November 24, 2008

"Play The Quietus' Album Cover Quiz Game."

Hilarious... even if, like me, you can hardly guess any of them. (Via Metafilter.)

Come on! It's funny. Don't say you "hate mimes." Hating mimes has been a big cliché for more than 30 years.

From the pre-mime-hating period, the supposedly profound ending to highly respected film:



AND: I just want to send my love to The Hello People.

11 comments:

rhhardin said...

They get the physics wrong, which is fatal for a mime.

It was a mistake to bring in girls.

Darcy said...

LOL. Yeah, I was pretty distracted by the bad form on the court.

I do like mimes generally, though.

Joe said...

I hate mimes, but for the same reason I hate clowns; they all do the same damn thing and think they're being creative.

Bissage said...

Never, never, never try to give a female mime an orgasm.

Just trust me on this one.

Freeman Hunt said...

Blow Up! That's one of my favorite movies. I despised it while I was watching it, but then I found myself thinking and talking about it for days afterward. Thus, it became a favorite.

My favorite part is when he makes it out to the street with the piece of guitar and drops it on the ground.

John Burgess said...

For those who dislike mimes and clowns, let me recommend Torpedo Juice, by Tim Dorsey. As one of his subplots, he has timid underachiever clowns and mimes forming mobs, doing battle between themselves and others.

You perhaps need a special sense of humor for Dorsey's work, or live in Florida of which he writes with uncanny verisimilitude!

jdeeripper said...

The TEEN TIME link was great. These clips should be included whenever people think of "The 60s".

1968 was the year of cool in Steubenville, Ohio!

blake said...

Yes, I think Joe is spot on.

Bill Irwin does great stuff, original. (Or he used to, I wonder if he's too old now. Good miming seems to be strenuous.)

Hazy Dave said...

Interesting. I've only ever known it as the film that featured the Yardbirds playing "Stroll On" (aka "Train Kept A-Rollin'" with different lyrics). The style of that clip reminds me somewhat of Harold & Maude, Ann...

Chip Ahoy said...

The point seems to be even mimes are noisy when they're over stuffed into a jeep but get real quiet when they enter their pretend world. And that there was nothing a photographer considered worth the trouble of taking a picture.

Kevin Walsh said...

The Hello People were around since 1968 or so, but their chart hit was the Todd Rundgren-produced "Future Shock" in 1975. The first pop band to wear whiteface, they predated Kiss by a few years.

http://www.condensedpop.blogspot.com/