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David Blaine's 'electrifying' New York stunt

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#16    coldethyl

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

I bet he makes an obscene amount of money for doing it tho.  b******.


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

How does he keep getting work?
He's so boring that paint watches him dry.

Another boring stunt from the king of dull.


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

View PostAtlantia, on 07 October 2012 - 07:11 PM, said:

How does he keep getting work?
He's so boring that paint watches him dry.

Another boring stunt from the king of dull.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

View PostKarlis, on 07 October 2012 - 01:27 PM, said:

I don't think any of the best "performers" claim that they are performing magic. If any such performer does make that claim, I for one would be interested in knowing their names.

The better known artists who do seemingly impossible performances usually state that they are illusionists, not magicians. They are honest and professional in that regard.

Exactly my point, which is why I call them illusionists in my post. For me calling out a 'magician' as fake is a pretty pointless statement.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

View PostThe Sky Scanner, on 07 October 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:

I'm not really into these street magicians or endurance feats, however, watching someone like Derren Brown completely manipulate an audience is very interesting to watch (imo).

Derren is amazing too, the trick and the reveal all in the same show, what more could you ask for.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:06 AM

"tesla coils while having a large voltage continuously coarse across his body."

The article writer is a moron. Of course the electriciy does not flow across his body, he would be dead then. He is basically in a Faraday cage, so the electricity flows around him. Like sitting in a car in a thunderstorm, only less comfortable.
Of all of Blaines stunts, this is the least impressive one; only designed to impress those who slept through science class.


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:07 AM

"tesla coils while having a large voltage continuously coarse across his body."

The article writer is a moron. Of course the electriciy does not flow across his body, he would be dead then. He is basically in a Faraday cage, so the electricity flows around him. Like sitting in a car in a thunderstorm, only less comfortable.
Of all of Blaines stunts, this is the least impressive one; only designed to impress those who slept through science class.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

Too each its own. I don't like taking risks at my age


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

View PostWickian, on 07 October 2012 - 02:27 AM, said:

Didn't Houdini die from someone punching him in the gut during one of his after-show entertainments?
Houdini died from appendicitis which was aggravated from 4 quick repeated punched to his gut when he was not prepared to receive them.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

One of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV was when Blain was in the locker room of the Dallas Cowboys levitating and Dione Sanders rand from the room shrieking like a little girl! :lol:


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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

View PostDKO, on 07 October 2012 - 01:56 AM, said:

Yes he would be wearing a rubber or mineral insulating suit under the metal suit. And the suit is grounded, very little risk of electrocution.

Also 1 million volts sounds like a lot but static electricity can be 30,000 volts. If it has little to no current then it's no where near as dangerous.

remember it's not the voltage that kills you, it's the amps. You can get stun guns that are in the million volt range.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:25 PM

View PostGrey14, on 08 October 2012 - 07:59 PM, said:

remember it's not the voltage that kills you, it's the amps. You can get stun guns that are in the million volt range.

Exactly, the current is rated in amps.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:01 AM

Regardless of how many Amps or Volts are involved it is safe, Mr Blaine has become boring and will not be the 'modern day' Houdini he thinks he is with stunts that do not make 'us' gasp...

Bring back the guy who made us say 'did you see David Blaine last night, how the hell did he do that?'

Edited by Junior Chubb, 09 October 2012 - 12:03 AM.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

I simply don't find it amusing this guy is wasting his time the fact he's got any publicity just shows the lack of intellect of the general public


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:24 PM

A rage comic for the occasion:

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