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Shameless publicity strumpet David Blaine has kicked off his latest death-defying stunt in New York - hanging upside-down above Wollmann ice rink, where he intends to remain for 60 hours surviving through "sheer willpower" and the occasional drink sucked through a straw. Blaine is currently suspended from a four-storey high …

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Tom

Further proof...

That hanging's to good for this fool!

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Stop

Tit

That is all.

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For his greatest challenge yet...

I wonder if he can survive for 2 weeks without ANY publicity?

Unlikely.

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Anonymous Coward

I don't get it....

Why is he always referred to as an illusionist, He just does really uninteresting stunts or am I missing something????

As for why he gets so much publicity and "adoring fans", I really am missing something!

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Well duh

"The illusionist described the challenge as "the most difficult for sure" of all his high-profile escapades."

He's hardly going to say "actually, this'll be a piece of cake. Easier than the box thing, with all those Brits flying burgers up at me on RC helicoptors", is he? ;)

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Gitwizard

That's all...

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Dead Vulture

OK....

So hes hanging upside down, but can move his head up when he feels like it.....ok....and the point of this is? Id be more impressed if he fell and went splat on the icerink below.

Sorry, but I really am bored of his 'amazing stunts'

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a catheter?

Why?

Surely he's aware that eminent physicist Richard Feynman postulated gravitic and muscular mechanisms and then verified the muscle hypothesis experimentally by peeing upside down.

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Google Adsense

I notice that Google Adsense is currently punting "2008 Diet Of The Year" next this article.

Nice

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It bears repeating: a complete arse!

OK I'm repeating what's been said above but the man's a complete arse!

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No wonder...

... the British satirical stand-up Marcus Brigstock dismisses Blaine as 'the Git Wizard' and rants against him at every opportunity.

I'm with Brigstock; Blaine is a hateful mistake by god, a catheterised egregious show-off, a zit on the face of humanity. He should be removed from the gene pool immediately. He and his meretricious stunts should be terminated forthwith.

Nurse! My sedative please!

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IT Angle

subtitle...

until I saw the subtitle, I had hope on this one...

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David Blaine

Attention Whore.

That guy must have ADD.

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Disappointed.

Seriously hoping that his head would literally explode. Unfortunately looks like his inverse-stork shenanigans have put paid to that.

Maybe we should just light a fier under him and see how long he lasts then.

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Coat

<Insert publicity seeking title here>

Batty stunt.

'Nuff said.

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Happy

Pinniata

Let's all get some sticks and see if sweets come out.

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With any luck...

...somebody will forget to cut him down afterward!

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Coat

RE: TIT

QUOT: That is all.

AGREED

mines is the one with the upside down pockets

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M
Pirate

I was ecstatic when I read this headline...

because I genuinely thought he was dead. Imagine my disappointment when I read the rest.

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Paris Hilton

Anyone can do this...

Seriously. 72 hours in ice. Easy, if you have an understanding of basic science.

And 44 days in a box without food? Sure he did that. And when they covered the sides it was, er, for cleaning or something. Riiiiiight.

Paris - because she's good at getting publicity for sod all as well.

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Paris Hilton

I'd be more impressed...

with this waste of air if he did replicated another 'stunt' -

Glenn Miller's Last Flight!

David. FUCK OFF and quit bothering us, you WANKER!

Paris, as she may be able to help relieve his blood engorged head.

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Twat Dangle Pt 2

Marcus Brigstock also got it spot on when he labelled the box stunt a "Twat dangle"

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Git Wizard

Another freakdangle by the Git Wizard. Marcus Brigstocke will be pleased.

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How,

does this article fit under the category of entertainment?

The only entertainment I shall get out of this illusionist, no, dillusionists pointless exercise is writing this comment.

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"egregious"

He may be a 'git wizard', but use of the term 'egregious' causes me greater pain than having to spend fourteen nanoseconds about a man in a box / upside down / on fire every couple of years.

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Happy

Impressed

Am i the only person here who never ceases to be amazed by the ever more impressive stunts this incredible man can do ?

