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If a tree falls in a forest and hits a mime, and the mime screams, is he a failure as a mime?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (22623 points ) August 29th, 2013

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

LMAO. Where did that ever come from? God I needed a laugh today more than anything. Thanks.
I think the mime would have to go to lumberjack school. But I have no idea how he’d mime “Timber”.

drhat77's avatar

All mimes are failures. frickin mimes

marinelife's avatar

How do you know it wasn’t the tree that screamed?

drhat77's avatar

If I offended any jellies who are mimes… suck it. friggin mimes

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@drhat77 They’re mimes anyway. What the heck are they going to say about it?

Pachy's avatar

Not if he managed to suffer in silence.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room How do mime couples give each other the silent treatment when they argue?

Pachy's avatar

I’m all ears…

picante's avatar

A mime is a terrible thing to waste. No wait . . . a mime is a terrible thing.

Pachy's avatar

Having not yet had my breakfast, I’m having a hard time coming up with puns. Too bad. I’m sure there’s a gold mime of possibilities.

trailsillustrated's avatar

^ bwa hahahaha just snorted wine out me nose… oh that’s funny

picante's avatar

No small jester goes unnoticed.

zenvelo's avatar

Every time a mime puts on make up, another kitten dies.

CWOTUS's avatar

It depends on whether anyone else was in the forest to hear, doesn’t it?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate You have FAR too much time on your hands!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Mime wine.
If the mime is deaf and can’t hear himself scream, is he still a failure as a mime?

ucme's avatar

If a tree falls on a computer, does that mean it’s bark is worse than the byte?

thorninmud's avatar

Yes, the mime is a failure, but the tree is a smashing success.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

If Helen Keller falls in the forest, is there a noise?

Please feel free to hate me for that one. The devil sitting on my shoulder was just too compelling to resist.

whitenoise's avatar

A failed mime is a tautology.

zenvelo's avatar

@SadieMartinPaul Only if she saw it happen.

zenvelo's avatar

Bruce Cockburn’s view If a Tree Falls.

skfinkel's avatar

The mime is a failure only if s/he was performing at the time.

Rarebear's avatar

No, the tree is a failure because it incompletely smushed the mime.

Dutchess_III's avatar

But it wasn’t a failure. The tree was just doing what trees do.

Jeruba's avatar

You might as well ask: if a mime moves in the forest and there’s no one there to see, does he make any gesture?

flutherother's avatar

This happens all the time but no mime ever admits to it.

picante's avatar

It’s definitely a mime-blowing experience.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Lets hope that never happens, scream or no scream a good mime is a terrible thing to waste.

Katniss's avatar

Hahahahahaha!!!! What an awesome question with a bunch of equally awesome answers. You guys rock!

DWW25921's avatar

Yes. I’d have more respect for a mime who did his thing till the end.

Dutchess_III's avatar

What would a bitching mime look like?

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