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I didn't think Iains joke was mild. I thought it was in context with a thread on 'penny' and very very clever. He also has nice eyes and everything he does is both funny and cool. Indidentally I thought ants tv debut was excellent. I'd write moe but I'm using mye I-phone and it's just too hard.
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I believe you told me my eyes were "dreamy", Bobser...
I've asked to be banned
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Bob = gushing b-stard

I'm sorry but unlike bob I refuse to gush unless you have a free product to give me..


Whose Idea was it to hypnotise the other three "stooges"? Was it Ants or was it the producers? It was a great idea and probably the highlight of the series.
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It was an idea I gave him. He thanked me and told me he'd come on here on here later to give me full credit for it. That and the suit I loaned him.
And Iain the word I used was not 'dreamy', it was actually 'glazy'. Then you said: "don't you mean dreamy?" And I said: "Oh all right then."
There are thousands of 'views' of posts just like this one (although they're nearly all Mindpunisher) so let's get it right, ok?
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"Is that legal?"

"...It is the way I do it, yes"

Priceless!

Great show Anthony.
I enjoyed that.
After you talked him out, was no.1 shocked to find out he wasn't a hypnotist (and did he get to keep the waistcoat).
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Hey Ant.

Nice one it was absolutely brilliant, and could not stop laughing at your suggestion for the guy to be bradley walshes number 1 fan. Absolutely brilliant.

Well done mate

Craig
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On 2010-07-25 16:57, Anansi wrote:
"Is that legal?"

"...It is the way I do it, yes"

Priceless!

Great show Anthony.
I enjoyed that.
After you talked him out, was no.1 shocked to find out he wasn't a hypnotist (and did he get to keep the waistcoat).


Im not so sure that answer washed with the judge that asked it. I bet she wasn't the only one that asked it either. "what is it that he does that makes it legal?" is probably the question on their minds. Something that will only grow as the popularity of hypnosis grows like a black cloud.
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That's more like it MP!
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Mindpunisher is Marvin from the Hitchhikers guide only less perky!
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Simply stating a fact. TV debut FIRST WORDS- legality of street hypnosis is questioned. Its not going to go away. Anybody who says otherwise is burying their heads in the sand. May as well face it now.
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... or maybe if we don't face it (and get people to stop reminding us) it'll go away.
The thing is there's lots of things that are technically illegal but nobody gives a toss.
I'd place serious money on the fact that there's hardly a police officer or a solicitor or even a judge who has the remotest idea of whether street hypnosis is legal or not. I think if you went to them to make a complaint they'd hold their head in their hands and think: "What the hell do I do now? I'm busy dealing with real crooks for Chisakes!!!"
It's illegal to play football on the grass in front of my house.
It's illegal to unwrap chewing gum when driving a car.
It's illegal NOT to pay full taxes on all earnings.
But if I'm wrong we'll see, will we not? Anthony Jacquin has gone on national television, in front of 5 - 7 million law abiding citizens, and said "I'm a street hypnotist!" He seems to understand that if you can't hide it you might as well paint it red, and I think he should receive a standing ovation from every hypnotist in the land for saying: "This is who I am and this is what I do" instead of sneaking about in the dark embarrassed of his skill and the excellent use of it.
I also think if someone tried to take him to court he'd actually RUN to court in the knowledge it would be one of the most fantastic days of his life. He'd probably get a £100 fine followed very quickly by fees of a coupe hundred grand in publicity! (assuming he should get found guilty).
And if he did go to court he might want to invite the jury to see what he does in this outrageous act of his: making someone's arm stiff, missing out the number 4 in a count to ten and smiling as their hand raises into the air (we seriously need to stop that don't we?). And then of course, in his defence I think he'd be perfectly entitled to invite his jurors to go watch a stage hypnosis show (perfectly legal of course). Then after the jury see people having sex with chairs, blown up dolls and plactic sheep (and maybe each other) he can then ask them the question: "Please be entirely honest, which in your mind is the most serious here?"
So, ok, if some strange people out there want to cause trouble for street hypnotists (and I personally have honestly never met one, not one, ever!) surely hypnotists themselves might want to steer away from this argument. Lets face it, it's now totally and completely unstopable so let it go huh?
In closing, I mean no disrespect to any reputable stage hypnotists in this post.
I like stage hypnosis and stage hypnotists. I just believe we should never EVER allow 'The Man' (who doesn't know diddly squat) to screw us whilst considering different genres related to this wonderful art.

