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fryguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:43 PM
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Jon Stewart's Commencement Address at William & Mary
Riotous, simply riotous.....Stewart fans will love this....

http://web.wm.edu/news/index.php?id=3650

Thank you Mr. President, I had forgotten how crushingly dull these ceremonies are. Thank you.

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I am honored to be here and to receive this honorary doctorate. When I think back to the people that have been in this position before me from Benjamin Franklin to Queen Noor of Jordan, I cant help but wonder what has happened to this place. Seriously, it saddens me. As a person, I am honored to get it; as an alumnus, I have to say I believe we can do better. And I believe we should. But it has always been a dream of mine to receive a doctorate and to know that today, without putting in any effort, I will. Its incredibly gratifying. Thank you. Thats very nice of you, I appreciate it.

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I was not exceptional here, and am not now. I was mediocre here. And Im not saying aim low. Not everybody can wander around in an alcoholic haze and then at 40 just, you know, decide to be president. Youve got to really work hard to try to

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http://web.wm.edu/news/index.php?id=3650
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:53 PM
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1. bbbwwwwwaaaahhhh!
classic stewart :thumbsup:
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The_Gopher Donating Member (857 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:23 PM
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2. all we got when i graduated from W&M ('98) was a lying historian
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