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(Insert name) once said ...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Scouter, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Scouter

    Scouter Member

    I went home Sunday to attend my little sister's high school graduation. There were five people who spoke at the cerremony (salutatorian, two valedictorians, class president and principal). Every one of them (even the principal!), at some point during their time at the podium, used a variation of "Soandso once said ..."

    This must be stopped.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    A guy I knew once said the same thing.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    They all must have read Peter King's speech at Ohio U
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    If they had TWO valedictorians, doesn't it make it not possible to have a salutatorian? Wouldn't that person be third?
    They couldn't sack up and pick one valedictorian?

    But, as to your question, yeah, I hear you. Fuck that, homes. Tell me what YOU say, huh?
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    It's hard to come up with unique ideas for speeches. As Fran Lebowitz once said, "Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met."
  7. I agree with Moddy. What's the deal with two valedictorians?
  8. Y'all don't pay attention to HS graduations anymore huh?
    My middle sister, 3 valedictorians, 6 salutatorians and as Ray Stevens sang "nine boring speeches in all."
    Multiple is the norm.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    "What possible meaningful life lessons can a sportswriter and a face-for-radio TV guy give to 4,000 kids as they start their lives in the real world? What I thought I'd do preparing this is what I do for a living: report. I asked some famous people I know what advice they'd have for the OU class of 2008. I asked Dick Ebersol, the NBC Sports poohbah. He said, "Always ask why.'' I asked Peyton Manning. He said, "Don't forget where you came from. Make your family part of your life every day.'' I asked Bob Costas. He said, "Things are very seldom black and white. Don't demonize. Try to understand.'' I asked the 35-year-old coach of the Steelers, Mike Tomlin, who some of you might love ... and some might not. He said, "When we're kids, we dream wildly. As we grow up, we dream realistically. We shouldn't. I got where I am today by being a ridiculous dreamer.'' Peter King
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    It's such a pity her sister Fawn died in that tragic kiln accident.
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yeah, I don't really want a 17-year-old I've watched vomit tell me how to live my life. Rather hear some good quotes from people who have actually lived, you know?
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    As Otis Day once said "it's good to be here tonight."
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