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Penn and Teller: BS!
« on: March 15, 2007, 05:38:40 PM »
Someone here's gotta be a Bullshit fan other than just me.  Who's going to be watching season 5 when it premiers on March 22?


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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 06:34:24 PM »
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I've always been a fan of Penn & Teller, and finally got a chance to meet them and see their show in Vegas last year!

As a little kid, i had a magic set that i used to play with all the time. But, i think because of that, i eventually became more interested in how magicians actually pulled off their tricks, rather than being wowed by the tricks themselves. So Penn & Teller really appealed to me because they almost always exposed how they were fooling everyone during their shows.

Bullshit! is really a great show for them because they continue their "crusade" to expose frauds and tricksters. And i almost always agree with their views and how they approach any topic. Although, as a film student i also recognize the bullshit they pull on their own show... editing munipulation, citing only selective facts, very unscientific field tests and less than reputable interview subjects. But it's still a great show and carries a great punch!

I'm always looking forward to a new season!

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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 07:50:38 PM »
I just wait for the DVDs. 

I've always been a fan of Penn & Teller, and finally got a chance to meet them and see their show in Vegas last year!

I really enjoy the fact that right after the last trick they go to the front of the theater and sign autographs for every single person.

 

My laserdisc for the film. They both stopped signing to talk to me about for like 5 minutes.
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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 08:39:24 PM »
I got the first disc from the first season from Netflix. While I enjoyed the premise, watching a bunch of episodes at one time got grating. Penn can get obnoxious pretty quickly.


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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007, 04:59:33 AM »
I've only caught a few episodes of Bullshit, and while I do like it, I'm wondering how many more targets they can attack. 


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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2007, 05:11:20 AM »
I've been a huge fan of theirs, and I will admit they've influenced my political views and caused me to think a bit more outside the box when it came to identifying with a political party or looking at important issues. I grew up in a conservative household, moved to LA and got some good ol' liberalism thrust upon me, and now that i've finally settled into my own point of view on stuff (hey, it *should* take awhile), i probably could best be described as a libertarian, though not to the letter.

I could go on about that for awhile, but yeah. Penn & Teller kick ass.


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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2007, 05:43:47 AM »
Indeed they do, except for being closed on my trip to vegas.


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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2007, 06:07:30 AM »
I've only caught a few episodes of Bullshit, and while I do like it, I'm wondering how many more targets they can attack. 

Somehow, I don't think casting your lot with there being a preponderance of bullshit out there is exactly backing a losing horse. I mean, they ARE about to start Season Five...
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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2007, 06:08:49 AM »
I just wait for the DVDs. 

I've always been a fan of Penn & Teller, and finally got a chance to meet them and see their show in Vegas last year!

I really enjoy the fact that right after the last trick they go to the front of the theater and sign autographs for every single person.

 

My laserdisc for the film. They both stopped signing to talk to me about for like 5 minutes.

I've got that laserdisc. I need to get off my bum and capture that sucker on my computer so's I can make a DVD.
"All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.
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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2007, 07:42:26 AM »
It is in my stack to do the same! 
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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2007, 07:59:44 AM »
Yeah, I've got a bunch of stuff like that I need to get cracking on.
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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2007, 08:33:22 AM »
Love the P&T, have since the 80's.  Saw them twice live, both shows BLEW ME AWAY!!!!  I have all of the video they ever did on VHS, including the movie, and "...Tricks to play on friends..." etc.

Haven't seen any BS yet, because I don't have showtime, but the DVD boxsets are in my sights.

Yes, to the poster that talked about their political views, etc.  I am the same way, card-carrying Libertarian since I was 19 so I think both parties and both extremes are just insane.  Plus, even though I espouse a religious view that they Penn would mock me mercilessly for, my feet are firmly planted in the "Science First" box, as are theirs.  Penn is a member of CSICOP, after all, they HATE my religion, but I admire them, go figure!

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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2007, 08:37:42 AM »
Somehow, I don't think casting your lot with there being a preponderance of bullshit out there is exactly backing a losing horse. I mean, they ARE about to start Season Five...

I agree that there is a lot of bullshit out there, but I was just thinking in terms of the series and whether they can keep it fresh.  I hope they can, because other than being entertaining, it's also informative.


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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2007, 08:49:04 AM »
Somehow, I don't think casting your lot with there being a preponderance of bullshit out there is exactly backing a losing horse. I mean, they ARE about to start Season Five...

I agree that there is a lot of bullshit out there, but I was just thinking in terms of the series and whether they can keep it fresh.  I hope they can, because other than being entertaining, it's also informative.

In the third season, there were a few episodes that seemed to be reaching a bit in terms of topics, but they've cruised right out of that and have been going strong ever since.
"All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.
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Re: Penn and Teller: BS!
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2007, 08:59:42 AM »
only seen about 3 episodes of the last season, but they could revist old topics, maybe hook up with james randi and go after someone big like Sylvia Browne or something.