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Steve Knight
5th February 2008, 03:25 AM
German magician Markus Kompa interviews Geller:

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27217/1.html

Big Les
5th February 2008, 03:57 AM
Cutting to the chase, he says;

I get emails, yes, they ask me, "Oh Uri, is it true, that you said that you're not a >psychic to a German magic magazine?" And this is my answer – listen very carefully: I never said that Iīm not a psychic. You must listen to my words. Read my words, what I said.

I said to this German magazine, so what I did say, that I changed my character, to the best of my recollection, and I no longer say that I do supernatural things. I doesnīt mean that I donīt have powers. It means that I donīt say "it's supernatural", I say "Iīm a mystifier!" Thatīs what I said. And the skeptics turned it around and said, "Uri Geller said he's a magician!" I never said that. And I will never say that. Even Criss Angel asked me in an interview on his show. "Are you a magician?" I said "No, what do you want? I'm a mystifier." "But can you bend a spoon if I put a spoon on the table?" "Yes, I can bend a spoon with a trick, but that doesnīt mean that I donīt have powers. People want to hear and write what they want to hear, not what I say.
(My bold, obviously).

Reno
5th February 2008, 04:24 AM
I said to this [extern] German magazine, so what I did say, that I changed my character, to the best of my recollection, and I no longer say that I do supernatural things. I doesnīt mean that I donīt have powers. It means that I donīt say "it's supernatural", I say "Iīm a mystifier!" Thatīs what I said. And the skeptics turned it around and said, "Uri Geller said he's a magician!" I never said that. And I will never say that. Even [extern] Criss Angel asked me in an interview on his show. "Are you a magician?" I said "No, what do you want? I'm a mystifier." "But can you bend a spoon if I put a spoon on the table?" "Yes, I can bend a spoon with a [extern] trick, but that doesnīt mean that I donīt have powers. People want to hear and write what they want to hear, not what I say.

Excerpt from http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27217/1.html

Reno
5th February 2008, 04:25 AM
Big Les beat me to it

Castor
5th February 2008, 05:42 AM
That guy is so full of s#it. So he's not a magician, but he does tricks? Just to clarify, does Geller admit that the spoonbending was a trick back in the seventies too?

Gr8wight
5th February 2008, 06:28 AM
I get emails, yes, they ask me, "Oh Uri, is it true, that you said that you're not a >psychic to a German magic magazine?" And this is my answer – listen very carefully: I never said that Iīm not a psychic. You must listen to my words. Read my words, what I said.

I said to this German magazine, so what I did say, that I changed my character, to the best of my recollection, and I no longer say that I do supernatural things. I doesnīt mean that I donīt have powers. It means that I donīt say "it's supernatural", I say "Iīm a mystifier!" Thatīs what I said. And the skeptics turned it around and said, "Uri Geller said he's a magician!" I never said that. And I will never say that. Even Criss Angel asked me in an interview on his show. "Are you a magician?" I said "No, what do you want? I'm a mystifier." "But can you bend a spoon if I put a spoon on the table?" "Yes, I can bend a spoon with a trick, but that doesnīt mean that I donīt have powers. People want to hear and write what they want to hear, not what I say.

I can't read that without hearing it in Hugh Laurie's voice.

EHocking
5th February 2008, 08:23 AM
German magician Markus Kompa interviews Geller:

http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27217/1.html
Amongst a number of his lies is his claim to discovering Mexico's largest oil fields, "I went up with an aeroplane, the map on my leg. And I went like that (Uri Gestures), and I said, "Here I feel it". And I took my marker, and I put an "X". And then came the report in the New York Financial Times or New York Wall Street Journal, I can't remember now. I have the article, the biggest off shore oil found in the Gulf of Mexico"

Well, not really. He did the old retrofitting. The NYF Times and WS Journal probably don't mention Geller, merely the discovery.

But, for the record, here are the possibles:


Cantarel Field (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantarell_Field)
Cantarell Field or Cantarell Complex is the largest oil field in Mexico and one of the largest in the world. It was discovered in 1976 by a fisherman, Rudesindo Cantarell.

Cantarell is still the 3nd largest field in the world.
I'd say this is the one he's boasting about.

Can't be that one, though - Rudi discovered it.


Chicontepec Field (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicontepec_Field)
The Chicontepec Basin...Several oil fields have been discovered in that area since 1926. A major field was discovered in 1973 but contains extra heavy crude which due to special refining needs is considered unviable at this time. Since that time, tiny amounts of oil have been produced[1].

Can't be that one, it's a 1/5 the size of Canarell and has never produced.

Ku-Maloob-Zapp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku-Maloob-Zaap)
Ku-Maloob-Zaap ...was discovered by PEMEX, Mexico's national oil company, in 2002.

Lies upon lies. What's new?

fuelair
5th February 2008, 11:42 AM
That guy is so full of s#it. So he's not a magician, but he does tricks? Just to clarify, does Geller admit that the spoonbending was a trick back in the seventies too?
Actually, I believe the correct phrase is he "turns tricks".

arthwollipot
5th February 2008, 11:01 PM
Actually, I believe the correct phrase is he "turns tricks".Ewww! No, that is not okay!