Friday, January 16, 2009

Poofread You're Writings

I know that at some point, about a year ago, I linked to slam poet Taylor Mali's excellent beating of post-modernist epistemology.

Here's another short performance by Mali on the subject of proofreading written materials.

[Video Link] HT: Grow A Brain

6 comments:

larry said...

Classic - loved the apostrophe in the title for the post to!

Taylor said...

You should know this story, which someone told me after I wrote this poem: A writer was getting ready to turn in his manuscript but needed to proofread it one more time. He poured himself a glass of red wine before he got started and continued to drink as he proofread, page by page. Some pages he skipped (I don't know why) and at the tops of those pages he wrote "Proofread," as in "I still need to PROOFREAD this page." But on the tops of the pages he completed he wrote "Proofread," as in "This page has already been PROOFREAD." You know, just so he wouldn't get confused.

Larry B said...

That saw some!

Tom Jackson said...

Is "poofread" what an editor does to a Gore Vidal manuscript?

The Thief said...

the red penis your friend. spank you.

Classic!

truevyne said...

This saw so grate!