Things are looking up!

James Randi --- Wizard ((no email))
Fri, 28 Oct 1994 19:56:13 -0400

Here's an early (very early!) look back and forward. Highlights: In 1994 I
spoke for Yale and Cornell, my NOVA/PBS show was repeated and shown in every
country around the world (except for the UK, which will show it early next
year), I did a major project for Heureka -- the Finnish science center, and
I contracted for an (undated) UK special.

The year 1995 looks pretty good, too. So far, I'm to speak for the National
Geographic Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
the Smithsonian Institution (as part of a series) and do a Canadian college

Within the month, I expect a complete settlement of all the Geller matters;
some of the other parties involved are already free of that nuisance.

My Encyclopedia of the Occult & Supernatural will be out early in 1995.
Mind you, a lot of the really good stuff was cut out by wimpy lawyers, so
I'm not going to be very enthusiastic about plugging it. We're rapidly
becoming a nation of scaredy-cats, afraid of being sued for every thought
and word.

It appears that the Australians performed a very thorough investigation, on
site, of a claimed Noah's ark discovery. It was a blow-away of the claim,
broadcast on TV there for all to see. And, also in Australia, the host of a
once-popular late-night TV show who had lost patience with me when he failed
to trap me into fumbling the Geller bent-spoon-and-key routine (it worked
quite well, thank you) and in his frustration told me to "piss off!" on the
live show, has now mellowed to the point where he thinks he caught la Geller
using a magnet to move a compass needle on his show! No! Gracious me!
Could that be how it was done? Is nothing real anymore?

And the world eagerly awaits the release of the "Mindbender" film. Yawn.
Wanna bet it will never be released?

And the world turns.... JR



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