How do you eat a tort with a bent spoon?

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May 12 2007 7:31 PM

How do you eat a tort with a bent spoon?

Heh heh heh. I love it when the bad guys get a little of their own back.

Noted fraud Uri Geller, who made his fortune in the 70s claiming he could bend spoons with his mind (I do it the same way Uri does -- my mind says "Bend!", and then my fingers bend the spoon), has a notorious habit of suing everyone who says bad things about him. He and superskeptic James Randi have been at each others' throats for decades (Randi tends to win).

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Anyway, the Rational Response Squad, a group of skeptics,Electronic Freedom Foundation is suing Geller (on behalf of the Rational Response Squad)! The RRS put some vids on YouTube showing how Geller is a fraud. Geller demanded YouTube take the clips down, saying he owns the rights.

Oops. No he doesn't. So the RRS EFF is suing him.

I will sit back and enjoy the developments of this situation with great amusement and schadenfreude. Geller is a bad man, who does everything he can to intimidate his critics, so I am lovin' this. Stay tuned to the Rational Response Squad for more info.

Tip o' the goggles to Rebecca. Note: I mistakenly said originally that the RRS was suing, but it's the EFF on their behalf. Thanks to commenter David Vanderschel for pointing this out.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!