9.26.2008

Roomie commentary

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Roomie tells us what's up. Listen to the guy in the background...

And then he disappears?

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It's really dark, but basically he is high in the air.

Blaine videos

So as promised...here is David and his death defying jump..."Dive of Death" as you will. Do you see anything deathly about it? More videos coming shortly...

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9.25.2008

Lack of the prestige...

Heather and I went to see David Blaine's "Dive of Death" last night...uck. It was cool because it was live on TV and so I was talking to my parents while I was there and they were watching. Also, the Trump was there.

I am very angry at myself for not bringing my cord to upload videos from my camera that show David Blaine's lack of magic last night. Yes, I consider him a great magician and very talented. Yes, it is amazing that he hung upside down for as long as he did...I will give him that. However, it wasn't clear to the TV viewers that he took a break almost once an hour and wasn't upside down Wednesday night until the camera's were rolling. Heather and I went to see him twice, and both times, he was not hanging upside down for a good 20 or minutes.

I will upload my videos tonight, showing him hanging out before the TV special (but not upside down) and then his "Dive of Death" which constisted of a bungee that cut him about 3-4 feet before hitting ground. He then was "wisked" away into the night magically.....via enourmous balloons that dropped him about 100 feet from the stage. Very disappointing. It reminds me of a quote from the awesome movie "The Prestige," with Michael Caine, Scarlet Johanssen, Hugh Jackman and more importantly, Christian Bale.

"Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called 'The Pledge.' The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called 'The Turn.' The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call 'The Prestige.'" - Michael Caine in The Prestige

9.24.2008

ROOMIE SEZ

No one saw this coming. Prepare yourself people for some shocking news ... Clay Aiken is gay.

Eh, whatever. In my opinion the hard to swallow part of this People "news" article is: Aiken returned to Broadway last week as Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot. Just when I thought it was safe to go to the theater.

Now, to clarify, my opinion of Clay Aiken has nothing to do with his sexual preference ... in my mind he is a Ken doll without parts anyways. It has to do with the fact that his face annoys me.

Done, and done. I can't wait to hear what Kathy Griffin has to say about this revelation.

9.23.2008

David....

So the Blainester is in the process of his Central Park stunt...but as Heather and I went to check it out...he was on break. Break? Was that part of the trick?

Anyhoo - this video shows him bascially...hanging upside down. The original video I tried to upload was of him in the process of being hung upside down...but it was too large.

Yes...I took this video! ;)

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9.22.2008

Lia brings up a good point...

Lia asked if we saw JT at Southern Hospitality. Unfortunetly, we didn't. :(

Turns out that Chase Crawford had been there the night before though.

We did however have great BBQ nachos (don't knock them until you try them).

In other related news...we did see that guy from the DMB "Everyday" video who hugs everyone. Heather knows his name but it escapes me. I see he won an Emmy last night for 30 Rock. Well...he was part of the cast that won anyways.

Insane in the mem-Blaine

So the weekend was interesting. I can officially add a boy from Israel to the growing list of foreign boys I encounter on the weekends. Friday night I went to a "gala" (feel so important when I say that) and spent Saturday watching Heather's man in "My Best Friend's Girl" in addition to little bit of shopping. We went out in the Village and had a dandy old time...ending the night by renaming a guy Joaquin Jonas, dubbing him the eldest of the Jonas bros.

Sunday was hard as a Bengals fan but gave me hope that we will at least 5 or so games this years...that is...if we can play like yesterday. I proudly wore my Bengals shirt on my way to get ice cream after such a heartbreaking loss, but was mocked by some idiot Giants fans who don't seem to realize that their quarterback is a 12-year old girl who constantly has a "deer-in-the-headlights" look about her. But that's just my opinion.

Anyhooooo...interesting New York news folks.

First...Heather and I will be checking out David Blaine as he attempts a stunt that apparently can make him go blind. He will be hanging upside down in Central Park for 60 hours, so we'll check it out at either lunch or on the way home from work. I'll take some pics to put up tomorrow. Check out the story though (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5844197&page=1).

Also, on my way to work today, I think they whole NYC police force was at the Waldorf and streets surrounding. Secret servicemen, official-looking cars, the whole nine yards. It leads me to assume that President Bush is staying there or that a surprise party is being held in my honor by Dave Matthews...either way...I could rob a bank right now and get away with it. Oh wait...our banks no longer have money in them.

Oh...just read the news. I guess no suprise party for me. President Bush is here and heading to the UN.