Update....

James Randi --- Wizard (JREFInfo@ssr.com)
29 Apr 1997 07:58:10 -0000

I'LL BET MR. GELLER IS ANNOYED....

You may remember the former psychic superstar, Uri Geller. Well, just
as we were losing memory of him here in the USA, a major TV special
aired that referred to him as a "con man," and showed -- quite clearly
-- what I have always supported as the probable modus operandi of the
spoon-bending miracle as performed by Mr. Geller. Unless, that is, he
really does it by supernatural means, as he has so often claimed. One
wonders what Mr. Geller thinks of this latest commentary on his
claims...

Simultaneously with this item, there arrived on my screen a notice
that this last weekend (26th April) one of the UK football teams,
Chester City, played Exeter. Chester were clear favorites to win, so
Exeter, I'm told, contacted Geller for some magical help. Ever eager
to show his wondrous powers, he sent them some crystals which, if
placed behind the goals, he felt would prevent Chester from scoring.
At half-time it seemed that Geller's charm just might be working, with
Exeter holding a 1:0 lead. What then went wrong with the spell is
unknown, but by full-time Chester had overcome this baleful
crystalline influence and stormed on to a 5:1 victory, which, I'm
told, is an incredibly high score in football. An explanation has not
yet been forthcoming from the spell-caster, but you can be assured
that it will be interesting!

Those of you who remember Geller at all may recall that he was once
working his wonders with the Reading football club; they promptly went
to the bottom of the league and stayed there.

I've often said that if a physician were in business for 25 years, and
every one of his patients died, it might be time for him/her to
consider a different line of work.....

Randi

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