My sister is downstairs with her boyfriend. I feel like harassing them, but the typical means ("Oh, hey, sorry, just needed to grab a root beer - you guys want anything?") has grown stale. I'd like to harass them by interrupting them in bizarre grandiose fashions and never explain afterwards. Brainstorming right now. So far I've got going downstairs with a fake skull and dramatically reciting the lyrics to "Cooking by The Book" from Lazytown, but I have neither a fake skull nor the willpower to act on my bizarre ideas born out of boredom. Plus I probably have better things to do.
So I was recently traversing the interwebs - you know, like you do - and came across this video of a man with Broca's aphasia. Somehow this man damaged the Broca's area in his brain - perhaps in a stroke - and thus his ability to communicate via spoken (and presumably written) language is severly impaired. Frankly, I'm surprised this video isn't more popular; it's only recieved 16,000 views, which is relatively low by YouTube memes standards. Despite the relatively low views, the video's spawned a website called TonoTonoTono.com, which exhibits a tone(o) somewhere between tribute and outright mockery.
I've gotta admit: the first time I watched this video I laughed. There's something about it which is at first comical - for instance, why "tono?" Why not "rooster" or infantile babbling? The laughter soon turned to that of the guilty variety, though. The video became tragic very quickly - the fact that this guy probably thinks he's saying words when in actuality he's not is rather somber.
There's another question: is this guy aware that he's only saying 'tono'? At first it doesn't seem so, but later on when he begins counting, he seems totally aware of his condition.