attracted to the elegant simplicity of hardcore libertarianism and has yet to shake it. I understand that he likely doesn't support Obama and probably doesn't particularly like the guy (given the continued expansion of police powers). I just don't understand, given Penn's dedication to exposing bullshiat and speaking truth, how he can participate in legitimizing Trump any more. Trump gives carnival barkers a bad name. Watching Gillette treat him like a serious individual is just heartbreaking.


He called that entire show bullshiat in a rant.  I thought he was just playing the game when he was on tv.

Here's the link

Some people don't like it, but if like his rants then you'll be able to read this with pleasure.
 
2013-02-08 09:14:10 AM

RexTalionis: . He seems like an interesting guy.


he used to be a Latin teacher
 
2013-02-08 09:15:38 AM
We went to see Penn and Teller in 96 at Bally's in Vegas. After the show they ran to the back of the auditorium to sign autographs and try to sell some swag. I got in line for Teller. I told him how much I enjoyed the show, he thanked me, and signed my ticket. The woman behind me piped up with " You can talk!" Teller looked at me, rolled his eyes, and said "It's a miracle!" I fell down I was laughing so hard.
 
2013-02-08 09:33:35 AM

thecpt: salvador.hardin: I love Penn Gillette, and I accept that as a brilliant man he is attracted to the elegant simplicity of hardcore libertarianism and has yet to shake it. I understand that he likely doesn't support Obama and probably doesn't particularly like the guy (given the continued expansion of police powers). I just don't understand, given Penn's dedication to exposing bullshiat and speaking truth, how he can participate in legitimizing Trump any more. Trump gives carnival barkers a bad name. Watching Gillette treat him like a serious individual is just heartbreaking.

He called that entire show bullshiat in a rant.  I thought he was just playing the game when he was on tv.

Here's the link

Some people don't like it, but if like his rants then you'll be able to read this with pleasure.


Just saw a commercial for the new season and Penn did it again this year. Trump has always been ridiculous and he has become more and more insufferable since he jumped onto the birther thing. His show gives great exposure for mid-tier celebrities like George Takei and Penn Gillette, so I understand why they do it. But this fall his behavior was simply inexcusable and association with him became radioactive. Penn is talking about how obvious and idiotic the show is. What he fails to realize is that there are a good number of people who believe that Trump is a business genius and that he is using business acumen to some sort of end. Not everyone understands that it is just a bunch of BS.

I do think its pretty funny that he was able to write this stuff blasting Trump in November and then go back into production for this new season. I wonder if Trump or his minions were ever aware.

Seeing that commercial just made me grumpy.
 
2013-02-08 09:37:35 AM

beb004: We went to see Penn and Teller in 96 at Bally's in Vegas. After the show they ran to the back of the auditorium to sign autographs and try to sell some swag. I got in line for Teller. I told him how much I enjoyed the show, he thanked me, and signed my ticket. The woman behind me piped up with " You can talk!" Teller looked at me, rolled his eyes, and said "It's a miracle!" I fell down I was laughing so hard.


That's about when I saw them too!  They did the World's Largest Card Trick, which was a deck of four foot high steel playing cards that they shuffled with fork lifts.  It was awesome.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:58 AM

salvador.hardin: I wonder if Trump or his minions were ever aware.


Of course they were. That's good TV, right there.
 
2013-02-08 09:45:35 AM

thecpt: salvador.hardin: I love Penn Gillette, and I accept that as a brilliant man he is attracted to the elegant simplicity of hardcore libertarianism and has yet to shake it. I understand that he likely doesn't support Obama and probably doesn't particularly like the guy (given the continued expansion of police powers). I just don't understand, given Penn's dedication to exposing bullshiat and speaking truth, how he can participate in legitimizing Trump any more. Trump gives carnival barkers a bad name. Watching Gillette treat him like a serious individual is just heartbreaking.

He called that entire show bullshiat in a rant.  I thought he was just playing the game when he was on tv.

Here's the link

Some people don't like it, but if like his rants then you'll be able to read this with pleasure.


Thanks, very funny, especially this line:

"If you've gotten yourself into a situation when Clay Aiken is going to talk about his feelings with you, it's  time to kill yourself. "
 
2013-02-08 09:55:15 AM
Looks like  ThatGuyGreg is Man of the Internets today.
 
2013-02-08 09:56:19 AM
Show people need to STFU about politics.
They are paid to entertain us, nothing more.

/Talent =/= intelligence in all matters of existence.
 
