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  • #122036

    Yahtzee
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    I heard Minihane the other day say the Wickersham story has been “proven true”. Has there been any development, some other reporter’s followup, that lends any credence to this, or is Kirk just talking out of his ass again?

    I don’t know if I heard that or someone else.  The gist of it was:  well, none of the specifics have been shown to be true but the sense of it is.

    #122037

    Suzy
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    I can’t imagine paying however much in tuition to Dartmouth and that’s what you land for a commencement speaker. They might as well stack all of the diplomas handed out that day so she can piss on them, then have a big bonfire for the parents where they can watch their tuition money burn.

    My commencement speaker was Bill Safire. Like or dislike him, you can’t say the guy had no gravitas. Imagine having to tell people years from now that your CS was Mindy (WTF) Kaling? How embarrassing. I’d rather just lie and say I missed graduation because I had the shingles.

    We had Bill Cosby. 🙁

    I imagine he was a good & entertaining speaker. How the mighty have fallen.  :dry:

    Hey, has Fatty ever had the honor, even at a podunk place? “I once had a waiter who…be better than that, graduates.”  :wag:   :wag:

    #122038

    chicowalker
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    I can’t imagine paying however much in tuition to Dartmouth and that’s what you land for a commencement speaker. They might as well stack all of the diplomas handed out that day so she can piss on them, then have a big bonfire for the parents where they can watch their tuition money burn.

    My commencement speaker was Bill Safire. Like or dislike him, you can’t say the guy had no gravitas. Imagine having to tell people years from now that your CS was Mindy (WTF) Kaling? How embarrassing. I’d rather just lie and say I missed graduation because I had the shingles.

    We had Bill Cosby. 🙁

    I imagine he was a good & entertaining speaker. How the mighty have fallen. :dry: Hey, has Fatty ever had the honor, even at a podunk place? “I once had a waiter who…be better than that, graduates.” :wag: :wag:

    https://www.si.com/more-sports/2008/06/16/commencement

    #122039

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    I have no recollection of my college commencement speaker, had to look it up. Want to guess why?

    Frank Neil Newman is an American banker who served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance from 1993 to 1994 and as United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury from 1994 to 1995.

     

    At least those Dartmouth kids will have shot at remembering who spoke at their graduation.

    Upon more digging the speaker may have been this Frank Newman.

    Frank J. Newman (February 24, 1927 – May 29, 2004) was a US education reformer and administrator who produced the Newman Reports, two ground-breaking reports on higher education in the United States that were published in 1971 and 1974. He served as the eighth President of the University of Rhode Island (1974–1983).

    Just as bad I guess.

    #122042

    chicowalker
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    My speaker was an oceanographer.  It was like 90 degrees out, and I was brutally hungover.  When she started “..to understand today’s oceans, we need to go back millions of years..” and my response was

    #122043

    Florida Sox Fan
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    Frank Bellotti. The Antonio Cromartie of Massachusetts Attorney Generals. He has 12 kids. Who knew he’s still alive, he’s 94.

    It was hot and wet, just a miserable day. I was one course shy of graduating, the school let me walk anyway. My parents didn’t want anyone to know their oldest child failed art history her last semester, so they made me walk to save face. Took me two years to take the last course.

    #122045

    Greek Freak
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    Our speaker was Tim Russert…

    #122046

    jforb
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    My speaker was an oceanographer. It was like 90 degrees out, and I was brutally hungover. When she started “..to understand today’s oceans, we need to go back millions of years..” and my response was

    My graduation was upper 90’s (year before mine had snow, not sure which was better). Speaker (Bob Metcalfe) got up, made a joke about being told he had 10 minutes and he’d just wasted one, then kept it to around 10. Meanwhile, thunderstorm starts rolling in and the priest giving the final prayer or whatever droned on as it turned pitch black. Never saw as many people glaring like that before.

    #122047

    Coma
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    I don’t remember the name of the person who spoke at my graduation. It was the “Year of the Woman” at the university that year so, fittingly, we had a female speaker. The downside was that it wasn’t someone famous, it was a faculty member of the school. I don’t think she was notable or an award winner in her field, either. It just had a “Donna, Are you busy on Saturday? Do you mind giving a speech?” feel to it.

    That PK speech that Chico posted :blink:

    This was from his intro and didn’t appear in his address to the graduates:

    “Thank you, Dr. King,” OU president Rod McDavis said to me when it was over. He’d given me an honorary doctorate of communications degree, and I immediately took out my stethoscope and examined his head. Dr. King? That’s for Martin Luther, not Peter.

