lj- try and collect the items and then get a crab on top - if you kick the crabs back up sometimes they stick - if the same one comes back down 3+ times then it's not going to change its mind! If you're not good at kicking (even after being aggresive with it) then get an early crab as this gives you a longer body to run into the balloons pre kicking. The bonus for a crab on top is 1600 but this soon gets dwarfed/dwarved?! by catching a crab after an object... think I had 5,500 for one crab on cube
Sometimes there's a tough split second decision to make to kick one balloon (or two) instead of popping them to save them falling, sometime you are just robbed! Keep an eye on the buckets and fast objects and always try and head away from the screen edges after catching - you can even pop balloons towards the side of the head to keep more central though this is risky!
I've just loaded up for today's go - been playing the new pacman WIP (see main forum) and beta testing of a more complete ver of The Mighty Jill Off (not yet available