Skip to comments.Video: The greatest commencement speech ever?
Posted on 06/15/2011 8:43:42 PM PDT by Nachum
Havent had a chance yet to watch all the way through but if bloggers as diverse as Ace and The Anchoress are saying its a must-see, Ill take my chances on blind-posting it. If you cant spare the full 25 minutes, watch the last 10 or so. Turns out theres a deep well of wisdom hidden behind that masturbating bear.
There are roughly 80 different items about this speech on Google News, and every last one of them looks to be a rave. Out: Conan OBrien, late-night host. In: Conan OBrien, motivational speaker?
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Worth the watch, I think.
Good stuff. Conan is still funny, Leno still isn’t and NBC is still stupid.
Watched the whole speech at the link. Pretty good. Can’t remember anything about the speech or speaker at my graduation, but I’ll bet these graduates remember theirs.
Really good speech.
Just a few profanities.
WHY is Bush 41 in a wheelchair?
What did I miss?
Last year my retired mom and two relatives were on vacation and eating in a sidewalk cafe in Philadelphia. Conan happened to be eating at the next table. They struck up a nice conversation. When my mom and cousins went to pay they discovered he had paid their bill. She was impressed with his friendliness and then such a kind gesture to top it off. It certainly made her a fan. She watched this video and said it captures what she liked that day, that he was a “real person.”
I have never been a Conan fan but after watching this speech I am changing my mind.....great speech
so thank you for this post...
Very nice of him and it doesn’t surprise me. He’s always seemed like a good guy.
This guy is great and he gets it.
Watched the entire speech. Really wonderful and memorable. Lovely tip o’ the hat, too, to President Bush 41.
Available as MP3 audio -- playable directly from the web page -- or as a PDF -- or as Flash...
"Duty, Honor, Country..."
There is another link, at the video link, that takes you to a transcript of the speech. For some reason the sound isn’t working on my computer, so I was glad to see that. It was a terrific speech!
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Someone in the comments mentioned a slam on Palin. What did he say?
Not sure why President Bush is in a wheelchair, but I can confirm he needed it even sooner than this. I was the Houston Astros game a month ago and had a bird’s eye view of his departure in the late innings. He walked with a little assistance to a wheelchair a few feet from his seat. He received strong applause as he stood up.
Also, he and Barbara were featured during the “kiss-cam” segment. She gave him a smooch.