It surely was a great article. The fun part is, that we only have to change the competitors names, and the article would describe the version being broadcast in The Netherlands, called: The next Uri Geller.
The effects and everything are exactly the same as on the USA version (and I even believe, on the German version) of the show.
Also interest in the show is declining every week. It started with very good numbers of viewers, but gets less and less.
I myself find it very hard to watch a show that lasts about 2 hours, but has only about 30 minutes of magic (oops, sorry Mentalism)
I must say that Uri is the only person on the show that you want to believe. All the other performers are just presenting some written script. I think if some great actors were cast for the show, the effects would be more impressive.
For Richard Kaufman:
The only strange part about the Genii article, was that during reading, my right thumb was resting on the right hand page, and the ink was coming off the page. Even the frontpage (the purple-ish (if spelled like this???)) is becoming white where my thumb was. Not sure if the printing ink should come of like this, just thought I'd let you know. Or maybe there's more to Uri than we think :)