The Theater: Really Fantastic

The blonde's shapely body was pushed slowly against the whirring circular saw. In the orchestra pit, the musicians shielded their instruments and cowered under sheets of butcher paper. The saw ripped menacingly through the girl's clothes, bit into her midriff, began to spew what looked exactly like blood and entrails all over the stage and into the audience. Women shrieked and fainted. Finally, with the blonde all too realistically sawed in half, Argentine Illusionist Richiardi Jr. invited the spectators up for a closer look. Hundreds trooped onstage, stared at the gory shambles and the blonde (still intact), and left happy.

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