September 23rd, 2007

facepalm

A moment of silence, please.

Marcel Marceau died yesterday, at the age of 84.

I have a great deal of respect for the man. He worked with the French Underground in WWII, and was a master of his craft, evoking deeply-felt emotions and entire landscapes with nothing more than expression and gesture. He inspired millions, including countless imitators... but let's forgive him that.

He was first and foremost an entertainer, however, and delighted in making people laugh... so let's have a few in his honor.

After all, a mime is a terrible thing to waste.

It was several hours before they realized that he was dead. They assumed he was rehearsing.

Funeral arrangments have been announced. He'll be buried in an invisible coffin. The music will include Bob Segar's "Against the Wind".

(Feel free to add more in the comments. Please add more in the comments!)

I'm so very, very sorry...
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