Step right up and electrocute David Blaine!
David Blaine is more of an extreme athlete than a magician. Sure, he can teleport a deck of cards up my butt and make me puke fire, but I don’t care about any of that stuff.
Assuming everything he does is legit, and I’ve yet to sleuth out the mirrors or his secret twin, so I assume everything is legit, David Blaine is the king of surviving epic elemental feats.
63 hours inside a block of ice? BOOM! Did it.
35 Hours on top of a 100ft pillar? BAM! Yep.
7 Days in a coffin? KA-BLAMO! Done.
6 weeks without food in a glass box suspended over a river? GRIZONK! Dear God, why?
Now, like an 80′s montage, D-Blaine is taking it to the next level.
In a stunt he will begin on Friday, code-named: ELECTRIFIED, he will stand on a Hudson River pillar, adorned with a stylish chain-mail suit, for 72 hours, sans sleep and food…
Play the role of HUMAN LIGHTNING ROD and subject himself to millions of volts of electricity.
And you can play too! Audience members will be granted with the power, via Ultrabook laptops, to manipulate voltages and electrify their favorite slow-talking performance artist with multiple Tesla electrical coils. Will someone please dress up as the Emperor? Pah-lease.
He’s teaming up with the Liberty Science Center in the name of SCIENCE, and you’ll be able to check this whole thing out live at: http://www.youtube.com/electrified
And you should. For the children.
P.S. – That headgear looks like the bee-themed torture hat from Wicker Man.