2013-02-08 09:57:14 AM
Wow, it's Reebo and Zooty Unplugged!
 
2013-02-08 09:58:04 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Show people need to STFU about politics.
They are paid to entertain us, nothing more.

/Talent =/= intelligence in all matters of existence.


You are being paid for something unrelated to deciding what other people should and shouldn't say, yet here you are.
 
2013-02-08 10:25:29 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


Thank you.  I will NOT install that bullshiat.
 
2013-02-08 10:36:04 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


My man, thanks.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-08 10:36:13 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


Thank you.  Saw it was on iTunes and wasn't going to listen to it.  Now I can.

+1 internets to you.
 
2013-02-08 10:38:25 AM
[csb]

I saw Penn and Teller a while back. As part of their act Penn explained that Teller could talk and to prove it he was going to come out and sing.

So Teller comes out and, just as he starts singing, Penn fires up a gas chain-saw on stage and does something like ice carving (can't remember exactly). Anyway, Teller goes through his song but you can't hear a thing over the chain-saw. Was pretty funny.

[/csb]
 
2013-02-08 10:42:48 AM
Saw them at the last "The Amazing Meeting". Teller is brilliant and Penn is really, really loud.
 
2013-02-08 10:45:15 AM
Penn posted an interview with George Takei a few months ago. They spent about 10 seconds on Star trek  7 of which call Shatner an asshole. It's an incredible interview about growing up Japanese American in WWII.
The pain in George Takei  voice when he talks about something hurtful he said to his father & he was going to apologize tomorrow, then he'd do it the next day, then the next time he'd see him,  then I was too late....
 
2013-02-08 11:35:09 AM

borg: Penn posted an interview with George Takei a few months ago. They spent about 10 seconds on Star trek  7 of which call Shatner an asshole. It's an incredible interview about growing up Japanese American in WWII.
The pain in George Takei  voice when he talks about something hurtful he said to his father & he was going to apologize tomorrow, then he'd do it the next day, then the next time he'd see him,  then I was too late....


I've been listening to Penn's Sunday School since day one and George Takei's interview was by far the best one he has done! I found a whole new respect for the man (and I had respect for him before) it was incredible, and not only the WWII stories but when he talked about his mom and her late stages of her life, could have brought anyone to tears!
 
2013-02-08 11:48:29 AM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


even if you linked to a virus i wouldve downloaded it over iTunes.

Internet High Fives for not only saving us the numerous begging for such a service but replacing them with major post props for doing it.

Another +1 for you, good sir.
 
2013-02-08 11:59:24 AM
I caught their show at the Rio last year (my fourth show, my fourth autographed 3 of clubs). Absolutely delightful--I can't recommend it enough. Talked with Teller after the show a bit about the paper he coauthored in Nature.
 
2013-02-08 12:28:11 PM
Penn Gillette is WRONG in a lot of his opinions---not surprising he only barely finished high school, and is an ugly fat-fark just like your mom
 
2013-02-08 12:37:08 PM
Penn Gillette is an interesting listen.

I don't agree with everything he says. It is news to the Obama kids that you don't have to agree with everything someone says.
 
2013-02-08 12:53:06 PM

gbv23: Penn Gillette is WRONG in a lot of his opinions---not surprising he only barely finished high school, and is an ugly fat-fark just like your mom


Chris Angel like typing detected.
 
2013-02-08 12:56:45 PM
Theyre both massive douches
 
2013-02-08 01:09:18 PM

gbv23: Penn Gillette is WRONG in a lot of his opinions---not surprising he only barely finished high school, and is an ugly fat-fark just like your mom


0/10. Bored the fark out of me.
 
2013-02-08 01:12:12 PM
CSB:

Met Teller backstage after their show at the Rio, asked him to say "STFU" like Penn did on their Showtime show.

He had only one request: What my name was. And added it to the line.

He said it so deadpan Penn (who was behind me) laughed his ass off, then tapped my shoulder and SCREAMED IT in my face. Penn is one creepy mofo when he unhooks the ponytail and gets in your face, btw.
 
2013-02-08 01:21:14 PM

barneyfifesbullet: I don't agree with everything he says. It is news to the Obama kids that you don't have to agree with everything someone says.


Strongly political people don't get that concept. Ironically, your use of the term "Obama kids" suggests you are strongly political.

/unless you really were referring to his daughters
 
2013-02-08 01:27:43 PM
Thanks, subby. Friggin awesome. 
/Would get a kick out of hanging out with those two wacky guys. They always entertain.
 
