A few weeks ago a friend of mine sent me a link with a video from a TED talk. I laughed I cried and I became obsessed. I immediately went on their website and watched one video after another.
It’s so fascinating, because I think there is at least one talk to every topic you could possibly imagine. Not only are they extremely smart like you would expect, but often they are super funny and inspiring. They make you laugh, they make you smart and they make you start thinking about certain things. It sounds perfect… right?
So for everyone who has never heard of TED, let me give you some info about it:
– TED is a nonprofit organization that began to develop with a conference in 1984
– It wants to spread ideas from kinds of disciplines, which usually happens through short talks (around 15 mins)
– On the website it says: “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long“
I think you’ve probably gotten the idea by now or you have already stopped reading this post because you’re bored to death… For everyone who’s sticking around thank you I love you already!!
So I want to introduce this as my first monthly special. I have decided that every month, I will introduce one of my favorite TED Talks to you. I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do and maybe you’ll find your new obsession as well 😉
So for today I chose to super short and extremely funny ones by James Veitch. They will maybe not be super smart, but trust me you will have a good laugh.
James Veitch, a British comedian and writer, usually specializes on topics concerning the nature of the Internet like in these two Talks, which were recorded in 2015.
In “This is what happens when you reply to spam email” James tries to outsmart the sender of a certain spam email in a hilarious way
“The agony of trying to unsubscribe” from a newsletter of supermarket. Since that’s not possible he takes on a new strategy.
So enjoy and have fun