Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Mimes vs. Jugglers

They're classic street performing acts. Just how classic? They go as far back as ancient Egypt, and the theater of Dionysus. Sure, they'll be nice when your tourist money is on the line - but how will they act when they're thrown together in a grudgematch? You decide. Today it's mimes versus jugglers.

Discuss.

7 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Mimes. Definitely. They can conjure anything out of thin air! Granted, if it was an army of mimes against an army of jugglers the mimes might have difficulty communicating and coordinating their assault. However, even if the jugglers unleashed a fury of fruits, balls, knives, torches, and chainsaws, the mimes could just put up an impenetrable wall and shoot arrows that are hard to dodge because you can't see them. So I say, Mimes.

April 3, 2007 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Lane said...

See, I gotta go with the jugglers. I understand the argument that mimes can move with stealth. However, their invisible walls/boxes--though so seemingly, frustratingly, real--are still quite fake indeed. But the jugglers prowess with dangerous objects like knives, bowling pins, and chainsaws is just downright intimidating.

April 3, 2007 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

From a pure economic viewpoint, jugglers have so much more upside. Think about street performers. A mime is limited to catching someone's eye as they walk past by doing some engaging actions.

A juggler can do that AND work a bit of comedy into their routine as well. Mimes severely limit themselves to their physical performance.

If I'm going to invest in Jugglers or Mimes, my money's with the Jugglers.

April 4, 2007 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Mitch Park said...

Has anyone, ever been entertained by a mime? Hell no! But how many of us would watch a juggler? Especially if fire or knives are involved! Completely confusing standers-by on a street with your very existence does not entertainment make. Easy choice.

April 4, 2007 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Mitch Park said...

Has anyone, ever been entertained by a mime? Hell no! But how many of us would watch a juggler? Especially if fire or knives are involved! Completely confusing standers-by on a street with your very existence does not entertainment make. Easy choice.

April 4, 2007 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Mitch Park said...

And just for the record, I do not count the Blue Man Group or Teller (of Penn and Teller fame) as mimes.

April 4, 2007 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Mimes act like they're throwing a knife at you. Jugglers throw the knives their juggling at you. Jugglers win this one hands down -- uh...no pun intended.

April 4, 2007 at 7:29 PM  

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