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Friday, April 14, 2006


Apparently David Blaine is doing a new stunt in which he lives in an aquarium for seven days and then at the end, tries to hold his breath for nine minutes. Let's do a quick review of his other amazing feats: Balancing on a platform for 35 hours, being encased in ice for 61 hours, and fasting in a clear box for 44 days.

Our society is stupid. I can only presume that there are people who care about these things, and find it interesting to gawk at a moron screwing around, but the only way I even pay attention is a) I'm bored at work and it's a feature Yahoo! story or b) if I happened to be in the town he was doing his stupid thing in and it wasn't an out of the way walk, I'd go take a look, because what the hell, if I'm THERE.

Someone is obviously funding him to do stupid things, though, and I imagine he's being funded well. The guy just creeps me out, and the stunts remind me of adolescent dares. The street magic thing he did was kind of cool, but in general, David Blaine's vapid expression is disturbing. And that goes for the magician du jour of my youth, too - the guy who made the Statue of Liberty disappear. Crap, I remember sitting down to watch that TV special (and being pretty bored - they spent a lot of time on dramatic shots of helicopters around the Statue)...

Ah, I can not remember the 80's and 90's creepy magician dude, help me out here.

Maybe Luke will grow up to be the 20's creepy magician dude! I should start training him now...


Blogger The Dow said...

You don't remember David Copperfield? He married Claudia Schiffer.

Not to be confused with Doug Henning, the very creepy peer of David Copperfield.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Elisette said...

AH! I kept wanting to say David Hasselhoff... equally creepy, but not magician. And I didn't say I didn't remember HIM, just not his name.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Isabel said...

Yeah, David Blaine is odd.

I remember when I first saw his "street magic" show and I turned it off because I was sure that.he.was.Satan.


But I totally love MAGIC.

8:13 PM  

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