Cold Reader Bingo

Okay, so not technically a language-related blog below, though with some interesting explanations about how certain cold readers use words and questioning to manipulate responses from the audience:

http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2007/11/john-edward-jam.html

It also includes a randomisable cold reader bingo card.  Perfect!

Derren Brown has produced a number of shows that investigate mediums and cold readers and I find these topics (and Derren) incredibly interesting*. I’m nearly ready to face him in April again this year.

Also an excuse to plug a review I did for Exeunt Magazine about the play Faith and Cold Reading starring Stephen Tompkinson.

* Though maybe he’s hypnotised me to say that.

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