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by Chris Norris
January 13th, 2016, 5:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Brown - Pushed to the Edge?
Replies: 43
Views: 6507

Re: Derren Brown - Pushed to the Edge?

At the risk of stating the obvious, you can order the DVDs of (all?) his UK TV shows from amazon.co.uk and elsewhere, for very reasonable prices. You can them play them in the US on any "region-free" DVD player (and most DVD players have hidden settings to convert them to region-free). I f...
by Chris Norris
February 2nd, 2015, 10:56 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Manipulation Game
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: The Manipulation Game

I think it's a typo - it's on the Science Channel. Looks like a re-packaging of one of his series from the UK - 'The Experiments'

I really like the episode about making a town lucky!
by Chris Norris
May 23rd, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Woody Harrelson - does a book test
Replies: 17
Views: 1754

Re: Woody Harrelson - does a book test

Clip here :
by Chris Norris
October 29th, 2012, 8:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Derren Apocalypse
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

Re: Derren Apocalypse

See the latest two posts on Derren's blog for his response to all this : http://derrenbrown.co.uk/blog/
by Chris Norris
December 21st, 2011, 12:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Tim Ellis Book
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: New Tim Ellis Book

For anyone still on the fence there is a new 35%-off promotion - here's the fine print : "Enter coupon code SECRETSANTA305 at checkout and receive 35% off your order. The maximum savings for this offer is $100. Sorry, but this offer is only valid in US Dollars and cannot be applied to previous ...
by Chris Norris
December 11th, 2011, 7:33 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Tim Ellis Book
Replies: 13
Views: 1963

Re: New Tim Ellis Book

Even better - get 25% off! lulu.com is having a sale through Dec 14 11:59PM PST - enter COUNTDOWN305 at checkout. I got this code through their mailing list.
by Chris Norris
July 21st, 2011, 11:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Todd Karr mail?
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Todd Karr mail?

It is an NTSC version of the Bulletproof DVD.
by Chris Norris
January 6th, 2011, 4:17 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Stupidity of Scientists
Replies: 91
Views: 14014

Re: The Stupidity of Scientists

Commentary from Jamy Ian Swiss over at randi.org :

http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swi ... -that.html
by Chris Norris
September 9th, 2009, 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: DERREN BROWN - PREDICTING THE LOTTERY NUMBERS
Replies: 47
Views: 5842

Re: DERREN BROWN - PREDICTING THE LOTTERY NUMBERS

For those that were not able to see the broadcast, here is how it went :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHZ2mQczkcg
by Chris Norris
January 30th, 2009, 9:37 am
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers
Replies: 14
Views: 6552

Re: N.Y. Times review of new documentary "Man on Wire"--about Philippe Petit & twin towers

For those with a subscription, this is available on Netflix. It's also part of their 'Watch Instantly' collection if you want to watch it online or via Tivo.
by Chris Norris
August 20th, 2008, 5:07 pm
Forum: Marketing & Magic Business
Topic: No more cash?
Replies: 3
Views: 1821

Re: No more cash?

Any store/merchant requiring a minimum purchase for the use of a credit card is in violation of their agreements with Visa/Mastercard/Discover and can be reported to the credit card provider : <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://consumerist.com/consumer/csr/mega-update-requiring-minimum-credi...
by Chris Norris
April 17th, 2008, 2:50 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Crowns Miss LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 3506

Re: Criss Angel Crowns Miss LAX

Whenever I see pictures of Criss I'm reminded of a comedian I saw once. He dressed like Criss does to a certain extent and he had a belt with a big, silver skull for a belt-buckle. He told about going to a concert and being told he needed to take off the belt and leave it in his car. The comedian s...
by Chris Norris
April 2nd, 2008, 4:07 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: J.J. Abrams: The mystery box
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: J.J. Abrams: The mystery box

You're welcome, Richard. For those that don't have the time to investigate the other videos (although I highly recommend it), here is another one with a 'magic'-related theme : <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/199">http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view...
by Chris Norris
April 2nd, 2008, 12:06 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: J.J. Abrams: The mystery box
Replies: 4
Views: 883

J.J. Abrams: The mystery box

I've seen reference on the forum a couple of times to J.J. Abrams and his interest in magic and to the 'Mystery Box' he bought from Tannens. Here is a video where he talks about (and shows!) the box and inspiration for imagination and unlimited possibilities : <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="htt...
by Chris Norris
November 9th, 2005, 4:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Penn and Teller preview
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Penn and Teller preview

It only works for me if I use Internet Explorer. Doesn't seem to work in other browsers :(
by Chris Norris
October 10th, 2005, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: information overload
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: information overload

Hi Brian,

I think that "inattentional blindness" might be what you are referring to :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inattentional_blindness

Chris
by Chris Norris
July 31st, 2005, 2:52 pm
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: What is the attraction of magic in an age of scepticism? - BBC News article on magic
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: What is the attraction of magic in an age of scepticism? - BBC News article on magic

You're welcome, Richard. I was particularly interested in the astute observations about Derren Brown's style.

Chris
by Chris Norris
June 13th, 2005, 10:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Steve Cohen Chamber Magic national tour
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Steve Cohen Chamber Magic national tour

I second that. I've seen Steve's show twice now and it is excellent. Highly recommended.
by Chris Norris
February 20th, 2005, 10:03 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Master Cheat
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: The Master Cheat

Hi Geno,

Sounds great - I'll be in line to buy a copy too. Please let us know when it is available for purchase!

Chris
by Chris Norris
January 26th, 2005, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: STARCLE
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

Re: STARCLE

Starcle is available in Dan's lecture notes : <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com/catalog/books/html/lecturenotes.htm">http://www.murphysmagicsupplies.com/cat ... enotes.htm</a><!-- m --> Looks like H&R have a copy but worth confirming it's the same set of not...
by Chris Norris
January 18th, 2005, 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Copperfield on CNN
Replies: 15
Views: 402

Re: Copperfield on CNN

I think Copperfiled has several destinations that he uses for this illusion. The night I saw his show it was Phuket.
by Chris Norris
November 7th, 2003, 3:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chamber Magic in San Francisco
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Chamber Magic in San Francisco

Hi Steve,

I attended the SF show back in June and thought it was great. Is the content of the show for the new dates the same or will there be any changes?

Thanks,

Chris
by Chris Norris
June 30th, 2003, 4:02 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Just Passin' Thru / Pinnacle
Replies: 26
Views: 674

Re: Just Passin' Thru / Pinnacle

Bizarro, In reference to your other question : yes, you can use a borrowed ring for the core Pinnacle routine. You cannot use a borrowed ring for the 'Miracle Finish' kicker ending however.

Chris
by Chris Norris
June 29th, 2003, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Chamber Magic in San Francisco
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Chamber Magic in San Francisco

I attended Steve's "Chamber Magic" show last night at the Ritz and thought it was excellent. The show is a mixture of magic and mentalism, with a strong emphasis on the mentalism. Steve really has created something unique. The level of audience participation and the closeness to the "...
by Chris Norris
June 20th, 2003, 8:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale
Replies: 175
Views: 9378

Re: Rare Kaufman and Company Books for sale

I'll take 1 "Sankey Pankey" ($25), and 1 "Folding Money Fooling" ($20, non-Deluxe edition)

Thanks

Chris

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