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(Starpulse)   Today's Fark-ready headline: "David Blaine fears new stunt will leave him brain damaged"   (starpulse.com) divider line 41
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2007-12-12 03:09:40 PM  
then they can have a new show with him just strapped to a chair and drooling....which is pretty much how it is already
 
2007-12-12 03:12:10 PM  
Today's Fark-ready headline: "David Blaine fears new stunt will leave him is brain damaged"

/FTFY
 
2007-12-12 03:13:56 PM  
Um, how do strenuous physical workouts get your body ready to not sleep?
 
2007-12-12 03:14:35 PM  
Now there's something to pray for
 
2007-12-12 03:20:35 PM  
Blaine is a pain. That is the truth.
 
2007-12-12 03:20:44 PM  
With any luck he'll be using meth to stay awake and OD. We can dream.....
 
2007-12-12 03:22:24 PM  
I thought he was a magician? Where is the magic in staying up past your bed time?
 
2007-12-12 03:30:00 PM  
Only 12 days? I know some people back home that haven't slept in months. They also have no job, but they do have the cleanest houses in town.
 
2007-12-12 03:31:52 PM  
Will it affect his speech? I fear it...might....slow........down..........pick.......a..........card......
 
2007-12-12 03:33:43 PM  
Wingman8104
I thought he was a magician? Where is the magic in staying up past your bed time?


The magic is in convincing people that he did it. Do you think it was him in the open grave 24 hours a day for seven days? Do you think you were really seeing him the whole time for three days in the ice block? etc. etc.

He's a magician.
 
2007-12-12 03:34:33 PM  
It wont leave him as dain bramaged as the people he dupes with his 'tricks'.
 
2007-12-12 03:37:57 PM  
Whatthefark: It wont leave him as dain bramaged as the people he dupes with his 'tricks'.

Well if they used their "dains" they might be able to see around it!
 
2007-12-12 03:40:53 PM  
Wasn't there a guy in China or Singapore that didn't sleep for 3 months straight? I feel like I have stumbled upon that once or twice.

Wait, I found it. His name is Thai Ngoc, and he lives in Vietnam. He hasn't slept in 33 years, at least, that's according to this article (new window).

"Stop putting orange soda in my mouth, David Blaine!"
 
2007-12-12 03:41:47 PM  
what about those mutants you hear about on ripley's-believe-it-or-not-type shows who haven't slept in twenty years after getting struck by lightning or whatever?

are they the "or not" stories?
 
2007-12-12 03:45:54 PM  
David Blaine talks like Steven Wright. Except with Steven Wright, it's a part of his act.
 
2007-12-12 03:49:17 PM  
Twwaaaaa
 
2007-12-12 03:49:59 PM  
What the F ?


What the F?
 
2007-12-12 03:54:41 PM  
RadThad: Wasn't there a guy in China or Singapore that didn't sleep for 3 months straight? I feel like I have stumbled upon that once or twice.

Wait, I found it. His name is Thai Ngoc, and he lives in Vietnam. He hasn't slept in 33 years, at least, that's according to this article (new window).

"Stop putting orange soda in my mouth, David Blaine!"


I think it's really all crap. There is absolutely no *proof* that anyone is able to live without sleep. It's like those people who claim they don't need to eat food, and live off "the sun" and such... yeah, they all get caught walking out of mcdonalds with a bag full of goodies every now and then. They claim weren't going to eat it, etc.
 
2007-12-12 03:55:45 PM  
Damnit.

Given his previous tricks:

1. Suspended in the air
2. Buried under the ground
3. Submerged under the water.

I had been really hoping that the smarmy git-wizard was going to attempt the world record for longest time remaining on fire.

Can't you just see the interviews?

Q. So David, how do you think this latest trick is going?
A. AAAaAaaAHhhh! It burns!! help me!
 
2007-12-12 03:59:55 PM  
This is great. He mught go too far around the bend enough to come back when his mind collapses due to lack of sleep.
 
2007-12-12 04:17:11 PM  
vonu: Blaine is a pain. That is the truth.

Good to know someone else is out here in the wastelands.
 
2007-12-12 04:33:48 PM  
Going for the World Record?

1. Already broken.

2. Those records don't count, as they are "too dangerous"

3. Blaine is an idiot.
 
2007-12-12 04:44:52 PM  
We can always hope so
 
2007-12-12 04:47:19 PM  
RadThad: Wasn't there a guy in China or Singapore that didn't sleep for 3 months straight? I feel like I have stumbled upon that once or twice.

