Friday, February 1, 2008

NOW Who's the Mind Reader?

Derren Brown's the System aired today and my prediction was correct. I have already gloated to people off-line, so no need to repeat that here.

Honestly, I am a little disappointed that DB did not surprise us. I was looking forward to giving free copies of my forthcoming biography of Derren to the 70+ people who participated in my prediction challenge.

Keep watching this blog, though. Between now and the book's projected publication date (March 25), I will likely provide another opportunity to win a copy.

4 comments:

ArBaDaCarBa said...

Sure you were right, but what about your 1,482,065,927,999 other predictions that failed on your other blogs?

Still... congrats !

William_Tapscott said...

Ha! Yes, I'm glad the whole thing's over because I've had camera crews following dozens of blogs, and the cost really adds up.

Richard said...

I enjoy watching Derren Brown and am a little disappointed he came up with this...it's a con scam tipsters have been doing for donkeys' years. Still would have liked to have seen it tho! (I'm overseas at the mo) Damn!

William_Tapscott said...

Richard,

I had to wait a few days to see it myself (because I'm in the U.S.). Even though I knew what was coming, it was a lot of fun.

I agree that the gambling scheme was disappointing (not in the same league as "the Heist," for example), but Derren Brown is an amazing performer. He can make any trick - even an old one - seem new and interesting.