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How Randi hampered his own movement

#1  Postby zeeble » Nov 10, 2020 2:22 pm

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#2  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 10, 2020 3:38 pm

I'm not surprised to see Watson use the death of Randi to grind her axe, especially when he has no ability to defend himself from her claims.
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#3  Postby laklak » Nov 10, 2020 4:03 pm

It's not like he asked her upstairs for coffee.
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#4  Postby Thommo » Nov 10, 2020 6:10 pm

Randi hampered his own movement?

I'm sceptical.
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#5  Postby Mike_L » Nov 11, 2020 8:58 am

laklak wrote:It's not like he asked her upstairs for coffee.

Unlike elevator guy, Randi knew the essential rule...
Never offer a beverage to something with green or blue hair (unless it's one of Jim Henson's muppets. That's maybe okay).

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#6  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Nov 11, 2020 10:09 am

Making fun of people's appearances is lame but using pictures from a decade ago to do so is a special sort of shitty.
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#7  Postby NineBerry » Nov 11, 2020 10:33 am

I see no axe grinding. It's a honest obituary mentioning all the ups and downs.
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#8  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Nov 11, 2020 10:46 am

I wouldn't be surprised if she was motivated to some extent by pettiness. That wouldn't invalidate any of the claims she makes in the piece though. Randi's dead but plenty of people from JREF who can counter her claims are alive. If she's talking shit hopefully they speak up.

The majority of the piece is flattering though.
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#9  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 11, 2020 11:29 am

Mike_L wrote:
Never offer a beverage to something with green or blue hair (unless it's one of Jim Henson's muppets. That's maybe okay).

Those durn kids and their hair, get off muh lawn!
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#10  Postby Hermit » Nov 11, 2020 11:33 am

Mike_L wrote:
laklak wrote:It's not like he asked her upstairs for coffee.

Unlike elevator guy, Randi knew the essential rule...
Never offer a beverage to something with green or blue hair (unless it's one of Jim Henson's muppets. That's maybe okay).

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At the time elevator guy invited Rebecca Watson to his room, undoubtedly hoping that their interaction would involve more than interesting talk, she had not died her hair green, blue, or any other colour.

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She had nothing to fear from James Randi anyway. He lived with José Alvarez since 1986 and married him in 2013.

NineBerry wrote:I see no axe grinding. It's a honest obituary mentioning all the ups and downs.

Watson was banned from the JREF forum twice in 2008, and she took that to heart. I think that sticks in her craw to this day.

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#11  Postby Mike_L » Nov 11, 2020 11:44 am

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:Making fun of people's appearances is lame but using pictures from a decade ago to do so is a special sort of shitty.

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Rachel Bronwyn wrote:The majority of the piece is flattering though.

...to herself, yes. It's a "me, me, me" piece in the guise of a tribute-cum-critique.
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#12  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Nov 11, 2020 11:52 am

If your issue with her is that she's massively self-important, I bet you're capable of saying that. Instead you choose to take shots at her appearance.

There are numerous reasons almost no women participate on this forum. The way women's appearances are discussed is, without a doubt in my mind, one of them.

And, as self-absorbed as I find Watson, she's made a long career out of it. Good for her, I guess.
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#13  Postby Mike_L » Nov 11, 2020 12:09 pm

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:If your issue with her is that she's massively self-important, I bet you're capable of saying that. Instead you choose to take shots at her appearance.
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And, as self-absorbed as I find Watson, she's made a long career out of it. Good for her, I guess.

...and her appearance is part of her long career.
It's not her innate physical features that I'm lampooning. It's the look that she's cultivated... the role that she's playing, as it were.

There are numerous reasons almost no women participate on this forum. The way women's appearances are discussed is, without a doubt in my mind, one of them.

I seldom see women's appearances discussed at all on the forum -- relative to the volume of commentary on, say, Donald Trump's appearance. By creating a bit of balance, I advance the cause of equality.
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#14  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 11, 2020 1:08 pm

Yeah Rachel, it's not Mike's fault he's only got one joke that that was brand spankin' new back in 1952. Don't tell Tim Allen, though...

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#15  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Nov 11, 2020 1:17 pm

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#16  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 11, 2020 1:27 pm

Hey hey, that needs a trigger warning first. Think of the boomers.
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#17  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Nov 11, 2020 1:29 pm

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Re: How Randi hampered his own movement

#18  Postby Mike_L » Nov 11, 2020 2:06 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:Yeah Rachel, it's not Mike's fault he's only got one joke that that was brand spankin' new back in 1952. Don't tell Tim Allen, though...


Don't be a bully, SaM. I love Tim Allen. And here you are, trying to ruin my VHS collection for me. :nono:

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#19  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 11, 2020 2:22 pm

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She had nothing to fear from James Randi anyway. He lived with José Alvarez since 1986 and married him in 2013.

I did not know this. :cheers:
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#20  Postby SafeAsMilk » Nov 11, 2020 2:25 pm

Mike_L wrote:
Don't be a bully, SaM.

I love how the current tactic for bullies is to curl up into a ball and cry victim at the first sign of pushback :lol:
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