David held a book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square last night (November6,2002). The following rumors come from "Lou" who appeared to be a manager, and was incharge of the event. He said that Blaine tried to get New York City's OK to throw cash from the top of the building, but for some reason (public rioting) could not get the permission to do it. Instead he gave away 100, $50 dollar bills inside a random 100 books, on page 50. (Was that sentence too complicated?) Blaine also claims to have hidden a couple of $50 dollar bills inside other books at the store. To this, Lou appeared skeptical. So, I asked Lou, "How was the turn out? How many books did they sell?"
---350--- Now, he gave away $5000 dollars. Lou was very interested in what magicians thought of David, I tried to answer, it does get complicated. He did have one good story. He thought David was very layed back, and thinks David acts too "God" like, (this also is complicated...) Said that when one person asked that the book be made out to brother "Chris"... David wrote it out to "Christ". The customer then complained... David thought it was "Cooler" that way. I am sorry, but I can't remember if Lou actually said the word "cooler", in fact I can't recall what Lou said, I believe his voice trailed off at that point.
--- I ran into Chris Mindfreak on Broadway, we were both on Cells, but exchanged quick greetings, I told him I thought his show was wonderful.
---Let's see, who else's name can I drop? Oh, yeah I attended a quiet event with Walter Cronkite tonight, And how might I tie this into a magic thread? I expressed interest (last week) in the howz, and whyz Chuck Barris of The Gong Show just left show-biz at the top of his game... This goes for very few, I can only name six or so... Johnny Carson, Doug Henning, and tonight I remembered that Walter Cronkite left the biz at his peak. I will now make a prediction, I believe Blaine too will just disappear at the top of his game.(Either that, or become one of those dudes who drills holes into his forehead, in order to create a flow of blood between the lobes...)