-people wearing scarves indoors
-hats, esp. berets or top hats
-unwarranted friendliness/familiarity (imagine obtrusive, annoying puppy)
-the word "random"
-excessive in jokes, often combinations of the above
-emphasis of everything: EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT
-musical prejudice, i.e. "rap is crap!"
-Regina Spektor fans (males/females)
-Led Zeppelin fans (males)
-political anarchists and experimental anarchists (aka teenagers attempting eccentricity, see below)
-homosexuals and experimental homosexuals (aka heteros attempting eccentricity, see below)
-vegetarians and experimental vegetarians (aka omnivores attempting eccentricity, see below)
-Buddhists and experimental Buddhists (aka lapsed Christians attempting originality, see below)
-losers suddenly having friends
-High School Musical fans, naturally
-pretentious types who were totally moved by the Odyssey/Les Miserables/Scooby Doo, and therefore should totally get the part
-forced eccentricity, because it makes one so totally original, just like every other "eccentric" theater fag, so one has to be eccentric to fit in. (see irony)
-uninformed, ignorant political discussions
-uninformed, ignorant philosophical discussions
-everyday speech with high-brow vocabulary words interjected, i.e., "don't you LOVE- just like- wait- just, ELEEMOSYNARY, and then i was like, oh. and it was just so random, and yeah", because theater fags are such "intelligent*", eloquent speakers
-everyday speech with foreign words or phrases interjected, see above
*because, of course, we never say "smart", because that is too common and not eccentric and original enough for drama club. ergo, we say "intelligent", and use latin phrases such as "ergo".
**no one "likes" anything in drama club. like is an interjection. so like, we say "love", instead! like, "don't you just LOVE Regina Spektor?" "I uber LOVE HER because like, she is so original INTELLIGENT and totally isn't shit at singing, no way! rap is crap!" like isn't a strong enough word. so we have to say "Love", and add "uber" for even MORE emphasis, because "super" isn't like, foreign!
***we don't greet each other any other way!
i'd quit but i paid $100 to join, and they don't do refunds.