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Commencement speeches

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, May 26, 2009.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    TV Guide has a pretty good link to some celeb speeches, worth viewing. Some pretty funny stuff in there. Surprisingly, I really liked Ellen DeGeneres', given at Tulane last week. Among her lines: "When I was your age, I had no idea what I was going to do. I had no idea who I was. I dated men... So, I guess what I'm trying to say is that when you get older, most of you will be gay." :D

    Colbert, Farrell, Jodi Foster included. They are long, though (about 9-10 minutes each).
  2. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Yeah, the Ellen one was good. We had Jim Lovell (played by Tom Hanks in Apollo 13) and he was pretty good.
  3. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Link? I couldn't find it on that site.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I did not attend my commencement, so I have absolutely no clue who it was. I bet is was good, though.
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Sorry. Forgot the link:
  6. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    I attended my commencement in 2004, and I have no idea who it was.
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member


    Worst ever?
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    If we're talking worst commencement speakers, I've got:

    Highest ranking female in the Vatican (at the time).

    I win. Or lose, depending on your perspective.
  9. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    After thinking about it, I believe my speaker worked in the Dubya administration. Some boring Asian guy.
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I had Tim Russert at mine.
  11. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    That had to be cool. Russert could be very funny, and then turn on a dime and be profound.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I read somewhere (here, I think) about Patton Oswalt's speech at William and Mary last year. I remember it being pretty funny. Sorry, don't have the link, but I think he put it up on his site.
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