Copperfield Impresses Today’s Youth

 

 

While we are proud of our University of Florida roots, we are also aware of how harsh our former school paper can be on virtually all of the performing arts.

 

The Independent Florida Alligator is the daily paper for the university and has a proud history of resisting attempts to control its content.  There are several reported decisions in Florida case law upholding the paper’s right to publish as it sees fit.  It is funded by advertising and non-state monies and has been accepted as the cynical, too cool for school paper for the near 40,000 students in Gainesville.

 

We were surprised, then, when it gave raves to David Copperfield’s two shows at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.   The critic noted Mr. Copperfield’s choice in music was clich?, and his ability to tell a joke was non-existent. 

 

But, the critic noted, “the man can teleport a duck. And that is something.”

 

In the lingo of today’s youth, we think the following is a compliment:

 

“Sure, some of it was hokey, but around the fluff of too-long lead-ins and corny Copperfield fishing for cheap laughs, his performance produced what all good magic shows should: some damn-crazy tricks.

 

David Blaine, for example, freezing himself on national television loses all magnitude through the lens of a video camera. But, I must say, when Copperfield shrinks himself to nothing but feet and a head four rows away, I couldn?t help being impressed.”

 

You can read the whole article here. 

 

We’re guessing Mr. Copperfield must view this as high praise. 

 

 

While we are proud of our University of Florida roots, we are also aware of how harsh our former school paper can be on virtually all of the performing arts.

 

The Independent Florida Alligator is the daily paper for the university and has a proud history of resisting attempts to control its content.  There are several reported decisions in Florida case law upholding the paper’s right to publish as it sees fit.  It is funded by advertising and non-state monies and has been accepted as the cynical, too cool for school paper for the near 40,000 students in Gainesville.

 

We were surprised, then, when it gave raves to David Copperfield’s two shows at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.   The critic noted Mr. Copperfield’s choice in music was clich?, and his ability to tell a joke was non-existent. 

 

But, the critic noted, “the man can teleport a duck. And that is something.”

 

In the lingo of today’s youth, we think the following is a compliment:

 

“Sure, some of it was hokey, but around the fluff of too-long lead-ins and corny Copperfield fishing for cheap laughs, his performance produced what all good magic shows should: some damn-crazy tricks.

 

David Blaine, for example, freezing himself on national television loses all magnitude through the lens of a video camera. But, I must say, when Copperfield shrinks himself to nothing but feet and a head four rows away, I couldn?t help being impressed.”

 

You can read the whole article here. 

 

We’re guessing Mr. Copperfield must view this as high praise. 

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