A magician is hired for a gig on a cruise ship. Everytime he tries a magic trick the captain’s parrot ruins the trick by telling the crowd how he is doing it. There is nothing he can do because the parrot belongs to the captain.
A few days later the ship sinks. The magician is floating on a piece of wood alone expect for the parrot. They float for days without talking, no food or water, eyeing each other coldly. Finally the parrot gives in, “OK, I give up. How did you make the ship disappear?”