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 [More at site... ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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