Uri Geller, Bender of Spoons and Minds

10comics-5Today is the birthday of internationally renowned spoon-bender Uri Geller (b. 1946). Psychotelekinesisist of paranormalcy? Master of the mental? A “sensitive”? Take precautions: Hide the silverware!

Here’s party pooper James Randi lowering the boom (includes the famous Tonight Show debunking segment from 1973). As a bonus, we get a highly entertaining expose on a faith healer:

To find out more about the variety arts past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold. 

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And don’t  miss my new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, just released by Bear Manor Media, also available from amazon.com etc etc etc

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