the allure of magic

Justin’s levitating for food post sparked my interest in David Blaine. Blaine is a street magician who I’ve seen do some impressive tricks on TV, and I too wanted to learn how he did them.

I don’t care for the floating stars on the page but David Blaine Style Street Magic revealed several secrets. Like Justin, I was disappointed by their simplicity. Couldn’t they be more complicated? I feel daft having been fooled by them and thinking they were incredible. Sometimes I wish I’d left it a mystery, but then again, I’m very curious. The problem is that now that I understand how it’s done, it’s no longer entertaining.


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  1. The link gives me a 404.

    Comment by Cameron on August 14, 2003 @ 7:59 am
  2. I love David Blaine. I’m scared to go to your links and lose the magic.

    Comment by Renee on August 14, 2003 @ 9:58 am
  3. Whoops. He must have changed the link (it’s fixed now).

    Renee: That may be a better course of action.

    Comment by dan on August 14, 2003 @ 11:04 am
  4. I saw this today about a stunt Blaine is going to do: hanging in a plexiglas box for 44 days over the Thames River. He also mentions that the Fox show calling his stunts bogus was bogus itself. Hmm.

    Comment by Cameron on August 19, 2003 @ 8:55 am
  5. That’s a very strange thing to feel you have to do. It appears he is a bit chunkier than normal which would most assuredly be helpful on a diet of only water.

    Comment by dan on August 19, 2003 @ 9:04 am
  6. Talk about an extreme diet! The bonus in this case is that he gets paid for it. How would that be?

    Comment by Levi on August 19, 2003 @ 9:20 am
  7. Here’s a video of him taking his heart out.

    Comment by dan on August 19, 2003 @ 9:38 am

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