"Inspired by this, I wrote a small program that performs speech synthesis of questionable accuracy on a given input file. Speech synthesis in 73 lines! ... Output is a series of numbered wav files (0.wav, 1.wav, etc), along with a playlist file (CR separated filenames) that you can feed to your favourite media player like Winamp or XMMS, which will play the files in the correct order." If this doesn't scream gratuitous use of Inline::Python in Blogger.pm, I don't know what does... via daily-python