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Shrubsole
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Just a reminder for UK viewers that Bobser's friend Derren Brown starts a new series tonight, (Friday 21st Oct 2011) on Channel 4 at 9PM.

First show is about hypnotising and programming someone to assassinate a celebrity. ?!?!?

(Note: With most of our celebrities it wouldn't require any programming or payment.)
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We're not really that friendly nowadays. I did advise him NOT to take the commissioning for this show.
The hypnotists in here will understand why.
The mentalists in 'Penny' will not.
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I saw that on the tube and found it frightening. I can understand what Bobser is saying.
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On 2011-10-21 13:05, Shrubsole wrote:

First show is about hypnotising and programming someone to assassinate a celebrity. ?!?!?



Here's my perspective on this, I think Derren WANTS the controversy from this Manchurian-legend thing...

Much like his Roulette thing that really put him on the world map, so to speak...

That whole "no such thing as bad publicity" angle... Smile
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Well you have to admit that it works! Why stop when you have everyone talking about you and paying money to pack out shows?
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Is everyone really talking about him or is it just the magic community?
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Members of the JREF forums seem to have their panties in a bunch over him, primarily because most of them can't figure out what he does and because he doesn't toe their line of how mentalism must only be presented.
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On 2011-11-30 23:15, Mindpro wrote:
Is everyone really talking about him or is it just the magic community?


Yes the TV shows get a big response on lay-forums. And the response is always VERY positive or VERY negative with not much inbetween.

Some of the negative stuff is obviously from kiddies who can't work it out, but they are vicious!
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What amuses me the most about discussions revealing how they think he "does it" is that people with little or no knowledge of NLP think he uses NLP, people with little or no knowledge of hypnosis think he uses hypnosis, and people with no knowledge of magic are sure it can't be a magic trick.
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By far the most over used and abused word on lay-forums is "STOOGE!"

It fits anything and everything they don't know how it is done or works. They can't figure it out and for some reason see all this stuff as trying to make them look stupid, so they dismiss it all as nothing but stooges and actors.
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On 2011-12-01 15:58, Shrubsole wrote:
By far the most over used and abused word on lay-forums is "STOOGE!"

It fits anything and everything they don't know how it is done or works. They can't figure it out and for some reason see all this stuff as trying to make them look stupid, so they dismiss it all as nothing but stooges and actors.


While I love Derren's work...

This is one of the "weaknesses" of TV Mentalism when spectators are used...

I BLAME Criss Angel.
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It's good Tele. Is it really meant to be anything else?
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I think you're right on Jon Chase. Just really entertaining television, regardless of his methods or his madness.
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