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Old 08-24-2003, 06:59 AM   #1
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David Blaine...WHY DO IT?

Source: Yahoo News
Date: August 23rd, 2003

LONDON - For his latest trick, magician David Blaine will try to last more than six weeks without food in a plastic box suspended high over central London.

Starting Sept. 5, Blaine will live in a plastic box 7 feet long, 7 feet deep and 3 feet wide for 44 days without food or contact with the outside world, a representative said Thursday.

The street magician-turned-endurance performer previously spent 35 hours standing atop a 100-foot-tall pole and three days encased in ice. Both of those stunts took place in New York City.

Unlike the feats performed by his hero, Harry Houdini, this latest challenge for Blaine won't be to escape, but to survive. All he'll have in the box is a tube for water and a tube for urine.

But he'll also have a good view of London. The box will be suspended 40 feet high from a crane next to the River Thames and near the historic Tower Bridge.

The entire event will be televised and streamed live on the Web, but Blaine's feat won't be considered a world record attempt, a spokeswoman said.

The 30-year-old said performing the stunt will give him a chance to search for his "truths."


6 weeks without food
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Old 08-24-2003, 07:32 AM   #2
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London??

Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup 'o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins...LONDON!

Back on topic David Blaine is a sorcerer and will be alive at the end of it all.
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Old 08-24-2003, 07:47 AM   #3
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All I thought when I saw this in the paper was "WHY?" I just don't see the point of this.
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that guy is fuggin creepy but i love him.
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He is AWESOME
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He freaks me out.
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London??

Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup 'o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins...LONDON!



Why put yourself through that?
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Thisis how Blaine keeps himself in the news. It's all about marketing yourself.

(He'll probably sneak a Snickers bar in his shoe)
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Hehe...and then he'll be filmed eating the Snickers bar and his world record attempt will be over! No, wait, he's not trying to break a world record: he's just doing it for...um...why is he doing it again?
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Then, he gets an endorsement contract with Snickers = $$$$
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Old 08-24-2003, 06:21 PM   #14
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Hehe...and then he'll be filmed eating the Snickers bar and his world record attempt will be over! No, wait, he's not trying to break a world record: he's just doing it for...um...why is he doing it again?
"to search for his truths"

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I'm going to go look at him. He'll be near Jenn's house.
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