So now David Blaine is going to stand on a pole for 35 hours. Think that's good? It's nothing compared to Simeon Stylites, a man who stood on top of a pillar for most of 35 years. But the parallels are interesting, and probably not coincidental.
Of course, since Simeon probably wasn't in the press release Blaine put out, the news monkeys won't know about it. God help us all if they actually tried to do some research and present a balanced story. It might actually require them to leave the NY/DC area!