View Full Version : In New York, stuntman Blaine says he may be crazy

11-22-2006, 02:29 PM
It may not come as a shock to people familiar with David Blaine, but the American stuntman admitted on Tuesday he might be a little bit crazy as he began his latest act.

Blaine had himself hoisted 50 feet above New York's Times Square, where he will remain twisting and turning while shackled to a gyroscope for three days.

On Friday he will attempt to escape just in time to take 100 underprivileged children on a holiday shopping spree in a promotion for a large retail chain.

Asked if he had to be brave to attempt such a stunt, Blaine replied, "Or a little bit crazy."

Blaine's previous stunt in May had him live in a fish bowl near Central Park for a week with scuba gear, then attempt to hold his breath under water for nine minutes while wriggling free of chains. He came up two minutes short.

Before that, Blaine spent 44 days in a box suspended over the Thames in London, 61 hours encased in a block of ice and one week buried in a coffin.

"I'm always trying to come up with something, and I try to create something that I think would be visually different," Blaine told Reuters while spinning every which way.

A crane lifted reporters to eye level with Blaine in a small parking lot in the Broadway theater district just off the main part of Times Square.


11-22-2006, 03:09 PM
I think Blaine is a hack nowadays.

All he does is sit in little contrapments.

11-22-2006, 05:21 PM
ya lately his ideas/tricks have sucked..but he gets some of the hottest ***