I was worried that we’d get through the entire graduation season without a halfway-decent commencement speech that could hold our attention for longer than 15 seconds.
But then Lewis Black gave his first-ever commencement speech to the grads of University of California– San Diego’s Thurgood Marhsall College.
“I want you to know that you are now entering a world that’s filled to the brim with idiots,” he said. “There are so many that you may start to believe you’re crazy. You are not. They are idiots.”
It got even better
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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