i like to talk in the voice of my cats. sometimes the cats might point out the inherent ridiculousness in a course of action or a comment made by either myself or frances. they are often the voice of reason – however, though i have had the honor of sharing my life with numerous cats, they all have the same voice. they all seem to sound like a discount version of South Park’s Cartman. the cats sometimes even comment on the lack of differences in their voices. they are not pleased.
so, obviously, a job as a ventriloquist is out of the question. however, there are times when a new voice is needed…
last night, one of those times came in the form of a reading at a Performance Slam at the ONE Arts Center. the story i chose to read is entitled “William H. Macy” and has a long section that is an imagined Mamet-inspired exchange between me and the titular character. this dialogue (with interruptions) spans three pages. how would i read this with just one person reading? especially with one person who is terrible at doing voices??
and then it hit me – William H. Macy would have to participate in the reading. unfortunately, i seem to be lacking William H. Macy’s contact information. so i came up with the next best thing: a sock puppet of William H. Macy. now, as you will see below, i am dedicated to quality. this is a pretty great sock puppet. so great that you might have trouble figuring out which of the two pictures contains the real William H. Macy.
to see William H. Sock Puppet in action, see below. i think the William H. Sock Puppet will do until William H. Macy records his part for me. you’ve got my digits, William H.