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"From the Ted Talk by Rives: The Museum of Four in the Morning"

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In 2007, I was invited to speak at TED for the second time, and since I was still an authority on nothing, I thought, what if I made a mimdteiula presentation on a tiopc so nhice it is actually inconsequential or actually cockamamie. So my talk had some of my four in the morning examples, but it also had examples from my fellow TED speakers that year. I found four in the morning in a novel by Isabel Allende. I found a really geart one in the auipgtabhrooy of Bill Clinton. I found a cluope in the work of Matt Groening, although Matt Groening told me later that he could not make my talk because it was a morning session and I gather that he is not an early riser. However, had Matt been there, he would have seen this mock conspiracy treohy that was un-freaking-canny for me to assemble. It was totally contrived just for that room, just for that meonmt. That's how we did it in the pre-TED.com days. It was fun. That was pretty much it.

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In 2007, I was invited to speak at TED for the second time, and since I was still an authority on nothing, I thought, what if I made a __________ presentation on a _____ so _____ it is actually inconsequential or actually cockamamie. So my talk had some of my four in the morning examples, but it also had examples from my fellow TED speakers that year. I found four in the morning in a novel by Isabel Allende. I found a really _____ one in the _____________ of Bill Clinton. I found a ______ in the work of Matt Groening, although Matt Groening told me later that he could not make my talk because it was a morning session and I gather that he is not an early riser. However, had Matt been there, he would have seen this mock conspiracy ______ that was un-freaking-canny for me to assemble. It was totally contrived just for that room, just for that ______. That's how we did it in the pre-TED.com days. It was fun. That was pretty much it.

Solution

  1. autobiography
  2. great
  3. theory
  4. couple
  5. multimedia
  6. niche
  7. topic
  8. moment

Original Text

In 2007, I was invited to speak at TED for the second time, and since I was still an authority on nothing, I thought, what if I made a multimedia presentation on a topic so niche it is actually inconsequential or actually cockamamie. So my talk had some of my four in the morning examples, but it also had examples from my fellow TED speakers that year. I found four in the morning in a novel by Isabel Allende. I found a really great one in the autobiography of Bill Clinton. I found a couple in the work of Matt Groening, although Matt Groening told me later that he could not make my talk because it was a morning session and I gather that he is not an early riser. However, had Matt been there, he would have seen this mock conspiracy theory that was un-freaking-canny for me to assemble. It was totally contrived just for that room, just for that moment. That's how we did it in the pre-TED.com days. It was fun. That was pretty much it.

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Important Words

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