RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Strelnikov » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:38 am

I was off training for a poll-working job today and just now I found out that JAMES RANDI DIED, so now in November I have to finish that old post and rewrite the beginning because James Randi IS DEAD.

Because he is now DEAD, his widower will probably have him cremated and the ashes blown into Uri Geller's face because that's what Randi said he wanted done years ago. This is the end of the James Randi Educational Foundation, because Jose Alvarez/Deyvi Orangel Peña Arteaga is not a public speaker, he's a painter, and not a skeptic. Stuff will start shaking in SkepticLand over this.


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Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Eric Corbett » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:23 pm

Sad news.

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Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Strelnikov » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:26 pm

Eric Corbett wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Sad news.
That he's dead or I have to rewrite/finish a blog post?

You want to be sad about a death this year, David Graeber died on Septeber 2nd. He was the guy who gave us the term "Bullshit Jobs" and a book of the same title, also Debt: the first 5,000 years (2011) link here for a .pdf copy. He was an anarchist and a genius, and we are much smaller for not having him around anymore.

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/of-flying ... -of-profit

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/despair-f ... id-graeber
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Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Eric Corbett » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:47 pm

Strelnikov wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Eric Corbett wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:23 pm
Sad news.
That he's dead or I have to rewrite/finish a blog post?

You want to be sad about a death this year, David Graeber died on Septeber 2nd. He was the guy who gave us the term "Bullshit Jobs" and a book of the same title, also Debt: the first 5,000 years (2011) link here for a .pdf copy. He was an anarchist and a genius, and we are much smaller for not having him around anymore.

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/of-flying ... -of-profit

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/despair-f ... id-graeber
As I have absolutely no interest in your blog whatsoever, I'm sure you can work out the answer to your question for yourself.

And I don't see it as any part of your role to tell me whose deaths I should or shouldn't be sad about.

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Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Strelnikov » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:26 pm

.....And I don't see it as any part of your role to tell me whose deaths I should or shouldn't be sad about.
You Wikipedians and your secret father figures Carl Sagan, James Randi, Phil Klass, other skeptoids I can't recall. The canonization of Randall James Zwinge can now begin in the Wikipedia bio and anything that goes against the taste of the fanboys can be quickly deleted....which was pretty much what it was before but they can double-down now.
As I have absolutely no interest in your blog whatsoever.......
Well, at least you are honest in playing the jerk, which fits everything I've read about you.
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Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:37 pm

Don't complain too much about Mr. Corbett---he's loads smarter than his usual gang of "enemies".

Perhaps I should post the "Guerrilla Skeptics" material here again? Just for some yuks, since it's all a foregone conclusion by now....

A small reminder:
https://web.randi.org/home/2017-jref-award


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Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Eric Corbett » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:11 pm

Strelnikov wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Well, at least you are honest in playing the jerk, which fits everything I've read about you.
You really shouldn't believe everything you read. 8-)

And as I haven't edited Wikipedia for well over a year now, I hardly think I can be categorised as a "Wikipedian". You are perfectly entitled to disagree with anything I say, but what you are not entitled to do is to put words in my mouth.

You appear to take some pleasure in the fact that Randi has died, which I find despicable, as I would taking pleasure in the death of anyone else.

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Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Eric Corbett » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:39 pm

As it happens, I've had an interest in what is now called psi since my psychology degree, when it went by the name of parapsychology.
But the problem has always been the same: "Psychic ability ... declines in the presence of skeptics." Why might that be?

Randi was obviously a showman, but that doesn't make him wrong.

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Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Strelnikov » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:27 am

Eric Corbett wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:11 pm
Strelnikov wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Well, at least you are honest in playing the jerk, which fits everything I've read about you.
You appear to take some pleasure in the fact that Randi has died, which I find despicable, as I would taking pleasure in the death of anyone else.
No, I take no pleasure in Randi's death, mostly because it makes more work for me. I considered him an annoyance because people who should have known better treated him like the scientist he wasn't.
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