Russian Roulette

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  1. Daniel Kikin

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    From the New York Post:

     
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    If this is for real then we are only a few years away from a show with no broadcast delay. Ultimate Fighting will start using weapons. Fire and brimstone will rain down from the sky. Dogs and cats will be sleeping together.

    The end is nigh! Repent dear sinners! The Apocalypse is upon us and Judgement Day is coming!

    (OK, that is the caffine in my system talking. BTW, Vanilla Diet Pepsi is pretty tasty; like a cream soda. I've had two in the last couple of hours.)
     
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    I can only hope and pray that something so sick will never be produced here in the U.S.

    Ben
     
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    I would bet that he will choose the "humiliating" option and no trigger will be pulled. Either this is a hoax or this guy is an idiot.
     
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    Excellent... I see that the next Darwin Awards compilation already has some starting material.
     
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    I don't know guys, it says he is a psychological illusionist. This is probably a magic trick. Enjoy the show for fun, but I doubt he will be in any real danger.

    -Kelly
     
  8. Daniel Kikin

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    Looks like this happened Sunday night, Zap2it has a recap.

     
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    I'm hoping David Blaine copies this stunt but with rounds in all the chambers. [​IMG]


    > I can only hope and pray that something so sick will never be produced here in the U.S.

    Something sicker already happened. Have you forgotten Budd Dwyer? He was a politician accused of some wrongdoing who held a TV press conference in which he blew his head off. You can find the clip online rather easily.
     
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    This was the inspiration for the Filter song "Hey Man, Nice Shot" from a few years ago (not Kurt Cobain like many said at first).
     
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    Well, here's a very interesting news story...

    Derren Brown planning on going to Hollywood now? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Chris Lockwood

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    > I'm hoping this of course is said in jest.

    Do you have any clue what this means? ----> [​IMG]

    First day on the Internet? [​IMG]

    But it would be the first watchable thing Blaine has done in a long time.

    I also thought that Filter song was based on Cobain.
     
  16. Daniel Kikin

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    They were talking about this on the radio this morning (WPLJ, 95.5 in NYC) and supposedly there were no bullets and the gun not a real gun either. They said the network in the UK is not commenting so it looks like this whole thing was a scam after all.
     
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    Apparently they weren't using live ammunition - but neither were they blanks (or the shot would still have been lethal).

    So some sort of trick bullet, and a gun that produces a bang on cue (with a corresponding squib in the sandbag).

    All of the above doesn't necessarily mean that Derren Brown didn't guess the chamber correctly, just that he was taking no chances.
     
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    Good point- shooting a blank at your head from close range is about the same as a bullet, as someone playing around on a movie set learned years ago.
     
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    You're probably thinking of Jon-Erik Hexum on the set of the TV show Cover Up.
     

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