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January 9, 2008

Ted: Send in the Understudy

The Prelude began. The star looked at his nude body in his dressing room mirror. Tonight marked the twenty-five-thousandth showing. As such, tri-vid floaters were bouncing over the heads of the crowd, the orchestra was wearing new tuxedos, and even his leading lady had a new facialplas design. This was the single longest continually running show in history.

He focused on his own costume, still in a heap where he had thrown it. He couldn't understand why he had ever agreed to put it on in the first place and couldn't stand the idea of putting it on again tonight.

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