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A Marionette Named Chopsy Plays Rush's "Tom Sawyer" On A Mini Drum Set

Marionettes aren't known for their musical skills, because if their arms and legs can't stop flopping around they can't really play an instrument, now can they?

Well, as talented puppeteer and street performer Ricky Syers shows in this video, there is one instrument those floppy armed puppets can play pretty well- the drums.

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It's really impressive to see how much expression Ricky is able to put into little Chopsy's performance of Rush's "Tom Sawyer", and I'm really surprised Chopsy hasn't been offered a recording contract yet!

(YouTube Link)

-Via Laughing Squid

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What do you mean "So"? If you're not impressed by the fact that Ricky made this marionette and tiny drum set from scratch and makes it perform in such a lifelike way then fine, we get it- you're not a fan of puppetry.

But leaving this kind of unproductive "hater" comment seems pointlessly negative and bitter. I post stuff for a wide variety of tastes and interests, so if you see something you dislike or don't "get" then take mental note of your dislike and move on.

I expected better from you Sandyra, you've left some great comments lately that I've enjoyed reading, but this comment was vexing and frustrating, and not just because I'm clearly a huge fan of puppetry.
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