Monday, December 14, 2009

Fake Languages

During my first stay in Nicaragua, I was delighted to hear little kids speaking fake English. I speak all sorts of fake languages, but I don't think it ever occurred to me what it would sound like to be French person hearing me speak fake French. According to the kids in Nicaragua, English sounds like this: "Glock glock glock." It's pretty close to how an American kids might imitate Chinese, I think.

So, imagine my delight when my pal Gerry put up a link to this video of an Italian songwriter's attempt to write a song in fake American English. Awesome.

But then I started to wonder: are there others videos in this genre? It turns out there are, including this challenge from a very good speaker of a multitude of fake languages.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


An early version of Kermit the Frog sells coffee through the base use of cartoon violence. Jim Henson, I thought better of you.

And as a bonus, a little early pro-muppet propaganda. Note the last 25 secords or so presage the conclusion to The Great Muppet Caper.

Monday, December 7, 2009

My Christmas List

If I were still to have a garden after Christmas, I would put this at the top of my list.

Unfortunately, they only made about 100 of them.