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May 9, 2006

The Passion of the Blaine

I'm sorry but this David Blaine business had to be the most hollow, self-indulgent nonsense I've ever seen.

All this weeping and carrying on about how humbled he is that the masses came out to support him, as he faced these hardships for the noble cause of.. uhh.. wait, what cause was he doing this for again? Raising money for AIDS prevention in Africa? Protesting the persecution of the Falun Gong? Saving that rabbit from getting killed on that website?

Oh yeah that's right.. unless I missed something, David Blaine is doing all this in the name of... drumroll please... making everybody stare at David Blaine while he tortures himself! Wow, what a triumph of the human spirit.

Not to belabor the obvious, but there are thousands of people in this very same city who are drowning in poverty all day every day, and damn sure can't jump out of a bubble to escape it. So as I walk by the half-dozen homeless people I'll see on the upper west side tonight, forgive me if I don't make time to cheer for the courage of that millionaire down the block, as he makes a vapid spectacle of his neurosis.

Posted by jsmooth995 at May 9, 2006 12:10 AM

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