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Marceau Park

Wave, don't say 'Hi!'
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As you are walking, talking with a friend, you enter Marceau Park. Your conversation ceases. As you walk through the park, you can be as reserved or as effusive, as taciturn or as eloquent as you care to be, but you don't say anything.

This park is a place of dynamic, cross-cultural, non-verbal communication and goodwill. You just leave your language at the gate. You do anything you would do in a park, interact with people, particularly those you normally wouldn't.

As you leave the other side of the park, your conversation resumes as though never interrupted.

lurch, Sep 23 2007

(?) A detailed transcription of his work in 'Silent Movie' http://www.ziplink.net/~chait/quotes.htm
as [Ian] referenced [bleh, Sep 24 2007]

(?) Older than the hills is Mime http://www.dancedir...tion=MimeandDancers
[k_sra, Sep 24 2007]

Hippo_27s_20Silent_20Dodgy_20Chimes [hippo, Sep 24 2007]

The Aughakillymaude Community Mummers http://www.bbc.co.u...anagh/A975576.shtml
Mummers the word - brilliant troupe continuing an ancient tradition [xenzag, Sep 25 2007]

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       [+]
baconbrain, Sep 23 2007
  

       [+]
po, Sep 23 2007
  

       +, as long there's always a strong imaginary wind blowing, and any number of invisible walls in the park.   

       RIP Bip.
lostdog, Sep 23 2007
  

       I liked his part in Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie'.
Ian Tindale, Sep 23 2007
  

       Would there be gutters in this park to get your mime out of?   

       Help, my [+] is trapped in an invisible box!
jutta, Sep 23 2007
  

       Can't stand mimes, but if a memorial involves burying them, +
DrCurry, Sep 23 2007
  

       The park could utilise all of the Silent Mic and noise cancelling ideas that have been posted on the bakery, so confused dogs breathily bark at eachother, and frustrated children silently scream for ice cream.
marklar, Sep 24 2007
  

       A sad loss. I wonder what his last words were?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 24 2007
  

       I wonder what his last words weren't.
xenzag, Sep 24 2007
  

      
theleopard, Sep 24 2007
  

       .
k_sra, Sep 24 2007
  

       mime is hugely antiquated. [link]
k_sra, Sep 24 2007
  

       <walking through Marceau park><whispers>"Look! Cool windchimes!" (see link)</whispers> </walking through Marceau park>
hippo, Sep 24 2007
  

       <walking through pedant park with dodgy windchimes>oooh! look! [hippo], can you please correct the spelling on "stongly" blowing wind? pleeeease!</wtppwdw>
k_sra, Sep 24 2007
  

       //I wonder what his last words were?//   

       So THAT's how you turn the microphone on?
Must get out... no... air...
Ling, Sep 25 2007
  

       If there's a really strong wind in Marceau Park, will everyone walk about as if there's no wind? If a tree falls down in Marceau Park will it make a sound? Will Marceau Park contain a Milli Vanilli memorial bandstand?
hippo, Sep 25 2007
  

       Will musicians play the air guitar, or just take the reeds out of their intruments?
21 Quest, Sep 25 2007
  

       I refuse to take the reed out of my guitar.
bleh, Sep 25 2007
  

       I meant that for wind instruments....
21 Quest, Sep 25 2007
  

       I assumed that, I was just making a funny :)
bleh, Sep 25 2007
  

       I assumed that, but everybody's been getting so offended lately I had to make sure :)
21 Quest, Sep 25 2007
  
      
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