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James Randi --- Wizard (
Thu, 29 Feb 1996 23:39:31 -0500


It's incredible, folks. The old spoon-bender is still flirting with
deification -- or at least beatification. Someone should tell him you
have to be dead for this to be successful. Except, of course, for
Caligula, who demanded it while alive. But some guys have all the

Excerpted from "The power within Geller" found at

a sample from the "interview":

Q: Why do so many people insist you're a fake?

A: You can ask the same question to people who don't believe in Jesus
Christ or God. Historical religious figures always had enemies. They
always had those who said they were charlatans. In my field it's even
easier to accuse someone, because my powers are hard to demonstrate.
Then there are the vicious ones who try to attack me. I actually had
to sue a few because they lied about me in their books. The answer is
really is that many of them do it for monetary gain.


Say not so, divine one! How could that be?

First you saw an angel in your garden (shades of Joan of Arc) then you
said you came from a flying saucer, and now you're in the company of
Jesus and his dad? I thought at least you'd move up more gradually to
Bruno or Galileo, then to Wilhelm Reich. But you always were full of

Spoon Report: The bent spoon in the shoe box under my bed is still
bent, despite the mighty efforts of so many psychics to straighten it.
The room fairly vibrates, and the wallpaper has peeled, but the spoon
is still BENT, BENT, BENT. And a good thing too, since I'd have to
pay out that million dollars if anyone straightened it. And of course
I'd tell you all if it straightened. Of course I would. You trust
me, don't you?

Let's all kneel to Saint Uri, the patron of spoon-benders.

James Randi


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