For a good larf, check out this entry on USA Today's very decent pop culture blog, Pop Candy. Whitney Matheson, the blogger, asked "psychic" Char Margolis, who is promoting some inane Sci-Fi series in which she travels the country giving "readings," to give her a cold reading over the phone. Matheson gives us the transcript, and the hackery evident is hilarious:
Margolis: "Is there somebody who's an 'M'?"
Who doesn't know someone who "is an M?"
For fun, I, in my head, played along as I read the transcript and, as if just to prove how ridiculous the "reading" was, Margolis actually correctly identified the name of my grandmother--just as she had Matheson's!!!