i have some strange relationships with friends. mark is a dear friend (one of the co-founders of Proofrock Publishing; a theoretical company). he called me on a bus ride from New York back to DC to tell me about a girl who, while at Venice, was told “you dress like a rebel, baby.”
she claimed it the most endearing compliment of her life. mark found this confusing as “dressing like a rebel” is not actually anything at all.
this game grew from it: we come up with “You dress like a ____.” the idea is to come up with something that has absolutely zero connotations. you cannot picture what it looks like to dress like a ____. it’s harder than you’d think.
give it a try. we text or facebook this repartee less than monthly. the good part, it has to ending, nor winner.