There are many joke options in Hearthstone's Finding Opponent spinner. Most of them are clearly references or jokes. But I don't know what to make of the "Fiscally responsible mime".

Is it a reference to something I don't recognize? Is it a pun (like "A cardish Ian")? Is it an in-joke for Blizzard employees? Is it just there to make people boggle?

  • Are there synonyms for "fiscally responsible" that might make this joke make sense?
    – Bobson
    May 6, 2014 at 2:36
  • I always thought that was all it ment, there may not be an answer.
    – peper757
    May 6, 2014 at 5:47
  • @peper757 - It's certainly possible. But it seems very random to not have some meaning behind it.
    – Bobson
    May 6, 2014 at 11:49
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    When is the last time you've encountered a fiscally responsible mime? Yeah? I thought so! May 6, 2014 at 14:45
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    I once saw a mime try to withdraw invisible money from an invisible ATM but his account was empty. The recession hit everyone. May 12, 2014 at 16:46

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I think it is just a gag that tries to be funny using a paradox. I wouldn't search for a true reference behind it. In the Italian version there are a lot of entries like this, as (translating) "Animal-right activist hunter", or "unarmed warrior" (not sure if these voices also exist in the English version, but I think that each country has they own ones).

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    Interesting. I can definitely see that as being the intended joke, except that I don't quite get why "fiscally responsible" would be opposite of "mime".
    – Bobson
    May 12, 2014 at 14:24
  • @Bobson: Maybe they intend "mime" more as a virtual "substitute", "doppelganger", "look-alike". If your mime, in this acceptation, makes a legal "mess" in your shoes, you remain the responsible one for the society (even because your mime is not intended to be "physical"). At least, that's my interpretation. Again, I don't think this can make you LOL, anyway. :-)
    – Andrea
    May 12, 2014 at 14:35
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    A mime who isn't frivolous with their spending is a paradox? If I were a mime, I'd be pretty insulted right now! May 12, 2014 at 16:27

Maybe it's supposed to be funny due to its irrelevance?

If I had to choose one adjective to describe a mime, it probably wouldn't be "fiscally responsible," even if that were true. Nobody asks (or cares) how fiscally responsible a mime is, so using that adjective seems completely random.

And random is funny. Kind of.

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    A non sequitur?
    – Nick T
    May 12, 2014 at 18:14

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