Randi and me

Randi and me

Randi and me

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June 28 2008 11:00 AM

Randi and me

At TAM 6, I was honored to present James Randi with a unique gift: a trophy filled with comments from audience members about how Randi has affected their lives. Randi has had a profound influence on me and my journey to reality, and it was, well, amazing to stand on stage and give this to him. JREFer Kittynh got video of it; unfortunately her battery died just as Randi started speaking, but you can hear what I said.

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In case you're wondering, the pause in my speech was because something got stuck in my throat. Yeah, that's it.


And that's Hal Bidlack standing on stage with me. He's running for Congress in Colorado against a Bush rubber-stamper, and needs your help.

Hat tip to Dean Baird for the photo.