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Posted by Derren Brown News June 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

So we’ve finally updated the blog. In case you were confused before you are now looking at the official Derren Brown blog. It’s no longer just Coops’ blog – we had to take it off him for being naughty – however he will be putting in an appearance once the tour is over.

We made lots of upgrades and hope you like them. If not, just tell us we suck and we’ll be happy to cry in a corner. Big thanks to Mr Brain who re-coded it and most of all Abeo for doing the leg-work whilst I concentrated on finishing up the new art site (and re-ordered my wardrobe) which should be launching in about a week.

For those of you who regularly post – get yourself a gravatar here which will give you a picture next to your comments.


June 28, 2009 at 5:41 pm
Abeo says:

Yay! πŸ˜€

June 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm
Kim says:

Nice πŸ˜€

June 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

There are avatar things? PICTURES?

June 28, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I like it!

June 28, 2009 at 5:46 pm
Georgina says:

I don’t like the new look blog, I love it! =D

June 28, 2009 at 5:49 pm
Leon says:

: )

June 28, 2009 at 5:50 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

ok does this work?

June 28, 2009 at 5:55 pm
mave says:

MUCH better. Well done!

June 28, 2009 at 5:55 pm
Abeo says:

Indeed it does πŸ˜‰

Now I need to go get our Derren smilies back!

June 28, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Neda says:

mmmm…… I don’t like changes…

June 28, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Elise says:

OOH – Nice to meet you, new blog! πŸ™‚ x

June 28, 2009 at 6:02 pm
Vito says:

Looks GREAT!

Maybe I’m the first to understand the quote from the blog title! πŸ˜€

Great, really! :°D

June 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm
Leon44 says:


June 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm
Donna says:

Love the look of this new blog πŸ™‚

Much more tidier πŸ˜€


June 28, 2009 at 6:10 pm
tash says:

love it! And you’ve put the spam thing above the submit button yay! It helps us forgetful ppl. Will have to add a graviter thing tomorrow. πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 6:10 pm
Suzanne says:

I like it! Also bought Derren’s Portraits book the other week – a fascinating read πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 6:11 pm
Stuart says:

You Suck!

Well alright….I like it.

June 28, 2009 at 6:13 pm
Lafayette says:

I always wanted to be in pictures.

June 28, 2009 at 6:14 pm
Sil-Portugal says:

it’s looks very cool, i love it x

June 28, 2009 at 6:14 pm
Tina says:

Very nice! And the new caption is quite amusing also.

June 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm
Rhian says:

It’s cool. Prefer the less scary picture up the top too! πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 6:17 pm
Megan says:


June 28, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Looks very sleek. πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 6:21 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

I’ll give you $5 if you make a forum! $5 Canadian is like 20p in Britain but you can probably still get a Curly Wurly for that.

June 28, 2009 at 6:21 pm
jameshogg says:

NICE! πŸ˜€

I think I already have a gravatar for WordPress and the ICHC blogs. Hopefully it’ll work here!

*posts and checks*


June 28, 2009 at 6:24 pm
Elise says:

“Why the hell are they using belong as a noun?” that’s the 1st thing that came to my mind when I saw the new design! (I had to look it up, I didn’t know anything about that game thing).

But, well, I like the new blog’s face! πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm
jameshogg says:

Yep! It’s there!

And it be Tails of course πŸ˜€

BTW: ‘All your minds are belong to us.’ – EPIC WIN whoever suggested that idea for the header. That is just epic!

<3 this blog!

June 28, 2009 at 6:29 pm
Marcus says:

Love the new blog and I especially love the “zero wing” reference in the caption πŸ˜€

June 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm
Sarah says:

I love it!

June 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm
Mikk says:

Very cool!

I love it!


June 28, 2009 at 6:36 pm
Fiona says:

I’m pretty impressed πŸ™‚ Abeo and Mr Brain did a ruddy good job! πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 6:36 pm
Kirsty says:

yeah I like it, looking good

June 28, 2009 at 6:40 pm
lou says:

love the new look, very nice!

