Monday, March 29, 2010

You've Got Mali

A crossword clue for Mali invariably entails some serious traveling across the miles--usually from here to Timbuktu.

Until now . . .

Here comes Taylor MALI . . . slam poet, teacher, vocabularian with a deep respect for words. Author of What Learning Leaves. This 3-minute clip is awesome.

"In case you hadn't realized, it has somehow become uncool to sound
 like you know what you're talking about . . . "


3 comments:

Joon said...

great clip, but even greater title. YOU'VE GOT MALI is a geography theme answer waiting to happen.

ps--enjoyed your NYT puzzle, as always. and the theme appears to be a complete set, which is always elegant. at least, i can't think of any others.

Elizabeth said...
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Elizabeth said...

Thanks so much, Joon! I wasn't sure of the completeness of the set; I hope it covered most bases.

MALI works better than LIMA. "You've got LIMA" . . . sounds like a bad bean theme. Oy.