From time to time I sell on the Venice Beach Boardwalk with Eduardo, and we spent three days there this week, taking advantage of beautiful weather and the last days of summer before the kids go back to school.
The stage area was small and intimate, with only two rows of folding chairs, and the first act up was Morgue, a performance artist who takes a power drill and puts a giant drill bit up his nose. Yes, UP HIS NOSE. And then releases it from the drill and leaves the bit lodged in his head while he introduces Asia Ray (Todd's daughter), the Fire Eating Lady. Asia Ray sits down and has electricity sent through her body, and then proceeds to light her torches with her finger, and then her tongue.
As you may remember, when we last left Morgue, he was retaining a very long drill bit in his nasal cavity. He pulled it out of his nose, and then moved on to his second trick, namely swallowing a sword. I had never seen this done before in person, and I just couldn't get over it. How does that sword come out so clean? No blood, no goo. Where does it go? I'm shaking my head in disbelief as I'm writing this. Fascinating. But his last trick really took the cake. He inserted a large metal hook in his nose, and gently worked it into his nasal cavity until it came out his mouth. I was so freaked out by this (as well as the first two tricks) that I took NO pictures. AND YOU ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE PICTURES!! I was just frozen. So in the interest of giving you a visual, here is a picture I took off the AMC website, so you can see Morgue with the hook thing going on.