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My Awesome James Randi Trivia Challenge

I am eaten up with jealousy because all of my friends are having a great time together at TAM 5.5 and I’m stuck here in England sitting on my hands. However, I did just now think of the awesomest James Randi/MC Hammer trivia question ever. So, this for everyone not currently in the company of The Amazing:

In which film can you see both James Randi and MC Hammer?

The winner gets a prize. Not a million dollars though, that’s the other challenge. I will give you a clue: the question has a tiny trick element. But that’s only fitting.

MC Randi

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  1. I'm noting the question is "in which movie can you see MC and James" not "in which movie do MC and James star together", which suggests a trick like someone watching TV on which they appear…

  2. How many degrees of separation you are from Kevin Bacon (I think it's a 1 if you acted in a film with him, 2 if you acted in a film with someone who's a 1, 3 if with a 2, and so on).

    No idea of what film this is, though.

  3. Off topic: I have a Bacon Number of 4 if you count family.

    And, if you count TV shows:

    M.C. Hammer was in "Hollywood Squares" (1998) {(2003-04-01)} with Penn Jillette

    Penn Jillette was in "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" (2003) {Signs from Heaven (#3.12)} with James Randi

  4. while i have no idea what the answer is, i did happen to see an awesome poster of randi with killer purple batwings last week. i got to do a small insulation job in the upper level of a local magic shop which is going to be the home of a new magic museum. they have this poster, as well as what appears to be the actual container depicted in the poster. needless to say, i totally geeked out.

  5. Oh yeah, I forgot that the Americans say 'movie'. That's not the trick part of the question though, it's definitely a proper movie.

    OK, that's only half a clue. More of a clarification in fact. Here's a proper clue:

    Randi's appearance in the movie is really rather flat.

  6. We have a winner!!!!

    Congratulations Ole Eivind, your answer is correct.

    In The Last Action Hero, the projectionist has a couple of magic posters in the projection room, including Houdini and Randi. The Randi poster is behind his head when he's asleep in the chair for those who want to rush out and look for it. Not that anyone should watch that film, even for fact-checking. It's crummy.

    MC Hammer has a cameo later in the film.

    I must say I'm extremely impressed, Ole. I thought I was the nerdiest of them all.

    I'll have to think of a suitable prize.

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