Things go wrong for psychic Sally

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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#21  Postby Fallible » May 19, 2014 9:32 pm

John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
Into a million itsy bitsy tiny pieces, don't you know,
Just like my favourite scene in Scanners .
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#22  Postby Onyx8 » May 19, 2014 10:09 pm

Psychic Sally... guess you'd better slow your critics down, Psychic Sally my baby, guess you'd better slow your critics down.



Gotta watch that movie again btw, haven't seen it in years.
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#23  Postby Evolving » May 19, 2014 10:45 pm



Hey, I remember that thread. I didn't realise it had gone, still less the reason for its disappearance.

How pathetic.
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#24  Postby Evolving » May 19, 2014 10:57 pm

Help an ignorant person, Onyx: which movie is that?

That was rather a good song.

I like the "da-dup" on the bass sax.
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#25  Postby THWOTH » May 19, 2014 11:05 pm

Evolving wrote:


Hey, I remember that thread. I didn't realise it had gone, still less the reason for its disappearance.

How pathetic.


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Some may certainly think so. The other thread commented on newspaper reports which became the subject of a libel action. Shortly after the legal challenges were settled out of court, and an admission of misrepresentation was published, we received a notice threatening court action if the discussion was not removed. The opportunity of representing the psychic's position on the board and/or of posting a correction, with links to the judgement, was offered, but the legal representatives were insistent, and so the discussion was taken down.

I mention this only in passing. There are no concerns about the current discussion or about any comments posted, so far. ;)
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#26  Postby Evolving » May 19, 2014 11:07 pm

To clarify: "pathetic" was not the removal, but the actions of Sally Morgan's lawyers.
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#27  Postby Evolving » May 19, 2014 11:08 pm

Evolving wrote:Help an ignorant person, Onyx: which movie is that?

That was rather a good song.

I like the "da-dup" on the bass sax.


Ah, found it now, thanks to Gugel.

Ought to watch that at some point.
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#28  Postby ADParker » May 19, 2014 11:09 pm

Evolving wrote:Help an ignorant person, Onyx: which movie is that?

That was rather a good song.

I like the "da-dup" on the bass sax.

That's The Commitments Evolving. :D

Good article from the OP. Interesting to read how the incident broke the blinkered "confirmation bias" observation style of much of the audience, and how they suddenly became less impressed and skeptical, noticing the disparity between the hits and misses, which they had apparently failed to recognize beforehand. :think:
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#29  Postby Evolving » May 19, 2014 11:11 pm

Yes, that's a good observation.
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#30  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » May 19, 2014 11:20 pm

I've been singing Mustang Sally around the house for the last hour. All my housemates now hate me. You've pissed off five women, Onyx.

Fun fact: one of the two-toed sloths that lives in the free flight Amazon gallery at the Vancouver Aquarium is named Mustang Sally.
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#31  Postby THWOTH » May 20, 2014 12:08 am

Evolving wrote:To clarify: "pathetic" was not the removal, but the actions of Sally Morgan's lawyers.

I got that. :thumbup:
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#32  Postby virphen » May 20, 2014 1:06 am

Slightly off-topic, but a story of similar lawyer antics re-forums. Another forum I used to participate in had a member use a photo of a radio/tv host. His lawyers contacted the site insisting this person cease using that avatar, just in case people would think the person depicted was making the posts. Which is only slightly less stupid than thinking Evolving is the official spokesman for whatever media conglomerate now owns the right to Peanuts.

As a response, virtually every regular poster changed their avatar to be a different picture of the C-list local celebrity concerned.

However, that only made the lawyers really nasty and they got the whole forum shut down. Obviously they were terrified that people coming across said site might think he was having multiple conversations with himself, or something.
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#33  Postby THWOTH » May 20, 2014 1:31 am

:roll: and :lol:
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#34  Postby Kenaz » May 20, 2014 2:10 am

A shame it was not in video format. :D
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#35  Postby Onyx8 » May 20, 2014 4:56 pm

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:I've been singing Mustang Sally around the house for the last hour. All my housemates now hate me. You've pissed off five women, Onyx.



My mission is accomplished. :lol:
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Re: Things go wrong for psychic Sally

#36  Postby electricwhiteboy » May 22, 2014 12:11 pm

When she played up the road from me I was tempted to turn up with a radio scanner and try to record the feed she was getting to the ear piece. Didn't fancy paying for a ticket, and I didn't think the singal would be strong enough to get a good feed from outside, also difficult to prove anything unless you've got a man on the inside confirming what's being said on stage.

Exactly why she's using in ear monitoring at all for psychic show is a bit weird, they tend only to be useful if you're a muscian so you can wander around the stage and still have the levels ballanced for your preference. It does mean you don't have to set up wedges on stage so it can be free of clutter.
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