Sunday, August 9, 2009
If someone plays a prank and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Melvin extended his hand into his travel bag and removed his funny-glasses. He wore these funny-glasses to play jokes on strangers by acting as characters other than himself. Sometimes he would play over the top characters, sometimes more subtle characters, sometimes without the funny-glasses, sometimes he'd wear a beret, sometimes no props at all (he called this free-balling it,) etc. The funny thing about Melvin is that he alone was in on the joke. He didn't have friends or family. He had himself and his characters. Today he felt like going over the top. He wanted to push the boundaries of unbelievable while still keeping it believable.