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Blaine's Upside Down and Dangling Away

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Perezcious reader Nick from New York snapped these pictures of David Blaine hanging above the Big Apple's Central Park.

Starting at 8:30 am ET Monday, Blaine will hang above the park for 60 hours.

Doctors say Blaine could go blind from hanging upside down so long.

Crazy, crazy.

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66 comments to “Blaine's Upside Down and Dangling Away”



  1. 1

    First



  2. 2

    Is there a point to him doing this?

    No… it seems pointless and dumb. But he gets alot of press coverage for these stunts. So I guess that's the answer.



  3. 3

    This is so SILLY!! Has no relevance or importance to anything whatsoever, what an IDIOT!



  4. 4

    GET A REAL JOB, DUDE!



  5. 5

    i love that guy :)



  6. 6

    I believe he's performed this stunt in the past. However, It's believed he fell on his head and caused permanent injury.



  7. 7

    What happens when he has to go to the bathroom??!!….



  8. 8

    God I hate this guy! Who cares if he can freeze himself or hold his breath for 17 minutes? Hopefully he makes himself sterile doing all this stupid shit!



  9. 9

    What happens when he has to go to the bathroom??!!…



  10. 10

    Pinata Time!

  11. ttt says – reply to this


    11

    how does he go to the bathroom?



  12. 12

    God this man gets on my nerves. I wish he would stop calling himself a magician or illusionist!! Does anyone remember the last time they saw him doing a legit trick?? He is an endurance artist. That is all. He should get credit for that…but a magician he is not…not anymore!



  13. 13

    John Britt Jr., a former engineer, is an example of someone who benefited not only from the work rules, but also from disability payments. In his last year on the job, during which he earned more than any other engineer, Mr. Britt’s paycheck swelled with $58,853 for tasks that had violated the normal work rules of his union contract, including $2,309 for running diesel and electric trains on the same shift and $3,354 for working through his regular meal period, government records show. He also got $40,553 for overtime, $41,594 for a vacation buyout and $47,337 for a sick leave buyout.



  14. 14

    For the year, Mr. Britt received $277,075 — five times his base salary and $100,000 more than the highest-paid engineer at Metro-North. Then, after retiring at age 56 in 2006, he was classified as disabled by the Railroad Retirement Board.

    In fact, the 12 highest paid L.I.R.R. engineers in 2006 — most earning over $200,000 — are now retired and receiving disability payments, records show. And so are the top-earning conductors, three of whom had incomes over $190,000.

    Mr. Britt could not be reached for comment, but a woman responding to a note left at his listed residence said, “Our family has no comment.”



  15. 15

    OOHH! is he on crack?
    pot?
    mmhmm.. this is a hard one!



  16. 16

    The L.I.R.R.’s record also raises questions about why the Railroad Retirement Board approves nearly 100 percent of disability requests from all the nation’s railroads. The board is funded through taxes on railroads and their workers, but Social Security had to contribute $3.6 billion last year to cover expenses.

  17. xtine says – reply to this


    17

    this guy is so annoying. why won't he go away?



  18. 18

    Idiot



  19. 19

    Who cares? I mean what in the world does this prove? He looks dumb, people are starring at him, and he is accomplishing what? Nothing but confirming he has no life! Do something productive for goodness sake!!!!



  20. 20

    A Disability Epidemic Among a Railroad’s Retirees in New York!



  21. 21

    If the transportation authority needed any expertise on disabilities, it could have turned to a former board member and union official, Joseph Rutigliano, who became occupationally disabled after retiring in late 1999 at age 52.

    Mr. Rutigliano said in an interview that he “crushed” his back in a fall at home and eventually could no longer work as a conductor, where his duties included walking through trains taking tickets and repeatedly climbing in and out of railroad cars. “I needed to use my legs and my back every day,” he said. “It meets the criteria for what the railroad retirement system says prevents you from performing your railroad occupation.”

    If Mr. Rutigliano’s condition kept him from working, it did not stop him from golfing. He was a regular this summer at Sunken Meadow, often walking the course twice a week. As a disabled worker, he played free.



  22. 22

    he's incredible to watch, but he's fucking insane!



  23. 23

    This man get's on my last nerve, and I haven't that many left, so I try to not pay attention to any of his stunts.
    None of what he does is news worthy, he is a pain and desperate for any attention he can get.
    Go away now little man.



  24. 24

    For who wanted to know how he went to the bathroom, he has a cathera for peeing and hasn't eaten solids for a few days



  25. 25

    I don't plan on feeling sorry for him should he go blind.



  26. 26

    Re: CHANYE – why are you writing about this railroad guy?



  27. 27

    Possibly going blind, ya that's worth it! What a retard that guy is.



  28. 28

    The thing is… this isn't even cool.
    There's nothing interesting about this except the fact that it's so uninteresting.
    Kids - not everything that nobody's ever done before is interesting. Sometimes THAT's why nobody's done it - because it's lame.
    David Blaine - you are LAME.



  29. 29

    i sincerely feel bad for this chap. he seems really sad and out to do himself in… but he's convinced himself his purpose is to challenge human limitations. i feel sad for him now, and i'll feel sad for him when he accomplishes his "final" goal.



