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Matt Conner
01-07-2014, 05:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yFhR1fKWG0

truly enlightening. Before you TL;DW this video, just let it run for at least a couple minutes and give it a shot! Basically, this guy made up a fake biography to get on TED talks and then gets up on stage and wastes 20 minutes of people's time by hilariously lampooning the typical TED talk.

edit: fuck me, I put a typo in the title x3

Tiamat
01-07-2014, 05:19 PM
I'd like to watch it...but it might be wasted on me as I don't know what a TED talk is?

Matt
01-07-2014, 05:27 PM
I'd like to watch it...but it might be wasted on me as I don't know what a TED talk is?

Generally: smart, interesting people talking about smart, interesting things they really care about. Once you start watching them, it's nearly impossible to stop.

My personal favorite: http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_cox_on_cern_s_supercollider.html

Tiamat
01-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Hahaha ok I watched a bit of the proper Super Collider one first,now watching Matt Conners one hahaha

Also Matt I did not notice your typo until you pointed it out.

QT Melon
01-07-2014, 05:39 PM
LOL when I read the title I thought they were allowing little kids on

Matt Conner
01-07-2014, 05:47 PM
That would be *tyke* x3

Matt
01-07-2014, 06:03 PM
That was fun. I'm reading up on what happened, and it seems like the reported story is "vetting process goes awry and comedian takes down Drexel TEDx talks," but that seems a little oversimplified. I kinda wish TED had this uploaded on their own site along with the dude's profile (http://www.ted.com/profiles/2033089). Kind of like how this other (http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html) TED talk talks about. Mistakes happen and you can't really be ashamed of them. Maybe if the paradigm for how they spread ideas can be mocked this effectively, the process they're using isn't that great.

That said, I still really like TED talks. Here's the one I linked earlier, but this time it's in this post: http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_cox_on_cern_s_supercollider.html

Tiamat
01-07-2014, 06:09 PM
That was fun. I'm reading up on what happened, and it seems like the reported story is "vetting process goes awry and comedian takes down Drexel TEDx talks," but that seems a little oversimplified. I kinda wish TED had this uploaded on their own site along with the dude's profile (http://www.ted.com/profiles/2033089). Kind of like how this other (http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html) TED talk talks about. Mistakes happen and you can't really be ashamed of them. Maybe if the paradigm for how they spread ideas can be mocked this effectively, the process they're using isn't that great.

That said, I still really like TED talks. Here's the one I linked earlier, but this time it's in this post: http://www.ted.com/talks/brian_cox_on_cern_s_supercollider.html

I won't lie to you Matt. When I saw the name I was hoping this is who'd be telling us about smashing atoms:

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc388/Tenebraestudios/cox_zpsfb480fe9.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/Tenebraestudios/media/cox_zpsfb480fe9.jpg.html)

Matt
01-07-2014, 06:31 PM
I won't lie to you Matt. When I saw the name I was hoping this is who'd be telling us about smashing atoms:

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc388/Tenebraestudios/cox_zpsfb480fe9.jpg (http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/Tenebraestudios/media/cox_zpsfb480fe9.jpg.html)

Unfortunately, no. It's the keyboardist in this:
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Which isn't a bad consolation prize, to be honest.