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    The "Yes, but..." thread

    Improv studios often use an approach in their classes that involves a person making a statement, and someone else adding "Yes, but XYZ", to (hopefully) great comic effect.

    For (bad) example:

    Person 1: "I met the Duke and Duchess of York today."

    Person 2: "Yes, but did you know that they are actually brother and sister?"


    Alternately, you may substitute "Yes, and..." if better suited.

    Who's game? I'll start.

    I pulled a groin muscle helping an old lady across the street today.
    Last edited by crash66; 08-02-08 at 05:28 PM.
    Has anyone else noticed that 47 is a magic number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash66 View Post
    Improv studios often use an approach in their classes that involves a person making a statement, and someone else adding "Yes, but XYZ", to (hopefully) great comic effect.

    For (bad) example:

    Person 1: "I met the Duke and Duchess of York today."

    Person 2: "Yes, but did you know that they are actually brother and sister?"




    Who's game? I'll start.

    I pulled a groin muscle helping an old lady across the street today.
    Yes, but did you know that your thread sucks? Reported to the mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxximum View Post
    Reported to the mods.
    Yes but did you know they are brother and sister?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker View Post
    Yes but did you know they are brother and sister?
    No, they are not. Did you know that Toronto and the GTA suck? Cause, yeah, they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxximum View Post
    No, they are not. Did you know that Toronto and the GTA suck? Cause, yeah, they do.
    But did you know they don't, because, well, they just don't.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxximum View Post
    No, they are not. Did you know that Toronto and the GTA suck? Cause, yeah, they do.

    Yes, but Toronto will improve once you're extradited.
    Has anyone else noticed that 47 is a magic number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash66 View Post
    Yes, but Toronto will improve once you're extradited.
    Yes, but did you know that your thread sucks, and so does your avatar.


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    Yes, but it would be more fun if the hostile left.
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    Yes, but then he wouldn't have any impressive stories to tell his mother.
    Has anyone else noticed that 47 is a magic number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crash66 View Post
    Improv studios often use an approach in their classes that involves a person making a statement, and someone else adding "Yes, but XYZ", to (hopefully) great comic effect.

    For (bad) example:

    Person 1: "I met the Duke and Duchess of York today."

    Person 2: "Yes, but did you know that they are actually brother and sister?"


    Alternately, you may substitute "Yes, and..." if better suited.

    Who's game? I'll start.


    I pulled a groin muscle helping an old lady across the street today.
    Yes, but she pulled a different groin muscle for you later on.
    -- Zan

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    We're done here.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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