Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Wet


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.
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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.

6 comments:

Susan's Husband said...

I give up – where does the "magician" part figure in to this?

P.S. Someone should have used a paintball marker on that cage.

Peter Burnet said...

...Britain is still, just about, the finest nation on the planet.

British exceptionalism, eh? Boy, this Anglosphere can be complicated.

Brit said...

Of course: show me a man who denies it, and I'll show you a liar, a self-deluded braggart and an American.

Duck said...

P.S. Someone should have used a paintball marker on that cage.

Careful! He can always pee on you if you get rowdy.

I would guess that Mr Madonna was in the running the year he got hitched. If the rumors of their breakup are true, he can redeem himself this year.

Of course a "Biggest Loser" contest in England is too easy, there is such a crowded field to choose from.

martpol said...

I used to quite like Blaine when he was doing all the street-based, make-a-card-stick-to-the-inside-of-a-car-window business. Now he's a buffoon, as you rightly point out.

Isn't his skin going to get a bit wrinkled?

martpol said...

Answer to my previous question: yes, apparently.