The number of moving parts in this British-European puzzle is enough to bend minds
But as Surrey businessman Andrew Smith's United Plotowner's Associates attempt to purchase the Red Dragons from Manchester-based Alex Hamilton and administrators Begbies Traynor, ex-Bristol City boss Smith attempts to bend minds
Snake, a soft hand-puppet with googly eyes and a big mouth, joins him in a clever, somewhat sadistic routine to make the arcane but fascinating point that, like snakes, early ventriloquists were thought to have the hypnotic power to bend minds
What stays is the dreadful corruption of language needed to bend minds
to the mission, to turn people into fighters.
US psychologist Ray Hyman - who watched laboratory controlled tests with Uri - said: "He could bend minds
better than metal.