August 27th, 2005

klaatu

Blah blah monkey blah monkey monkey blah blah

I was in one of our computer labs yesterday and we were trying to figure out how the room would look with the CRT monitors replaced with LCD flat panels. I was at the front of the room so I was asked to talk like I was running a class or something.

For some reason, I started saying "Blah blah, monkey monkey. Monkey blah monkey, blah blah blah. Blah blah, monkey; blah monkey blah blah." and on and on like that.

Then for emphasis I wrote on the board:

Blah Blah Blah
Monkey Monkey
Blah Blah
Monkey Monkey Monkey


I would like to propose that if you're ever in a situation where you're asked to pretend you're talking, especially for a presentation or some such, that you use the "Blah Blah Monkey" method of generating random speech. The trick is of course to use the intonation and punctuation that you would use for other speech, but since you don't have to come up with content you can concentrate on the sonic structure. I'd like to think of this as the verbal equivalent of Lorem Ipsum.

Try it!