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To say that DYNAMO freaks the shit out of me...

(51 Posts)
CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Mon 31-Dec-12 20:21:55

and that although I know that they are tricks, there is a teeny weeny part of me that suspects he might have sold his soul to the devil in order to do this stuff! confused

Tweasels Mon 31-Dec-12 20:23:10

It's cos he's really magic. Like Merlin grin

MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Mon 31-Dec-12 20:23:30

Dp refuses to watch it as it isnt real magic hmm

What magic is 'real' then?

TheHoneyDragonsDrunkInTheIvy Mon 31-Dec-12 20:23:41

He is amazing. And very sweet. He is however in the magic circles inner circle. Perhaps they all really are wizards?

daisydee43 Mon 31-Dec-12 20:25:10

I really loved him until I found out its all cleaver camera angles sad

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Mon 31-Dec-12 20:26:31

How do you get a mobile phone into a glass bottle using camera angles?

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Mon 31-Dec-12 20:34:16

How does he do the walk on water one with camera angles - is it stilts? or a glass floating deck thingy?. I've always wondered confused
However he does it I think its great though!

NewYearNewBoo Mon 31-Dec-12 20:38:24

I don't think if is actually made from real human!!!!

cheekybaubles Mon 31-Dec-12 20:39:06

Oh dear, he looks like he is wearing his daddy's clothes

Panzee Mon 31-Dec-12 20:40:35

His voice is ace. He sounds like the magician in the League of Gentlemen.

TheSecretCervixDNCOP Mon 31-Dec-12 20:40:44

His accent grates on me. My name is Dynamoh. No it is not, your name is STEVEN.

I don't believe in god but could probably be persuaded that dynamo is god just pissing about. Or Jesus, he was always a crowd pleaser grin

Morloth Mon 31-Dec-12 20:43:04

Morloth I have watched that over and over but I CANNOT see what the trick is

NewYearNewBoo Mon 31-Dec-12 20:56:27

Ooh me too Boys ruined nothing for me smile

<hi five>

I love the programme where he's having a burger and soda meal in the USA.
He sips his drink and looks up- like a little boy out for a treat.

I can't imagine he'd like to be compared to a little soda drinking boy grin
I'll ask him when he's my Son-in-Law.

Morloth Mon 31-Dec-12 21:10:49

Lol ok, I won't explain. Tricks are cool even without being magic.

Technology is 'magic' to me.grin

skullcandy Mon 31-Dec-12 21:12:40

oh come on, everyone knows its all sleight of hand, camera angles and trickery. The fun is in being astonished at how GOOD they are at it and trying to work out how they did it.

skullcandy Mon 31-Dec-12 21:13:40

you have to rewind the video a few times to just the bit where he's moving the phone towards the bottle, dont watch the bottle, watch the phone, you can see what he does.. i missed it the first couple of times.

lovelyladuree Mon 31-Dec-12 22:15:08

All the 'onlookers' are actors/extras. They are paid to look astonished. You can google his 'magic' to discover how it is done. I cannot believe anyone still falls for this shit.

CatPussRoastingOnAnOpenFire Mon 31-Dec-12 22:30:09

Erm... did youread my OP? and that although I know that they are tricks hmm

ginmakesitallok Mon 31-Dec-12 22:35:09

I don't think anyone actually believes he can levitate, walk on water or walk through glass lovely. The 'magic' is making people wonder how he does it. I think he's great (even after watching the reveals!)

threesocksfullofchocs Mon 31-Dec-12 22:39:04

I love him
I don't care if it is real or not, it is good to watch

GreatCongas Mon 31-Dec-12 22:40:40

He's the one 'magic' person I think how the fuck did he do that.
I know it's a trick and not real but he really stumps me
Most I think 'oh it could be this'or maybe that but with him it's 'how?'

GreatCongas Mon 31-Dec-12 22:42:15

Ok watched the bottle one
The sleight of hand is amazing
But still empty bottle to a phone in it I couldn't work out

Morloth Mon 31-Dec-12 22:53:16

The man standing behind and to the left of him has a bottle with a phone in it. If you watch really really carefully you can see the moment they exchange.

As I said, tricks are cool in their own right - he does rely quite heavily on the reactions of the people around him to give the impression of magic.

When he can do it, naked, alone, in an empty room other than me standing right in front of him, then I will believe it is 'magic' and be freaked out.

Amytheflag Mon 31-Dec-12 22:54:43

Psssh I can't take him seriously since I saw him duff up his trick on Johnathan(sp?) Ross when the camera caught the goldfish sliding out of his sleeve hahahahaha.

