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Discuss the note to the TED community on the withdrawal of the TEDxWestHollywood license.

For discussion: http://blog.ted.com/2013/04/01/a-note-to-the-ted-community-on-the-withdrawal-of-the-tedxwesthollywood-license


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  • Apr 6 2013: I think the greatest danger in the world today is not pseudoscience but pens. You might not agree, but consider: it's but a small step from pens to the Pirates of Pens-anze, written by Gilbert and Sullivan no less, which is virtually Gilbert O'Sullivan, who was a song-writer, like Bobby Crush, and that's like orange crush - a drink - and another drink is Irn Bru, which is made in Scotland from girders, and girders are associated with the steel industry, and industry was associated with ship building and ships can be found at Glasgow docks, which rhymes with Ibrox (also in Glasgow) where Glasgow Rangers play - Rangers are known as the Teddy bears, which is virtually the same as the Russian bear, and that leads straight to communism and the cold war which almost led to WWIII. Pens therefore should be banned.I rest my case.

    h/t to Hoopes.
    • Apr 6 2013: Steve, I agree we delegate too much of our humanness to pens. I think pens are used to write many spells, I f you think I have lost it consider this and it will give you the perspective I mean. Reality is stranger then fiction.
      I think we struggle to accept this.

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      Apr 6 2013: I'll agree that pens can be dangerous, especially in the wrong hands.

      "Some will rob you with a six-gun, And some with a fountain pen." -- Woodie Guthrie
      • Apr 6 2013: I never mentioned pens. You appear to have committed a false-dichotomy fallacy.
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          Apr 6 2013: Other pens can be dangerous, too. Especially if you're a pig.

          Of course, clear definitions are essential in order to avoid errors in comprehension.
    • Apr 7 2013: Steve, that was priceless. I take it you understand Bear logic then?

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