Psychic Cringe Fails 2 - The Best of James Randi

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If you find this interesting, please check out the documentary about James Randi's life and work: An Honest Liar.

It is a fascinating doc that talks about James' life, his work as a magician, his later career to debunk fakes, and then takes a deep, personal turn. The entire doc is so well done and James Randi comes across as such a genuine and delightful person.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 578 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/deskbeetle πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies

I like how he tried to explain the very thin page of a phone book falling down by electricity and not gravity.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 282 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/dishwasherfetus πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies

Never will not upvote James Randi. He’s an under appreciated person.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 339 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/Mexiturtle πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies

James Randi YouTube rabbit hole warning!

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 63 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/JTswift πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies

Aren’t all psychics frauds?

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 175 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/Ganonzhurf πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies

Every time this is posted, I can't help but see the first dude as Chris Pratt in a shitty wig.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 46 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/ArryPotta πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies

I wonder if psychics ever need any kind of money? B/c with the ability to be psychic, you'd assume that they'd nail every lottery imaginable and become stinking rich.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 79 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/arj1985 πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies

Sometimes, it's best to pull a Joey Tribbiani and just run off the stage once you've been exposed. It certainly has to be better than trying to perform a trick that you now know won't work.

πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 28 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/34HoldOn πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies

Randi: Thanks for joining us, fraudulent dowsing guy.

