The first is a clip of mentalist Derren Brown passing off blank sheets of paper as money in NYC and getting away with it, at least some of the time
If the techniques being used by Brown aren't immediately clear a quick perusal of the comments will give some idea of what he's up to. It's well worth understanding
It would be easy enough to dismiss what Brown does as merely an entertainment - a televised parlour game or curiousity. However, I'd argue that he is communicating something important about how easy it is to influence people and the nature of consent.
Or maybe he's just fucking with my head.
The second video clip may or may not document an example of the kind of thing Brown may or may not be warning us about.
Personally, I don't have a lot of time for the 'no plane' theories that crop up when discussing what really may have happened on 9/11. They are a distraction from much more compelling and less contentious issues that are easier to communicate to someone with an open mind - the 'stand-down' of the US air force, Bush's behaviour on the day, the shenanigans around WTC7, the subsequent silence concerning the short trades, the five guys videoing the attack from across the river, and so on and so on - the list is long.
However, an amusing DIY video has appeared on Youtube that lays two live video feeds from the day, side by side, at the time of the second WTC strike. One appears to show a plane hitting the building, one doesn't...
Quite odd but I've not doubt that sooner or later someone will come up with a plausible-sounding rebuttal that people will accept or reject depending on their preconceptions. That's how the 9/11 story has played out so far
What's more interesting to me is another part of the clip where the makers overlay the live commentary from different TV stations to demonstrate just how similar and synchronized the different commentaries appear to be.
Again, someone will come come up with a rebuttal; based on similar kinds of people reacting to the same event in similar kinds of ways. However, there is something about the coincidence of the commentaries and their content that got the hairs on the back of my neck sticking up, particularly the apparently superfluous line...
Sure, it could be just the babblings of a news commentator trying to keep talking but there's a little part of me that saying that this is just the sort of thing Derren Brown would say...