Friday, February 09, 2007

An idea

This is not a roll-out of a new feature; it's more of a trial balloon. Chicago is world-famous for improv comedy. Chicago is the home of the famous improvisational troupe, Second City. Years ago, at the conclusion of performances, members of the cast would return to the stage and request topics from the audience. They would then try and improvise skits then and there on the topics provided. The best of these were often refined and saved and put into the company's next show. For all I know, this is still how they build their shows.

Now we don't interact in real time here. And shouting at your computer will do you no good; you'd have to leave a comment.

But... care to leave a topic? I'll try and take some (as in one or more) of your topics and turn it into a post. It may not be (OK, it almost certainly won't be) as funny as what the improv masters of Second City would come up with... but we might all have some fun with it.

If it doesn't work -- no loss. Regular programming, such as it is, will resume later today anyway because I have to get ready for court now.

And -- if by some happy chance it does work, maybe this can become a regular feature.

Suggestions, anyone?


Anonymous said...

I'm staring out of my window looking for inspiration. Hang on, I have just seen a shooting star, I know it's only 3.50pm (and I haven't had a drink, I promise, except water). I want to find out where it lands, so I am going to pop out in search for it....I'll leave the rest up to you, I imagine it will be quite an adventure.

Lahdeedah said...

The dastardly evil new home buyers have hatched a plan to steal my house from under me... right now I'm trapped in the attic with the bats and birds, while they find every crack, crevice and creaky floorboard with their Inspector Housero, and Realtor Rip You Off, in an effort to get the hosue for $375 dollars.

Heh that probably won't work, but hey, wth.

The Curmudgeon said...

Hmmmmmm. I'll see what I can do. Thanks for suggesting.

sari said...

How about "why Oprah won't get you any blog hits but Dave will?"

ha ha ha

Where fibers meet mud said...

Here is a thought to expound upon: Why 28 days in February seem like 62 days but the 31 days of May go past you in two seconds flat... loving the weather here in oHIo.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

snowbirds.... earlybirds.... oh wait, never mind, that is the same thing. sorry.

smiles, bee

katherine. said...

privacy as a commodity
(its happened already)

Shelby said...

funniest moments you've witnessed in court

Barb said...

Why (some) men wriggle out of triple dog dares.

The Curmudgeon said...

Thanks again for your suggestions. I'm going to get to this really, really soon.

A couple of necessary specific responses:

Fibers -- it's another illustration of the "Bar Time" phenomenon. I will definitely do this one.

Katherine -- interesting. When was privacy an actual commodity?

East -- I need to do more of these, I know.

Barb, I can't imagine what you're talking about....