    He includes this little slice of humility early on:

    For the past 19 years, I’ve written about the NFL for Sports Illustrated, the largest sports magazine in the world. For the last 11, I’ve written a column for SI.com, Monday Morning Quarterback, that 2 million people click on, usually when they want to play hooky from work or school. I talk to millions Sunday nights during the fall on NBC. But preparing a commencement speech is far more harrowing than writing for, or talking to, millions of people I can’t see.

    He even subjects people to a Brett Favre story.

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    #122049

    jforb
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    Safe to assume he couldn’t go more than 5 minutes without a Brett Favre story back then. And maybe now.

    #122050

    BrianInLA
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    I had Bush I.

    I remember less than Chico does from his.

    #122051

    Miserable Fellow
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    I can’t imagine paying however much in tuition to Dartmouth and that’s what you land for a commencement speaker. They might as well stack all of the diplomas handed out that day so she can piss on them, then have a big bonfire for the parents where they can watch their tuition money burn.

    My commencement speaker was Bill Safire. Like or dislike him, you can’t say the guy had no gravitas. Imagine having to tell people years from now that your CS was Mindy (WTF) Kaling? How embarrassing. I’d rather just lie and say I missed graduation because I had the shingles.

    We had Bill Cosby. 🙁

    But did Bill Cosby have any of you?

    #122052

    Kingasaurus
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    But did Bill Cosby have any of you?

    If he doesn’t remember it?  Maybe.

    #122053

    Natalie Jacobson

    #122054

    Miserable Fellow
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    We had the alumni who was a high ranking undersecretary of the Navy. I went to an extreme left wing pinko school, so he was the rare case. It was fine.

    #122055

    Suzy
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    I can’t imagine paying however much in tuition to Dartmouth and that’s what you land for a commencement speaker. They might as well stack all of the diplomas handed out that day so she can piss on them, then have a big bonfire for the parents where they can watch their tuition money burn.

    My commencement speaker was Bill Safire. Like or dislike him, you can’t say the guy had no gravitas. Imagine having to tell people years from now that your CS was Mindy (WTF) Kaling? How embarrassing. I’d rather just lie and say I missed graduation because I had the shingles.

    We had Bill Cosby. 🙁

    I imagine he was a good & entertaining speaker. How the mighty have fallen. :dry: Hey, has Fatty ever had the honor, even at a podunk place? “I once had a waiter who…be better than that, graduates.” :wag: :wag:

    https://www.si.com/more-sports/2008/06/16/commencement

    I had an internship with the Associated Press in The Netherlands the fall after I graduated, and in the first month on the job in Amsterdam, without being able to speak the language, I learned that they expected me to do the work of the main correspondent there.

    OH NOS.

    Any other young man would have had a blast on this assignment in the Netherlands and Amsterdam; Fatty bitches about it.  But he ate Chinese food & a bagel for the first time at college, those were his highlights. 

     

     

    #122056

    NASCL
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    Bill Bulger.

    During the heyday of Jim’s crime spree.

    #122057

    Yahtzee
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    Justice Stevens

    #122058

    NASCL
    Participant

    More tone deaf, Joe Gill or Peter King?

    2. I think entitlement lasts about a week out in the world. After that, no one cares who you are. They care what you can do.

    #122059

    Suzy
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    Bill Bulger. During the heyday of Jim’s crime spree.

    Wow, that’s pretty wild. You almost forget he was once kind of admired.  :ohmy:

    #122060

    Kingasaurus
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    Bill Bulger. During the heyday of Jim’s crime spree.

    Wow, that’s pretty wild. You almost forget he was once kind of admired. :ohmy:

    He started his speech with “Senator, I don’t recall…”    :lol:

    #122061

    02062
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    Bill Bulger. During the heyday of Jim’s crime spree.

    Wow, that’s pretty wild. You almost forget he was once kind of admired. :ohmy:

    See the source image“I still admire all 65″ of the little guy Suzy.”

     

    #122062

    Suzy
    Participant

    :ohmy:

     

    Zip, MY EYES! 

    I was perusing Bootleg Barnicle’s tweets the other day & couldn’t stop laughing…! They nail it.

    #122063

    chicowalker
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    the nba_anonymous instagram is a fantastic treasure trove of “holy shit, that guy!”  I had NO idea this guy existed :ohmy:   :lol:

    McHale was probably afraid of hurting someone’s grandpa.  Tom McMillen, later served in congress

    #122064

    chicowalker
    Participant

    I must have been too high to remember, whatever the fuck this is started 24 games for the Celtics in 96-97

     

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