June 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm
Catharine says:

Ooh, VERY nice πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 6:47 pm
MS says:

Your minds are belong to us … hm … typical brittish expression?? Does not make sense to the non english world I’m afraid .. not that your minds belong to us would have more sense though ….
Like the pic up there … like … In can see you all typing there naughty stuff, you can’t kid me … (but hey … me being me .. )

The share and enjoy buttons .. hm … no clue what I should use most of them for (well, I had already some buttons, but this extra service might come in handy now and then .. email chinese articles to my chinese colleague and such … ). But hey, we oldies do it the old fashioned way ..

June 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm
BellaFiga says:

Very nice. Will my picture come up automatically?

June 28, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Linz says:

Loving the new look site! need to get me one of those pictures!

June 28, 2009 at 6:49 pm
MS G says:

Has Coop been a bad boy? Or was Phillis wild ambition drive just simply too much for the more normal people?
Oh well .. an et al blog it is then …

June 28, 2009 at 6:51 pm
Smudger says:

gravatar??..isnt that what keeps us from floating off into the atmosphere??

June 28, 2009 at 6:54 pm
Claire says:

Excellent! I love it! πŸ˜€

June 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm
Lady Claire says:

Very nice job indeed. Can’t say a lot more than that! πŸ™‚

LC x

June 28, 2009 at 6:58 pm


It’s a Zero Wing reference and an internet meme that came from the game’s poor translation to English.

June 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm
EmilyT says:

Liking the new look – very clean! And am geeky enough to giggle at the “All your minds are belong to us” title πŸ˜€

June 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm
Helen says:

Great new look – I’m impressed. Gold star to all comcerned πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm
Allie says:

Looks awesome, very professional πŸ™‚ Not that the other one didn’t!

For some reason I read that as you launching your wardrobe in a week 😐

June 28, 2009 at 7:14 pm
Abeo says:

Phillis launches a new wardrobe every week! πŸ˜‰

June 28, 2009 at 7:17 pm
Jacqueline says:

Hey, where’s the funny pictures of Derren from the top – They are missed. But great makeover, had to reduce the brightness on my puter. πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm
Kym says:

Loving the new blog πŸ™‚ … Although only seeing it via my mob. Missing the freaky Derren pics though… πŸ™

June 28, 2009 at 7:38 pm
phillis says:

Should be “All your BRAINS are belong to us” – someone wasn’t listening.

June 28, 2009 at 7:41 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

You have no chance to survive make your time

June 28, 2009 at 7:44 pm
KenWor says:

Well blow me down with a tonne of TNT! It’s all shiney and new guv’nor!

June 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm
Allie says:

@Abeo- ‘Phillis launches a new wardrobe every week!’
Haha! Love it ;D

And also- ‘all your minds are belong to us’, brilliant idea, I’m shocked I actually got the reference. ^^’

June 28, 2009 at 8:17 pm
Judith says:

Yeah I love it πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 8:23 pm
Gaz says:

How tragic that I’m only leaving this post to see if the gravatar worked… Not sure I like the light grey text here though πŸ™

June 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

Oohh Love the colour-use and style…it´s fresh and perky and quite modern-ish.

What´s up with the your minds are belong to us then??…;-)


June 28, 2009 at 8:48 pm
lanne says:

Ohhh I like the new look. Def worth leaving RSS feed to come and see what all the fuss was about. Well done team! You may have our minds but we appreciate the blog posts as a reward for handing them over πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm
Tammy X says:

Loving the new look!

I’m a bit scared of technology so I may take a bit of covincing.

I can only see 6 of the 55 comments that have been made about this bit, I’m confused already!!


June 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm
Abeo says:

Sorry about that Tammy, you should be able to see all of them now πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm
Tammy X says:

Thanks Abeo, you do look after me and my Ahmish ways!!

Love it now!!


June 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm
sue says:

Erm, hi.


June 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm
Andrew says:

I have a gravatar now. If you can tell me from that which show on this years tour i went to see, i will genuinely be amazed.

June 28, 2009 at 9:21 pm
Jo says:

Slick πŸ™‚

June 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm
Ferny says:

Oh my jesus, I lav it!

June 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm
no_patients says:

ah I feel all warm and fuzzy now πŸ˜‰

June 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm
Dani says:

Just popped in to have a looksee, very modern and understated!
still the same fab content!

June 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm
no_patients says:

and I was going to buy a Wii as I needed new gadgets. I love it, fantastic! and saved me £200 πŸ˜‰

June 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm
Ferkle says:

Wow, well done guys, tis great!

