Xeni Jardin at 5:20 pm Fri, Jul 13, 2012
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Jim Meskimen is a talented impressionist, as the videos in his YouTube channel attest. In this clip, he offers his version of Christopher Walken, reciting poetry in the ancient Haiku style of Japan; three lines of five syllables, then seven, then five again. Below, his Morgan Freeman haiku.
They need to add this guy as a new cast member on Saturday Night Live immediately, so his talents can be wasted.
His Christopher Walken is terrible!
I disagree. This guy is pretty damn good, IMO.
pedantry: haiku isn’t just syllables; there are more rules, or at least themes, that go with it.
the correct form for pithy or vulgar observations is the limerick, but i guess rhyming is too hard.
What retch said! Also, in English, haiku may break the 5-7-5 “rule”, since it’s possible to say more with less.
If you watch the second video he points out that there’s more to it but he’s just keeping to the syllables per line rule.
This fellow may be a better writer than he is an impressionist. And his impressions are pretty damn good.
His Patrick Stewart impression is amazing.
Rumor has it is this guy is a Scientologist who has tapped into the “clear channels” of the dead celebs via some sort of Thetan trickery or what not..
That must be what allows him to channel Christopher Walken and Morgan Freeman, what with them being dead and all…
Check out http://www.jimpressions.net!
He reminds me of the Hey Ernest guy, except with talent.
AND he was a character designer for Thundercats.
Making impersonations of … people.
It’s like, you know, something that just doesn’t happen… for everyone, you know.
Just cause a lot of …
and inappropriate emphasizing is happpening ,
it does not make…
any more real.
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