Ok, I read it, heard it, and I’m weeping! I can’t stop the tears from flowing… Hahahahahaha!!! Man, that was good!
Sorry, I can’t stop laughing!
This guy Riley is a big time idiot. Have you read all of his “documents”, and heard the interview?
Randi’s prize is to be collected ONLY by proving a “…psychic, supernatural or paranormal ability”, not by challenges of MISQUOTED allegations.
“I just love it when he has radio interviews lined up, and that he agreed to, but hangs up on the hosts after about 30 seconds into the broadcasts.”
Here Riley implies that Randi does this all the time, and leaves the question of time more or less ambiguous with his saying “about”.
Then Randi snapped back:
“How about the million-dollar prize for proof that this ever happened?”
Agreed, he should not have said that, but he was obviously being sarcastic. Besides, it is very clear that the prize is exclusively granted just for claims of psychic, supernatural or paranormal ability of any kind under satisfactory observing conditions, as is clearly stated in the APLICATION FOR STATUS OF CLAIMANT.
Then, in said aplication, Riley states:
“I, Riley G (Matthews) intend to prove that James Randi, a scheduled guest of a TV or Radio program did in fact hang up on at least one TV or Radio host of a live broadcast within 30 seconds to 1 minute after being introduced by said host or hosts.”
Well, here’s the catch. Besides his not being the kind of challenge required to collect the million bucks, Riley now specifies the time for Randi to hang up on a host as within 30 seconds to 1 minute after being INTRODUCED…
You see, I heard the tape, and timed it from the time the host INTRODUCED Randi to the time when Randi hung up, 1 minute and 3 seconds! Randi says that he has been on the phone for SEVERAL minutes already, and his point was very clear: he’s not endorsing that kind of program. But what probably really pissed him off was the fact that the host was mocking him by saying to his audience that “…in fact, if you put your hands on the radio, there is a possibility that James Randi could heal all your physical ills…”, etc, etc.
So I guess that maybe Randi screwed up by saying what he said, but maybe you can see the reasons why he’s (if it’s true) backing off this.
How’s this for a little “research”, eh? Wheeooo… I’m exhausted!
Men will cease to commit atrocities only when they cease to believe absurdities.