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On 18 Sep 2009 at 11:09pm Sam Spam wrote:
I watched DB tonight but could still stand up!... v. disappointed - do I have a case to sue him?......
On 18 Sep 2009 at 11:42pm Catweasle wrote:
for it to work you have to get his name right
On 19 Sep 2009 at 12:22pm Geoff wrote:
I was bored rigid. Does that count?
On 19 Sep 2009 at 2:06pm TDA wrote:
Sorry to be uncynical on this forum... but I did actually get stuck to my sofa. It was a weird sensation.
There were a few rather unsubtle subliminal images of drawings of people stuck in their chairs before the funny lines film. I'm a DB fan.
On 19 Sep 2009 at 2:52pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
If you ask me nicely I too can tell you what the lottery numbers were after they've been drawn.
On 19 Sep 2009 at 3:18pm Geoff wrote:
the clue to why you were stuck in your chair is "I am a DB fan' The giraffe trick was much more interesting.
On 20 Sep 2009 at 1:45pm Ouse This wrote:
The giraffe thing was typical DB stuff, he's been doing variations of the same for the last few series.
Not sure being a fan of someone makes you more susceptible to being hypnotised though... you can just as easily be 'put under' by someone you've never met or who has never made a TV series, so think on Geoff...
And not sure he could legally reveal the lotto numbers before they were drawn.
On 20 Sep 2009 at 2:00pm geoff wrote:
If you want a susceptible person to do your bidding, the first thing you do is weed out the cynics, and those who don't believe they can be stuck in a chair by someone like Mr Brown. "Iam a DB ' fan is a clue to the fact that TDA would make it past part one of the process. I would guess that he would be a willing participant. The trouble is that the trick (unlike others) is very dull if you aren't susceptible, unlike the giraffe thing (which I am aware is a variation on a theme)
Not only could you not legally reveal lottery numbers before the draw, but you couldn't do it, unless you believe in time travel, or psychic powers.....
Its a trick you see.
On 20 Sep 2009 at 2:03pm Geoff wrote:
Um, the thing is, that they are tricks.
On 20 Sep 2009 at 3:04pm Ouse This wrote:
geoff, are you, er, 'suggesting', that hypnotism doesn't exist then? Whether it was DB doing it or not is irrelevant.
I thought he'd revealed how you could predict the balls at the end of the show - you would have to plant an insider at Camelot and have them swap all 8 sets of balls on the day. Heavier than the rest. These would be replaced the next day. All totally illegal but with a twinkle in his eye...
On 20 Sep 2009 at 3:33pm geoff wrote:
but you would have trouble playing with my thoughts, which is why i was not stuck to my chair, and don't describe myself as a DB fan.
There is another psycholgical fact that is interesting. That people seek to confirm their beliefs, which is why we sometimes misread what it says in forum posts.
On 20 Sep 2009 at 3:44pm TDA wrote:
Dear geoff. I don't go to Derren Brown autograph signings or write him letters, I just thought I'd give this a go and see if I could be hypnotised. I didn't know if I believed in it or not, this is called being open-minded. As it happens, it worked, I was, it didn't hurt anyone, and we all lived happily ever after. Next time DB is on, go down the pub or watch something else. We understand you were bored, now go away.
On 21 Sep 2009 at 12:48am No Pot Pourri wrote:
I think he is less annoying than David Blaine, but the stunts are not quite as good. Overall, both are entertaining, and that is what they are paid to do. It's only telly, after all.

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