Friday, October 22, 2010

Apology from a pedant

by Lauren

Courtesy of my friend Leila, I bring you this amazing video from Rogers Creations.  Apparently it's called kinetic typography animation, and it features the oh-so-wise and entertaining words of Stephen Fry, who you all already know I adore.  When I can sneak some pleasure reading in around the metaphorical pile of work reading, I'm currently enjoying Moab Is My Washpot.  Genius, as expected.  So in the spirit of Fry's words—which I can't argue with even though I want to, because he came up with cogent counterarguments to every point I would have made—I apologize for being so uptight about other people's grammar and punctuation.  I know I'm not above reproach in that regard in general or likely even in this very blog entry. 

To be honest, I'm probably still going to snicker at errant quotation marks and sigh aloud at inarticulate comments strewn across the internet.  Just please don't tell Mr. Fry!

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking this might be a cool way to read a book, but I actually found it distracting. I was too busy trying to figure out the next pattern the words were going to make, that I totally lost what the prose was saying.

    Darn, and I was hoping something like this could help energize reading.