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Acting is a skill, and like any skill, the people who do it professionally have certain tricks they use to get better at it. That's not surprising. What is surprising is how brain-punchingly weird those tricks can be.
This contest idea rattled out of the brain of YappyDoo while he was doing a series of fingertip exercises to maximize his meme-making skills.