November 21, 2013, - 2:53 pm
I am shocked–shocked!–that psychic Sylvia Browne was unable to predict that she would die yesterday at age 77. I mean, aren’t psychics supposed to be able to see into the future? Well, they are psychic in one sense: they can always predict that there will be some sucker who is about to give ’em their money in exchange for total BS.
Somewhere, the Amazing Randi and the ghost of Harry Houdini–both of whom worked to expose frauds and charlatans like Browne–are laughing . . . a lot. As they tried repeatedly to point out, the oft-quoted estimate about the birthrate of suckers (one per minute) was conservative.
Oh, and one other thing: Sylvia Browne never won the Powerball lottery as far as I know. Just sayin’.
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