Every so often someone can still surprise you. Neetzan Zimmerman writing for Gawker points out that the actor/comedian/writer Russell Brand (Jesus hair, yoga, Get Him to the Greek, author of My Booky Wook, Katy Perry’s ex) may have just kicked off a new revolution during a television interview with the BBC’s Jeremy Paxson. Discussed: Brand’s guest editorship on New Statesman’s recent issue on the subject of revolution. Ah but there’s more, as seen in this video of the interview with Brand going off on subjects like political apathy and corporate impact. See what you think; he’s articulate and passionate, just as he was in his book.
Words do this to us. They feed us even before we see. They build expectations. They are things too. And they lead us to see other things in a certain way. Words activated like and paired with the visual are the message.