Sunday, September 21, 2008


David Blaine isn't changing anything about the world. All he's doing is entertaining it with his pointless stunts to break world records. Much like Criss Angel all they are doing is entertaining us the audience for a brief moment. None of it is real, well maybe some of Blaine's stunts are, because they are more so endurance stunts than parlor tricks. They are entertaining because we actually believe that something bad might happen to him. And that's what we wait and stare at every second that stunt is in play.

Now his next stunt the marketing scheme has supplied us with the risk factor for his stunt, which they always do before hand to get us intrigued. The danger of his next stunt of hanging upside down for 60 hours? Blindness. A "doctor" reports that hanging upside down for long periods could cause stress to the retina as blood is forced to the head Now is this fact? I don't know, I haven't had time to research it. And most don't. That's what his marketing/publicity team are counting on. They are hoping that enough people will straight up buy what they are selling without asking questions. It seems reliable enough right, because they said that a doctor said so. But you never know until you do your own research and find out for yourself.

So when I do have the time to look it up, I'll make sure to let you in on what I find. Til then let's just believe that Blaine could go bind hanging upside down for so long...

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