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Date: 01/04/13 07:09 AM

16 Responses to Ted Talks: Recycling Sucks!

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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 7:12 am
    Link: Ted Talks: Recycling Sucks! - Artist/Writer Garth Johnson makes his case that recycling items should be our last choice in his TEDx talk
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1930 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 7:40 am
    Creative reuse.

    Yeah, great. Your neighbor takes the tires off his old Ford, paints them white, cuts it so the top is serrated like a cheap crown and then fills them with flowers and lines his driveway with a dozen or so. Your property value has just taken a direct hit.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I made it 14 minutes in.... that was the most boring TED Talk I`ve ever seen. TEDs are always about the future, new and innovative ways of doing or looking at things. This was just a dull powerpoint presentation on the history of recycling.

    Thanks for making me sleepy before I head out to work.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 7:59 am
    SO instead of recycling make some crappy looking useless art from it. Someone need to slap this hipster douche.
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    Canoas Male 18-29
    427 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 8:08 am
    extremely boring. this actually made me more bored
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    January 4, 2013 at 8:24 am
    *snore* Alright to listen to in the background...expected to see more modern examples of upcycling.
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 8:40 am
    Gerry1of1 - Wasn`t a Ted Talk. Was a Tedx Talk. I only put `Recycling Sucks`, someone added `Ted Talks` to the title. :P
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    irunfast86 Male 18-29
    404 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 8:50 am
    i cant take anything he says seriously while hes wearing those god damn hipster glasses. also i agree with DromEd.
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    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 8:58 am
    This is the problem with TEDx talks, they are largely unregulated and anyone can host them about almost any topic.

    I lasted about 2 minutes before it was clear he had nothing useful to say.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36693 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Matwix, no offense, I hated it. :-D
    But hey, not every post is a winner.
    Why, even some of MY posts have shown to be unpopular
    {I know! Can you believe it!}
    Usually the ones I think are really, really funny bomb.

    Go know.

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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 10:26 am
    All I can say is "Recycling Sucks!" really sucks.
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    Burgh Male 40-49
    300 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    Another title for his subject "Aspirations to shabbiness"
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    I guess I`ll be the odd one out. I enjoyed it.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    So his main argument against recycling is that it destroys art?

    The problem is that most of his examples of creative reuse involved the destruction of building and temples. Also, plastic water bottles aren`t art.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 1:40 am
    I think a few people here seemed to miss the point completely. Take a wider view, you might be surprised what you discover when you open your mind a little.
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    adamslily Female 13-17
    29 posts
    January 9, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    wow. that was not worthy of the ted title...

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