Getting Goofy

Not sure if it is due to the recession or what but last week I saw two really funny scenes on the streets of New York.
The first "incident" was a man walking along Union Square West with a cat on his head. The cat was completely calm and perfectly balanced and as you expect this being NY this did not seem to attract much attention. The other pecular incident happened the very next afternoon - a man walking another man on a leash. Mind you this is the west village but not any particular event was going on that day - just a master walking his slave...