............with a box under his arm, pulls up a stool and calls the bartender over.
Guy: " I'm a little light on cash today so I have a proposition for you. "
Bartender: " Go ahead. "
Guy: " If I show you the most amazing thing you've ever seen in your life, can I get a drink ' on the house ' ? "
Bartender: " Well, buddy, I've seen it all before, but I'm in a good mood so....dazzle me. "
The guy opens up the box and pulls out a miniature piano. He reaches in again and pulls out a hamster. He sets a little stool up at the piano and the hamster scurries up to it and starts playing. By this time, a crowd is starting to gather around to check this out.
Bartender: " Well, if that's all you got, I'm afraid you're gonna stay thirsty my friend. "
The guy shrugs and reaches into the box once more and pulls out a frog, puts it near the tiny piano and it starts singing; " Great Balls Of Fire " while the hamster is banging away on the keyboard.
Just then, a woman slaps a c-note on the bar in front of the guy and says; " I'll give you a hundred bucks for that frog, mister. " The guy considers it for a second and says: " Sold ! " and the woman grabs the frog and leaves the bar.
The bartender looks at the guy, shakes his head and says: " You know buddy, you just gave away a fortune right there, and just because you wanted a drink. "
The guy smiles and says: " Not really. The hamster's a ventriloquist. "