Andrew: I don’t think that loathing of and contempt for the humble mime is
as universal as you mimophobes claim. I myself quite enjoy a skilful mime.
I recall a visit to Orlando’s Sea World some years ago, where there was a
mime doing audience work-up for the performing-seal show. He was so good &
funny that the seal show itself was an anticlimax. So lay off the mimes,
OK? Now excuse me: I have to carry a large pane of glass up a ladder in a