There’s a guy who imitates baseball players’ batting stances. I saw him at Dodger Stadium last night. He’s uncanny at it but it got me thinking – how the hell do you make a living imitating Nomar Garciaparra’s batting stance?
And then I starting wondering – how many other gifted people are blessed with a talent that ultimately does them no good?
There’s a guy in San Francisco I once saw who did amazing reproductions of great works of art in chalk on sidewalks. Very impressive but THAT’S his calling? Of all mediums why select chalk?
A few years ago at the Hollywood Bowl an incredible mimic did the Danny Kaye Dodger song and you could swear it was Danny Kaye. How do you support your family as a Danny Kaye impersonator?
Here are a few other artists that only Broadway Danny Rose would consider representing:
There’s a guy who can snap his fingers the fastest. I guess he's the world's fastest hipster. Another can hold the most eggs in his hand. Who’s going to pay good money in Vegas to see that?
Someone claims to be the fastest texter (besides my daughter). Another is the fastest clapper. I feel sorry for the second fastest clapper because the first fastest has to be starving.
There’s a gentleman who can draw a perfect circle. Other than getting chicks I don’t see the point.
I’m sure there are others. What do baton champions do? What kind of legacy can gingerbread house makers have?
Meanwhile, Gallagher makes a handsome living smashing watermelons and Vanna White is rich from turning over vowels.
My heart goes out to these talented individuals. Oh, I just thought of another talent that yields no discernable profit.