The guy says, "You're right. I don't have any money, but if I show you
something you haven't seen before, will you give me a drink?"
The bartender says, "Only if what you show me ain't risqué."
"Deal!" says the guy and reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out
hamster. He puts the hamster on the bar and it runs to the end of the
bar, down the bar, across the room, up the piano, jumps on the keyboard
and starts playing Gershwin songs. And the hamster is really good.
The bartender says, "You're right. I've never seen anything like that
before. That hamster is truly good on the piano." The guy downs the
drink and asks the bartender for another.
"Money or another miracle, or else no drink," says the bartender. The
guy reaches into his coat again and pulls out a frog. He puts the frog
on the bar, and the frog starts to sing. He has a marvelous voice and
great pitch. A fine singer. A stranger from the other end of the bar
runs over to the guy and offers him $300 for the frog.
The guy says, "It's a deal." He takes the $300 and gives the stranger
the frog. The stranger runs out of the bar. The bartender says to the
guy "Are you some kind of nut? You sold a singing frog for $300? It must
have been worth millions. You must be crazy."
"Not so," says the guy. "The hamster is also a ventriloquist."
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