Plus now you get to see all our lovely faces… lucky you?

June 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm
EMcB says:

Love the new site. It’s all twinkly and shiny. Also liking the new pic of Derren at the top; it looks as if he is deciding what mischief to get up to next.

June 28, 2009 at 10:10 pm
Mikk says:

Haha, this is so awesome. There are little smilie faces in the left corners around the site.


June 28, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Looks very nice!

June 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm
lauralou says:

“Somebody set up us the bomb”

Didn’t know you lot were a bunch of gaming geeks too

June 28, 2009 at 11:06 pm

How did u get to be such a winner in so many different Levels Derren. u must have a better understanding of the world and human brain than almost anyone alive today.
and i cant help but feel u could be using it for a lot more rewarding tasks.

June 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm
Nikki says:

I’m not sure if I like the new look.
Gravatar on the other hand is rather brilliant.

June 29, 2009 at 12:25 am
Kat says:

Love the new look – but PLEASE can you change “your” to “you’re” in the first line. Like fingernails down a blackboard…

– you want to think about that one again Kat? (Phillis)

June 29, 2009 at 1:40 am
james says:

all your minds ARE belong to us – surely it should be – all your minds belong to us?

June 29, 2009 at 2:18 am
Mr Woolf says:

It’s damn near perfect πŸ˜€
Just that one final ‘touch’ will put the cherry on this delightful cake aye Abeo? πŸ˜‰
Give me a prod if there’s any issue with ‘it’, I’ll be happy to help.

Congrats to all involved in evolving this site.

About this gravatar thing, I think I’ll hold off for now.
An image of my mug would only spoil this great new look… and possibly cause a mass vomiting phenomenon, Lol.
Just kidding, I’m not too ugly πŸ˜›

Be cool, stay slinky and peace people! πŸ™‚

June 29, 2009 at 3:57 am
Mr Woolf says:

ANDREW: I bet you went to the Newcastle Enigma show at the Theatre Royal, umm the 3rd June perhaps?…
Although, It could have been a different date πŸ˜‰

I really should get to bed now πŸ˜›

Peace people πŸ™‚

June 29, 2009 at 4:42 am
Mr Woolf says:

ANDREW: Actually, in retrospect… I’d say you probably chose to go on a Monday which would have been the 1st of June… Am I fully correct now? πŸ˜‰
Lol. That’s the last post I’ll make at this time now, I’m probably becoming a bit of a pain to the poor moderator. I don’t want to get banned πŸ˜›

(Again) Peace People!

June 29, 2009 at 4:55 am
Alicia says:

Hmm, didn’t even notice the quote on the top of the blog until I read some of the comments…

Anyway, I really like the new look and the less creepy picture in the corner.

June 29, 2009 at 6:47 am


June 29, 2009 at 7:08 am
jenna says:

The new blogs lookin’ gooooood! look forward to the new art site! πŸ™‚
mwah! xxx

June 29, 2009 at 7:44 am
Kirsty says:

Just checking my avatar.

June 29, 2009 at 7:49 am
Tash says:

I’m just seeing if the graviter thing works …

June 29, 2009 at 9:10 am
elsatanico says:

To all those who are “correcting” the “All your minds are belong to us” quote, I suggest you brush up on your internet memes…

June 29, 2009 at 9:29 am

Wow nice site πŸ˜€

June 29, 2009 at 10:14 am
SuZi says:

Looking very nice! I was really surprised to see it up!

And finally the anti-spam field cannot be overlooked anymore πŸ˜‰

But can I make a suggestion? The links are really hidden in the text, beeing black (or dark) too. It would be easier to have them in another colour. Thanks πŸ™‚

June 29, 2009 at 11:22 am
kirsty says:

lool i love the title πŸ™‚ whos idea was that? x

June 29, 2009 at 11:27 am
Abeo says:

Hello Suzi,

Yep we noticed the links colour, and we will get it changed, along with the colour in the text box below (it’s a little too light).
Also need to put some links from each post to the next and previous, and add a search box back in.

If anyone has any further suggestions, just shout out and i’ll try to get it done this week.

Abeo πŸ™‚

June 29, 2009 at 11:33 am
Siobhan says:

Oh, fancy pants (and now we can see all of the lovely people…)

June 29, 2009 at 11:38 am
Theresa says:

it’s awesome.
who’s the warcraft playing geekozoid? it’s a great idea.

