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Eric Cantor: Don Martin character

Is it just me, or does Eric Cantor look like a Don Martin character?  Here's Eric Cantor:   Now here are some Don Martin characters:     Here's what he could do with some relatively famous peoples.    Yeah. No, it's … Continue reading

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The Next Greatest Generation

It’s spring, which mean thoughts turn oh so naturally towards love and graduating. I love commencement addresses. The really good ones. Which are, in my experience, a tiny fraction of ones given. Then again, in my experience, the graduate is … Continue reading

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Stephen Colbert Says: Improvise!

Stephen Colbert gave the 2006 Commencement Address at Knox College yesterday. I don’t think I need to add anything to that, do I? Lucky little bastards. I say that with nothing but love. And envy. Mainly just envy. Improvise! by … Continue reading

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Not Selling Out

Today’s Bruce Springsteen’s birthday. In honor of one of the great non-sell-outs of our times, I present a commencement address by another of our greatest non-sell-outs, Bill Watterson, the brilliant creator of Calvin and Hobbes. Some Thoughts on the Real … Continue reading

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Because We Can, We Must

Because I guess I’m feeling commencementy. Here’s Bono’s commencement address from last year at Penn. *** Because We Can, We Must My name is Bono and I am a rock star. Don’t get me too excited because I use four … Continue reading

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Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

This was Steve Jobs’s commencement speech at Stanford this year. *** Thank you. I’m honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. Truth be told, I never graduated from college … Continue reading

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