Sunday links: movie poster messages, misunderstood mimes

First: Wonderful stuff — and fun. Bonus: Father Ted clip.

Thirteen movie poster trends that are here to stay and what they say about their movies.

Second: What is wrong with these people?

“It’s hard out there for a mime.”

A masked teen who took to the streets Tuesday night to pay homage to his favorite hip hop dance group was mistaken for a mime and asked by police to leave because “some residents apparently find mimes disconcerting,” according to police reports.

Sorin Dumitru of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, was dancing on a street corner. Just for fun.

But not used to seeing street performers in a residential neighborhood, some neighbors were confused and called police.

When police arrived at around 5:30 p.m., they told Dumitru that he might be dancing too close to the street, particularly as it was getting dark, he said.

“Dancing too close to the street, particularly as it was getting dark.” See synonyms: (1) fear, (2) stupidity, (3) demands for conformity, (4) humorlessness (5) Get off my lawn, you kids!

And what’s wrong with street mime?

(Thanks to Rich for the link.)

3 responses to “Sunday links: movie poster messages, misunderstood mimes

  1. The movie poster trend article was great fun! Who knew there were really so few ideas out there? (Plus, seeing Tracy and Hepburn on the cover of “Adam’s Rib” alone made it worthwhile.)

    About the dancing mime, I don’t know what to say. I mean, asking him to stop and go inside is really harsh. I mean, I could have seen locking him up in a glass box. Or maybe wrapping an invisible rope around him and pulling him farther away from the street. But this?

  2. No words, Ron. As a former mime, I have no words.

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