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David Blaine: Human Stupidity Stunt

 
 
material girl
 
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Reply Tue 9 May, 2006 08:14 am
Setanta wrote:
material girl wrote:
I heard on the radio that he is considered a hero in America.Why?


Nonsense.


Its true!! I heard it with my own Britneys!
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Tue 9 May, 2006 08:16 am
Good god...who thinks he's a hero?

I think he's probably the best illusionist but a hero?

I doubt it.
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 9 May, 2006 08:17 am
That reminds me, a presenter also said the water bubble stunt was an illusion!!How on earth is it an illusion?
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parados
 
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Reply Tue 9 May, 2006 08:21 am
The Penn and Teller version of this was much better.

They did it in the living room of a suburban house, not some public spectacle. Teller was supposed to escape from the chains while underwater but no divers there to save him if things went wrong. Teller drowned. Penn escaped out the front door. You don't hear anything about that, do you? What suburban housewife wants to admit she has a 500 gallon tank with a drowned magician in her living room?
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 9 May, 2006 08:22 am
Drowned as in dead?!!!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 9 May, 2006 08:29 am
material girl wrote:
Setanta wrote:
material girl wrote:
I heard on the radio that he is considered a hero in America.Why?


Nonsense.


Its true!! I heard it with my own Britneys!


I don't doubt that you heard that, i'm just saying the contention is nonsense.
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material girl
 
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Reply Tue 9 May, 2006 08:32 am
In that case I agree.
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Wed 10 May, 2006 10:12 am
He was cheered by the people who watched him emerge from the tank. At least that's what I perceived when I watched a bit of it on the tube.

Let's face it, a lot of us are Pavlov's dogs when it comes to emoting on cue when there's a TV camera in the vicinity...
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Wed 10 May, 2006 10:18 am
David Blaine is not a hero in America.

Paulie Shore, however...HUGE hero.
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tin sword arthur
 
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Reply Wed 10 May, 2006 10:19 am
Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
David Blaine is not a hero in America.

Paulie Shore, however...HUGE hero.


Let us not forget Carrot Top.
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najmelliw
 
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Reply Wed 10 May, 2006 02:29 pm
Hmm... David Blan on the one hand... George Dubya Bush on the other...
Well I can see why Mr. Blane could be a hero, in that he has boldly done what the world wished Bush had tried before...

Naj.
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 10 May, 2006 02:53 pm
najmelliw wrote:

Well I can see why Mr. Blane could be a hero, in that he has boldly done what the world wished Bush had tried before...

Naj.


What, die?

:wink:
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najmelliw
 
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Reply Thu 11 May, 2006 02:17 am
Well, at least making a heroic effort to achieve that tranquil state... Laughing Laughing
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Amigo
 
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Reply Thu 11 May, 2006 02:43 am
He reminds me of this short story by Franz Kafka called "The hunger artist" about a guy who starves himself in a cage as an art form. In the end of the book they ask him why he does it and he says "Because it's all I can do."
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 12 May, 2006 12:51 pm
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Bella, when he did his stunt in Trafalgar Square (living in a box, suspended in the air) he expected to get nothing but admirers flocking in to see him.

Instead, crowds of people turned up to lob things at him, other people took turns to shout obscenities

He probably cud not understand
because of the weird cockney accents
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and everyone thought that he was a self publicising wanker.


What the hell is a wanker ?
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 12 May, 2006 12:58 pm
OmSigDAVID wrote:
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Bella, when he did his stunt in Trafalgar Square (living in a box, suspended in the air) he expected to get nothing but admirers flocking in to see him.

Instead, crowds of people turned up to lob things at him, other people took turns to shout obscenities

He probably cud not understand
because of the weird cockney accents
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Quote:

and everyone thought that he was a self publicising wanker.


What the hell is a wanker ?


When he was there, HE had the weird cockney accent.
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eoe
 
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Reply Sat 13 May, 2006 07:18 am
When The City Was Magical
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 13 May, 2006 09:46 am
Good article.
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eoe
 
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Reply Sun 14 May, 2006 07:17 am
That was all I was trying to say. His form of showmanship may not be your cup of tea, nor mine, but in the world of art and mystery and romance, it has it's place.
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najmelliw
 
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Reply Sun 14 May, 2006 05:40 pm
Of course he has a place in society! His deed can of course be qualified as bold, courageous, audacious. No one else would dare it, and he does. This shows guts and may even inspire others to reach for hitherto unreachable heights.
That being said, it's also quite senseless and dangerous to perform stunts like this. Both sides hold merit.
I guess his actions today might make him worth mentioning in the historybooks of the future... But only as a funny footnote.

Naj.
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