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Fritz88
03-21-2010, 03:13 PM
Written by James Randi
Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:37 (http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swift-blog/914-how-to-say-it.html)

Well, here goes. I really resent the term, but I use it because it’s recognized and accepted.

I’m gay.

From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there’s not much “gay” about being homosexual. For the first twenty years of my life, I had to live in the shadows, in a culture that was — at least outwardly — totally hostile to any hint of that variation of life-style. At no time did I choose to adopt any protective coloration, though; my cultivation of an abundant beard was not at all a deception, but part of my costume as a conjuror.

Gradually, the general attitude that I’d perceived around me began to change, and presently I find that there has emerged a distinctly healthy acceptance of different social styles of living — except, of course, in cultures that live in constant and abject fear of divine retribution for infractions found in the various Holy Books… In another two decades, I’m confident that young people will find themselves in a vastly improved atmosphere of acceptance.

Before publishing this statement, I chose to privately notify a number of my closest friends and colleagues — none of whom, I’m sure, have been at all surprised at this “coming out.” I’m prepared to receive the inevitable barrage of jeers and insults from the “grubbies” out there who will jump to their keyboards in glee to notify others of their kind about this statement, which to them will be yet further proof of the perfidy of the rationalist mode of life that I have chosen. Those titters of joy will be unheard over the murmur of acceptance that I confidently expect from my friends.

This declaration of mine was prompted just last week by seeing an excellent film — starring Sean Penn — that told the story of politician Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. I’m in excellent company: Barney Frank, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Ellen DeGeneris, Rachel Maddow, are just a few of those who were in my thoughts as I pressed the key that placed this on Swift and before the whole world…

I should apologize for having used Swift as the venue to publish this note, an item that is hardly the focus of what we promote and publish here, but I chose the single most public asset I have to make this statement. It’s from here that I have attacked irrationality, stupidity, and irresponsibility, and it is my broadest platform. Here is where I have chosen to stand and fight.

And I think that I have already won this battle by simply publishing this statement.

Bane
03-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Thats gay.

mikeyis4dcats.
03-21-2010, 03:18 PM
Amazing.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Written by James Randi
Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:37 (http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swift-blog/914-how-to-say-it.html)

...I’m in excellent company: Barney Frank, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Fry, Ellen DeGeneris, Rachel Maddow,...

You were doing just fine right up until here, Mr. Randi.

Slainte
03-21-2010, 03:20 PM
The Amazing Randi kicks ass and has always done so. His sexuality should mean to me ....

what?...

TrebMaxx
03-21-2010, 03:23 PM
Frankly, I don't give a shit.

Silock
03-21-2010, 03:25 PM
Who?

Slainte
03-21-2010, 03:30 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Randi

Dylan
03-21-2010, 03:44 PM
http://www.topfoto.co.uk/gallery/Tolstoy/images/prevs/0783460.jpg

KcMizzou
03-21-2010, 03:48 PM
Who?This.

I wonder if I wrote an article declaring my heterosexuality.. would it get any pub...?

You're gay? Ok, whatever. Who cares? F*ck whoever you want, as long as they're willing and of age.

|Zach|
03-21-2010, 03:49 PM
ok.

James Randi (born August 7, 1928)[1] (stage name The Amazing Randi) is a Canadian American stage magician and scientific skeptic[2][3] best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience

Fritz88
03-21-2010, 03:53 PM
ok.

James Randi (born August 7, 1928)[1] (stage name The Amazing Randi) is a Canadian American stage magician and scientific skeptic[2][3] best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience

I frankly don't give a flying **** what kind of stuff he shoves up his ass. I just thought it's interesting news to share. I have seen some of his work and it's amazing.

Here's the first reaction on James' gayness

Cute kid tries to wrap his brain around gay marriage. (http://ebaumnation.com/2010/03/11/husband-and-husband)

SLAG
03-21-2010, 03:54 PM
coming out is so 1983

Gonzo
03-21-2010, 04:04 PM
Well, ok then...

His latest magic trick?

Watch as he makes a human penis disappear then reappear, repeatedly!
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Fritz88
03-21-2010, 04:08 PM
Well, ok then...

His latest magic trick?

Watch as he makes a human penis disappear then reappear, repeatedly!
Posted via Mobile Device

Let me take a guess. He is using his rectum?

Slainte
03-21-2010, 04:23 PM
http://www.topfoto.co.uk/gallery/Tolstoy/images/prevs/0783460.jpg

WTF has this to do with the subject at hand?

