A clip from "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" in which Laurie shows his amazing powers of spoon bending.\r\n\r\n[youtube:http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=qUxWdIQVT_c]
By an astonishing coincidence, Cosmic Variance has a post today about the impossibility of psychokinesis, with spoon bending as his example. Good reading: http://cosmicvariance.com/2008/02/18/telekinesis-…
AAaaah. I love Hugh Laurie.
Maybe I'm just too recently dechurched here, but all I can think of is Wednesday evening prayer meetings where everyone is thankful for how God provided them a new car, healed their sickness, and saved their marriage. No reference, of course, to the anonymous donor, the antibiotics, or the marriage counselor.
Some things I will not miss.
Fry and Laurie make everything better, including psychokinesis.
Another weird coincidence – I myself posted an "A Bit of Fry And Laurie" video on my own blog earlier today. It was the one about Mr Pepperdyne, the "credulous git".
I love Fry & Laurie! Also, I love being able to preview comments prior to submitting them, which hopefully I can now do.
Damn, I thought this was going to be about House. :-)
Two geniuses shredding Uri Geller. Awesome. And the preview button works OK, but the text is reeeeeally teeny. :-)
Stephen Fry is the man who introduced me to skepticism, because I read one of his columns in “Paperweight” about James Randi.
Hugh Laurie was pretty funny on the 3rd and 4th seasons of Black Adder, although it's somewhat offputting to see him speak in anything other than the accent he uses on House. Granted, not as strange as seeing Rowan Atkinson actually being funny. I never did get those Mr. Bean movies.
His character on House is a fairly skeptical guy (other than his overeagerness to diagnose extremely rare maladies on a weekly basis) I wonder if he shares any of that with his on screen persona. It would be great to have just one visible skeptic in Hollywood to balance out the Tom Cruise/Jenny McCarthy/Will Smith's of the industry.
unrelated tangent: Did anyone else feel like crying when they found out Jason Lee is a Scientologist? I thought the Kevin Smith connection meant he was a smart guy.
I love that clip. "Are you sure it's not 'fraud' they yell at you in the street?" Hugh Laurie is the best!
politely_skeptical: Fry & Laurie are both hardcore skeptics. They've worked with Randi in the past, including this TV special where they positively embarrass an astrologer.
Laurie is a hardcore skeptic? OK, my bizarre Hugh Laurie/Dr. House celebrity crush is official.
flygrrl: I'll freely admit to having a bit of a man-crush on both Mr Fry & Mr Laurie; this latest revelation of their sceptical bent has only reinforced that. Oh dear.
Does anyone not have a crush on Hugh Laurie? I think it's impossible.
Stephen Fry is also on my celebrity crush list. I want the Stephen Fry talking alarm clock so badly.
That psychic (man, what's the deal with that get-up?) got some interesting hits though, retrospectively. "Zany sense of humor…different, eccentric, controversial…speedy, alert, and quick-witted." Give that man a million bucks, post-haste! :-)
Excuse, astrologer. Wouldn't want to taint the man. lol
Well, Amanda, I do not have a crush on Hugh Laurie– I can't help but think of the Prince Regent whenever I see him.
Stephen Fry's novel "Hippopotamus" is very entertaining reading and very interesting from a skeptical point of view. It concerns a jaded old poet who is called in to investigate a possible case of faith healing. I will say no more …
… except that one or two scenes may require a moderately strong stomach …
… especially one scene with a horse.
LoL… That was reat. Thanks for sharing.
I always learn quite a bit whenever I watch "QI".
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