Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Clown vs. Storyteller

In the Powells interview with Sherman Alexie, Alexie revealed that he often made T-shirts with reviewers' negative comments about himself. Alexie said, "I play basketball in them. Time magazine, for Indian Killer, wrote that I was 'septic with my own unappeasable fury.' I had that T-shirt for a while."

I am reminded of something my storytelling teacher told me about an exchange she had at a birthday party where she performed. After the storytelling gig, she thanked the parents for asking her to do the party. They replied, "Well, you were cheaper than the clown."

I want that on a tee-shirt someday.

5 comments:

michelle said...

Ha! That's funny, Alkeda! I definitely think you should have that printed up. What great advertising! :)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks, Michelle!

limpy99 said...

"and sober"

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Limpy99: You owe me a new keyboard.;)

Lone Star Ma said...

Also, storytellers aren't SPAWNED FROM THE NIGHTMARES OF CHILDREN. I mean, that's a real plus, I think. I was once a highly trained mime who actually considered going to Clown College, so I think I can be considered objective when I say that clowns+ little kids = cruel.