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[1] Fitzsimons Inspections (my junk is at home)

[2] Gary H. and the Blind Lady (no lights) (weeds)

[6] Jen Doesn’t6 Believe I Can Play the Piano (I can!)

[7] ASU Marijuana Necklace (faculty meeting)

[8] Collecting for the Keg (then leaving)

[9] Dam of Info Leaking After a Death (Ernest F. 2001)

[10] “Birth Control Pills That Big!” (Ernest F. & Denise)

[11] Horsetooth Incident (Gary H.)

*** Uncovering Move

[1] Chris Farting at Music Demo (loud)

[2] Working the Broncos Games (cute don’t cut it here)

[3] The Superfly Tape at Pres (talk loud with earphones)

[4] Jack Ritter & the Phone (busted!)

[5] Telling OJ His Ex Died (didn’t differentiate)

[6] Doc: “Does this Hurt?” (yes,, yes, no)

[7] Playing with Fire (LP & Pete)

[8] Robert “Insinuates” a Riot (ASU lecture)

[9] Giving-to-Give-Off (buying a house in CO)

[10] Denise’s Roommates at UNC (Happy Days)

[11] Who Is Sleeping with a Student? (ASU)

[12] ASU Exam Cheaters (we didn’t really know)

[13] Vets “Feel Out” One Another (correct lingo)

[14] “Where’s Your Luggage?” (AZ State Patrol)

[15] Pedro Working at Mann Theaters (drug conviction)

[16] The New McDonalds in Panama (French fries)

[17] The Art of Making Money (reflective paint)

[18] ASU 101 Student at the Swimming Pool (clown’s visible)

[19] Fake Student in My Online Course (Lucy)

[20] Cute Clerk Noticed I Wore the Same Shirt (ASU)

[21] AP and the Female Movie Patron (Brentwood)

[22] Gary H. at Gart Brothers (return items)

[23] Crazy Ivans (2 types= mil 7 females)

***Covering Move

[1] Brian Clean the Bathroom (wealthy mansion)

[2] Russian Missiles (wood vs metal vs oil)

[3] Operation Quicksilver (WWII Paratroopers)

[4] Bomb Craters in Baghdad (painted on morning & night)

[5] Jamie Fox (comedy club names are mostly men)

[6] Clue Game Questions (asking your own card)

[7] ASU Bike Parking (lights say I’m home)

[8] Ralph Can’t Read (survival)

[9] Separate “Side-Session” (Dickey)


***Counter-Uncovering Move

[1] Denise at the DMV (cool heads prevail)

***Involvement Contour

[1] Ern Looks Up the Shipping Codes (not surprised)

[2] Stealing the Teacher’s Manual (should have missed some)

[3] Cheech & Chong (dealer’s face)

[4] Playboy Club CSU (bet like millionaires)



– General Dramaturgy:

* “Chris tooting with loud music.”

* “Denise’s mom thinks the lipstick is Chapstick.”

* “Gary Hathaway at Horsetooth.”

* “Gary H. and the Blind lady.”

* “Eric gives me tickets to the Rockies.”

* “Jen doesn’t believe that I can play the piano.”

* “‘Pedro’ working at Mann Theaters.”

* “Robbing the Train in Antonito.”

* “The Art of Making Money.” (color-shifting paint)


– Complex Mix:

* “Bubby Brister Autograph” (Russo’s challenge)

* “Operation QUICKSILVER.” (dramaturgy at the MACRO-level)

* “USMC Museum San Diego.”



* “Asking questions during a game of CLUE.”

* “Brian, clean the bathroom.”

* “Heidi and the flashlight (ASU).”

* “How the Phone Changed Prostitution.” (call girl vs prostitute)

* “Iraqi bomb crater.”

* “Miriam & I Have a Separate ‘Side-Session’.”

* “Parking My Bike at Cholla.” (ASU)

* “Ralph can read.” (survival)

* “Russian missiles: which ones are real?”


– Uncovering Move:

* “101 Student at ASU.” (skipping class at the pool ASU)

* “Birth Control Pills THAT Big!” (Dad meets Denise)

* “Does this hurt?” (Doctor exam)

* “Denise Gives Me a Ride to Class.” (Is that your GF?)

* “Denise’s roommates watching HAPPY DAYS.” (UNC)

* “Exam cheaters.”

* “Fake Student in My Online Courses.” (I can see!)

* “Floodgates Open after Someone Dies.” (Dad’s funeral & Evie)

* “How Often Does He Get to See His Daughter?” (Rachel to daughter)

* “Iraqi bomb craters.” (painted shadows)

* “Jack Ritter and the telephone.”

* “OJ being informed of his ex-wives death.”

* “Plan Colombia.”

* “Super Fly tape at Presentation.”

* “Veterans ‘feeling each other out.”

* “Where is your luggage?”

* “Where is the Guy You Like Named Andy?” (Brentwood movies)

* “Who is sleeping with the TA?”

* “Women & ‘Crazy Ivans.” (to see if a guy looks back)

* “You Have to Shake a Few Trees to See if Any Coconuts Will Fall Out.”



– Counter-Uncovering Move:

* Denise at the DMV.

* “The Graduation Invitation from UNC.” (misspelled word)


– Involvement Contour:

* “Counterfeiting at CSU.”

* “Drug dealer’s birthmark.”

* “Ern looking up the shipping numbers.” (not acting surprised)

* “Playboy Club at CSU.” (we didn’t think it thru)

* “Stealing the phonics teacher’s manual.” (Going from a “D”–“A”)

* “Where’s your luggage?”


– Impression Mgt:

* “Chris tooting with loud music.”

* “Jamie Fox LA comedy bookings.”

* “The Art of Making Money.”

– Giving:

* “Matching your clothes.”



– Giving Off:

* “Dumpee at Subway (Jade comment).

* “Giving to give-off.”

* “Jack Ritter and the telephone.”

* “Lisa and Pete playing with fire.” (colored candle wax)

* “OJ being told his “ex” wife had been murdered.” (didn’t ask which one)

                        * “Plan Colombia.” (wasn’t written in English)

                        * “Robert “insinuating” a riot.” (inciting)

* “The Superfly tape at Presentation.”

* “Wearing a suit without wearing socks.”



* “Fries at Panama McDonalds.”

* “Jake Plummer.”

                        * “Jen doesn’t believe I can play the piano.”



Erving Goffman, Irving Goffman, Social psychology, pete padilla, padilla sociology 


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