Sometimes you can have too much of a gimmick. To me, a street performer who can reverse-juggle five balls onto the ground is impressive. Doing the same thing on a piano keyboard? More impressive. Hammering out a beautiful composition in the process? More impressive still. Leave things at that and the ‘donations’ hat on the ground will be filled with greenbacks faster than a hummingbird hopped up on Red Bull.
Alas, this fellow (or woman? Or malevolent entity?) takes the gimmickry a couple of steps too far. It starts with the Liberace-inspired costume. Then it gets worse, courtesy of the hunched-over stance and bug-eyed clown mask of abject horror. But the piece de resistance? The tiny puppet of death, seated in his appropriately-sized rocking chair, quietly showing his appreciation for the demon juggler’s musical prowess. Out of all the things in the world you can’t un-see, this little fellow tops the list, baby.