Friday, September 29, 2006


So this morning I was thinking about an old Saturday Night Live sketch from 1976 with Dan Ackroyd and Eric Idle called "Plain Talk." I lost my videotape of it but still have it committed to memory. Since the web now has all things ever seen or spoken, I was able to find a transcript of it. The delivery of gibberish is priceless and has resulted in decades of smirks for myself and select group of python-minded geeks.

I suggested the link to a group of my friends who have been trying to develop an International Talk Like a Lunatic Day. Well, needless to say, the looney gibberish began to flow. But coming up with gibberish can sometimes be a chore. So here's what I found:
  • The Corporate Gibberish Generator™ by Andrew Davidson: This handy site will create the kind of gibberish you see on company websites. It's a robust offering!
  • Blippity Fling-Flang: This generator takes your actual words and turns them into cutesy sounding nonsense. You can run entire websites through it. See what it does to this blog.
  • E-Learning Gibberish Generator: Not as hilarious as the others, it will create internet gibberish. I've included it here to be thorough. If anything I try to be thoroughly silly.
  • The Generator Blog: Talk about robust, this thing is off the hook! It's a blog of generators. I made this cassette with it...

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Open Claw Speaking

Yesterday I sat in a seminar for much of the day.

By the afternoon I had grown weary of the subject matter, and was instead fascinated by the gesticulations of the speaker.

I noted her techniques of "Open Claw Speaking," and made a list of her many styles:
  • Open Claw Speaking giving way to Finger Mesh
  • Claw Rotator
  • Open Palm "Wax On"
  • Two Finger Windshield Wiper
  • Invisible Inverted Longhorn Outline
  • Progressive Chop
  • Orb Polisher
  • Wafter
  • Alternating Flipper

And then I wondered what would happen were she to battle Donald Rumsfeld with his 1000 Styles.

One can only wonder...

Monday, September 25, 2006


Another mennu method wednesday at the loop lounge.Wednesday, September 27, 2006
In the front.
Be there.