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Friday, October 12, 2007

The SHOW must go on!

TIME Magazine released a short article on October 10th entitled "My Friend, Steve Fossett" by Sir Richard Branson...the following day "Magick" man Branson jumps from the roof of The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in a PR stunt that leaves him scared, shaken and somewhat embarrassed...

Notice in the video how they suggest that the promotional tickets just disappeared (not unlike Steve Fossett or any old magic trick), while Penn and Teller (listen to Freeman's newest interview on Red Ice Radio for some interesting insight into Penn Jillette) provided the closing illusion.


hoi polloi said...

Branson was photographed tossing mind controlled Pam Anderson around like a rag doll the other day. Good times, with programmed multiples :)

David said...

Hanged man? This is the man trying to present himself as the 'saviour' of Northern Rock - whose share price fell faster than Branson - though why you should trust a man with blood on his hands and his arse falling out of his trousers is lost on me.

Michael said...

That stunt is incredibly strange. Was it symbolic? Symbolic of what? In a way it evokes victims of 9/11 leaping to their doom.

Of course, a magician's main skill is artful distraction. The media = the great magician. No wonder the Magic Kingdom is based upon the illusion of the movie.

David said...

Spot on Michael - this is a grand distraction while the Branson's real magick is done in the dark at Shipton-on-Cherwell Manor.

JB said...

I've started my own blog.

Its the "Meta-Logic Café", at

aferrismoon said...

The show must goon.
Anyhow trying to keep up with the small amount of blogs I attend, and its fast, furious and nigh on impossible. Everythings so interesting and synchronised that its difficult even to comment, merely sitting back and wow

FilmNoir23 said...


agreed! Hang in there...

aferrismoon said...

Don't push it
Don't Fossett
Let it happen naturally

Was that Shalamar?

Haven't downloaded the vid yet.
The Hanged man is a good take. Its Hebrew letter = M
and Ms number = 40 if that has any signiff.
All water under the bridge

Carlo Suares asks people interested to notice that the Hanged Man points to the High Priestess if Sepher Yetsira Tarot attributions are followed, and the cards are lain out in - Fool to Strength [1-9], Hermit to Star [10-90], Moon to High Priestess [100-400]. A worthy exercise with any pack, I did it with the Book of Thoth and it opened my mind to other thoughts.
When u said 'hang in there' did u mean or Richie 'Boy' Branson, soon to be the British PM to Arnie's President.

aferrismoon said...

i always wondered if Penn and Teller were a hidden
Oppenheimer and Teller [ Edmund] as in A-bomb and H-bomb scientist, though only 1 had any head for poetry

FilmNoir23 said...

The Hanged Man's letter in Hebrew is REALLY "M"? Awww man...too much.