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This topic for Kareem and C.J. only!!!

Postby HerrHerr » December 26th, 2006, 3:45 pm

That's right. Start your own topic with your own pal. This one is for Kareem and me only.

We have some very important intellectual matters to discuss. Go jump into some pedantic other topic
to wave around your freak flag.

Kareem and I have important matters to dismantle and knock about.

...............

So, Kareem, what's up?
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Postby kbadr » December 26th, 2006, 5:47 pm

Not much, Chris Allen, chrisallen, C.J., and/or Ceej.

I am reading a great Raymond Chandler book.

I also recently discovered where you consciously or subconsciously got some of your on-stage mannerisms. It is indeed most interesting. I will not divulge my secret, but suffice it to say that his portraylal of the fuhrer did, indeed, say 'baby'.

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Postby HerrHerr » December 27th, 2006, 12:54 am

I'm reading a book of anecdotes. Picasso was a smart-ass and I think he actually must have been called an asshole as well.

Are you saying that this cat's portrayal actually involved him muttering the word "baby?" Or that your assesment of the performance was one that you would rate as babbbbby" status?
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Postby HerrHerr » December 27th, 2006, 5:03 pm

Kareem...state in one sentence your philosophical take on improv...if you don't mind.

And tell me more about this revelation of yours posted above.
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Postby kbadr » December 27th, 2006, 5:06 pm

My philosophical take on improv. Hmm...tough one.

Just off the top of my head, I'd say it'd be something like "Always be ready to truly accept anything and everything."

As for the revelation, Wes and I were watching the original of The Producers at Casino the other day. The mannerisms of the guy playing Hitler were very Chris Allen-like at times. It was amusing.

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Postby kbadr » December 27th, 2006, 5:16 pm

Chris, have you read this thread 27 times? Because I sure haven't. I think people are peeping on our private conversation. Creepy.

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Postby HerrHerr » December 27th, 2006, 6:27 pm

Cool! I haven't seen the original Producers yet. I'll have to check it out.

No, I haven't viewed this topic twenty-seven times. There's a lurking fear out there...

I'm gonna try and drum up my philosophy soon...more later...
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Postby douchebag » December 27th, 2006, 9:17 pm

I have messed on your special place!!!
I'm soft and wet!
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Postby HerrHerr » December 28th, 2006, 1:04 pm

We've set a record for views, my man!

I have a few improv summations, Kareem.

"Do whatever Erika May does."

"Be inclusive rather than exclusive."

"When all else fails, fail again."

"Stop making things up and let the scene make you up."

"Play real, play big and commit like a rash on a baby's ass."

"ABS. Always be supporting."

"Have some lyrics from Rush in your 'back pocket' for those times when you have nothing."
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Postby kbadr » December 28th, 2006, 1:08 pm

You asked me to state my philosophy in one sentence and then responded with a series of sentences. I cry foul.

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Postby HerrHerr » December 28th, 2006, 1:12 pm

Sorry. it's a work in progress. Maybe I should submit three to everyone and take a vote. Then that would be my philosophy.

I'm going to try and sum it up when I have some time to do some deep soul-searching. My improv love has been waxing and waning lately.

My favorite quote is from a Poe poem:

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

I saw THE FOUNTAIN recently and really enjoyed it. It's a meditative sc-fi flick that also grounds itself in a tough true-life situation. Very interesting, the way Solaris was to me.
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Postby HerrHerr » January 2nd, 2007, 6:42 pm

The two movies I mentioned to you the other night are PETULIA and BOB AND CAROL AND TED AND ALICE.

How was the New Year's Eve show?
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Postby kbadr » January 2nd, 2007, 8:01 pm

Not bad. It was a B show. I wish it'd been as stellar as Saturday night's show, but you can't have that all the time I guess. Plus, the audience was...75% improv newbies, so they were a little less warm than I'd have liked. I got to play mousetrap, though. That was fun.

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Postby nadine » January 2nd, 2007, 10:41 pm

kbadr wrote:Not bad. It was a B show. I wish it'd been as stellar as Saturday night's show, but you can't have that all the time I guess. Plus, the audience was...75% improv newbies, so they were a little less warm than I'd have liked. I got to play mousetrap, though. That was fun.


and he did an awesome job with the mousetraps, totally taking it for kacey, his scene partner, and even at one point said: "I'll make a snow angel!" and proceeded to lie on the floor that was full of mousetraps, and waving his arms up and down while being stung by the mousetraps.

it was hillarious.

oh woops. i'm not supposed to be here. ignore me.
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Postby HerrHerr » April 18th, 2007, 3:36 pm

Hey, Kareem!

Any predictions on the NBA play-offs?
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