Jewish illusionist David Copperfield used sleight of hand to fool a band of muggers a couple of weeks ago: Even though he was carrying his passport, wallet and cellphone, he showed the thieves nothing but empty pockets.
“Call it reverse pickpocketing,” he said. Such a smart cookie, that David.
So there’s magic, then there’s meshuggah: That other handsome Hebrew magician named David Blaine, that is is suffering from severely swollen hands as result of his latest I’m-gonna-submerge-myself-in-water/ice/hot lava/ice cream-and-see-what-happens escapade. His Houdini-inspired (hey! Another hot magical Jew!) finale airs live tonight on ABC if he doesn’t freakin’ die first.
Copperfield has much to teach young Blaine about self-preservation…