Wait, I found it. His name is Thai Ngoc, and he lives in Vietnam. He hasn't slept in 33 years, at least, that's according to this article (new window).

"Stop putting orange soda in my mouth, David Blaine!"


LOL Cheese it's Cheese It's! so not obscure
 
2007-12-12 04:49:42 PM  
More?
 
2007-12-12 04:53:20 PM  
NinjaNik

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2007-12-12 04:59:33 PM  
And here's a point that makes the whole record pretty pointless.

A microsleep is an episode of sleep lasting from a fraction of a second up to several seconds. It often occurs as a result of a sleep debt, sleep deprivation, or mental fatigue, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, hypersomnia, etc. Microsleeps (or microsleep episodes) become extremely dangerous when occurring during situations which demand continual alertness, such as driving a motor vehicle or working with heavy machinery. People who experience microsleeps usually remain unaware of them, instead believing themselves to have been awake the whole time, or feeling a sensation of 'spacing out'.

Microsleeps can occur at just about any time. In the middle of even lively conversations, the onset of a microsleep episode can cause sufferers to 'suddenly' lose sync in a conversation. Not realizing their situation, they'll often rejoin a conversation with odd or poorly timed comments.

There is little agreement on how best to identify microsleep episodes. Some experts define microsleep according to behavioral criteria (head nods, drooping eyelids, etc.), while others rely on EEG markers, which are known to be weakly correlated with the behavioral features of sleep.


Yay Wikipedia. And intro psych.
 
2007-12-12 05:03:31 PM  
Thread number ends with 666.

/Coincidence?
 
2007-12-12 05:24:54 PM  
Somehow, I don't think Pete, Artie, and the rest of the Nightcrawlers will think he's one of them.

/Obscure?
//Wait, this is Fark. Nothing's obscure.
 
2007-12-12 06:10:59 PM  
If he starts right now trying to break the record for remaining dead the longest, I'll support him.
 
2007-12-12 06:16:25 PM  
No, his next trick will leave viewers Blaine Damaged.
 
2007-12-12 06:18:16 PM  
So, all the haters are out, trying to minimized Blaine's Achievements yet again. I'll have you know, with the power of Blainology, anything is possible. Deny the Miracles of David Blaine all you want, but Blainology technology will be triumphant yet again!
 
2007-12-12 06:53:33 PM  
Why won't he just die already?
 
2007-12-12 08:08:01 PM  
But he made Thriller, man. Thriller.

Sorry, I mean, but he farked Josie Maran, man. Josie Maran.
 
2007-12-12 08:28:38 PM  
ToxicMunkee: Twwaaaaa

Kazuya?
 
2007-12-12 10:37:36 PM  
cpux: Somehow, I don't think Pete, Artie, and the rest of the Nightcrawlers will think he's one of them.

/Obscure?
//Wait, this is Fark. Nothing's obscure.


Oh god, NO it's not obscure! The Nightcrawlers (new window)
 
2007-12-12 11:03:42 PM  
Well, when he supposedly stayed in that block of ice, he actually kept dropping down into a lower room when they obscured the view by spraying the ice with dry ice to keep it from melting, and was replaced by a body double for periods of time.

So, one should expect the same kind of misdirection.

He will NOT be staying awake for twelve days, but I'm sure he will act very tired.

/he should use his talents to help people in trouble, like Anthony Blake did. Get off my lawn.
 
2007-12-13 11:41:52 AM  
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Unimpressed.
 
2007-12-13 11:48:17 AM  
DammitIForgotMyLogin: Damnit.

Given his previous tricks:

1. Suspended in the air
2. Buried under the ground
3. Submerged under the water.

I had been really hoping that the smarmy git-wizard was going to attempt the world record for longest time remaining on fire.

Can't you just see the interviews?

Q. So David, how do you think this latest trick is going?
A. AAAaAaaAHhhh! It burns!! help me!


Do you perchance have a newsletter, sir? If so, might I trouble you for a subscription?

/David Blaine is not a magician, David Blaine is an attention whore.
//And he sucks.
 
2007-12-13 02:37:23 PM  
Today's Fark-ready headline: "David Blaine fears new stunt will leave him brain damaged"

...still.
 
2007-12-13 03:15:35 PM  
...more so...
 
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