David Blaine's 44 Day Starvation Stunt

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  1. Steve Christou

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    US illusionist/nutcase David Blaine's latest stunt is to starve himself for 44 days in a glass box hanging next to Tower Bridge, London. With only water to keep him going. It's been two weeks now and well we Brits ain't having any more of this shit, yobs have been pelting his 'cage' with eggs and sausages and whatever. One guy even climbed up and tried to cut the chain holding the box up![​IMG]
    Anyway yesterday Paul McCartney decided to pay him a visit...

    "Sir Paul McCartney had a four-letter bust-up yesterday — after taking pals to see David Blaine dangling in his box.

    The ex-Beatle FLIPPED at a photographer taking his picture, PUSHED him in the chest and LET RIP with a four-letter torrent at bystanders.

    Macca, 61, ranted at the snapper: “Listen mate, I’ve come to see this stupid c*** and you are not going to take a picture of me tonight.”

    The foul-mouthed superstar was with a group of pals in the early hours after a night out in London.

    He told a fan who asked to shake his hand: “F*** off. I am not shaking your hand. I am a pedestrian on a private visit.”

    As he stormed off in a rage Macca blamed a member of his entourage for tipping off the cameraman, screaming: “You are bang out of order — you are fired."

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    http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2003432809,00.html
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

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    I found especially funny the guy who flew a model helicopter close to the cage dangling a hamburger [​IMG]
     
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    That doesn't sound like the Paul I like to pretend I know.

    What exactly is the point of this stunt?
     
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    Can't he at least put a shirt on!?!

     
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    I did have a fantasy that the guy cutting the cable succeeded just as Paul McCartney was standing directly under the cage.

    You're right, I'm sick.
     
  6. Rob Gillespie

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    Is that because of a dislike of McCartney Mr. Markworthy or just because you fancy your chances with Heather?
     
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    I don't understand why they are being so mean/rude to this man. I mean I laughed at some of the inventive things they were doing with the helicopter and all but still, exactly why do they feel a need to torture this man?
     
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    It is possible to go 100+ days without food, but only a few days without water.
     
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    David Blain is satan.
     
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    Why all this vitriol for David Blaine? It's one thing not to be interested but when a knight of the realm goes ballistic over a TV stunt one has to wonder, 'have they nothing better to do with their time?'

    Has he been a media bad boy? Molested children and nuns? Dated a Spice Girl?

    I think the comparison to Bobby Sands in that bit was in poor taste but it's nothing compared to the outright anger he seems to be generating. If his "bird" says they were never treated like that in America it's because nobody here gave a damn. Just how does such a stunt offend people in the UK? I think it's stupid myself but if he wants to do it then so what?
     
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    Blaine's reps asked the Guinness Book of Records to look into his latest stunt, but Guinness declined as they no longer record or encourage records that involve voluntary starvation.

    However, if they did Blaine wouldn't even be close. He's going for 44 days, but the current record for fasting is 385 days by a British prisoner on a hunger strike. The record for the longest period of total isolation is 141 days held by an American who was buried in a box two metres below ground.

    Besides, Blaine is the Anti-Christ. He and his Blainist followers must be stopped. Where are the Super Fun Friends when you need them?

    Adam

    (yeah, I watch way, WAY too much South Park. [​IMG])
     
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    I find the more boorish responses of my fellow Brits rather depressing, but not surprising. Brits have a tendency to react badly to anyone who does 'look at me! I want to be the centre of attention' activities. And when it's for something that's essentially pointless, then the critical floodgates open.
     
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    Somebody should put something sweet and sticky in a super soaker and coat the outside of the glass. Then the bees and insects will do the rest... that would be funny...

    Jay
     
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    The greatest trick David Blaine ever pulled was getting into Josie Maran's knickers.

    That's underwear for you non-Brit folks. [​IMG]
     

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