Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Like" Part Three

Earlier this year, I wrote a couple posts about the over-use of "like" in our daily conversations. I shared a couple videos from performance poet (and former English teacher) Taylor Mali. You can check out these posts here and here.

While browsing Taylor's blog, I noticed that there is now a version of that performance with a very effective use of typography. Created by Ronnie Bruce, this version really brings the meaning of the performance to life. FYI, Taylor is coming out with a new book of poetry, which will soon be available on his website.

Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo.


Karen said...

I love this video! Brilliant opinion on the state of my generation, and their lack of conviction. Thanks for posting this... totally enjoyed it. :)


Anonymous said...

Well said, my friend. This is simply amazing! I love the concept of your message about speaking with conviction and with meaning. You're keepin' it real. :o)

Lance said...

Great video, and on our use of language.

Tim said...

@Karen, Anonymous, @Lance --Thank you for stopping by. I've seen Taylor perform in person at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago a few years back. He's a very thought-provoking communicator who really made me think and re-consider how I communicate with others.

Lori said...





First of all, I LOVE typography! I am a font-nut. Secondly, I was just discussing this topic a few nights ago, this whole topic of the denigration of our beautiful language with lines like, "I'm just sayin'..." and the like. I sometimes fall into this rut, myself, and one of my goals for this year is to straighten out my speech (and writing, too). This video is right on the money! Thanks for sharing it.