David Blaine held the kick off press conference today at Lincoln Center for his week of living in a snow globe. As if it’s not entertaining enough for us to watch Blaine be a human goldfish for a week, he’ll attempt to escape from a bunch of chains and then try to break the world record for holding his breath:
In a week, he will remove the device and attempt to hold his breath underwater longer than the record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds.
He also will try to escape from 150 pounds of chains and handcuffs during the breath-holding finale, which will air live in a two-hour ABC special, “David Blaine: Drowned Alive,” on May 8 (8 p.m. EDT).
“As a kid, I always was obsessed with Houdini,” Blaine explained Monday.
“I don’t think about death, but I am prepared for it,” he said, adding that his only fear is “the fear of the unknown.”
I really doubt he’ll break the world record for holding your breath underwater. That’s got to be next to impossible fr someone who’s already worn down like that. It would have been good enough if he just lived in the water sphere for a week – he doesn’t have to throw the stupid chain stunt and breath holding into the mix.
So when Blaine dies, whenever it is, his obituary will include the fact that he lived in a coffin for a week, in a see-through box without food for 44 days, and in a water globe for seven days. I would prefer that mine says that I’m survived by my children. Really, the guy is an attention hound and is going to seriously hurt himself.