My name is Tom, and I’ve come here today to come clean about what I do for money. Basically, I use my mouth in strange ways in exchange for cash. (Laughter) I usually do this kind of thing
in seedy downtown bars and on street corners, so this mightn’t be
the most appropriate setting, but I’d like to give you guys
a bit of a demonstration about what I do. (Beatboxing) And now, for my next number, I’d like to return to the classics. (Applause) We’re going to take it back, way back, back into time. (Beatboxing: “Billie Jean”) ♫ Billie Jean is not my lover ♫ ♫ She’s just a girl who claims
that I am the one ♫ ♫ But the kid is not my son ♫ (Applause) All right. Wassup. Thank you very much, TEDx. If you guys haven’t
figured it out already, my name’s Tom Thum, and I’m a beatboxer, which means all the sounds
that you just heard were made entirely using just my voice, and the only thing was my voice. And I can assure you there are absolutely no effects on this microphone whatsoever. And I’m very, very stoked — (Applause) You guys are just applauding
for everything. It’s great. Look at this, Mom! I made it! I’m very, very stoked to be here today, representing my kinfolk and all those that haven’t
managed to make a career out of an innate ability
for inhuman noisemaking. Because it is a bit of a niche market, and there’s not much work going on, especially where I’m from. You know, I’m from Brisbane, which is a great city to live in. Yeah! All right! Most of Brisbane’s here.
That’s good. (Laughter) You know, I’m from Brizzy, which is a great city to live in, but let’s be honest — it’s not exactly the cultural
hub of the Southern Hemisphere. So I do a lot of my work outside Brisbane and outside Australia, and so the pursuit of this
crazy passion of mine has enabled me to see so many amazing places in the world. So I’d like to share with you,
if I may, my experiences. So ladies and gentlemen, I would like to take you on a journey throughout the continents and throughout sound itself. We start our journey
in the central deserts. (Didgeridoo) (Airplane) India. (Beatboxing) (Sitar) China. (Guzheng) (Beatboxing) Germany. (Beatboxing) Party, party, yeah. (Laughter) And before we reach our final destination, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to share
with you some technology that I brought all the way
from the thriving metropolis of Brisbane. These things in front of me
here are called Kaoss Pads, and they allow me to do a whole
lot of different things with my voice. For example, the one on the left here allows me to add a little bit of reverb to my sound, which gives me that — (Trumpet) — flavor. (Laughter) And the other ones here, I can use them in unison to mimic the effect of a drum machine or something like that. I can sample in my own sounds
and I can play it back just by hitting the pads here. (Noises) TEDx. (Music) (Applause) I got way too much time on my hands. And last but not least, the one on my right here allows me to loop loop loop loop loop loop loop loop my voice. So with all that in mind,
ladies and gentlemen, I would like to take you on a journey to a completely separate part of Earth as I transform the Sydney Opera House into a smoky downtown jazz bar. All right boys, take it away. (Music) Ladies and gentlemen,
I’d like to introduce you to a very special friend of mine, one of the greatest
double bassists I know. Mr. Smokey Jefferson, let’s take
it for a walk. Come on, baby. (Music) All right, ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you
to the star of the show, one of the greatest jazz
legends of our time. Music lovers and jazz lovers alike, please give a warm hand of applause for the one and only Mr. Peeping Tom.
Take it away. (Music) (Applause) Thank you. Thank you very much. (Applause)

The orchestra in my mouth | Tom Thum
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100 thoughts on “The orchestra in my mouth | Tom Thum

  • August 22, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    C'est fou, c'est incroyable

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  • August 22, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    Il peut rajouter des instru sans que l'on ne puisse le voir

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Amazing bit i thougjt he was gonna tell us something😂😂😂

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    2:01 is that from some song?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    That mic is gonna smoke a cigarette after that show.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    Норм

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    this dude can hype up a whole crowd DAAAAMN

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  • August 22, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    3:31 Is my favorite part I love how it sounded without the Mic.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 12:53 am
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    Well not exactly an Orchestra
    but the moment he busts out Mozart's Requiem I'll give him that.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Are we not going to address the fact that his name is literally "Tom Thum."

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    The China one was insane

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:39 am
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    The germany one lolll

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:42 am
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    Where i can buy this instruments???

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    I think he is the best in this field.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:18 am
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    we really need to shut down Area 51, cause Human evolution is at its peak.. 👌😁

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:54 am
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    Does Tom do sound for movies and t.v???

