(The first part is a Tom Waits quote, the second part a Depeche mode quote). For when the world has left you too dispirited to even put up an ironic slow clap. For when even your hands are just too exhausted. But a statement must be made. I made Clap Hands;
Your thumb and index finger alone can clap. The rest of your body can remain stylishly unimpressed.
The black foam hands are safety concession, people would try to clap too close to eyes and other delicate organs. “Don’t look into the laser with your remaining eye” isn’t just good laser practice, it’s just as true when you have mechanical Clap Hands.
He’res a movie of the hands clapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AurSeBVVj2c
(Btw, Clap Hands, though grammatically questionable is a classic Tom Waits song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWJvohfCCdk)