October 6, 1991
You missed James Randi's entire point. A bank robber holds a gun, the bank tellers, customers, and security guards see the robbery, the bank's video cameras record the robbery, the police arrest someone right on the spot . . . and yet he or she is still called "the alleged bank robber" until proven guilty by a trial. Uri Geller should be called an "alleged psychic" until it is definitely proven that there is such a thing as a psychic and that Uri Geller actually is a psychic.
May 16, 2006 |
Psychic Uri Geller and two partners have bought the Tennessee house that Elvis Presley lived in before moving to Graceland. The winning bid was $905,100 on EBay, he said Monday. "We are unbelievably pleased. This is a piece of history," Geller said by phone from England. "We intend to restore it to its old glory. We would like to bring sick children there [for tours], Palestinian children, Israeli children, American children," the Israeli-born Geller said.
November 2, 2000 |
Psychic spoon-bender Uri Geller sued Nintendo for hundreds of millions of dollars Wednesday, claiming that the Japanese game maker turned him into an "evil, occult Pokemon character" by naming a monster in the blockbuster cartoon series after him. And both he and his lawyer suggested that there were elements of anti-Semitism in the character's depiction. Geller, a former Israeli paratrooper famous for using mysterious mental powers to bend spoons, said that Nintendo Co.
October 1, 2000 |
APART FROM THE FACT THAT THEY CAN HATCH WITHIN MINUTES AFTER contact with water, brine shrimp are unappealing creatures. They're ant-sized and translucent and bear a striking resemblance to sperm. Yet brine shrimp packaged as "Sea Monkeys" are currently sold as children's companions, and portrayed on their boxes as pink, pear-shaped simian creatures with spindly legs, paunches and coy smiles. They are one of the most impressive achievements in the annals of marketing.
September 27, 2007 |
Two days into the new television season, NBC announced a prime-time schedule change Wednesday, saying it would replace the Wednesday-night edition of "Deal or No Deal" next month with "Phenomenon," another competition series. "Phenomenon" is scheduled to premiere at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 and will run for five weeks, then "Deal or No Deal" will return to the time slot, an NBC official said. "Phenomenon" is based on a hit Israeli series and will be hosted by Criss Angel and Uri Geller.
August 5, 1994 |
Toad the Wet Sprocket is a band of simple and somewhat fragile charms, and on record its gentle, wistful pop songs can drift by without much impact. In the Fairfax High School auditorium on Wednesday, however, the Santa Barbara-based band muscled up its sound with harder guitars and vibrant, lively vocals. Even for skeptics, it was hard not to be coaxed into the sunny mood of the performance.