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    whos watching this after we found out mj was a pedo

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Very captivating! I was smiling like I just hit the lottery lol

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  • August 23, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    Whos still watching this in 20 FUCKN 19..
    2019

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  • August 23, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    Nothing more resonant than the sounds of the human voice.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    5:07. Is that actually a didgeridoo sound or was it just it just funniest sub title ever

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Could have ironed his shirt

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  • August 23, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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    Красава:)

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    Tom: beatboxes
    Right hand: 🎤
    Left hand: 👋✊👊👆👇🖐✋👋👉✋👈👋👊✊👇☝👌

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Look like Pol Bettany

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    ❤️🎶Wow! Ted!,all the sounds of musical instruments are in your mouth! You are extraordinary,extremely musical talented,genius,wonderful,amazing! Keep it up!

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:06 pm
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    Amazing guy thanks from arab land

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    Ted Talks are a plauge on humanity

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    goood

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:53 pm
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    this guy reminds me a lot of ninja if ninja was talented and funny

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    This should be on Americas Got Talent. Not TED.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Интересно, я один русский которому это дает в рекомендации?)

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    i don't know how did i ended up here but that's awesome

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    wow wow wow wow wow

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    Youtube always saving the gems for later desperate times!!!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    Sadly 10k people missed that like button!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    Define "highly entertaining"………

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:02 am
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    More like Tom Thu'um

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:37 am
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    U r the best

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  • August 24, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    Nobody:
    My brain at 3 am: 10:58

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  • August 24, 2019 at 10:23 am
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    This guy is so awesome

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    Only weird noise I can make…. is a weird sound that makes people go wtfh is that thing stuck inside of your body?!… is it a cat toad hybrid that's a dead zombie trying to resurrect?!!! Or is it being tortured!!!!??!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:39 am
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    хуйня ебучая

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    I like tom thum,,,best ever,,,fans from malaysia

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  • August 24, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    How 😦

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    I wish I could like it twice

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  • August 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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    Yeah Michael Jackson.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    Yeah a beatbox to Michael Jackson.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    Bille jean♡♡♡

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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    His skills are insane !

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  • August 24, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    RIP MOUTH ! :X

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  • August 24, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    There's a reason why his name is close to Thu'um

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  • August 24, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    2019 and still watching.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    Osm beat box ted x✌🏻👊🏻

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    His pick up line must be: Hey, you know the things I can do with my mouth?

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    You have to be a moron if you think this is cool

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    earn money on @t

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:55 pm
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    This dude vs codfish. Make it happen!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    He is the best beatboxer i have ever heard…

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:05 pm
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    Tom Thum has the Thu'um!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    My car after going area51

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:22 pm
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    Super cool sir

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    This is like the opening theme when everyone naruto runs to area 51 lol.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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    He looks a lot like Paul Bettany

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  • August 24, 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    Basically I use my mouth in strange ways in exchange for cash.

    if you know what I mean (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Who else gets that nice, sort of like goosebump feeling, listening to him?

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    Very talented but he keeps going out of tune

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    “I use my mouth in strange ways for cash”
    “I usually do it on street corners”

    Okay then…

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    People..people bought tickets to this?

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    渋い!かっこいい!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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    Me: What is your lung capacity?
    Tom: Yes

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  • August 24, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    Просто комментарий на русском, который ты ищешь

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  • August 24, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    Incredible

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Я вчера под это уснул…

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    Turkey : gluk gluk gluk

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    I bet this guy gives great head.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    Why is YouTube recommending stuff from 6 years ago

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    Tôi là ng Việt Nam tôi rất thích video của bạn

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    I wonder how good he would be at asmr

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    Amazing 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Genio!!!!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    Better clean that mic

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    I mean he ain’t lying about the orchestra in his mouth

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    Teacher: what instrument do you play?
    Him:Me.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:35 am
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    This was in my recommendations in 2017,2018, and 2019

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    The spit on that mic…….

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    Wow my classmates can do it to 😊

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    Tom : Look at this mom, I made it 🥰

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  • August 25, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    he looks so much older in the thumbnail

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  • August 25, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    I can do the same thing from farting, where's my ted x?

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  • August 25, 2019 at 6:58 am
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    I think he kept the microphone after

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:01 am
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    largest crowd and biggest standing ovation i've ever seen on Ted!! Impressive

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:19 am
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    He has to know how to sing because the tone, the breath control, the roars, the whistling, and the Blackstreet reference at the end is CUHRAZY!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    60+ years olds left the performance

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    Anyone else notice at 9:53 the trumpet solo follows lyrics from No Diggity? The verse starting "Shorty get down, good lord" through to "I can't get her out of my mind, I think about the girl all the time"

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:48 am
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    This guy is fantastic 😄

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  • August 25, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    Legend Says That No One Has Seen This Man Again Because He Was The Man Captured By Area 51. He Is The Reason We Are Going To Area 51.

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  • August 25, 2019 at 10:10 am
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    喉のやつマジで意味がわからんw

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