I have no idea how forwarded e-mails are copyright-regulated, but below is a gem. Just as I’ve returned from Barcelona, thinking it was going to be the “be-all/end-all,” it didn’t seem to come close to what Munich (where I now live) has to offer. Maybe it’s timing, maybe it was Read More
Stop! What’s the Rush?
January 11, 2009
Jan 19, 2009 7:07 AM PST
This reminds me of the Charlie Chaplin story, that the famous actor entered a competition of Charlie Chaplin impersonators and came in third. Actually the competition was for impersonating his character "The Tramp" which looked quite different from the real Chaplin without the make-up and costume. The competition in question actually took place in a theatre in San Francisco in 1915. Chaplins ranking is not recorded but apparently he didn´t even make the final. Chaplin told a reporter that he was "tempted to give lessons in the Chaplin walk, out of pity as well as the desire to see the thing done correctly."
So people actually preferred an imitation to the real macoy.
- Stephen Lord Harrison