To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Geller's WWW page.... Date: Sun, 31 Mar 1996

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From: James Randi --- Wizard To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Geller's WWW page.... Date: Sun, 31 Mar 1996 02:08:11 -0500 Please, all you good folks on the Hot line.... Every day, I receive 3 or 4 notices about the Geller WWW page and the million-dollar offer he's making for anyone who can bend a spoon via the Internet. Now, I once said that there were things so silly that I'd not waste time spinning my wheels over them. That includes Santa Claus sightings and The Flying Dutchman. And such things as this nutty offer. Yes, Geller has gotten lots of attention for it. But if I painted myself green and walked naked in Trafalgar Square, I'd get attention, too. And just about the same amount and quality of attention. Oh, there will be a certain number of brain-deads out there who will spend the $4 (or is it now $4.50?) to gawk at the spoon and sweat a bit trying to win the prize (you trust Uri, don't you?) and he'll get a couple of weeks of fame out of it. But flashes of blurb don't resurrect a faded career. Now, if you want to see something even sillier, look at my page. (If this item is not up there now, it will be soon.) I'm offering $2 million to anyone who can straighten a bent spoon I have in a shoe-box under my bed. This spoon was bent psychically (that is to say, when no one was looking) and as soon as I see that it's been straightened out, I'll immediately get on line and ask who did it. And I'll send that person the $2 million. (You trust me, don't you?) Oh yes, I forgot to mention that my spoon can be adored for free. No charge..... I'm not any more worried than Geller is, about losing the money.... But please don't waste my time and attention by notifying me about anything Geller is doing -- or not doing. I'm well in touch with the situation, believe me. There's been a defector.... James Randi ************************************************** ** PROVIDED FOR YOUR REFERENCE BY THE MODERATOR ** ************************************************** Requests to be added to or deleted from the randi-hotline mailing list, must be sent to the service address: Internet: randi-hotline-request@ssr.com PLEASE BE PATIENT. All requests are processed before each new mailing to the list and these can be widely spaced. You *will* be added if your request was sent to the correct address. Mail to James Randi can be sent to: Internet: randi-hotline@ssr.com The Amazing One reads all mail and will generally respond eventually. This can change with growing volume, of course... Thanks to Anson Kennedy, back issues of the randi-hotline are now available on the World Wide Web: http://www.mindspring.com/~anson/randi-hotline/ Back issues of the randi-hotline are also available via anonymous FTP to: USA: ftp.netcom.com directory: /pub/an/anson/Mailing_Lists/geller-hotline ftp.ssr.com: directory: /Randi Please try netcom.com first, since ftp.ssr.com is very busy. EUROPE: mercurio.iet.unipi.it directory: /pub/Randi Our gratitude goes to Anson Kennedy and Massimo Macucci for providing the ftp sites at netcom and unipi.it, respectively. Randi also has a web page - check it out at http://www.sincity.com/randi/randi.html

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