The Frog and Rat Act

A man walked into a bar and ordered a drink. As the bartender served the beverage, the man reached into his pocket and pulled out a rat. He reached into his other pocket and pulled out a tiny piano. The rat stretched, cracked his knuckles, and proceeded to expertly play the piano.

The man finished his drink, and ordered another one. As the bartender served the next drink, the man reached into another pocket, pulled out a bullfrog, and set it next to the tiny piano. The bullfrog began to sing along with the rat’s music.

A stranger from the other end of the bar came down and offered the man $100.00 for the bullfrog.

“Sorry,” the man replied, “he’s not for sale.”

The stranger increased the offer to $250.00.

“No,” he insisted, “he’s not for sale.”

The stranger again increased the offer, this time to $500.00 cash.

The man finally agreed, and turned the frog over to the stranger in exchange for the money.

“Are you insane?” the bartender cried. “That frog was worth millions, and you let him go for a mere $500!”

“Don’t worry about it.” the man answered. “The frog wasn’t anything special. You see, the rat’s a ventriloquist.”

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