There seems to have been a lot of online bitching about the Derren Brown lottery Event, but I thought it was pretty cool. Lots of people sound massively annoyed that he didn't actually tell us how he "predicted" the lottery numbers, and are whining that it was obviously just camera trickery and blah-de-blah, but I think that's missing the point. The Friday night show was entertaining even if most of it was nonsense designed to misdirect (no, the wisdom of crowds doesn't work like that; no, those experiments on willpower's effect on randomness by the PEAR group were pretty nonsensical too.) Also there was a cute mouse, so yay. And just because something could have been done by camera trickery doesn't mean it was. I'm not saying it wasn't, but either we'll never know, or it's all building up to something later on in The Events.
(Hmm, actually, this web page is quite convincing that it was done with split screen. Doesn't matter. Moving on.)