So what do you think of how the brits are treating David Blaine?

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    IMO it’s absolutely hilarious! The guy has been tormented constantly, laser pointers, water bottles being thrown, various being thrown, strippers flashing him :D A tabloid has even had a remote control helicopter fly around his box with a take-away suspended beneath it! LMAO! There is even some gay website (can’t remember the URL) that is organizing to all go and throw sausages at him!!! All this and it’s only day 13, the poor guy has got another month of people trying to think up what to do next!

    But what is your take on how he is being treated?

    Support him, and think all these idiots should leave him alone?
    Support him, but do think it’s funny what is happening?
    Don’t care, but like the fact he is being tormented?
    Don’t care, but think he should be left alone to do his thing?
    Think he’s an idiot, but also think he should be left alone?
    Think he’s an idiot, and love what people are doing to this fool?
    Anything I missed :eek:

    Either way, I think it will be the last time he decides to pull one of his ‘stunts’ in the UK :p

    Funny as hell!
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    The funniest one IMHO are the people BBQing underneath him. Straight cruel!:D
     
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's cruel the things they're doing to taunt him, but it's expected from a stunt like this. I'm quite sure he had to know he'd get criticism, and that it would be more than his conquering starvation.

    I want to say there should be some sort of barring from the things being done to him, but I cannot.

    I think he's got some issues if he feels he needs to "prove" himself better than Houdini by pulling this stunt, and risking his own life. So, with that, he should have to deal with anything that can/will make it a tougher feat. ;)
     
  4. jzieske macrumors regular

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    I am very proud that the Brits are screwing with this guy. He has annoyed me ever since his first "trick" here in the states. He is actually pretty good at "street magic" but these stunts are stupid.
     
  5. iGav macrumors G3

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    I can honestly say it doesn't bother me...

    Although when I lived in South London, just across the road from where he is, I wish he'd done it then... that part of South London was dull as hell.... :rolleyes:

    Typical, I move out then it becomes a major centre of attention.... :rolleyes: :eek: :p :p
     
  6. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I hadn't heard about that, that's a good one!!! :D

    ...what will be next...I can't wait to find out!!! :eek:
     
  7. scem0 macrumors 604

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    He asked for it...

    and is probably loving every minute of it.

    He just wants publicity and apparently he is succeeding.

    scem0
     
  8. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I'm kind of pissed off, actually.

    Reducing hunger and starvation to a stunt is insulting in two ways:

    (1) There are those who have suffered and died on hunger strikes, particularly the Irish during the troubles and later. They, sadly, hold the Guinness records for starvation. Blaine is not attempting to break these records (not even close), nor is he doing it for a greater good, so why should we care?

    The only difference is that they suffered in silence, alone in a damp cell, while he makes a spectacle of his ordeal. And will profit eventually.

    (2) There are millions who starve and suffer from malnutrition every day who do it because there is no food available to them.

    If Blaine wanted to earn my respect, he'd use his stunt to collect donations for charities that feed the hungry.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    He's an idiot who voluntarily chooses to starve himself. I'd join in the bbq if I was in London.

    Oh, and his stunts are dumb. Its not even magic anymore. Its really not anything. An extremely obese man can last for up to 2 months without food. Pseudobrit is right: He's not breaking any sort of record.
     
  10. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I hope it catches on and people start doing it in the States as well. :D

    This is the first stunt of his I would consider watching just to see what the Brits are doing to torture him.
     
  11. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Two months? You can go longer than that without being obese:

     
  12. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    I don't care. It just seems stupid to me, all of it.
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Its stupid, but really people, why tourture him?

    If you want to make him go mad, how about you All stay away from him?


    That would really kill a person like him off quick.
     
  14. coopdog macrumors 6502a

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    What if some crazy guy thinking blane is the devil or something starts shooting at him or something? Is that bullet proof glass?
     
  15. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I hope not! :eek:
     
  16. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    hey m8 this is the UK remember? We cant buy uzis with our BigMacs and fries.
    ;)
     
  17. iGav macrumors G3

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    It's also South London.... where you probably can actually.... :eek: :p :p

    I thought the box was just exceptionally thick perspex?? before he started it, they showed you him taking a running jump at it, and shoulder barging and he just bounced off.... I was quite impressed by that actually!! heh-heh!
     
  18. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    I went to see him last night, He was just lying down for the whole 15 minutes I was there. I wish I could see him when he starts to go mad! He He:D
     
  19. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'm waiting to go and see him until he goes mad! I wanna see him when he's running around head-buttin' the walls :D :eek: ;)
     
  20. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Heres a picture I took on Monday of blane, below is a (what I think) more interesting picture taking from the same area.
     

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    London
     

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  22. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    i think it's f***ing pathetic. not the stunt, although I could care less about the whole thing, but the way people are hating on the guy. i'm so glad i don't live in england any more, these people tormenting him are sad. if you don't like what he's doing, then bugger off and don't go there, simple.

    having said that, ~some~ of the things happening are kind of humourous, like the barbeque and the model helicopter. but throwing eggs and stuff is just plain boring and lame.
     
  23. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    Is that the new municpal building in the left background?
     
  24. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    It's my opinion that both the stunt itself and the responses to it are demonstrations of equally disgusting aspects of human nature. Blaine is making a public display of his shameless hunger for publicity, and his tormentors are making a public display of their own pettiness and cruelty. A fitting circus all around.

    That said, if he's going to put himself in that position, he should be prepared for the people who can't resist paying attention to him.
     
  25. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    It reminds me of that southpark episode where he starts a cult...
     

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