Tuesday, April 25, 2006
From the BBC:
Magician David Blaine has announced plans to spend seven days submerged in a water-filled container in New York.
The illusionist, who spent 44 days in a glass box for a starvation stunt in London in 2003, will use lines giving nutrition and air to stay alive.
Organisers say they want fans and well-wishers "to visit, touch the sphere and offer words of support".
Blaine's London stunt, in which he was suspended in a glass box by the river Thames, saw him heckled by crowds. His box was also hit by missiles including golf balls and eggs.
Blaine's spokesman Pat Smith said the magician did not expect to receive similar attacks in the star's "home town". He said: "Anytime he's done anything in New York, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. New Yorkers are cool about this kind of thing."
Au contraire, Mr Smith. Londoners are cool about this sort of thing.
That my countrymen refused to take this pompous, self-publicising buffoon and his pointless martyr-complex remotely seriously is testament to the fact that Britain is still, just about, the finest nation on the planet.
Posted by Brit at 4/25/2006