Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Excellence of Tim Gunn

Re-reading Tim Gunn's acceptance speech from my previous post (in which he casually uses the word "myriad") reminded me of something I love about him (in addition to his support of animal rights): his excellent vocabulary. And then I recalled this hilarious clip from Project Runway which compiles the many, many instances of Tim using big words on the show...and mystifying the less-verbal designers.

What I love about this is that Tim is absolutely unpretentious in his speech; he just happens to know a lot of words and he enjoys using them. He's not trying to impress anyone (or confuse anyone for that matter). This is how he really talks!

Oh, and another thing I admire about him? His perfect posture. Once you notice it, you will realize that Tim Gunn exhibits almost inhumanly perfect posture at all times.

It's all just part of the magic that is Tim Gunn.


  1. Shouldn't that be "the fewer-verbal designers"?
    Also a master of the english language

  2. This is unrelated to Tim Gunn, but your quote at the top of the page made me think of a time when I saw a man eating cocktail weenies RIGHT OUT OF THE CAN WITH HIS FINGERS AT A BUS STOP IN WHITE PLAINS. This was around 20 years ago, but the sight was burned into my mind forever.

  3. WHAT??! What an awesome anecdote!! That is insane. Thank you for sharing!

    I wish you had a photo of him, I would post it.

    I'm trying to think of strange/gross foods I've seen people eating in public. You see people eat all kinds of things on Metro. The other day I saw a morbidly obese man on Metro eating fried chicken. He was really dangerously overweight, like someone who would be on Dr. Phil.

  4. Oh, fried chicken in public--that is not good! I bet he was wiping his greasy fingers on his pants.

  5. Probably...He was long past the point of caring about appearances.