When I saw Derren perform, it changed my approach to magic too. I stopped doing the card and coin "tricks" I used to do like every other magician on the planet and I took up mind reading too. Reading books on lie detection, micro expressions, hypnosis, NLP, subliminal messaging and other complicated blabber which made me what I am today...a reasonably famous guy among my peers and... well hopefully a successful psychological illusionist in the near future.
So as I end a slightly serious and non-magical post of mine, I would like to give a HUGE shout of "Happy Birthday" to Derren Brown, you're the greatest performer to walk god's non green Earth! You definitely know our minds better then we do, may you always be the awesome and hilarious guy I've grown up watching.