Fritz88
03-21-2010, 04:25 PM
WTF has this to do with the subject at hand?

Randi will die of AIDS because he engaged in butt sex.

Slainte
03-21-2010, 04:28 PM
Randi will die of AIDS because he engaged in butt sex.

Tolstoy died of AIDS?

|Zach|
03-21-2010, 04:28 PM
Randi will die of AIDS because he engaged in butt sex.

What?

splatbass
03-21-2010, 04:37 PM
I've been a fan of Randi since the 80s when he exposed Peter Popoff as a fraud on the Tonight Show.

I don't care about his sexuality.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 04:45 PM
I've been a fan of Randi since the 80s when he exposed Peter Popoff as a fraud on the Tonight Show.

I don't care about his sexuality.

Peter Popoff kinda sounds like it is someone's sexuality.

Gonzo
03-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Let me take a guess. He is using his rectum?

That was the jist of the joke, I suppose, yes. He's utilizing his rectum to perform a magic trick.
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FAX
03-21-2010, 04:48 PM
Randi has burst my bubble more times than I can count. Personally, I think his work in the paranormal area is valuable. I don't like the way he gives away simple table magic secrets, though.

I imagine that he's come out because he needs a partner and can't find one.

Undoubtedly, some offended magician or witch has put a "Horny Spell" on his ass.

FAX

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 04:54 PM
...I imagine that he's come out because he needs a partner and can't find one.

Undoubtedly, some offended magician or witch has put a "Horny Spell" on his ass.

FAX

Yeah. Wait a damn minute. What is an 81-year-old man doing with sexuality in the first place?

FAX
03-21-2010, 04:58 PM
Yeah. Wait a damn minute. What is an 81-year-old man doing with sexuality in the first place?

I don't really know. We should probably ask Mr. Slainte.

FAX

Mr. Laz
03-21-2010, 04:59 PM
Who?this

redsurfer11
03-21-2010, 05:04 PM
The Amazing Randi used to drive around my neighborhood in a blue van. The van said Amazing Randi on the side. He had a magic shop one town away. Never met him, but you'd see him driving every day.

patteeu
03-21-2010, 05:05 PM
Amazing

splatbass
03-21-2010, 05:08 PM
Yeah. Wait a damn minute. What is an 81-year-old man doing with sexuality in the first place?

My guess would be Viagra.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 05:08 PM
The Amazing Randi used to drive around my neighborhood in a blue van. The van said Amazing Randi on the side. He had a magic shop one town away. Never met him, but you'd see him driving every day.

Really? Or was it just that you expected to see him driving and you wanted to see him driving so you convinced yourself that he was driving?

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 05:13 PM
My guess would be Viagra.

That's the downside that they never show you in commercials. It's always some middle-age guy with a good haircut that we think ought to be able to get it up if it hadn't been for that tragic rugby accident.

They never show the broken down octogenarian slamming this stuff by the fistful trying to breathe life back into a member that's fittingly as dead as disco.

LaChapelle
03-21-2010, 05:13 PM
His magic wand turned into flowers at the most inopportune times

redsurfer11
03-21-2010, 05:16 PM
Really? Or was it just that you expected to see him driving and you wanted to see him driving so you convinced yourself that he was driving?

Jersey Shore in th 60's and 70's. He was always in the newspapers and driving the stupid blue van everywhere.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 05:20 PM
Jersey Shore in th 60's and 70's. He was always in the newspapers and driving the stupid blue van everywhere.

Really? Or did the van only appear to be blue?

And stupid?




Because you wanted it, expected it, believed it, etc.

bevischief
03-21-2010, 05:28 PM
So when does he and Elton John go on vacation?

Rain Man
03-21-2010, 09:16 PM
I was about to make a joke based on not knowing who he is, but as I've been reading about him, I kind of like him. So he gets a pass.

threebag02
03-21-2010, 09:25 PM
I was about to make a joke based on not knowing who he is, but as I've been reading about him, I kind of like him. So he gets a pass.

If he plays his trick cards right he could be in Vegas snowballing Siegfried and Roy

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 09:28 PM
If he plays his trick cards right he could be in Vegas snowballing Siegfried and Roy

I should know better than to look this shit up.

Jewish Rabbi
03-21-2010, 09:28 PM
Let me take a guess. He is using his rectum?

