meeting was fun tonight. Joe Foering did a partial-improv skit based
on The McLaughlin Group, a public television forum. Joe was
the moderator and Jen [Hoffman], Bernhard [Warg], Carl Haicken and
Mark Sachs were the panelists. Every time someone made a remark, Joe
called out "WRONG!" Then, after everyone had their say,
he gave the supposedly right answer to each of the topic questions
he'd posed. Joe's answers to each question were, of course, scripted
out, but the panelists' answers were not.
the first time this semester, I really got into the swing of the meeting.
I was coming up with puns and jokes and messing around. We did some
stream of consciousness things and worked on signs for this year's
After the meeting a bunch of us went down to the [College] Diner.
Rick, who will be a flasher in the parade, was wearing two wide-brimmed
felt hats (one red and one fuschia). He also had a pair of scissors,
and he was making jokes with them, asking me if I wanted to "have
some fun" as he flourished them around. I was borderline frightened,
so I told him to put them away.