Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

Derren Brown: I will make a straight man gay

derren brown gay straight man women

  • Please log in to reply
88 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 43,374 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • Sometimes it's better to keep the mystery unexplained.

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

The television illusionist Derren Brown is courting controversy again by planning his most audacious trick yet – persuading a straight man he is gay.

The hypnotist also believes he could make a gay man be attracted to women.

The 41-year-old, who came out four years ago, is hoping the stunt will be as popular as his last stunt where he persuaded the group of people the world was going to end.

http://www.telegraph...ht-man-gay.html

Posted Image

#2    Wickian

Wickian

    Doppelganger

  • Member
  • 4,609 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA

  • Save it for Queen Doppelpoppellus!

Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

Isn't that just trolling for a bisexual?


#3    Ealdwita

Ealdwita

    Hwt oredmcg

  • Member
  • 5,275 posts
  • Joined:08 Jun 2010
  • Gender:Male

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

If I supply the wool, will he make me one as well?

"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)

#4    Otto von Pickelhaube

Otto von Pickelhaube

    A complete moral vacuum

  • Member
  • 30,149 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • Vampires are people too.

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:03 PM

So is he saying he could actually turn someone towards the ways of the Gays permanently and properly, or is this just another of those "illusions", i.e. fake, that these frauds & charlatans have made a career out of?
And yes, how could they independently verify that the guinea pig isn't bi to begin with?
And why does he spell his name Derren?

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

- Philip K. Dick.


#5    wolfknight

wolfknight

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,658 posts
  • Joined:26 Jun 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA Kentucky

  • There is nothing to Fear, but fear itself

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

It ain't going to happen!!!!!


#6    SpiritWriter

SpiritWriter

  • Member
  • 4,198 posts
  • Joined:21 Jun 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:in the ground

  • Hi! :-)

Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

That is very bad.. I appose that show.

The letter kills but The Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:6

Non-ambiguity and non-contradiction are one sided and thus unsuited to express the incomprehensible. -Jung

#7    freetoroam

freetoroam

    Honourary member of the UM asylum

  • Member
  • 10,316 posts
  • Joined:11 Nov 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:rivers and canals of England and Wales.

  • If you didn't see it with your own eyes, or hear it with your own ears, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth!

Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

View PostLord Vetinari, on 18 February 2013 - 05:03 PM, said:

So is he saying he could actually turn someone towards the ways of the Gays permanently and properly, or is this just another of those "illusions", i.e. fake, that these frauds & charlatans have made a career out of?
And yes, how could they independently verify that the guinea pig isn't bi to begin with?
And why does he spell his name Derren? Pretentious twit.
i take it you have not got his posters on your bedroom ceiling.

I have seen hypnotists, and have been impressed, but he takes it a whole lot further that I am dubious.
i wonder how he is going to prove that the man he turns is now gay. acting as one  is one thing, actually being one is another!


#8    acute

acute

    I'm a hoglet. Get over it!

  • Member
  • 3,063 posts
  • Joined:02 Jan 2012
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Hedge, UK.

  • Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:14 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 18 February 2013 - 06:07 PM, said:

......i wonder how he is going to prove that the man he turns is now gay. acting as one is one thing, actually being one is another!

That's a good point.
Will the newly-gay man be into pink, or brown?


#9    little_dreamer

little_dreamer

    Government Agent

  • Member
  • 3,410 posts
  • Joined:31 Mar 2008
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Deep South

  • We did not understand it all, but somehow we survived.

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:39 AM

I saw a hypnotist seem to convince people that they had seen a UFO in a trailer park.  This was all the power of suggestion.

My point is - this is probably only a temporary state of hypnosis, at best.

I am another anonymous face in the crowd. I am just another tiny wheel in the machinery of the world I live in.

#10    Sir Wearer of Hats

Sir Wearer of Hats

    SCIENCE!

  • Member
  • 15,205 posts
  • Joined:08 Nov 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queensland, Australia.

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

Which will only add ammunition to the "gays choose to be gay" brigade.
Brilliant move Derren.

I must not fear. Fear is the Mind-Killer. It is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and to move through me. And when it is gone I will turn the inner eye to see it's path.
When the fear is gone, there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

You may think you're cool, but you'll never be as cool as Peter Capaldi with an electric guitar, on a tank, playing the Doctor Who theme.

#11    Skithia

Skithia

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 192 posts
  • Joined:05 Jul 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Brechin Scotland

Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

This isnt what Derren is doing - its a made up story in the Sun that stalwart of Murdoch truth


#12    Otto von Pickelhaube

Otto von Pickelhaube

    A complete moral vacuum

  • Member
  • 30,149 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • Vampires are people too.

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

View PostSkithia, on 19 February 2013 - 12:51 PM, said:

This isnt what Derren is doing - its a made up story in the Sun that stalwart of Murdoch truth
So the Telegraph reprinted a story that the Sun had made up? have Mr. B's lawyers been in touch with the Sun yet?

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

- Philip K. Dick.


#13    Skithia

Skithia

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 192 posts
  • Joined:05 Jul 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Brechin Scotland

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

I have no idea if his legal peeps are doing anything about it but I do know he himself has posted that the Sun lifted the story from an original GT article where he stated such a change was not possible and the Telegraph reprinted it. Check his facebook page - he is very clear about stating that is what happened. Personally I would rather believe him over a newspaper known for making stuff up.


edited for spelling :)

Edited by Skithia, 19 February 2013 - 01:15 PM.


#14    Prab

Prab

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 203 posts
  • Joined:10 Dec 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  • Mythical Awareness

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 18 February 2013 - 06:07 PM, said:

i take it you have not got his posters on your bedroom ceiling.

I have seen hypnotists, and have been impressed, but he takes it a whole lot further that I am dubious.
i wonder how he is going to prove that the man he turns is now gay. acting as one  is one thing, actually being one is another!

I agree that it would be quite difficult to actually prove it that the person is totally changed mentally and not just faking it for money (of course he would be getting money for the show for sure)

And as little_dreamer pointed out hypnotism may work.

And if he is able to do so, we may see an increase in the conservatives in this country pushing the idea to turn everyone into straight because they already have been doing stuff like this recently, which is ridiculous.


#15    freetoroam

freetoroam

    Honourary member of the UM asylum

  • Member
  • 10,316 posts
  • Joined:11 Nov 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:rivers and canals of England and Wales.

  • If you didn't see it with your own eyes, or hear it with your own ears, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth!

Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

View PostTwinkle Arora is back, on 19 February 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:

I agree that it would be quite difficult to actually prove it that the person is totally changed mentally and not just faking it for money (of course he would be getting money for the show for sure)

And as little_dreamer pointed out hypnotism may work.

And if he is able to do so, we may see an increase in the conservatives in this country pushing the idea to turn everyone into straight because they already have been doing stuff like this recently, which is ridiculous.

he may be able to 'think' they are gay for a while, but actually putting it into practice??? lets see.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users