Featured in that clip is Neil Arsenty. I have worked with Neil a few times and he is one funny guy. He has made many a weak or standard sketch comedy gold just by being Neil. He and this company were featured on Nightline last night. I hope the exposure leads to big things for him and for the The Midwest Teen Sex Show.
THE BS NEWS QUIZ OF THE DAY
Yesterday, I asked...
20% said "Bury himself alive in Oprah's thighs"
"Today on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' David Blaine will perform his next amazing stunt which will be what?"
- Even David Blaine can't lower his heart rate enough to do that.
10% said "Spend the entire hour just listening to her friend Gayle"
- I think Oprah already hires people to do that for her.
No one said "Jump on the couch more times than Tom Cruise"
- Nope. Cruise still holds the record.
70% got it right with "Hold his breath the longest"
According to The Associated Press, submerged in a water-filled sphere on the stage of The Oprah Winfrey Show during a live broadcast, Blaine held his breath for 17 minutes and 4 seconds. That bested the previous record of 16 minutes and 32 seconds, set Feb. 10 by Switzerland's Peter Colat, according to Guinness World Records.
And...so what? How is this useful? Unless he's diffusing a bomb in the ocean, I don't really care. Remember when David Blaine used to be a magician? Wasn't that cool? I'd like his next stunt to be to make himself disappear.