Saturday, May 23, 2009

Ellen's Commencement Speech

Wow, this was really good. I think this commencement speech should be given not only to all graduates, but also to those just starting college and adult life in general. It was funny, it was serious, it was, also, unlike some celebrity commencement speeches, about the graduates and not the speaker -- though she used her life experiences to show the kids that you can go through great ups and downs in life and still come out of it, eventually, on top, and with your own dignity.

This only makes me like Ellen more.

1 comment:

Stephen Rader said...

Brilliant, as always. She never ceases to amaze me and make me laugh harder than almost anyone else on the planet.

And that piece of comedy - - that telephone conversation with God - - is something I memorized when I was in high school. I could do the whole thing right now. I had no idea it was born from such a tragedy and gave rise to her entire career.