Household stuff: I agree yard sales are not worth the effort, I'd rather give the stuff to people who are thrilled to get it; altho, we did sell a few things privately to neighbors, and we did send a lot of stuff to auction, so at least it wound up in appreciative hands.
"At least they were appreciative, which is more than I would have believed."
C'EST DES DEUX OREILLES, properly, 'c'est d'une oreille,' an expression appreciative of good wine.
The audience seemed appreciative, which is always nice, and a few people were there on second viewings.
The students, far from being traumatized by the act (which is described as appreciative rather than "investigatory") seem to take it in stride as a personal eccentricity of Hector's.