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Mindy Kaling gives Harvard Law grads more laughs than advice in speech
Today ^ | 5/29/14 | Ashley Lee

Posted on 05/30/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Mindy Kaling took the podium at Harvard Law School's commencement ceremony on Wednesday to receive her honorary legal degree — or so she thought....

Throughout the speech, Kaling touted many lines that might as well been scripted into an episode of 'The Mindy Project,' as said by her character, Mindy Lahiri. "I know what you're probably thinking: Mindy Kaling? Why did they ask her? She's just a pretty Hollywood starlet? What does that quadruple threat know about the law? Sure, she seems really down-to-earth, and pretty but in a totally accessible way, and yeah, she was on People magazine's Most Beautiful list this year and also in 2008, but what intelligent remarks could she possibly make about the law? She's probably too busy doing shampoo commercials!" she joked. "But I'm not too busy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: celebrity; graduation; talk; tv
I find it sad that someone like this...a B grade celebrity at best, is cheered and welcomed by so-called institutions of higher education....but accomplished conservatives are shut down.

Mindy is not necessarily a bad person. I just don't like the double standard.

1 posted on 05/30/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pretty much validates my opinion of Harvard Law School.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 6:04:08 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: SoFloFreeper

I never understood her appeal.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 6:05:19 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think I turned that show on once - she was having sex with some guy while her bf played poker and he was totally okay with it. Probably lost a lot of brain cells in those few minutes.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 6:06:22 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think Kaling is a pretty sharp comedian. But speaker at the commencement of Harvard Law? Other than she was born in Cambridge, MA, what’s the connection?


5 posted on 05/30/2014 6:06:51 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Talks more about herself than does Obama.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 6:08:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Never heard of her. Had to search to find out who she is....

Ugh.

7 posted on 05/30/2014 6:11:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Whoa!


8 posted on 05/30/2014 6:15:31 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: MDspinboyredux

“I never understood her appeal.”

I’ve always felt the same way about Stephen Colbert.

I’ve tried. I really have. But he’s just not at all that funny or interesting.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 6:34:50 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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If you read the article, she takes a tiny little swipe at obama and a big swipe at stupid celebs who give advice...and the people who take it.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 6:38:20 AM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: SoFloFreeper

I liked it. Listened to the whole thing. Never heard of her before but she gave a solid, pro-American speech right there.


11 posted on 05/30/2014 6:47:26 AM PDT by fullchroma (iCitizen)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d hit it, even if she looks like you need to adjust your monitor screen aspect ratio.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 6:50:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I like Mindy Kaling. She is a talented comedian, writer, and actress who doesn't appear to take herself too seriously. She is not your typical narcissistic celebrity. Reading her remarks I am impressed that she didn't presume to fill her speech with pompous and boring advice. She is a comedian and she stuck to that genre. While she is a graduate from an Ivy League school, Dartmouth, I am guessing that she finds it quite humorous that Harvard awarded her with an honorary law degree.
13 posted on 05/30/2014 7:01:47 AM PDT by Nevadan
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I’d take her over that “girl” from Girls. I didn’t care for her character on the Office - but I like how she’s succeeded. I agree that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Funny girl.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 7:15:00 AM PDT by PenguinM
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To: SoFloFreeper

I know who this person is only because I saw her on an episode of “Talking Dead”, and she came across as below average in the wit & humor department.

Also, whenever I hear a female compliment her own looks, I wonder just who she’s trying to convince.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 7:19:03 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I read the transcript, and there wasn’t any material clever enough to make me break a smile before I got so bored I left.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 7:38:16 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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re: I’d take her over that “girl” from Girls. I didn’t care for her character on the Office

Absolutely! I did enjoy Mindy’s shallow, ditsy character on The Office.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 7:47:57 AM PDT by Nevadan
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