Tuesday, April 10, 2007

If Only They Could Talk

Why do mimes all wear the same outfit? You know, the beret, striped shirt, suspenders, white gloves, and white makeup. Is it some sort of requirement from Mime College? If they don't, will they get their mime license revoked?

I mean, it's not as if we can't tell they're mimes when they're doing that rope-pulling, trapped-in-a-box thing they do.

One theory is that, like poisonous creatures with identifiable markings, it's a sign in the animal kingdom that says, "Stay away!"

More likely, though, it's so you know to beat them up on sight.


Ash said...

Mimes can be irritating, but those living statues really freak me out!

Shannon Perry said...

One of my students was wearing a one of those mime-striped shirts tonight. And get this: he's French.