Speeches sans words
April 28, 2009 7:31 PM   Subscribe

I remember hearing on NPR a few years ago, during the California recall election I think, a story about some merrie internet pranksters who digitally removed all the words from politicians' speeches, leaving the stutters and breathing. It was fascinating to hear. Can anybody link me to this stuff, or even a similar thing created for academic rather than comic purposes?
posted by silby to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know about that specific instance, but here's a series called Perspectives, which consists of interviews with all the words removed.
posted by O9scar at 7:48 PM on April 28, 2009

A few DJs on WFMU have played recordings such as these, though whether they were what you refer to or something else, I can't recall. Not even sure how to suggest you would search the archived playlists.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 7:50 PM on April 28, 2009

You're looking for Language Removal Services.
posted by neroli at 7:54 PM on April 28, 2009 [7 favorites]

You're looking for Language Removal Services.

Indeed I am! Thank you.
posted by silby at 8:12 PM on April 28, 2009

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