Will Stephen gives a TED Talk about absolutely nothing


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I have nothing to add to that.


#3

And yet I feel cheated.


#4

So same as 90% of all TED Talks.


#5

I would have hated to be the person talking after him.


#6

funny that doesn’t look like Will Smith


#7

Genius comedy on display.


#8

You can tell he’s an SNL writer because you get the joke in the first 10 seconds and then he tells it over again 25 times.


#9

Reggie Watts did this a few years ago, and I think it’s much, much funnier:


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#11

Adam Savage did something like this recently.


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I was at a party the other night, and the topic of self-referentiality came up. It seems one of the party goers had seen this great talk recently, but he couldn’t recall the name of the speaker. He started to re-enact the speech, somewhat, with a certain amount of, je ne sais quois, hoping to recall the name as he told the story. And then, amidst a little slurring of his speech, something curious began to happen. You see, the buzz of the party began hush, as all ears fell on the actor, the man retelling the story of a man, giving a speech, about nothing. A crowd drew around him, and slowly, the man became the centre of attention; the life of the party, as it were. As he got further and further into his role, other partygoers seemed to add their approval, chiming in, ‘I heard that’, or ‘I remember…’, ‘I was there too!’ and ‘You’ve got to hear this one too!’ But you see, that’s when it happened; I woke up! I could hear the sound of a Seinfeld episode rerun playing in the background. It was all a dream.


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Right? Reggie’s was awesome; Will’s was just…cute. This Will Smith should have at least name checked Reggie somehow.


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Sam Hyde did this in a way funnier way http://boingboing.net/2013/10/11/comedian-pranks-tedx-at-drexel.html


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I make an observation. Someone else did this better. He has made some points and he offered advice. I agree with most of them, except for the parts I disagree.

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“Professor” Irwin Corey, aged 102 at last check, has been doing this for at least 50 years. It don’t get much better then him!


#17

Whenever I hear a “TED talk”, I release the safety catch of my Browning.


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Honestly, I was unprepared for how I would react to that. I think the important thing to take away from that talk was the fact that words were spoken, and it was in fact, seen.


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