Ceci n’est pas une pipe

Step right up, step right up.

Let me set the scene.

As a tribute to mime master Marcel Marceau, street performer and Siamese fighting fish Wise Colin will now perform his impersonation of the  Belgium surrealist artist René Magritte’s painting of the smoker’s pipe.

Promenading French-speaking fans gather about his aquarium and stare in awe. Cheers go up from the crowd, thrilled by his performance. Meanwhile  a snooty-nosed art critic from a nearby gallery strolls past and joins the crowd. He makes a disparaging remark.

Colin is unperturbed.

Busker Wise Colin does a smoker's pipe.

Note Colin’s intense concentration. You can almost see him think.

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