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This is a normal post There was a Storyville branded documentary film about this guy.
They didn't make or produce the film, but they ran their little Storyville ident at the start of it. He was a complicated guy, with his own secrets. Also not as clever as he made out. If you do have secrets to keep, best not let a documentary maker follow you around for months with their camera running.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ndsb3
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 16:10, Reply)
This is a normal post Brilliant documentary! Thanks for the heads-up
But I disagree with your synopsis: The documentary maker had nothing to do with what transpired in the film.
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 20:54, Reply)
This is a normal post IIRC there was a scene where Randi expressed anger at the fact he was being filmed, and claimed on previous occasions he wasn't aware he was being filmed.
My memory of the doc is a bit hazy though. Was he not upset that the doc served to out him as gay? IDK.

Anyway, did you ever see Weiner? There's a documentary maker who couldn't believe his luck. I saw it at the cinema, so his fall from grace was far from complete. Still a really compelling watch.
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0828kwn
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 22:09, Reply)
This is a normal post I don't think he was angry about that
as much as he was about his boyfriend being chucked out of the country for immigration offences.
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 22:36, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh. I don't remember that bit at all. In fact, I think I was watching a different documentary called When Louis Theroux met Paul Daniels and the lovely Debbie McGee

(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 23:16, Reply)
This is a normal post It's a fascting docu...
...and James Randi is someone I hold in very high regard.

As I recall, his reticence was due to him feeling that it intruded too much on his personal life and shifted the focus from his life's work, but he eventually gave the film his blessing.

Posted by someone not as clever as he makes out in response to a thread started by someone not as clever as they make out...
(, Fri 12 Jan 2018, 23:32, Reply)
This is a normal post Lucky for you I don't understand what that last sentence is supposed to mean, so I'm just going to glare at you.

(, Sat 13 Jan 2018, 0:53, Reply)
This is a normal post ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect 1999ish
"The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt." en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell 1930ish
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_Butler_Yeats 1919ish
(, Sat 13 Jan 2018, 1:04, Reply)
This is a normal post "True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." Socrates, 400 BCish.
But you knew that one, didn't you.
(, Sat 13 Jan 2018, 10:18, Reply)
This is a normal post All we are...
is dust in the wind, dude.

Dust.

Wind.

Dude.
(, Mon 15 Jan 2018, 2:57, Reply)
This is a normal post 'tis nice to be reminded, pru
'tis nice to be reminded x
(, Mon 15 Jan 2018, 22:36, Reply)
This is a normal post
It's a great documentary, and I thought Randi came out (no pun intended) of it very well. He's taken down some real charlatans, and the relationship with his partner was portrayed very sensitively.
(, Sat 13 Jan 2018, 1:46, Reply)