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Why Does Everybody Hate Mimes?:

I think mimes are interesting to watch. Granted, I'm that sort of freak of nature who finds all forms of theatre and artistic expression interesting and rankles at the thought of "limits on decency"
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 27 Pykrete, Wed, 5th Sep '12 1:13:12 PM from Viridian Forest
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I don't really find mimes that disturbing either (probably because they're just such a goldmine for weird shit), but I can see how.

edited 5th Sep '12 1:13:54 PM by Pykrete

 28 Tam H 70, Wed, 5th Sep '12 2:02:33 PM from 合計虐殺 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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A mime, or a guy with his mouth covered in strips of black tape anyway, was top comedian at on of the Ediburgh Festival Fringe comedy events.

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 29 Clarste, Wed, 5th Sep '12 3:45:08 PM Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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I think it's mostly a joke. They're usually used as a form of Acceptable Target that's so absurd that no one can take the hatred seriously.

 30 Malph, Wed, 5th Sep '12 8:11:21 PM from The middle of somewhere Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Because they're stealth clowns. At least you can hear a clown coming, what with the laughing and honking. But with mimes, they can sneak up on you and strangle you with an invisible rope before you could react.

But, seriously, it's probably because they're as annoying as clowns but don't give you balloon animals (maybe an invisible one, but unless you're one of them you can't enjoy it).
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 31 Lawyerdude, Wed, 26th Sep '12 7:35:04 AM from my secret moon base
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I agree with the Acceptable Targets argument. I don't actually know anybody who "hates" mimes. I find them annoying, but I've probably seen more parodies than actual mimes. Like the part in Tim Burton's Batman, where Joker has a gang dressed like mimes. Or the bit in Monty Python's Flying Circus where Graham Chapman impersonated Marcel Marceu and then got crushed by a 16-ton weight.
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 32 Bokhura Burnes, Wed, 26th Sep '12 11:04:02 AM from Inside the Bug Pit
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 33 Michael, Wed, 26th Sep '12 1:54:32 PM Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
So that's what this does
I don't hate mimes. In fact I find the female ones oddly arousing. That may be linked to why.
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 34 They Call Me Tomu, Wed, 26th Sep '12 1:55:48 PM Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
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That's because mimes are associated with France, and French chicks are hawt.

 35 Michael, Wed, 26th Sep '12 1:58:25 PM Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
So that's what this does
Naah, I live close enough to France to not harbour any illusions about frenchwomen.

I think it's just because they're odd. Weird women do it for me.
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Fiction tends to exaggerate it. As the Trope page says, with real ones, it's like clowns, they often can't seem to take the "I'm not in a good mood, go bother someone else" hint and go away.

 37 Napoleon De Cheese, Sun, 16th Nov '14 2:18:43 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
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As a lover of quiet and silence, I can't really hate any social group whose whole shtick relies on not making any noise. More of us should be mimes.
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 38 codytheheadlessboy, Sun, 16th Nov '14 9:34:14 PM from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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I don't notice any anti-mime sentiments in real life. Hell, I don't think I've ever even actually seen a mime performing outside of a TV show or a movie. My guess is somebody hating mimes is a gag that first appeared in some movie or TV show a long time ago. Audiences found it funny so other movies and TV shows did it too. Eventually so many did it that it got to the point where nobody remembers who did the gag first. I'm also guessing the writers wanted to give a charcter some kind of prejudice that is so absurd people wouldn't take it seriously, wouldn't get any actual ethnic groups up in arms, and wouldn't appear ridiculously outdated. For example if you have a bigoted character who calls everybody he disagrees with a Communist and makes Polish jokes most audiences nowadays would ask if you merely wrote over an old All in The Family script.

edited 16th Nov '14 9:47:16 PM by codytheheadlessboy

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 39 pvtnum 11, Mon, 17th Nov '14 5:43:59 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Mimes earned my ire strictly because, in the original Sims game, they would show up unannounced and uninvited, and be generally irritating. If you asked them to leave, they would put a puppet on their hand and yell "NOOOOO" through the puppet. Using Buy/Build Mode in attempts to keep them out of your lots (or to get rid of them, kill them off, whatever) would usually fail.

Haven't really seen any in real life, so my exposure to Mimes is rather limited.

Now, if the title to the thread had been "Why Does Everybody Hate Mines?"... well, they have an irritating tendency to lay there nice and quiet, only to explode when you aren't paying attetion. Gee... maybe they're similar...?

edited 17th Nov '14 5:44:17 PM by pvtnum11

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 40 Noaqiyeum, Sat, 22nd Nov '14 2:15:47 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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[up] Mime mines: they are completely noiseless and invisible, people just spontaneously fly away from the person who stepped on them.

(I love mimes.)
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