the dissident frogman

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the dissident frogman

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Old school mime Marcel Marceau just died — buried(1) by the new competition — and illustrious members of the French chattering class are overdoing themselves with the obligatory tributes:

Prime Minister Francois Fillon, bored to death in his office while Sarkozy the Energized Bunny is stealing all his thunder:
(Marceau had) "a rare gift - that of communicating with each and every one of us, beyond the barrier of language".

Thanks for removing all doubt, Mr. Fillon.

French broadcaster and critic Jacques Chancel:
He spoke in silence.

Speaking of which, I'm reminded of a tee-shirt I found the other day that would make a great message to those self-important blathering suckers, as well as my own choice of words as a fitting tribute to Marceau the mime:
Best thing about a blowjob is the 20 minutes silence.

'Nuff said.
  1. Ha ha ha.



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2718 - Iwo Gina

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Oh, DF - you are such a scream!

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2719 - Sarah

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I feel blessed to have gone with my father as a little kid to see him perform, it's one of very few pleasant memories of my father- who was so enthralled with his silent craft he stressed to me that this was a one-in-a lifetime chance to see such a true master at work. They both passed this year.

My favorite mime though... he's alive and well... in the forest (quietly) hunting boar.

2721 - Banjo

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There was a time not so long ago where you couldn't go anywhere without seeing bad mimes. I think AIDS took care of most of the problem.

2723 - TooTall

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If you'll pardon the bad pun, I'm left speechless.

2725 - Valerie, Texas

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Indeed, Sarah. My sympathy on the loss of your father. What a great memory to have of him. As a family we only got to see Bip work his magic via the Ed Sullivan Show. That you actually got to see a live performance and with your Dad, a blessing indeed.

I find the rush by French politicians to offer up comments on his passing interesting. If some of the obituaries I read of M. Marceau were accurate he had every reason to spit on his fellow French men and leave the wretched country that handed his father over to die in a concentration camp for being a French Jew. Apparently M. Marceau escaped his tather's fate and served in the French Resistance. Both items I had not known.

Cannot help but wonder if those years of watchful silence did not help to hone his gifts.