Please note....

James Randi --- Wizard ((no email))
Fri, 10 Mar 1995 10:26:00 -0500

Cabbages and kings....

There's a rumor going about that Saddam Hussein, who is apparently able to
make a Mother of All Victories out of any Mother of Disasters he's presented
with, was heard to say that though the UN confronted him, blew away his
armaments and effectively neutralized his military forces, he really won the
encounter because they didn't get his Nintendo game....

I just returned to the USA and found a stack of notes awaiting me from
various members of the Geller camp, where that same sort of philosophy
appears to be at work. In accordance with the general principle of Fair
Play -- a concept which appears to be foreign to the array of legal
advisors, sycophants, groupies, dupes and lackies who constitute the Spoon-
Benderites -- I ask you to please note that the wording of the U.S. Court of
Appeals decision of last year has been changed to read, "attempting to
expose" rather than "exposing." Zowie! Leapin' Lizards! Golly Gee! Wow!

Folks, I take this as a direct mandate from the U.S. Court of Appeals to
validate their previous wording. I cannot ignore my sacred duty, and I will
redouble my efforts to support Truth, Justice and the American Way. Though
my red-and-blue suit is out being pressed at the moment, I'll be back in
action soon. Damn the torpedoes and straight ahead! La garde meurt et ne
se rend pas! Eppur si muove! Nunc aut nunquam! Aux armes, citoyens! Esta
vez, no olvides el Nintendo!

I do get worked up, don't I?

Mexico was enjoyable. I'll be doing CBS-TV News soon in conjunction with
the release of my "Encyclopedia of the Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the
Occult and Supernatural," I'll be lecturing for the American Physical
Society later this month in California, I'll pick up an honorary degree (I'm
a doctor!) in April in Indianapolis, then I'm off to Italy, Germany and
Switzerland for a month, also lecturing. Busy, busy, busy! Any folks in
those parts of the world who would like to make contact while I'm there,
please let me know.

J.R.

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