Paying with Paper

Submitted by: SystemFail 8 years ago Entertainment

Derren Brown buys things but uses blank pieces of paper instead of money. Someone should try this.
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Female 1,470
Fcuk, you have to be poo stupid to give away a ring like that.
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Male 1,193
fail until the end,.
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Male 3,842
How did the first guy in the deli know how much change to give him? They have to count it in order to ring it up on the register. How did the third guy in the jewelry store know whether the "cash" was enough? Didn`t they count it? I call Shenanigans!
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Male 329
"someone should try this"
this guy just did.
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Male 67
He simply (or not so simply, depending on how you look at it) used converstional hypnosis on the victims. He distracted their conscious minds with seemingly normal small talk while planting small bits of instructions to their sub-conscious minds. It`s a powerful ability if you`re able to do it right.
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Male 21
lulz, that`s so awesome. i wish i could do that
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Female 6
When me and my friends were broke as teenagers, we used to cover pennies in tin foil and use it for bus fare! lol Worked for awhile
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Male 34
Something`s not right here. No way anyone, especially a jeweler taking $4500 in cash, would miss the fact that they were getting blank pieces of paper instead of real money, regardless of what kind of conversation they`re having.
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Male 5,194
Fake, dumb, and (worst of all) BORING.
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Male 131
I beg to differ to the Derren Brown naysayers. I`ve seen him live on stage, and he blew everyone away! Aside from my friend being called up onstage (no question of pre-staging stuff!), he even did a Pen & Teller & explained exactly how he fooled a huge percentage of the audience by showing a videotape of us all getting influenced subconciously.

...and while I have every respect for magicians like Criss Angel, their brand of magic is completely different. DB`s speciality is mesmerism, while CA`s is illusion. Both have the same foundations in magic, but the presentation is different. - Besides, DB does not claim to be a psychic (such as Uri Geller). He does have a good way of presenting his tricks...

...and given the chance, I`d give him one! *fap*

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Male 1,002
His only real trick (and his only truly impressive one) is the one where he tricks millions of people around the world into believing his videos aren`t staged. I`m pretty amazed at how well it`s worked.
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Female 331
myrtlemagik, how do you manage to class that as `British comedy`?
That was really interesting, but you can`t tell me he seriously planned every single word? It was excellent, I love mind-messing type things.
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Male 1,002
If Derren Brown is trying to convince people that this stuff isn`t staged, he`s really starting to push his luck. I mean seriously, if half of his stuff was real, he would`ve been arrested for fraud many times over. He obviously threw in the hot dog stand mishap to make it seem more believable.
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Male 1,109
damn
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Male 473
thats awesome that it worked, but shouldnt he be arrested for doing that?
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Male 1,036
cool and just a bit funny.
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Female 198
I love the Criss Angel comments on here.
If you guys knew anything about anything, you would know Criss Angel is a magician, and this Brown fellow is just a con-artist.
What cheap tricks.
Shame on him -.-
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Male 33
woka woka
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Male 33
Brittish comedy...
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Female 331
What a clever guy! I guess he`s pretty big in the UK...

Who knows whether these people are in on it or not, Stranger things have happened.

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Male 110
being a linguistic major has its perks.

Milton Erickson, Bandler, and Grinder were absolutely amazing linguists. unbelievable.

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Male 110
neuro linguistic programming. THAT WILL ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND ACCUSATIONS. EVERYTHING. THIS WILL STOP ALL OF YOUR STUPIDITY FROM LEAKING ONTO THE INTERNET.


if you want to learn more, I suggest you buy a book by bandler and grinder, the structure of magic.

there are a few other nlp books.

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Female 2,084
that`s is effin crazy.
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Male 907
REPOST!
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Female 42
I think its F*cking funny that the white and jewish guys didn`t notice but the black guy did!!
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Male 3
I noticed that every time whilst handing the money over he repeated the words "Take it, Take it". Like when he said that he was nervous about taking the subway, but is friends told him its safe to "Take it, Take it" Also, when he buys the hot dog he says "Do you know whats good for you to take, so you can just take that and feel ok".

I also noticed he made them look away by pointing like asking which way is north and where the drug store is.

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Male 503
im divided between thinking that this was staged, aside from the hot dog vender to make the whole skit seem real. or that this guy is a awsome!
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Male 382
The power of misdirection and subliminals.
Mister Brown is absolutely brilliant, such clarity of mind.
Notice also, that the fellow selling hotdogs wasn`t a native english speaker, thus the nuances was lost, and the trick didn`t work.
I`m filled with admiration for Mister Brown, you can tell.
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Male 1,270
Listen to the language people.
Every word is planned...every single word.
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Female 282
Lol i can`t believe that actrally happened.

i mean.. like you would feel if it were paper.

the instant it hits your hand

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Male 38
I still don`t really understand this. Some people have enough presence of mind to notice blank pieces of paper or others are rude enough to ignore you and just look at the "money".
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Male 799
i hope he gave that ring back.
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Male 406
If he actually duped those people, they`re the three that fell for it. He must have tried hundreds. There`s a world wide consensus that Americans are stupid and some of us may not know all our presidents, but we ALL - 3 know our money must have some president on it.
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Male 2,600
"im sorry but its nothing to do with distraction from looking at money."

It`s not distraction from looking at the money, it`s distraction from thinking about it too critically.