  30. 30

    what is really so magical about what he is doing? is this some escape thing? i dont get the crap he does, he just puts his body through extreme stress, so stupid! Dont take your health for granted people, its not promised! wow what a tard! how the heck does he pee or poop or whatever? i know he is gonna have one hell of a headache!



  31. 31

    holy shit! how's he gonna pee and poop???



  32. 32

    This is the dumbest thing he has done yet…. he is not proving anything except that he is a fucking moron. I am not impressed at all.



  33. 33

    PEOPLE THAT MAKE DEALS WITH THE DEVIL CAN'T LOSE THEIR SIGHT…PLUS YOU DON'T NEED EYES IN HELL!



  34. 34

    He could just masturbate for 60 hours and go blind that way…



  35. 35

    he's hot ………he even looks good upside down



  36. 36

    He should join Johnny Knoxville's Jackass crew.



  37. 37

    WTF what an idiot. My eyesight means more than an anything in the world.

  38. jeff says – reply to this


    38

    If he goes blind will we never see him again?



  39. 39

    WTF! WHY?



  40. 40

    Pelt this guy with a stick of butter. And then keep on doing it. Make the trick surviving the insects that are attracted to butter.

  41. Neith says – reply to this


    41

    Does he have some thing over his eyes? That shit looks weird.



  42. 42

    How will he use the bathroom? I guess what goes up must come down!



  43. 43

    He does have something over his eyes. He's insaine. I like him.



  44. 44

    Dear readers, this is my first post…

    (BTW. Please tell me what an avatar is. Is it like the Indian conception, of one who appears once in an epoch or lifetime to advance enlightenment?) …. anyway I think he will be fine. I am a yoga practitioner. While such extreme inversion yoga poses are not recommended for a beginner, standing on ones head or inverting will be a boon to this man's health and will repair kalpas of standinguprightedness.



  45. 45

    why???????????? just why??????



  46. 46

    with any luck he will go blind and then maybe he will go away. i can't stand him.



  47. 47

    are those patches over his eyes? too bad, i'd love to see live footage of them shooting from their sockets and bouncing away.
    *
    this asshole is not a magician. i don't think i've ever seen him do a trick. he takes stupid risks to prove he can endure things (not magical), and one day it will catch up to him. and i will not be able to feel any sympathy for him, because he's a stupid asshole. i bet even the guys from jackass think he's a moron.
    *
    anyone else think the guy in pic 1 - on the right, with the moustache and looking down/to the right with a crazed look in his eyes - kinda looks like david blaine? freak(s)!
    *
    he has a catheter, and hasn't eaten solids in a few days - i bet he also had on hell of an enema before going up there! you know, just to be sure… plus i'm willing to bet he gets those for pleasure.
    *
    what the fuck are you talking about CHAYNE?

  48. tetzy says – reply to this


    48

    Now please, never mention the worthless attention whore again; kay?



  49. 49

    Again - WHY!!!!!



  50. 50

    How long before people start throwing rocks at him?? I say 2 days



  51. 51

    lol how bored would you get!?!?! he srsly must have nothing better to do



  52. 52

    ok, WHY?????????? WTF is the point? Who keeps letting this moron keep doing this shit? Him and the one's that keep letting him do this shit needs to have their head examined, and they need to stop giving him permits to do this bullshit!! Make him go out and get a REAL f'ing job



  53. 53

    Re: WakeUpPeople – no shit. what a fuckin fool.



  54. 54

    what's the fukn point of all this? do people actually pay him to do this shit? i hope he falls………….



  55. 55

    what a jackass



  56. 56

    ugh. i hate David Blaine. he's so lame. why is this supposed to be in any way entertaining? and what ever happened to "magic"?? does he just not do that anymore. yeah he's pretty much a loser.



  57. 57

    This guy just annoys me! Fuckwit



  58. 58

    Goodness jesophat! Is he wearing a diaper?

  59. itsme says – reply to this


    59

    he's so wierd, but i'd love to meet him! :)



  60. 60

    dumbass



  61. 61

    I don't wish ill of anyone, but perhaps if he does go blind we won't see his lame-ass stunts any more.



  62. 62

    He is an idiot…hanging upside down, really? U think that is a good idea? dumbass!



  63. 63

    Soo… HE's the dumbest attention whore in america..
    Good for him.
    I hope he goes blind just for being such a jackass.



  64. 64

    I hate him. hes not anyone worth watching. Standing and hanging for three days us not magic, hes just a attnetion whore. I dont wanna sound cruel but I hope he goes blind….



  65. 65

    Wow people, settle down. How exactly is he annoying? He's hardly ever in the media, except for a stunt. And a lot of what is made goes to charity
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    punky.penguin, you can't remember the last time he did a trick? What are you talking about? I couldn't watch what he did on Oprah, but on every other special on stunts like Buried Alive, Vertigo, Frozen in Time, Drowned Alive ect. there were clips between live shots of his current stunt of him in various locations doing magic. Not a magician? Again, what are you talking about? Just because he is an excellent close up magician means he can't do endurance stunts unless they are magical in some way?
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    What's the point? Perhaps to your average Joe Schmoe, nothing but the entertainment of whatever he is going to do after the time is up. Apparently it's a secret as to what will happen at the end. But there are more than a few people in the medical world interested in what will happen to him as something like this has never been done before for so long. So what's the point? Entertainment. Testing himself. Medical data.



  66. 66

    hes a maniac