Sounds to me like you've done this before... :hmmm:

Fairplay
03-21-2010, 09:29 PM
Randi's feeling a little randy.



http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/randy

~:thailor:sailor whom to please the captain of the night

~Lustful:excitid about lust lusty night planned for great lover to conquer for who tried to attack my beautuify slutual situation.

Crush
03-21-2010, 09:53 PM
This guy kicks ass. I do not care if he is gay, because there is nothing wrong with that (please note that I did not use the abbreviation or similar abbreviation there of). However, if he was a zombie, I would have to take offense to that. Eat my flesh? Fuck you, Zombie.

Mr. Laz
03-21-2010, 09:56 PM
So when does he and Elton John go on vacation?because all gay people know each other ... they have secret meetings together every thursday night at starbucks.

threebag02
03-21-2010, 09:57 PM
This guy kicks ass. I do not care if he is gay, because there is nothing wrong with that (please note that I did not use the abbreviation or similar abbreviation there of). However, if he was a zombie, I would have to take offense to that. Eat my flesh? Fuck you, Zombie.

Bet you would be whistling a different tune if he waved his wand in you direction. A zombie will eat your whole body. Randi is going to stop at your asshole

alnorth
03-21-2010, 10:01 PM
This guy is somewhere on my top-100 list of people I most respect and admire. He has a very clear and brilliant mind. I dont care if he's gay.

Rain Man
03-21-2010, 10:03 PM
I should know better than to look this shit up.


I'm surprised you don't know about Siegfried and Roy.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 10:40 PM
I'm surprised you don't know about Siegfried and Roy.

Hell, everybody knew about Roy. But Siegfried? No. Way.

threebag02
03-21-2010, 10:41 PM
I'm surprised you don't know about Siegfried and Roy.

They have their own message board it's called...








Feltch Planet
"everybody get a straw"

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 10:44 PM
They have their own message board it's called...








Feltch Planet

Fuck you. I'm not looking up dick. I learned my lesson.

Crush
03-21-2010, 10:56 PM
Bet you would be whistling a different tune if he waved his wand in you direction. A zombie will eat your whole body. Randi is going to stop at your asshole


Zombies are a menace to this society. Night of the Living Dead tried to warn us, but we didn't listen! WE DIDN'T LISTEN!

Jenson71
03-21-2010, 11:03 PM
This guy is somewhere on my top-100 list of people I most respect and admire. He has a very clear and brilliant mind. I dont care if he's gay.

It's 2010. About 98% of people don't give a damn if he's gay.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 11:15 PM
It's 2010. About 98% of people don't give a damn if he's gay.

And the other 2% are shopping.

blaise
03-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Doug Henning turned him gay from beyond the grave.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2010, 11:24 PM
Doug Henning turned him gay from beyond the grave.

Henning was apparently straight. But what the hell do I know? I looked him up because I didn't know if he was really dead.

blaise
03-21-2010, 11:26 PM
Henning was apparently straight. But what the hell do I know? I looked him up because I didn't know if he was really dead.

I refuse to believe that, just because it's funnier to me that he was gay.

Thig Lyfe
03-21-2010, 11:51 PM
Who?

This.

Thig Lyfe
03-21-2010, 11:53 PM
81 years is a long-ass time to hold that in.

blaise
03-21-2010, 11:55 PM
81 years is a long-ass time to hold that in.

A little ironic considering he spent a great deal of time trying to expose other people for being something other than what they pretended to be.

GoHuge
03-22-2010, 12:04 AM
So when does he and Elton John go on vacation?

:lame:

Better luck next time......

googlegoogle
03-22-2010, 12:19 AM
http://www.skeptic.com/Merchant2/graphics/books/b003PB_lg.jpg

Fritz88
03-22-2010, 05:56 AM
Sounds to me like you've done this before... :hmmm:

ever asked your mom about me?

FAX
03-22-2010, 06:48 AM
This guy is somewhere on my top-100 list of people I most respect and admire. He has a very clear and brilliant mind. I dont care if he's gay.

All fine and good, Mr. alnorth. But just remember that he gave away magician's secrets right and left. He violated the magician's code right in the ass.

Some of the work he's done to bust the spiritualists was useful, but he didn't have to spoil basic magic for everybody. That just seems kind of ... dickish.

FAX

Fritz88
03-22-2010, 07:47 AM
dickish.

FAX

Well, Mr. FAX, I believe that's what Mr. Randi is after right now.

JD10367
03-22-2010, 08:20 AM
"Coming out" at 81. Way to risk it, dude!