Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Kid With The Humorous

We've all seen him. You may not have noticed him. Sometimes, you have to be part of his little crowd to be able to properly identify him. Or, you can use these handy-dandy tips I've collected for spotting the guy I like to call "The Kid With The Humorous."

The first thing you should know is that it's not called an "HI." It's a Humorous. Why? I don't know. It's just that, often at tournaments, you'll see a kid who's got a really great HI, but he calls it a Humorous. So that's one way you can spot him.

The second way is by noting who he hangs out with. See, people who are really funny enjoy the company of other really funny people. So the Kid will often be found around other kids who have good Humorous Interps. It's not that they're a clique exactly, but if you've done well in HI, you can hang with them. In fact, if you see them, you might think, "There go the HI finalists," which is a fairly accurate description. Basically, they're just hilarious, easy-going youngsters who are all friends and enjoy doing speeches for and throwing things at each other, telling jokes and funny stories, and playing off each other's cues until a whole mass of hilarity occurs. And since HI finals generally consists of mostly boys, there probably won't be many girls in that crowd. Just a bunch of really funny guys doing really nerdy things.

Thirdly, when a Kid with a Humorous is by himself, he's a very awkward individual. Look for him pacing hallways in the rounds or around the campus right before breaks: any time he's nervous, he'll be by himself being weird. One time, I was waiting in a crowded hallway outside a room when one of these Kids walked by me. I could see that he was practicing a speech, but since I knew at him, I gave a casual wave. He kind of smiled but barely looked up from the floor and didn't stop muttering to himself. A second later, his eyes lit up in recognition. "HI CHANDLER." he exclaimed. "I'm practicing my speech."
"Yea... I kinda thought that. Or you're just crazy."
He twitched and shrugged his shoulders. "Well, you know... maybe." He then put his head down and began reciting softly to himself as he shuffled down the hallway. And that was the end of that.

If you don't know any of these Kids, you should try to meet one. As you can imagine, they're really fun to be around. What about you? Do you know any CHSADK's who fit the descriptions?

You're homeschooled. That's pretty humorous.

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