October 7th, 2003


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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