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Male 1,153
im sorry but its nothing to do with distraction from looking at money. anybody selling a $4500 ring is going to notice when he hands them blank paper. i dont trust this at all.
surely if it was that easy to give blank money by saying "take it, its fine" whenever you hand over money. thieves would go crazy.

i reckon, like most of derren browns stuff, that we dont see what take place before the trick

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Male 2,600
"He`s just so distracting that people don`t have the time or the focus to pay attention to what the money looks like."

I strongly doubt they`re not seeing blank paper when they accept his "money". Note the line of conversation in all instances, it`s either the subway or pills, which are both things one takes. Note when he hands the money, aside from just talking about his anecdote, he`s also reassuring the clerks to take the money, it`s okay, take it. Certainly part of the trick, I think, is that people don`t really expect other people to come around and screw with them like that. I mean, who`s stupid enough to try and pay with blank paper?

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Male 18
I`m saying: I find it hard to believe he used a fake coin against your friend.

From what I have seen I don`t recall him ever saying he is going to read a persons energy to find which hand the coin is in.

You say he uses the `energy` excuse to he can get close enough to make use of the rings you say he has. However I think he might use the moment of touching hands so he can use his muscle reading technique.

Also from what I have seen, he uses props that his target is carrying on them, as oppose to his own `modified` ones.

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Male 516
Me thinks they`re in on it. Personally, even if I wasn`t that smart, I`d definitely know the difference between paper and real money. Different textures, looks, weight. Plus, the guy in the seafood shop even gave him change. How did he know how much the paper was supposed to be worth ?
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Male 2,172
If a cashier dont know the difference between a blank piece of paper and actual money dont ask what happened to the shop when they`re forced to close.

The trick in the jewellery store probably worked because that`s how criminals steal from them. They write what they want on pieces of paper and hand the paper to the cashier. The guy was looking at the paper and started acting suspiciously nervous after he saw the piece of paper instead of money. They dont really care if you steal their goods, they got insurances for this kind of stuff.

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Female 157
I like how the guy at the hot dog stand realized it wasn`t money, but when he bought the ring, he got away with it
you would think atthat price he`d take a minute to sit and count the money before giving him the ring

that was sooo awesome though

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Female 15,763
He`s just so distracting that people don`t have the time or the focus to pay attention to what the money looks like.
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Male 352
rob666, I find it hard to believe you actually read what i wrote. Your reply makes absolutely no sense in regard to my comment.
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Female 360
Whoa, this guy has guts. I cant believe that worked.
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Female 5,139
"Monday, August 11, 2008 9:45:31 AM
@DazedCnfused - after attempting to read your comment, i truly hope you`re drunk."

PMSL!

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Male 18
@ bigfatpig

I find that hard to believe. He doesn`t `read energies`, he reads body language.

He might touch the hands to he can muscle read, and detect tiny resistances to movement in a certain hand.

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Male 251
" just take it, it`s fine"

lmao

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Male 528
Elad would like to see Neg pelt this guy with cheeseburgers!
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Male 426
@DazedCnfused - after attempting to read your comment, i truly hope you`re drunk.
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Male 882
i know that no one can ever pay me with regular paper. i would never fall for that.
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Male 658
He`s my hero.
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Male 352
I`ve seen Derren Brown live twice. i know for sure how he does a lot of it, and most of the other stuff you can work out. For instance
**SPOILER** when he does the thing about guessing which hand a pound coin is in, i know for a fact that he gives you a special highly magnetic fake coin. Notice he always touches peoples hands when he does this `to feel your energies`. in fact he has two rings on that pick up the magnetic field. I know this because he did it to a friend of mine at a corporate party and he nicked his coin. it`s stuck to his bedside lamp.
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Male 386
^ Derren Brown rocks chris angels world. i like that at the beginning of every episode Derren tells you that he`s using some sort of trick or illusion and doesn`t try to get you to believe he`s doing magic
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Male 75
Loved the first comment. haha.
Also love derren brown. That`s the kind of "magic" that`s actually good to watch.
Chris Angel is rubbish.
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Male 26
He gets away by telling the story of the subway. When the people he him say take it its fine, its fine they dont think about the money.
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Male 1,053
he`s awesome!
I saw this before
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Male 98
Many times he makes it look obvious how he`s doing it... but that`s not actually how he does it. So you never know.

I`m a fan of his and seen this before, but still find it great.

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Female 1,545
I`m sure he did give it back. Especially since he taped himself doing it and knew that it would be broadcast all over the world.
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Male 327
he payed 4500 in paper, i wonder if he gave that back or else thats a huge loss
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Male 121
i saw that on tv a while back........i dont remeber the show but it had to do with distractions and illusions....
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Male 83
It`s easy to tell how he did that
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Male 1,089
he gets away with it because he is so overwelmingly interactive. he has an on going conversation with the person where he doesn`t let them respond so all the clerk has time to do is think of what he`s saying. and try to process it. its brilliant and i have to try it.
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Female 129
I love derren brown, though sometimes it`s kind of obvious how he does stuff
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Female 5,139
lmao... i dont get how that can work, the second try was funny "a**-hole"
"thank you my friend"

...dont think he meant it in a nice way mate...

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Male 352
Oh, and best headline of the year so far?
When derren brown came out as gay, the sun had in 2 inch high letters......

MIND-BENDER.


Class.

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Male 352
I hate his little beard.
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Male 66
This guy`s a f*cking idiot. Penguin was an awesome villian.
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Male 108
Link: Paying with Paper [Rate Link] - Derren Brown buys things but uses blank pieces of paper instead of money. Someone should try this.
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