"Magician David Blaine will be suspended from a crane in a see-through box without food for 44 days for his next public feat of endurance. Blaine will undertake the stunt in London, England, and will enter the Perspex box on September 5. His only nourishment will be a tube feeding him water and another tube for urination. The event - which takes place on the banks of the River Thames - is to be broadcast on British television, and is entitled David Blaine: Above The Below. Blaine says, "There will be no trickery and no means of escape. We are all capable of infinitely more than we believe. We are stronger and more resourceful than we know, and we can endure much more than we think we can. In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds. My next performance will demonstrate these ideas through the most extreme exercise in isolation and physical deprivation ever attempted.""
This guy is really piece of work, I remember when his first ABC prime time magic special aired and how unimpressed I was simply because the majority of his tricks were small close-up magic that could be purchased at any magic store or through catelouges. I would see him biting a quarter in half then I would laugh because I had been doing that trick several years prior, but when he started doing all these extreme feats of endurance I kinda saw him as a modern-day Houdini, albeit not quite as skilled. We both share similar principles about life in general and while I dont think locking himself in a box for 44 days straight is the most healthy thing he can do (even though the guy is in amazing physical shape), I think its pretty keen that real old-fashioned showmanship still exists in some form in this day and age. Whereas it has mainly been replaced by the constant celebrity-hungry fever thanks to those media vultures.
Oh yeah, Fred Durst turns 33 today. Anyone care?