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October 28, 2011 12:39 PM   Subscribe

David Blaine is a Demon From Space Part 4 Since the first video in 2006 there have been a Part 2 and Part 3.

By the comedy troupe ThoseLilRabbits
posted by Potomac Avenue (17 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I could have sworn that #3 was posted here and got pretty wildly panned for being homophobic, but I seem to be imagining that.

Regardless: I don't think 2-4 have been nearly as good as the original, but it brings me back to how funny I found the first one when I saw it. Thanks for posting.
posted by SpiffyRob at 12:46 PM on October 28, 2011

That was not as good as i expected :(
posted by empath at 12:47 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

Yeah not my favorite. I still liked the second one and I think I liked the third.

But of course now whenever I hear "what the F…" I have to follow it up with "…David Blaine!"
posted by silby at 12:50 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'd rather they make fun of David Blaine for being all douchey than for having magical powers.
posted by mrnutty at 12:51 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

It would be pretty funny without the overblown gay/effeminate caricatures. So, really, if it was nothing but him giving that look to the camera.
posted by cmoj at 1:17 PM on October 28, 2011

The greatest trick David Blaine ever pulled was making us think he was relevant.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 3:04 PM on October 28, 2011

I found myself laughing at the performance of the gay guys and rooting for them as my heroes. I thought they were hilarious, and even faux-Blaine I detested. Although the way it was written, it would have been just as funny with not overblown effeminate man voice.

I love the little details in the dialogue that get talked over, kinda like Home Movies from the old Adult Swim. A lot of hilarious nested continuing punchlines while the next concept is introduced.
posted by lazaruslong at 3:08 PM on October 28, 2011

HR: check your bookshelf. There's a book about relevancy on it. Open it up to any page.

posted by not_on_display at 3:46 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

I knew that none of you would be able to stop at just the one YouTube video.

posted by tumid dahlia at 4:35 PM on October 28, 2011

An account of meeting Blaine on the street, with ensuing magic and pick-up attempts.
posted by yellowbinder at 5:25 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

1 and 2 are my favorites. Best moment in the whole series for me is "CHEEZITS!"
posted by Hoopo at 5:43 PM on October 28, 2011

The main problem with this episode is actually that they are all one note. OK, you hate David Blaine and want to get away. Screaming hasn't worked for 4 episodes now. Try something else?
posted by DU at 6:50 PM on October 28, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best moment in the whole series for me is "CHEEZITS!"

Yes and few seconds later - Stop putting orange soda in our mouths!
posted by the noob at 6:56 PM on October 28, 2011

Heh, I was just thinking about these videos the other day. I'd seen 1-3 but didn't know there was a fourth. I still say a flamboyant "what the EFF???" every now and then but none of my friends ever get the reference.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 7:09 PM on October 28, 2011

Some years ago in DC I had the occasion to speak with some people who were in town for a Falun Gong event. One of them, while demonstrating some Tai-Chi style movements, explained that the personal energy that could be directed and controlled by their group's teachings were also what gave America's famous magicians their power.

A master would be able to perform feats like driving their hand straight into the earth she said. However, this power could be used for good or evil. Great men like David Copperfield used their power for good and opposed evil men like David Blaine.

I don't think this was very representative of the movement, but it was certainly an interesting discussion.
posted by Winnemac at 8:35 PM on October 28, 2011 [2 favorites]

I love the David Blaine facial expressions to the camera.

Though it's weird thinking of David Blaine's survival-porn stuff when watching this one. Had to remind myself that he was an actual magician, once.
posted by Kaleidolia at 5:16 AM on October 29, 2011

I was in dinosaur times!

For some reason I thought there already were five of these before this one, however my google-fu is not producing anything to back up this memory. Wasn't there one in French? Am I having a stroke?
posted by chemoboy at 11:26 AM on October 29, 2011

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