Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Little Knowledge: Good or Bad?

Andrew Stiles:
Now, heartless Republicans have their sights set on the mimes and accordionists of the world:
A Republican lawmaker on Wednesday grilled the chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts over grants to San Francisco mimes and an international accordion festival.
In this case I'd have to say that it's a good thing that Stiles knows so little that he falls back on the easy mime joke.

Psst! Saw the Mime Troupe once at Children's Fairyland where they TURNED ALL THE KIDS GAY.

15 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I thought of this.

Should be clear, though, I do not agree with those sentiments.

Kathleen said...

moment of silent protest. and walking down the stairs.

tigris said...

Diogenes' comment was funny and Bruce Nicholls is not a moron but otherwise the Corner commentariat lives down to my expectations.

vacuumslayer said...

Psst! Saw the Mime Troupe once at Children's Fairyland where they TURNED ALL THE KIDS GAY.

I don't see what's wrong with making kids happy. As long as there is no painting of faces or toes!

Also, D'OH!

Substance McGravitas said...

Helpful adults will let you STEAL THEIR CHILDREN to get you in.

vacuumslayer said...

Oh, I laughed.

Smut Clyde said...

Coram Fields, London.

ckc (not kc) said...

...I like a nice accordion (played by a mime)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

BAD!
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J Neo Marvin said...

The San Francisco Mime Troupe are not mimes as such; they're a lefty comedy ensemble that do free shows with a satirical political bent. You'd think the Republicans would attack them for that alone, but I guess it's easier to go for the mime-hate spin.

Substance McGravitas said...

Yeah, it's a whole 'nother freakout waiting to happen.

M. Bouffant said...

I think I may have gone to Children's Fairyland as a young'un; it was a cheap-ass Disneyland, but at least I didn't turn into a fairy.

Then.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I always pictured M Bouffant as a sprite.

An angry, nihilistic sprite. Who drinks and smokes.

vacuumslayer said...

What color are his wings?!

mikey said...

My sprite died last night.
What color was his wings?