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Does anyone have any info on this event? Won't be on Tv, Is their magic to be presented during the event? Or will this probably be shown on the Discovery Channel or Travel channel at later time?
Love David Blaine but his advertising and marketing for this event is not very good.
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Updates, anyone?
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I wonder why there has not been much more hype on this event. Has society finally gotten terminally jaded, or is this an example of how the information age makes most people too knowledgeable to be hyped?

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I think it's a combination of two things: first, David Blaine's been around for a while, and has done endurance stunts before; it doesn't capture the public's imagination like it used to. Second, most of the press before and during the event was somewhat negative, pointing out the the electricity wasn't actually much of a danger. (The endurance element was actually the most difficult aspect, but all the attention went to the Tesla coils.)
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Added note ...

It's also possible people have lost interested in public stunts. They exploded on television in the mid-90s and early 2000s with guys like Robbie Knievel and Blaine getting prime-time TV specials around their stunts. After a while interest waned. Now, one guy stands in Tesla coils for three days, and another guy is about to fall to the earth from the edge of space, and interest is lukewarm. On that note, if the public were to grab on to one of the stunts over the past few days, the space jump would be the more compelling of the two.
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You are also forgetting that Networks promoted his other stunts because they were lead ups to an airing of a television special. This was not a network stunt but rather sponsored by a corporation. Big difference is that network news doesn't have a lot of interest promoting stuff that doesn't benefit them.
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Loved his street magic stuff but the challenges seem to go over me
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Who knows a tv special may show up soon Smile
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Less than 2% of reported UFO's turn out to be actual interplanetary vehicles.
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Good points you make, Magicbarry...
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On 2012-10-13 14:26, ringmaster wrote:
I like David, but maybe, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ8KWmOxynI


Bill Maher just nailed it for me.
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