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Old 23rd April 2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Brown coming to town.

So I'm rummaging through the local events rag, and I spot an ad for Sylvia Brown who will be coming to my town soon to do her shtick.

Now I'm not big on the activist scene (for skepticism); I'm not the protesting type either (yes, I'm lame... whatever), but I can't help but wonder if there is anything I could do on the occasion of her visit that would actually be productive and possibly encourage people to think good and hard about what she really represents.

Any one have any ideas?

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Old 23rd April 2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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Bump.

Where are you, pierce?
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Old 23rd April 2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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Council Bluffs, IA.

Here are the event details.

Harrah's Convention Center-Harrahs Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
Council Bluffs, IA
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 08:00 PM

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Old 24th April 2012, 01:01 AM   #4
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One person did do something. See this thread http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=173402.

For other information about Sylvia see the tag I just gave this thread.
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Old 24th April 2012, 05:10 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by pierce View Post
Council Bluffs, IA.

Here are the event details.

Harrah's Convention Center-Harrahs Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
Council Bluffs, IA
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 08:00 PM

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Old 29th April 2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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Does anyone know how the event went? Was anyone there to present a skeptical viewpoint?
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The person who created the OP has not been on the forum since the show. Maybe it did not go well?
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Old 30th April 2012, 05:43 AM   #8
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I am most certainly NOT coming to town. At least not to Pottawattamie County. Apart from holding the school where my grandparents were educated, there is really not much worthwhile to see in Council Bluffs.
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I am most certainly NOT coming to town.
That was what I was thinking. I think he means "Browne".
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Originally Posted by Almo View Post
That was what I was thinking. I think he means "Browne".
Well, that's different.

Never mind.
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Originally Posted by pierce View Post
So I'm rummaging through the local events rag, and I spot an ad for Sylvia Brown who will be coming to my town soon to do her shtick.

Now I'm not big on the activist scene (for skepticism); I'm not the protesting type either (yes, I'm lame... whatever), but I can't help but wonder if there is anything I could do on the occasion of her visit that would actually be productive and possibly encourage people to think good and hard about what she really represents.

Any one have any ideas?

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Old 30th April 2012, 07:55 PM   #12
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Yep, missed the 'e' on the end of her name in the subject. Sorry, Brown!

Well, I didn't go to the "event". My mother's 69th birthday celebration took precedence (spare the sexual jokes; she got plenty ribbed by her family!).

I looked around for a write-up of the "event", but I can't find anything (which is actually a really good thing -- no free publicity for her!). I would be curious how well these things are attended though.

Thanks for the ideas, everyone. Sorry for the half-baked motivation on my part.

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Yep, missed the 'e' on the end of her name in the subject. Sorry, Brown!

Well, I didn't go to the "event". My mother's 69th birthday celebration took precedence (spare the sexual jokes; she got plenty ribbed by her family!).

I looked around for a write-up of the "event", but I can't find anything (which is actually a really good thing -- no free publicity for her!). I would be curious how well these things are attended though.

Thanks for the ideas, everyone. Sorry for the half-baked motivation on my part.

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If you're still interested, pop along to the General Skepticism forum, where RS Lancaster posts about Browne and his Stop Sylvia campaign. Her star appears to be very much on the wane ...
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