Sunday, May 21, 2006

A Sincere Apology

I heard a story about David Blaine that made me wish I hadn't written that last post.

Here it is:

Mr. Blaine was a student at the Neighborhood Playhouse, a school where The Awkward Toad takes night class in New York. During his time there, he was apparently not very interested in the acting training but he did manage to leave a rather mysterious mark. (I apologize if this is bad writing. I am hungover.)

One night a peer of David's threw a party for his entire acting class, about 15 kids.

During the course of the evening, David Blaine silenced the room, asking the students to sit in front of him in a semicircle.

He took out of his front shirt pocket an imaginary deck of playing cards. Unwrapped the imaginary deck. Shuffled it. Then fanned it out in front of him and asked the students to each pick an imaginary card, picture it in their mind, and put it back in the deck. He then reshuffled the deck. Set it aside. And named each card the students had imagined. 9 of clubs, 6 of diamonds etc...

He then left the party in stunned silence. (This story can be corroborated by a teacher at the Playhouse, who I won't name here, but was present at that night's party.)

So you can say that the levitating in his videos is fake. You can say that the people reacting to his tricks are actors. But there was no reason for the people telling me that story to lie.

The man is a sorceror. And he scares me.


At 1:35 AM, Blogger irving longface said...

why does it feel so liberating to hear someone else say that?
let's get it all out while brett is out of the country!

At 1:36 AM, Blogger irving longface said...

wait so fiona apple had sex with a sorceror. i can get past that.

At 6:10 AM, Blogger SMangat said...

david blaine is straight genius.
one time I saw him on the howard stern show and he was straight blazed as a mofo, he was with this smoking hot chick (SI swimsuit model) and she was stizzoned as well. he's hot to death.


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