Having little better to do, I watched one of Brian brushwood's performance(I know, I know) on YouTube. He was on stage performing "Esp". He was obviously talking about "Esp" because he had nothing esle to say and from the way he said "Esp", you can tell that he thinks it is worthless. Even in the middle of the performance he started to mock it. At theend of the performance, he asked if anyone believed that they had seen "Esp". Three people raised their hands and he said "ok three jackasses" jokingly. I don't believe "Esp" is real either but I see some performers confusing their performance by sending mixied signals about what they are presenting and that leads to a bad performance. I also watched another performer saying he will "read" someone's body language by making them take a card from his deck. What makes this confusing is, isn't possible to "read" someone's body language without the cards? The cards become "visible compromise" as Derren points out in his book "pure effect". If your premise is to read non-verbal signals, then just do that. I don't know why you would confuse me by bringing cards. Another problem I see is, when a performer tries to use cards as a "reading" device. There is no way someone is going to believe, you can tell them about themselves by making them choose a card. So the question is, how do guys choose interesting and logical premise?