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peep show

A term for an exhibition of pictures viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass.

While the term originally referred to a type of entertainment provided by wandering showmen, it now refers to a sex show or pornographic film viewed through a slot.
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Choose one of the following: Absinthe, Blue Man Group, Brad Garrett's Comedy Club, Country Superstars Tribute, Gordie Brown, Jersey Boys, PeepShow and Phantom of the Opera.
The best manifestation of this latter trick is the peepshow, popular in the Netherlands at the time and known to us through the example of 1655-60 in the National Gallery, London, by Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-78).
In a recent Amritsar incident, the owner had drilled a hole in the wall through which he offered a peepshow for voyeurs at a price.
As Aislinn Hunter says in her study of "thingness," A Peepshow With Views of the Interior, "We may not be able to define what makes a thing, but we can certainly step back and try to see things in a more investigatory way; a way that will tell us as much about ourselves as it tells us about things.
Refreshingly candid decor featured golden dollar signs all around the room and a stoned sense of opulence--in the balcony, ad buyers checked out peepshow boxes featuring various taxidermized rodents en flagrante, including a satisfied, cigarette-smoking bunny.
In 2004, Siobhan contributed a dark electro cover of Joy Division's She's Lost Control to the first Agent Provocateur album, Peepshow, with an infamous video featuring a dominatrix Dita Von Teese and a George Bush look-alike.
The sheer speed of making a query, and finding myriad options, whether it's finding a boutique hotel in Gaza, unloading toxic assets-like the Penthouse under the bed with the amazing Dylan interview-or watching the antics of the subservient chicken, Burger King's once faddish, now shonky, avian peepshow.
Keltie Colleen, a Rockette who has also performed in Peepshow and music videos, observes the performers who consistently make the cuts.
The text turns again to Austria, but curiously not to the cinematic resources of such neo-feminist successors to Valie Export as Bady Minck or Barbara Scharf, experimental filmmakers deserving wider discussion given the strong female representation in more mainstream narrative New Austrian Film, but rather to the public space installation of Christoph Schlingensief's in/famous Asylsucher Peepshow.
Wonderful sitcoms please me too, so Peepshow, Outnumbered, As Time Goes By, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Not Going Out are ones that spring to mind.
Rock Paper Scissors and Peepshow Post Productions, Inc.
Through an adroit arrangement of parts, what at first appears blocked off or minimal, like the back of the hunting box, soon offers a narrow chink to the other side of this "one-way mirror," to an at once natural peepshow and kitschy frontier votive, and beyond that, to a charcoal drawing of a forbidding alpine setting.