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Cheers grandad!
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Hi,

thanks for all the kind words and feedback.

The show was great fun to make and came off great in the cut I thought.

And for the record the producers made me do the chicken. We wrangled for two hours explaining it was beyond cliche, to the point the job was in the balance. Oh well, it got the biggest laugh on the night after the superfan.

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Bobser,

Calm down take a few deep breaths. I only stated the truth. If no action is taken against street hypnotists its because its not a big enough problem yet. I say yet. And problems come in all shapes and sizes. The police and the council want an easy life. At the moment it isn't high profile enough for them to have to do anything about it. Once it does become high profile they will HAVE to do something about it. Or their buts may be the ones getting kicked.

The fact is according to a long list of councils contacted - street hypnosis with no license or insurance IS illegal.

I remember years ago it was the same with stage hypnosis it wasn't high profile enough for anything to be done. You could get away with no license even the police didn't care or seem to know about the law. Now adays that's totally changed. One report and pub hypnotists with no license are closed down immediately.(and its a good thing for the art) Why? Simple because if the authorities don't act and it is documented that there was a report their asses would be in trouble. If there was an accident they would be in deep trouble. So now they MUST act even if they don't want to. And of course the bad press and "accidents" were a major justification.

It will be the same with street hypnosis. Give it time. I know you don't like it but in a phrase you use a lot "its simply the truth".

The fact that somebody asks that question within seconds of the statement tells you that if/or as street hypnosis gains in exposure trouble lies ahead if it gains more exposure. And especially if there is an accident or complaint that makes the press. The media in this country love building up then knocking down its a tradition.
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Bobster is right. Magicians are the only people who bleat on about exposure and draw attention to it when it comes up in the media. If we all shut up about it there would be little to no reason to go to print. Similarly, MP and JR seem to be the only ones bleating on about street hypnosis. But then again maybe they have some vested interested in drawing attention to it?
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Well I think that Zerububle (and I'm not saying this because he's my grandson ) is spot on. And... 'it's simply the truth'.
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Sorry Ze that's not true. The media love negative stories about hypnosis. it sells papers. Of course I have vested interest I don't want to see hypnosis pulled through the **** again.

You can all stick your heads in the sand. But trust me if it suits the media to rip into street or stage hypnosis they will.

And I am not a magician perhaps that's why I talk sense. Exposure I am talking about has nothing to do with revealing tricks its about high profile in the media. Just goes to show you have no idea what you are talking about.

that's the biggest problen in this forum the blind are leading the blind. Despite the recent appearance Ant is still unknown. If he were to become more well known hes is wide open to the kind of attention you don't want from the press.

I thought the show appearance was really good. But you can't ignore the reaction to street hypnosis.

My last word on this.
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On 2010-07-26 12:04, mindpunisher wrote:
"... you can't ignore the reaction to street hypnosis".


...and there lies my argument. A confession, on live mainstream national television. And the reaction? Not a jot. Not a whisper. Not one single phone call of complaint. I checked through my contacts this morning with ITV and not even Jonathan Royle (Anthony's very own 'Professor Moriarty')phoned in. He just seemed to shrug his shoulders.
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On 2010-07-26 12:04, mindpunisher wrote:

Just goes to show you have no idea what you are talking about.



And you do? Is t there a degree of unfounded arrogance in this?
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For what it's worth, I think any exposure is great for hypnosis.

Even if it becomes an issue, it's just a chance to explain to the masses what hypnosis is and what it is not...

Back to the topic...

Congrats ANT! Smile
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