GreatCongas Mon 31-Dec-12 23:01:14

Nope can't see that but am prepared to believe you

How's the walking on water one done?
My first thought was something just below the level of water but the Kayaks la go past and though they have a shallow draught, not that shallow and their paddles go deeper too

Morloth Mon 31-Dec-12 23:12:05

There is a clear walkway under the water. The kayakers are part of the 'cast', if you watch very very carefully again you can see they actually have to push a little harder to cross right where the platform would be.

For the police boat at the end, there are divers to pull the platform down so that it looks like there is nothing there.

If you watch the water itself closely throughout the trick you can see that there is something causing a slight reef effect. He also has his arms out for balance the whole time, which of course if you could walk on water, all of the surface of the water would be available to you, as the ground is.

Still a cool trick!

I enjoy figuring them out as much as I enjoy being impressed by them. grin

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Mon 31-Dec-12 23:21:11

Haha Panzee 'ma names Dean is me magic and me tricks'!

Love LOG!

Love Dynamo too. I thinks he's really clever and also really sweet.

ohfunnyFRANKENface Mon 31-Dec-12 23:21:51

He must be an alien or sutin

Just for you buzzcock fans out there.

foreversunny Mon 31-Dec-12 23:21:58

I love how humbling he is.

I like him, irrelevant of real/not real, it's entertainment.

FreePeaceSweet Tue 01-Jan-13 02:41:48

He did a trick on my sister in Selfridges in Manchester. He took her necklace, swallowed it and made it reappear from his belly button. Very cool. Just enjoy being perplexed. I hate those Magic Revealed shows.

sashh Tue 01-Jan-13 07:20:21

* Dp refuses to watch it as it isnt real magic*

I'm with your Dp. Dynamo's 'tricks' can mostly be boought from any magic shop and the ones that can't are camera tricks.

If you wander around a city centre with a pack of cards and ask random strangers to pick one and every time you say, "your card is the three of clubs", eventually someone will go, "OMG how did you do that?" That's the one that will be shown on TV.

If you wander around a city doing the same with a svengali deck your 'hit rate' will be 50%.

If you want to see 'real magic' just go to you tube and watch Penn and Teller do the cups and balls trick with transparent cups. Even though you can see the sleight of hand it is still impressive.

If you want to do dynam's tricks follow the link to where you can buy them

Cutiecat Tue 01-Jan-13 09:48:09

I think I am out of the loop as I thought this thread was about label makers. blush

DrRanj Tue 01-Jan-13 09:51:29

Who the fuck is dynamo?!

NonnoMum Tue 01-Jan-13 09:58:59

I, too, am freaked out by him. Whether it is real or not is irrelevant...

Good luck to him, boy from very simple background, but I really don't like magic too much. It freaks me out...

NonnoMum Tue 01-Jan-13 09:59:28

Oh, and that reminds me, I need some more tape for my label maker...

Loveweekends10 Tue 01-Jan-13 10:05:12

Poor guy has terrible chrons disease. I'm a nurse and the poor guy looks poorly to me. He is underweight.
Consequently I think he is amazing.

YANBU dp and I are pretty sure he's magical grin

They don't pay onlookers, I know that much. It's just clever trickery in the main.
In the first series my son played the young Dynamo, gazing at expensive cars smile

Right, Derren Brown, how did he manage to throw a women who had some basic training in escapology, into a freezing lake, bound and locked in a sack and she managed to get out! Just how?

seeker Tue 01-Jan-13 10:24:40

grin at ofunnyfrankenface

tiredteddy Tue 01-Jan-13 10:34:05

We saw dynamo in London last year. Just walking back to Waterloo and someone said (crew member) come and watch some magic and was just gathering passers by at random. It was dynamo though i had seen or heard of him before then. He did a clever trick taking drinks from people in the crowd - a bottle of fanta and a can of coke - and swapping the contents. You could see the colour change and people tasted them. It was amazing to see. And yes I suppose the drinks were probably planted but its still incredible and I couldn't explain it even knowing that. Was on telly and we were in the background with the DS's too! Magic!

AmandaThripp Tue 01-Jan-13 10:37:21

tiredteddy I saw that one on TV yesterday.

DrRanj Tue 01-Jan-13 10:41:45

Ok now know who he is. What a lovely guy. Watch this interview with Jonathan Ross. Made me cry a bit.

tiredteddy Tue 01-Jan-13 10:52:41

Ha ha amandathripp you saw RL me in the crowd grin I'm famous!

AViewfromtheFridge Tue 01-Jan-13 11:19:10

One of my friends had a romantic encounter with him...he is quite sweet, apparently!

DrRanj Tue 01-Jan-13 12:22:50

I have to say I quite fancy him too! Well envy of your friend! grin

Awks Fri 01-Mar-13 21:14:08

Gawd almighty he is freaky. How on earth did he just do that hand thing

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