“Ladies and gentlemen, since the dawn of time, mankind has been fascinated with the art of illusion. Tonight, illusion gives way to an incredible reality as I will literally make this entire city block . . .disappear!
“Now, if you all will kindly turn around and close your eyes for a minute or two, when you open your eyes, this ENTIRE city block will have vanished! Turn around . . .no peeking . . are you peeking? I can’t do it if you’re peeking. I can still see part of your eyes through your fingers. I didn’t say cover your face, I said close your eyes. You’re definitely still peeking!”