After holding his breath a minute and 50 seconds short of the previous record of 8:58 for breath-holding, David Blaine last night was pulled from the fishbowl he’d been living underwater in for a week and said, “I am humbled so much by the support of everyone from New York City and from all over the world. This was a very difficult week, but you all made it fly by with your strong support and your energy.” Hey, Dave, it was your choice. You’re not a hero. You’re not a miner who’d been trapped underground. You’re a publicity-seeking entertainer. And, frankly, you’d have been more entertaining if you’d done a few card tricks while you were submerged. (And btw, the other guy, the one with the 8:58 world record, is Tom Sietas, a German who was holding his breath while freediving, not posing in a storefront.