Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mimes and Korean Rap


Sometimes I feel like I’ve been living under a rock covered by 8-track tapes, car phones, and maybe one Debbie Gibson cassette.   It has become apparent to me that I am completely out of touch with what’s going on in the world.

“So you know how there are church mimes?” said my friend Ann.
Excuse me, what?  Let me preface this with, this conversation came up because she had seen a flyer for a Mime Convention in Dallas billed as “a mime blowing experience”.  This came up because…you know what, never mind.   We could be here all day.  Let’s just leave it as sometimes Ann and I talk about some weird shit.  Anyway, the point is that I had no idea that there were churches with mimes.  Choirs…yep.  Hand bell choirs…yep.  Religious pantomiming…not a clue.

Just when I was wondering what else was going on in the world that I didn’t know about, I get home and Eric starts to show me an SNL skit I had missed this weekend.   “So you know how there’s this Korean rapper that’s been all over YouTube?”  Seriously?!  How am I missing all of this?  Church mimes.  Korean rap.  I’m starting to feel like my mom when she once asked me about “Snoopy Doggy Dog” when I was in high school.   Is this how it starts?  You become a parent, you watch one too many episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine and the next thing you know you’re wondering how skinny jeans are still able to sag.

So I’m officially handing in my cool card that establishes me as an informed citizen of this world.  If I ever really had one that is.

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