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Randi An Honest Liar?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:48:24 -0500
Archived: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:48:24 -0500
Subject: Randi An Honest Liar?




Source: Greg Taylor's Daily Grail.Com

http://dailygrail.com/Skepticism/2013/1/Kickstarter-Honest-Liar

Jan 17, 2013


Kickstarter: An Honest Liar
Greg Taylor

Last year I mentioned a documentary-in-development about skeptic
James 'The Amazing' Randi, titled An Honest Liar. The film-
makers have now turned to Kickstarter to raise $148,000 to
finish the project.

An Honest Liar profiles the colorful life of famed magician
turned professional skeptic James 'The Amazing' Randi as he
embarks on a series of public crusades to expose America’s
psychics, faith healers and con artists with religious fervor.
But you never know whether to trust a master deceiver - and
there's more to Randi's life than meets the eye.

I think it's a worthwhile project - Randi is certainly a
fascinating character to study, and has lived a very interesting
life. I hope that the film-makers will be delving into the
"colorful" aspect of Randi's personality, rather than simply
making a hagiopic, though I'm not encouraged by the call to arms
in the blurb: "You can help fund our film and spread a call for
reason and critical thinking and save the world from falling
back into the Dark Ages!" Ugh, the old Dark Ages trope. Anyhow,
if you'd like to see the documentary come to fruition, or at
least are interested in the pledge reward packs, then kick in
some dollars to help them reach their goal (currently around
$35,000 raised out of $148,000, with a month still to go, so
looking promising).

On a related note, Randi's Million Dollar Challenge (MDC) is
under heavy discussion in the blogosphere again


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