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So you think that we all go out of our way to do routines that are easy to figure out?

My bet is Jan there are some that have seen you and figured the odd thing out. You just don't know about it.
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On 2011-06-22 15:25, Blindside785 wrote:
Random question for Paul, maybe cause I"m tired...and just woke up.

But how much time does this usually take up in your act?




The close-up effect can take anywhere between 4-8 minutes depending on if more than one person wants their mind read. Or if the same person wants to think of a different memory.

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On 2011-06-22 17:10, nimrod wrote:
Another question if I may: Do you perform this routine in most shows you do and if not how frequent then?




The effect that I share in this book is a close-up effect. I perform it at 100% of my close-up engagements and have done for many years. So the answer is, very frequently.

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I don't feel comfortable spending this much money on an effect unless I know certain details: Paul, can you tell us where you cartel's secret base of operations is? Cheers. C
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On 2011-06-22 17:02, edh wrote:

If people would be able to work it out then it probably already has been worked out. Second if it cannot fly by in a video then the method that is applied to the effect is not new.



This is not necessarily the case. Us lot 'in the field' have a special skill-set and knowledge base that enables use to perceive things in a massively different way to the rest of the world. Things that would slay the laity beyond belief, would just be dismissed by an 'insider' The classic example here is of the 'N**l W****r'. I could post 10 video variations of this method all displaying different effects. To the laity each effect would be different as they see the outcome not the method. To the conoscenti each of the effects would not be separate but linked via the method, a method easily worked out I may add. The effects would be dismissed as the secret seeker realises "oh I know that one...next".

So while I think that some of the fraternity would be fooled by the video. Others would not be. Equally some would attempt to work it out and de-construct it. While it may not be possible to work out the method overtly, seeing things in the informed way that we do, we would be able to start saying what it isn't. Slowly eliminating all possibilities until no others remain but solution.

I can safely say that over the year of performing this that everyone has been amazingly astonished with the effect. Not one person has ever questioned the effect or raised suspicions. Which is rare, as nearly all effects I perform at some point with the right type of person (person was selected instead of any of your favourite asterisked words) will come under suspicion. But this has never been an effect called into dispute EVER! When I say this I mean overtly. Of course I can not vouch for what people say once I have left. However, when people react as strongly as they do to this (and everyone in the group does react) it means they have 'come along for the ride' and will be locked into your premise.

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On 2011-06-22 17:47, runeflax wrote:
How reliable is the technique involved?



This technique is 100% reliable, and speaking for myself this has never failed. Not once!

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On 2011-06-23 04:43, caycemindreader wrote:
LOL maybe German audiences are just too polite to burst the bubble?

No, they are very very tough... present a disclaimer and they will feel offended... and yes: in mentalism I try hard to avoid routines people can figure out. They are some who know and have seen me and know it's true... Smile Jan



I personally believe that your audience will not be able to figure this method out. Talking of German audiences, I have performed this for a German company before, where most of the attendants were German. You are correct about them being sceptical. The other effects in my set came under scrutiny (they didn't find anything, but they wanted to look at things A LOT), but this effect did not come under scrutiny. The reason for this is that there is a process in the effect that destroys the sceptical thinking as everything appears to be above fair.

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On 2011-06-23 05:15, caycemindreader wrote:
I don't feel comfortable spending this much money on an effect unless I know certain details: Paul, can you tell us where you cartel's secret base of operations is? Cheers. C



Well of course. The only place we could take out multi-billion pound cartel was Switzerland. It was Switzerland or the Cayman Islands, but my Toblerone kept melting when I ate it in the sun, making the choice a 'no brainer'.

Consequently, our new multi-billion pound facility will be featuring on MTV Cribs on August 12th 8pm GMT. I hope they cut out the highly embarrassing 'Toblerone Cupboard'

Cheers,

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On 2011-06-22 08:52, Lior wrote:
Now I trust Paul as well !

Lior




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On 2011-06-23 05:34, Paul Brook wrote:
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On 2011-06-23 05:15, caycemindreader wrote:
I don't feel comfortable spending this much money on an effect unless I know certain details: Paul, can you tell us where you cartel's secret base of operations is? Cheers. C



Well of course. The only place we could take out multi-billion pound cartel was Switzerland. It was Switzerland or the Cayman Islands, but my Toblerone kept melting when I ate it in the sun, making the choice a 'no brainer'.

Consequently, our new multi-billion pound facility will be featuring on MTV Cribs on August 12th 8pm GMT. I hope they cut out the highly embarrassing 'Toblerone Cupboard'

Cheers,

-Paul


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I know some have said if they spend $200 they want to see a demo video first. As someone who has ordered this and actually paid the money, I prefer that a demo not be posted.
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I'm sorry I just can't keep coming back here to watch these fine gentlemen get beat up day after day ... so here's what I'm willing to do.

Paul, Colin:

Send me the darn book, I'll take a few hours out of my busy day, digest it and bring back my review to the Café.

Let's just settle this nonsense once and for all.

PM me for my address!!

Always willing to help out in a pinch,

John

PS: Ok, I'll pay postage.
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On 2011-06-23 10:05, johncesta wrote:
I'm sorry I just can't keep coming back here to watch these fine gentlemen get beat up day after day ... so here's what I'm willing to do.

Paul, Colin:

Send me the darn book, I'll take a few hours out of my busy day, digest it and bring back my review to the Café.

Let's just settle this nonsense once and for all.

PM me for my address!!

Always willing to help out in a pinch,

John

PS: Ok, I'll pay postage.


I would like to help out too. It's always good to lend a helping hand, especially to the people I admire. Smile

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Are there any props used in this effect? I think most here assume there are no props, but just want to make sure.
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On 2011-06-23 08:29, brehaut wrote:
I know some have said if they spend $200 they want to see a demo video first. As someone who has ordered this and actually paid the money, I prefer that a demo not be posted.


Same here.
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There is obviously something going on! That's why it's 100% guaranteed! The unique 'thing' that is being used is what the book focuses on and how to use it to directly read random thoughts AND have someone else read random thoughts!

The thing you're learning about is something I am so incredibly proud of! I honestly believe the people who buy this and use it are going to see the real value in it and I hope they respect their investment enough to guard it selfishly! Smile

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5 pages of deliberation on something that's not even out yet, Colin, Paul, you can buy publicity like this. I'm seriously considering this. I have some of Colin's material and some of Paul's too and have never been disappointed.
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On 2011-06-23 11:38, OTTOEMEZZO wrote:
Are there any props used in this effect? I think most here assume there are no props, but just want to make sure.


this is the question that is holding me back. I don't think its an unreasonable question to ask.
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