To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Contest time! Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1996 19:24:06

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From: James Randi --- Wizard To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Contest time! Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1996 19:24:06 -0400 NAME-THE-PIG CONTEST ANNOUNCED! German artist Jutta Degener has kindly created a Flying Pig that has earned a few chuckles and bravos since it was placed on my home page. The beast signifies the endless search for psychic powers. The time has come to name it. Here are the details: 1) Send your entry to name-the-pig@ssr.com 2) The Subject: should contain your name for the pig. 3) The body of your message can contain whatever you wish - it can even be empty. 4) If you have more than one idea, send more than one message. In the event of a tie, the person whose message arrived here first with the winning name will get the prize. And the prize is: an autographed copy of my "Encyclopedia of the Occult & Supernatural". Bear in mind: (1) This is a mythical animal -- I believe. It is not likely to exist. (2) It is an equal-opportunity creature. (3) It is probably female, since my experience with male pigs (not personal, just observing!) indicates that a boy is significantly more obvious than a girl. Enough details on that. (4) The name should reflect the purpose of the pig. No, not imaginary pork chops or bacon! But, after all that, the name could just be catchy and amusing. Ready, set, go! The contest is on! 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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