Derren Brown....

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  1. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    He does show the ones he gets wrong lol.

    Like when he went to NY and was attempting to buy expensive clothing and jewlery with blank rectangles of paper lol....
     
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    immortalitylost Say Meow.

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    Holy crap, I saw the zombie arcade thing, like forever ago, but didn't know it was him. Lol. Wow, he's the awesome!
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    LMAO!!! I know the one you're talkiing about.... Was pretty fricken awesome eh? I'd of probally soiled my long johns if that was me.

    Although I'd love to be "put in" to many other games.

    The "scariest" one I have seen is when he made a man think he was a ventriloquist doll. The last part... Where he just... Put's him in the box and leaves him... Sent shivers down the back of my neck lol.
     
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    I've just spent the better part of the day just watchin his stuff on youtube. He is the COOLEST PERSON EVER! I just... I want to know everything he knows... and just mess with people till they're huddled in a corner crying for their mommies! lol, *cough* just kidding of course... *clears throat*

    I think the scarriest one for me would either be the zombies one, or the one where he makes the guy think he's invisible, then sicks the evil little doll on him, lol. I hates the ebul little dollies... *shiver*

    He's like... got jedi powers! I wants the jedi powers!
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    You could download his books ;)

    He exposes peoples methods/trickery/mental manipulations.
     
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    Hes a brilliant entertainer, really gets your brain going when you watch his shows...bet hes awesome to have at your dinner party :)
     
  7. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    He can be hired. :)
     
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    I bet he would convince me I can afford it too! ;)
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    LOL.. Nice one.
     
  10. _Z_

    _Z_ from far far away

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    I love DB he is really awesome, whenever I consider spiritual stuff I first think of how he would explain it away. Sobering stuff.

    Though if I have a vision of a god and he says its all in my mind, then I am still left with what I can see as much as I am seeing him. The fact is that the brain can perfectly replicate anything the mind can do [in human terms], that’s its job basically ~ to provide a very useful medium for souls in the world.

    It would be funny if one day he turned around and said; actually I am psychic! What would we believe then. :D

    My wife thinks he is being psychic sometimes, but that he just thinks he is using other techniques. There certainly is one mind reading aspect about him, and it’s the same thing by which all of us and most creatures can read minds, it’s the very ability to know and to experience things as a living conscious being.
     
     
  11. Snoopy

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    Got a bit of a DB rush on! Just read his book Tricks of the Mind, watched the excellent (and depressing) debunk of faith healing in his latest programme Miracles For Sale ... and soon I'm off to see him on his Svengali tour.

    Woo hoo! (not woo wooo)
     
  12. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    he's good, but it is sensationalism and directing at his finest, his fails go in the bin, and a combination of successes are clipped together to make him look like a star...
     
  13. Snoopy

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    What about his live shows? No place for putting any failures in the bin there?

    And in Miracles for Sale he has trained a complete novice to dupe a live audience...
     
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    wil UNeyeR1

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    In his live shows I've seen he does typical hypnotic shows... not the fast street stuff emptying a guy of his pockets...
     
  15. Snoopy

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    o yea, he is certainly multi-talented. And as he says, he is honest about his dishonesty, unlike the charlatons he exposes.
     
  16. Paladin

    Paladin Purchased Bewilderment

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    Impressive, but you know, Fox News has been doing this for years :D
     
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    Sorry, that one's a bit lost in translation...

    His show was fantastic, he's incredibly talented... at something! A bit scary too in his perceptual abilities.:eek:
     
  18. Paladin

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    Sorry Snoop, I guess Fox hasn't spread it's poison in Scotland yet.

    There is a book I've been reading called "Don't Believe Everything You Think" by Thomas Kida. It goes into simple heuristics and cognitive biases.
    It looks like Mr Brown has become quite adept at ferreting these things out as well.
    Since our brains developed from the "ground up" as it were, cognitive brain functions are still a bit shaky from a critical thinking standpoint.
     
  19. Sam Albion

    Sam Albion akaFrancisKing:ViveLeRoi!

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    nobody teaches you critical thinking skills...
     
  20. Paladin

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    Sad but true Francis (sigh)
     

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