Megan Johnson Crowns Blaine as King of the Bizarre

 

Megan Johnson – She Writes Good!

New Zealand’s very own The Thread Magazine is touted as The Fashion-Culture Journal for those who know why it’s important to be in the know and be known.

Megan Johnson is a regular contributor to the magazine and on-line version. She is also one of our favorite reads as we trip lightly across the URLs. She is a clothing designer with a great writing style. Ms. Johnson studied Business Management and Japanese at Waikato University, and pattern making in Auckland.

We’ve enjoyed her writing including “The Dumbing Down By the Fashion Media” (in which she suggests, and we agree, critics should treat fashion no differently than architecture or food).

Her title tells all: “The year?s most bizarre event outside of the war; David Blaine.”

Ever fancied locking locking yourself in a glass box from a crane for 44 days by Tower Bridge? No, me either, but clearly young Mr. Blaine thought it was a good idea at the time. In a move well clear of his usually illusion-based tricks, the well-publicized stunt was to test his endurance. And, presumably, London?s patience.

She notes that no matter what you think of the man, the magician, and his stunt, you have to agree he is really rich.

And virtually nothing else.

Ms. Johnson writes:

It was like a Big Brother show but without the sex, showers and trials for food; just an absence of knowledge about the world outside him at war, obsessed with Bush and Saddam and day-to-day life.

I guess he must have a clearer perspective on what?s important to himself, and a lot of time to think- always scribbling in those journals and watching his glam blonde girlfriend below. I actually expected him to propose to her when he came down, but he went by ambulance to hospital and then had fish and chips at the canteen there against his doctor?s approval.

 

Megan Johnson – She Writes Good!

New Zealand’s very own The Thread Magazine is touted as The Fashion-Culture Journal for those who know why it’s important to be in the know and be known.

Megan Johnson is a regular contributor to the magazine and on-line version. She is also one of our favorite reads as we trip lightly across the URLs. She is a clothing designer with a great writing style. Ms. Johnson studied Business Management and Japanese at Waikato University, and pattern making in Auckland.

We’ve enjoyed her writing including “The Dumbing Down By the Fashion Media” (in which she suggests, and we agree, critics should treat fashion no differently than architecture or food).

Her title tells all: “The year?s most bizarre event outside of the war; David Blaine.”

Ever fancied locking locking yourself in a glass box from a crane for 44 days by Tower Bridge? No, me either, but clearly young Mr. Blaine thought it was a good idea at the time. In a move well clear of his usually illusion-based tricks, the well-publicized stunt was to test his endurance. And, presumably, London?s patience.

She notes that no matter what you think of the man, the magician, and his stunt, you have to agree he is really rich.

And virtually nothing else.

Ms. Johnson writes:

It was like a Big Brother show but without the sex, showers and trials for food; just an absence of knowledge about the world outside him at war, obsessed with Bush and Saddam and day-to-day life.

I guess he must have a clearer perspective on what?s important to himself, and a lot of time to think- always scribbling in those journals and watching his glam blonde girlfriend below. I actually expected him to propose to her when he came down, but he went by ambulance to hospital and then had fish and chips at the canteen there against his doctor?s approval.

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