Letting your friends like what you buy them

Imaging if instead of figuring out what your friends want for their birthday. You could just buy whatever you want and convince them that that's what they want. Life would be so much easier.

Done by Derren Brown which I'm a huge fan of.

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+1 1. dvh commented 14 years ago

Isn't that white hair guy from the movie Hot fuzz???
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0 2. tamgoose commented 14 years ago

the guy is a genious.. big fan.

listen again -

"let me explain to you how i BIKE gifts"

"What i do.. instead of reCYCLE"

"BIKE creating" instead of "by creating"

"2 days ago they wanted a "BM" ... or an "X" box"

words like "extreme" etc are used. also the film rolls in the background resemble a bike.

amazin ;)
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+1 3. mdv commented 14 years ago

Absolute, unmitigated bullshit.

Subliminally saying a few words related to bicycles may put the idea of bicycle into someone's mind, but it does not cause them to have an overwhelming unexplained desire to have one, especially if they had no use for one in the first place. It would also certainly not make the guy completely forget what he said and wrote in the envelope.

The magic isn't on the guy in the video, it's a con on you; anyone gullible enough to believe it.
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+1 4. fire_cj commented 14 years ago

I know mdv,
bet tamgoose wants a bmx now, lol!
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+2 5. Nick commented 14 years ago

Seems rightly familiar of the subliminal advertisement video posted just a bit ago. Staged, again, in my humble opinion. :|
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+1 6. jarleja commented 14 years ago

totally staged.. it is the guy from hot fuzz.. talk about messing up.. his reputation is soiled now..
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+1 7. jarleja commented 14 years ago

and i realized his name is simon pegg.. was that the name on the envelope? no!
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+1 8. oposum commented 14 years ago

The catch is, that Derren brown is a very good mimic and manipulator, so he seeks for people that are a bit naive and open and have big ears, to achieve his goal. So he gets them all excited and prints those images into their brain and ta-daa! I still don't know if this one is true, but I've sone plenty of his tricks, and some are really freaky!

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+1 9. Loki76 commented 13 years ago

Do none of you morons know who Derren Brown is? It is Simon Pegg and he signs his own name. Derren is the most famous mind programmer in the UK and he invites celebs on to his show every week. He does this stuff live on stage and at parties and has even performed on royals. No wonder he prays on you americans if none of you have heard of him! I sugest you go to what ever torrent engine you use and try searching for his material. He shows you how all his work is done, from mind reading to programming to instant hypnotism. The guy is a genuine genius. We don't need to fake stuff in the UK with camera tricks and lies... WE HAVE REAL TALLENT!!!!!
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0 10. Loki76 commented 13 years ago

If you want any further info - when he takes simons hand and holds it down to the table this is his normal hypnotism thing he uses in most of his shows and then look at the taps on the shoulder, this is making simon take in only the words he wants him to remember, simon thinks he is listening to everything and understanding it but his subconcious is only remembering the key words noted by the taps. The part where he forgets what he original wrote comes at the end before they open the box... if you watch Derren stuff on the london underground you will pick it up straight away, I cant remember what he calls it but he explains it as memory replacement or memory theft.

I didn't mean to sound like an arse hole in the last post, it's just this guy has some real amazing tallent and makes people like chris angel look like a bad rent-a-clown.
I have the whole show here and he introduces Simon Pegg and asks him about his new film Run Fat Boy Run. Don't flame him until you know what he is all about. Go watch some of his live shows and then tell us what you think.
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+1 11. ignotus commented 13 years ago

I hate TV magicians, you never know how much they pay theire confederates.

"I don`t need a leather jacket"
k, anyone here ever wanted more than 1 thing in life? so when you got 1 of those things..the other things you want(ed) are now useless?

PR horny confederates...that`s yer answer.
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0 12. moscowscramble commented 11 years ago

derren brown is a clever geezer