6 Parodies Taking The Piss At TED Talks

The best TED Talks are hilarious, heartbreaking, informative. The worst, well, sound a bit like this.

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Poor TED gets punched around a lot as some sort of very expensive flattery camp for Silicon Valley milquetoasts. It's important to remember there are genuinely moving, hilarious, informative, and disturbing talks among the duds, but the duds, well, sound a bit like this:

6. Improv Everywhere faked a talk on solar power that became an epic tech error dance routine.

This was actually done at an official TED event, so maybe TED has a better sense of humor than people give them credit for.

Also relevant to TED: The Worst SXSW Tech Panel Ever.

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By BuzzFeed's own Mike Lacher, aka Wondertonic.