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BBC Is Hung Up On David Blaine

by | 23rd, September 2008

EXHIBITIONIST David Blaine is hanging upside down over a section of New York’s Central Park.

Anyone walking below Blaine should take an umbrella lest his catheter break, and, for similar reasons, a bucket and towel.

His hanging is a lead story on the BBC’s Breakfast show, on which presenters are invited to walk the fine line between snooty and trashy. Watching is not enough unlike tuning into a dinner conversation at a provincial golf club.

Sian Williams – who for deaf viewers and anyone who might want to draw their one conclusions attempts to read the news with her eyes alone (wide for a happy story; narrow for sad; squinting for disapproval) – wonders why anyone in their right mind should want to see Blaine hanging upside down.

Had her rhetorical question not appeared after images of Blaine, er, hanging upside in the manner of Saudi interrogation victim we may have been forced to offer the answer: because it’s cheap telly.

Sports presenter Chris Hollins then relates the story of Blaine’s hanging in a glass box in London.

He says “a lot of Americans” were stood underneath saying “WOW”. And Hollins? Well, he went around the corner and saw a lot of British people saying “What a plonker”.

You can find footage of Blaine in his glass book on the BBC website…

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