The latest rumors....

James Randi --- Wizard ((no email))
Sun, 21 Aug 1994 19:39:16 -0400


Nothing surprises me now. I'm told that an article in a London paper
describes Uri Geller as having glued 5,000 bent spoons to his Cadillac and
declared it to be a gesture of world peace. That's logical. Some 20% of
the spoons, I understand, were psychically bent by the awesome mental powers
of the wizard, and the rest were distorted by a local artist. Apparently
the artist used his hands. Say not so! I thought it was impossible to do
that! Hmmmm. Wonder if anyone can tell which spoons were bent which way?

And, in Israel, according to reports, Mr. G. performed "psychic surgery" on
TV, then said that it was fake! Wow! Who even suspected that? Of course,
we may assume that everything else the wiz does is not fake. Otherwise,
where would we go for our fantasies?

I'm off to Scandinavia very soon, and I'm told that "psychics" and "dowsers"
are running for cover. I wonder why?

Though I have no interest in the matter, I received a thorough report on the
Riley G history. Don't you remember Riley G? Gee! He was the disciple who
Geller used to carry his stuff around in Australia during that strangely
short tour last year. Yes, folks, for those few of you who may care,
"Riley" really was a cop, for all that means. He served the Brooklyn DA's
office doing various errands for 3 years, 8 months and 10 days.

Anyone who uses "123" as a PIN number has to be pretty dense, right? But
when one cunningly opts to use "321" (a quantum leap in low-level
cleverness!) thus employing all the smarts available to him/her, I think
he/she can't be very smart. Just an opinion, nothing more.

Just to show you how wrong astrology can be, I was born on August 7th, and I
know someone of totally, absolutely, inarguably, definitively different
character, philosophy, beliefs and motivation, who has the same birthday.
Maybe it's the 32 years difference that counts....?

And, I finally caught the local person who has been looking through my
mailbox! Hallelujah! We'll be asking some very interesting questions of
that person, tomorrow. What secrets will we uncover? A report will follow.

Life is like a box of chocolates..... JR