AKA The Amazing Randi, one of the most renowned magicians and escapologists of the 20th Century. He's broken Harry Houdini's record of 1 hour and 31 minutes being sealed into casket. Randi was able to perform the feat in 1 hour and 44 minutes. Also, he was able to break another world record by being enclosed in a block of ice for 55 minutes.
Former host of the Amazing Randi Show
Once performed with Alice Cooper, during the early 70s (73-74).
Made frequent appearances on Wonderama and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, one of his most memorable moments came when he (and Carson) exposed the famous (self-proclaimed) psychic, Uri Gellar as a fraud on live television, after a spoon-bending test. Though, he claimed Gellar was fraud years before the appearance.
He currently has a $1 million dollar challenge to anyone who can demonstrate or perform a supernatural ability under scientific testing or scrutiny.
James Randi appeared on The Happy Days in 1978 in the episode, The Magic Show.
Mainly a motel for midnight by passers (tired truckers and long distance travelers), the economy suite crowd (chasers), and casual-discreet (sex and/or drug) encounters. It's like any other national (generic) hotel chain, such as Days Inn, Red Roof Inn, LaQuinta, Howard Johnson, Ramada, and etc. Usually, not too fancy or too run down (depends on locations, though) more of a come and go place, unlike a resort or higher-end hotel. Very basic (cable/iron/hot water/hot meal services, not always though), but affordable nightly/weekly rates.
Though in some regions and towns, Super 8 may have more reasonable rates than some of the other national chains. Depends on the package deals, types of services, and competition, but nevertheless inexpensive for the average person, traveling groups, or family.
We were at the Super 8 Motel on Hamilton Ave last night.