Apr 02 2013

Skepchick is a little late on this one

Skepchick has a quickie up about Dr Ben Carson’s commencement speech at Emory University, and specifically about the vocal opposition to bringing a creationist like Carson to speak. Only thing is, that was the 2012 commencement address — it’s a done deal. Carson did speak last spring, and the good news is…he’s a terrible boring speaker. I really, really hope the Republicans continue to try and make him a nominee.

Here’s his speech. Good if you’re suffering from insomnia, or some terrible medical condition that can only be cured with supplemental platitudes.

As someone who has sat through many commencement speeches, I am unsurprised. Most are entirely forgettable. It’s going to be interesting to see how UMM’s commencement speaker fares next month: it’s Al Franken.


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  1. 1

    See if you can post Al’s talk. I would expect it to be a bit less forgettable.

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    I think Medical Schools should take a hard look at their admission policies.

  3. 3

    Damn it, if only you had posted it last night I Might have gotten more than 3 hours sleep. ಠ_ಠ

  4. 4

    I guess all that means is that I should read Skepchick more regularly.

  5. 5

    At my sister-in-law’s commencement, Woody Harrelson gave the commencement address, and he made a masturbation joke during it. That was the only good one I’ve ever heard.

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    … some terrible medical condition that can only be cured with supplemental platitudes.

    You mean suppository platitudes, don’t you?

  7. 7

    Al Franken in Morris???? I am so jealous – I want to hear him give a commencement speech out here in Davis, where an order of magnitude more people would enjoy hearing him. Does he do road trips?

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    My favorite commencement speech is from Woody Allen. I don’t know if he ever actually gave it, but it’s a funny read.

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