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PostSubject: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:39 pm

Penn and Teller, two quality illusionists have released 5 series of BULLS**T on dvd.

They debunk allsorts of weird and wonderful stuff, well worth the purchase.

http://www.amazon.com/Penn-Teller-Bullsh-First-Season/dp/B00019PDNY/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1213821474&sr=8-3

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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:29 pm

Definitely one of the best factual TV series produced in years. i have all 4 series and can't recommend it enough.
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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:35 pm

Jamie mate,

might have been a typo but theres five, I got 1st 2 , next 3 on way.

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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:07 am

I saw some of 5 on Youtube. Is it available on DVD now?
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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:16 am

Yes from Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Penn-Teller-Bullsh-Complete-Season/dp/B0014FAIUC/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1214172795&sr=8-1

now im mad Mad

$16.49 I paid $24.99 each set ggrrrrrrr

What a ripoff!

Any ideas how I can claim the difference back anyone?

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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:49 pm

I must pick these up. I saw a few on Fox T.V. Great show!

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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:16 pm

Okay, seen the fifth series now. It is entertaining and there are standout moments, but there are definite signs that the series may have "Jumped the Shark". For a start the use of swearing and nudity is getting tedious. I get the point with both, but now they seem to be committing the cardinal sin of ignoring the "less is more" rule. The Mount Rushmore episode about super-patriotism was interesting, details about the height/weight index commonly used was a great education point for me and highlighted something I have often wondered, and debunking colonic irrigation/detoxing was a long overdue topic. However, the series often felt a little thin on the ground. The breasts episode, for example, is purely a case of cultural opinion. The anger management episode does not debunk anger management, but only discredits the "venting" type of anger management. It is a shame, as I still love the series and am glad I bought it, but this is perhaps the weakest so far. Hopefully it will pick up again in the sixth.
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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:43 pm

Hopefully Jamie,

I have seen the first 3 series and like everything some episodes were soso,

but overall worth having in the collection, if only to fill some knowledge gaps Smile

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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:27 am

Yep, all 5 series are worth owning. I couldn't agree more, if anything to prompt you to do your own research. That's what scepticism is all about after all.
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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:12 pm

I just ordered seasons 1 - 3!

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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:20 pm

You will enjoy them and you pre empted a little competition I had in mind.

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PostSubject: Re: BULLS**T by Penn and Teller   Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:33 pm

I'm currently going through them at an alarming rate. Great stuff.
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