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Old 10-09-2009, 13:27   #181
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I can tell you exactly how he did it, but only a few minutes after he tells us.

That's how it works.
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:32   #182
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I swear some of you have forgotten what entertainment is because you've spent too long watching Xfactor and big brother.
Exactly. What did people expect from this show? For him to reveal he really is the second coming of Jesus and had bought a lottery ticket for it beforehand. Cut to him afterwards sitting in a big bath of coke, surrounded by a gang of high-class hookers lighting his cigar, pouring him champagne etc. He's a show-man, just enjoy his programmes for what they are and if they make you think a bit, trying to work things out, then all the better.

Some of the posts early on are like the ones you get in music threads where there's a new album out or tour announced and you get people posting in it to say just how crap they think the artist is. Why bother?

Bizarre.
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:33   #183
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Did he say cameramen? If so, he's probably not lying. The third camera is probably computer controlled
No he says:

"For security reasons and so that nobody else benefits from what I am doing here there is just me and two camera men in here. "

He then reinforces two by saying hello to just two cameras.
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:35   #184
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While I still think it's a camera trick, I don't think that movement proves it, not taken from a compressed stream over the net. Anybody kept the original? Is the movement there?
Someone pointed it out on another forum but I checked my freeview recording and it's still there, also when he turns the balls round at the end that one is still raised up. I tried to check at the beginning of the recording but he doesn't go close to the balls there.

He's made it so obvious with the lack of audience and the fake camera shake that this must be what he wants us to think. Maybe his point is that people still believed him despite so many obvious signs.
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:36   #185
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he did somethng similar in his stage show on TV last night.
there is a box suspended throught on stage and at the end of the show the reveal is it contains details on the show and the audience.
Its just misdirection (last night he collapsed doing the oracle trick) and it gets switched.

more of the same again probably.
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:37   #186
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I guess with him there's every chance of a double bluff and things in there just to point you in the wrong direction.
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:38   #187
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What makes me laugh is the fact that he bull****s by saying that he can't show his numbers! Why? Camelot said no and as you can't put the numbers on 5 mins before then it shows it's a fix!
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:39   #188
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"For security reasons and so that nobody else benefits from what I am doing here there is just me and two camera men in here. "

He then reinforces two by saying hello to just two cameras.
That's what I mean - he doesn't explicitly say there's only two cameras - he says there's only two cameramen. Therefore if there is indeed a third camera he isn't technically lying.
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:41   #189
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Apparently can be viewed here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHb_WqX_plg

(can't access youtube at work)
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Old 10-09-2009, 13:58   #190
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statto - did he reveal this or just your opinion?
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All IMO. However, given that he also claimed to memorise an encyclopedia in an hour or so in one episode of his show, it's clear he lies about a lot of the stuff he's supposedly memorised. In his book he gives an example of how he can memorise Shakespeare's plays and their order, but that technique can't be applied to the encyclopedia or a-z trick.

How he probably did the encyclopedia thing


EDIT: I used to work with a bloke who was in the magic circle, and he hinted about loads of stuff DB did. I've also read a truckload of stuff about mentalism (including a lot of stuff specifically aimed at practicing mentalists, some of it written by DB himself). Misdirection and showmanship are the key to his act. Thinking he's memorised the entire a-z/atlas/phonebook/dictionary etc is a lot more impressive that what he's actually done. As with all magic acts there's a certain degree of disappointment when you know how it's really done.

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Old 10-09-2009, 14:26   #193
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTEjLOs-V9A

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Old 10-09-2009, 14:31   #194
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Unseen footage from last night....



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However he did it, the intrigue surrounding this should secure a decent audience for Fridays nights show.

I did notice while watching last night that the camera seemed to be shaking quite a bit and because of this I couldnt help but notice it when it when dead still. Having just watched the video again I did notice it went still just as he was finishing writing up the numbers on the board.

You have to wonder why he wrote them down and didnt just turn the balls round individually as the numbers round up was being completed. To give him and his assistant (or whatever method of getting the numbers on the balls) that little bit of time required to complete the trick??
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If the 'moving ball' is evidence of a split screen scam then it should also be noted that at the point that the 'real' balls were presumably being put into place (and the split screen removed) DB lets out rather unnecessary shudder as he attempts to read the numbers out in order (even though they have already been placed innumerical order on the BBC show at this point).

Classic misdirection?
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Old 10-09-2009, 15:22   #197
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I can tell you exactly how he did it, but only a few minutes after he tells us.

That's how it works.
I was going to say this earlier, but unfortunately KRW had the legal rights to do this gag first.
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Yes, i've done a special spoiler box and everyhing, that I'll reveal on Saturday.
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All IMO. However, given that he also claimed to memorise an encyclopedia in an hour or so in one episode of his show, it's clear he lies about a lot of the stuff he's supposedly memorised. In his book he gives an example of how he can memorise Shakespeare's plays and their order, but that technique can't be applied to the encyclopedia or a-z trick.

How he probably did the encyclopedia thing


EDIT: I used to work with a bloke who was in the magic circle, and he hinted about loads of stuff DB did. I've also read a truckload of stuff about mentalism (including a lot of stuff specifically aimed at practicing mentalists, some of it written by DB himself). Misdirection and showmanship are the key to his act. Thinking he's memorised the entire a-z/atlas/phonebook/dictionary etc is a lot more impressive that what he's actually done. As with all magic acts there's a certain degree of disappointment when you know how it's really done.
Don't have a list of the books do you ? Only read the last DB book and fancy delving a little deeper.
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