2013-02-08 01:40:10 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes


MANY thanks!

/ not installing iTunes.
 
2013-02-08 02:05:49 PM
Met them both in 96', fun show. The first time I ever got to hear Teller speak was when I was on stage for an "Audience Participation" bit (bullet catch trick).

His words - "HI there, stand right on this mark.... don't move".
 
2013-02-08 02:06:12 PM
I don't much care for Macbeth, but I would pay the admission to see the production Teller describes.
 
2013-02-08 02:13:38 PM
I like Penn, but I can't take too much of the Sunday School podcast.

When he has nothing to talk about (which is often), he'll go ON and ON and ON about, say, cotton candy, and tell the most boring tangent-infused stories to illustrate a minor point, all broken up by sometimes 2.5 minute ads for stamps.com or whatever. The Gilbert Gottfried episodes are the worst; they're like wacky radio morning shows ... just an avalanche of bad puns, thin jokes, and persistent forced laughter.

PSS could be a better podcast; he just needs to get some guests that are more interesting than Michael Goudeaux. The Billy West episodes were pretty good, but  I was glued to my earbuds during the Takei interview, and I'm really interested in seeing one of Teller's Shakespeare productions.
 
2013-02-08 04:03:06 PM

gbv23: Penn Gillette is WRONG in a lot of his opinions---not surprising he only barely finished high school, and is an ugly fat-fark just like your mom


I wondered how long till the knee jerk kook brigade showed up to let off some steam
 
2013-02-08 04:05:58 PM
Penn is pretty quick on telling Teller what he has to explain to the listener.  I get a kick out of that, as it's a manifestation of his empathy and intelligence, in that even though he know's much of the story he is analyzing what he hears with the listener in the front of his mind.  Kind of explains why Penn was the "frontman" of the duo as well.
 
2013-02-08 04:09:38 PM

gbv23: Penn Gillette is WRONG in a lot of his opinions---not surprising he only barely finished high school, and is an ugly fat-fark just like your mom


You're not so sure of the meaning of those words are you?
 
2013-02-08 04:56:08 PM
I was amused by the video of the interview on Sunday...  They'd show Penn and Michael, but the camera was never on Teller.
 
2013-02-08 06:40:19 PM

derpy: ThatGuyGreg: Direct MP3 link for people that don't use iTunes

Thank you.  I will NOT install that bullshiat.


Penn and Teller are awesome. I got a picture with Penn, and he could not have been nicer. I wish he were a little less doctrinaire about his politics, and not as cuddly with Glenn Beck.

And just out of curiosity, why the loathing for iTunes?
 
2013-02-08 08:27:48 PM
I grew tired of over-sized goof Penn years ago. He has too much of the big blowhard know it all going for him and it turns me off. Never understood the diminutive mute man-boy sidekick thing either. Penn is as large as a garbage truck (and just as obnoxiously loud) so using a 'tiny person' to assist would have been an obvious sight gag. Teller IMHO is wasted in the act. From what I've read he was a school teacher in his past and is an educated and well read gentleman. He must have incredible grace and patience to put up with the jolly green giant for all these years.
 
2013-02-08 08:57:11 PM
Finished it and, yeah, that was a good podcast.  But it wasn't as good as one of Rosie's frozen dinners.

/he sure was lucky
 
2013-02-08 09:30:27 PM

KrispyKritter: I grew tired of over-sized goof Penn years ago. He has too much of the big blowhard know it all going for him and it turns me off. Never understood the diminutive mute man-boy sidekick thing either. Penn is as large as a garbage truck (and just as obnoxiously loud) so using a 'tiny person' to assist would have been an obvious sight gag. Teller IMHO is wasted in the act. From what I've read he was a school teacher in his past and is an educated and well read gentleman. He must have incredible grace and patience to put up with the jolly green giant for all these years.


Teller isn't tiny he's 6'0 he looks small standing next to Penn but so does everyone.  Also Teller was doing the silent act long before he met Jillette.
 
2013-02-08 10:13:47 PM
Phoenix_M:
Teller isn't tiny he's 6'0 he looks small standing next to Penn but so does everyone.  Also Teller was doing the silent act long before he met Jillette.

He's 5'9" according to Google, and I've met him in person and I was taller than he is (I'm 5' 11").  Teller does have giant hands though for his size.

Over on the Kickstarter page for the Amazing Randi documentary has a video where they talk about how they go together for the first time (It was Randi's idea).
 
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