He sat down for several days .........in..............ice...............

Then he sat down for even more days..................in....................a......................box.................

Then he even lay down in..............a......................different....................box.

Now hes inverse....................standing.................up.................... WITHOUT A BOX.

Has this man no fear ??????????

Now come on thats just genius.

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IT Angle

Re I don't get it....

Because, before he decided to go on a major ego trip and try to become the next Houdini (and I think we're all hoping he repeats Houdini's last stunt sooner rather than later) he was actually a very good close-up magician. In fact, according to a recent piece in one of the UK papers, he still is. He largely pays his bills by doing private performances for the rich and/or obnoxious.

Basically, if you've got lots of money, you can pay a fortune to watch him perform some seriously impressive close-up magic.

If you're poor and retarded, you can watch him sitting, standing, hanging upside down or whatever for free.

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Coat

A small child wanting attention...

...is what he reminds me of.

"Look at me! look at me! Look what I can do!"

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Flame

RE: Tit

That about sums it up for this pointless waste of resources.

Flames, because his next trick should be showing us all how the Salem Witch trials ended, people stood in fire till they're burnt to a crisp.

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Happy

Just can't stop smiling at "twat dangle"

That is all.

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Not just Rc helicopters

From what I recall, as well as the helicopters people were hitting his glass box with golf balls. If they do that again they'll get to hit him, which has to be a bonus. Perhaps this is why he's doing this "stunt" in the states rather than London.

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Happy

Why's this under 'Entertainment'?

Is someone planning to cut the ropes holding him up?

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Happy

Another cunning stunt

by a stunning.....

twat dangle, love it!!

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RE: Nemu Metis

Heh, witches weren't actually burned in Salem. They were hung. Witches were only burned in europe.

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Unhappy

what if

what if he has to do number 2?

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@ Rik Helmsley

What's wrong with 'egregious' in this context? The modern usage of the word means '...conspicuously, outstandingly bad....ridiculous to an extraordinary degree'

In which case, it seems a very apt description of the Git Wizzard.

But why are we wasting so many keystrokes on him? He should just FOAD.

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Happy

My remarkable feat of endurance?

I managed to show an interest in a David Blaine stunt for an amazing ten seconds.

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Black Helicopters

Idiot

What an idiot - he can't even commit suicide correctly...

Shame...

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IT Angle

David who?

Now if he dangled himself by his bollocks for 70 hours, I'd be impressed, as it would probably take him that long to find them.

Twat.

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Pirate

Hanging upside-down, albeit alive

Shame, I'd like to see him stung up by partisans and shot.

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In love with himself?

Does that make this a Cupid Stunt?

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Grr...

Freak-dangle 2, the gitwizard strikes back.

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Anonymous Coward

And if he needs a shit?

How's he gonna empty his colon? Will that be by catheter too? Could get messy. :/

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Paris Hilton

Git Gizzard

...because I hope he falls and splatters himself.

In other news, I hope someone laces his water intakes with LOTS OF LAXATIVE...

Paris, because we'd all love to see her do it while hanging upside down...

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Paris Hilton

wait a minute..

Hold on, this twat is still around???? I would have thought he would have gotten a clue by now and either attempted to pick up the art of magic again or gone back to his night job at McDonalds. Yet here he is still attempting to inflict these non events on the public. Oh well could be worse, could be a double bill with david blaine and criss angel.

paris, cos she has more talent in her..... well you get the idea.

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Black Helicopters

Left Dangling?

I laughed out loud at the Mussolini reference. Someone else will have to do the explaining, I won't spoil it here. One clue...you have to be a certain age to remember that event.

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Who?

Whatever another nobody...

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Bo Selecta

I think the Bo Selecta David Blaine had him to a T!

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Happy

LOL

I am glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that this time its indoors and not in London.

And t was RC helis, golfballs, laser pointers, and fog horns

The best bit of that stunt was the british publics response :)

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Shame

I had hoped he was hanging from his neck, not his feet

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