Monday, July 30, 2007

Derren Brown PURE EFFECT magic and mentalism book

Derren Brown has been described as the world's only living jedi. This isn't too far from the truth if you have caught his shows on tv. He is able to bamboozle bystanders with a mix of magic, misdirection, mentalism, hypnnosis and showmanship.

Before his tv fame though, he was but a humbl magician, albeit with a penchant for taxidermy. Derren wrote a book, which is now out of print called Pure Effect where he discusses some of the tricks of the trade, and how he approaches performing his routines.

Here he with some candy counters:

Highly sought after these don't come up too often. Will it turn you into a jedi overnight though? Probably not. I'm afraid there is no substitution for practice, practice, practice, but this just might help you a little.

Bid here.

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Domain Name

Ever been to Western Samoa? No? What do you think of when you hear "Western Samoa"? I'll bet Harry Potter isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

Let me explain. The domain name extenstion dot ws (.ws) ist used by the country of Western Samoa, and it is not as popular as other extensions. Some have tried to make the extension more popular by using .ws as an abbreviation for website. Another use for it is commonly known as a domain hack where the extension and the domain name make up a whole word, like or The seller writes:

This is a sale of the internet domain name Perfect domain for any dedicated Harry Potter fan.

Use it to point to your myspace or facebook page or as your email address i.e. or

It is registered until 2009 but I doubt the deathly hallows movie will be out by then. Don't be a muggle and bid here.