Exercise 1: Flopping Imbecile Competition
The following exercise is one of the hybrid clown/bouffon.
(Jo) Two characters face each other in statue at the center of a circle of frenzied onlookers. The two in the center are adversaries and decide to compete for who has the most stupid and disastrous falls or flops.
(Ha) One at a time, the falling imbeciles attempt to out-pathetic each other into increasing intensity.
(Kyu/Kyu to New Jo) The depravity reaches its climax. The time limit is reached and the frenzied onlookers decide the winner by falling onto them like deranged good-for-nothings.
Exercise 2: My Flop, Your Fault
This exercise brings to the surface the cognitive distortion self-serving bias from Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
(Jo) One character is in statue or ash body as another character flops/falls.
(Ha) Each time the character flops, he/she/they automatically blames the ash body in some way by either looking back in disappointment, anger and/or disbelief. Also see gesture. Each flop increases this certitude that one has done nothing wrong or made no mistake at all.