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- Sep 2008
We all hope Wayne is well as soon as possible.
I'm guessing that very few of the forum members here have ever been on fire, or worked seriously with fire.
I have. I've been a fire performer for over a decade. I am well familiar with the instant panic that fire can cause. I don't know the man's intentions and I'm not about to assume them without at least seeing an interview with him regarding it. He may, as previously suggested, been trying to bless Wayne (IE: Do something nice) and also trying to play it up for the TV when things went wrong. He may have been trying to cleanse Wayne of an evil spirit. He may be a psychopath. I don't know from the information I have been able to gather. Don't jump to conclusions without information.
Let's not worry so much about what happens to him. I'm sure justice will be served. Let's just focus on helping Wayne in whatever way we can.The Magician Formerly Known As SimonOHart
(Christopher, please, not Chris)
OMG, that's horrible! My thoughts and prayers are with Wayne!BICYCLE! BICYCLE! BICYCLE! I want to fan my... BICYCLE! BICYCLE! BICYCLE! I want to fan my BICYCLE, I want to cut my Biiiiikes, I want to shuffle my BICYCLES and do every flourish IIIII liiiiike!!!
I have never had the misfortune to deal with fire in that manor, but I have had to recover from third degree chemical burns. It is a very nasty experience. The most painful of my life; the recovery, not when I got burned. I hope that he recovers without scarring or too much pain. This is the kind of thing you expect to happen to David Blaine performing in Haiti, not Wayne Houchin on a TV show..A man is only as good as the light that falls upon him,
what are we, if not the reflections of what falls upon us?
I honestly don't care what the host's intentions were. At best he was being irresponsible and stupid. At worst he is a psychotic murderer. Wayne could have died had it not been for the actions of his friends.
He has worked his whole life to get to this point in his career, especially now with Breaking Magic. It will be a long time before he can get back to touring and performing. He may not even look the same depending on how bad the scars will be. This was his head, face, and neck. Not to mention the injuries to his right hand.
Here in the US we have become so soft we worry about the criminals more than the victims. It's sickening.
Lets focus on finding ways to help lift Wayne's spirits throughout his recovery.
Help Lift Wayne's Spirits
Wayne has been a positive influence on all of us. I thought that a great way to show we are pulling for him would be to film ourselves doing an effect of his and send it over.
Can T11 or someone create a centralized site were we can all upload our videos? We can also send it individually but I was thinking along the lines of how Calen Moreli's 360 Days of Magic did his site; simple and easy to view all videos.
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At this point with the information available it's all speculation no matter which side you're taking.the0card0king.blogspot.com
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- Jan 2009
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Details are still coming in, but Wayne is stable and recovering. While I can't speculate (or begin to understand) what this guy was attempting to do - or not do - the whole incident is simply shocking. For now, please keep Wayne and his family in your thoughts, and join us in wishing him a fast and full recovery.// jonathan.bayme
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Mad Hatter -
I'm not sure why you insists on making excuses for the host. It makes no difference. Always looking for an excuse for the person committing the crime. It's disgusting.
This doesn't look like someone who didn't know what he was doing. Warning its graphic and very hard to watch.