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  • James Randi, Magician Who Debunked Paranormal Claims, Dies at 92

    Sad news for anyone who believes in science.

    James Randi, a MacArthur award-winning magician who turned his formidable savvy to investigating claims of spoon bending, mind reading, fortunetelling, ghost whispering, water dowsing, faith healing, U.F.O. spotting and sundry varieties of bamboozlement, bunco, chicanery, flimflam, flummery, humbuggery, mountebankery, pettifoggery and out-and-out quacksalvery, as he quite often saw fit to call them, died on Tuesday at his home in Plantation, Fla. He was 92.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/21/o...ion=Obituaries

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    He was a walking, talking Snopes.com. It was hilarious watching him unmask frauds.

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    • #3
      The name rings a bell, although I could not have said why. I solved all these problems simply by knowing there are no such things as magic and ghosts.

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      • #4
        Catching out Uri Geller on the Tonight Show..

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TNKmhv9uoiQ&t=16s

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        • #5
          I always got him confused with Ricky Jay, an actor/magician, or is ir magician/actor/

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          • #6
            The Onion couldn't resist:

            https://entertainment.theonion.com/p...-on-1845453086

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            • #7
              I admire the skill and enjoy the performances of magicians, illusionists, mentalists, and psychics and wonder HTH they did that.. but it ain't magic.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                I admire the skill and enjoy the performances of magicians, illusionists, mentalists, and psychics and wonder HTH they did that.. but it ain't magic.
                I only enjoy sleight of hand tricks.
                It irks me to know that the vast majority of 'magic' is something I could do if I knew the 'trick'.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                  See the link to the Onion blurb on Adam Gase. It's priceless.

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