Penn & Teller
Las Vegas, NV
Meet Penn Jillette
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I really like to believe that he has the right mix of carnival skills, humor, talent, tact and leadership skills to take him all the way to the end.
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Posted Mar 5, 2012 @ 2:32 PM
I wonder if he's just being funny or actually did that. (Either way, typically clever).
Penn did an interview recently (can't remember where) in which he said whenever he said or did something he did not want aired, he would break out into "Hey Jude" knowing the producers would never spring for the song rights and that scene would end up on the cutting room floor. Pretty ingenious way of getting a positive edit.
Unlike Trump (whose obviously never seen their act), Penn has surely studied this show and applied his intelligent mind to coming up with a game plan well in advance. I forgot how much of his skillset involves psychology and ability to read people.
I have seen Penn & Teller several times and one of the aspects of his "magic" is his ability to read people's body movements and to implant subliminal suggestions to that person in order to get them to behave the way he needs them to in order for the trick to work. I have no doubt he is using those same techniques to read the board room atmosphere and coax the conversations to benefit his agenda. Good for him. It's about TIME somebody figured out the way to win in this game and not just let their ego steer their firing.
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Posted Mar 18, 2012 @ 6:49 AM
I've never seen a Penn&Teller -show live, but I've watched all episodes of "Bull****!", "Tell A Lie" and "Fool Us".
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Posted Mar 18, 2012 @ 7:43 PM
Are these available to watch anywhere?
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Posted Mar 19, 2012 @ 3:07 AM
ITA. I didn't see Clay trying to make it better--he just was criticizing Penn and didn't seem to understand how he might be feeling. Very smug, imo. I thought Penn showed great self control throughout--kept his cool, stayed quiet and, if he shut down a bit, he still worked hard and contributed to the task.
My personal theory is that when people call out other people like that, they do so because they are trying to make a point - and that point is that they are right and the other person is wrong. It has little to do with making a situation better.
All we saw tonight was Clay tell Penn that Penn's behaviour was wrong - by Clay's standards.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 @ 5:56 AM
Posted Mar 19, 2012 @ 4:35 PM
I think so too, and I believe that he shut down rather than get sucked into bashing someone (Lou, Clay) and thereby hurt someone else. I think that took a lot of control and kindness to refuse to lash out in return.
I thought Penn showed great self control throughout--kept his cool, stayed quiet and, if he shut down a bit, he still worked hard and contributed to the task.
Penn may fall on his sword, but not because he's so "above everything". If he refuses to trash anyone (and he already showed this in handling his first stint as PM), then that's why he'll fall on his sword, just like Adam and Tia.
Then he'll fall on his sword because he's just so above everything.
Edited by Unanimous, Mar 19, 2012 @ 4:38 PM.
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Posted Mar 20, 2012 @ 1:36 PM
I agree. Penn owns his behavior and is willing to see others' POVs (in his podcasts and on twitter). I honestly think that he's misunderstood a lot because of his physical appearance and he's often "on" with his "carny" persona and can be loud and boisterous. I think that it's easy to believe that Lou mistakenly thought that Penn might "appreciate" his "tough guy greetings" (as Clay described them), and it took him a while to realize that they were not appreciated at all.
As he shows in his podcast run-down of Celebrity Apprentice, he takes criticism of his behavior and demeanor to heart. Also, at some point he was operating with almost no sleep due to having another gig the day before. He says when confronted, he generally gets very quiet and retreats rather than meeting confrontation with confrontation. He said to expect to see in sulking for a couple of episodes.
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Posted Apr 2, 2012 @ 3:49 PM
It may not be politically correct... but I actually think that's a hilarious answer.
Someone tweeted Penn yesterday and asked "How can you stand stand Aubrey? I couldn't put up with that idiot". His response: "Big tits".
Gotta say I was a bit taken aback by that response, even though I'm aware of his reputation.
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Posted Apr 7, 2012 @ 11:02 AM
Me, too. I've also learned from him how to answer Trump's question, "Who should I eliminate?" if I'm ever on this show. (ha)
He just rattles off the day's events and moves on. I love that about him.