Author Topic: James Randi dead at 92  (Read 176 times)

Offline trdsf

James Randi dead at 92
« on: October 21, 2020, 09:36:52 PM »
Announced on his website.  I propose a toast to one of the great bullshit detectors of our age.
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Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2020, 10:23:35 PM »
Announced on his website.  I propose a toast to one of the great bullshit detectors of our age.
Awe, damn. That spoon bending guy can go back to work now.

Offline Baruch

Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 10:32:15 PM »
He had a good run.  But in the Dilbert cartoon TV show, he was featured being sucked into a Black Hole generated by Dilbert's exercise machine along with a bunch of cultists he was trying to talk reason to.  Lots of famous people in Simpsons too.
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Táadoo ánít’iní.
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Offline SGOS

Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2020, 02:53:56 AM »
I always liked the way some magicians would stress that they were creating illusions, not magic.  Randi took it to the next level.  Penn and Teller are right up there too.  "Magic?  No, this is just skill."

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 03:53:32 AM »
Well, that's retirement. RIP. It's too bad they don't make them like him anymore.

I always think there is no middle ground with magicians. They're either philospher level great or douchebags for some reason.

E: Probably comes with the ground. They're natural sceptics and conmen, they know the life and people very well, can fool people very good, very easily. If you're really good at that it is big power and the rest is your personal morals. You can make shows and entertain people, you can be a real conman, open a church or be a politician...etc or become like Randi.
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Offline Mr.Obvious

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Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 09:00:17 AM »
Y'all just wait, he's going to come back as a spirit and claim his own million dollar prize.

Sad to see him go.
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Offline Baruch

Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 09:38:23 AM »
I always liked the way some magicians would stress that they were creating illusions, not magic.  Randi took it to the next level.  Penn and Teller are right up there too.  "Magic?  No, this is just skill."

And universal human psychology.  I love a good magician.
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Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 12:48:39 PM »
Randi was a big part of my education, he helped me develope my bullshit detector. I hope he had a good passing.
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Online Hydra009

Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 01:17:06 PM »
Sad news.  He was an incredible guy who really stuck it to phonies with his famous million dollar challenge.  He will be missed.

Offline Baruch

Re: James Randi dead at 92
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2020, 02:40:08 PM »
Sad news.  He was an incredible guy who really stuck it to phonies with his famous million dollar challenge.  He will be missed.

We needed him to take the veil off of all the lying politicians!
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.