Aug 07 2011

Happy Birthday, Randi!

Hey, look, James Randi has seen an integral number of orbits around the sun! Everyone congratulate him today.

Also note that I actually have a t-shirt with his face on it.

(Also on Sb)


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  1. 1

    I don’t believe in many things, but I believe in Randi. Have an amazing birthday, James!

  2. 2
    'Tis Himself

    Happy natal day to you!
    Happy natal day to you!
    Happy day of birth, dear James Randi!
    Happy natal day to you!

    <Um, the third line doesn’t scan as well as it might.>

  3. 3

    Happiest of birthdays, Randi! The world is a better place with you on it.

  4. 4

    Why is there still beard on your chin?

    Mary looks great, by the way.

  5. 5
    Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls

    Happy anniversary of your birth Mr. Randi. Keep on amazing us.

  6. 6
    Glen Davidson

    Have an amusing, con-busting birthday, Randi.

    Glen Davidson

  7. 7

    Dang, comments are closed on the JREF website. Oh well, if the Amazing one reads Pharyngula: Happy Birthday Randi!

  8. 8

    Randy and Darwin do kind of look like each other. It’s probably just the beards.

  9. 9
    nemo the derv

    Your T-shirt looks like Darwin to me.
    C’mon, Randi’s not that old(is he?).

    Happy 2,619,280,800th second Randi

  10. 10

    Yo P.Zed… I think you mean an “integer number” rather than “integral number”.

  11. 11
    Jim Norman


    Since we’re being gloriously pedantic, over the long haul we measure trips through the four seasons, not solar orbits.

  12. 12
    procrastinator will get an avatar real soon now

    Happy Birthday o Amazing one. Thanks for all you do.

  13. 13

    I have to do this…

    procrastinator will get an avatar real soon now


  14. 14

    It’s very cool that Randi is still going strong at age 83.

    I want to look like Charles Darwin when I’m at that age, too.

  15. 15
    myeck waters

    Hell, looking like Darwin (or Randi for that matter) would be a major improvement for me now, and I’m almost 30 years younger than Randi-san.

  16. 16

    Oi! That’s “integer” number, PZ. My inner math major is enraged by your innocent little typo.

  17. 17

    Iono – the Integers are the prototypical integral domain.


  18. 18
    J Bowen

    James Randi is one of my greatest heroes. If it were not for him, I’m pretty sure I would be living in a much darker place today.


    (Oh, was I shouting? Sorry.)

  19. 19

    Mr Randi have a super birthday.

  20. 20

    Happy Birthday, Amazing Randi!

  21. 21
    Markita Lynda, healthcare is a damn right.

    Mr. Randi, have a happy birthday and many more!

  22. 22

    I had that t-shirt! Bought at the Charles Darwin Research Centre on my (and his) birthday this year; stolen in Costa Rica (along with most of my luggage) before the end of February. Very sad. Planning another trip to replace it.

    Happy birthday, Mr Randi. You are amazing.

  23. 23

    Happy Completion of a solar orbit day to you!

  24. 24

    yey for anon commenting – i never felt like registering for the old pharyngula. anyhoo, i’m agreeing with the people who complain that it should be integer. if you integrate the number of orbits per year (i.e. one), i think you should get half of the square of his age.

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