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πŸ‘οΈŽ︎ 26 πŸ‘€οΈŽ︎ u/electric_havoc πŸ“…οΈŽ︎ Jul 24 2020 πŸ—«︎ replies
do people remember accurately what takes place into reading well we have with us tonight mr. rod Beale mr. Beale you're a satisfied client of Marines I understand is that correct yeah she did a reading for you not too long ago what you understand you think is is a very good reading yes she did a few simple questions if I may first of all how long did the thing last first of all they're at half an hour I thought half an hour how many names pardon me did she give you during that period of half an hour oh wait half a dozen what happened us and did they all hit not everyone how many of you had a similar sounding like Doreen Maureen that type of thing well are you retired enough to give us a tape recording of that reading done by marine Flynn for you and for your information during your reading Maureen Flynn tried these names are they are on the tape of the reading that you're referring to Alan Alfred Alice and Bill Charlie Colin Connie David Derek Eileen Ellen Florrie Frank Fred George Jim Joe Jon Carin Kathryn Kevin Lillian Lisa Liz Lynn mark Mary Mae Michael Robb Ron Shirley Sidney Stanley Sid and Steve that's 37 names and she also asked you if you could connect with any name beginning with an N or an L and you could not do so now in the ones that were accepted you did accept nine of the 37 that were given these were some of the categories a son a larger a brother a nephew and adopted nephew a grandfather a fellow worker a cousin and the neighbor's dog now that's right of context I'm sorry what context we have a transcript of it right here sir and you may have that transcript to refer to it and the names I think are outlined there all 37 you can I analyze anything you can Anna analyze Encyclopedia Britannica mr. Beale is here because he felt that what he actually got on that tape made sense to him very much so will you welcome please Marie Geller Johnny had been a magician himself and was skeptical I was asked to help prevent any trickery nice to see you thanks we uh we have only met scares me this is scares you well this is yet we just got some things together here and I told them to provide their own props and not to let Yeller or his people anywhere near the also one of our staff members uh did some drawings which have been sealed in an envelope and I'd like you to take your own pace when you feel like you want to try anything you want to try that particular experiment first what else feel for it well yeah sure we start eliminating the ones that do not have the water all right without touching them he is really suspicious no I'm having a hard time with you dad I don't mean to be you're right I really just keep looking okay let me rest a little while all right you know I'm surprised because before this program your producer came and he read me please 40 questions you're gonna ask me well I can ask you all kinds of uh sure if you like if you like my dancing question I have to have time um daren't we're back your brewery was telling me you don't feel what strong tonight is that strong it's not all tonight right now I'm feel I'm feeling being pressed and then I can I'm not trying to pressure I really not yeah you're not telling me well will you try that or that well I thought that was the idea of of no I'm not I'm not sense which again James turned the page of a telephone directory without touching it and you claimed to have done that with psychic power yes now you're prepared to demonstrate your psychic powers again you've warmed up you're ready to go are you James very well Oh James you are prepared to pay him ten thousand dollars if he can turn the page of the telephone directory with certain controls that's right you have the ten thousand dollars do you rent it do indeed now what I have here is particles of a white plastic which when given a good tough good heavy puff of air will I think rather conclusively show whether or not blowing is a method accomplished now it will not perhaps in some way differentiate between genuine psychic power and actual blowing but it certainly should be very interesting indeed to see what now occurs James ready you that's my confidence on this diamond even how many cages just one page once like okay the styrofoam and the lights form electricity which pulls the page look it closed the page down instead of free in the pages alright and what would you like to ask us to ask Randy to allow you to do or for me to either take something else is a lighter or something that is going to keep that isn't going to formula aesthetic lectricity you mean put something else some other material around here that is not foam foam causes static electricity and the lights is what heats it up all right Randy is there anything else that you can put around the telephone direct I've heard the question but the question is not valid because it's making an assumption which is not true the foam does not in any way create static electricity and mr. Heydrich and demonstrating that the pages were clinging together didn't demonstrate it to my satisfaction I think we could perhaps ask the judges for their opinion on that I am not a scientist so I'm not qualified to declare on judges whatever static electricity exists and the styrofoam would not really affect the movement of the page or the cleaning of the pages together in my opinion I would I would add that if this is in fact psychic functioning I don't really see why that would make a difference very well Randy would you allow me to turn perhaps half dozen pages and then put them back oh yes can we do that please James I'll just lift up one to be helpful to you the static is going to still be here because of the foam well it is the opinion of the judges that there is not enough static form by the foam to be a problem so under the conditions agreed upon it would seem that now you should at least try with psychic power to turn the page of the telephone directory James okay it's not going to turn 4 you know it is well I have you reached the point them and at which we can declare the demonstration terminated this isn't a magician's trick I can't just come up Beibei and it's over I have to be to where I can work with something small and then big you know to build up my own self so they'll you know yeah trick it has to be done you know this is just this power it's it's mental power the conditions agreed upon have been fulfilled mm-hmm Bob the the comment very briefly is that I have gone through many hundreds of these tests with many hundreds of people who claim to have psychic powers and quite frankly it's more or less the same story every time when a simple direct very uncomplicated protocol is used and the control is applied the psychic forces don't seem to be present if indeed they are ever present at all five you've agreed to attempt to find a piece of zinc bar like this one right over here which is concealed under one of the seven boxes that you see behind us is that correct yes that's correct first please show us the effect of your dowsing rod on this sample of zinc ore and we'll just conceal the sample with a box so the conditions are exactly the same as when you come to do the test I know James now to explain how the what the rod works when you're facing the or I don't if you can see this but I'm glad it we put a white ended tip there it has a slight sideways move when you're there take it off and it dies you die comes in and it dies again so to amplify that I give it an a voluntary upward movement so aim it at the or and what do you get you get a large oval form which is easy to distinguish if I take it to the side it died I'll close my eyes bring it in I can feel it moving Ted well that seems to be a very dramatic demonstration now will you please try to locate the aura sample taken from the same piece of zinc ore which is hidden it one of the boxes behind us of course if chance alone were operating here you'd have a one in seven chance of finding the sample at your first attempt using guesswork alone we'd expect you to locate the zinc or sample by your third or fourth attempt good luck Clive thank you very much James Rhys I'll take number one first in the upward movement know that come back to them try four again just see well James well bang concepts even there on number seven all right let's take a look and see now even I don't know underneath which box these ink or is and I see that it's not here well plywood you like to have a second try attic let's try number four again number four no well it was wrong so let's try another attempt shall we Carla tried to try number two right let's take a look here we are at box number two the third guess and ah there we are there's the piece of thing st. goar pardon me well climbs uh are you join me here for a minute yes sir we said that by chance you'd find it on your third or fourth attempt you found it on the third attempt so your results sadly seem to be no better than chance but we'd like to thank you very much for coming tonight what we're concerned with tonight is whether or not it's possible for James to perceive an aura through obstacles and determine that we've agreed upon the following experiment would you step over here with me James we're now going to reveal to our audience here in the studio the five volunteers behind the screen now each one is standing beneath a letter a B C D and E now James can you see all the auras through this screen here yes you can I'm now going to ask someone at random to step from behind the screen I have the names here in my pocket first of all will John step around from behind the screen uh James can you still see his aura around his body yes and which position did John come from do you believe see from see John would you step into the position seed please James if as you claim you can see auras through the screen John should now be standing in the same position as he was when he was behind the screen is that correct yes now will Helen please come forward Allen will step out from behind the screen now Jane's from what position did Helen come he from D Helen will you step into position D please can I now ask Andrew to come forward please Andrew is the third person from behind the screen there he is and they're only three spaces left which one do you think he belongs in a in a Andrew would you take position a please now what Bob please step forward only two spaces left which letter B or e-e-e would you step into position E and finally what Danny step forward please of course there's no choice vote which letter James thinks you are so Danny you'll take up position B am I correct okay fine just a moment ago these five persons were standing behind the screen James if you have them all in the correct order it will be good evidence that you can see auras through screens as you have a less than 1% chance of matching all of these five correctly by chance alone just by guesswork by chance alone you should get the expectation is one of them correct if it's only chance let's see it James managed to beat the odds to these five people I asked please reveal which position you were originally standing in by showing us I think it's inside your hat isn't it take them off and let's see C B D a and E so out of this we obtained two correct all right so James you got two out of five correct and I take my hat off to you for trying would your volunteers please go back to the correct positions in which they actually belong take your correct positions and those three move into different spots the results are only slightly better than those predicted by chance it seems something what a bit wrong this time what explanation could there be James well that's quite possible if um this has been the first time that I've ever attempted this right mm-hmm and it's quite possible that um I've allowed myself to come into it okay I see but you did say you could see them throughout yes I can yeah well thank you very much James for coming tonight [Applause] where's papa seem to have divine powers as is it Gould Alice Gould he knew their names stand up Alice as well as the afflictions they'd come to cure God is touching that thyroid condition right now God is touching your nerves right now God is touching your eyes just lift up your hands get ready here it comes he also knew the personal details of their lives your good news from Charles before everything is over I'll tell you he's going to be completely delivered because of your prayers because of your faith here it comes complete period Jesus mighty name right now right now right now amen it's all right to praise Allah I suspected that Popoff's revelations were other than divine radio scanner we brought to the hall picked up a decidedly worldly source hello PD can you hear me if you can't you're in trouble yeah is it papa was being prompted by his wife through a wireless earpiece John she'd gotten her information from prayer cars filled out by the faithful before the show began [Music] you want to get rid of this Walker sister Oh Lord how long have you been walking on that walk ma'am three years three years 16:27 tenth Street 16:27 tenth Street burning this off riotous right out of your body take a few steps just to make the devil mad hallelujah that's it just move around a little bit there she goes just walk with me Oh glory to God she's not gonna need that walker anymore guys just new strength new help burning that arthritis out bobak just keep going hallelujah I was able to arrange for another broadcast of the miracle crusade on The Tonight Show but this time the wireless prompting was included 1987 peter Popoff declared bankruptcy
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Length: 19min 31sec (1171 seconds)
Published: Tue Oct 04 2016
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