Bethany over at Bad Data, Bad put up an xkcd cartoon which made me immediately think, "Yeah, that's like the guy who has too many plates spinning" when I realised that the image might be entirely unfamiliar to her. And most other people.
This used to be a frequent entertainment, children, this spinning plates or other novelty acts which involved a high degree of skillful manipulation of everyday objects for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
No, actually I don't know why we were so fascinated. No video games, perhaps, to distract us from higher pursuits.
It gets better. No, really. Consider the Baronton Sisters.
Or Marvyn Roy