This Comedian Hijacks A TED Talk And Basically Makes A Fool Out Of Every “Thought Leader” Ever

“What inspires me is finding out how to use MagLev trains to get resources to the moon.”

Comedian Sam Hyde took advantage of some pretty lax vetting last weekend at Drexel University’s independently organized TEDx speaker series. Posing as a documentary filmmaker and journalist fresh off a trip from war-torn Mogadishu, Hyde hijacked the conference and delivered what is basically an amazing 20 minute indictment of the popular thought leadership lecture series. So sit back, relax, and watch Hyde extoll the values of big ideas, “teaching Javascript to African refugees,” and “bulletproof coffee” as he explains the “2070 Paradigm Shift.”

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