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Juliet

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« on: 09-02-2003 14:36 »

I heard that his next stunt will show live on tv on Friday on Sky1 and Channel 4 (I think). do you what what he be doing on his next stunt?

Impossible

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« Reply #1 on: 09-02-2003 14:41 »

He will be staying in a glass-type booth suspended over the River Thames for 44 days. At a press conference yesterday he cut off part of his own ear. Some of his stunts really freak me out.
Juliet

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« Reply #2 on: 09-02-2003 17:04 »

sounds like when he was staying inside a block of ice.

And why cutting his ear?

Stuart B

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« Reply #3 on: 09-02-2003 17:29 »

It's his way of saying "Oho! I'm mad, me!"
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« Reply #4 on: 09-02-2003 17:53 »

I think he's lost his mystique, I cannot see him on the TV without wanting to say "Shazam!".

He's obviously trying to be the modern day Houdini, but there'll be a trick to it, David Copperfield didn't make the statue of liberty disappear, it was an illusion, and that's what this'll be.
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« Reply #5 on: 09-02-2003 18:55 »

I think he's a cyborg, nobody is naturally that dull.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #6 on: 09-03-2003 01:54 »

Shazam!

I'm not dull.
Tweek

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« Reply #7 on: 09-03-2003 03:57 »

To be honest any stunt that is going to last 44 days is pretty boring... unless he dies  tongue
Cube_166

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« Reply #8 on: 09-03-2003 05:10 »

He is to dull. Have you heard his droning boring voice? i tell you he's a cyborg, come to enslave humanity or some such.
Grim

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« Reply #9 on: 09-03-2003 05:19 »

is this the same bloke they paid out of south park and ate his own head?
sheep555

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« Reply #10 on: 09-03-2003 12:13 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2003 12:13 »

David Blaine - very, very over rated. He's not a magician - magicians perform tricks that make you wonder "how did he do that?". When he does try to attempt magic tricks, he cheats. (Example - when he "levitates" on TV. It's known that from a certain angle you can make your body appear to people that it's levitating. However, when the camera shows him "levitating" he's actually being lifted up by a wire - watch. You'll notice the background noticeably change).

You can tell I don't have a high opinion of him!   smile


...and as for his "44 days with nothing but water? Can I endure it?" - yes, of course he can. Because the human body can survive on only water for around 60 days, so says my Biology textbook.
Zed 85

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« Reply #11 on: 09-03-2003 12:20 »

Him just sitting there for 44 days seems quite a bore. I'm sure everyday commuters and the general populus will soon completely forget he's there. What they should do is suspend the case in elastic, bouncing it up and down and making it spin at random moments. There should be a bet on just how many times he vomits. That would be far more interesting.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #12 on: 09-03-2003 12:27 »

He probably wont be in it.
It'll all be a big scam.
Impossible

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« Reply #13 on: 09-03-2003 14:05 »

'One tube into his body, one tube out of his body'. Isn't he gonna get constipated or something?! I remember when he did that stunt in New York and jumped into those boxes.
Archie2K

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« Reply #14 on: 09-03-2003 15:30 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2003 15:30 »

Since he plans to drink nothing but water* I imagine poop wouldn't be much of a problem.

I'm really not impressed by his tricks. The standing on a pillar required a great deal of training to cope without sleep and stand upright for such a long time, but then that's not magic. It's more how I'd admire a great sportsman, except sportmen don't try and claim they won the race by some mystical property.

Then there's the interview with Eamonn Holmes on GMTV where he just sat and stared blankly at Eamonn. Such a twat.

* - It's not going to be just water anyway. It's a mixture of liquid and vitamins perfectly able to keep someone alive and relatively healthy for long periods of time. Heck with a combiunation of fruit juices, soup and water you could have a perfectly nutricious diet.
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« Reply #15 on: 09-03-2003 15:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
'One tube into his body, one tube out of his body'. Isn't he gonna get constipated or something?!

I remember an old Biology teacher I used to have (who was a bit "weird" ) telling us about a man who managed to "hold it in" for over three years. Why he did it, I don't know - but apparantly once you manage to stop "it" from happening for about a week, you can safely carry it on for a long period of time.
aslate

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« Reply #16 on: 09-03-2003 15:40 »

Derren Brown was 10x more interesting then David Blain ever could be, and he's actually a good magician!

I actually forgot the bloke's name, i just trawled through the What's on TV threads to find it! (They have a use, well, not really, but still!)
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« Reply #17 on: 09-03-2003 15:45 »

My god, I've just realized your all depressing bastard'.

Carry on.
sheep555

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« Reply #18 on: 09-03-2003 16:08 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Derren Brown was 10x more interesting then David Blain ever could be, and he's actually a good magician!

Plus, I know him personally, and he visited my English class to give a demonstration (God, that was scary!)
Impossible

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« Reply #19 on: 09-03-2003 16:11 »

That must have been really cool Sheep  smile Isn't he going to do Russian Roulette live on Channel 4 soon?
sheep555

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« Reply #20 on: 09-03-2003 16:13 »

October 26, in fact. He did piss of the kitchen staff by bending nearly all the cutlery though...
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« Reply #21 on: 09-03-2003 16:20 »
« Last Edit on: 09-03-2003 16:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
Then there's the interview with Eamonn Holmes on GMTV where he just sat and stared blankly at Eamonn. Such a twat.

