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Reality Boy David Blaine.

reality boy david blaine is still in his box, and is still taking a beating from the media. there was some grumbling from his publicist about a week or so ago about pulling him down, because his reputation was taking a bit of a dive. well, lets hope so, huh?

certainly, with articles like this one from jerry sadowitz, that reveal the nature of the stunt that isn't a stunt or magic act, we can hope that blaine's publicist is screaming, 'out of the box, david! out of the fucking box now!'

'Imagine being David Blaine right now... how awful! Living in a box barely twice the size of the average studio flat in Camden, with only nutrients (food and drink) being fed to you through a tube by day; sneaking off on the back of a cherry-picker at night (under the guise of a man wiping/emptying the box); going to the effort of freeze-framing the "shot" of being asleep at night to fool the cameras (controlled by your own production company naturally); the effort of strategically positioning ground-lights at night so that passers-by can't see the back of the box when he makes the switch; and having to convince the whole world that you're starving and miserable when you have $50m, a gorgeous celebrity girlfriend and your delusions of grandeur satisfied by a media that can't get enough of you. It must be terrible.'

and who really cares if this is true or not? it's certainly what i'm going to believe, and you can check the rest out here.

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joey_j0jo
Oct. 7th, 2003 12:45 am (UTC)
yeah i saw it on the news .. he still in that damn box .. heh he reminds me of a guinea pig stuck in a cage
benpeek
Oct. 7th, 2003 04:15 am (UTC)
apparently he's making five million for this stunt. can you believe that? if someone offered me five million right now, i'd string a box up over sydney harbour and sit in it for forty four days.

i still don't see the trick, either.
joey_j0jo
Oct. 7th, 2003 05:43 am (UTC)
*shakes head* 5mil for sitting in a box for forty four days..

whatever happened to the good old 'pull the bunny out of the hat' trick? now we resolve to sitting in a box ..
benpeek
Oct. 7th, 2003 05:55 am (UTC)
you never seen david copperfield sitting in a box and claiming it's entertainment or a feat, and doesn't that tell you something?

i'd like to see blaine pull the bunny out of a hat. i really would. i somehow suspect he is a failed bunny pulling out of the hat kind of guy.
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