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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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  1. Tom

    Further proof...

    That hanging's to good for this fool!

  2. Anonymous Coward


    That is all.

  3. Jolyon Ralph
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    For his greatest challenge yet...

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


  4. Anonymous Coward
    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!

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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? ;)

  6. david


    That's all...

  7. Benny
    Dead Vulture


    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'

  8. Anonymous Coward

    a catheter?


    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.

  9. Matt Bradley

    Google Adsense

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


  10. Simon Riley

    It bears repeating: a complete arse!

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

  11. Sceptical Bastard

    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!

  12. TheHempKnight
    IT Angle


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

  13. Ash
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    David Blaine

    Attention Whore.

    That guy must have ADD.

  14. Secretgeek


    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.

  15. Thomas

    <Insert publicity seeking title here>

    Batty stunt.

    'Nuff said.

  16. Alex Coxall


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

  17. Anonymous Coward

    With any luck...

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

  18. Michael McLean

    RE: TIT

    QUOT: That is all.


    mines is the one with the upside down pockets

  19. M

    I was ecstatic when I read this headline...

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

  20. Snake Plissken
    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.

  21. dervheid
    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.

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Twat Dangle Pt 2

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

  23. Ralph B
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    Git Wizard

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

  24. adnim


    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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  26. Rick Eastwood


    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

    Then he sat down for even more

    Then he even lay down

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

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

    Now come on thats just genius.

  27. Bassey
    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.

  28. Anonymous Coward

    A small child wanting attention... what he reminds me of.

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

  29. Nemo Metis

    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.

  30. bluesxman

    Just can't stop smiling at "twat dangle"

    That is all.

  31. James Green

    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.

  32. Nebulo

    Why's this under 'Entertainment'?

    Is someone planning to cut the ropes holding him up?

  33. Anonymous Coward

    Another cunning stunt

    by a stunning.....

    twat dangle, love it!!

  34. Chris

    RE: Nemu Metis

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

  35. theotherone

    what if

    what if he has to do number 2?

  36. Sceptical Bastard

    @ 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.

  37. M

    My remarkable feat of endurance?

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

  38. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters


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


  39. Anonymous Coward
    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.


  40. Paul

    Hanging upside-down, albeit alive

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

  41. Chris G Silver badge

    In love with himself?

    Does that make this a Cupid Stunt?

  42. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Freak-dangle 2, the gitwizard strikes back.

  43. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And if he needs a shit?

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

  44. NukEvil
    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...

  45. Anonymous Coward
    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.

  46. Anonymous Coward
    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 have to be a certain age to remember that event.

  47. Andraž Levstik


    Whatever another nobody...

  48. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bo Selecta

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

  49. Anonymous Coward


    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 :)

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

  51. Anonymous Coward

    What you on about..

    David Blaine is an amazing illusionist, his stunts are fantastic.

    Nay! not really - had you going for a second!

    *\. Grabbing my coat, coz if Blaine aint leaving I am.

  52. Ian Chard

    Blaine! Blaine! Blaine! Blaine! BLAINE!


  53. Lloyd

    Oh dear

    You'd think that with all of the deranged snipers they have in the US that one of them would be available wouldn't you?

  54. Tim

    He laughs.. the face of Darwin! Inevitably, Darwin will get him in the end!

  55. Name

    Too bad

    The gitwizard streaked with his own bodily fluids would have been fitting.

  56. Chris

    Don't you get it?

    He just likes having a catheter stuck in him. The stunt itself really doesn't make any difference at all.

  57. mittfh


    Given the ever more preposterous publicity-seeking stunts this chap does, and the risk of causing damage to himself, does he win the award for the least successful Darwin Award applicant?

    How about for his next stunt, he gets sealed in a wooden box, and lowered six feet underground. Then covered with soil.

    I'll refrain from making any suggestions relating to the words "feeding tube" and "sabotage"...

  58. Dex

    Pinata anyone?

    Get the bats people!

  59. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well I think...

    ...he's a well meaning sort of chap who just likes to push himself a bit. He's not hurting anyone but himself, leave him alone.

    Only kidding he's a tigress' twat - oops wrong forum.

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