Heh Heh.

I agree with Tweek, I hope he dies. I don't want him to die but it would be interesting if they opened the box on the 44th day and found a shrivelled up Blain-shaped prune with a huge beard attached to it. I expect he'll choke on his own vomit or something.
Impossible

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« Reply #22 on: 09-03-2003 16:36 »

Oh yes, I remember that interview with Eamoon Holmes! He just showed him an eye he'd drawn on his hand and didn't speak much at all.
Mitsui

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« Reply #23 on: 09-03-2003 16:43 »

Hey you guys, David Blaine's a cool guy. Don't knock the guy until you know him. How do I know this? Because I've met the guy about 2 years ago on a trip to America. He was genuinly a friendly, nice, cool guy.

Actually that was all a big lie, well, apart from the suggestion I like David Blaine. Of course he's not magic, no one is really magic (I hope the wizards don't hear me say that), yet some of the tricks he pulls are pretty amazing. His two TV street magic specials were in my opinion quite inspiring, and it was almost undoubtedly David Blaine which led to Derron Brown's popularity and fame.

Also, if you think about it, his recent stunts have been quite impressive. Especially the ice one.
aslate

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« Reply #24 on: 09-03-2003 17:00 »

The thing is Derren Brown is actually interesting.

That and magic isn't using camera tricks (I.E. Wires or werid angles), as mentioned by Archie2k above.
Mitsui

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« Reply #25 on: 09-03-2003 17:13 »

True, but that has to be the only David Blaine trick that uses camera angles/ wires. Speaking as a magic geek who's checked magic sites explaining how he does tricks, despite there always being a logical easy explanation for his tricks, there are very rarely excessive props used. You gotta admit as well, he's a showman. He must be to create all these strong feelings  wink.

Also, I like Derron Brown a lot as well, yet just to be awkward and argumentative I shall claim all he is is an advanced, highly skilled pyschologist who is senstive to people's moods, mannerisms and actions.
Juliet

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« Reply #26 on: 09-03-2003 18:17 »

I remember where he did a trick where he pulled a chicken head off. It was freaky and funny.

Kryten

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« Reply #27 on: 09-03-2003 22:25 »

In a bizarre coincidence, Comedy Central aired the David Blaine episode of South Park today.

Well, probably not bizarre at all.
Mr. Potter

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« Reply #28 on: 09-03-2003 22:56 »

I just wanted to say, David Blaine, your magic is real and I BELIEVE in you.
Grim

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« Reply #29 on: 09-04-2003 01:33 »

If David Blaine gets tax exemption, then...

He'll be a real religion!
Tweek

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« Reply #30 on: 09-04-2003 04:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Juliet:
I remember where he did a trick where he pulled a chicken head off. It was freaky and funny.

Very tasteful, although it doesn't require magic to decapitate poultry.

Smitty

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« Reply #31 on: 09-04-2003 13:39 »

But don't forget he put it back on again and the chicken seemed happy.
boingo2000

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« Reply #32 on: 09-04-2003 13:50 »

I've never seen anything this guy's ever done, and it doesn't sound like I should start.
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« Reply #33 on: 09-04-2003 14:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Smitty:
But don't forget he put it back on again and the chicken seemed happy.
Tucked it under the chickens wing, fake head.
Saw it on Street Magicians Revealed or some such travesty of television.
Archie2K

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« Reply #34 on: 09-04-2003 15:32 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2003 15:32 »

I dunno - isolation stunts get old very fast.

And hey I like Magic Revealed shows Faze...

Also is the Russian Roulette going to be shown live on TV? I highly doubt that they'll use a real bullet then. Just incase... maybe a blank.
Impossible

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« Reply #35 on: 09-04-2003 15:53 »

I do watch David Blaine's show whenever it is on, just to see what he does.

Have any of you seen one of Paul Zenon's TV magic shows? His ones are quite cool.
Smitty

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« Reply #36 on: 09-04-2003 15:58 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
 Tucked it under the chickens wing, fake head.
Saw it on Street Magicians Revealed or some such travesty of television.

Oh is that what he did? I didn't know it was under it's wing, I just though it was plastercine or something.  big grin
Mitsui

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« Reply #37 on: 09-04-2003 16:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Archie2K:
Also is the Russian Roulette going to be shown live on TV? I highly doubt that they'll use a real bullet then. Just incase... maybe a blank.

If there's no real bullet then what the hell is the point. I would play Russian Roulette on TV with a blank. How boring would it be with no real bullet, I mean, the only interest I have in it is the fact he might die. And I know I'm not overly sadistic in thinking that.. why make the show otherwise. Hell, it'll be boring if he doesnt die, it'll be just like a guy putting a gun to his head and then it going click. Boo Hoo.

Anyway.. in response to that post, he claims his job is "not to die" - which kinda suggests there will be a bullet.



Nurdbot

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« Reply #38 on: 09-04-2003 17:24 »

Shh! the Reality show producers are sniffing.
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« Reply #39 on: 09-05-2003 02:57 »

Hahaha I loved that part where he ate his own head.
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