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She Blinded Me With Magic

By Wyatt Earp | September 21, 2008

It’s always good when I can throw some Thomas Dolby quotes into a post. It’s even better when it involves David Blaine, possibly my least favorite “celebrity” of all time.

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The biggest danger for magician David Blaine when he hangs upside down above New York’s Central Park for 60 hours next week? Going blind.

That’s the analysis of Dr. Massimo Napolitano of the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. He is the chief of vascular surgery and is advising Blaine on the stunt.

Napolitano told the Bergen Record for a story Saturday that hanging upside down for a long time increases blood pressure in the head, especially in the eyes. That could lead to blindness.

The doctor doesn’t say how long the blindness could last, but he says there’s also a risk of swelling and cramps in internal organs. (H/T - CNN)

I have to admit, I am kind of rooting for the blindness. Then, maybe we’ll be spared Blaine’s ridiculous, inane stunts once and for all.

Topics: Evil = Funny |

9 Responses to “She Blinded Me With Magic”

  1. RT Says:
    September 21st, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Magicians are creepy.

  2. Remulak MoxArgon Says:
    September 21st, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Didn’t he used to do clever magic tricks?

    What’s with the stupid stunts?

  3. Typicalwhitey Says:
    September 21st, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Hey Wyatt
    Just wanted to tell after we were discussing McCain today, Palin got a crowd of 60,000 in Florida!

  4. Deanna Says:
    September 21st, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Does David Blaine even qualify as a magician/illusionist? With all these stupid stunts he kind of just needs to go on David Letterman’s stupid pet tricks. But even at that, there are some of those dogs who do more clever tricks.

  5. GroovyVic Says:
    September 22nd, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Thanks a lot Wyatt. Now I’m going to have that song in my head all damn day!

  6. -->Doghouse --> Says:
    September 22nd, 2008 at 10:26 am

    What GroovyVic said.

  7. Ky Person Says:
    September 22nd, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Ricky Jay is a magician. David Blaine is an exhibitionist.

  8. rightwingprof Says:
    September 22nd, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I don’t know who I hate more, Blaine, or Cris Angel.

  9. grimjack Says:
    September 22nd, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Someone should shoot his head with an exploding bullet, like they tried in Caddyshack II. That would be good television.