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Penis puppetry

<p>Actors start auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. Actors trying out were given a quick class on the different tricks to contort their genitals and then were individually tested to see if they had the skills. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Actors start auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. Actors trying out were given a quick class on the different tricks to contort their genitals and then were individually tested to see if they had...more

Actors start auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. Actors trying out were given a quick class on the different tricks to contort their genitals and then were individually tested to see if they had the skills. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>Show founder Simon Morley answers questions at auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Show founder Simon Morley answers questions at auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

Show founder Simon Morley answers questions at auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>Christopher Cannon auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Christopher Cannon auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

Christopher Cannon auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>Jeremy Welsh auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Jeremy Welsh auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

Jeremy Welsh auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>Jed Ryan is given the thumbs-up by show founder Simon Morley as he auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Jed Ryan is given the thumbs-up by show founder Simon Morley as he auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

Jed Ryan is given the thumbs-up by show founder Simon Morley as he auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>Robert Desbiens auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Robert Desbiens auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

Robert Desbiens auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>April Brucker auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. Brucker was the first woman to ever audition for the show and as a ventriloquist, believed it was an actual puppet show. Actors trying out were given a quick class on the different tricks to contort their genitals and then were individually tested to see if they had the skills. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

April Brucker auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. Brucker was the first woman to ever audition for the show and as a ventriloquist, believed it was an actual puppet show. Actors trying out were...more

April Brucker auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. Brucker was the first woman to ever audition for the show and as a ventriloquist, believed it was an actual puppet show. Actors trying out were given a quick class on the different tricks to contort their genitals and then were individually tested to see if they had the skills. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>An actor auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

An actor auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

An actor auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>Max Cohen auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Max Cohen auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

Max Cohen auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>Actors start auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Actors start auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

Actors start auditions for the performance-art show "Puppetry of the Penis" in New York April 14, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East

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