Saturday, 2 February 2008

Derren Brown: The System

Really enjoyed Derren last night as he explained he had a foolproof way to predict which horse will win, every time. He convinced an unsuspecting woman to put four grand on a horse, only telling her once the money was on that his system was... well, bullshit.
I guessed what the system was a minute before he explained it, but even so, it was good stuff and an entertaining romp. Also, how did he do that thing in the middle with the sums and the photos? That was super-impressive.
I can't believe he stood flipping a coin all day until he got ten heads in a row, that sounds like pure pain. He could have easily just edited it.
I guessed that he hadn't really put the cash on the horse (as if any betting track would take a bet off Derren Brown) but the fact he predicted the real winner was a nice finishing touch.
Derren was looking a bit weird, but I like his pointy beard. He does look like a Victorian/ Mr Tumnus/ gypsy at times. But as always, I bow down to Derren. Come back soon.


Anonymous said...

I do think that Derren Brown should probably be burned at the stake or something - I can't imagine he has many friends, or at least anyone who would actually trust him - I saw in on tour last year and found his cold calling techniques wonderful - he calls himself a con man, but a very clever one - the world would be a better place if we had that twinkled eyed, Victoriana -retro dish on the TV more often - salutations....

lightupvirginmary said...

I saw the tour too... loved it. I want to marry Derren. But I heard he's gay.