Saturday, July 31, 2004

Open Mouth, Insert Fringe

As someone who does a lot of tooling around among the various show pages of the Fringe website, here's a rather rampant oddity that amused me.

For the sake of argument, let's just say there are 175 shows (the nice round number bandied about in the publicity)

No less than 35 of the publicity shots on the show pages feature someone with their mouth open - often wide.

That's, what? 20 percent of the shows?

And that's not counting the smirks and grimaces (of which there are legion).

If it were a drinking game, I wouldn't still be capable of typing this.

Follow the bouncing blue links! (or seek them out on your own) Collect 'em all!

There's your solo mouths

Violent mouths

Quirky mouths

Gay mouths

Lesbian mouths

Transgender or cross-dressing mouths

Mouths with something stuck in them (behave - after all, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar)

Stagey posed mouths

Mouths for the kiddies

Even the line drawings are getting into it

And what the heck is going on here?

Heck, even my show's kinda guilty

Like I said, open mouth, insert fringe.

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1 comment:

GoSeeMouth said...

And yet you don't mention the one Fringe show that is actually titled "Mouth." Perhaps we were too restrained with our photo, though I do believe we have an open mouth (in profile) on our detail page...