June 29, 2009 at 12:03 pm
niamh says:

I love the engrish title, great use of that classic phrase πŸ™‚

June 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Mr Woolf says:

I know why Derren has ‘that’ look on his face in the header.
The only piece of clothing he’s wearing is that jacket …possibly a black shirt too, but that’s all.
He’s completely butt naked from the waste down… dirty boy! πŸ˜€

(It’s not a fantasy… it’s a fact! πŸ˜‰ )

June 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm
vampirebloom says:

Looking good πŸ˜€

June 29, 2009 at 9:00 pm
Sarah says:

Wow its so shiny! I love it. And now the security text thingy is above the submit button so I won’t keep forgetting to type it in, awesome! πŸ˜€

June 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm
Sarah says:

And I don’t mean to spam but how do I get an avatar thing? I post here at least semi regularly if not more. :0

June 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

Hey Abeo, I have a suggestion. You know how you have Derren Brown smilies? Well, if you had a Criss Angel smiley and maybe a David Blaine one – hell, a David Copperfield one too, why not – we could use them to have virtual blog comment fights and settle once and for all which of them could beat up all the others. It would be AWESOME and FANTASTIC and MADE OF WIN.

June 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm
Abeo says:

Sarah: Sign up to with the email address you use on the blog posts πŸ™‚
(Can take up to 30 mins to appear, but will appear for all your old comments as well, so you can keep checking your comment above to see if its activated)

SCG: Haha! I’m not sure enough wordpress smiley options exist to do so πŸ˜‰ But the idea is certainly made of win πŸ˜€

June 29, 2009 at 9:54 pm
Sarah says:

Thanks. πŸ˜€ I think its working now.
And I agree you should change the link colours. I think that’s why I missed the gravatar link in the blog post first time round.
Anyway again- great job, I’m loving the new shiny awesome website. πŸ˜€

June 29, 2009 at 10:40 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

Oh please try, Abeo! It’s a question I worry about every night and I am losing sleep. We all know Derren Brown is a terrifying badass, but Criss Angel looks like the dead guy in the Crow (the one the movie is about, not one of the guys who gets dead as a result of his rampages) and that guy was an unbelievable badass and was invincible, pretty much. I just don’t know, man. Smileys could really help sort this out.

June 30, 2009 at 10:58 am
amz says:

i like coops, i met him a little bit on derren brown day in glasgow, i have the same birthday as him.
im going to be 28 on friday, soon i’ll be 30 then i’ll be 40 then i’ll be dead.
i hope i get a unicorn…

June 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm
nopke says:

Just checking my aviator … will it pop up or will it not .. that’s the question …

June 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm
roz says:

“all your minds are belong to us.” oh stop, i am getting laff face! πŸ˜€

June 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

AMZ you are the best. “im going to be 28 on friday, soon iÒ€ℒll be 30 then iÒ€ℒll be 40 then iÒ€ℒll be dead.” is the funniest thing I have heard all day and I have no idea why. Maybe our similar grasp of mathematics is just making me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
I too have laff face, which is my new favourite phrase.

June 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Kimberly Brown says:

loving the new features!!!! and heres hoping my gravatar shows up!

June 30, 2009 at 8:58 pm
Abeo says:

OK, fixed the hyperlink colour πŸ™‚

June 30, 2009 at 9:50 pm
Julie says:

Ooooo Pretty πŸ™‚

Yay, I got the ‘all your minds..’ quote. I’m so clever. πŸ˜‰

You’re all gorgeous in your teeny little boxes by the way.


July 1, 2009 at 8:33 am
James says:

Love the new look blog. Very funny title, I wasn’t expecting that.

I thought of another funny title option (too late I know, who goes back to read these comments days later?) …

This is the blog you are looking for … that is why it opened in this browser winnndow.

July 3, 2009 at 11:27 pm
blownbybrown says:

Yes, I like it too it must of taken lots and lots of geeky effort and endless amounts of one digit thumping, coffee slurping, blah blah blah, good fab love it loads. I just want to try out the gravatar thingy…No one will read this but me right?

July 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm
Slugsie says:

Hmm, somethings changed, but I’m not sure what. πŸ˜‰

July 6, 2009 at 3:48 pm
Abeo says: