Twerking YouTube Girl on Fire is a Stuntwoman :(

The  woman who lit herself on fire while twerking against a door (see GIF a few posts down) is actually a stuntwoman in cahoots with Jimmy Kimmel named Daphne Avalon.

Sadly, being in on the joke instantly makes it much less funny. I feel cheated, just like that other time the woman who burned her hand on a curling iron while singing Kreayshawn turned out to be an actress, or the other time the celebrities read the mean tweets that were mostly made up by comedians.

Kimmel pretended to interview the booty-shaking burn victim whose twerk fail video was one of the most popular of the week on his show last night, eventually revealing a director’s cut that featured him putting out the fire (in a matching pink shirt) with an extinguisher. Continue reading “Twerking YouTube Girl on Fire is a Stuntwoman :(“

David Blaine’s Magic Is Ruining The Environment

David Blaine has been terrorizing the world with his special brand of “endurance art” since the late 90’s, and in his first stunt since 2008’s disappointing Dive of Death, he stands amid Tesla Coils as he is zapped by an estimated one million volts of electricity.

The thing is, Blaine is literally ruining the environment with his crappy magic. Yahoo! reports that the atmosphere will be negatively impacted by his childish obsession with lightning.

“Here’s the thing about this stunt, the image speaks for itself, there’s no reason to explain it because visually it’s stronger than anything I’ve ever done” Blaine said in a BTS interview.

The trick, labelled “Electrified,” might SOUND thrilling (if not purely for the potential risks), but believe me, it is not interesting to watch for more than .05 seconds. It’s just too planned.  Continue reading “David Blaine’s Magic Is Ruining The Environment”