Be a Mime
Submitter: I have another mime book that I found at my local library. Although the print date is 2001, the photos look like the 1970’s. Unlike Mary, I am not disturbed by clowns and mimes. However this book gave me a case of the shakes.
Holly: We’ve had a plethora of mime and clown books submitted recently. Rather than inundate you with mime and clown posts, I decided to combine two good ones. (And by good I mean awful.)
This submitter is a regular at ALB, and I have to say his/her library has a LOT of mime and clown books. What’s going on over there? This one fools you into thinking it will be colorful and modern, but then you open it and realize it’s all black and white images. Bummer.
Mary: <cowers under reference desk>
The Mime Book
1988, 2nd ed.
Submitter: First apologies to Mary for this submission. This was living in my local public library. I am not sure how current mime books need to be. This one is from 1988 and has some pretty poor quality photos in it. But we made sure to scan the best!
Holly: Oh goody, another penciled-up, black-and-white photo mime book. Could someone please write a glossy, color-photo mime book? If it is truly the art form these books make it out to be, it deserves better treatment. No one is enticed to try it out or take it seriously with these old, boring books.
You can get arrested for impersonating a traffic cop like that – not to mention run over by a car because you’re standing in the middle of the street!
Check out the cars parked on the street behind the so-called “cop” – that picture is from the forties!
No, the old style Checker cab makes it look that way, but the other cars are from the ’70s onward.
Very creepy, but I kind of like the fox.
The introduction to the 2nd one is much more philosophical than I expected.
(Makes a disgusted face and vigorously shakes head no)
Have you heard the latest mime audio book? Neither have I.
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