This one looks like it is actually a stunt because the premise is so simple and seems easily doable. but most of the things he has done are clearly tricks. TED talks lost what little credibility they had in my eyes when they had him give a talk about how he was able to hold his breath for a record breaking amount of time. I don’t think for a second that he actually did hold his breath that long. He’s a magician. His job is to trick people.
OK, so if I come into a huge amount of money, I will dedicate myself to being David Blaine’s nemesis (ala Professor Fate to The Great Leslie)
(I’m Professor Fate, obvs)
Anyway, in this case of The Great Les… er, I mean David Blaine’s latest narcissistic stunt, I would dress up in all black period clothing (circa 1910), get my partner to dress up like Peter Falk, and we would peddle our tandem bike/flying machine to Blane’s altitude and pop the balloons, one by one, with a BB gun.
(after we both safely land)
Blaine: “He tried to kill me!”
Me: “You landed safely, you two-bit stunt man! If I wanted you dead your corpse would be floating over Texas by now!”
“I AM PROFESSOR FATE!”
He doesn’t sound or look like somebody who has done 500 jumps. He kept asking his ground control about where and how to land, questions they couldn’t answer as well as a person on the spot. He didn’t try to gauge his drift. He didn’t get a good look at the landing zone. He didn’t flare.
Maybe it was lack of oxygen. I wondered why not wear a helmet, especially since he was almost certain to outland. Lucky not to get a head injury in that landing.
I hope that the messing around with the leg strap was just theater. Pretty stupid to attach yourself to that thing without a proper parachute.
Max, push the button Max!
As fun as this looks, I’d rather have MRIs than party balloons…
Fuck that guy. May he find an even smaller box to stay in, one that can’t be escaped from. Jeez. Why are there so many of these sexist assholes? Let’s stop making more of these turds, already.
Liked for the Professor Fate reference. (Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk make me giggle every time I watch The Great Race.)
And like all of David Blaines acts, it’s done mostly through video editing and hyperbole.
At 24,000 feet, just before he releases, he performs The Disappearing Dime Trick.
TED talks are a bit of a farce…
My favorite Blaine’s stunt was his appearing to levitate by standing on one foot. The rest is so much frosting.
Well he had to do something to beat Lawnchair Larry. I always thought it would be a hell of a fun thing to do, and not all that risky.
Worst levitation ever
I prefer ‘unfuck’ as a curse; it means you hope they never get laid ever again.
Fairly sure he’s not getting any right now. He’s sneaky, so you never know. I like that unfuck curse. May he forever have an addled mind.