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 Post subject: Ron Perlman
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:17 pm 
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"So have you heard that The Rock is running for president?"

"Just like Jesse the Body."

"Ronald Reagan."

"Sonny Bono."

"Ron Perlman!"

"Ron Perlman?"

"Yep. He's running for president. And, you know, he's not as tall as you think."

"How tall is he?"

(I look it up) "6'1."

"That's not short."

"That's not tall. That's an inch taller than me. How tall are you?"

"6'2".

"Ron Perlman is an inch shorter than he is. You know you thought he was taller than that."

Spotlight round starts:

George Takei

Mr. Sulu

John Cho

Flashforward

Joseph Fiennes

Shakespeare in Love

Gwyneth Paltrow

View from the Top

Christina Applegate

"Oh, my god. We're going to Ron Perlman."

Married with Children

Katey Segal

"We're going to get to Ron Perlman."

Sons of Anarchy

Ron Perlman


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 Post subject: Re: Ron Perlman
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:21 pm 
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There were a few more in there. Linda Hamilton and T2, but you get the point.


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 Post subject: Re: Ron Perlman
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:42 pm 
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I was looking at GYPSY's post - not altogether sober, I confess - and to me it just looked like a random collection of names. So I PM'd GYPSY to request an explanation.

It turns out that she moonlights in Special Ed, and that she was willing to direct a seminar, held in a church basement, for nerds like me who score high on the Showdown-Asperger Spectrum. There were a half dozen of us in attendance.

"Guys," she announced, "I can't dumb it down any further. It's simple association. But even though you don't know who Christina Applegate is, you can still come to grips with the process."

We all nodded in agreement, pens gripped in our white-knuckled fists. We were there to take notes, and to study them forever, if that's what it took.

"This," she announced, "is a Spotlight example for Italian Botanists who Like Geography." Then she began scribbling on the blackboard:

Slender-stemmed Monkeyflower

Sierra Nevada

"Foot of the Mountain"

Piedmont

Camillo Benso

Father of Italy

Garibaldi

The Leopard

Guiseppe Rotunno

Fellini Satyricon

Then GYPSY turned back to the class. "Do you doofs get it already?"

Only one or two of us were able to identify Camillo Benso as the Count Cavour; or Rotunno, who had filmed Burt Lancaster speaking flawless Italian in "The Leopard," an adaptation of the elegant di Lampedusa novel, as the favorite cinematographer of Federico Fellini.

"Wow!" one of us exclaimed. "This is actually beginning to make sense!"

"Then I expect to see you on the Final Top 20 on Friday night Playback," Teacher announced, with crisp admonishment.

Then we all of us pricked a vein and commingled our blood, swearing to play Showdown as a team until we finally won.

The Leopard, after all, doesn't change his spots.


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 Post subject: Re: Ron Perlman
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:52 am 
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In the interests of full disclosure, I must admit that I prepared for that class. I tailored the lesson plan for my students for two equally important reasons: 1) that they would firmly grasp the concept, and 2) that I would appear much more knowledgeable that I actually am.


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