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Again: Bagging Out Reality Boy.

it appears as if reality boy magician david blaine has succeeded in his forty four day stunt. in doing so, he has demonstrated a keen awareness of the entertainment fads sweeping through the world, by constructing an illusionary act based upon banality that is identical to watching twenty people sit in a house and discuss their bland sexuality and watch the telly.



"The small transparent container next to Tower Bridge was expected to be lowered to the ground some time after 9:00 pm (2000 GMT) in front of a crowd, organisers of the stunt predicted, of around 250,000 people.

The 30-year-old illusionist was then due to be placed on a stretcher and rushed to a private hospital, where a medical team will assess whether 44 days of drinking only water has permanently affected his heart or other organs.

Blaine, who has suffered severe palpitations and breathing difficulties in recent days, is expected to stay in hospital for some days, and will not be restored to full health for around six months, doctors say.

A nutritional expert tasked with preparing a briefing on restoring Blaine to health warned Sunday that the US entertainer could even die through "re-feeding syndrome" if he ate too fast."

one can only hope that blaine will die. i'm generally labelled as being a nasty and unfriendly sort, which is fine with me, and i'd hate to disappoint folks, so i'll continue in this trend and wish blaine plenty of pain. this is based off the fact that he has sat in a box for forty four days... and that's pretty much it. no causes, no attempts to bring awareness to the men and women starving themselves in protest around the world, no attempts to get himself out of a straight jacket, not one bloody thing of merit done in the box, except that he kept a notebook which i am sure will be available soon from your local bookstore. and worse: you can't even say he did it in isolation, what with the crowds camped out beneath him, the remote controlled helicopters dangling their cheeseburgers, the golf balls cracking off the glass, the eggs splattering, the paint bombs bursting, and the drums punching out their tempos at midnight. psychologically, i am sure that all fueled him.

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nihilistic_kid
Oct. 19th, 2003 08:49 am (UTC)
Nah, he switched places with a confederate every evening during the twilight "glass cleaning" sessions to wipe off the eggs, paint bombs, etc.

The boy's fine, just bored.
mariness
Oct. 19th, 2003 09:25 am (UTC)
While I see your point, I would like to note that while he was up in the box he was at the very least not having sex and thus diminishing the risk of passing along his genetic pool.

Nor was he leaning out of left field to catch a foul ball and thus ruining my whole childhood dream of watching the Cubs get to the Series and --

Wait, I promised to stop relating everything to that. So sorry...

benpeek
Oct. 19th, 2003 05:38 pm (UTC)
you know, he's probablt shagging his model girlfriend right now, and spawning his way to a child who will catch the ball in a baseball game, ruining it for thousands, and claiming it was a trick. he'll likely get paid five million bucks for it.
mariness
Oct. 20th, 2003 05:04 am (UTC)
If my boyfriend had been living in a box for weeks, supposedly depriving me of access to regular sex and letting himself be humiliated like this and been pelted with garbage, I'd tell him that, you know, I have a headache for the next two or three weeks.

So maybe he isn't spawning. Yet.

benpeek
Oct. 20th, 2003 05:12 am (UTC)
maybe she is one of those girls who like their boys covered in garbage? maybe this was all her idea?

maybe i just need to get over my david blaine hate. that would be the responsible thing to do. i mean... sorta, yeah?
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