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He's a Cold-Hearted Snake

by Pamie December 4, 2000
David Blaine: Frozen in Time

The Ice Capades continue as they keep chainsawing and chiseling small sections of ice away. Inside the ice, David keeps looking back and forth quickly. Commercial.

More ice cutting. "How long will you continue to do this with a chainsaw?" they ask the crew. "Until the last possible minute of the hour" is the right answer. They are now making small vertical cuts in the ice, just to look fancy. Lynn tells us that since this new way of cutting the ice will take longer it gives us the "perfect opportunity" to gain some insight as to how David looks at magic. Goody.

I'll just transcribe it here. If you need the visual, David stands still while the world moves quickly around him in various locations. "Magic is something that has a meaning. You can affect somebody with it. You open them up for a moment. You make them question. Like a little baby doesn't need magic because a little baby is living in a world of astonishment." Cut to a baby eating the five of spades. "A little baby is amazed by everything. And that's what magic does: for one moment, it strips away all through the layers and leaves you wide open." We fade back from the baby to a malicious Blaine standing behind the baby with this fierce growl, staring at the baby and thinking, "I'm gonna eat you, baby." Just as he takes a step towards the baby, we cut to more street magic.

"Awesome," says a kid. Another woman holds a card in astonishment. Men on the street hit each other in the stomachs and laugh. Skinny models are terrified and need to walk away and come back with erect nipples. Some kid is pissed because he doesn't know how David did the trick. More crowds are amazed. David laughs. Oh, I can see why they don't let him laugh too much. He's all bouncy and wide-mouthed, with that "Uh-HA-huh" kind of laugh. It's endearing, but that's only because I love David Blaine. The man who created the "Please Don't Die In the Ice" classic sings, "Wowzy, Wowzy, Wow," his latest creation. He's then terrified by a snake that's put in front of his face. He jumps back and then in turn terrifies me as I can see that the man is wearing a Coyote Ugly t-shirt. Magic that can go from an off-screen snake to a man on the street to a girl in Los Angeles all having the same scared shitless reaction is some good magic, right there. David chases the pissed-off kid from before who's now scared of David, and tries to make him think it's cool, but then fucks with him and scares him again.

David stands on the street with another group of people and asks a kid wearing aliens on his t-shirt to think of someone. He thinks of his girlfriend. David asks if he could possibly know this kid's girlfriend. He says no. David says that the girl is in Japan. She is. Alien Boy is freaked out. David takes his own t-shirt and burns a hole in it. On his chest underneath the hole is a drawing of Alien Boy's girlfriend. Alien Boy looks like a sad Ben Stiller. He kisses David Blaine's tummy and tells his girlfriend that he misses her. He tells the camera that he doesn't know how he feels right now. He says he doesn't know what to say: "I can't even think right. I mean, I seen people do magic tricks and whatever, but that's like, entirely different." He continues with, "I mean, I'm not, freaked out by it, or whatever. I'm kinda inspired by it, actually. I mean, it's amazing."

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He's a Cold-Hearted Snake

by Pamie December 4, 2000
David Blaine: Frozen in Time The Ice Capades continue as they keep chainsawing and chiseling small sections of ice away. Inside the ice, David keeps looking back and forth quickly. Commercial. More ice cutting. "How long will you continue to do this with a chainsaw?" they ask the crew. "Until the last possible minute of the hour" is the right answer. They are now making small vertical cuts in the ice, just to look fancy. Lynn tells us that since this new way of cutting the ice will take longer it gives us the "perfect opportunity" to gain some insight as to how David looks at magic. Goody. I'll just transcribe it here. If you need the visual, David stands still while the world moves quickly around him in various locations. "Magic is something that has a meaning. You can affect somebody with it. You open them up for a moment. You make them question. Like a little baby doesn't need magic because a little baby is living in a world of astonishment." Cut to a baby eating the five of spades. "A little baby is amazed by everything. And that's what magic does: for one moment, it strips away all through the layers and leaves you wide open." We fade back from the baby to a malicious Blaine standing behind the baby with this fierce growl, staring at the baby and thinking, "I'm gonna eat you, baby." Just as he takes a step towards the baby, we cut to more street magic. "Awesome," says a kid. Another woman holds a card in astonishment. Men on the street hit each other in the stomachs and laugh. Skinny models are terrified and need to walk away and come back with erect nipples. Some kid is pissed because he doesn't know how David did the trick. More crowds are amazed. David laughs. Oh, I can see why they don't let him laugh too much. He's all bouncy and wide-mouthed, with that "Uh-HA-huh" kind of laugh. It's endearing, but that's only because I love David Blaine. The man who created the "Please Don't Die In the Ice" classic sings, "Wowzy, Wowzy, Wow," his latest creation. He's then terrified by a snake that's put in front of his face. He jumps back and then in turn terrifies me as I can see that the man is wearing a Coyote Ugly t-shirt. Magic that can go from an off-screen snake to a man on the street to a girl in Los Angeles all having the same scared shitless reaction is some good magic, right there. David chases the pissed-off kid from before who's now scared of David, and tries to make him think it's cool, but then fucks with him and scares him again. David stands on the street with another group of people and asks a kid wearing aliens on his t-shirt to think of someone. He thinks of his girlfriend. David asks if he could possibly know this kid's girlfriend. He says no. David says that the girl is in Japan. She is. Alien Boy is freaked out. David takes his own t-shirt and burns a hole in it. On his chest underneath the hole is a drawing of Alien Boy's girlfriend. Alien Boy looks like a sad Ben Stiller. He kisses David Blaine's tummy and tells his girlfriend that he misses her. He tells the camera that he doesn't know how he feels right now. He says he doesn't know what to say: "I can't even think right. I mean, I seen people do magic tricks and whatever, but that's like, entirely different." He continues with, "I mean, I'm not, freaked out by it, or whatever. I'm kinda inspired by it, actually. I mean, it's amazing."

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