Monday, January 19, 2015

Stock Mentalist lies about Poll!

I love it when things change and you have to rethink your opinion over and over. Keeps you aware of your own actions.

Turns out I was wrong about a few things about the recent Paul Stockman issue. He did won the award for Best Mentalist/International Psychological Entertainer of the year.

Just kidding, not really? But there is some truth in that statement. SOME!

The UK Magic Magazine "Magicseen Magazine" did have a poll. The readers could vote by email. One if the categories was "Best Mentalist 2012". Paul Stockman got first place at that poll. Not an award at all, and certainly not for Best Mentalist/International Psychological Entertainer of the year.

So you see, he changed a few things. First he changed it to an award and then he changed the entire name of the thing. He also claims that "Celebrities, The General Public and Paul's peers voted to put him at the top." I don't think that any celebrities voted in that email voting. I may be wrong, but chances are slim.

There is bending the truth and there is lying. Paul Stockman took the low route and lied. And that is not acceptable in advertisement as it does two things. It discredits the performer but also ruins the public image of magic even more. The sad thing: Paul Stockman had something (a small thing) and he fucked it up by exaggerating it to the point it became a lie.

It's even kind of ironic how Paul Stockman uses stock photos of the Las Vegas sign as a background for himself. Stock mentalist comes to mind!

He also removed any mentioning/hinting that he ever performed for Ricky Gervais or Simon Cowell. Both of them hate magicians BTW. If he indeed performed for them, then he could have left the statements on his website. That is indicating that he indeed lied about ever performing for them. To his credit, he never explicitly said he did perform for them, but he strongly hinted at it.


anon said...

Does Ricky Gervais HATE magicians? I saw him on a TV magic show with Blaine (or was it Dynamo?) doing some gross needle through arm thing. Or maybe that's exactly why he hates magicians?! :)

Dicky Dum Dum said...

That's the nature of show business.
For example, magicians regularly boast of sell-out shows at the Sydney Opera House.
They fail to point out that there's a small basement venue within the Opera house that even the owner of this blog could fill...

Vnon Vmous said...

Overall yeah Ricky hates magic, but Blaine is a celeb, so thats why he took part lol

Da Trewf said...

Dicky Dum Dum.
That's not the same thing at all.

It's one thing to say "I've had a sold out show at The Sydney Opera House" when the reality is you've haf a sold out show in The Sydney Opera House STUDIO".
That's just allowing people to think something that actually happened was the best version of that statement rather than a lesser but still true version.

What Paul Laughing Stockman has done using your analogy is to say "I've had a sold out show at The Sydney Opera House" when I'n fact what he has done is busked outside Sidney's Pizza & Pasta House.

The former is a favourable representation of the the truth.
The latter is a bare faced lie.

Magic said...

"Da Trewf" is Doug Segal :)

Gary Jones Magic said...

I have worked for the Gervais family, they booked me for a family wedding so I would imagine they do like magic! Ricky and his brother were great sports, I took a bit of banter of them, and I gave a bit back lol! I must put this on my website ;-)

Gary Jones Magic said...

Off them and not of them....

Marie Young said...

His own webpage used to flat out state that he was on Live with Regis and Kelly

Barry Solayme said...

Firstly, Ricky Gervais owes me money, and I mena serious money! I', not gonna tell you how much I am owed for sucking his cock and telling him that he is talented, but it's a lot. Enough to keep me in gravy, anyway.

Secondly, how dare you shut me down, Roland, you mother fucker? Just because I might reach some sort of hiatus, when nothing gets posted for years, doesn't mean you can adopt this high-handed approach.

I hereby challenge you to a duel, bitch.


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