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Random, Weird, and 100% 石黒光司
Many years of debating payed off... 
Sunday August 29th, 2004 0:22
Ohta Kouzou
ABC was showing episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway? tonight, and I was reminded of the improv workshops I did in Moncton. I participated in these after class workshops everyday for two weeks. The workshops were basically one improv game after another, culminating in a improv 'match' at the end of the two weeks. This was one of the only activities that were mixed between the Francophones and the Immersion group. Of course, the native speakers generally were more fluid and natural in their delivery. Yet I quickly discovered that despite French being my third language I had a knack for the art of improv. One of the French girls, who was part of a local improv troupe, was convinced I had prior experience. Needless to say the whole experience was an ego trip. A lot of people were impressed with my skillz. I figure years of debating allowed me to think a lot quicker on my feet than most people, and a touch of Dr. Meyer's theater class in high school went a long way. So for all you debaters out there, if IR cases are getting you down... Go join an amateur improv troupe!!! Most universities seem to have one.
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