Viral Video Vendredi – September 2, 2011

Let’s see if I can pull off a weekly feature on this site.  The plan is to give you wonderful folks something to waste time with each Friday.

I’m not usually going to link to something that is currently viral; instead I’m going to pull from the past videos that went viral ages ago or that I think should have gone viral, simply because I think they are awesome.

The first two are fascinating TED talks all about choice.  First is Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent talk about Spaghetti Sauce:

Malcolm looks like an AWESOME public speaker from this talk, but he works really, really hard to look that comfortable.  He rehearses each talk dozens of times before giving it, and you can tell where he is ad-libbing at the start, with far more pauses, and then settles into the story he has rehearsed over and over again.

To provide the next piece of information on choice I offer Barry Schwartz on the Paradox of Choice:

Next week, perhaps some music videos…