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Watch an unnerving, mostly nude man do the tablecloth trick

Screenshots: Twitter

There is not a lot of supplemental information needed in these clips of a man doing the tablecloth trick. You know the one: A table is set up with meticulous dinnerware, maybe a tall candelabra and a whole roasted chicken or something spread out on the table, and then the trickster yanks the whole cloth out quickly enough to leave everything standing exactly where it was, maybe with a slight shudder to the flames of the candle. This man is doing that trick.

But he’s naked.


And listening to Daft Punk.


And taking it very seriously (wait for the eye contact at the end).


And, um, at a dinner party.


To be honest, only some of the tablecloth moves here are impressive. What’s much more worth remarking upon here is his devotion to his art. Indeed, it’s the performance that matters here more than the technical virtuosity—proof positive that if you truly believe in yourself, the internet will find you, and celebrate your art.

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