Making My Mac Talk to Me

So. I'm patiently reading an article on my computer. All of a sudden, ding, the kitchen timer rings and I've got to get up. 

Do I stop reading to go continue cooking?

Or make the computer read to me?

From: http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/40-terminal-tips-and-tricks-you-never-thought-you-needed--mac-51192

From: http://computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/40-terminal-tips-and-tricks-you-never-thought-you-needed--mac-51192

First I copy a chunk of the text I'm reading

Then I open a terminal window

> touch readtome.txt

-to generate a blank file

> vi readtome.txt

-to access the file

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> i

-to go into Insert mode

Paste in the content

> Ctrl C

-to exit insert mode

> :wq

-to write and quit vi

> say -f readtome.txt